When it’s time to shop for a new vacuum, you may have a hard time choosing between Oreck and Hoover because both produce models of such fine quality. As of yesterday, the lines between Oreck and Hoover have blurred just a bit! While your favorite Oreck vacuum models won’t be disappearing off the market, the company is now owned by Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co., the same company that makes Hoover vacuum models.

This may not seem like much to the average vacuum shopper, but here at GoVacuum.com, we find this news pretty amazing. It’s like Batman suddenly deciding to adopt Superman, or Coke and Pepsi being all one company!

Oreck was up for sale at auction because the family that started the company filed for bankruptcy in May of this year. Although Oreck is a highly successful company that makes great products, the Orecks made the move in a bid to try and keep the manufacturing operations of the company here in the United States. Labor costs and other financial burdens on the corporation meant there was no choice but to file for Chapter 11. The family had hoped to buy back their company, but understanding just what a great brand Oreck is, Royal snatched it up.

The good news is that it appears the U.S.-based manufacturing of Oreck vacuums will continue, and the brand will continue to be produced independently. You can be sure that GoVacuum.com will keep on stocking Hoover parts, Oreck parts, Hoover vacuums and Oreck vacuums going forward! You can check out selection of Oreck and Hoover parts and vacuum cleaners over at our discount website.

Did you know Royal is the company that makes Dirt Devil too? Not only that, but the parent company to all these companies is the same company that makes Home Depot Ryobi power tools!

Daily Deals… No Thank YOU!

Okay, I get informed by big boss man yesterday, I would have to attend a product launch from a leading vacuum company last night. Grrrrrr… this would effect my hectic work schedule, but he informed me there would be an open bar and free food, two of my favorite things, so I was happy to go!

Just as I finished up my 11th piece of salmon and capping off my second bottle of red grape juice, I was informed by that said boss man, he wanted to “increase my duties” at the company…. :(

No… No… NOOOOOOOOO!!! I’ve worked hard to get to this point of slacker and he wants to ruin that with work? Before I could react, he asked me if I knew what a daily deal was. I tried to pretend my hearing aid battery was low, but he knew I had just replaced them, because we had a conversation about them a day before, as he suggested I should get rechargeable vacuum batteries to use in them (I said he was scary looking, never funny).

He wasn’t buying it, he told me I need to start a daily deal section of our website and everyday I would need to offer a new discounted vacuum deal. Needless to say, that third bottle of juice was finished off rather quickly. What could I do? I felt deceived, but no one else will hire me sit in a hammock and blog all day, so I’m left with no other choice, but to say… without further delay. Drum Roll Please…. Introducing GoVacuum Daily Deals!

Everyday yours truly will have one of the GoVacuum misfits rummage thru our warehouse and find a product we have too many of, then I’ll go ahead and write something witty about it and come up with a huge discount off the regular price (Woot rip off much?).

A lot of items we’ll take a loss on, but it’s better then paying rent stocking these items in our warehouse. Some items will be vacuum cleaners that are new in the box, some will be returned open box returns that are in like new condition with fully warranties, some might be robotic vacuums or whatever we might find in the warehouse!

The good news for you, our customers is you will have savings as high as 90% off the regular price! Just check our website everyday to see what’s being offered, but buy quickly and think later! Daily Deals will be limited in quantity and you have 30-60 days to return them and we even pay shipping both ways! Just buy the items and if you don’t like them return them, zero risk or cost to you! My theory is if enough people buy stuff to try it out then return it, our daily deals will make use loose so much money he will stop the daily deals and I can get back to slacking! :) The bad news for me, is now I currently have to work between Jerry Springer and Maurry… :(

Excludes Miele products. Think I can turn this in to a “weekly deal” instead? Have an idea about how I can get out of doing work? Email me: justin@govacuum.com

I’ll build my own studio / house… Thank You!

After returning from my motorcycle sabbatical and working at the hockey game, big boss man asked me if I would mind taking home a couple of Miele vacuum cleaners and take some pictures for in-home setting shots. I grumbled, but agreed. So the Miele Ariel and Capricorn have my castle in the background.

After I returned to the office, he asked me if I could do it again for more Miele vacuums… I looked that intimidating 6’5 bald man dead in his eyes and exclaimed, “NO!!! What am a photographer”? I blog and I don’t even do that good… I mean well!

Furthermore, here’s the dilemma with me doing this on a continuous basis. I would have to drive to the GoVacuum offices in Chantilly, VA, which is over 40,000 feet from my house! THEN… I’d have to drive back to my house to take the pictures. THEN… I’d have to drive over 40,000 feet back to the offices. That just seems like to lot of work for someone who is allergic to working.

On another note, there’s a bathroom in the GoVacuum offices that no employee uses, as it’s a little close to where the customer service representatives sit for natural human aromas to be floating around. This is where my creativity as a Libra and my handyman skills kick in!

I decided to convert the unoccupied bathroom to the official GoVacuum studio! This way I can sit at home and think about working and blogging vs actually participating in the said, nauseating task! At the same time, I had to do the actual labor of building it. As the son of a construction project manager / wanna bee architect, building and designing is in my blood, so I wasn’t that concerned.

I knew it would take me about 5 hours to build, so I did what I do best… took my time and extended the project to 5 days (it’s honestly hard work to look busy, but I’m a pro at it)!

Last night I took a picture of the finished studio / fake house, complete with pictures of our official, artificial GoVacuum family (I still need to name the family… if you have any ideas, email me). In the future as you continue to buy your Oreck vacuums from us, just know… I built that house in the background! :)

Plus this “studio” serves another purpose… on the days I have to work at the GoVacuum offices, I can take a lounge chair to the studio and relax! Note: The end table, lamp and ottoman (plus I installed a mini fridge recently in the adjacent customer service office)… Now all I need is a TV and a hammock outside, then it might be workable conditions me.

What do you think of my new 1/2 way house / 1/2 way studio? justin@GoVacuum.com