After the destruction of his Nimbus 2000, Harry received a Firebolt as a Christmas present.

Is the Firebolt the last broom he received, or did he get a newer broom during the course of the books?

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The Firebolt is the last broom he received during the series, although it seems to be lost by the end.

In The Battle of the Seven Potters (chapter 4 of Deathly Hallows), Harry’s broom falls from Hagrid’s bike as they’re attacked by Death Eaters:

Screams, a blaze of green light on every side: Hagrid gave a yell and the motorbike rolled over. Harry lost any sense of where they were: Streetlights above him, yells around him, he was clinging to the sidecar for dear life. Hedwig’s cage, the Firebolt, and his rucksack slipped from beneath his knees—

“No — HEDWIG!”

The broomstick spun to earth, but he just managed to seize the strap of his rucksack and the top of the cage as the motorbike swung the right way up again.

They never go back to retrieve the broom, and the Firebolt is never mentioned again. Harry never owns another broomstick during the final book (unless you count the one he uses in the Room of Requirement).

However, given that Ginny goes on to play Quidditch professionally, I’m sure Harry would buy a replacement broom eventually (and probably use it to play/practice with the kids).

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    How expensive was a firebolt? Are we talking about the cost of a new computer from Best Buy? An Alienware? A Jetta? A porche? Any idea what the cost of one would be?
    – jfa
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 15:23
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    @JFA: The shop window in Diagon Alley says “Price upon request”, which means ~expensive. But Harry has both the Potter and the Black fortunes, plus substantial celebrity, so I think he could afford a decent broom.
    – alexwlchan
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 15:29
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    "No one would be able to justify the most expensive broom when a regular one could do the trick." The entire luxury industry defies this statement.
    – phantom42
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 20:58
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    @self. You’re right about the summoning charm; my mistake. But the secrecy issue remains. (Also, HP Wiki isn’t generally treated as a reliable source here.)
    – alexwlchan
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 22:22
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    @self. It might work, but the secrecy issue makes it unusable. But let’s leave it there; this isn’t going anywhere useful.
    – alexwlchan
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 23:13

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