I paid about $10 at Wal-Mart for theirs (blue in color). I would not say it is real quiet, but not too bad. It blows up an air mattress in less than a minute and a large (70") tube in several minutes. They have a 6 or 8 $$ one but I pulled out all the stops and spent a few more and happy with it. The power cord is nice and long as well.