To Roomba or not


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Old 11-25-16, 12:00 PM
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To Roomba or not

Thinking of getting a roomba, OR one of the knock offs on Amazon.
Some LOVE it.
Have a friend that get's frustrated with her Roomba.
A Roomba is expensive so I want to make a good decision if we decide to get it or a similar brand of robot vacuum.
Thoughts?
 
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Old 11-25-16, 04:28 PM
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I have never understood how a random tracking machine can get the entire floor clean, except by pure accident. I'm too old fashioned to invest the money in a whim. I would invest in a whole house vacuum and have only hoses to deal with before I would even buy another vacuum cleaner
 
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Old 11-25-16, 04:35 PM
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My wife won one at an auction a couple years ago so we did some research before opening it up.

If you have all tile, all wood then it does ok, if you have a different flooring types, tile, wood, carpet (especially thick carpet) like we do then not so good.

We ended up selling it on eBay!
 
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Old 11-28-16, 06:10 AM
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I figure I would need three of them, since they can't handle stairs. Needless to say, I don't have one.
 
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Old 11-28-16, 09:55 AM
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I have never understood how a random tracking machine can get the entire floor clean, except by pure accident.
Yup.... that's basically it. It keeps changing directions so that eventually all areas are cleaned. Fascinating to watch but wouldn't expect the results to be that satisfying.... especially at the price of the unit.
 
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Wait it's not good for carpet? That just doesn't make sense to me for a vacuum cleaner.
 
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Old 12-28-16, 07:22 AM
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Its a little battery powered device, does not have the suction power of a conventional corded vacuum.

About the same power as our rechargeable Eureka stick vac.

Ok for spot cleaning but no match to the regular vacuum.
 
 

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