While Electrolux is a more expensive brand of vacuum, it does perform with superiority. Having a home with pets and kids, we were going through the cheaper vacuums at least once a year. We ended up getting a used Electrolux from Aerus and have had the same vacuum now for over 5 years. The advantage of shopping at Aerus is they are a local supplier of the Electrolux line. They have a variety of options and used ones available if you are on a budget. They will personally come out to your home... but be warned... they are salespeople in the truest sense! That is the reason I give them a good instead of a great, I did not enjoy the high-pressure sales tactics.