This is awesome and I purchased mine brand new from eBay for 37.99 so I have no clue as to why they are £100 here on the site. This leads me to believe the parts are going to be expensive from here too so you might as well buy 2 from eBay. One for use and One for parts should you ever need any. They are indeed a fantastic Vacuum Cleaner and very powerful for 500W, makes me wonder f it worth buying the more expensive 600W but I rather doubt it. Very well made and this is only made for the odd spillage so don't use it as your main vacuum cleaner as the tank soon fills up. It is very handy for the car too and as I have no pets and never will have any pets I cannot tell you if it is any good for those dirty bits the pets leave laying around or for the hair. Seems to be strong and well made but do not think it is a heavy duty machine because it is not so treat it with respect and will last you a very long time. You can actually use Little Henry tools on this they are 32mm.