I recently purchased this to replace an old larger Dirt Devil. I decided to go with this small stick because I live in an apartment that is mainly hardwoods, my bedroom is the only carpeted room, and there are no pets. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on something I would not be using a lot so I did a little research and found that this received good reviews and went for around $20-sounded great and it has been!! I've used it a number of times over the past month and so far it's working out great. I would recommend this vacuum. This vacuum also converts to a hand held and has a crevice tool so can be used to vacuum furniture and/or vehicles so you get a lot for $20.