I received the Mr. Coffee as a Christmas gift. The only reason I know the price is because a week and a half after receiving and using the coffee pot I broke the carafe. The replacement for that cost $16, about the price of a cheap coffee pot.
The brew that the pot made is delicious and the timer is wonderful. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh brewed coffee. One morning our alarm clock failed but the coffee smell woke us both in time to maintain our normal schedule.
What I am most impressed with is actually the carafe. I normally have a problem with drips when I pour coffee. It is usually so bad that I keep a box of wipe ups next to the pot. This poured with ease and no dribbles. It was the highlight of the holiday season.
You can adjust the strength of coffee and also the heat of the warmer plate. There is a water filtration system that we haven't used yet, but is available for the pot. The pot also has a special cleaning cycle that makes keeping the Mr.Coffee a little easier.
I highly recommend this coffee maker. Just make certain that if you turn quickly with the carafe in hand that the area is free of obstruction.