Ordered the fan on Tues (97cent shipping) and it arrived on Thursday. I couldn't plan a trip to Walmart that quick due to work and I would have paid more than the shipping on gas to get there.
About the fan.....I've had Lasko fans in the past. The last one I bought was a 16 inch with the wide blades, but air flow was not the best. I decided to upgrade to this 18 inch with the narrower "cyclone" blades and I couldn't believe the difference.
On the 16 inch, I always had to have it on a NOISEY high but still could not feel the air like I now feel with the 18 inch cyclone on low. Big difference in getting the cyclone blades for a quieter fan with more power.
It took minutes, with no tools needed, to put it together which means you don't need tools when you have to take it apart to clean. The front/back fan grills snap together so I would take a little care when you have to take it apart so not to break the "plastic" snaps. They seem sturdy...so far.
I would recommend getting this fan over the cheaper 16 inch one.
I don't think it's a big price difference but well worth it as living in the south, it saves me from putting on the AC until the humidity "really" kicks in.