Of all the high end vacuum cleaners I have read reviews about, Kirby products seem to come out on top especially the Sentria.
However, questions have been raised about the marketing practices of the distributors and many also ask how much does a Kirby vacuum cost?
Anyway, on average, the cost of a Kirby vacuum has been quoted as $1,200.
Nevertheless, this price varies depending on the model of Kirby vacuum, the salesperson’s pitch, your haggling abilities, and whether it comes with the parts or you have to purchase those separately.
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for most Kirby vacuum cleaners falls in the range between $750 and $1,000 without the bags, belts, and other parts and accessories.
Best Vacuum Cleaner at an Affordable Rate
Kirby vacuums are only sold door to door through salespeople from the registered distributors in your area. Purchasing a piece online may negate the warranty even though you would probably pay a cheaper price.
If you want to pay the cheaper price, then a quick check through sites like eBay and Amazon will produce a list of Kirby vacuums at various competitive prices.
For instance, you could get a used Kirby Sentria upright vacuum cleaner for about $700 or a Kirby Generation 4 vacuum cleaner at about the same price from Amazon.
Kirby vacuums are high end machines that do a thorough job at cleaning. Their efficacy is much higher than most of the common brands. With such performance, the price of a Kirby vacuum tends to be higher than the other cleaners.
It is for this reason that the manufacturers and distributors have traditionally offered financing to make Kirby vacuums affordable to anyone with an interest in purchasing one.
Product Review – The Sentria 2
To get a better idea on the effectiveness of Kirby vacuums, let’s take a quick look at the Kirby Sentria II (2012+) model. It has been described as a complete home care system due to its ability to convert to a carpet shampoo system, a canister vacuum, a floor buffer, and an upright vacuum.
It is made fully from metal (aluminum) parts which makes them long lasting and more efficient than competitor products.
The High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) standard filters used by Kirby are of the highest quality and use disposable filter bags.
This model received the Gold Level Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute due to its high efficiency in dust containment, soil removal, and appearance retention.
The model differs from previous ones due to its light weight since the manufacturer’s decision to replace the heavy metal underbody with plastic. The 3-year warranty, fire protection plan, and lifetime rebuild program access makes it safe and cost-effective to invest in the vacuum cleaner.
Cost of the Sentria 2 Kirby Vacuum
If one of the Kirby door-to-door salespeople showed up at your doorstep, expect him/her to quote a price of between $3,000 and $3,500 for a new Sentria II Kirby vacuum cleaner with all its accessories and parts.
The salesperson may offer you financing options which will allow you to pay less than $100 monthly for a period of 3 years. Since the machine is likely to last you 15 years and more, this seems like a sound investment.
Moreover, if you prefer cash you can negotiate a far cheaper price of even $1,000. Be sure to get all the parts and have a written warranty that covers the period agreed on.
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