It floats around this price when in offer. I got it for a similar prices. Stonking vac, just keep the filters clean and the suction power stays strong. I put the filters (once I've smashed the dust out them) in a delicates bag along with other dirty rags in the washing machine and they come out clean and like new. The hair wrap thing does work...in fact the 'method' works so well it's been mimicked in new dysons
Don't forget register purchase with Shark and you get a 5 year warranty too.