Hello all! I just received a lava lamp today after asking everyone I know if they had one. It's a Lava Lite blue liquid, yellow goo and it's about 7 years old. Plugged it in and all works well. I've been researching lava lamps all week now and I've got some questions I just can't find answers to. Anyone who can help me out, well, I'd love that.
I'm looking to add about two more lava lamps to my collection, but before I just go out and buy the first few I can find, I need some answers!
1. Why aren't there many "old" lava lamps on eBay (in the US)? I've looked through 16+ pages of lava lamps for sale and there are so few old ones. Even the ones that are from the 90s seem to be kinda rare. When I look through all the old ads for lava lamps, there looked to be quite a few models and colors, but there are scare on eBay. Did they not survive?
2. I want a Mathmos lamp. They seem to be better quality and all the reading I've done tells me to stay away from new Lava Lite lamps as they are now manufactured in China and seem to have problems. Will Mathmos ship to the US? Price is not an issue, but can I just get some kind of converted for the plug and be good to go, or is there more to it than that?
3. Are there any other players in the lava lamp world right now besides LavaWord and Mathmos?
I'm not looking to pimp my lamp or hack anything - I just want a good, working lava lamp that will last me a long time. Thoughts?
Anywho, thanks to anyone who responds. Nice little community here! :)