$45 shipped. :) Not too bad! And here is my favorite part:
I know this is pretty ho-hum for most people here, but I've been trying to get one of these ever since I realized that these weren't grandes I was seeing in pictures. I had only seen one style of 52oz lamp, and I didn't like it very much.
Congrats to you! Centuries are great and that's a good deal! Enjoy your new-to-you lamp!
A Midnight Century with its original box. Awesome find. Thee black "Midnight' was first introduced in 1996.
Thanks, you guys! I'm super stoked to get it...I hope it's not (yet another) ebay let-down. :-/
I love the midnight series! Make it a century, and we're golden. I'm honestly not really excited about the color of this globe, and the wax looks like it might be a bit fried, but I don't really care! Now if this was an orange/white, blue/white, or clear/orange...
And if it's too awful, it's just an excuse to kit it. :p
Aww, thanks Jennifer! :)
I know how you feel. Mine came yesterday. Perfect condition. No dents or scratches. Only problem was the bulb was burnt out and stuck. Tried rubber gloves,etc. then said screw it and busted with a screwdriver and removed with needle nose pliers. Fired it up and what a beaut. Gots to get more. :)
For me, Centuries is what Lava is all about. Sure I have a lot of midnights and silver streak 32s and several off-brand and they are fine. I have a couple of Grandes that are nice. But nothing in my collection beats the flow of a good Century. Now if I had a Giant or Colossus I might change my mind, but space concerns would still favor several Centuries over a couple of huge lamps.
After running this lamp for several days now, I have to agree...I LOVE centuries! I know it's the exact same size and shape globe as an aristocrat, but I just like the size and shape of a century base so much more. The purple on this one turned out to be GREAT! I love it! The coil was sticking halfway out of the wax plug when I first got it, but I fixed that eventually. Now it's looking great.
I also won this one recently, and hopefully it will get here tomorrow!
The item description just says "red"...but I really hope that's a yellow/red, otherwise the liquid is toast, looks like. It also looks a bit cloudy. Let's hope it's not!
Thanks! :D Yes, I'm very happy with it!
And I hear ya...WHY wouldn't they try a little harder to make their wares look desirable? That might be why it sold for $30! Oh well, I'm sure we've all gotten good deals because the seller was lazy, or couldn't take a decent picture for whatever reason. It doesn't go very far to instil buyer confidence, though...
Oh and spikes are what lava will produce sometimes when it first erupts. 90's lava lites, in spite of their great flow, don't like to spike a whole lot. Generally speaking, what happens with those is that the solid lava plug just tilts to one side, and the molten lava shoots up the side and clots up in the top. It looks like a brain and spinal cord. :p It looks cool & all, but it's ALWAYS the same. Goo kits spike really well though. :)
This is a lava spike: