Are Sebo Vacuums Worth the Money?
There are plenty of financial deliberations to make when purchasing a long-term appliance like a vacuum. Sebo vacuums are incredible machines, but the money on the price tag can be shocking to some people. In this article, we will take a quick look at why the price might be as high as it is, and for more information, you can check our our YouTube video.
First, concrete data on the financial history of the vacuum industry is surprisingly hard to find. We found a few pieces of information from a few different sources, but our understanding is primarily based in our own experience.
The vacuum industry is currently approximately worth $5 billion worldwide. About 20 years ago, there were an average of 20 million vacuums sold in the United States per year. At this time, the average number of vacuums sold in the United States is significantly closer to 50 million. If the population of the U.S. is only 300 million people, why is there a vacuum sold every year for every six people?
Perhaps it is because households now are more likely to have more than one vacuum cleaner in the home. Robot vacuums, stick vacuums, upright and cannister vacuums all have different specialties and perhaps families have multiple. While that is a distinct possibility, we have also noticed that vacuums have become more of a disposable home appliance. Consumers purchase new vacuums because theirs are either not working at all, or not performing as expected. Perhaps you have two or three vacuums in your home that have been banished to the back of a closet because they do work, but only under the right conditions- bare floor, the moon is full, the dog didn’t shed too much… It makes perfect sense: if your vacuum is not handling your cleaning needs, you purchase another one.
Sebo vacuums are expensive, but worth the money. From our professional experience, the average household spends $100 a year on their vacuum cleaners. Perhaps you spend $80 on a new vacuum cleaner and it lasts you 8 to 10 months, or you decide to drop $500 and it lasts you four or five years. If you spend $1,000 on a Sebo vacuum and it lasts 25 years for you, ultimately you will have paid less than half of what everyone else has.
If you are frustrated with having to buy a new vacuum every year, or that your vacuum does not pick up your pet hair, or that your carpet always still feels a little gritty after you vacuum, then now may be the time to have a conversation with us about how to avoid that continuing to happen. We believe, based on our experience in the vacuum industry and having had the opportunity to learn from customers and manufacturers, that a home vacuum should last anywhere from 15 to 30 years.
Your frustration with spending thousands of dollars to purchase multiple vacuums, to not have them work, and then end up in landfills makes perfect sense. It does not have to be that way. Sebo vacuum cleaners can do more than that, for less overall cost.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming articles, which will go over the ease of Sebo maintenance, the availability of their parts for repairs, and the longevity of their machines.