Well... I saw the first one back in 1998 in a shop, I was totally mesmerized... but here in Italy ot was hard to find and ebay was yet to come (internet as well, more or less), plus it costed pretty much for a teenager, so I postponed....
Then, at times, I thought: "oh it would be nice to have A lava lamp"...but years passed by... then I started to see once in a while on ebay, and was always upset by the shipping price.
Finally, at the end of june, I decided to get one... but 8 came almost immediately. I now try to limitate myself saying: "well, I'll get onòly the seventies' ones" or"I'll get only the midnights"... But knowing myself and considered how I love these lamps, I fear I'll have a hundered or more....poor wallet!!!
Yes, you Italians are very good at cars, as a Ferrari F1 fan it's been a sh*te season and I don't think it'll get any better.
Still it might make them sit up and take notice, here's hoping.
As long as "plastic boy Hamilton" doesn't win the championship again I don't relly care, this year anyway.
I don't know how you got that lava grande shipped unless they lied about the contents. USPS says they would trash it. Fedex and UPS want a fortune! They say it would have to be double bagged in case it were broken and the liquid came out. One in the box one around the box. And theu have no rates cheap enough since it technically would have to go airport to airport as freight. This is not looking to good. Maybe we should just forget it?
I just called post office. They said do not use USPS to ship. It is oversized and the said international is terrible these days. They said it should be crated (wood around box) or it probably wouldn't make it. And its very expensive. I am calling fedex and ups to check on prices.
I'm going to have to call the post office. I think it's what they call "Oversize" which means it's larger than 12x12x12. I don't want to take it to one of those post office stores. Now as it is. It would cost $54 to send a regular box. It's 30x12x12 in the box from Lavalite. But I'd love to get it at least in a box with another inch (2.5cm) of padding around it. I'd hate to have a broken lamp.
When you had lamps shipped, were they USPS or UPS? And how much did it cost to ship?