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Old 03-01-2007, 11:14 AM   #21
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I too am looking for another blender since my cheap Hamilton Beach with a plastic jar has a huge crack down the side. I'm pretty sure I will be going with the Braun here.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:39 AM   #22
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^^you got it. Actually, I signed up for the amazon credit card and ended up getting the blender for $9.99 shipped! Now I just gotta cancel the card.. =)
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:50 AM   #23
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Did you get it yet? How does it work, the people on epinions seem to think that the teeth on its drive gear like to break.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:23 PM   #24
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If price is a lower consideration than reliability and service, I'd recommend the KRUPS KB720 BLENDER.

I have owned a lot of Krups kitchen products, mostly coffeemakers. I have happily owned a combination coffee/espresso maker for several years now, after having been totally disappointed with the DeLonghi version, which spent more of a year in the repair shop than it did my kitchen and never did get fixed properly, and I just bought both the Krups pod-type coffeemaker for my office coffee drinking pleasure, and their 10 cup capacity rice cooker/steamer/slow cooker, during the final going out of business sale at my local Le Gourmet Chef. I got the coffeemaker, the display model, for $49.00, marked down from $119.00 and the rice cooker for $79.99, marked down from $99.99.

Now, the reason I recommend Krups is, when I got it to my office, downloaded the owners manual from the internet, and started setting it up, I realized that I was missing both sets of pod holders, and the in-tank water filter. I called Le Gourmet Chef headquarters and they said they couldn't help me because it was a display model, but suggested I call KrupsUSA, which I did. A very kind lady at KrupsUSA named Shelly said if I'd fax her a copy of the receipt, she would send me the missing parts I required. You can't buy customer service like that! Plus. I love their slogan:

KRUPS. BEYOND REASON
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:37 AM   #25
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Thank you all for your recommendations.

I ordered the Braun Powermax MX2050 from Wal-Mart online. I expect it to arrive by the end of the week.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:59 AM   #26
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You're welcome!

Is it coming by UPS? I find that too much of a hassle to get stuff though them.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:18 AM   #27
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It's on a slow boat from Wal-Mart. Probably USPS. They gave me a projected delivery of Thursday thru Tuesday. I ordered it on Sunday.

I'm at home all day so deliveries are not a problem.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:30 AM   #28
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It's on a slow boat from Wal-Mart.


Haha!!

Well, I hope you have no problems with getting it delivered.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:30 AM   #29
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Andy: we will definitely be able to compare our thoughts on this blender.

Tonedef: I read what you're talking about concerning the bottom gears. One person said that some busted but that it still worked fine. I think I'll just be extra careful! If they bust hopefully braun will correct the issue for me.. might be a headache though.

So check this out: as I stated previously, I picked up the powermax on amazon for $39.99 with free shipping. Signing up for their card knocked off $30, making for $9.99 shipped. Well after a few days I checked out the UPS tracking number online and it said it had been delivered in a town 300 miles away from me! I couldn't believe it so I called Amazon. Of course I could hardly understand the nice woman with customer service, but the best answer she could give me was that it got lost in shipping. I said go ahead and send me another. Unfortunately, they were now out of stock and had no idea when they would get more in. The best she could do was refund the $39.99 on my card. I was disappointed, because nobody else was offering free shipping. I got the refund. Much to my surprise, I checked the tracking number again this morning and it has made its way to my city and is out for delivery! After I receive it sometime today, I will be able to say that Amazon PAID me $30 to take this $40 blender off their hands!
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:37 AM   #30
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^^as a follow up, I received the blender yesterday. Net cost = $-30. I wish making money was always that easy!
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