I (anyone) can get this saw, factory refurbished, on Ebay, for $309 shipped all day long, from Husqvarna. To me, that seems to be an unbeatable price.
Currently, I have a Husqvarna 235 E-series, with a 14" bar. I've owned this little guy since 2011-12, and it's been a great little saw for what I've needed. Now, I have a need for a larger saw that can handle larger tasks. I've a couple good sized trees I need to deal with, and would like to have a bigger saw around for storm cleanup etc. Enter the 455.
How's your long term ownership of this saw been? Seems to be a good saw that will fill the roles I need it to. Priced right, decent power, good reputation, ease of ownership etc. etc.