This deal is a bit of a hack for those who do not care about shiny packaging or travel cases.
Oral-B sells many electric toothbrush products, but many share the same "handle" (which is the main thing really). The handle included in the Genius 8000/9000 and the Smart 7000 products is the 3765; the only difference between these boxed retail products are the accessories (included brushes, travel case and phone holder for the 9000).
You can add a genius charger for $30. However, if you already have a charger it may work (taking my chances). The website implies the genius is a different model charger, but it has the same product code and type number (3757). I have previously successfully charged a "Pro 700" model on a charger meant for a 3765 handle. My Pro 700 has the same model number, "CS number" and wattage (0.9W) as the charger of a 3765 handle.
- Price for a handle + charger would be $111 shipped.
- Handle alone would be $81 shipped.
- 2 Handles $152 shipped
Typical "special" price for a retail Genius 9000 is ~$150-$160 (which includes shiny box, travel case + some brush heads).
I needed 2 handles, which at $152 shipped (+ $30 if you need a charger) works out much cheaper than a "Genius 8000 dual handle pack" ($225 from Amazon AU / $249 from Shavershop).
This website only accepts credit card.