When it came time to replace our old vacuum, I researched online and learned of a top-of-the-line German brand. Fairly sure that this is what we would like, we went to Advantage Vacuums Inc. They showed us an equally good, if not better, brand--also top-of-the-line German: Sebo. It turned out the Sebo was actually a little less expensive. Thus, Advantage sold us a great vacuum which continues to be great to this day. And they saved us money, to boot.