I purchased a maxi 4000 back in 1995 and paid a crazy amount of money because I was given a life-time warranty. Here we are in 2012 and vitamix swears they never gave out a life-time warranty even though there are other forum and posts that have the same complaint. It now costs me $85 for a blade assembly – 3 weeks out. I could buy a whole to blender for this price. I really like the machine, but have been ripped off.
Found At: Vitamix – life-time warranty