I don’t know if you remember that my kids named my Scheduler Roomba “Robot Jones.” Chris, an awesome Want Not reader, took it upon himself to send me his Roomba Red after he decided that it was not up to the task of vanquishing the hairballs his cat was leaving around. The children immediately named the Red “Robot Jane,” and I thought that Robot Jones had found his girlfriend.
The problem is, Robot Jane lives on the second floor. Robot Jones lives on the first floor, and informs me that he’s still lonely.
I don’t know if this is a price mistake or just an insane deal, but Buy.com is selling the Scooba 5900 for just $209.99 with free shipping. (It typically goes for over $300 at Amazon.) This is actually less than $12 off of Buy.com’s regular price for it, which is (obviously) significantly lower than Amazon’s price. And if you really want a laugh, go look it up on the iRobot site.
I’m not saying you should run out and buy one on a whim. But if you’ve been pricing them, this is the deal to grab.
[Robot Jones is a little miffed that I’m not getting one, but when I asked him how much money he’d be contributing, all he offered me was a dust bunny from underneath the couch. So.]