On Monday in despair at the thought of vaccuming the house with my old one, i made a snap decision to buy a Dyson upright. It cost £199 but came with an Argos £50 gift card..... I LOVE IT!! My carpets look so much better, and i can do the stairs without carrying the whole thing up behind me! Also the lead is so long i can plug it in and not have to keep going back to unplug it and plug it in again in another room. Now i wouldn't say you could do that in a huge house but in my dinky one it's the perfect length! i did the whole house on Monday and it was so easy, did downstairs again yesterday and today i did downstairs again twice just because I could!