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Head over to Reviewed.com for a full review of the Neato Botvac 80. Includes 90-day limited warranty from Neato Robotics. -johnny_miller

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Neato Botvac 80 Robotic Vacuum Refurbished. FS

Thought was a pretty slick price. $169.99 Might be able to get it slicker if someone can find a good coupon code. Sale ends 1/2/18

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I have had both the roomba and own a botvac 75 and prefer the botvac. HTHs someone!
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Last Edited by redpoint5 December 27, 2017 at 05:08 PM
Original NiMh battery will only last about a year. A better replacement is a Li-ion which will last many years, but the cost is double (about $79).

https://www.amazon.com/Lithium-Replacement-Battery-7200mAh-included/dp/B01FWLT1TC/ref=sr_1_8?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1514423081&sr=1-8&keywords=neato+botvac+80+battery
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Were they going for the Super Nintendo look with this model?
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It's not going to burn out the board. Neato just says that to sway people into frequently buying their expensive batteries.

Warranty is pointless to me because the bot is going to have issues, and it will cost a lot to ship it in to be repaired. Then when the warranty expires, you'll still have issues.

I wouldn't buy any robot vacuum unless you are comfortable disassembling the bot yourself to fix the various issues that will arise. Most are fairly easily resolved DIY.

I just bought a Li-ion battery for my XV11 after resolving a "my vision is blocked" error with the LIDAR. It would kill a set of batteries in about 10 months before, but I'm betting these Li-ion ones will go several years. My Roomba Li-ion battery has lasted 5 years so far, and Roomba suffered the same battery longevity problem Neato had.

I wouldn't spend hundreds more for a longer warranty or WiFi. I'm not sure what I'd do with WiFi anyhow, as running the bot from schedule or button is easy.

I've not used a bristle brush on the Neato, but I like the beater brush as it picks up a lot of debris while not getting tangled with hair. I rarely have to clean my wife's long hair from it. The Roomba brushes would just twirl all the hair around the brushes, while the Neato sucks it up into the bin.

I'm tempted to get this as the LIDAR alone goes for nearly $100 on Ebay. From what I've read, the Botvac is a decent upgrade over the XV since it has a longer brush, side brush, and other various improvements.
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Hands down Botvac is better. However, make sure you have a full warranty
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Have both Neato and Roomba, obviously like Neato more.
But for this particular series, I am finding it hard to get the OEM replacement batteries since it seems to be a discontinued/older model. Battery needs to be replaced after an year or so depending on usage..
have tried two off market batteries and I would stay away from those.
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Have both Neato and Roomba, obviously like Neato more.
But for this particular model, I am finding it hard to get the OEM replacement batteries since it seems to be a discontinued/older model. Battery needs to be replaced after an year or so depending on usage..
have tried two off market batteries and I would stay away from those.
I agree. Get the D series of vacuums from Neato.
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I bought this refurbished on Amazon in September when I bought my new house. It started acting up a few weeks ago so after multiple troubleshooting sessions with Neato the rep said he would have to file a warranty claim and get mine replaced. After they've had it for ten days I emailed to check the status and they informed me that they're having inventory issues but would send out the replacement as soon as they have one available. Despite the issues, I would absolutely recommend this vacuum and all other neatos. I've owned three over the last six years and love coming home to a freshly vacuumed home.
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Just started looking into robot vacuums and this is definitely tempting. Any thoughts on this vs a new Neato D3, which is on sale for $285 on amazon right now? We don't have pets and I think I don't mind not having smart home connectivity as long as this runs well on a schedule, so even if this has a nimh battery with higher capacity than a smaller lithium ion this is probably the better buy?
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I'd probably go with this deal, since Amazon has lithium-ion battery replacements, and this has a side brush. Surprised this isn't front page considering the other bots go for $300 or more. First time in a long time I've seen a deal for under $200.
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I'd probably go with this deal, since Amazon has lithium-ion battery replacements, and this has a side brush. Surprised this isn't front page considering the other bots go for $300 or more. First time in a long time I've seen a deal for under $200.
Maybe because it's refurbished and only 90 days warranty?
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I'd probably go with this deal, since Amazon has lithium-ion battery replacements, and this has a side brush. Surprised this isn't front page considering the other bots go for $300 or more. First time in a long time I've seen a deal for under $200.
The Neato Botvac 80's has a NiMH battery. You can get lithium third party replacements but was told by Neato support that they are not made for lithium and can burn out the board over time.(Don't know if it is true just reporting) The D3's has a lithium battery and wifi
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What I like about Neato over its competitors is it vacuums in straight rows, doesn't bounce around like a hockey puck in a game of air hockey. Looks especially nice if its vacuuming carpet.

Mine has been working awesome without issues, other than the battery to be expected, but I'm hoping the amazon lithium upgrade will be worth it.
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Were they going for the Super Nintendo look with this model?
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It's not going to burn out the board. Neato just says that to sway people into frequently buying their expensive batteries.

Warranty is pointless to me because the bot is going to have issues, and it will cost a lot to ship it in to be repaired. Then when the warranty expires, you'll still have issues.

I wouldn't buy any robot vacuum unless you are comfortable disassembling the bot yourself to fix the various issues that will arise. Most are fairly easily resolved DIY.

I just bought a Li-ion battery for my XV11 after resolving a "my vision is blocked" error with the LIDAR. It would kill a set of batteries in about 10 months before, but I'm betting these Li-ion ones will go several years. My Roomba Li-ion battery has lasted 5 years so far, and Roomba suffered the same battery longevity problem Neato had.

I wouldn't spend hundreds more for a longer warranty or WiFi. I'm not sure what I'd do with WiFi anyhow, as running the bot from schedule or button is easy.

I've not used a bristle brush on the Neato, but I like the beater brush as it picks up a lot of debris while not getting tangled with hair. I rarely have to clean my wife's long hair from it. The Roomba brushes would just twirl all the hair around the brushes, while the Neato sucks it up into the bin.

I'm tempted to get this as the LIDAR alone goes for nearly $100 on Ebay. From what I've read, the Botvac is a decent upgrade over the XV since it has a longer brush, side brush, and other various improvements.
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I would not purchase a neato vacuum I tried the neato D3 and had problems with it stopping in the middle of the floor and did not clean corners.I then tried a neato connected which was worse than the D3 left dirt on the floor would not connect to wifi it moved about five feet and then stopped daily never made it back to base.
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