Did you ever get a Blendtec Sniggs?
The little ladies mom just bought us one from Costco, apparently they have a really good sale going on right now as they have switched from carrying Vitamix to Blendtec.
*Edit, first juice / smoothie down and very impressed. 1 apple whole, 1 pear whole, 1 kiwi whole, a big hand full of spinach, table spoon of flax and a big ass chunk of ginger & ice. Smooth and delicious.