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Thinking about getting one of them for my sweet Bonny. I have read.good and bad about them. Have watched a few vids but still can't make up in my mind whether to get one or not. Do you guys have any thoughts or any experience with them?
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Tried one when they first came out around 10 years ago. It had a tough time handling the transition between wood floor and carpet and it just didn't do much overall, so it was returned. Maybe the new ones are better?

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Have considered getting one for my lazy daughter as any kind of vacuuming is better than nothing at all.....

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My sister in Calgary has one and she likes it but not for us in our place.

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Anyone else care to share thoughts? I want her to be happy.

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Don't Waste your BLOODY FREAKING BENJI'S on that. Just get off your arse and run the cleaner yourself. and she will no longer complain aboot having to do all the house work herself.

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My GF had purchased one 15? years ago. It was just sitting around with a dead battery when we started dating. I ordered the battery and some filters and got it working. It worked ok as long as we keep things picked up and put away stuff like toys for the pets but it didn't have all that much suction and didn't work all that well with all the pet hair we have from three cats and a dog. Newer ones are improved and do work much better than the original or old guys but my 2 cents, full size vac does a much better job. I'm fully capable of pushing one around and lifting it from floor to floor. My GF on the other hand has some limitations so if I wasn't in the picture getting another Roomba would make sense for her even if it's not doing the best job. Like most things it's a matter of compromises. Before buying one I would check out the price of filters and the brushes. They can be pretty pricey depending on where you get them. Kind of like a used Snapper 33" mower I was thinking of buying. I looked up the blade and couldn't find anyone selling it for under $50 bucks. Ouch.

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Don't Waste your BLOODY FREAKING BENJI'S on that. Just get off your arse and run the cleaner yourself. and she will no longer complain aboot having to do all the house work herself.
I'm asking for opinions on machines, Todd. Do you have personal experience with Roomba vacuums?

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We have had one for a number of years, and overall, Inlike it, but feel that they are grossly overpriced. Ours runs on the hard floor in our kitchen/dining are to get crumbs and pet hair, and picks up a lot (which means you need to dump it after every run . . .). The only downside we have is that after we installed dark slate, the cliff sensors keep stalling it, since it thinks it is going over an edge. Despite zero risk (first floor) Roomba is too pigheaded to allow a feature to override or desensitze the sensors, so it got stuck a fair amount. There are ways, however, to get around the problem, I just don't think I should be forced to do surgery on a device just because the mfg. is ignorant and ignores the problem . .

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have one for 5 months now, it always gets lost and dies where ever the battery dies. Now it can't ever find it back to base and the charger does not hook up with it. We are going to have it fixed under warranty. Even with all that, my wife still likes it as it does pick up a bunch of stuff like cat hair and the dirt filter basket is always filled with crap it sucked up. It is not our only vacuum but it does get used daily to get us through until a thorough cleaning can be done.
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