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    Craigslist Robot's

    I don't see it talked about much here so I thought I'd ask. Why don't more readers buy their robots on CL? I have an appt today to get a tiger shark plus 2014 model for $350. I figured that was a pretty good deal. I've found a dolphin diagnostic for 500, and a few others for around that price range. Has anyone had bad experiences buying from there?
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    Re: Craigslist Robot's

    Just make sure it works and you are safe. C-list can be scary in some areas. Our Police department offers for exchanges/buys in their front lobby BUT that does not help when it is something like a pool cleaner or lawn mower LOL

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    Re: Craigslist Robot's

    I buy a ton of stuff from CL. What I do not buy is stuff with a lot of moving parts.....they break!!
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    Re: Craigslist Robot's

    I've bought three Dolphin Diagnostics from CL. I bought one about 12 years ago, and another one about 5 years ago. Both are in pools and still working today. I also bought a non-working one for parts, which has come in quite handy, If I remember right, the two working ones were in the $200-to $300 range and the cannibalization unit was $50.

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    Re: Craigslist Robot's

    nice. Glad to hear I'm not alone. i picked up a tiger shark plus today for $350. dude says he still has warranty for 1 more year and will do the service request if i need. dropped it in today and man that thing blows away any suction or pressure side cleaner i've ever had.
    19K IG Pebbletec with attached spa. 60sqft Cartridge filter, Intelliflow VS, 399k BTU Gas Heater, Pentair IC40. Phoenix, AZ, full sun.

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    Re: Craigslist Robot's

    Quote Originally Posted by isriam View Post
    I don't see it talked about much here so I thought I'd ask. Why don't more readers buy their robots on CL? I have an appt today to get a tiger shark plus 2014 model for $350. I figured that was a pretty good deal. I've found a dolphin diagnostic for 500, and a few others for around that price range. Has anyone had bad experiences buying from there?
    The power supplies on the Diagnostics are prone to failure. Getting used is a crapshoot. I had a used Diagnostic that I ended up buying 2 replacement ebay power supplies for before packing it in and getting a new S300. You can get lucky and buy a used unit that lasts a decade or one that craps out in a season. So after getting a used unit, I'd prefer to avoid the risk and get one with full warranty, not to mention a huge improvement in performance and cleaning.
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