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.
I bought this as a christmas gift for a family member. They told me they squealed with glee when they opened the box. They love it and have already used it many times. It performs well, looks good, and was a great purchase. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an excellent stand mixer, in fact, I would not buy any other brand other than kitchen aid. I will be buying one for myself!