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Cheap, apparently working DC16 - Worth a go?
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:54:30 PM »
I;ve been pondering trying a handheld dyson for a whole now, and found one last night advertised as 'battery holds a charge and runs , taken in part ex against something so spares or repairs as I cannot guarantee it'.

Now, it's cheap enough to have a punt, but would it be worth it? I know the batteries are the achillies heel of these, and am prepared to buy a new non genuine battery to try, but would that cure any issues it might have, or would it give me a world of pain?

Or would it benefit from a good stripdown and refurb and provide many hours happy cleaning for the missus? My daughter is at the 'lets throw food around' stage, and her having to drag either the Miele or whatever other machine I've left lying around is annoying her.
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Re: Cheap, apparently working DC16 - Worth a go?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 04:56:59 PM »
Might be worth a dabble if its cheap. We tend to avoid them as I think they are not a good product.

I do have some new cyclones, bin lids and a few other bits for them though in case of need.

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Re: Cheap, apparently working DC16 - Worth a go?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 05:44:28 PM »
I've heard their not great, but as long as it's 23 worth of good enough I could work with that.

Failing that it goes back on the bay with a better description and hopefully make my money back.

Will check the old finances later and grab it. There's no info on the net anywhere about stripping one down either, may have to rectify that if I do buy it.
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