[Walmart] Oral-B Genius 8000 Black *in-store only* clearance $140
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Anyway wasn't in stock so quickly went to Stocktrack.ca and found a few stores with it in stock all showing $140 as well. However the stock level is all kinds of wrong on Stocktrack for this, for whatever reason It said there were 7 at the Edgely Rd. Vaughan location but there was only one. I was going to pick that up but the box was a little busted--not terrible but not sealed beyond the security device. Not having another one to see if it's supposed to be sealed (it isn't) I hid it behind the other toothbrushes (lol) and headed to the one south of York U on Keele (man this one is pretty ghetto BTW). That one Stocktrack said there were 27 but again there was only seemingly one there! At this location it was in the glass case and I only noticed one in there. Anyway it was marked at the full $279 price but scanned at $140. Pretty sure it's $140 at all locations (or at least in my area). After purchase now Stocktrack shows 24 in-stock at that location, but unless they had them somewhere else I didn't see them, I don't think they have those units. Similarly the "7" at Vaughan was just one that I could see.
I really needed to change my now-tired 10yr old Vitality w/NiCd batt that is done for. I really wanted to get a 7000 instead because it comes with the Smart Guide in addition to being able to use your phone, while the 8000 (which is "higher end") only lets you use your phone But the 8000 has a feature or two more plus it has a charging case. Also the older versions of the 7000 are NiMH and it's tough to tell if you'll get an NiMH one or Li-Ion off Amazon. This 8000 is Li-Ion though.
At $140 it's probably not the greatest deal ever but seems pretty good right now--as mentioned Amazon has it for $175 or so even with coupon. The Walmart reg. price is inflated like mad but $140 is still a decent price. Note that these boxes don't have an outer seal on them--I checked a lot of "NIB" ones on eBay too and none have a seal on the box in the pictures. I dunno how Oral-B/Braun decided to sell them like that but hey they'll either be in the case or have the alarm thingy on them so wouldn't have been opened. Might want to check before purchase though as Walmart's return policy has gone to shit now.
I gave the online link but note it is NOT on sale online.