This is an amazing straightening iron, it works so well. I got gifted a new one for Christmas so I don't need this one anymore. It is pretty much brand new I have only used it a few times and then it sat on my shelf. It is still in great working condition with a lot of life left.
I bought it retail for about $100 (with taxes) Avanti is a well known & high quality brand for flat irons.
From the manufacturer:
"Avanti Nano Silver Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron 1" Korean floating plates provide perfect tension for gripping the hair. Surround heat and round edges. Floating plates. Hinge lock. Extra-long 9" (2.7m) swivel power cord with velcro strip. Safety and energy-efficient feature.
Nano-silver technology purifies and protects hair for a silky, shiny, healthy finish. Nano-sized particles sanitize and reduce friction for gentle styling Tourmaline and ceramic, natural sources of negative ions and far infrared heat, eliminate frizz and seal in moisture, leaving hair smooth and shiny The Advanced Ceramic Heater (MCH) provides quick heat up and stable temperatures Surround heat offers endless styling options; create shiny curls, waves or straight hair.
*Safety and energy-efficient feature the iron auto shuts-off after 60 minutes of inactivity."
• Nano-silver technology
• Tourmaline and ceramic
• Advanced Ceramic Heater (MCH)
• Surround heat
• Korean floating plates
• Auto shuts-off after 60min
• Heats up to 446C (230 F)
• 6 preset temperatures