The Eheim 2217 is on sale for $54 bucks from Amazon Warehouse Deals. Figured I'd let everyone know, just in case
To add to cart:
- View all buying options
- Click 'Used'
- Should be one seller there.
It's technically 'used' but Amazon Warehouse Deals is basically where Amazon sells their damaged boxes, opened boxes, and returned items. I've had good luck with it for everything I've purchased from there, but others have reported that they've received their items missing a part or two. Even if this filter is missing a part, the amount you save you'll still end up on top.
I have had *very* bad luck with warehouse deals lately, just FYI... items described as "like new" have been completely missing critical components. They used to have a better system in place for describing items, but they changed it about 6 months ago and it just sucks now.
Sometimes the savings just isn't worth it. However I do find myself in need of another good caninster so I just bought one of these... so we'll see when it shows up if it will be an excellent bargain or a headache :P
Yeah, sorry forgot to clarify.. Amazon Warehouse Deals are 'used' items. Typically open or damaged box. Personally, I've had good luck with it for non-aquarium items. Never purchased a filter or anything from there.
I'm giving it a shot to swap out my Fluval 405. Heard good things about Eheims, and at this price it's worth the risk. Worst case, I can sell it on Craigslist :p
Oh I agree at this price it's too good to pass up, and if anything is wrong returning it is really easy (and free).
If all goes according to plan it will replace one of the 306's on my 55 and I'll use the 306 on the 20H I'm setting up.
I've bought lots of things over time as warehouse deals - 99% of the time I think they are just customer returns that someone changed their mind on, but occasionally (or more often than occasionally lately) you get a dud - like the fluval surface skimmer I bought last week that was described as "like new" and was completely missing the plastic skimmer part... and I know it didn't fall out because the packaging was completely taped shut!
I got mine today and I opened it up to find that it's BRAND NEW! It still had the original strapping tape sealing the box shut (and the two little pieces of tape holding the lid closed) and everything inside was still factory packaged... so it was definitely never used... BUT, it appears to be DOA, I plug it in and nothing happens
ETA, the outlet I used is dead, apparently... I tried one on a different wall and it fired right up - sweet!
Last edited by sarahspins; 07-06-2013 at 08:15 PM.
That's how mine looked - and all of the media is unopened inside.
I wonder if someone maybe ordered a bunch of them and for whatever reason sent them back.. and Amazon just wanted to clear them out quickly. We got an insane price on these! Now I sort of wish I'd bought two