With only one day of moderately heavy use (my kids are fascinated!) my little mister seems to be holding up well. I am hoping that the manual nature of the pump will mean a longer life, 'cause I really like this little guy! So my verdict is head out to Target this weekend and scope out the dollar bins and see what you can find. It was in the $2.50 section, and so far is worth every penny - even if it ultimately finks out on me sooner than I would like. I think I am going to stock up over the weekend, so if you live in central NC consider yourself warned with a fair head start! Viva la Target!