View Full Version : Is the roomba on the deals page a good deal?
11-01-2003, 08:50 AM
Just wondering if it is a good deal for that or if it is just cool.
11-01-2003, 03:05 PM
seen it go for cheaper on Ebay. They say it works pretty good. The only 2 negative comments about it is the storage capacity for debris and its charge time. Hope this helps.
11-01-2003, 03:19 PM
The Got|Apex review (http://www.gotapex.com/reviews.php?rev=misc/roomba/p2.html) of the Roomba gave it an 8.5/10.
11-01-2003, 07:28 PM
I read on Amazon from Customer reviews that it does a so-so job on carpeted floors. My entire house is carpeted except the kitchen. I'm hesistant in purchasing it.
11-01-2003, 09:02 PM
I got the Pro Elite two weeks ago, I got a great deal, I used my Discover Card points so it cost me 1/2 price, $130 plus tax but it took me years to collect enough points. I LOVE IT! My wife thought it was a gimmick but she is pleased to come home to a vacuumed family room and kitchen. I have a central vacuum system, nothing can beat that for vacuuming but this thing extends our normal vacuuming to probably weeks instead of vacuuming every week. I agree with the Gotapex review, it is an easy 8 1/2. The only thing I disagree with is "I do not see it as a must have" because I see it as a must have. I will let it roam upstairs where my kids bedrooms are at least once a week. I find the remote useless, no need for it. What I want to buy next is the robot lawnmower.
11-02-2003, 02:48 PM
Central vaccuum system? What is that?
11-02-2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by JackHammer
Central vacuum system? What is that? It is a vacuum system where, as in my case, the motor is permanently mounted in the basement and pvc duct pipe is run strategically throughout the house. There are outlets throughout the house, to vacuum, just plug the 30 foot hose into the wall outlet. Very powerful and quiet. I have a Beam, here is a description of how it works http://www.beamvac.com/products/product_how_a_CVS_works.htm
I returned my Roomba to Hammecher Schlemmer (sp?). I have a small apartment so I thought it would be perfect. But, it ended getting caught up in a groove in one spot. Only plus I experienced was the entertainment value w/ my cats!
11-03-2003, 09:19 AM
Sounds Like it is a fun toy to play with, and not a helpful household accessory. I was hoping to hear that it really picked up well, since most of the debris on my carpet is cheerios/popcorn/kitty litter from my toddlers. I guess I better stick to the conventional solutions. Let me know if anyone has found it amazing since I would love to have one, but can't justify it yet.
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