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iRobot Roomba 560 Programmable Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Instore MAKRO £172.49

£172.49 @ makro
I have been waiting for one of these to turn up at a decent price : D The best I could find elsewhere is £185.93 for a US version (you will need a step-down transformer) at http://www.overstock.co… Read More
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
I have been waiting for one of these to turn up at a decent price : D

The best I could find elsewhere is £185.93 for a US version (you will need a step-down transformer) at http://www.overstock.com - or £212.70 from http://www.apexsupplies.co.uk - neither of which I have heard of.

Otherwise it is £230+ or £297.99 at Amazon.co.uk - read the reviews here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/iRobot-Roomba-Vacuum-Cleaning-Robot/dp/B0013FEND6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1234177790&sr=8-1

This thing will basically vacuum 4 or 5 rooms on one floor at a set time (when you are out, but reviews say it is more fun watching it!) and once done it will return to its dock to recharge for the next day. It goes under beds, around table legs, it goes right up to skirting boards (it has a rotating feeler brush which whisks dust and stuff right up to the edge) and if it collects a lot in one area it will give it extra time.

It has these 2 little lighthouse things you can put by doorways of rooms you don't want it to go into.

From reading reviews and user websites the only slightly negative thing is you have to pull hairs out of rollers every now and then, especially after the first week when it has sucked up all the stuff your old vacuum has missed over the years, but this is a simple procedure, as is emptying them of the dust. And that it only does one floor at a time - with some people loving them so much they buy a second one for upstairs : D

You will need a Makro card to buy this - they are free and there are threads showing you ways to get them, e.g:
http://hotukdeals.com/item/228571/how-can-i-get-a-makro-card/

Check out the videos on youtube for a slice of the action - cat lovers beware!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewdbilSWjaM

Dig the info-mercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo5lPlG1Khw

Details from the Makro catalogue:

I-ROBOT ROOMBA 560
Programmable robotic vacuum cleaner
Works on all surfaces
Complete with dirt and room size sensor for perfect results
Ref: 306688
sssp 249.99
Save £70.00
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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Got from one from ebuyer for £30, can't see why you'd want to spend 6 times as much. Get 6 of them and you can have one for each room.

Not voting either way but IMO the product is far overpriced.
#2
£297.99 at Amazon.co.uk - read the reviews here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/iRobot-Roomba-Vacuum-Cleaning-Robot/dp/B0013FEND6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1234177790&sr=8-1

You will need a Makro card to buy this - they are free and there are threads showing you ways to get them, e.g:

http://hotukdeals.com/item/228571/how-can-i-get-a-makro-card/

Check out the videos on youtube for a slice of the action - cat lovers beware!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewdbilSWjaM

Dig the info-mercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo5lPlG1Khw
#3
Benjimoron
Got from one from ebuyer for £30, can't see why you'd want to spend 6 times as much. Get 6 of them and you can have one for each room.

Not voting either way but IMO the product is far overpriced.


Please post a link!

All I get is "Sorry, your search for 'roomba' returned no results. Please try again with different search terms or select a category from the list below."

If you think it is overpriced then read the Amazon customer reviews (after paying £297.99) above - 24 x 5 stars, 2 x 4 stars, 2 x 3 stars and 1 x 1 star!
1 Like #4
I think there are a lot of cheaper versions on the market, that don't get such good review's.
#5
ElBuc
Please post a link!

All I get is "Sorry, your search for 'roomba' returned no results. Please try again with different search terms or select a category from the list below."


Not exactly the same item, but does the same thing. Maybe it does it better but not 6x better!

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135182

They haven't got the one I bought at £30 anymore but this is the closest.
#7
Benjimoron
Not exactly the same item, but does the same thing. Maybe it does it better but not 6x better!

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135182

They haven't got the one I bought at £30 anymore but this is the closest.


These are the cheap cash-ins. Sorry, there's no contest. But okay if you're not fussed about your floor being too clean ;)

You gets what you pay for.
#8
Watched the videos, definately not worth 6x the one I've got!
1 Like #9
I've got the older model of the eBuyer one and also a Roomba one.

The eBuyer one is almost as good as the Roomba - both very good on laminate/wood floors and equally poor on carpets.

Good for a daily 'cosmetic' clean, but when you go round with a proper vac afterwards, you will see what they leave behind on carpets!!
1 Like #10
Hi to everyone, I have been looking at this site only very recently and love it and you to bits. I have used many of the offers you guys and gals have posted.
When I saw the posting for this I couldn't contain myself.......buy, buy buy!!!!

I got one in the xmas sale at harrods reduced I think from about £260 to just under £220 then I got a 10% disc through their harrods reward card (you can always sign up on the day, but the 10% are only some weekends just ask they will tell you when they are). Phew!!! So I paid just under £200 and that included del of about £8; yeah I know the math doesn't quite work out but hey I wasn't any worse off!
It is a brilliant product and cleans much better than a regular vacum. Thr first week was absolutely amazing as it was really get all the dirt out that my regular one was missing. It has been on my wish list for the last 6 months. I'm now looking for a new dining table.
PS how do i add one of the smiley faces?
1 Like #11
we have a roomba. Husband bought it from Lakeland for £200 delivered, because I have a back problem and had delegated vacuuming to him. I love it. Still need my miele cylinder for stairs, little spaces inbetween furniture and giving the roomba a good suck out now and then. I de-cathair the brushes after each room, it's quite fiddly and wouldn't do for someone with arthritic hands - but I don't mind standing there poking at it with a paper clip - it's much easier on my back than mowing the carpet with a hoover. Parents have bought one also, they love it.
#12
Bought a 530 before Xmas and its brushes jammed and it died. The replacement also stopped brushing after a couple of days, but started up after spending an hour cleaning it.
If you want a robot they're great but if you want to save time on hoovering you may find spending a lot of time cleaning the brushes to avoid a cog meltdown.
NB Apart from cleaning they are excellent at finding small things you have dropped on the floor.

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