So we went to Costco today in pursuit of a Vitamix Blender. My research has led me to the conclusion that Vitamix is the blender I wanted to get so we went to a demo to watch it perform and to buy at a discount. The blender being demonstrated was the new 6300. Price was $499. Price on the Vitamix website is $100 more. I had called the store earlier and asked what price they were being sold for and was told they had them for 374. So looking around I found on the shelves away from the demonstration they were selling the 5200 for $125 cheaper. The new one has a pulse switch and pre-set settings, which is nice, but not nice enough for 100 bucks plus more. So if your looking for one, this is about the best price for new I could find.
As a side note, I also went to Wegmans for the demo they were having. Interesting fact: They were demoing the 5200 and selling them @ 499. Apparently Costco has a deal with Vitamix, thus they have a much better deal!!
And yes, went to both places today and this is the deals I found. It does pay to do your homework!! Unbelievable that those walking out of Wegmans could buy the same machine cheaper at Costco, and even if they weren't a member, they could become one and still have saved money!!