Quick! Dyson's most powerful stick vacuum is a massive 42% off

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The Dyson Gen5detect has finally dropped to a price that beats its previous low of AU$924. There's a catch though – if you want to score the Dyson Gen5detect at just AU$899.10, you'll need to sign up for eBay Plus and use the code FLS10 at checkout.

If you're not an eBay Plus member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial to take advantage of this offer. Otherwise you can still pick it up for AU$999 at Dyson's eBay store, or directly from Dyson if you prefer to buy right from the source.

We haven't seen this vacuum drop below AU$900 before, so this is a great chance to pick it up before it returns to it's regular price of an eye-watering AU$1,549.

Dyson Gen5detect Absolute

Dyson Gen5detect Absolute

Was: AU$1,549

Now: AU$899.10 for eBay Plus members (save AU$649.90 with code FLS10)

Overview: Having a hefty price tag is a big barrier to purchasing this vacuum, so a discount just shy of AU$650 is very welcome. Keeping in style with other Dyson vacuums, the Gen5detect offers a versatile solution for maintaining your home’s cleanliness with the option to use it as either an upright stick vacuum or as a handheld one. Additionally, while its larger size makes it heavier than other entries in Dyson’s cordless vacuum range, it packs in a larger battery, so you can keep cleaning for up to 70 minutes before it needs to be popped back on the charger. It also features Dyson's latest and most powerful motor for suction.

Key features: 0.77L dust bin, whole-machine HEPA filtration system, weighs 3.5kg, suction power up to 262 AW, 70-minute runtime, handheld and stick vacuum options, accessories include three different cleaning heads, a wall dock and the handheld nozzle attachment.

Product launched: October 13, 2022 in Australia

Price history: We have seen a discount on this vacuum as recently as July 13, where we saw it hit AU$999 across a number of retailers, including directly on Dyson. That wasn't the lowest however – back during eBay Plus Weekend, this stick vacuum got a few extra coupons, dropping its price down to just AU$924 for a short while on Dyson’s eBay store page. 

Price comparison: Dyson: AU$999 | The Good Guys: AU$999  | JB Hi-Fi: AU$1,549 

Reviews consensus: While initial appearances make it seem like the Dyson Gen5detect hasn’t changed much from other stick vacuums on offer from Dyson, it does make some very welcome adjustments. Instead of using a trigger to turn it on and off, it has a power button for control. Additionally, it’s also pretty quiet despite its power and size, with the Gen5detect’s auto mode performing quieter than that of the Dyson V15 Detect. 

One downside is that it’s pretty heavy – while this vacuum is a standout when it comes to performance and battery life, it weighs a little more than other stick vacuums out there, including the Dyson V15 Detect and the Samsung Bespoke Jet. 

TechRadar: ★★★★ | T3: ★★★★ 

Buy it if: You want a thorough vacuum cleaner. Not only will you be able to see how well you’re cleaning up, but the Dyson Gen5detect is also so powerful that it can even suck up particles as small as a virus. Plus, with the selection of cleaning heads and a whole-machine HEPA filter, you’ll be able to give your whole home a really thorough clean.

Don’t buy if: You prefer a lightweight vacuum cleaner. Weighing in at 3.5kg, it's one of the heavier stick vacuums out there, especially when compared to others in Dyson’s range. If you want something a bit lighter, the Dyson V15 Detect is a lighter option at just 3.1kg, though you will compromise ever so slightly on suction power and runtime.

Interested in one of Dyson's other vacuums? There's a range of models that have picked up a nice discount over at Dyson's eBay store, though to get the full saving on any of the following you'll need an eBay Plus account and use the code FLS10 at checkout:

Petra Player
Writer, TechRadar Australia

Petra is new to the industry, but has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, which she now gets to indulge by writing for TechRadar. She’s also keen on sharing news about deals and discounts in the APAC region – with a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and has big plans to build a fully custom matching keyboard and PC in the near future.