Evaluating the Competitors
The market for vacuum cleaners is more globalized compared to laundry and kitchen appliances market. The need for vacuum cleaner models differs across various markets. Over the last few years the vacuum cleaners market witnessed a large number of advances in terms of lightweight vacuums driven by smaller and efficient motors. The market for bagless vacuum cleaners is witnessing continuous growth, with North American households accounting for the highest share of bagless vacuums market. The current consumers prefer vacuums featuring bagless and multi-surface cleaning.
The following are few vacuum cleaner brands under the low price segment. A comparison is made based on criteria like key features, price and consumer ratings. These criteria should allow us to rank the brands in terms of value for money.
| Key Features
| Consumer Rating*
Dirt Devil Versa Power All-In-One Stick Vacuum Cleaner
| * Stick vacuum converts to hand vacuum * Weight: 3.8 lbs.
| Bissell 3-in-1 Stick Vac Bagless Vacuum
| * Converts from stick to hand-held vacuum *
Weight: 3.5 lbs. *
Washable pre-motor filter *
Surface type: hard floors, low pile carpet
| Black & Decker Wet/Dry DustBuster Hand Vacuum
| * Handheld vacuum cleaner *
Weight: 3.5 lbs. * Picks up wet and dry messes * Cordless
| Eureka Quick-UP Bagless Stick Vacuum with Motorized Brush Roll
| * Stick to handheld * On/Off Brush roll * Weight: Less than 4lbs. * Lower handle for easy storage and use
| * Consumer ratings taken from www.walmart.com
From the listings it is easy to understand that the Bissell 3-in-1 Stick Vac Bagless Vacuum has received a four star rating and also priced the cheapest among the other brands. The Bissell Vacuum cleaner is definitely a winner as it fulfills consumer needs and stands out as a very good purchase for price sensitive consumers. The...
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