Last Tuesday, I bought myself a Vitamix blender from Costco, came with a 7 year warranty. With taxes, I paid $404.05.
I'm really pleased with my Vitamix. At first, I couldn't get the my smoothies sweet enough.
I did a little research online and found out using dates would help sweeten up my smoothies. I gave it try, and sure enough it worked very well. Someone else online recommended using either ripe Pineapple, Mango, or Watermelon to sweeten up green smoothies. I'm looking forward to trying those other fruits to see how they taste.