I have one basic 400 roomba and one refurb roomba scheduler. The basic one had one year warranty and I had to send back around 8 months of use(as the brush kept on running even after docking) and got a refurb/new one from the irobot. That one and the refurb one are doing fine for the last one year.
So, I guess one year warranty is required (at least 50% of the time!)
Note that these units have many sensors, IR, etc. and though built quite rugged, warranty is required.
I have been wanting one of these for a while, but I wonder how well it deals with any obstructions- cat box in the corner, kitchen chairs… if I have to move all this stuff any way, I may as well vacuum.
I’d love to see a dyson on here though- especially the handheld.
I have one of the original Roomba, purchased maybe 8 years ago or so? Whenever it first came out…
I recently resurrected it when Fry’s had the battery on sale for cheap ($30). Then one of the treads fell off, but it was a quick fix: $10 for a new pair. And then it developed the circle dance, a common ailment. But there are plenty of web guides for that and I fixed it only to have the side brush fall clean off. Side brush is another $10 or so but I haven’t ordered it yet since it still does a fine job.
I wooted one of these a year or so ago . . . same model, also a refurb. A bumper sensor/mount busted within about four months. It was a known issue, and it was just outside the 90 day warranty. I got no sympathy from iRobot - just a bunch of emails from them offering to sell me another one.
90 day warrenty?? Nah. Just saw the ad at the bottom of the page for roomba blow out deals and bought a roomba dirt dog for $129.95, unconditional lifetime guarantee at Hammacher Schlemmer. Free shipping by putting ROOMBARV.
These are worth every penny! I have 3 and all were purchased right here on Woot. They do pick-up very well. For a pet owner these are a must. These do a great job sucking up the pet hair. You will have to clean it after every use, maybe every other use, but that doesn’t take any longer than it does to wind up the power cord on an upright.
I’m glad to see these tonight. I was worried after not seeing them during the Woot-off that Woot and iRobot might have parted ways. Lucky for all of us that they haven’t.