So our old vacuum broke and to replace it with the same crappy Bissell we were looking at about 100. Amazon had a multifloor Dyson vacuum the other day for 170 so we took the money my mom gave us for Christmas and got it. OMG. It is like traveling to the future. It really picks up an incredible amount of crap. My allergies have been terrible lately because our house is horrible ventilated and there is so much dust. I really think this is going to be a game changer. I really already think it is worth it if it helps my allergies.