You can grab a vacuum for under $50, but when it comes to top-of-the-line versions, few can compete with Dyson. The company's powerful stick vacuums have become one of the few brands that can be called "the Rolls Royce" of its kind. Accordingly, at full price, Dyson can cost as much as $700. Which is exactly why we get so excited when we see a Dyson as part of Amazon's deal of the day section.
The daily deals, which run from midnight to midnight P.T., are hit or miss, but when they hit, they're often some of the best prices (including Black Friday deals) on big-ticket items. Currently, the Dyson V10 is already discounted on all three models, including the Absolute, one of our editor picks, down to $500 from $600. But the best price currently is a flash sale on the V10 Animal, currently on discounted 37%, down to $380. (It's also discounted on Dyson's website, just not as much.)
We've waxed rhapsodic about Dyson vacs in the past, and each new generation brings new fancy details.The V10 has several features that set it apart from past models, namely a longer run time (up to 60 minutes) and more powerful motor.
Additionally, the V10 Absolute and Animal vacuum come with the Torque drive cleaner, designed to pick up larger debris more quickly. The Absolute is the most advanced of the three models, and the Animal is designed specifically with pet owners in mind. Both models also come with an easy-empty "point and shoot" bin for quick, mess-free emptying.
Speaking purely aesthetically, the V10 is also the most streamlined model, with the dust bin located under the motor. It also has the largest dust bin of previous models, and Dyson has claimed that its so powerful it will replace the need for corded vacs. (Accordingly, Dyson says they will stop making them.)
If you're not as concerned about having the most up-to-date Dyson, other models are also marked down on both sites. The V8, the previous model to the V10, actually boosts a slightly quieter motor, though a lower charge time and an older version of the motor. It is currently $170 off, down to $330.
This post was originally published on August 21, 2018. It has been updated to reflect current sale prices.