After 19+ years of owning my vacuum (a requested gift from my dad) and traveling with me to a number of cities, it just died on my one day. The last thing on my mind was buying a new vacuum.
I called Trade-UR-Vac and they told me to bring it in. My vacuum was ready in less than two days. While I had images of possibly shelling out $100+ for a new one, my friend was fixed with a new filter and switch. It's as good as new and the cost was more than reasonable.
I would highly recommend Trade-UR-Vac.