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Old 03-19-2009, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Which bed should I buy?

I'm looking to buy another bed. The lady that i'm looking to buy from closed down her tanning salon last month and has a couple of beds for sale. Three of them interest me.

1. Sunvision 24 lamp made in 1998 - fair condition
2. 28 Lamp Silver Solarium 1 facial - needs new acrylic and lamps
3. Sunstar 32 lamp 3 facials - most lamps are out, facials wont turn on, not sure if it is bulbs or something else

She quoted me $500.00 for any one of the three above... Which one is going to give me the best bang for my buck?

She also has a Sonnenbraune 732 for 1200.00, Dr Muller Odysey 1998 29 lamp with 3 facials for $1000, 1998 Dr. Kerns 24 lamp for $800.

Please help me choose which bed I should add to my collection.
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Re: Which bed should I buy?

The Mueller is your best bet.
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If it needs new lamps in it is it still worth it? I read somewhere that they no longer make these beds and it is extremely difficult to find the parts. is this true?
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Yes they stop making that bed about 8 years ago+.

I would go with the 732. Offer $800 and they will take it.

Lamps for any of those units is not a problem.
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I will be calling her this evening to see what she says. Is it possible to put 160 lamps in the 732?
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You do know that this stuff is really old. I hope you don't have any competition. To answer your question though, no, the 732 has 100watt ballasts so thats all your going to get. It is at least a 32 lamp bed. Have Robert get you some good lamps for that bed and it won't do bad.
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Yes, I do know its old. I really dont have any competition within 10 miles or so. I'm a bit upset right now because I had purchased 2 Sunvision 28LX2F beds from someone here in Atlanta who was closing his shop on Monday. I gave him the money for the beds and asked him to hold them for me until I could get the truck over to his shop this Friday. I just happened to get the truck last night and called to see if I could come get the beds, and low and behold guess what? He sold the beds to someone else who brought a truck with her.
He gave my my money back, but needless to say I was pretty mad. Anyways, I would just like to have a decent bed for under 1000.00. I don't mind if its an older bed, and if the SunStar wasnt so yellow and cracked, I would buy it. Most of my clients like the 'hot' beds.
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I think i'm pressuring myself into buying one of her beds and that i really need to wait to get one until I find the one that gives me that "feel good" feeling when I look at it.... call me crazy but something just doesnt feel right about hers.
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Lots of beds for sale on this site and the other site. You can do better than what your looking at.
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So the old Sunstar 32/3, how much would any of you pay for it, if anything at all? Is it possible to buy new canopys and trim peices from ETS, or would the money that I spend on that equal to a decent bed? I have some pictures of it
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