I bought this a little while back. I needed a replacement for my old Oster which was basically the same model, it just had buttons instead of a dial. Can't go wrong with this product. The old one lasted a very long time so why not go back to it. I have used it a few times since purchasing and have not had any issue with it. The operation/gears/blade seems smoother than the old one which is expected I suppose since it is new. I see all of the hype over the other companies who's blenders cost $400+. This is perfect for my needs and way below the $400 price tag of those other brands. After all, I'm not selling smoothies.
I purchased this item yesterday because it was on sale. Once I got it home and tried putting it together the base and jug do not sit correctly no matter which way you turn it. I suggest you purchase another item if you want a good blender.