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Title: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: Fluorescent05 on November 27, 2018, 07:27:08 PM
Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sylvania-H35ND-700-DX-Mercury-Vapor-Lamp-Light-Bulb-700W-BT46-E40/151524905995?hash=item234796940b:g:bgcAAOSwnDxUmGof


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: Fluorescent05 on November 27, 2018, 07:29:51 PM
I just found ANOTHER 700 watt merc from the same seller, I still can't afford it, but here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sylvania-H35ND-700-DX-Mercury-Vapor-Lamp-Light-Bulb-700W-BT46-H35-18ND-DX/152517080199?hash=item2382b9f487:g:7~oAAOSw3ZRY96~d


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on November 27, 2018, 08:41:20 PM
I'm hopefully buying the cleartop this week. However there are several 700's on eBay cheap, seller langt-mega has several ge clear 700's for $25.95 obo each I already got one for $20


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: tolivac on November 28, 2018, 01:48:41 AM
This Sylvania bulb is in a GE package.


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on November 28, 2018, 04:56:24 PM
just bought the cleartop sylvania in the 400w ge package !!! no really interested in the full coat one but watching it anyways, maybe he'll drop the price someday


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on December 11, 2018, 04:50:16 PM
tollivac, the GE package was from a MVR400/U  Metal halide, how they stuffed that 700 w BT-46 merc in there i'll never know!. (Yes I saved the ge wrapper !)


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: theseller on March 13, 2019, 09:29:03 AM
Hahaha I'm the seller of this bulb  ;D

What's a fair price for this vintage bulb?


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: Lumex120 on March 15, 2019, 10:00:11 PM
Hahaha I'm the seller of this bulb  ;D

What's a fair price for this vintage bulb?
I knew you were that eBay seller.  ;D

Anyways, a price of 29.99-34.99 might be more appropriate. If it was a more rare variant (like /C or /N instead of /DX) then $39 would probably be better.


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: theseller on March 18, 2019, 10:32:49 AM
OK $34.99 it is, I just revised it.

If it doesn't sell we will re-evaluate the price in a few months.

Thanks for the help!


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: WestinghouseCeramalux on March 20, 2019, 10:31:00 AM
This Sylvania bulb is in a GE package.

Rule of thumb...when a lamp is not in its original packaging, it most likely is used. (I found this out the hard way. >:()


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on March 20, 2019, 03:13:12 PM
Not always ! , the cleartop I bought from him has a crystal clear arc-tube and had not so much as a scratch on the center contact on the base until I screwed it in and ran it up. Besides I'm seen several NOS lamps both on LG and in person that the original packaging was just confetti !  furthermore I remember seeing pictures of someones eBay purchase of 400 watt mercs that had old used bonus lines in newer sleeves there was just recently on eBay a seller that had a bunch of 100w MV DX clearbanders mid 70's date code i think that were in westy lifeguard sleeves with an early 80's date on them so either way it's a crapshoot


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: theseller on March 20, 2019, 03:20:07 PM
I didn't even notice the sleeve was incorrect until I saw this post. Whoops. We buy decades old stock from retiring lighting suppliers, stuff like this happens all the time.


Title: Re: I found a 700 watt MV lamp on eBay, but I can't afford it. Who wants it?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on March 20, 2019, 03:41:33 PM
Didn't bother me one bit ! the original sleeve would have been a bonus but not a be all end all requirement