Summary: I currently have the same Braun 3 Series that I purchased from Macy's that was on sale for $199.00 two years ago. Love the product, gives great shave, and the self-cleaning tank works like a champ. Cassettes last 18 months and I needed to order my 2nd one. Cost me $26.00 for just the cassette when I saw the same whole set for $85.00. What can I say..... I'll open it when this one goes bad. Great by.
Summary: I had a Braun system before... very similar to this. I liked it then, and the only problem I had was that a little 2-cent bit of plastic that kept the very top of the charger attached to the razor broke. This new model has all that beefed up, so I don't expect to have the same problem. The razor works great. The base is very cool with the always-on blue light shining through the liquid cartridge.
Summary: When I think of Braun, I think sweet! Got one and it's like you gotta work to shave. Just had "better" in mind and it wasn't what I expected. :( guess I gotta spend more money to get what I'm expecting.