No we needed a new vacuum at the time, we literally had no vacuum and I was in like year 8 and so was still and kid and my mum was looking for a good vacuum, she considered a brand new DC25 at the time and I waned that too but the DC04 in the display of the shop had gone!
So we went in and thank God it was still inside for sale! Just on the shelf now. We bought it and haggled £10 (was £160) and got it home and used it. Sorry but at the time I wasnt collecting and I really wanted that Dc04 to officially own it and if that had got sold I'd have kicked myself. Sorry but we would much rather have a clean house than keeping a vacuum new and not using it, and having OCD makes it worse, but it does help in the way that I did refurb the DC04 every once in a while
it's just an everyday vacuum now, it's 5 years old and worked really well! Might get rid of it though, my mum uses the DC33 and DC41
Oh and as for the DC25... well I got it 10 months later for my 13th birthday
The warranty expires in November actually... crap :/