My Most Useless Purchase
May 8, 2018 8:22am CST
Two years ago, attracted by several ads, I bought a "Lawn Mower Robot". Our lawn is not vast, but I wanted a good robot I could trust. The vendor convinced me to buy the robot you can see in my photo. In two years I have never been able to use it. If the grass is wet, it stops. If the grass is too tall it refuses to cut, if there is a bump in the ground it stops. I spend more time moving it around, than the time needed to mow the whole lawn using my push mower. May be I was unlucky, but I paid a lot of money for a completely useless tool. Do you have a lawn mower robot, that does a good job?
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I procrastinated, I thought I was doing something wrong and checking the different settings I would have been able to make it work. When I finally realized that it's not good for our garden it was too late to bring it back. I will sell it.
• Genova, Italy
I do not own the lawn mower robot ... because I do not have the lawn... (unfortunately) But, since I am a fan of new technologies, I probably would have made your own "mistake". (Ever I had the lawn) First of all I should know how much you paid for it. I'm saying this, dear Anna, because, just yesterday, I had to comment a really similar topic. But the object in question was a clean-floor robot. Was paid 99$. Forgive me, but from this I deduced that it could not be something very functional. A similar device in Italy is sold over € 1000
@Marilynda1225 I've seen them go around furniture before, there they seem to work. Although I cleaned the house for a while that had one. I used a normal vacuum, but saw that one working once. That person's kids were gone and they kept their house pretty clean. It there's a lot of traffic or the floors getting dirty a lot possibly they wouldn't work as well either. Maybe people have YouTube videos of the week working well and not so well to see it both ways. Maybe there are videos of the lawn mower to
• Melbourne, Florida
I never heard of these robots. It would be good if a person has a small, flat area. I always had an acre of land so that wouldn't work for me. Now in a senior village, we have a service that does it. It is nice looking though. Maybe you can sell it on ebay or something like that.
• El Paso, Texas
Like anything else @LadyDuck sometimes we fall for a scheme or product only to find it doesn't work quite as we expected and then the only thing to do is mark it as a lesson ..... I am betting you won't make that mistake again, right?
I did not try to return it because I am a procrastinator, I did not read the manual and tried once. I thought I made something wrong, put it aside and waited a long time before another try. The return date had expired. One of my neighbor is interested in buying it. They have a small flat lawn, it will work there.