If you are in the market for a Themopen, they have another one of their famous "open box" sales on right now. Includes the regular and back lit models. Regular is $74 and back lit is $90. http://www.thermoworks.com/products...ontent=inbox&utm_campaign=Jan2014-Open-Box-cs I bought one of their "open box" units two years ago and it was brand new in a sealed retail blister package. I'm pretty sure everyone who has commented on the sale before also had a "new" unit but your mileage may vary. They do have the full Thermoworks warranty though. If you don't have one of these, now is the time to buy one (they usually only do this once a year right after the holidays). Comes in your choice of colors (until that color is sold out). I bought an orange "regular" model and may pick up a back lit one this time.