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Vitamix Classic Reconditioned Blender $270 plus S/H

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Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs $369.95 minus $100 Promotion until 4/7

Label may reflect the following C-series machines: Professional Series® 500, 6300, 6500 or Total Nutrition Center 3

Product Specifications
Platform: C-Series
Dimensions: 20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25 in
Blades: Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 3-in diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time
HP: 2-peak
Electrical Ratings: 120 V, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 Amps
Weight: 10 lb 9-ounce
Design Feature: Radial cooling fan and thermal protection system
Cord: 6 ft
Use: Household
Manufacturer: Vitamix - Cleveland, Ohio USA

$269.95 plus S/H. Ends 4/7. Choose your Color.

https://www.vitamix.com/shop/cert...d-programs
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Ordered, thanks.
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I am debating between ordering this or the e320 model from Costco. This is my first Vitamix. Please give me your recommendations on which one to go with. Thanks!
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They're all fundamentally the same as far as basic blending, etc., performance and capability.

This deal is for older, but revered 5200 C-Series "classic" design with a couple programs. Taller jar is noted for pronounced vortex whirlpool effect, and works particularly well with small (under 2 cups) batches.

Explorian E320 has low-profile jar (fits under cabinets) with longer blades that necessitate different (negligibly more powerful) motor. Some say Explorian has cheaper build (I think all Vitamixes look/feel cheap at their price points - Blendtecs worse - but it's just aesthetics, not performance) , and possibly noisier at certain speeds (but they're ALL noisy).

So, it mainly comes down to features skewed this way or that way, a bit. Again, basic performance and capability is greater than 95% the same for what 95% of what people will actually used the appliance for (after the initial excitement of your shiny new purchase wears off). As an aside, I think the programs are largely unnecessary...

I just bought E320 refurbished on Amazon for $150. If I were willing (read: forced) to spend more, I'd wait till Ascent A2500 refurbished is available again for $255. Maybe a bit quieter, maybe find some useful programs on the control app, and save a few bucks (over this deal) in the process. Or else hope the E320 for $150 comes again, but that's a crap shoot.
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Not sure about this deal. You can still get a new 5300 at sam's with the low profile 64oz jar for $300.
Is this model that much better to justify saving only $30 for a refurbished unit?
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They're all fundamentally the same as far as basic blending, etc. performance and capability. This deal is older, but revered 5200 design with a couple programs. Taller jar is noted for pronounced vortex whirlpool effect, and works particularly well with small (under 2 cups) batches. 320 has low-profile jar with longer blades ttat necessitate different (negligibly more powerful motor). Some say cheaper build (I think all Vitamixes look/feel cheap at their price points - Blendtecs worse - but it's just aesthetics, not performance) , possibly noisier at certain speeds (but they're ALL noisy). So, it mainly comes down to features skewed this way or that way, a bit. I think the programs are largely unnecessary.

I just bought E320 refurbished on Amazon for $150. If I were willing to spend more, I'd wait till Ascent A2500 refurbished is available again for $255. Maybe a bit quieter, maybe find some useful programs on the control app, save a few bucks in the process. Or else hope the E320 for $150 comes again, but that's a crap shoot.
Thanks for your input
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Not sure about this deal. You can still get a new 5300 at sam's with the low profile 64oz jar for $300.
Is this model that much better to justify saving only $30 for a refurbished unit?
Which one is good 5300 or e320
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Which one is good 5300 or e320
They're both good, you'll be happy with either.
Their specs look very similar. Hard to find the specs of them on vitamix's website, because they're probably items they make specific for sam's and costco
But... here's links to the refurb versions of those:
https://www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/...-explorian
https://www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/...ioned-5300

The refurb 5300 on vitamix's website is $360, while you can get it brand new at sam's for $300. I'd go for that one personally over the refurb's in this thread.
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I have been waiting for a while for a deal on a blender - vitamix/blendtec - but last week i changed my preference to blendtec after i saw my neighbor's fingers got cut. Apparently she didnt unplug her vitamix and put her hand in the jar and the next thing i know they rushed to ER.

Blendtec blades are apparently blunt for this very reason.

Not trying to TC but very interested in knowing experiences of folks who use blenders regularly
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Same one sold by Amazon with free shipping?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...0DER&psc=1
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Same one sold by Amazon with free shipping?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...0DER&psc=1
Better to buy directly through vitamix. Vitamix gives you a 5 year warranty on refurbs. Amazon's is simply 'renewed' by amazon and only comes with a 90 day warranty.
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I have been waiting for a while for a deal on a blender - vitamix/blendtec - but last week i changed my preference to blendtec after i saw my neighbor's fingers got cut. Apparently she didnt unplug her vitamix and put her hand in the jar and the next thing i know they rushed to ER.

Blendtec blades are apparently blunt for this very reason.

Not trying to TC but very interested in knowing experiences of folks who use blenders regularly
I would imagine that it wouldn't matter what brand a blender would be, if it gets turned on while your hand is in it, your probably going to the ER.
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Better to buy directly through vitamix. Vitamix gives you a 5 year warranty on refurbs. Amazon's is simply 'renewed' by amazon and only comes with a 90 day warranty.
Nope, Amazon deal is still through Vitamix and includes the same 5 year warranty. It's referenced in the product description and the warranty .PDF is attached at bottom of page.
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Posted this last night. Same blender in red or white for $250 + free S/H via Nordstrom Rack. Includes 5 year warranty.
https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/t/12928432
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Better to buy directly through vitamix. Vitamix gives you a 5 year warranty on refurbs. Amazon's is simply 'renewed' by amazon and only comes with a 90 day warranty.
Definitely not true - I picked up the Explorian? model refurb for $149.99 on Amazon on Feb 25 and inside the package it contains the warranty registration information. For refurbs it's 3-years (perhaps its not the 5 from buying through vitamix, but I found it to be worth the $100 difference).

For what its worth - the refurb units come with a brand new 'jar', lid, mix stick. The blade has to be less than 1 year old (mine looked absolutely spotless, no indication of usage).

The base is refurb, but again mine showed no indication of usage.

Overall I am hugely happy with my purchase - its cold weather and I'm still blending up ice coffee and smoothies regularly for a couple weeks.
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