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Old 06-14-2006, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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http://tricitytropicals.com/index.as...n=Custom&ID=19

They are in-state and ship quickly. Regular shipping got to LA in two days. Very knowledgable staff and courteous owner with great customer service. I bought a 40w Satellite from them some weeks ago and the ballast went out (I knew the risk) and after a short phone call had a replacement ballast in one buisness day, which fixed the problem and was installed in 15 minutes.

Their new fixtures are also competitively priced. They apparently have an LFS as well.
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Joe,
They're in North San Diego county. They had better get to you fast!

Also, with the folks that work there it's hit or miss, but I agree the owner isn't bad.

I may go for the 20" 1x40w with lunar light for one or both of my 10g's. How much was shipping?
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Mike, $8. Just FYI, the bulb that comes with the 40w is a 50/50 10000K/actinic. (I had assumed "Sun Paq" meant all daylight ) I ordered around midnight and it was shipped the following buisness day with an emailed confirmation and tracking number.
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What exactly is a refurbished item? I've always wondered that.
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Refurbished items are things that have been returned for one reason or another. If there was nothing wrong, they are repackaged. If there was a defect it is repaired and resold at a discount. This is basically to recoup at least a little of what was spent to make it. Usually they want to break even or make just a little profit.

Refurbished can be good, but not always. Sometimes it is a prelude to bigger problems. Others it's just fine.

Fry's (www.outpost.com) is the master of refurbished and returned items at nearly original price.
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ahh.. now I see. So it is risky.
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Cripes, if I had seen this post earlier I would've nearly doubled my WPG for $4 bucks more.
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