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Rebel Jar 19.95 free ground shipping...Blendtec Wildside Jar for use with Vitamix

ujenn42 67 January 16, 2014 at 10:42 AM in Online Only (6) More Blendtec Deals
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So this is the best of all worlds and kind of makes all us Vita-mix or Blendtec loyalists friends again. Blendtec make a Wildside jar that is compatible with the Vita-mix Blender....it usually sells for $139 and is now $19.95 with free ground shipping.

If you have an older Vita-mix and need a good cheap alternative for a new jar or want an extra jar this is a great deal and gives the advantages that Blendtec folks love with the shape of the Jar.

There is no stock counter so no idea how long this will last...and no unfortunately we can not buy this and use it with our Blendtecs! ( Customer Service just promised me it will work the same as a wild side on my Blendtec so picked up another!)

http://www.blendtec.com/products/rebel_jar

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#61
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just got this from blendtec



which seems to confirm Rusty's post where they updated the website to say it would only work on vitamix. Interesting that this is the first time it was mentioned we needed to replace anything on the vitamix blender itself. I'm kind of on the fence now as i was hoping to be able to use my orig along with this wildside when making more than 1 thing at once.

also, they comically included a lot of our email addresses on the CC line ...shake head
Any idea how easy or difficult it is to replace the drive that they mention?
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Any idea how easy or difficult it is to replace the drive that they mention?
No idea. I'm hoping it is relatively simple and will allow me to easily swap between the jars... maybe
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#63
So does this at least mean that they will actually ship them? That's my interpretation. Otherwise wouldn't they have just cancelled them right now?

After seeing the drive socket on here I did a bit of research. Apparently Vitamix's drive socket is plastic and is considered a wear item (the plastic allows it to break is there is trouble, saving the motor and preventing further damage). There are replacement kits online for a few bucks and then all come with an Allen wrench, so it should be relatively easy to replace.

Here is a video showing how to replace it (warning: crappy quality and suffers from V.V.S) http://youtu.be/Dq-kDO6H6N4
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#64
Quote from ashishdc View Post :
Any idea how easy or difficult it is to replace the drive that they mention?
Quote from psumarsh View Post :
No idea. I'm hoping it is relatively simple and will allow me to easily swap between the jars... maybe

It appears that the socket in the video below is what you replace with Blendtec's socket that comes with the jar.

Socket Video [youtube.com]
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Quote from MasterPhoenix View Post :
It appears that the socket in the video below is what you replace with Blendtec's socket that comes with the jar.

Socket Video [youtube.com]
Thanks for the link
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#66
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It appears that the socket in the video below is what you replace with Blendtec's socket that comes with the jar.

Socket Video [youtube.com]
thanks.
hmm, easy enough. guess i could swap between orig and blendtec in a pinch if i need to make 2 separate items and i didnt want to wash one jar
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If it ends up not working for a blendtec I'll be pm some of you to gift it away!! Certainly not cancellingSmilie
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#68
just got a 5200 and missed this deal. if anyone is looking to unload one, pm me.

thanks
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#69
So how did this jar fare upon testing? Work out well? Thinking of buying one, sadly looks like i'll have to buy it for 99
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#70
Has anyone received any update? The charge is still sitting on my card, but the most recent email I got was the group one (where we were all CC'd) where they said "You should have it in the next two weeks."

It's been two weeks.
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Has anyone received any update? The charge is still sitting on my card, but the most recent email I got was the group one (where we were all CC'd) where they said "You should have it in the next two weeks."

It's been two weeks.
I was about to come ask the same question. I got charged as well and was wondering wtf happened to the jars.

I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt, but between the email comedy, charging me without shipping and not delivering on timeline they promised, it's borderline dispute time for me.
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Yeah haven't received anything yet. Hopefully this week though.
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#73
So...I called...Looks like they are shipping this week. I was told mine would ship out today and they would email me a tracking number. I was also told I would not need to sign for the jar, they only require signatures for the full blender. I should mention that they were incredibly nice and very apologetic, the csr told me that the Rebel Jar is not something they have tons of stock in so they had been working hard to produce all the units orders and get them out. I'll let you know when I've got tracking info.
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So...I called...Looks like they are shipping this week. I was told mine would ship out today and they would email me a tracking number. I was also told I would not need to sign for the jar, they only require signatures for the full blender. I should mention that they were incredibly nice and very apologetic, the csr told me that the Rebel Jar is not something they have tons of stock in so they had been working hard to produce all the units orders and get them out. I'll let you know when I've got tracking info.

I contacted them & they told me it would ship next week. Definitely keep us posted if you do get a tracking number or shipping confirmation. Thanks for the update.
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#75
Good for you guys. You know this was a good deal when I didn't even get in on it but am still checking in to see how it turns out.
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