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Irobot Roomba 880 model - for $499 @ Frys + they pay sales tax

O.G11 35 10 June 25, 2016 at 08:09 AM in Vacuums (6) More Frys Deals
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Last Edited by TattyBear June 25, 2016 at 02:26 PM
Frys have the Irobot Roomba 880 for 499$, and they pay the sales tax. (with daily promo code)
I saw a post from about two weks ago for the same model for 550$ which was very popular, so I guess that's a pretty good deal as well.

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$500 is almost as good as it gets for the 880. The only other time I saw it for cheaper was last winter when it was $500 on Newegg - $25 statement credit if you used an Amex. If you want an 880, this is a fantastic deal. Apparently the vacuum's tangle-free suction technology is orders of magnitude better than older models'.
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Yes, that's a very good model., I love mine (well, more accurately - my wife loves it, I couldn't care less Stick Out Tongue)
Also, I forgot to mention in the post that it's available in-store and online.
if someone needs my code - PM me.
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I'm in the market for a roomba. I have 70% tile floors and 30% carpet. 2 dogs and one of them sheds quite a bit. Should I be looking at this model or going a different direction?
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I'm in the market for a roomba. I have 70% tile floors and 30% carpet. 2 dogs and one of them sheds quite a bit. Should I be looking at this model or going a different direction?
I have been using the 880 for 7-8 months now. I am in the same boat with about 70% tile with 2 labradors. It has done an excellent job with dog hair. I recommend changing the HEPA filter regularly.

I recommend this unit and this is a good price.
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Is this good on floors and carpet both?
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Yes, that's a very good model., I love mine (well, more accurately - my wife loves it, I couldn't care less Stick Out Tongue)
Also, I forgot to mention in the post that it's available in-store and online.
if someone needs my code - PM me.
I sent you an IM. Thanks.
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I sent you an IM. Thanks.
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Quote from cunoodle2 View Post :
I'm in the market for a roomba. I have 70% tile floors and 30% carpet. 2 dogs and one of them sheds quite a bit. Should I be looking at this model or going a different direction?
You ONLY want to be looking at the 8xx series with pets that shed. The 5xx, 6xx, and 7xx series have brushes that you have to clean and that's a huge pain with shedding pets. The 8xx series have rubber intakes that don't require cleaning and they shred hair so it doesn't get wrapped around them - it's awesome.

The 880 is kind of overkill for most people, though. The only real feature it has over the other 8xx units is the lighthouses that allow multi-room cleaning a room at a time (clean one room, move to the next, instead of cleaning from room to room until it hits a virtual wall). I think most people would be thrilled with an 805 (Costco), 860 (newest model), or 870 (if you can find it - discontinued) that can be had starting at about $360 on various deals. Unless you MUST have the lighthouse feature or a handheld remote, I'd save at least $100 and get one of the other 8xx models. The cleaning will be the essentially the same. Be SURE to buy with a credit card that offers free double warranty, though like AMEX Blue, etc!
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Is this good on floors and carpet both?
Yep. Works on hard surfaces and carpet.
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Does anyone know how the newer 860 compares?
On paper it lacks a couple of features like the lighthouse and remote.
On the other hand it has the Li-ion battery while the 880 still uses Ni-Mh.
From what I can see the cleaning technology is the same.
You can get the 860 for close to $350 from BBB with a 20% coupon.
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Does anyone know how the newer 860 compares?
On paper it lacks a couple of features like the lighthouse and remote.
On the other hand it has the Li-ion battery while the 880 still uses Ni-Mh.
From what I can see the cleaning technology is the same.
You can get the 860 for close to $350 from BBB with a 20% coupon.
I think the battery tech of the 860 is overrated - it's so new in Roombas it hasn't been proven to be significantly better in the real world, and the Nimh batteries in the other 8xx series have been optimized really well. But yeah, like I said in the post above unless you need the lighthouse rather than a plain wall/zone or a remote, get an 805, 860, or 870 and save $100 or more.

The 805 and 860 have dual mode wall/zone and the 870 has plan virtual walls, BTW.
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OOS online. Check availability at your local store. However, you will pay sales tax if you buy in Indiana or Illinois. It is illegal in those states for a vendor to pay for the sales tax of an item.
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OOS online. Check availability at your local store. However, you will pay sales tax if you buy in the states of Indiana, Illinois and Oregon. It is illegal in those states for a vendor to pay for the sales tax of an item.
OR has no sales tax
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OR has no sales tax
Edited. Oregon seems like a great place to live.
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