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Old 10-12-2003, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone heard of these commercial tanning beds? Am starting a new salon and they have great prices but can not find anyone that has heard of them nor can I find any reviews on the net.
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If who ever is selling them cant suggest or refer you to someone that is using them, I would not purchase them. Bottom line.
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Old 10-16-2003, 06:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't buy them..
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their 32 bulb commercials look great and the price is unbelievable. really wanted to go with this company. all metal beds...choice of colors. They have been calling everyday however I took tannings advise and asked for a reference. I explained that that I could find NOTHING regarding these beds on the ENTIRE internet. They said they have been selling these beds for 3 years and went on to explain how the bed works. said they would have 2 get back w/me about the reference. they called back and explained that the "boss" said they couldn't give me a reference because i "might be a salesman for another brand trying to steal their customers" lol I did go to the Better Business Bureau and found that they had a good standing with them BUT only since last week! lol so after much consideration and great advice from Tantalkers I have decided to go the almost new route with reputible brands.
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Good for you. Whenever you talk to any reps trying to sell you beds they are more than willing to tell you of other happy clients if they have them. My rep even took me to 4 different salons to show me the beds in work and the different salon layouts, and I was able to talk to the owners not an employee or manager. That really made a difference in my purchase decision.
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This is a private label unit. I'm not sure what units they have labeled with "Suncraze" except for the Dr. Kern Private Sun 24,26 and 29 lamp units. They may have this label on other units. We sell these Private Sun mostly for home use, although some customers purchase the 29 lamp for commercial use. Any questions, pm me....
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After reviewing their website, I'm not sure what manufacture makes the units that are shown now on the site. Looks close to ets but it isn't. I also saw some Sportarredo units I believe re-named. I know they did call the Private Sun 29 a Suncraze at one time.
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..they look like Pvt label EmerSol beds..if so, not bad beds, BUT, dont ever go with these on-line distys..go straight to the manufacturer and/or importer. With the 'on-line' companies, support and service will never be there..read all fine print in bill of sales before signing..if you want some good beds, reasonable price,great service, try Heartland, Royal Sun, Sontegra or Tanses..service and commitment will always be there, and the prices are ideal for a new up-start as yourself...oh..and all the companies mentioned will gladly supply a list of references..

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thanks everyone for help. i received their written quote today 6 beds 4 28s a vhr and a garda sun standup for under $30,000 includes shipping, tmax pro and installation...quote looked very professional however, the return address on the envelope was hand written... maybe its just a little thing but it caused yet another red flag for me...as far as the distributer thing goes...affordable is the ONLY distributer for this bed they stated that a factory came to them with a prototype and they rejected it and then the factory came back with an actual bed so they went with it...company is located in IL. still comes back to the fact that they said the suncraze line has been out for 3+years but if I go to yahoos search engine I only pull up 5 or so total hits on this brand and they are all affodable tans...that is unbelievable~ and scary...although they have been nice to work with it's just too much $$ to blindly trust with...although they offered a 30 day money back guarantee (in writing) where if I didn't like the beds I would just pay the shipping fees and return for full refund. it helps bolster confidence a little but not enough to take the risk. Just like many other new salon owners if I fail at this or get a bad deal I won't have the capital to fix the mistake and its a terrifying thought because so much is riding on this venture. Like most I didn't have this money just sitting in the bank. so I can't spend foolishly. I am picking up 2 32bulb Sunliner beds tomorrow. they are slightly used 2001 or 2002 models. and the rest of my beds will probably be used as well but they will be brands that people know and that I can review here on this valuable website. thank you all
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what do you know! just found this while on yahoo shopping http://shop.store.yahoo.com/affordabletanningbeds/su36max1.html
here they show a "soleil" on the bed and call it a suncraze! same distributer etc. has anyone heard of these?
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