Advantages Picks up a lot of rubbish, nice green colour
Disadvantages Very loud, wheels fall off, no hose as standard, very expensive
We've just bought a Billy Goat … I 'kid' you not!!! Yes folks, I'm NOT joking! We are now the proud owners of a non-hairy, motorised version of the above-mentioned animal. The name is just so cool, not to mention the fact that it can hoover up many things, I just had to write a review to tell you all about this strangely-named little machine!Mum's in spring-cleaning mode at the moment, and she's on a mission to clean up everything in sight. She gets like this about once or twice a year. Once about Halloween/Christmas time and then again about now, in springtime. She starts in the house and then moves outside towards the garden/driveway area.
Over the past few weeks she's been nagging at dad to tidy up outside as the garden does look a bit of a jungle. It's been full of rubbish, including old leaves, plastic bags, tin cans and crisp packets. God, I'm making us sound like the Royle Family. We're not that bad though…. Honest! I mean, we don't have old mattresses or three-piecesuites decorating the front lawn! However, even I have noticed that both the front and back of the house has been starting to look like the end of a long day at Primark, if you know what I mean.Dad trawled the Internet for ages and price-matched loads of different models and he finally came up with the Billy Goat Multi Vac Outdoor Vacuum (Model SV50H). Prior to this, he'd invited nan to what he called a "nice day out". He took her to BHS for her dinner and then afterwards he took her to B&Qto see if they sold anything any cheaper. There was method to his madness mind you, as it was Wednesday and every Wednesday at our local B&Q pensioners get 10% discount on their purchases. Unfortunately, dad couldn't find what he was looking for, so he dropped nan back off at home and came back to order what he'd originally settled on - the Billy Goat SV50H.
There was a huge variation in prices, depending on which site you order from. We got ours from www.justlawnmowers.co.uk and it cost us £1285.00. It's a massive amount of money, so dad kind of persuaded my Uncle Tommy to go halves with him, but as Uncle Tommy doesn't have anywhere to store it at his place, it was decided the best place to keep it would be in our garden shed. I reckon dad was being just a little bit devious as he knows we'll be using it far more often than our poor old Uncle Tommy. The price included VAT and free delivery and it was delivered really quite quickly - in about four working days. We had to wait a bit longer though as dad had ordered it on a Friday night, so we had all the weekend to wait too.Nan just happened to be at our house the day the van turned up and the two blokes lugged it up our driveway. Dad pulled it straight into the garage as it was raining and he didn't want it to get wet - we laughed at this, and mum pointed out to him that it's designed to get wet as it's able to work just as well at picking stuff up in both dry and wet conditions. Anyway, dad disappeared for an eternity in the garage and mum kept on calling him to come in for tea.
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