I've been wanting another ka mixer for some time now (gave my old one to my mom because I never used it, been wanting it back ever since) after searching for the best deal, I came across the ones on overstock. I got a XX% off coupon for signing up for emails and at the time they were offering a $XX mail in rebate on select machines...I should be getting that any day now. So to sum it up, I saved $XX on an awesome mixer that was already at a discounted price from other stores, yay!!! (FYI, I got a new machine not a refurbished, I'm sure the refurb are great, I just wanted the manuf warranty that comes with a new one)
I have had an "entry level" KitchenAid mixer for about 15 years, and I decided to upgrade to the Artisan model after reading many favorable reviews. I am so pleased with the purchase - it is an excellent mixer, very well designed, powerful and beautiful to look at. Great price, too.