It's quarantine, we're in Argentina, and our Dyson vacuum cleaner died on us. The electrical socket where we used to plug it twice a week decided it didn't want Dyson no more and a with a sudden discharge fried our Dyson motor. The death was sudden and harmless.
After a quick search on Mercadolibre, we quickly learned that the only Dyson sold here are those smuggled from the States, smaller and handheld, while the full sized model could be imported on request, for over 200,000 pesos (1600 USD on the blue market). It's half a used car. Except it may need a transformer.
So we had to look elsewhere. I had set my eyes on Kärcher VC3 imported from Germany. Except that it is sold out and the various stores we called talk about 20 to 60 days of wait... which could become FOREVER with the quarantine restrictions being further in July.
After three hours of researches, we shortlisted 5 models:
And finally we decided that 2000 W was enough for us, and we wanted something compact, as well. the winner is....
with trineo suction system (no idea of what it is)
We haven't yet ordered it, and I'd wanted to run by the forum the choice. If you have any experience, please share them by Monday.
*Yes, the winner was not among the shortlisted products, because that's exactly how online shopping works.