I was using those normal long, red feeders but got so disgusted with the waste. I was going through 50 lbs of feed a week and most of it ended up in the tray under the wire. I searched on e-bay and ordered one feeder. I love it so much that I just got 3 more! There is literally no wasted feed and instead of feeding twice a day, I only have to feed once. 50 lbs now lasts two weeks. The price is so reasonable and is well worth it to save money on feed. Here's some pics: Not sure if you can see in the pics or not, but there's no spilled feed in the tray - just shavings and poop! He doesn't have any for bid right now, but his e-bay name is jimsbirdhouse. If you would like his email address, please PM me. I can't say enough good things about these feeders!