I got this refurbished Dyson to replace a Kirby that went with my ex-wife recently. It came packaged well with all the Dyson documentation and attachments. Once out of the box, it assembled in just two easy steps. All it took was clicking a couple pieces together and it was ready to use.
I'd read other reviews about it picking up a lot even after running directly behind another vacuum. I decided to give that a try for the sheer novelty, and was surprised at the amount of dirt this vacuum managed to lift out of the carpet. While it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy, it's nearly half the weight of the vacuum I'm used to but it seems quite powerful. After just a few rooms, the dirt collection chamber was full. I'd also been hearing about the Dyson ball for years and had discredited the ease it turned to marketing. I was also surprised at how quickly and easily the vacuum turned and was able to twist around obstacles. The low weight made carting it up stairs and around the house very easy as well. Combined with the low footprint and stowaway handle, I'm sold that I made a solid choice with this particular vacuum. I'd definitely recommend it to others.