The dc15 was never available is South Africa and it is very rare here. I know of only 3 in the whole of SA.
I know own one of them.
Our first experience of the ball models was the dc18 & 25 really good light machines and when I first got to try a dc15 it was a really well abused lavender one that some one had brought in with a blown Motor.
At first I didnít like it as it was heavy and very loose however I think that was because it was really abused.
Early last week a customer brought in a burgundy dc15 purchased in New Zealand.
It had a badly cracked duct assembly and they decided to rather trade in this one and purchase one of our remanufactured ones due to the 4 year guarantee we offer.
As it was only a few years old and in really good nic I had the crack plastic welded and refurbished the machine and took it home.
I really like this one , it works well is easy to move and has great suction .
It also the quietest dyson Iíve used
I find it odd that the dc15 a metal base plate. A first for dyson and I think it was made so for the USA market who seam to be obsessed with metal brush rolls and metal base plates .
Just watch any of the vacuum shop Utube vids that slam dyson and they always mention the fact that their machine is better as it has a metal brush roll and base plate ???!!! How is that better it just scratches your wooden floors more easily.
Over all I really like this model