Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate


Looks like LavaLamp has ended the Colossus. The end of an era?

No stock available in any color combination.

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i suspect they are just restocking after the 1/2 off sale.. i hope so. would love to get one one day
Even if it was too cold to ship, I'm sure it would still say they had stock so they could take your money and ship latter.

The front page just says no sales to Canada or frozen USA states.
fuck, i hope this isn't true. i'd like to get one one day. they sold all of them, how do you figure they have so many to get rid?? unless i guess you are talking about other sellers
After the 1/2 off sale, they had some remaining lamps for $599 and $699, but some colors where already out of stock.
Well if you can imagine that there is so much snow and bad weather that no one can make it to work. It would become difficult to fill orders with no one in the warehouse so how would you keep up with the availability of what's in stock. So people start ordering and sending moneys for stuff you can not confirm you have now you have a big problem You just took a bunch of orders you can't fill and everyone's P.Oed
Get bigger and much better trouble free crystal clear big lamps from Lava Louie. The Colossus was always a problem lamp.
Big difference between $500 for the colossus and $2000 for the Magma
$500 for a colossus, boy I have been away for awhile. A year ago they were $1000 and Louie's similiar sized lamp was $1200. Regardless of price a colossus is a waste of money because of all the issues from cloudy fluid to leaky ink in the lava and scratches on the globes. I wouldn't mind having a empty colossus globe and stand to refill with Louie's goo. Now that would make a good lamp.
Well guys I think the colossus is totally awesome and astounding. Lava lites has been good to me they always answer my emails unless the do not make it through. They are huge they're unbelievable! They have actually improved the colossus be upgrading the cap with a better seal than the older lavaworld ones have. Maybe I've just been in the right place at the right time. But I'm happy with mine! So bottom line is that the Colossus has improved and got cheaper.
I wonder if you may confusing Lavaworld which is the old company with Lavalite which is the new company? Remember we are at the beginning of a new generation of the lava lamp!
So far, I have seen no good from Lavalite. Not to say that there are no lucky spots; occasionally, an employee is helpful, occasionally a lamp or three flow acceptably well. It isn't like they're trying to be bad.

What they do seem to have in mind is what any company wants: a profit. That's normal. They're not handling things well, though, for us collectors. The liquid motion lamps well and truly suck, save perhaps for the glitters. Even those who have visited trade shows have seen an entire display, by the firm, cloudy and flowing poorly. Thing is, the public-at-large does buy them; most don't know or care about proper flow. It lights up, it blobs a little bit, it's a lava lamp, period. What's sad is that many, nay entire shipments, don't flow at all.

I'm glad you had good luck with Lavalite regarding you Colossus, Matt. I don't know enough about these to really say, but Lava World, from the switch to Chinese production onward, took a dive from which they have never truly recovered. The reintroduction of a copper Lava Coach Lantern was the single bright spot, a concession to collectors in the Mathmos-like red and violet colors. Aside from this, I stand unimpressed, and will continue to hunt pre-China lamps, save for eventually buying a Lantern - that is, if they don't cease production.

Supposedly the new owners claimed they were planning to fix all or most of the problems with Lava World's end product. Why didn't they? I don't think they didn't care exactly; I believe it simply wasn't cost-effective. And in today's business world, one stays competitive or one shuts down and goes under. They chose the former. And yet... many knockoff brands' lamps look better inside. Flow might be lacking, but they DO flow, and are often crystal-clear. The fact that, it would seem, Lavalite can't clear things up inside their globes and still stay competitive is what leads to the belief that they don't care.

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