Amazon offers the refurbished Vitamix 5300 Blender for $259.95 with free shipping. (Target charges the same, although stock is limited.) That's the lowest price we could find by $101, although it was $1 less in November. 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.

Note: A 5-year Vitamix warranty applies.