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Vitamix Blender w/ 5 Year Warranty (Refurbished) EXPIRED

xtravbx 296 July 1, 2014 at 01:35 PM in Home & Home Improvement (7)
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Promoted 07-02-2014 at 08:41 PM View Original Post
Vitamix.com has Vitamix Blender w/ 5 Year Warranty (Refurbished) for $329.99 - 25% w/ promo code 07-0099-04 = $246.75. Shipping is $25. Thanks xtravbx

Note, the label may reflect the following: 5200, CIA Professional Series, Creations II, Creations GC, Professional Series 200, Total Nutrition Center, or TurboBlend VS. See forum thread for additional details.

Also includes:
  • Spiral-bound Getting Started Plus Recipe Book
  • 64-oz Container with Soft-Grip Handle
  • Tamper
Available colors:
  • Black
  • Red
  • White

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Edited July 17, 2014 at 03:15 PM by widgit
Direct from Vitamix. Friends and Family 25% off discount. $25.00 shipping. Tax in Ohio.

Apply code 07-0099-04 at checkout.

https://vitamix.com/shop/Certifie...ducts.aspx

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by Corwin

Vitamix blenders rarely go on sale, so this is a good opportunity to save on a high-end blender. This comes with a 5 year warranty and 30-day guarantee. - Corwin

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Last Edited by xtp June 9, 2015 at 05:15 PM
Update June 9, 2015




If your Vitamix is within Warranty period, they will supply you with the Revised Container..

No known Retail Vitamixes comes with the Revised Container, so you will still have to call them if you purchase from a brick-n-mortar.



Ok.. So.. Way back in April of 2014, it was discovered that Vitamix blending blade-hubs shed black teflon particles INTO the mix.

97% of online users who saw the major threads over @ slickdeals reported black-dust-positive.

Today, I've received 2 replacement containers from Vitamix, under the promise that they are "FIXed" and black dust free.


I am happy to report that, this is INDEED the case.


If you take a look at the pictures below.. The black seal ring is now made of a SOFT-er rubber material, and the central post makes direct contact with it.

The seal between the central post and the black ring, is done via what Vitamix will tell you is a FOOD-SAFE lubricant.

As you can see, this lubricant (white stuff around the ring) will get into your food, albeit, in small amounts.


There's no way to make this type of seal work without the lube, so, that's always how it's gonna be.



Originally there were 2 issues with the old hub.. the Original black cap was of a hard material, and would disintegrate upon use.

This was what caused the black specs to enter the blend.

The second issue was, the original blade hub, also allowed SOME lubricant to get into the mix. in the previous case, the lubricant was (black) and was visible during prolonged blends.

The new lubricant seems to be all White, which, means even if it got into your blend, it will be invisible.



With this new hub, Vitamix has rectified the Teflon-Black-dust situation, and took care of the aesthetic Black-lubricant situation.

NEW BLADE HUB PICTURES HERE.... vvvvvvvvvvvvvv

http://i.imgur.com/vkspy20.jpg [New Blade Hub Picture 1]

http://i.imgur.com/0ORkUrW.jpg [New Blade Hub Picture 2]






WARNING to all who's purchased this deal... At least 25 people have confirmed this issue, Could be a design flaw... see below or post #440

WARNING to all Vitamix Owners... The source of the black dust has been confirmed. There is NO potential fix for the current blade design, Meaning, no amount of replacement jars will solve the black dust issue. It's a Design flaw !!

Refer to post 953.. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=70581918&postcount=953


as per post #440.... Pictures attached to post... EEK!EEK! -Link- to post

Little Black specks coming off of the Blade-assembly?

Both the original blade/jar they sent me AND the Replacement blade/jar did this.. Blade dates, 03/2014 06/2014

I received mine 2 days ago..

Set it up.. scrubbed down the container with soapy water, rinsed and put clear water in it..

I put it on High and blended it for 4-5 minutes.. and noticed a black residue on the INSIDE of the jar.. you can see it most clearly while the machine has water blending through it.. the white contrast..


I called vitamix, the support-rep told me that this is due to a rubber gasket issue of the blade..

So, she sent me out a new container and blade..


I got that today, tested it out, same tests.. scrub clean, rinse, blend rinse, blend clear water..

I did this for almost 30 cycles on the first jar/blade hoping it would dissipate. (break in).. That never happened.. while it doesn't build up as much on the side of the jar as much anymore, there's still tiny black bits in the clear water when it comes out..

I 've thus far tested the Replacement NEW jar AND blade they sent me.. same issue...

It's not my water, I even tried bottled water for a few runs..


You have to blend clear water for a good 3-5 minutes, then pour the water into a clean white plate, and let the water settle, because the bits are quite small, and if they're moving you can not see it..

The last 2 pictures are from the water poured into the white plate..

Reminder: Referrals of any kind are not allowed here. That includes the free shipping referral codes. Do NOT post, offer or ask for them. Thank you - widgit
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PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED MULTIPLE REPLACEMENTS AND STILL HAVING THE "BLACK SPECKS" PROBLEM PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND FILE A COMPLAINT SO VITAMIX CANNOT IGNORE OR DELAY FIXING THIS SERIOUS ISSUE. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE FDA COMPLAINT PAGE WITH PHONE NUMBERS FOR EACH STATE [fda.gov] PLEASE CALL THEM AND LET THE FDA KNOW ABOUT THIS ISSUE SINCE VITAMIX IS A BIG CORPORATION AND THE LEADING COMMERCIAL AND HOME BLENDERS PRODUCER. THEIR PRODUCTS AFFECT A LOT OF LIVES AND THEY SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THEY SELL TO THE PUBLIC!
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https://vitamix.com/shop/Certifie...ducts.aspx

Looks like promo only works on standard--not the ones w/programs.
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i wish they'd have cheap deals on just the jars. i have a body for one of these, but the jar is toast.
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try the code on other items? sorry for no link. posting from app sucks.
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Don't get the two speed, you at least want to get the standard model (it's available at the OPs price point). Good price, brings the Vitamix refurb down to Blendtec refurb price territory. Note that Vitamix requires an additional jar if you want to do dry goods and not just wet goods.
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Nice deal. Repped.
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Reconditioned Standard Programs (6300, Pro 500) is also on sale with code 07-0099-05 for $284.25 + $25 shipping.
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Why do none of the lower priced refurbs come with the 64 ounce low profile container!?!!?!??!
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I bought a reconditioned 5200 from Vitamix.com few months ago for $299. The unit was practically new - I doubt it was used before, or very lightly used. The jars that come with it are brand new. I highly recommend getting refurb units rather than new given the price difference.
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Why do none of the lower priced refurbs come with the 64 ounce low profile container!?!!?!??!
because 64 ounce low profile containers are for their newer G series models. They are not compatible.
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any code for next gen ?

++and does free shipping code stack with this?
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Quote from ScottT7424 View Post :
https://vitamix.com/shop/Certifie...ducts.aspx

Looks like promo only works on standard--not the ones w/programs.
Program discount code
07-0099-05

The free shipping codes are not stackable.

NOTE: The standard (variable speed) was $299 yesterday with free shipping (coupons are everywhere). They are now $329. With the F&F discount + shipping ($271.75), making this deal only $18.25 cheaper.

UPDATE #2: I was able to stack the coupons!
Not quite sure how. I had multiple tabs in Firefox open and was trying different combos. My cart was empty and I then added the standard back in and viola--an extra $25 off the standard. So now I am in for one!

Item Subtotal: $329.00
Tax: $14.81
Shipping: $25.00
Total Savings: $107.25
Total: $261.56
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