rapes came from a craft store's fake flowers area. Might have to try a big craft store, or check a few. Originally, the Decorator was sold empty, so put whatever you like in it. The other one, down front, has a plastic flower ring with big yellow and orange dasies that remind me of the white one on the old Monsanto green plastic doormats!
That green glitter at bottom right? What, you've never seen one of those? That's an uber-rare Spire series 300 by Starbright Lighting, circa 1967, in the rare green color...
...did you believe that at all? It's an old liquor bottle (I think - marked "Federal law prohibits sale or reuse of this bottle" which I assume is liquor bottle markings, I think it held whiskey) Bottle screws into the base, and base/cap are gold-sprayed black plastic. I filled it with new glitter contents, green with transparent irridescent squares, which I normally hate but think look somehow "authentic" here. I drilled a tiny hole in the base and wired in a 7-watt bulb, with an aluminum foil reflector cone around it.
Only other oddballs are two Florence Art oil glitters, a large and a small brass column (with medium and dark blue liquid, respectively) an Enchantress Glitterlite, with "gold" liquid, a Hot Rock silver glitter, and a Natural Wonders dimmable "Volcano" chrome lava. Nearly forgot the odd yellow/green bottle, middle lower left. Found at a thrift store (another liquor bottle?) and filled with lava by me, I found it fits flawlessly on any cone base, 32 oz. or any 52 oz. style, and doesn't wobble, like a 52 oz. does on a 32 base, or a 32 in a Century base.
The rest should be identifiable.
The Mystique (far left) and French oval (far right) are not lit because they're empty. Anyone got some good glitter fill for 'em?…
Jonas Clark-Elliott said:
Ahh, here we go - I commented on the photos before I saw the discussion. This is called a GemLamp, and was probably made for a very short time, I would estimate in the 1979-1983 range. It's essentially a model 650 'Confetti' GemLite modded with a chrome base and support into a table lamp, and it is pictured in catalogs with a shade similar in shape, size and color to what you're using, but in accordion-pleat type. It's great to have a positive date on one!
It is VERY rare, along with some other short-run idea lamps such as the late 60s Kaleido-Lite and its early 70s counterpart the Silver Spinner, the tunnel-effect Infinite Motion Lite, and the bizarre water-filled Liqua-Lite, a precursor to today's air bubble columns. Yours has a teensy bit of fluid loss, but is worth keeping original. The color disk was a sticker provided with the lamp and was optional, thus your lamp is still "original" without it, but some people have painted stripes of the craft store paint-your-own stained glass gel-paint to add the same effect. Continental (oval) and Mystique (square) GemLites always had four-color stickers (red or pink, yellow, green, blue) as did later Confettis, but early Confettis had only three-color (red, yellow, blue I believe, been a while since I've seen one). Naturally, the yellow stripe must be the smallest, blue the biggest.
Do NOT uncap these - the liquid is not "user friendly" and evaporates quickly. Also, use only a 15w bulb in the GemLite. Is the switch on the lamp socket three way (GemLite, upper bulb, both, off)? And is there ONLY a switch on the socket, none on the cord? Any sticker on the underside?
e you are all aware that there are two sides to every story, so here's mine. (Sorry it's so long) • Erin posts a listing on ebay titled: Mystique Gemlite Lava Lamp made by Lava Lite USA Made 70s motion glitter
that shows a real nice Gemlite lamp with one that is actually for sale that is really filled with lava wax and not glitter. True, she stated in the listing the real Gemlite pictured was not for sale, but her listing appeared in my search results because I had searched for a "Lava Gemlite." Unfortunately for me, I came across the listing right before the end and I bid and won. Yes it's my fault I didn't have time to ask questions.. but I figured oh well.... and I had every intention of completing the auction ( I ALWAYS pay for my ebay items and I also expect sellers to be completely honest and accurate in their listings. Sadly, I have found this is not always the case.) After I won, I saw the reference to "Oozing Goo" and went on this website to search for Gemlite and then come upon Erin's previous postings regarding her history of this lamp, finding it cheap on eBay and snagging it, melting it and so on...Now I'm wondering why she left so much out of the listing that she freely posted in the Oozing Goo forum.So ask yourselves: COULD SHE HAVE POSTED A CURRENT PICTURE OF ONLY THE ITEM THAT SHE WAS SELLING AND COULD SHE HAVE LISTED IN THE AUCTION TITLE WHAT SHE WAS REALLY SELLING? Such as, LAVA LAMP that used to be a GEMLITE AND MAYBE YOU CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO REFILL IT OR GET A NEW GLOBE. Or FORMER LAVE GEMLITE BASE, CAP AND BOTTLE THAT HAS BEEN MODIFIED AND FILLED WITH LAVA (you get the idea....)No.. it's easier to show a picture you already have of it looking nice and working (even though now it really is not working like it is in the photo) Spam the keyword GEMLITE GLITTER (which this light has NONE) and hey maybe it will sell better this way...Unfortunately, after I won, I learn that these photos were taken prior to her melting it and some other interesting tidbits that she could have included in the listing, BUT CHOSE NOT TO. I delayed payment because I had emailed eBay customer service for advice and had not heard back yet and did lose a gift card I got for Christmas for $100... (I still haven't found it)Erin filed the non-paying bidder alert and I emailed her when payment was coming, but I did ask her about the photos and the light bulb melting and what happened with a lower watt bulb where she informs me she never tried a lower watt bul! Hmmmm Her attitude in these emails halfway earned her the negative feedback I posted because she refused answer the questions before telling me she wasn't going to answer any more questions and the rest was earned after the lamp arrived...Here's ALL the emails back and forth between us the more recent are at the top (please skip down if you don't want to read them) Dear generationmac,You have all information correct. These are all questions you should have asked BEFORE you bid and won the auction. See the paradox here? I have no interest in keeping this lamp. I listed all information I knew about it when I listed it. You bid, win, take seven days to even respond to my inquiries and waste my time?!I'm not answering any more questions. You can either pay for the lamp or tell me to re-list. You have been blocked from bidding on any future auctions of mine. Ball's in your court. - callisto9Click "respond" to reply through Messages, or go to your email to replyFrom: generationmacTo: callisto9Subject: Re: Other: generationmac sent a message about Mystique Gemlite Lava Lamp made by Lava Lite USA Made 70s motion glitter #200878654364Sent Date: Jan-27-13 15:56:14 PSTDear callisto9,OK so let me get this straight... You took pictures of the lamp flowing with a 40 watt bulb that ended up melting the plastic... and then you list it showing those pictures with the lava flowing but your reference is that you can't use a 40 watt bulb because means that a lower watt bulb may or may not make the lamp function? If the Lava does not get to a certain temperature it won't flow. Do you see the paradox here?Do you know if the cap come off the bottle with the lava? or is it permanently sealed on there...- generationmacFrom: callisto9To: generationmacSubject: Re: Other: generationmac sent a message about Mystique Gemlite Lava Lamp made by Lava Lite USA Made 70s motion glitter #200878654364Sent Date: Jan-27-13 15:34:09 PSTDear generationmac,In the picture, I was using a 40W bulb. After using a 40W bulb in it about 4-5 times, I put it away. Next time I took it out, I noticed the bottom was melted. Your call on the auction. You have until Wednesday to pay or you can tell me now that you 100% don't want it and I will re-list. - callisto9From: generationmacTo: callisto9Subject: Re: Other: generationmac sent a message about Mystique Gemlite Lava Lamp made by Lava Lite USA Made 70s motion glitter #200878654364Sent Date: Jan-27-13 14:57:38 PSTDear callisto9,Yes i'm still trying to find it. If you want to cancel and sell to the underbidder that's fine. i wanted a glitter lamp anyway and didn't read the auction correctly to understand this was the "refilled lava" without glitter. I'm asking because is the lower watt bulb that wont melt the plastic further will it make the lava flow as in the picture? Where did the picture come from if you never tried it?- generationmacFrom: callisto9To: generationmacSubject: Re: Other: generationmac sent a message about Mystique Gemlite Lava Lamp made by Lava Lite USA Made 70s motion glitter #200878654364Sent Date: Jan-27-13 14:09:36 PSTDear generationmac,This is the same excuse you gave me last time you bought something from me (remember me? - I sold you the wave machine). I have opened a non-paying bidder case yesterday. I don't know if it works with a 25W bulb. Never tried it. - callisto9
From: generationmacTo: callisto9Subject: Other: generationmac sent a message about Mystique Gemlite Lava Lamp made by Lava Lite USA Made 70s motion glitter #200878654364Sent Date: Jan-27-13 07:50:56 PSTDear callisto9,hi, does this work as pictured using the 25 watt bulb ? also i can pay on wednesday, i've lost an ebay gift card I was going to use but havent been able to find yet- generationmac Mystique Gemlite Lava Lamp made by Lava Lite USA Made 70s motion glitterItem Id: 200878654364End time: Jan-20-13 09:08:15 PST
-----------------End of Emails-----------------------So I go ahead and pay the $95, ask for tracking info when she has it and hope for the best. When I'm checking out the ebay system says UPS Ground which as I'm sure we all know can take forever, yet Erin listed Priority Mail Expedited shipping. I included the note with payment to make sure she uses Priority Mail as the listing states and to email tracking info. (She never does until I email her of the third day after payment was sent.) Also, even today when I hit the track button on the listing it shows that it is not tracking in the system even though it was delivered yesterday:The lamp arrives (I'm still hoping for the best) and I take it out and put it on the floor in case it want to melt again and put a 25 watt bulb in to see what happens. Well nothing happens, as I suspected. Two hours later still nothing.Here is the picture of the lamp now. NOT looking quite like it did in the listing's pictures. The masking tape on the bottle as pictured the listing is not there but probably ok because what is there is the chipped Grand Marnier cork in the top (so now I have my answer to my question is it permanently sealed?) . Also if you look at the angle of the picture in the listing, it is shot at an upward angle, so you cannot see the top of the cap, (which is missing mentioned in the description that's ok) but not mentioned is that the cap is not welded together so it spreads bigger when placed on top of the bottle therefore will not sit like it does in the picture - the top of the bottle is about 1/2 -3/4" above the top. (Of course she mentions JB Weld on oozing goo, but NOT in the listing) What's worse is I did wait to receive the lamp which stated in the listing "It WILL Work" but what is left out is "Well it did work like the picture shows when I had too high of a wattage lightbulb in it that melted it, However, I have not tried it with a lower watt bulb to see if it will still work as pictured." Guess what? Yep.. It does not get hot enough to erupt the lava with a low enough watt bulb to not continue the melting.
Here's the kicker, I never made the connection, but back in September I had bought a purple wave machine from Erin. On that sale, the wave machine was advertised as working perfectly, however, she failed to mention the amount of creaking noise it makes as it rocks back and forth. She also failed to email tracking information even though I repeatedly asked for it and generally had poor communication when it came to customer service after the sale. I didn't post any feedback on that transaction, but I should have because that was a $215 sale. Had I realized who it was and remembered the lack of customer service, I might not have bid. Had Erin sent a cancel transaction request thru ebay, I probably would have taken her up on the offer, but she has demonstrated that she is a vindictive person who I suspect wanted to ding me with a non paying bidder strike.Erin EARNED the negative feedback I posted for her today. On a $100 sale, from a customer standpoint, I believe her attitude sucks. Her postings on this website about this auction is only half the story. Her personal attacks and name calling are immature. The vast majority of my experiences on eBay have been positive ( I buy at least 10- 15 items a month), however, there are instances on eBay where sellers take creative license with descriptions, are not always accurate in their descriptions or leave out critical details. I do post negative feedback WHEN AND ONLY WHEN WARRANTED. And believe me it is not done lightly. A lot of times I post nothing rather than a negative or neutral. Also I was a PowerSeller on eBay for over 10 years with over 3,300 perfect feedback before I sold my eBay store, I always took a lot of time on my listings to not write misleading titles or descriptions, to not manipulate the process or snag a buyer on an assumption they could make or leave out things of the description I know about something I'm selling. Sellers usually don't get negative feedback when they respond promptly to buyers, post accurate descriptions and pictures and don't try to game the system. Again, Erin (Callisto9) had information for only reasons she knows left out of the description, used outdated photos and tells me she's NOT going to answer my questions, doesn't email tracking info and then trashes me on this forum? Having earned negative feedback its the least of this person's "issues." That's all I'm going to say, unless someone has more specifics on what I can do to repair this lamp. I'm going to take it to a Lucite and Plastic fabrication shop I know to see what can be done. I hope I can do something cool with it to get it working at least with the lava and if anyone knows where I can can get an actual Lava Gemlite with GLITTER in it, I'd sure appreciate it.Again, sorry this is so long. …
ve machines so much or I would be wondering like Fog Rider is on his Mystique's.
Doc you are to funny.... Tim Gill said:
Lol kira - who needs cloths when you have lava it seams to me that they are just die hard colectors who are probably loded and will do anything to get the lamp they are also probably the kind of people who will keep it boxed up and use it only verry ochangly if at all if they are willing to pay over the odds do you recken I could get away with selling them my mettalic peace lamp - I could get 50-100 quid for it lolkiramarie said: Exactly.. then the over zealous clowns may even sell them again.. fog rider said:
Here's another one. A series 800 Continental. Typically goes for around $100. This one is up to $700 with 4 days to go. That's twice what I paid for a Music Box, and nearly as much as I paid for my Imperial.
This bidding madness happened about 6 years ago when a few hard core bidders decided that they both wanted to own every vintage lava lamp on the planet. Instead of enjoying the hobby, their egos demanded that they create an instant colection so others could "ooo' and "ahh" over their vast collections!
I'm guessing that this current bidder recently came into some money. I'm predicting that he will burn out in a year or so.
sculpted resin bases, but do feel free to discuss those here, too.
Brian - You know the Continental and Savoy are essentially the same lamp, yes? Or are you that big a fan of those rare gems? I'm probably saying stuff you already know, but... Technically, the Continental (originally in silver finish only) was a gift pack that was sold in stores alongside other Lava Lites, containing a complete lamp with two candles. Savoy was the name for an identical model in gold finish, sold only to the commercial trade. The lines blurred later, of course - the Continental name eventually referred to both, and finally the silver color was dumped. Or do you also mean the OTHER Continental, the nifty oval French-style lamp? I'd love to see the Mystique and Continental reissued, too, and yes, the earlier Continental.
Hey! Lava Lite! You CAN compete with the Mathmos Fireflow if you try! Remember - your predecessors did it first! Many Lava Lites were based on Crestworth models, it's true - the Century, early 'elegant' Enchantress, the Consort, the Princess wall sconce, the Imperial, arguably the Capri, even the Wave Machine were all inspired directly by Crestworth in the UK. There were many designs for which Lava went off completely on their own - the Executive, the musical lamp, the Mediterranean, the Aladdins Lamp, the Carlisle, the Saturna; most of these were just oddball base designs. But the Continental/Savoy? One of Lava Corp.'s most unusual lamps - the cordless, non-electric model - was all their own idea. The USA had a massive patio/garden living trend at the time, and when Lava Corp. expanded from one model to over 12 in one year, all geared specifically toward a specific share of the market, it was only natural to cater to that one as well.
I would move to bring back brass finishes on normal lava products, but I don't think that's feasible. Look at what lighting showrooms offer. Formerly, into the 80s, the most popular finishes were based on brass. Today, the most popular base color is silver, though faux weathered metal finishes like iron with patina and verdigris copper are close seconds for that enormously popular *ahem* "Tuscan" decor it seems everyone craves. It used to be that brushed or polished brass was the finish that fit in anywhere; today, silver (the trendy one ATM is "nickel", which is warmer than cold-gray chrome) is the anywhere finish. I think brass is seen as old-fashioned, outdated. You see it on the decorating shows: anything in brass finish is openly called "dated" and replaced with silver or patinaed metal.
Back to reintroductions: How about that 'elegant' Enchantress? Slim and trim. The "mist" liquids WERE cloudy - hazy, really; those models' slender globes prevented the cloudy liquid from hiding the lava action. Instead, it would form a solid color background for the lava to stand out against. Hence the wild colors like yellow lava, orange liquid and red lava, green liquid.…
idn't realize, until after I'd washed out the towels and refilled the globe, that they retained liquid. Now my best globe is cloudy AND missing two inches of liquid. I'm pretty down in the dumps on this one. The first was due to my own stupidity at the moment (I put the globe aside on the floor, then knocked it over when I stood up) and the latter is, well, also due to my own stupidity at the moment (what, towels absorb and hold liquid? Who knew? )
My budget is rising again. First priority, ship a lamp I've owed to another collector for way too long (you know who you are, sorry about the wait!)
Second priority... I just ruined one of my best lamps. No, a white squiggle isn't too unusual, but completely functional 1966 formula IS - I could run that thing (per the instructions) for days at a time, and it wouldn't overheat!
I haven't added anything unusual to the collection in a few years... The thrift stores here get a whole lotta nothin'. Yesterday, I visited all my old junk shop haunts, and they're all either closed, or barren of lava. I found one lamp - a 1987 red/yellow Century, in a very beat-up 1960s (purple/pink/white) box, for the astounding price of only eighty five bucks! What a deal! Uh huh... So, does anyone have anything unusual they'd be willing to part with?
I'm still looking for my first "Elegant". I have the Glitterlite version... Planter or Vase, brass base, silver base or flocked base, planter need not have orig. flowers, just as long as it has functional lava in a nice color. ("Nice" being relative - many would not call color 10, red lava/green mist, "nice", though I would)
Would also love to find a functional Continental (steel oval) or Mystique (steel square) lava (I have the square glitter)
Possibly... Fog Rider, might you sell that oval red/violet lava with the odd checkered design in the metal?
Lamps I'm after but could not afford right now: Night Lite (clown Consort) or a Regency (larger Consort with metal or wood cap)
Basically, I'm just peeved that I destroyed a lamp through my own sheer stupidity and, coupled with the fact that local lava hunting has been bad for well over a year, I'd like to add something to the collection without fighting off bidders on eBay. I don't have much of anything I'd trade, i.e. doubles (a plain Lantern in red/yellow, with lava crusts in the air space - I can't get the cap off to clean it; a later-style Enchantress Planter with orig. flowers, cream lava but liquid faded to clear)
Sorry for the long, long post.
(Lamps pictured below are old photos off eBay. I do NOT own these lamps)…
nt them gone and I'd like a teeny bit of extra cash.
Trade offers are also welcome. I'd really love to find an empty Consort globe with intact gold cap, if anyone wants some of my items and has a spare. I'd also love to locate one of the iron-stand Auras Glow, or one of the little Mathmos rocketship candle-fired lavas (I don't really know how rare or valuable either of these are). Complete lamps
-- Green Fluidium, no box
-- Hunter copper Sata-Glitterlite, "eyelash" glitters are no longer silver, no bulb or plug
-- Glitter table lamp, separate switches for glitter & top light, shade support broken off
-- Screw-cap Midnight, currently full of not-at-all-good glitter fill, will empty before shipping
-- Empty Century, one-piece base, heat coil inside
-- Same with 1960s greenish wax, no liquid (not shown)
-- Screw-cap Century, empty, no coil
-- Screw-cap Midnight, empty, no coil
-- Continental (oval), red/clear
-- Consort, plastic base, no felt, has heat bowl inside
-- Mystique (square), some tape residue on sides
-- Midnight Aristocrat
-- Silver Aristocrat, minor dents
-- That poor, poor squiggle Aristocrat with I'm not sure what, rust(?) on it
-- China-made Midnight
-- Blue Swirl
-- Red Splotch Icon II (has a hairline crack, I'll glue that)
-- Silver Wizard
-- Red Wizard cap
-- Tortoiseshell cap
-- Red (plastic) 32oz., not blacklight-responsive
-- Two Century heat rings
-- Black Starship, one leg missing (just pay shipping)
-- Coach parts, base, cap with one post missing, bail (just pay shipping) EDIT: NEW ADDITIONS!
-- Four Fantasia Products fiber optic sprays, small size (1990s). All are used and clumped. Three are in their boxes.
ost anything until I came to oozing goo to look up glitter refills and lo and behold are Erin's LOVE NOTES about the transaction of course EDITED to make her appear a victim. I had not posted anything. Then I thought about it some more. I mean I'm the one out almost $100. And I'm not the one who conveniently left out a lot of facts and I'm not the one who posted Lava GEMLITE MYSTIQUE GLITTER for the title of a lamp with NOT ONE SPARKLE OF GLITTER IN IT!!!
It would have been so easy for Erin to be more complete in information she knew (like I really don't know if it will still work as a lava lamp because I didn't try it after it melted) Also, WHY put a picture of the lamp functioning when it won't like that anymore and an actual glitter Gemlite lamp in the listing at all? Because that's the picture that shows up in the search list, a lamp you don't get and a lamp that won't work like it did in the picture! Regarding this transaction, the seller left A LOT OF INFO SHE KNEW out of the description. With all that Erin purports to know about these lava lamps, she sure didn't impart a lot of her knowledge to the bidders. Again, refer to the description:
The metal top and bottom are in good condition. The glass bottle is in good condition. THIS LAMP WILL WORK.
The lamp has been refilled with US Lava Lite formula - blue/purple. I did not refill it, it came that way when I bought it.
Well, an awful a lot was left out like, the metal top where she used JB Weld (not in the description, by the way but its mentioned on her thread on Oozing Goo ) did not hold and the lamp does NOT WORK AS PICTURED. Erin could easily have included current picture, added these tidbits of knowledge to the description, showed the top of the bottle with the masking tape removed and the which is how it arrived) among other things. She chose what to include and and she chose what not to include. I bid. I paid. I did my part.
A seller is not ENTITLED to positive feedback, they EARN it. Erin gets a F on all fronts.
I am not wading too deeply into this mess, but I do have to point out one observation.
Binsky - why do you have such an itchy trigger finger to leave seller's negative feedback? I see that you have left feedback on 90 occasions and close to 20% of the time it has been negative. That percentage is absolutely staggering to me. At some point you need to take a step back and ask yourself a simply question...
Do you gravitate towards horrid sellers or does the problem reside with you? I take one look at your feedback record and you know what conclusion I reach? Pain in the ass, not worth my time and will likely leave me negative feedback.
ad, NOT in this one. Requests posted here will be ignored.
This post will be the results, who's getting what. I'm doing this in a separate thread to be certain people are reading it, as opposed to simply posting "I'll take (item) if it's still available!" and waiting. Here's how it's going to work: The first person to ask in THE ORIGINAL THREAD for a listed item is FIRST in line.
If I contact them and, for some reason, they have to back out, the item will be offered to the SECOND person who asked about it.
I am going chronologically in THE ORIGINAL THREAD. This thread will list who is first and second in line. If both bow out, only then will I look for thirds. I'll start contacting people and discussing. Please be patient, this will take time, and I won't be able to ship anything until after that. All firsts have been messaged or sent friend requests with messages.
-- Green Fluidium, no box BLIND FAITH 1st DILLON NEIMILLER 2nd
-- Hunter copper Sata-Glitterlite, "eyelash" glitters are no longer silver, no bulb or plug
-- Glitter table lamp, separate switches for glitter & top light, shade support broken off
-- Screw-cap Midnight, currently full of not-at-all-good glitter fill, will empty before shipping DAVE COOK 1st
-- Empty Century, one-piece base, heat coil inside STEVEN RUSSELL 1st ALEX JOHNSON 2nd
-- Same with 1960s greenish wax, no liquid (not shown) STEVEN RUSSELL 1st
-- Screw-cap Century, empty, no coil ALEX JOHNSON 1st
-- Screw-cap Midnight, empty, no coil STEVEN RUSSELL 1st
-- Continental (oval), red/clear JAY GOO 1st
-- Consort, plastic base, no felt, has heat bowl inside JAY GOO 1st
-- Mystique (square), some tape residue on sides JAY GOO 1st
-- Midnight Aristocrat
-- Silver Aristocrat, minor dents
-- That poor, poor squiggle Aristocrat with I'm not sure what, rust(?) on it JAY GOO 1st
-- China-made Midnight
-- Blue Swirl
-- Red Splotch Icon II (has a hairline crack, I'll glue that) THOMAS 1st JAY GOO 2nd
-- Silver Wizard THOMAS 1st
-- Red Wizard cap SENTREX 1st
-- Tortoiseshell cap
-- Red (plastic) 32oz., not blacklight-responsive BLIND FAITH 1st
-- Two Century heat rings One to REED 1st
-- Black Starship, one leg missing (just pay shipping) SENTREX 1st
-- Coach parts, base, cap with one post missing, bail (just pay shipping) JAY GOO 1st
-- Four Fantasia Products fiber optic sprays, small size (1990s). All are used and clumped. Three are in their boxes. SOYLENT GREEN 1st…
Why would I post that it wouldn't work with a 25W bulb WHEN I NEVER TRIED IT? I also never took the lamp on a car ride to California, but I cannot anticipate questions someone's going to ask AFTER the sale.
You said: "Then I thought about it some more. I mean I'm the one out almost $100."
I offered you an out. You can see it all the messages you posted. You didn't take it.
You said: "who posted Lava GEMLITE MYSTIQUE GLITTER for the title of a lamp with NOT ONE SPARKLE OF GLITTER IN IT!!!"
A lot of people use keywords in the title to get it to show up in listings. Lava lamps and glitter lamps are closely related. It doesn't take much intelligence to note THE GLITTER LAMP WAS NOT FOR SALE. How many times do I have to point that out? If you can't read, I can't help you.
I said this was a parts lamp. Again, and I can't emphasize this enough: ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAD SHOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED BEFORE BIDDING. That's your A#1 problem here. You screwed up, I give you an out and you're still mad.
You said: "Well, an awful a lot was left out like, the metal top where she used JB Weld (not in the description, by the way but its mentioned on her thread on Oozing Goo ) did not hold and the lamp does NOT WORK AS PICTURED."
The JB weld was intact when I sent it. I had forgotten about it when I listed it. Either way, it has no impact on the lamp functioning.
The lamp works with a 40W bulb, but it'll melt the base. I said that in the auction.
You said: "Erin could easily have included current picture"
OMG IT WAS A CURRENT PICTURE. WHAT ABOUT THAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND? That is exactly how the lamp looked. I took those pics right before I listed it (except for the one where it's flowing).
You said: "showed the top of the bottle with the masking tape removed and the which is how it arrived)"
Yes, I removed the masking tape and applied electrical tape to secure it before shipping so it would not leak. That benefits you. I'm sorry, did you want the crappy masking tape on it? Lava lamps are often taped up when shipping to avoid leaking.
If you needed more pics, you should have asked for them. Again, this was a PARTS LAMP. You were not getting a pristine lamp... I made no representation that it was anything but a half-busted lamp. I'm sure there was some dust on the lamp, too, but I cannot anticipate every question someone MIGHT ASK.
Again, the onus is on the BUYER to ask any and all questions BEFORE BIDDING AND WINNING. You have said you admitted that you didn't... and yet you're mad at me. I don't get it.
I'm just glad I will never have to deal with you again on eBay. You've been the worst buyer I've ever dealt with and your lack of... READING YOUR OWN COMMENTS and calling me out on things that are not my fault is beyond frustrating. …