Picked up the new model Dyson AM06 desk fan from David Jones today. They've got 20% off all small electrical items if you pay with your David Jones store card. I had some David Jones vouchers, so I paid mostly with those and the remainder on my store card. The shop assistant was fine with this.
The new AM06 model is significantly quieter. I compared the two and it's very clear. It also has a remote and a timer function.
Yes I know this is still a crazy amount of money to pay for a fan, but this one is for the kids bedroom and we were prepared to pay a premium for safety. Our little one actively seeks out danger.
I couldn't seeanywhere else that had this fan on sale.