Bought this from Woot in October for $10 less. Unit picks up dirt and such well, but it is the stupidest ‘smart’ robot vac I’ve ever seen. It knows where the base is. It knows when it is getting low on battery. But it doesn’t know to go back the base to recharge… the most incredibly basic function of a robot. Also, the unit must be hard reset pretty often, which is supposed to be doable with an extended press on the giant button on top… but half the time it doesn’t respond to that, and only responds to literal removal of the battery (as instructed to do by tech support). Also, of note, each tech support encounter I’ve had, I have been told (in writing, no less) that I should have bought a better product. It’s marginally worth the $89 I paid for it, but an extra $10 is starting to push the ‘not worth it’ button. I have other non-iRobot vacs, and while they have their own list of issues and/or quirks, they are far superior ‘robots’ than this unit.
Maybe this explains the $10 price bump–
Yeah. Surely it’s not inflation, rising costs for transportation, labor, etc.
Huh. I bought one here in early September for 99.99. Guess 89.99 was just a good deal. I love mine.