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iRobot Roomba 805 at Costco

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iRobot Roomba 805 at Costco

We're looking for a Roomba. This seems to be the cheapest 800 series I've seen so far.
Not marked on sale but usually around $700+ for the series.
But I'm having a hard time finding any documentation or comparison with similar models.
Was this an old/Costco-specific model?
It has the rollers/filters as the other 800 series, and Li-ion battery, pretty sure no wi-fi.

https://www.costco.ca/iRobot-Roomba-805 ... 06382.html

Any info is appreciated!
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hwangnd wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2017 4:25 pm
We're looking for a Roomba. This seems to be the cheapest 800 series I've seen so far.
Not marked on sale but usually around $700+ for the series.
But I'm having a hard time finding any documentation or comparison with similar models.
Was this an old/Costco-specific model?
It has the rollers/filters as the other 800 series, and Li-ion battery, pretty sure no wi-fi.
https://www.costco.ca/iRobot-Roomba-805 ... 06382.html
Any info is appreciated!
Yes, it's a Costco specific model, the generic model would be 860. Internally and feature wise these are the same as all 800 series, with tangle free brush and scheduling, only updated with Li-ion battery, instead of the older Ni-MH battery.
I noticed on costcoconnection.ca that the 860, will be $200 off:
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So you'll have a choice between the two models at $499. Not sure why it would be worth getting the 860 over 805.
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Forgot to mention, I think I saw 805 available in store, but don't remember the price. Usually it should be less than online because the online price is higher as it includes shipping. Might be worth getting it from the store and save $10-20.
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Thanks for the heads up! I'm in ON and haven't seen it in store much...
But like you said, the functionality seems identical to the 860, aside from the colour.
I think 805 actually comes with 2 virtual wall markers as opposed to just 1 with the 860!
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Yes, I see 2 virtual walls for 805. Seems like a better buy. If you decide to buy online, use MasterPass $25 off.
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Did you buy the 805 model? Any feedback?
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Yes, we've used it a few times, so far so good. It did come with the two virtual walls and extra filter.
Standard 800 series otherwise (no wifi)
It feels like the random pathing is inefficient, but that's for most robotic vacs.

It doesn't seem like it was "on sale" and the website still has stock, but still decent price given the 800 series is generally 700+.
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hwangnd wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 7:26 pm
Yes, we've used it a few times, so far so good. It did come with the two virtual walls and extra filter.
Standard 800 series otherwise (no wifi)
It feels like the random pathing is inefficient, but that's for most robotic vacs.
It doesn't seem like it was "on sale" and the website still has stock, but still decent price given the 800 series is generally 700+.
I got one today, too. Chatted with a Roomba rep and they said 805 is same as 860, but has 2 virtual walls instead of only one, so it's actually a better deal. No reason to pay $699.99 for the 860, or even waiting until it goes on sale Nov 23 at $499.99. It will still be a slightly worse deal compared to 805.
I also used the $25 off via Masterpass. At the moment it's same price in store ($499.99), but online gives the additional discount, so it's $474.99 before tax. I checked here in the forums and when it first came out, earlier this year, this 805 model used to be $549.99 in store and $559.99 online. So, it came down in price after a while.
The only thing I'm not sure is if I will be OK with the random cleaning algorithm. I'd rather have a more organized cleaning path. But for that I'd have to buy 960 or 980, or a different brand completely.
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Feb 8, 2016
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Yes archived version of the product page also saw $550, so at least wasn't at the peak. Maybe if it comes down for Black Friday I can take it to Costco for the difference.
Ultimately the robot is not going to be as efficient as humans, but it's time/effort saved. I'm mostly interested in the 800+ for the suction and rollers. Although it still appears to have some hair, I can clean it easier than bristles.
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Yeah, definitely 8xx or higher for better suction and ease of maintenance for rollers. Would be interested to try a 9xx if any go on sale on Black Friday. The improved navigation might be worth it.
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Had a roomba several years ago. It had the “cool” factor. Today it is a lawn ornament.
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Had this model and returned it, it would always focus on 1 or 2 spots and make those spots spotless but would completely ignore other spots like the dinning room. No point in keeping it if I still needed to pull the vacuum out to go over the Roomba's work
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I use a Neato Botvac D5 its not cheap but so good so good, you spot vacumn corners only this thing can't reach otherwise I am thinking of getting another one for the 2nd floor as i am so lazy to move it haha
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dreaderus wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 7:39 am
I use a Neato Botvac D5 its not cheap but so good so good, you spot vacumn corners only this thing can't reach otherwise I am thinking of getting another one for the 2nd floor as i am so lazy to move it haha
How long have you had the D5? Where was it purchased?
The D5 was my second option, but I'm worried about long term reliability.
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Got myself a xiaomi for under 500. I highly recommend. The new model even has a mop feature. Its systemmatic approach and wifi connectedness are big selling features for me.
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