Had been keeping an eye for a Chi flat iron, so when I noticed one sitting on the Clearance table as 50% off, I grabbed it in no time. Got it for $50 and for its great performance, what a steal. Heats up within 20 seconds once plugged in and ready to use. The end of the cord connecting the iron turns automatically as you turn the iron (to create curls), which makes it super easy to maneuver. Beware of its design though, for people who concern this, that the entire top part (the functioning part) gets hot inside out so if you're attempted to touch the surface of the iron when straightening or curling, you might hurt yourself. I guess the purpose for this is to evenly distribute the heat when you use it to curl your hair.
Overall a very nice flat iron suitable for hair curling purposes. It's got a great selection of design and patterns as well.