I vacuum at home once a week but during those times the dog drops a lot of fur, or the teen drags mud in on his shoes. It’s a pain to lug out the vacuum when he does this so unless it really needs it, I leave it and the dog fur builds up. It’s even more of a pain to try and get the teen to clean up after himself. In winter I don’t notice it so much but in summer when I walk around bare foot I don’t like the feeling of crap under my feet.
I wanted to get a battery powered stick vacuum to have on standby for those inbetween times. After doing some research online I went to the Good Guys to buy.
Normally you have to fight off salespeople when you don’t want them, but when you do want help, none are to be found, or you can see they’re spending a lot of time listening to people’s stories about their mum’s place only having a really crappy old vacuum.
I hang around a bit, looking like I needed help. All I really wanted was to say to the salesperson, what’s the best price you can do on this? But I couldn’t find anyone, so I took my vacuum to the counter and asked the person at the checkout. I also picked up a computer keyboard and something else small.
The checkout person had to check with their manager but they took 1/3 off the price of the vacuum and a few dollars off the other things.
Motto of the story? If you don’t ask you don’t get. And when it comes to things that cost a bit more, I pretty much always ask. Oh and the vacuum? It’s great. I use it all the time.