Maybe these days we have so much paper work that needs to be shredded in our household. It builds up so fast that one week there's at least thirty pieces of paper to be shredded. After ten years our old shredder finally died the other day. The prices of shredders have for sure dropped in price over the years. The one at Wal-mart we just bought was under 25 dollars and instead of going to Wal-mart I had it shipped to the house for free by adding one other office thing that I needed.