On my last post Sarah posted a comment asking whether the Dyson vacuum was worth the expense, and I thought HEY I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.
Sometimes I think in all caps, I don’t know why.
In the hopes of pooling our collective smarty-pantsedness, today’s post will focus on three insanely expensive products—your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to weigh in on whether or not you think they’re worth the cost. Bonus points if you have actual experience with the product, but totally uninformed opinions are welcome too. I mean, this IS the internet.
The Dyson Vacuum Cleaner. For multiple hundreds of dollars I kind of want this vacuum to do more than suck, if you know what I mean, and, heh heh heh, I think you do. No, that’s not what I meant, who let my husband in here? — I mean, I want it to fold laundry and also maybe fix my lunch. And yet I lust after this thing to the point of having it on my Amazon wish list for a few years now and dropping hints that if someone wanted to buy me a lovely present out of the blue, hey, why not a spendy HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE?
Does anyone own a Dyson? Can you attest to its value?
La Mer Creme. I am vaguely suspicious that this stuff has always just been a jar of scented lanolin or something and the price causes so much cognitive dissonance thousands of women are convinced it erases wrinkles, transforms skin, saves puppies from burning buildings, etc—BUT, I am such a product whore when it comes to skin unguents I would love to try it for myself.
What say you? Have you tried the Mer, or do you maybe have an elderly, loaded relative who has?
The Bugaboo Stroller. Okay, this is clearly another item where you look at the cost and wonder just what in hell it does other than transport a kid from point A to point B. Does it cure colic? Change poopy diapers? Ensure your child’s future success at a prestigious university? My god, what’s with the unreal pricetag here?
Well, I actually own one of these, the Frog variety, and although it does not perform miracles it is a damn good stroller. It folds up beautifully; can be taken literally anywhere with ease (we’ve used ours indoors, on bumpy forest trails, over curbs, etc); the child can face inwards, outwards, and be reclined in three different positions; and it can be used as a rolling bassinet. Riley slept in it as a baby and we just rolled him from place to place around the house, now Dylan’s doing the same. We’ve gotten a LOT of use out of this stroller, and now we have a little stepping platform so that Riley can ride it standing up while Dylan’s in the seat. Hopefully we’ll continue to use it until both boys are well out of the stroller stage.
So my vote on this stroller is that it’s been worth the cost for us, although I’m sure we could have made a less expensive stroller work just fine.
Love the Bugaboo? Hate it? Inquiring minds want to know.