I bought a refurb Blendtec from Woot about 6 months ago. I doubted my sanity for spending so much for a blender when my $35 Oster and $60 Ninja hardly ever saw the light of day. But, the Blendtec turned out to be a great purchase - it does an amazing job with turning lumps of fruit and kale into smooth smoothies. Its ability to handle ice cubes – resulting in the perfect frozen Margarita – is worth the price alone. Easy to clean, easy to use. Takes up less space, now that I’ve gotten rid of the Oster and the Ninja.