Title: Kirby Vacuum Cleaners – Don’t Shoot the Messenger! Word Count: 335 Summary: Kirby are very good at selling their vacuum cleaners, but are they good vacuums? Keywords: kirby vacuum cleaners, kirby vacuum cleaner bags, kirby vacuum cleaner parts Article Body: Kirby vacuum cleaners are probably most renowned for the way in which they are sold, and while the door-to-door sales technique may have many critics, it has become the linchpin to the Kirby way of life. If results are anything to go by, the technique has a proven track record with Kirby vacuum cleaners, but for many consumers it remains a deterrent to purchasing what is arguably one of the most well built cleaners available today. A quick visit to Kirby vacuum cleaners’ website indicates the company’s reliance on its sales technique – there are very few details available there about any Kirby vacuum cleaner parts, bags or the cleaners themselves. Through the website it is, however, possible to arrange to have a consultant visit your home to display Kirby vacuum cleaners in action. This hands on experience undoubtedly provides consumers with the chance to see for themselves the effectiveness of Kirby vacuum cleaners and to ask the salesman any questions they might have about the cleaner’s use or maintenance, including discovering what Kirby vacuum cleaner parts are right for you and how often Kirby vacuum cleaner bags need to be changed. Kirby vacuum cleaners’ salesmen also call unannounced, a trend that some consumers find invasive enough to put them off purchasing what is generally agreed to be a reliable cleaner. Sales techniques are reputed to be rather hard-core on occasion – allegations have been put forth that sales people are advised to target older people who might find it harder to refuse the Kirby vacuum cleaners’ salesman. The sales techniques used by Kirby vacuum cleaners might be controversial, but the quality of the cleaners themselves is not. Though they are expensive and unlike many of their modern counterparts they require the purchase of Kirby vacuum cleaner bags, these cleaners are built to last a lifetime. And, in fact, with a lifetime guarantee, Kirby vacuum cleaners are clearly built to last. People might not like the sales technique, but they sure do love the cleaner.