A MUST buy!
I bought a Refurbished Kitchenaid 5 qt mixer 2 years ago on Amazon for $118. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I have had no problems with it and it is amazing. I now couldn't live without it. If you are unsure about a Refurb they normally give you 6-9 months guarantee and I know that I have had a great experience with mine.
Anyone who does not have this mixer is really missing out!