Yesterday, I purchased an upper-end used vacuum cleaner at a local independent vacuum cleaner store and repair shop. Michael the Romanian made me a pitch I couldn't refuse since my wife was expecting something because we have guests coming today and our old cheapo piece of junk Bissell conked out a week and a half ago.
So, I bought this used Electrolux Ambassador. What I like about it? It's older and sturdier than most everything the same price. And it sucks. Hard.