So how good a deal is this really? Is this truly a slick deal? Or just a good deal? Also what about those refurbished deals that I see on SD for either the Blendtec or Vitamix for between $100 and $200 and everyone says they work perfectly - is that a better deal?
It's just a good deal. Costco frequently sells at this price with coupon.
I'm trying to decide between this and the designer series. I assume its just a different base as well as not getting an extra container.