I bought this Dyson DC33 Animal because I wanted one, it had the soft dusting brush which I needed and mini turbine head which I wanted, and deffo had it's guarantee because it's only from 2011 I predicted and I was right! It was manufacured in August 2011 and the guarantee expires in November 2016.
The guy said it still sucked but won't pick anything up- The filter was blocked, and had extremely little suction at the hosehttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DYSON-DC33-ANIMAL-UPRIGHT-VACUUM-CLEANER-SPARES-AND-REPAIRS-NOT-WORKING-SPARE-/161955453856?hash=item25b54c1ba0:g:ThsAAOSwuYVWolhd
I got it, I really wanted to strip it down to the motor but couldn't because it's impossible to put the motor back into it's housing without lubricant and in fear the motor might blow up before the guarantee expires (DC33's love burning out don't they?)
So I called Dyson and now I have the following parts arriving;
I cleaned it up (removing all removable parts and the only thing I stripped was the cyclone)
Quite happy with it, made a nice replacement after my DC14 All floors sadly burnt out for no reason! That one was a January 2008 model