i bought my braun epilator for $50.00 almost 6 years ago!
still works really well, you just have to keep it clean from the oils from the skin in order for it to be most effective in pulling up those unsightly hairs. I use it on my pits and legs. it works better for me on the legs because there aren't any weird angles like in the pit area, but i manage to get 98% of the hair from my pits by changing positions
the other 2% is left for the tweezers. Best part about an epilator is that it takes me about 10 minutes to do both legs, so its efficient on time, AND with an epilator is that there is NO mess. No sticky residue, no lengthy clean up, no scrubbing your skin to get the goop off. hope this helps