This is a decent deal, b/c I think the VitaMix @ Costco (model 5200) is ~$394. QVC didn't list the model # of the VitaMix it's selling so I can't compare apples to apples.
We've had our VitaMix for 8 years now and NOTHING pulverizes ice the way the VitaMix does!!! There's a reason why Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and all those smoothie bars use VitaMix and no other!!
I initially bought it when I was preggers b/c I was going to start juicing (as I hate vegetables) but when I saw the VitaMix show @ Costco, I was sold on the fact that it retained the fiber of anything I would be juicing.
If I didn't already have my VitaMix, I would jump on this deal @ QVC in a heartbeat, especially with the fact that they'll let you split up the payments!! And if you don't have to pay tax to your state, that's icing on the cake on top of the free shipping!!