I never had a Flowbee hair cutting tool, but in the 1980's, the commercials were all over TV. It's like a vacuum nozzle that cuts hair, so no mess. Now, with all the beauty and hair salons closed, the Flowbee is making a huge come back and selling out on Amazon. I had no idea they even still made them at all! The manufacturer says they hope to re-stock soon. I have no idea what they were selling for in the 1980's, but they were selling for around $145 these days.