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PostSubject: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 2:22 pm

Over the weekend I saw 1 of my globes of the 2 UV lights I have is blown.....its a 55w 90odd cm unit. Easy done I thought a trip to the shop and its fixed....

Three visits later and a price that my head is still spinning, between R425 and R495.......

Then i thought lets investigate...and managd to by a Phillips UV globe 55w at R205 this lunchtime.....

Based out in the south of Johannesburg, try www.technilamp.co.za or phone them on 011-839-1837

And its Phillips globes not thos Chineese imports.....

Can get 2x for theprice of 1x....... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 2:50 pm

Yes Adi, thats exactly what i do..

I give the koi shops a skip and go to an electrical shop and i buy a Phillip 30W germicidal UV lamp for R110. (Price from last year)

My lamps are also due to be replaced although they still work perfectly. I will propably try and push through to winter before replacing them.

You know, koi are viewed as luxury and it sometimes feels as if every sale the koi dealers make are viewed as if its going to be their last sale and so its not unusual for items to have a 100% or more markup on it. If it was 20-30% i would be happy to pay it without having to phone around for the item.
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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 2:58 pm

This is a 200% mark-up. Decided some time ago not to buy food at one particular place, because of teh bull-s&*t story I was told.....well no more globes there either...and no support from myself, one needs to make a living...but this...wow!
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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 3:03 pm

And you know the guy that you are buying from is also making a profit from the lamp....makes you wonder how much does the actual lamp cost? R 60 Question scratch

Capitalism....got to love it. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 8:24 am

new globe fitted and light workingfine, and have one spare now...
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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 8:33 am

wayneb wrote:
i buy a Phillip 30W germicidal UV lamp for R110. (Price from last year)
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Hi Wayne, where do you buy it at R 110.00?

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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 8:56 am

Paul, to keep this fair to dealers i will PM you. If koi keepers want the benefit they need to do a bit of homework...
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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 9:00 am

Wayne why pm? Must be honest don't mind paying a a certain level of mark-up, everybody needs to eat, but this is pure rip-off, From R205 to R495 is not making a living, oh, and if you buy more then 10 at a time, the price of R205 still drops down to R190.......
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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 9:08 am

Adi, just as you did your homework to save you money in the end, so does every koi keeper. They now know that they can get it cheaper somewhere else so they must do what you and i did.

I took the yellow pages and started phoning electrical places. Some did not stock it but where able to point me in the right direction. By call 5 i found this price which where acceptable to me and i stopped phoning further.


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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 9:21 am

Agree, however would not mind spending R50 etxra to buy at my local koi shop, look at the fish, chat o to guys etc.....but not R295 etxtra.....

Getting allergic to this kind of SA extortion......
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PostSubject: Another good deal   UV globes Icon_minitimeThu Jan 13, 2011 3:26 pm

Hi guys...

Must say thanks for the tip re cheaper deals, every little bit really does help...

Another spot I just found if you are in the Sandton Limbro Park area:

The Lamphouse Johannesburg (HQ)
12 Cosmic Street
Linbro Business Park
Sandton

Tel: +27 11 608-2565
Fax: +27 11 608-2552

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PostSubject: Re: UV globes   UV globes Icon_minitimeFri Jan 14, 2011 11:09 am

Yes Keith, thats where I buy my globes...think I pay R90 for a 15w
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