I'd guess I bought it on-line shortly after I started this thread.
The cheaper pads are shaped like someone's interpretation of dinosaur feet, and the source of them prides themselves in being less expensive, though others have pointed to the quality of pads as a key element.
I paid somewhere near $45 for mine, and it had some of the higher ratings, but the number of ratings weren't as many as some others.
I think in the searches we were doing for the thing, I found well-reviewed units ranging from $20 to $80, and there were sites on-line that offered reviews exclusively, but I often question whether they were pimped or not, doing positive reviews in exchange for $$$$. Not uncommon in all sorts of marketing schemes. Which is why I asked here; consumers with no axe to grind are often the best source.
Edit: Not $5 but $45. Ooops, and corrected. I should review before I hit 'post'
Originally Posted by pop_rocks
yeah, i think the cheaper ones can work just as good as the expensive models you can buy
when my mom found out we like the tens so much she gave us her machine and some of the pads she had
/no doubt one of the high-dollar ones, probably bought at the fair
other than a different shape of the actual pad they seemed to work just like the cheaper pads i purchased online
it also came with more preset settings
how long have you ahd your current unit?