Hi. I have a schipperke that sheds long black hairs. I wanted to get one of these shedding tools but with the big price difference was wondering if the low end tool is as good. The Furbuster is available at my local Walmart for $21. They sell the refill blades too. The Shed Ender runs around $12-20 depending on the sale I find and Walgreens, Linens n things or Bed Bath and Beyond. The Furminator, we all know cost quite a bit and is available at Petco locally or I can buy online. Have any of you bought the lower costing models and had good luck with them?? Thanks.