Rug Doctor X3 w/Upholstery Tool & 48oz.Oxy Cleaner
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Tuesday, Apr 01 to Wednesday, Apr 02) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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does this use hot water and if so does the unit heat the water?
The heading says that this is the [Mighty Pro] X3, but the picture is of the original Mighty Pro (not the X3). Clarification on this model, please?
[MOD: We are selling the X3. The image will be changed out as soon as someone wakes up.]
This is factory reconditioned.
Happy Monday Morning!
For the moment, we have the wrong image up for this sale. We are indeed selling the Rug Doctor X3. It looks like this:
UPDATE: The pic is fixed.
You heat the water. But don’t think this is like one of those upright “steamers”- this thing works way better. I rented one once, then I bought one after using it.
Beware. Mine came in a non working condition. Woot defers you to Rug Doctor who defers you to local repair guys.
The runaround lasted four months.
I finally have a working rug doctor, no extra cost…but when I got it to clean my floors for Thanksgiving, and barely had it by St Patricks Day…
If you get a working one…it’s great. This one comes with the hose attachment. Mine didn’t.
Rug Doctor isn’t an easy organization to work through. They eventually get it right…but drag their feet and fail to communicate.
I’ve been wanting a Rug Doctor for a while. The upholstery tool was a deal maker for me today. If anyone would rather rent than buy - call me. I’ll do 2 days for $30.00.
How frequently would I need to clean my carpets to make purchasing this thing a better deal than just renting?
“Why a bundle? Because you can’t have a Doctor. without at least one companion.”
LIES!!! You can have a doctor wihout the companion and I bought it from here before w/o it =(. Wish it’d go on sale separately.
Sams has this brand new for $400 including all the stuff listed and more from here!!!
COME ON WOOT THIS SHOULD BE $200-$225 max!!!
I have one of these units. However, I don’t have the upholstery tool, so I can’t say how well those work.
I purchased mine new. The unit works quite well. You put in hot water, as it doesn’t have an internal heater. You pour water directly into the unit, below the collection reservoir(must remove the collection reservoir first). You will need something to transfer the water to the unit, as the fill point is very near the floor. My faucet spigot snakes far enough out that I can use it to pour directly into my unit from the hot water tap, but it might not work for you. If you attempt it, just be prepared to clean up water from the floor.
The pros: it cleans rather well. My carpet looked really good after cleaning. Emptying the collection reservoir is easy. The operation is easy as well.
The cons: it doesn’t hold a lot of water. If your carpet is rather soiled and you want to spend more time on each section, it’s going to take you several fills of hot water to clean a room. If you’re patient, though, the room will look great. It is also a bit bulky, so storage might be tricky for you. The handle folds down, but it is still a boxy unit.
I had a Hoover before this (also with hot water, and no self-heating), but it didn’t do nearly as good a job as the Rug Doctor does.
Depends on what the rental prices are in your area. It also depends on if you have ‘emergency’ issues requiring you to use the cleaner immediately, rather than waiting for a place to be open to rent from. For example, my dogs got into the pantry and managed to eat a bag of chocolate chips. This, in turn, caused a lot of regurgitation from said dogs (which is good, as it could have killed them) onto the carpet while no one was home. My husband was able to pull out the cleaner and save the carpet from all sorts of ills (they also got into a box of cake mix, and carried it around the house - my spouse said it looked like a drug deal gone bad). Fortunately, he was able to pull out the cleaner rather than have to go rent one. And, fortunately for me, I was in Hawaii at the time, on a school trip with our child, so I didn’t have to clean it up.
So, in other words, easy enough for your spouse to use.
I’ve been wanting to buy one of these for a while, but couldn’t stomach the $400 price at Costco. Today’s Woot made me check on the Costco deal again…Costco has it brand new for $349.99 after a $50 manufacturer’s discount valid 3/30/14 - 4/27/14.
Thanks Woot, but I have to go with the Costco deal this time.
I thought of this also. The first time I used one was an emergency clean-up of cheesecake vomit that had soaked into the pad and left a stench. After I used this with great results (after trying many other things)- I thought about buying one. My reason for buying over renting was basically realizing what stuff other people probably cleaned-up with it. This is a great unit to have at your disposal if you have kids or pets, for immediate spot cleaning- it works great I swear by it. Even works well to do a room or two- but more than that it gets to be pretty tiresome refilling and emptying the reservoir. This is about as good as it gets unless you have it done professionally. The thing you have to remember is use less soap than recommended, and on the really dirty spots use spot cleaning chemicals. Excess soap will leave a residue that will attract more dirt in the future.
We were thinking of buying one through Costco just last week but didn’t. Kind of glad this came up on here and I checked Costco’s website as well. With the rebate and their return policy, Costco just seems the easier route to go in case anything goes wrong with the unit!
BTW - Costco’s unit does not include the Handheld Upholstery Tool ($90), so you’re not comparing apples-to-apples. Also, refurbished units often undergo more scrutiny before leaving the factory, which may make this deal much better than Costco’s. And lastly, keep in mind that reputable manufacturers can’t afford to tarnish their brand by selling junk - refurbished or not.