New Vitamix models available reconditioned: 7500 for $399, 6300 for $379
The 7500 (aka Pro 300) is the new model that they released last year with the shorter/wider pitcher, longer blades, and more powerful/quieter motor. Sells for $529 new.
The 6300 (aka Pro 500) has been around a bit longer and is the same as the older machines except it has preset modes. Vitamix is selling it for $649 new, although Costco sometimes has it for $500.
If you're confused about all the different Vitamix models, check out this page:
If you have an old Vitamix, they'll give you $100 for it with their trade in program:
I would like to give you all some insight into the reconditioned units. It took less than a week to get it directly delivered from Vitamix. I used the free shipping code provided in the Wiki (06-008426) and bought the reconditioned 5200.
It arrived today and came with the taper, sealed recipe book with DVD and other information that gives you all kinds of different recipes. The blender container itself is new as well as the taper, in fact everything looks new. The only reconditioned part is the blender unit itself that houses the motor. That part looked like it was never used. The quality for a reconditioned product is superb and if anything ends up broken or defective down the line i still have a 5 yr warranty.
Overall I am really impressed with the reconditioned unit I received. I also checked the back and found it was manufactured in October 2013 (as of January 6th 2013) which is fairly recently. A family member of mine had theirs arrive today as well and told me that hers was dated December 2013 (as of January 6th 2013) so these reconditioned units are pretty new.