ITem received was NOT the item pictured which should have included an AC adapter. Received cheapo version of a shuffler which i already own & only paid $20 for!!
September 2013 update: After the above review I found the pictured item at another site & purchased it. Have been using it for a couple years I think & I'm so glad I treated myself to it. I don't remember where I got it but This site has it currently for $159 http://www.pokerchips.com/proshuffle-automatic-1-6-deck-professional-card-shuffler.html If you have the patience to search you may find a better deal.
If you frequently play multi-deck card games (Hand & foot, 5 decks for 4 players) it is worth it! Occassionally a card hangs up as in other shufflers, but applying slight pressure on the decks or bending the cards a bit so the center lies flat against the rollers is all I've ever had to do besides plug it in & shuffle quickly! Run decks thru a few times. I decided if my husband can spend $$ for camping, fishing, licenses, etc. I could treat myself to this for my recreational pleasure with friends.
If you have a regular group maybe you could divide the cost & it goes home with whomever is hosting the group next or whoever usually gets the games together.