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Xiaomi Robot Vacuum (ENGLISH!) $475

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crichdr wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 7:48 pm
There's lots of these similar robots on amazon for under $300. Even canadian tire sells these on special for under $300. Not sure why anyone would pay more than that for a budget robotic vacuum from China
BenK wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 8:01 pm
lol you have no clue what you're talking about.
Then educate us please. Because crichdr seems to be making sense... Most of us are not experts on this and these vacuums all look the same.
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deal_king wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 8:19 pm
Then educate us please. Because crichdr seems to be making sense... Most of us are not experts on this and these vacuums all look the same.
you're paying extra for performance and quality. you can just YouTube reviews and see the difference between a $300 robot and a $1000 robot. if you have a 500sqft condo and you don't usually make a mess with finer (smaller) things (bakers are a good example, flour, sugars, etc), then maybe the $300 robot will do. if you own a larger home with multiple rooms, then you'll need a more expensive robot that can navigate around walls, chairs, furniture. if you have kids who drag mud/dirt into your home, there are even robots that have a mop/wet vacuum function.

what makes the Xiaomi a deal is that it is comparable in performance to $1000 roombas for half the price. the trade off is that you lose the warranty essentially since it is only serviceable in China.
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Do you know if you will get a US plug with this? Hate receiving electronics with a bulky converter.
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jmok wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 8:41 pm
Do you know if you will get a US plug with this? Hate receiving electronics with a bulky converter.
No adapter required.

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Nov 17, 2007
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Bought it from here for around the same price last time it was on sale. 3 months ago? Has been flawless so far. Firmware updates every month or so. It shipped to me with a US plug. I didn't need an adapter
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why would anybody buy this if there's iRobot Roombas in Costco?
.... that they can return at any point of time if it brakes, battery craps up, and get a replacement or new one...
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deal_king wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 8:19 pm
Then educate us please. Because crichdr seems to be making sense... Most of us are not experts on this and these vacuums all look the same.
A ford F-150 and a ford F-350 Superduty all "look the same" as well, that doesn't mean they can perform the same jobs... do your own research, or even just simply watch the videos on youtube.
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ohnabatko wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 7:46 am
why would anybody buy this if there's iRobot Roombas in Costco?
.... that they can return at any point of time if it brakes, battery craps up, and get a replacement or new one...
Wouldn't this fall under costco's 90 day return period?
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ohnabatko wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 7:46 am
why would anybody buy this if there's iRobot Roombas in Costco?
.... that they can return at any point of time if it brakes, battery craps up, and get a replacement or new one...
kimbot wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 9:07 am
Wouldn't this fall under costco's 90 day return period?
It is a minor appliance and does not fall under the 90 day policy. However, Costco usually extends the return policy to the length of the warranty, which in this case is 1 year. Their usual return window is 2 years.
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ohnabatko wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 7:46 am
why would anybody buy this if there's iRobot Roombas in Costco?
.... that they can return at any point of time if it brakes, battery craps up, and get a replacement or new one...
kimbot wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 9:07 am
Wouldn't this fall under costco's 90 day return period?
It is a minor appliance and does not fall under the 90 day policy. However, Costco usually extends the return policy to the length of the warranty, which in this case is 1 year. Their usual return window is 2 years.
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ohnabatko wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 7:46 am
why would anybody buy this if there's iRobot Roombas in Costco?
.... that they can return at any point of time if it brakes, battery craps up, and get a replacement or new one...
I have this vacuum for a few months now, and it works very well. It performs much better than the Costco iRobot, the navigation algorithm is unbelievable smart and efficient. Sure the warranty can be a concern, but this vacuum is a piece of quality product based on my own experience, the chance of failing during the first year should be very low.
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I'd encourage you guys to look at the reviews for the 800 and 900 series Roombas on Amazon.

For whatever reason, review sites don't seem to mention how much of a massive pain in the ass normal robot (like this Xiaomi)'s bristles are to clean. Those sweet, sweet Aeroforce rollers on the 800 and 900 series Roombas are gloriously maintenance free. I've had the 900 series robots for about two years now (previously owned older Roombas and Neato) and they're so much easier to maintain. You're doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't consider the annoying time spent detangling hair from rollers in your decision.
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alv077 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 10:56 am
I'd encourage you guys to look at the reviews for the 800 and 900 series Roombas on Amazon.
For whatever reason, review sites don't seem to mention how much of a massive pain in the ass normal robot (like this Xiaomi)'s bristles are to clean. Those sweet, sweet Aeroforce rollers on the 800 and 900 series Roombas are gloriously maintenance free. I've had the 900 series robots for about two years now (previously owned older Roombas and Neato) and they're so much easier to maintain. You're doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't consider the annoying time spent detangling hair from rollers in your decision.
They do it on purpose because most of these guys get a cut when ordering with a promo code from various Chinese retailers (other than aliexpress). Maintenance should be a much more highlighted and discussed aspect of these machines.
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deal_king wrote:
Jun 13th, 2017 9:52 am
It is a minor appliance and does not fall under the 90 day policy. However, Costco usually extends the return policy to the length of the warranty, which in this case is 1 year. Their usual return window is 2 years.
That is correct - we have two Roombas at home (unfortunately not from Costco) that slobber on regular basis so the battery is the first that gives away (I ignore bristles and such as consumables).

I did change both batteries using LiOn after-market and it has been great - but if I buy it now, would do this from Costco for the stated reasons - it just smart purchasing
Xiaomi however great does not have any post-sales support
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How does this thing handle stairs? Will it fall/flip over?

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