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Groupon: iRobot Roomba 581 Vacuum $275 Shipped (Regularly $549.99!) + Great Reviews

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Tired of vacuuming?! :) You can score this iRobot Roomba 581 Vacuum for $275 (regularly $549.99!) and free shipping (+ tax) from Groupon! This nifty vacuuming robot gobbles up 98% of dirt and dust with a three-stage cleaning system, automatic suspension system, and on-board scheduler. This would make for one nice Christmas gift! ;)

In the box: one iRobot Roomba 581, three virtual wall lighthouses, one self-charging home base, one wireless command center, one rechargeable battery, one extra filter, one extra side brush, one extra bristle brush, one extra beater brush, one round brush-cleaning tool, and warranty information.

Features
* Three-stage cleaning system sucks up 98% of dirt, dust, and debris
* Vacuum filter traps pollen, dust, and other allergens
* Suspension system automatically adjusts to different floor surfaces
* Spinning side brush and wall-following technology for efficient edge cleaning
* Cliff-detection sensors helps avoid stairs and other drop-offs
* Virtual wall lighthouses create invisible barriers for off-limits areas (require 2 C batteries each—not included)
* Command center lets you control all functions wirelessly
* Home base for docking, recharging, and safe zones during games of robot tag
* 1-year manufacturer’s limited warranty on robot
* 6-month manufacturer’s limited warranty on battery

The Fine Print
*Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 more as gifts. Free returns. Free shipping. Does not ship to AK/HI/Canada/Puerto Rico. Most orders are delivered within 2 1/2 weeks from the purchase date. Does not ship to PO boxes.

As a comparison, Amazon sells this for over $400 with good reviews, so this seems like a great price!

Check out what other Amazon reviewers have said about this vacuum…

This product is great. I purchased it 2 months ago and it works good for now. Compare with roomba 530, it provides much more features and 3 lightrooms. That’s very important because I don’t need to config anything once I setup the system.

This Roomba replaced a 560 model. This 581 is much better. It cleans one room and then moves on to the next using the lighthouses. It comes with extra brushes and three virtual wall/lighthouses. The sensors must be better as it cleans for about an hour and still finds its home base and docks automatically whereas the 560 would just run out of gas and stop in a room where I would have to search to find it. I love this thing we call Goofy. It goes under all my kitchen cabinets without getting stuck and cleans my multiple rugs over my wood floor.

Let us know if you have a Roomba and what you think!

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9 Hip Readers Commented

  • rebecca g says:

    Do not waste your money on this item. It will not work within 6 months of buying it. It doesn’t do a good job of cleaning the floor and constantly gets stuck. I wish I could get back the $200+ I spent on it…

  • megan says:

    I have one and it is alright, but nothing I would ever buy again- if you have a pet…don’t even think about it doing a good job cleaning up pet hair (I have to use my Dyson for that). We got it as a wedding present and I thought it was a neat concept, but it just doesn’t have enough power to do much…

  • susan says:

    I have this model and it is okay, it is a pain in the neck to clean out and it will iss a lot of the floor being cleaned.

  • rose says:

    The price I saw on Amazon is $337.99 with free shipping. You are saving a little bit but not as much.

  • kate says:

    I’ve had two Roombas, and unless this model is significantly different from the others, I don’t recommend it. It works great for 6 months or a year, and then craps out.

  • Kristen says:

    I loved my Roomba for the first year or two. Currently it won’t vacuum for more than a minute or two without saying the brushes need to be cleaned. Tried cleaning them several (several!) times to no avail. But we haven’t fully investigated, so maybe it can still be saved :)

  • michellebelles says:

    I guess my quest for a miracle floor cleaner continues!!! I have been thinking about one of these, but after reading reviews, looks like I should hold off.

  • Rachel says:

    Starting Wednesday at Kohls the Roomba 620 is going on sale for $339.99. I have a 30% off and with Kohls cash the 620 is at least $100 cheaper. I have been wanting one of these and have heard the 600 & 700 series are better products, so for that price I think I will give it a try.

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