If you think the price is a little high, this is one of those products that is worth every penny! Imagine never having to scoop poop again. The cat genie is everything they say it is. I bought mine 1 year ago and have been waiting to write a review just to make sure I could make it as accurate and objective as possible. After 1 year of continuous use I am thrilled to report my cat genie has been performing flawlessly. You will experience the occasional baked poop aroma, which is best described as atrocious, but if you make sure to feed your cat a quality food that will cause him or her to have firm well formed stools, you will all but eliminate that problem. If you can't afford to buy the cat genie outright, the VIC program is available for a very modest price, probably as much as what I was paying for cat litter every month! The granules can be tracked throughout the house, just make sure to use a mat in front of the unit, preferably one with a removable type grate that allows the granules to drop through and be reused. This is one of the very few products that I have purchased in my lifetime that I have been 100% satisfied with and would buy again without hesitation!