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Best Quality Vacuum is Ed Galbraith's legitimate place of business and where the clients for his extraction business stay before being given new identities. As seen in El Camino, it both sells and repairs vacuums cleaners.

History

Breaking Bad

Season 5

After being collected by Ed, Saul Goodman is transported to Best Quality Vacuum. Ed takes a photograph of Saul in front of a blue screen for use in his new identification documents, which Ed explains he will need to doctor to conceal Saul's facial injuries. Ed informs Saul that he will be accompanied by Walter White during his stay; inquiring about how Walt has been coping, Ed points Saul to a monitor displaying CCTV footage of Walt pacing back and forth in the accommodation.

In the bunker, Walt requests Saul to write him a list of hitmen so that Walt can arrange an assassination of Jack Welker's Gang. Saul denies knowing any hitmen and advises that Walt turns himself in to the authorities, claiming it is the best option if he truly wishes to help his family. Walt refuses, adamant to recover his fortune and financially support his family. With Saul ready to go, Ed beckons him but is interrupted by Walt, who states that Saul will be going with him; Ed leaves the two men to figure it out for themselves. Saul insistently refuses to go with Walt, reminding him that he is no longer a lawyer but is now a mere civilian. Walt attempts to coerce Saul into coming with him but suffers a coughing fit; Saul somberly tells Walt that "it's over" before leaving the room. ("Granite State")

El Camino

The day after escaping from the White Supremacist Compound, Jesse Pinkman seeks out Ed's services for a new life in Alaska. Using a page from Skinny Pete and Badger's phone book, Jesse searches all of the vacuum repair shops in Albuquerque for the right one. After spotting Ed's van from Jesse's previous aborted pickup ("Confessions") parked behind the store, he realizes that he is in the right place.

After waiting for a lone customer to finish, Jesse turns the store's sign to Closed and locks the door for privacy while he deals with Ed. After Jesse can't produce the $250,000 Ed requires, Ed orders him to leave and tries to reopen the store. When Jesse refuses, Ed calls the cops, claiming there is a young man inside threatening him. The police arrive in just a couple of minutes, forcing Jesse to flee out the back. After misdirecting the police, Ed reopens Best Quality Vacuum and gets a call from Jesse on the business' phone making sure that if he comes up with the rest of the money, Ed will keep up his end of the deal. ("El Camino")

Better Call Saul

Season 5

After being made by a cab driver named Jeff, Saul Goodman calls Ed at Best Quality Vacuum for another extraction. However, Saul ultimately changes his mind in favor of fixing it himself. ("Magic Man")

Trivia

  • Best Quality Vacuum is currently the only setting to appear in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and El Camino.
  • The telephone number shown on the front of the  Best Quality Vacuum store is (505) 842-4205.
  • The location used was a real vacuum repair store named "On The Spot" located at 2714 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87017.
    • As of 2019, it appears to have become Casa Furniture Mattress Plus


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