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#1 jewleyp  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 28, 2018 - 4:55 am

I toy with this purchase every Black Friday. I have a dog & cat with hair tumbleweeds and a family that drops crumbs like they are going to go missing! House is hardwood with area rugs and lots of open rooms. I need honest opinions and recommendations!!!

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Posted Oct 28, 2018 - 4:13 pm

No.  A solution looking for a problem.  

 

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Posted Oct 28, 2018 - 4:47 pm

I want one that cleans and exterminates like a Dalek.



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Posted Oct 29, 2018 - 9:46 am

I absolutely LOVE mine!! I have the Shark Ion and it is a huge time-saver. I only use it once a week when I do all of my other deep cleaning and I can get other things done while it's cleaning my floors.



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Posted Oct 29, 2018 - 9:48 am

I bought one the other day from Newegg, just waiting for it to be delivered.  Price was $110 so didn't feel it was too much to try out.



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Posted Oct 29, 2018 - 11:17 am

I have a Roomba. IDK which kind.

 

My thing is that we never have the floor clean enough to run her. Like, there's always shoelaces to eat, etc that would stop it up. Plus, we got a new rug and it's too high for the Roomba and she gets stuck under the couch. EVERY. TIME. We just don't use her as much as we hoped we would.


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Posted Oct 29, 2018 - 4:07 pm

We have the Shark Ion 750...I can honestly say it is one of the BEST investments we have ever made...we have 3 cats and without our Shark we would be drowning in cat hair!! Our home has mostly hard wood...but we also have tile and area rugs...and carpet in the bedrooms. I have it scheduled to run once a day every day. Very rarely does it get stuck on anything or vacuum up anything it shouldn't. We purchased it last BF and it has ran every single day since then without any issues. I empty it about every 3 days. If you have have funds in the budget for it, I say get it- you won't regret it. We are having a new home built and I am considering purchasing a second one to have for the second level of our new home.

 

Side note- I do HIGHLY suggest "vacuum proofing" your home before you let it start cleaning. I went around and zip tied up any cables or cords that were lying on the floor...otherwise she (yes, I refer to it as a she) will more than likely get stuck/tangled up in those. 


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Posted Oct 29, 2018 - 5:26 pm

I do appreciate all of the comments! I am happy to hear of more success than it sucks.... ba-duh-da !

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Posted Oct 30, 2018 - 2:59 am

I like mine as well as it helps deal with my dogs shedding in between weekend vacuuming. The only downside is that it can be loud when running on our tile surfaces (not perfectly flat white the grout lines) so that rules out running it during the night or when we are watching tv.

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Posted Nov 1, 2018 - 8:21 pm

Best thing I ever bought myself! Got mine on the July BF on Amazon.

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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 12:38 pm

We have the Shark Ion 750...I can honestly say it is one of the BEST investments we have ever made...we have 3 cats and without our Shark we would be drowning in cat hair!! Our home has mostly hard wood...but we also have tile and area rugs...and carpet in the bedrooms. I have it scheduled to run once a day every day. Very rarely does it get stuck on anything or vacuum up anything it shouldn't. We purchased it last BF and it has ran every single day since then without any issues. I empty it about every 3 days. If you have have funds in the budget for it, I say get it- you won't regret it. We are having a new home built and I am considering purchasing a second one to have for the second level of our new home.

Side note- I do HIGHLY suggest "vacuum proofing" your home before you let it start cleaning. I went around and zip tied up any cables or cords that were lying on the floor...otherwise she (yes, I refer to it as a she) will more than likely get stuck/tangled up in those.


Is the one that you have the one listed in Target’s ad for this year? $199 I think?

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Posted Nov 3, 2018 - 5:31 pm

Is the one that you have the one listed in Target’s ad for this year? $199 I think?

That one looks like it's the model below the one we have...I did a brief amount of research and it looks like the main difference is the $199 one can't be controlled over WiFi but you can control it via a remote that comes with it. It looks like you can set a cleaning schedule with this one as well. It would probably be a really good option if you don't care about having an app on your phone to control it!

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Posted Nov 4, 2018 - 5:14 am

[quote name="stewarta4" post="1393881" timestamp="1541295076"]That one looks like it's the model below the one we have...I did a brief amount of research and it looks like the main difference is the $199 one can't be controlled over WiFi but you can control it via a remote that comes with it. It looks like you can set a cleaning schedule with this one as well. It would probably be a really good option if you don't care about having an app on your phone to control it! [/quo

Ohhh thank you! I was dreading the research with all the work deadlines I have right now !! Your a gem

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Posted Nov 4, 2018 - 7:47 am

My Roomba 650 is named Pigpen, and I won't be without one again. 
I too went back and forth for quite a while before I bought it at Lowes, 
thanks to GottaDeal.
The app makes it FAR easier to set up the schedule.
Mine is set up to run at 3:00 PM every workday. 
That way I don't have to listen to it. 
I get a alert after to let me know if it was successful or got stuck. 
Often, but no biggie.
You learn to Roomba proof quickly, but the A/C vents are still a challenge for it sometimes. 
A black 2x4 blocks it from going under the sofa and dishwasher, 
and if you come into my house you will never see them. 
You will probably love it, but they ain't for everybody. 

C.  



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Posted Nov 4, 2018 - 7:58 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one that names our robot vacuums! The first one was Rosie, the current one is Mega maid.
We currently have the Shark Ion 750. It came with magnetic strips that you mark off boundaries with. So that we can mark off the bathroom where there is more likely to have cat messes. Or... Under desks, sofas, etc. We pick up the small throw rugs that we have learned she gets caught on. But it sure is nice to not have fur and cat litter on the edges of all the walls now!

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Posted Nov 4, 2018 - 11:29 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one that names our robot vacuums! The first one was Rosie, the current one is Mega maid.
We currently have the Shark Ion 750. It came with magnetic strips that you mark off boundaries with. So that we can mark off the bathroom where there is more likely to have cat messes. Or... Under desks, sofas, etc. We pick up the small throw rugs that we have learned she gets caught on. But it sure is nice to not have fur and cat litter on the edges of all the walls now!


No cat fur or litter on the floor or in the corners
Sounds like a wonderful dream !! Lol

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Posted Nov 7, 2018 - 12:07 pm

I got mine last BF with the Target Gift Card for buying an iPhone. I had always wanted one but wondered if it was worth the hype.

YYYYEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!

It has run every day sometimes 2-3 times if I take it to the other level of the house. We have a Great Pyrenees and she sheds like crazy. Not to mention the dirt the three dogs run in from the outside. It has saved my sanity. No more feeling like I’m walking on a cloudy sandy beach on our tile floors. We do run it during the day because it can be a little loud if you are watching TV or trying to have family dinner. I want one for just our lower level too now. Because now I’m spoiled.

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Posted Nov 8, 2018 - 8:11 am

[quote name="jewleyp" post="1394241" timestamp="1541337261"][quote name="stewarta4" post="1393881" timestamp="1541295076"]That one looks like it's the model below the one we have...I did a brief amount of research and it looks like the main difference is the $199 one can't be controlled over WiFi but you can control it via a remote that comes with it. It looks like you can set a cleaning schedule with this one as well. It would probably be a really good option if you don't care about having an app on your phone to control it! [/quo

Ohhh thank you! I was dreading the research with all the work deadlines I have right now !! Your a gem [/quote]

You're welcome! The one for $179 in the Walmart ad also looks like a good option if you don't mind not being able to control it via your smart phone...I'm considering that one for myself for a second one!

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Posted Nov 8, 2018 - 8:40 am

I love ours, my husband thinks it was a waste of money, but he doesn't vacuum. I only have to deep clean vacuum once a week now where before it was every other day. We have a cat and 2 dogs, one being a husky collie mix who sheds when he walks. Clumps of hair everywhere, especially along the edges.






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