I have been married for thirty-seven years and have had only two vacuum cleaners in all that time. They were both electrolux and both re-conditioned. The electrolux vacuum cleaner seems to last forever. The bags hold a lot and don't have to be changed that often and I have a dog and a cat. They will last even longer if you don't have any pets. I have never had a problem with my electrolux vacuum. The first one just wore out; I had it for such a long time. The bags are pretty easy to get where I live. I'm not sure how many dealers there are, but are easy to find online. The bags aren't really inexpensive, but the price is not too bad, either. I can't say enough about the electrolux; I recommend it to many people. They are not cheap, but if you continue to buy cheap vacuums, you could have got one to begin with and saved all the trouble.