The Best Places to Buy Vacuums for Every Budget

published Mar 11, 2024
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There are a handful of appliances that most people can agree are an essential part of the home. One close to, if not at, the top is the vacuum. As one of our writers put it, they’re the only appliance “with the power to totally suck and have us love it for it.” Vacuums help us fight dirt and grime in every room and on practically every surface. And with more and more vacuums becoming multi-use powerhouses (we’re looking at you, wet/dry vacs), their status as a must-have tool is only becoming more and more evident. But finding the right one? That can be a challenge — one you’ll be better equipped to face when you know where to look. Below, we rounded up eight of our favorite places to buy vacuums, whether you’re looking to save big or splurge on the dirt-sucker of your dreams.   

Do you have a favorite place to shop for vacuums that we missed? We want to hear all about it! Let us know about your favorite retailers in the comments below. 

Amazon is home to everything, including vacuums. Whether you’re looking for big names like Dyson or to pick up up-and-coming brands the internet can’t stop talking about (we’re looking at you, Tineco), give the mega-etailer a look during your hunt. Oh, and don’t forget to keep them in mind around holidays and events like Prime Day, too! 

Walmart is renowned for its low prices, and you can bet that translates to its vacuum section, too. The retailer is always running deals on vacuums, big and small, so expect to get a lot of bang for your buck when you shop here for your next dustbuster.   

Read our full review of the BISSELL Featherweight Stick Vacuum.

QVC is a deal-lover’s paradise — especially when it comes to vacuum shopping. Whether you’re looking to score a deal on that stick vacuum you’ve been eyeing or simply find a great vacuum at an equally great price, QVC is the underdog you shouldn’t underestimate. Plus, with new daily deals constantly dropping, you’re sure to save big. 

When it comes to vacuum cleaners in general, we have a couple of brands we hold close to our heart, with Shark being one of them (we named the Shark Cordless Detect Pro our favorite vacuum last year!). That being said, the brand is also known to host exclusive deals on their site, where the savings are truly can’t-miss — just like the vacuums. 

Read our full review of the Shark Cordless Detect Pro.

Another brand we love? Dyson. With some of the most lauded vacuums on the market today, chances are you may just have a Dyson on your wishlist. While the brand is available at most of the retailers on this list, be sure to check the brand’s site for exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.  

Read our full review of the Dyson V8 Absolute.

The iconic department store might not be the first place you think of when it comes to vacuum shopping, but it definitely should be high on your list. Not only does Macy’s carry an array of the biggest vacuum brands out there, but they’re also home to scores of smaller-name brands with matching smaller prices, to boot. 

Target is one of our favorite retailers when it comes to home essentials, so it only makes sense it would appear on this list. The retailer is home to dozens of vacuums at every price point. All that’s left to do is for you to browse through the selection to find the right one for you (and your wallet). 

The Home Depot is known for being a go-to source for home tools — and that includes vacuums, too. In fact, if you think of a vacuum, chances are you’ll find it at The Home Depot (it’s even home to our favorite splurge-worthy cordless vacuum!). So next time you head on over to pick up a new drill or power tool, give their vacuum section a gander, too. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. 

Read our full review of the LG’s CordZero All in One Vacuum.