I went to the vino Temp website in April 2008 and saw they had a scratch & dent program, which has much discounted pricing on new models that happened to have cosmetic scratches and/or dents.
Recommend this product?
I got a VT-58 for less than $300 and the dent is so hard to see that no one would ever know... It looked and worked great.
The problem is the Scratch & Dent program only has a 3 month warranty. Wouldn't you know it? 2 weeks after the warranty ran out the thing died. I had a repair person come over, and was told that it would cost over $300 just to fix it, and the replacement parts only have a 90 day warranty. Apparently many of the interior parts in the computer board and power supply are of very poor quality.
I do NOT recommend this at all. I'm stuck with a worthless $300 box that is just over 3 months old. Shame on Vinotemp.