Bought this vacuum 2 years ago from home outfitters. I have a love hate with this vacuum. The Dyson DC 72 stick is a very powerful yet light vacuum. It's great on stairs and carperts . My only complaint with it is emptying the canister. I do it outside because it can lift some dust if not careful. On one occasion I had to call the company directly (Dyson) and got great customer service. Good product.