But now I am kicking myself! I bought it off Ebay this morning (seller has sold lots of vita-mixes and has great long-term feedback)... BUT.. of course it's not going to come with the top to bottom Warranty if I had bought it straight from Vita-mix!!
Darn! I was so excited
Wish I had thought more carefully about it. An option is that as soon as I recieve it I can put it straight on Ebay, sell it, and then buy one from Vita-mix...
I feel like they are way too expensive not to have a warranty..!!