I bought it for less on e-bay. It was brand new and for me it was worth it since I've had to use it for more things other than scrapbooking. My daughter has used it for her school projects, but with close supervision of course.
100% worth every penny. i had the orginal one and the expression is just so fantastic i think i might never get rid of it. its just fabulous. i bought mine in a bundle. it came with two cartiges and those marker pens you can put in to write with. i believe it was priced at $316 but ofcourse you can probably get it for cheaper. oh it also came with i cutting mat. it was a great deal at the time. but i think now you probably get it for cheaper. i love it.