I purchased the Holmes HASF1516 Pedestal Stand Fan second hand over the summer. It was purchased in like new condition from a personal friend of mine. My expectations of this fan were not really that high, as it looked cheap. To my surprise the fan actually works extremely well. I plugged it into my family room, which is more like 2 rooms combined, and turned it on. As soon as I turned it on I knew that it was going to be a good fan. The fan was extremely quiet and blew extremely cool air. The fan surprisingly filled up my entire family room. I figured that it would only fill up half of the room, and boy was I wrong. The fan may look a little bit cheap, and might not look like it's very strong, but in the case of this fan, looks are deceiving! I would highly recommend this fan for anyone looking for a super strong fan, at an affordable price!