More than worth the extra cost
Living in a house with mixed wooden and a few carpeted floors we bought this as a replacement for our Hoover. Living with hard floors we thought that they would be pretty clean as we sweep up, vacuum regularly as dust collects quickly. After doing the first vacuum with this machine we were horrified at what it managed to pick up! The floors even looked like they'd been polished! Amazing. Before starting on the rugs and carpets we emptied the barrel to compare what it would manage to pick up from them. Same again. Absolutely brilliant. It comes with attachments to do furniture also. I would highly recommend this machine, we just bought it on sale from Noel Leeming at special offer. Not sure I'd've taken the plunge at full price but am a convert and will only be buying Dysons from now on.