UPDATED 11/21/10 with HOT Scooba deals as low as $249 New/$187 Refurbished below! Robot Stock News is the premier news blog covering iRobot since 2006.
The BEST DEAL I STRONGLY recommend for peace of mind AND price is the Scooba 5800/Scooba 330 for ****$249**** (WAS $299!) with an exclusive Lifetime Guarantee only at Hammacher Schlemmer! No taxes to most states, and get FREE SHIPPING with coupon code NVBRSHIP at checkout!
PLUS, now, Hammacher now also has the top-of-the-line, next-generation Scooba 380, with its 850 square foot capacity (vs. 250 sf for the 5800/330), for $449 shipped (WAS $499!) with coupon code!
Hammacher's Lifetime Warranty is the best Scooba guarantee anywhere, and is far better than the typical 1-year warranty. If anything ever goes wrong with it, Hammacher will ship you a replacement or refund your money. Hammacher customers rave about their customer service, so you can't go wrong! Note that most retailers charge extra for extended warranty coverage, while Hammacher charges nothing extra for a Lifetime Guarantee! (Tip: Hammacher also sells the top-of-the-line Roomba w/Scheduling with a FREE Lifetime Guarantee for $369!)
Amazon sells the the NEW Scooba 330 for $257 shipped ($219 Used!).
You can also buy Direct From iRobot! iRobot is offering Free Upgrade kits and free shipping!
The Dark Blue Scooba 5800/Scooba 330 features a battery that lasts for about an hour, and also includes upgrades to the pump and other parts to improve reliability relative to the original, discontinued Scooba 5900. (You can buy the upgraded, 500 Square-Foot Scooba battery for $69.99 at iRobot). All new Scooba models, including the 5800 and the next-generation Scooba 300 Series also can be run using plain water, a vinegar solution or the special Scooba solution; the 5900 required either Scooba solution or a vinegar solution.
Scooba reviews have been very good at Amazon and Epinions, and in numerous publications ranging from Time Magazine to USA Today to the Chicago Tribune. In addition to free shipping, you pay NO Sales Tax in most states when you buy direct from Amazon, iRobot or Hammacher.
I have had my Scooba going strong since 2007 (it's a Scooba 350), and it is my favorite robotic appliance. Indeed, I prefer it over the Roomba, because I *hate* mopping floors while vacuuming can sometimes be kind of fun.
Fantastic deals on Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners are in our Roomba Buyers Guide.
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