NOW!!! If I had $550 I would purchase it online, right now, no questions asked. I have been obsessing about it since the moment I saw it and I know I will one day break down if I don't get some serious help, people.
There has been one big thing I've wanted for the house since the very beginning. It ranks above brand new furniture, decorations, even a KitchenAid Mixer. It is an Oreck vacuum cleaner. I LOVE my mom's Oreck and I desperately want one of my own! This 9 lb. beauty (only the base model is 8 lbs. but heck, compared to some of the 50 lb. suckers out there, I'll take it) is amazing! I love how light it is and easy to vacuum with. I tried the infamous Dyson once and let me tell you, I don't want one. Too heavy, too bulky. Second, I'm probably the only one on the planet who doesn't want a canister vacuum. Why? Because of Oreck's amazing system for changing the bag! When you pull the full bag off, it seals the hole so you don't get dust everywhere like you do when you carry the canister out to the trash to shake it out. Yuck!
Also, they have an amazing warranty. Every year for up to 21 years (depends on which model) they will do a tune-up. Change the belts, put a new bag on for free, clean the thing inside out, oil it, etc. It's like getting a brand new vacuum every year!
But, when I saw this, I went over the edge. Drum roll, please... it's a PINK Oreck vacuum cleaner!!!