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Back to 80 on amazon. Is this one of the better electric toothbrushes?
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ArisingPeace wrote: Back to 80 on amazon. Is this one of the better electric toothbrushes?
Please check again - it should be $49.98 for the Black or White model. The Pink costs more, oddly! 🤣🤣🤣
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ArisingPeace wrote: Back to 80 on amazon. Is this one of the better electric toothbrushes?
Sonicare is good, whether this specific model is any better or worse, not sure.
But if you are on a budget you can get their lower end product, the "essence" model goes on sale for ~$25: https://www.amazon.ca/Sonicare-Recharge ... 01BV0EZY4/
The major differences between the "cheap" model is its a thicker handle, this 4100 model is slim. Also battery will last a bit longer if you are traveling, but for home use it doesn't matter at all.

The toothbrush will always die after ~2-3yrs, warranty is 2 years as well. Their warranty process is good.

edit: its weird how hard amazon makes it to find this deal if you manually search for it..
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I'm going on 4 years with this model and no issues, still going strong. It doesn't have the fancy stuff like bluetooth or position detection, but it works great otherwise. I do find that every few weeks the small space between the brush and the head gets a bit clogged with debris, which causes the vibration to be less effective. A quick cleaning solves the issue.

I bought this on sale at Walmart in 2016 for $40 (on sale for $60 + $20 in-store coupon.)
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jpwkr1 wrote: Sonicare is good, whether this specific model is any better or worse, not sure.
But if you are on a budget you can get their lower end product, the "essence" model goes on sale for ~$25: https://www.amazon.ca/Sonicare-Recharge ... HX3211-03/
The major differences between the "cheap" model is its a thicker handle, this 4100 model is slim. Also battery will last a bit longer if you are traveling, but for home use it doesn't matter at all.

The toothbrush will always die after ~2-3yrs, warranty is 2 years as well. Their warranty process is good.

edit: its weird how hard amazon makes it to find this deal if you manually search for it..
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For Sonicare toothbrushes, I generally just recommend the cheapest model you can find. The other special features aren't typically needed.

The only complaint I really have other than the cost of replacement brush heads is that these things literally take like 2-3 days to fully charge. Not a big deal. It's just weird.
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At end of January, purchased the Pink version for my wife from Amazon via 3rd party seller for $49.90. I am located in BC but was only charge 5% tax (WIN!)

This replaced the Sonicare from Costco which lasted just over 3.5 years. This one works just as well
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There is something wrong with your toothbrush if it takes 2-3 days to charge. My is fully charged overnight starting from empty.


Dave98 wrote: For Sonicare toothbrushes, I generally just recommend the cheapest model you can find. The other special features aren't typically needed.

The only complaint I really have other than the cost of replacement brush heads is that these things literally take like 2-3 days to fully charge. Not a big deal. It's just weird.
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It took more than a night to fully charge for my unit.
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Love my Sonicare! I only have to charge it like once a month...so I just let it charge overnight and its good.
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There is same deal from Walmart
https://stocktrack.ca/?s=wm&upc=7502007228
If you are going to get one I would suggest to have a look at shoppers. Although SDM has a higher price listings, but it has sonicare on sale pretty often, it is 20% off this week as advertised, but sometime I can find bigger discount in store. It will be stackable with x20 and extra points from YMMV offer from app.
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jpwkr1 wrote: Sonicare is good, whether this specific model is any better or worse, not sure.
But if you are on a budget you can get their lower end product, the "essence" model goes on sale for ~$25: https://www.amazon.ca/Sonicare-Recharge ... HX3211-03/
The major differences between the "cheap" model is its a thicker handle, this 4100 model is slim. Also battery will last a bit longer if you are traveling, but for home use it doesn't matter at all.

The toothbrush will always die after ~2-3yrs, warranty is 2 years as well. Their warranty process is good.

edit: its weird how hard amazon makes it to find this deal if you manually search for it..
No, the biggest difference is the compatibility of brush head.
As described on sonicare official web
"Philips Sonicare brush heads are interchangeable with all Sonicare power toothbrush handles, except PowerUp and Essence. All Philips Sonicare brush heads click on and off the brush handle for a secure fit and easy maintenance and cleaning."
Essence is good too, but it might be not convenient to find the replacing brush head.
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Overstep wrote: No, the biggest difference is the compatibility of brush head.
As described on sonicare official web
"Philips Sonicare brush heads are interchangeable with all Sonicare power toothbrush handles, except PowerUp and Essence. All Philips Sonicare brush heads click on and off the brush handle for a secure fit and easy maintenance and cleaning."
Essence is good too, but it might be not convenient to find the replacing brush head.
He might have meant the essence+ model ..which is compatible with most..just did my research
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Similar to other remarks, I recommend you just get the cheapest Sonicare and grab Aliexpress heads which are dirt cheap, just have to factor in shipping delays. I find the knock off heads are surprisingly good and have used them for 4ish years now, but I understand the hesitation for others.

My experience is Sonicares conveniently die just around the 2 year warranty expiration. Didn't matter if I had the mid range model or the lower end one (haven't tried +$100 ones). And yes, I know someone will chime in they have an old Oral-B or Sonicare that lasted +5 years, same here, but those are basically obsolete heads now and the newer Sonicare batteries themselves just don't last that long.
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lurker99 wrote: There is something wrong with your toothbrush if it takes 2-3 days to charge. My is fully charged overnight starting from empty.
Yeah, I don't know but I feel like mine has always been this way. Sometimes I'll go a week without charging.

I can place mine on the charger all night... wake up, brush my teeth, place it back on the charger, and it will be still be charging by the time I go to bed that night and still charging when I get up. It still works fine otherwise so whatever I guess.
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bestbuy has this on sale as well, free shipping $35+.

i can't deal with walmart's grocery vs non-grocery items.
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cow07 wrote: bestbuy has this on sale as well, free shipping $35+.

i can't deal with walmart's grocery vs non-grocery items.
How bad is walmart's non-grocery shipping? I was considering ordering this from them since Amazon is sold out.
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Fairywill branded one on Amazon is a close equivalent
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Dave98 wrote: For Sonicare toothbrushes, I generally just recommend the cheapest model you can find. The other special features aren't typically needed.

The only complaint I really have other than the cost of replacement brush heads is that these things literally take like 2-3 days to fully charge. Not a big deal. It's just weird.
Yep

I feel like I replace my sonicare every 1-2 years as they just breakdown after a while. Every year I get a cheaper and cheaper model and the results are the same. I also buy the knockoff brush heads on Amazon. No difference in clean or quality. Can't go back to manual brushing too used to the clean the sonicare provides.

Never had an issue with battery but I keep mine on the dock all the time.

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