Got this out of a dumpster from college kids moving out of their apartment. I wanted a vacuum for downstairs so I didn't have to keep taking my very heavy Kirby up and down. Thought, OK since it's free, no biggie if it's no good. Plugged it in when I got home and it works just as good as my expensive Kirby only it's way lighter and not as noisy! Doesn't have all the attachments and bells and whistles my Kirby has, but for general vacuuming, it is fantastic. I would buy this one new and recommend it to anyone who wants a exceptional vacuum.