These are new, but selling as a clearance by Miele themselves. Check other states outlets.
Miele clearance centre explained that they're changing the model 10797820 "C3 complete, cat and dog", although the 'new' line they'll be selling will be the same basically.
Photos of the box:
I understand these clearance centre items are normally box damaged, but we bought one today and there was nothing wrong, at all. Like from a retailer, they repeated that they have a stack of them, RRP of $749, they're selling off as clearance only for $337.
These are the genuine 'Made in Germany' ones, written on the box and advised by the rep. I checked that there is no difference in warranty compared to a retail bought one, except cosmetic issues aren't covered (but there aren't issues there).
They're open 9-5 M to F, and it's pickup only from the Miele head office near Eastern Creek. No shipping options.
The other centres might have them too, considering the guy there 'Sean' said they have plenty. They're responsive on email too.
Used the Vac tonight, it's so powerful I couldn't comfortably use it on the highest power setting as it sucks to the floor! Glad to have a bag vac too, been too long using a bag less and really not enjoying how frequent I had to empty it and get a face full of dead skin dust. Yum.
Hope it helps someone like me who's been hanging for this model to go on sale.