Hope this proves successful, I believe there are loads of Fantasia owners who are seeking new sprays, but when I tried to check out Pyrofag last year I was told - possibly erroneously - that "they only made sprays for their own model lamp"
Really hope this was wrong, good luck and please keep the posts coming? I'm after Sunburst 4000 18" sprays..
There may also be US import restrictions for this item. Jasmin... can you help us get answers from your end? (I'm in the Denver, Colorado area... MST. Norheim, Germany may be 8 hours ahead...?)
I used a Safari extension called TranslateMe. You select text and click a button. It works pretty well.
I went ahead and filled out their order form and selected one of the complete lamps, provided my name and email address and clicked the submit button. I believe the idea is they'll email an invoice that I can pay. We'll see what I get, but waiting on Jasmin to call.
Kirk... Yesterday, I submitted an "order" for a 14.000 spray, and filled out my name, address and email address. I'm Hoping to get some sort of confirmation.
I called today at the shop and talked to Mr. Virmont
The owner and producer of the lamps/sprays.
I tell you a little of the store first so that you know who you are dealing with.
The company was founded in 1900 and was allways a family company.
He started producing the lamps in the 1960s
Than he sold the lamps only to retailers.
But later on they were not interested anymore and so he started selling the lamps to
He also used to produce Lava-Lamps but he quit that business
He sold all the tools to manufacture them, which now he realy recrets.
He is a very nice old man, it was really fun talking to him, that does the shop almonst on its own.
The lamps and sprays are manufactured by hand here in Germany.
And he thinks he is the only one still producing these lams and sprays in the world
The price of the lamps and sprays is the same as he used to take from the retailers
and he really does not make a forture with the shop
but he loves his job, so he keeps on going.
He explained me excatly how the sprays are made and what is important and and and
He does not speak english, but I told him about the group and he asked me to send him the link, which i will do tonight.
So now that you now a little more to the other important facs.
He will ship to the US - costs EUR 45,80
which really is a fair price, I know the costs because I work in a shop that ships world wilde.
Lenght of the sprays 35cm = 13,7795"
diamter when they fold out 40cm = 15,748"
Diamter of the bushing that holds the sprays(I have no idea if you understand what I mean) - 18mm = 0,708661"
The colour disk diamter 7,5cm = 2,95276"
And I thing what is realy important he alsthough sales the lamps in 110V
so they run in the US without a voltage transformer.
So I hope this helps you all a litle bit
Jasmin... Thanks for all your time! The information is very helpful. It sounds like their spray might be a good fit for a Fantasia 4000 base. I assume the EUR 45.80 shipping cost, (about US$ 51.20 at today's exchange rate), is in addition to the price of the 14.000 spray? (The total price of a 14.000 spray would be about US$ 200.00, including freight costs... correct?)
Is the difference between a Glasfaserpinsel 10.000 and 14.000 the number of fiber optic individual fibers or strands?
Do they accept US credit cards, and is it a secure site? If not, what type of payments methods are accepted from the U.S., and how should payments be submitted? It would be great if they accepted PayPal. Do they have a PayPal account?
After receiving payment, how long does it take to process an order for shipment? Do they ship to the U.S. through the German postal system? (I believe the transit time from Germany to the US destination would be about 4 to 6 weeks, including US Customs clearance?)
Thanks again for all your time and efforts on our behalf!
ok more questions :-)
Shipping goes on top of the price for the sprays.
What are strands? As I understood him, one "Pinsel" has 10.000 single fiber glass strings and the other one has 14.00 single strings
what do you mean explain a little better please, Iam totaly out of exercise with english sorry
You have to transfer the money by bank, It is a little company no payPal etc.
Shiipoing time with UPS normally takes 3-5 days and with DHL about 7-10 (DHL has less problems with customs, my expirence)
The rest of the questions I have to get in contact with the company again.
Please give me a few days, because I only can do that during working time and I should not do that to often.