I’m extremely happy with this machine.
After the taxman stole almost $80…and $35 shipping, the cost was almost $700!
I stumbled on the not-so-obvious Raw Foodist Package at their online store:
It came with a 7 year warranty; BPA free plastic mixing container; an insulated market bag that I just love; and a nut milk bag made from hemp. (way to go Vita-Mix…hemp and bamboo are the future of fabric)
It had a huge recipe book and an instructional dvd.
My biggest fear was the noise. Living in an apartment I worried this jet-engine blender would wake the dead. No complaints yet. :)