dealsirobot roomba vacuum cleaning robot with 7 day…

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this seems expensive compared to standard woot prices.. right?

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I love my robot, I talk to it when it cleans. Never thought I would have one, but with fake hardwood floors, two cats, and cat allergies; I can't believe I hadn't had one before.

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I don't recall exactly, but I think it's cheaper at Costco.

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For what is included, it is cheaper than Costco.

Costco has the 550 pet ($250) includes invisible walls and docking station (and Costco return policy.)

This has Lighthouses and Command Station.

(edited due to sangria content of author)

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Not recommended for anyone with pets who tend to poop on the floor. If it isn't large enough to be recognized and reroute the vacuum you will end up with beautiful brown streaks all around your house. Same with puking pets. You do not want to google photos of this-I promise.

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Dj roomba!! coming to my house soon!!

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Looks like this is a non-US model, as it is not even listed on the iRobots US… only their UK website. Still it looks like it retails around $450, and I could only find a a low of just over $400 elsewhere. So a good deal. I guess.

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I wonder if this can be used in the US because it appears at first glance to be a 220V model. Here's an eBay auction that has some pictures of the box and it also clearly says it's 220V in the description.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/iRobot-58704-INTL-Roomba-581-Vacuum-Robot-220V-SHIPS-WORLDWIDE-780-572-560-530-/150739448758?pt=US_Vacuum&hash=item2318c573b6#ht2854wt1085

I was unable to find the voltage specification on the Roomba site.

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I found an image of the charger and it says:

100 - 240V
50/60hz
0.68A

Now I just need to confirm the type of plug on the cord.

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@cengland0: From the ebay list http://www.ebay.com/itm/iRobot-58704-INTL-Roomba-581-Vacuum-Robot-220V-SHIPS-WORLDWIDE-780-572-560-530-/150739448758?pt=US_Vacuum&hash=item2318c573b6#ht2854wt1188

The power supply takes 100 ~ 240V ... Assuming that they are the same model, there shouldn't be issue using it in the US ...

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I'll take the 550 at Costco. Better price ($279.00) and has the floor censors to go with it... Not to mention, their great return policy...

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My wife really really wants one of these, but I need the prices to drop a bit before I can get her one.

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Costco website seems to indicate the 550 is no longer available...?

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@centricity: You can only buy it in the store. I was just there on Sunday and was looking at it...

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@mutedexposure: From what I've read about Roomba's you shouldn't rely on it to clean any big mess. They are mainly for doing daily light duty work.

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@iceph03nix: most people program these to run during the day when they are at work. If they have pets that have accidents it will go over that and track it all over. Nobody expects these to clean large messes. even if you expect it to clean dust off the floor it will run over anything in the trained path that the sensors don't pick up including pet barf or the runs.

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I payed $300 for a neato. No way I would buy a romba instead, even if it was half the price.

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Speaking of half-off, Wooti/Moofi has the Roomba 530 for $150, which normally retails for $300 or so:
http://moofi.woot.com/moofi/quickclean