Sur La Table offers the refurbished Vitamix 5300 Blender for $248.96. Apply coupon code "SHIPFREE" to bag free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find for a refurb by $50. It includes the base, 64-oz. BPA-free carafe, and lid and features a 2.2-HP motor, variable speed control, and a pulse feature.
A 5-year warranty is included, however it's unclear who backs it.
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