Thank you very much for your feedback! I ordered one after price check. Hot deal. 7 years warranty comes handy, but don't think I will have to use it.
OP, curiosity got the better of me. I checked out historic Vitamix deals, they always go cold. It seems they are up there, wherever that is, with Apple and Uggs. I've sent it to my friends, one of whom has ordered.
Crikey, I hope you got your money back...
I bought a blentec from Costco I loved it even though it was very noisy but the motor burnt out and I read afterwards it was a common problem, we paid over £300 for ours.
I bought this in 2017 from JL with a 7 year warranty £199. I'd seen the demo in Costco, they made ice cream, hot soup etc. It crushes ice, frozen fruit (I use for smoothies), I think the only thing it doesn't crush is diamonds!. My next project is almond milk. I'm assuming this does the same, just on a smaller level, and if so, it's awesome. The cup is a massive bonus. J Lewis has a load of reviews on their website, I would read through them all. Also watch a few YouTube vids to note shortcomings, if any. The review on Curry's is not promising I must say. I love mine, and wouldn't be without it, I also have a NBullet, and the Vitamix is waaaaaaay better.