Vitamix Blender w/ 5 Year Warranty (Refurbished) $272
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.
Spiral-bound Getting Started Plus Recipe Book
64-oz Container with Soft-Grip Handle
Deal Editor's Note: 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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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 !!
as per post #440.... Pictures attached to post... -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..
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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!
F&F Codes expire on July 22
Reconditioned Standard Programs (6300, Pro 500) is also on sale with code 07-0099-05 .
This is the lowest price a Vitamix has been sold for on the Vitamix website.[/b][/size][/COLOR]
You apply the coupon code at the checkout box.
Note: The reconditioned blenders are brand new except the motor part of the unit. You will receive a new blender container, recipe books, cover, and taper. Essentially the only difference between a new and used is the motor unit and 5 yr warranty vs 7. I've had mine for 2 years so far and it still works like it was new and I bought my reconditioned.
Vitamix performs a meticulous, 17-point inspection to ensure that every Certified Reconditioned blender that leaves our warehouse will deliver the same performance and longevity that you’ve come to expect from Vitamix.
Not just any blender can earn this title. Our Certified Reconditioned machines have been hand-selected for their like-new appearance and performance. A significant scratch on the blender base, an unusual sound from the motor, or a date stamp more than two years old will automatically disqualify a machine, requiring it to be recycled.
Once a machine has been reconditioned, it goes through two additional quality control inspections before being packed and shipped. Our strict certification standards have been developed to give you peace of mind and ensure that you’ll enjoy your machine for years to come..
• Blender base exterior is free of significant scratches and chips on all four sides
• Four rubber feet are present and in-tact
• Six-foot power cord is inspected and secured properly with clips
• Switches are clean and operational
• Faceplate label is present and free of scratches
• Rubber centering pad is in-tact and free of significant scratches or wear
Motor and Control Panel
• Variable Speed Dial is functional and responsive (when applicable)
• High/Low speeds are functional (when applicable)
• Pulse is functional (when applicable)
• Pre-Programmed settings are functional (when applicable)
• On/Off is functional
• Start/Stop is functional (when applicable)
• Blade is less than one year old, free of rust, dull edges, and any signs of damage, or is replaced with a new part
• Blade assembly rotates easily with slight, even resistance
• Blade is sanitized in high-temperature dishwasher and placed in new container shell
• New container shows proper coupling and blade balance when placed on blender base
• Every Certified Reconditioned Machine comes with a brand new cookbook package, container shell, two-part lid, and tamper
• Any component above that does not pass inspection is replaced with a brand new part. If a part cannot be replaced, the entire unit is recycled.
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.
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.
Looks like promo only works on standard--not the ones w/programs.
Program discount code
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!
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