This product is often compared to All-Clad, and the ratings seem to indicate that it's almost as good, and the price is what really makes it great. I don't know if this is a today-only special or what, but recently, we discussed this exact set here and it was $249. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/prod...=08239419292522443977&wmlspartner=lw9MynSeamY This is the set with the 10" and 12" saute pans and IMHO is a better set than the one with the 8" and 10" saute pans. Of course, it depends on the number of people you're cooking for. I have this set, and I am quite happy with it.