So, assuming the stars align and I could find a mostly clear one, are they worth getting? I would really like one of the bigger lamps, but I really don't like the flow in my smaller china lamps.
Should I just accept that I will have to goo kit it to get flow I like?
I'm loving having my 32s out and running on the weekends, and think a larger one would only add to the joy.
I have one that I love and one that I am less fond of, they are kinda hit or miss. Your best bet is to look for a giant, same size, black base and cap. Far harder to find, but better quality
I have four Grandes myself, and purchased all four between December and February from Ebay. Not one lamp was cloudy. I was told that you have a better chance of having a non-cloudy lamp, if shipped during the cold season. I will say this, you may want to stay away from Amazon when purchasing Grandes. I've heard/seen many people give Amazon bad feedback for cloudy lamps. Lamps so cloudy they are milky white.
It's a crap shoot. I've had one Grande and it came cloudy. I'd say you have a 25% chance of getting a mostly-clear one. If you must have one, keep your eye on eBay - you'll see them for around $65 shipped sometimes from www-sonicelectronix-com - or direct_glow . GooKits are hit and miss for some of us, but generally they are liked by many people here. However. they haven't been for sale on eBay for awhile, so I don't know when they'll be selling them again.
Oh, I have one Giant, too. Same Jennifer - came slightly hazy, but it's clearing with use. Giants are > Grandes, if you can find one (they're pretty rare).
I'd love to find a Giant, but until then am willing to settle with a grande.
I live in Texas, so I might be waiting until cooler weather to try and order one. I may check out Spencers to see if they have any that were shipped in colder weather, who knows, I might get lucky.
I have a saved search on CL for lava lamps in general, but Houston doesn't seem to have a lot of them. I might have to add surrounding college towns to get a better selection.
I will keep looking however, I might get lucky eventually.
I got an email from the gookit people that they were on vacation, and would be back on eBay soon.
Globe wise how much thicker is the Giants then the Grandes? I have a Grande and the glass sounds pretty thin to me. I'd like to go with a Giant globe if it's thicker.