I have the Big Shot. After a lot of research I went with this one because I could by other brand dies and embossing folders and use it in this machine but not so going the other way. I got mine from Overstock.com on a day that they had free shipping and a couple of different kit options. I paid in the area of $85 but got 6 embossing folders and 2 Tim Holtzs Dies. They always seem to have some sort of deal on them.