Vita-Mix



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E N Argye

Guest
Hello,

I would like to get a Vita-mix 5000, but am somewhat
discouraged by the high price (about $400). Are they worth
it? I plan to use it a lot, but it still seems pretty high.

Does anyone know where I can get a new one for less? I live
on Long Island, NY. Thanks.

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Argye
 
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Vox Humana

Guest
"E N Argye" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I would like to get a Vita-mix 5000, but am somewhat
> discouraged by the high price (about $400). Are they
> worth it? I plan to use it a lot, but it still seems
> pretty high.

I think it is "worth it" if you have a specific need for a
$400 blender. I suspect that if you don't, it will collect
dust. Do you find yourself saying "Oh, I really wish I could
do XYZ buy my blender isn't powerful enough" When I see them
demonstrated, I just walk away thinking how glad I am not to
be among the few who need to make soup in a blender.
 
V

Vox Humana

Guest
"E N Argye" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Hello,
>
> I would like to get a Vita-mix 5000, but am somewhat
> discouraged by the high price (about $400). Are they
> worth it? I plan to use it a lot, but it still seems
> pretty high.

I think it is "worth it" if you have a specific need for a
$400 blender. I suspect that if you don't, it will collect
dust. Do you find yourself saying "Oh, I really wish I could
do XYZ buy my blender isn't powerful enough" When I see them
demonstrated, I just walk away thinking how glad I am not to
be among the few who need to make soup in a blender.
 
R

Ross Reid

Guest
E N Argye <[email protected]> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I would like to get a Vita-mix 5000, but am somewhat
>discouraged by the high price (about $400). Are they worth
>it? I plan to use it a lot, but it still seems pretty high.
>
>Does anyone know where I can get a new one for less? I live
>on Long Island, NY. Thanks.

You might want to haunt the thrift shops for a while. I
picked up a Vita-Mix Super 3600 in mint condition at a local
thrift shop for the princely sum of CDN $10.00. It is a
great machine but, I'm sure I'd never be able to rationalize
spending what they want for a new one.

Ross
 
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Ross Reid

Guest
E N Argye <[email protected]> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I would like to get a Vita-mix 5000, but am somewhat
>discouraged by the high price (about $400). Are they worth
>it? I plan to use it a lot, but it still seems pretty high.
>
>Does anyone know where I can get a new one for less? I live
>on Long Island, NY. Thanks.

You might want to haunt the thrift shops for a while. I
picked up a Vita-Mix Super 3600 in mint condition at a local
thrift shop for the princely sum of CDN $10.00. It is a
great machine but, I'm sure I'd never be able to rationalize
spending what they want for a new one.

Ross
 
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Scott

Guest
In article <[email protected]>,
E N Argye <[email protected]> wrote:

> I would like to get a Vita-mix 5000, but am somewhat
> discouraged by the high price (about $400). Are they
> worth it? I plan to use it a lot, but it still seems
> pretty high.

Before looking further, keep in mind that--despite what the
ads imply--it's just a blender. You make hot soups by
putting in hot ingredients, and you make smoothies and the
like by putting in very cold ingredients. It's a powerful
blender, but just a blender.

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Scott

Guest
In article <[email protected]>,
E N Argye <[email protected]> wrote:

> I would like to get a Vita-mix 5000, but am somewhat
> discouraged by the high price (about $400). Are they
> worth it? I plan to use it a lot, but it still seems
> pretty high.

Before looking further, keep in mind that--despite what the
ads imply--it's just a blender. You make hot soups by
putting in hot ingredients, and you make smoothies and the
like by putting in very cold ingredients. It's a powerful
blender, but just a blender.

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Wayne Boatwrigh

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[email protected] (JBSummer) wrote in news:[email protected]
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> Mine is collecting dust.
>
> Jim
>

I had nothing but problems with the Vita-Mix I used to
own. Gave it away to friends who soon gave it away to
friends, etc.

I prefer and frequently use my circa 1957 Osterizer. Never
a problem!

Wayne