Fastest way to get a HovaBator 1588/Genesis?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crunchie, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    I know, I know, another Genesis thread!! [​IMG] Sorry guys...I have read through all of the other threads but I didn't find where this question had been answered directly...

    So...I think my hubby might be in a giving mood and is possibly going to buy me another incubator. [​IMG] While I really need a Sportsman or Sportsman-type set up, that is just not in the budget right now. So, I think I'm just going to get another styrofoam incubator for the time being--I considered a Brower, but the Top Hatch only holds half as many eggs as the styro-bators. It's just not big enough. As far as styrofoam incubators go, there seems to be no question that the Genesis/1588 is the way to go.

    I have some eggs coming next week, and I'd like to have another incubator by then to start this new batch out in. Those of you who have ordered them, where have you ordered them from and how long did it take to get to you? I've searched the threads and it seems like it's a good idea to buy it directly from GQF, but how fast are they to ship?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I placed an order with GQF directly last Friday and was informed that delivery was 7 to 10 days. Anxiously awaiting delivery.
     
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I ordered from Cutler, spoke to them directly on the phone and explained I had eggs coming. It was delivered 2 days later! I paid the usual amt. for shipping, they just rushed it through the warehouse to get it out asap. Cutler is wonderful. [​IMG]

    http://www.cutlersupply.com/store/agora.cgi
     
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  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    See, that's what I was thinking...that the manufacturer would take a bit of time...so in that regard, Cutler sounds good!! But then I lose the "perks" to ordering direct from GQF (I heard that they were good as far as customer service/repairs/parts, etc. went--you probably wouldn't get that with someone just distributing their products).

    Oh, the dilemma! [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I ordered mine from Cutler and when there was a problem once Cutler put me in touch with GQF and they were very nice to deal with even tho I hadn't bought directly from them.
     
  6. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:That is good to know! I guess it make sense, it's still GQF's product no matter who you buy it from. But it is good to hear someone's personal experience.
     
  7. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine through Double R and it took over a week to get here. Follow the advice Miss Prissy keeps giving, call GQF and order one. She says they have great customer service, i'll bet you could talk to them about shipping it two or three day for a fee. [​IMG]
     
  8. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    I just went to Cutler's and they don't have the 1588 listed? Maybe it's not on their web site and you have to call...

    I'm going to check out GQF a bit more, see what my shipping options are.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    it's on their website...at least it was...you have to go to the 3rd page to find it.

    I just went and checked...it's still there....on the last page under foam incubators.
     
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  10. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:[​IMG] Thank you! I just didn't go far enough to find it, apparantly. More coffee for me....[​IMG]
     

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