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Title: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: MVacs on November 17, 2016, 06:29:05 PM
One of our suppliers offered me a deal today on some G-Tech Air Ram MK2 machines.

I got a shop floor sample today to play with, and was quite impressed. Reviews online seem good.

Anyone got one? What do you think of it?
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: beko1987 on November 17, 2016, 06:36:02 PM
I was watching Ideal World the other night (yes I know...) and they had a whole hour of the Mk2, and the handheld thing.

What caught my eye the most is the amount of bits it left behind (coffee granules I think).

Now you have had a play, so you maybe able to answer this question, is it a Vacuum Cleaner, or a stickvac/battery powered handheld? Because for a full, on its own Vacuum Cleaner, I'm not convinced. For a secondary sweeper vac, probably very good.

I'm still waiting for the Mk1's to fall down to my price range...
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: MVacs on November 17, 2016, 06:42:19 PM
From my little play with it today: As a main machine in a family home, probably not. A pensioner might just manage using it as a main machine. Yes it's a sticky lightweight thing that I would put in the "comparable with Dyson Cordless" camp.

Certainly better than say a DC35, apart from the lack of tools functionality.

Like a cross between a Dyson cordless and a Eubank really. Or a motorised Eubank.

But they are under 200 delivered so value wise stack up pretty well against a Dyson IMO. I'd predict them selling well based on the online reviws.
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: beko1987 on November 17, 2016, 06:51:16 PM
You're right, they will sell well, especially the amount of media coverage they are getting at the moment, half your job will be done!

Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: Madrat on November 17, 2016, 07:31:49 PM
I think they are utter rubbish, you can get more up with a dustpan a brush, no better than a carpet sweeper.
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: MVacs on November 17, 2016, 08:52:40 PM
I said I'd take 40 to see how they do before the deal dries up. If anyone fancies one, they should land tomorrow. 184 delivered. 175 in the shop.
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 18, 2016, 12:43:13 AM
IMHO I think they are worth 1/4 the RRP, sadly I just dislike them.

I had a Play with the Mk1 in Comet when they were closing down, when I leaned it over to see the brushbar and feel the stiffness, it seemed okay, slightly soft though.  I then stood it upright and omg all the dirt spilled out because the dust container is so close to the brushbar

 They need to sort that out I think, it didn't clean that well but did alright. I ahd a DC35 and it wasn't impressive either. A DC14 with a blocked pre filter probably cleans better and that's saying something! 

4 AW at the cleaner head for the Mk1 Gtech Air ram, I wouldn't own one, I imagine they are just a robust cordless sweeper with extra boost in the battery duration :icon_nod: I think they are overrated like the horrible modern machines produced by Vax.
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: dysondc16 on November 18, 2016, 01:22:36 AM
I guess I'm the only one that likes them  :underchair:
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: MVacs on November 18, 2016, 03:27:54 PM
They have already landed and are flying out already!  :o

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Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: RustySkull on November 19, 2016, 01:25:07 PM
You'll sell plenty of them because the public are very easy to convince, but my personal experience of them from having a look at my cousin's one is that they're just an electric dustpan and brush. A few crumbs and the smell bin's are full. Fine if you have a flat the size of a normal bathroom and you vacuum daily then you won't run into problems but if you have a "Normal" sized home then it'll be useless and a waste of money.

But as I said, you'll sell loads and that's all you need to worry about lol.
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: Madrat on November 20, 2016, 01:06:13 AM
Lights are good, shows what it left behind  :))
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: MVacs on November 20, 2016, 01:08:49 AM
Well, I can tell you. I seldom had a product that sells so fast. By tomorrow I expect the last few will have gone.  :o

I am trying to get another 100 but the deal I had may have dried up already. In hindsight I should have taken 500.
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: Madrat on November 20, 2016, 01:13:59 AM
hindsight is a wonderful thing  :D
Title: Re: G-Tech Air Ram Mk 2 Opinions? Might Have Some Coming.
Post by: MVacs on November 20, 2016, 01:15:52 AM
hindsight is a wonderful thing  :D

Isn't it just? I was cautious of a few grand on 40. People love them.