Over the summer, Strategist writer Maxine Builder wondered: “What Are You Getting When You Buy a Refurbished Vitamix?” The TL;DR? Likely a Vitamix that has been returned by a Costco customer which has gone through “a serious, formalized 17-step process,” meaning these certified-reconditioned blenders are what Holly Hacker, director of direct sales and customer experience at Vitamix, calls “truly good as new.” Right now this Vitamix Explorian (smaller than your typical Vitamix, but no less powerful) is almost 50 percent off its usual refurbished list price (new, it’s $300).
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