View Full Version : Is it a good idea to buy a used older version Blendtec?
03-28-2011, 03:16 AM
I found an older model Blendtec (the one with buttons as numbers and letters) on Craigslist and was wondering if it is worth buying. The person is selling it for $150 and apparently it had only been lightly used about 25 times. Do you think I should get this? I'm not too sure about their reliability since i would be buying this after the warranty is expired. I know the Vitamix has lasted for over 20 years. Any advice would be appreciated.
FYI, I mainly want to use the blender for green smoothies.
If it's really about 25 times then that's equivalent to new.
I don't know about the model you're considering, but my model - when you turn it on, it has a digital display that tells exactly how many times it's been used! It will literally be a number. I think mine's at around 5000.
So - if this model has that feature, you'd be able to tell how many times it's been used.
Having said that... I love my BlendTec and wouldn't hesitate spending $150 for a (very) gently used machine. Like Dime said above, 25 times is a new machine!
Do you have a model number perhaps? I'm not familiar with buttons as numbers and letters. Do you know how old it is? *Ü*
03-28-2011, 10:24 AM
The guy said that he bought it 5 years ago. He said it was the Blendtec Total Home blender
03-28-2011, 11:11 AM
It's similar to the attached picture and I also provided a link in Amazon.
Link to Product...
I looked and there are YouTube videos when I searched for "Blendtec Total Blender". Perhaps those might be useful to help make a decision?
I wonder if the seller would let it got for $100?! *Ü*
03-28-2011, 02:25 PM
I don't know if he'll let it go for a $100 but I'm thinking of passing on this. The reason is I just realized that their jar containers before were not BPA free and I'm going to spend another $60 to get the BPA-free jar. Thanks for your help DebB.
If you're uneasy about the deicision to buy this blender, then you're doing the right thing! That all starts adding up if you have to spend another $60 for the BPA free jar. But - - if you do decide to get it, I would spend $90 instead of the $60 and get the largest carafe, it's well worth the extra money! (If you decide to go that route that is).
Take care! *Ü*
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