A couple of weeks ago I finally broke down and purchased the Swiffer Carpet Flick to go along with my other Swiffer products. (the duster and the wetjet) So far I have been very pleased with my purchase. The unit costs around $10, and the replacement refils are only a few dollars. (much cheaper than some of the other Swiffer product refills) The product works just as well as it does on television. I was actually quite horrified when I saw how much stuff it picked up off of my living room rug! It is light weight, which makes it very easy to carry around the house and up and down stairs, and the cleaning pads are very easy to replace. We actually have hard wood and vinyl throughout much of our house, and it got to be a pain in the neck getting out the vacuum cleaner and carrying it all through the house to clean our rugs every week or so. This makes the Carpet Flick a perfect fit for me. I can't say that I'd recommend it as a vacuum replacement. The cleaning pads were dirty and ready to be thrown away just after I cleaned the rugs in my living room, office, and kitchen. I didn't even make it to the bedrooms! For large jobs, that is for houses with lot of carpeting throughout you'll still need your vacuum, but for a quick clean up of rugs and small areas it is a great product!