Head over to eBay to score an awesome Blendtec deal! I LOVE my Blendtec. One of the reason I purchased it over a Vitamix is because it sits on my counter but under my cupboards; the Vitamix was too tall to do that.
Blendtec Total Blender with WildSide Jar for $199.99 + free shipping
Please note, this is a manufacturer refurbished blender, but it still comes with a 7-year manufacturers warranty.