I recently purcahsed a rake brush for long haired cats and dogs at Zehrs (yes- Zehrs Food Store!). It was $4.99 and since then I have brushed out (no lies!) over a grocery bag full of hair from my cats!! I use this daily and am constantly getting out loose hair and it makes the cats coats so shiney and smooth and best of all it has reduced the number of mats!
I have seen these brushes in pet stores for triple the price! If you have a cat with long hair you will LOVE this brush and for $4.99 you can't go wrong!
Just thought I'd mention it