Details about MegaHome Water Distiller 230V/240V Model SBS Glass Bottle (Not for USA/Canada)See original listing
Feb 13, 2015
Point Roberts, Washington, United States
|Country of Manufacture:||Taiwan, Province of China||Power:||580W|
We are based in Canada. Shipping from Canada to the USA & International destinations is relatively expensive. We therefore base our shipping rates on shipping from Point Roberts, WA (USA) so that buyers will enjoy a lower shipping rate. We ship only once every two weeks (normally Tuesdays) by trucking the items over the Canada-USA border to ship from Point Roberts WA. We may sometimes do an extra shipping in between the scheduled 2-weekly shipping so your order may ship either immediately or in any case within 14 days of your order (If you are in a real hurry to get this product and cannot afford to wait, please do not buy from us). Delivery time is normally within 6/8/10 days for the west coast/central region/east coast; and 15 days for international destinations. Please understand our particular situation and give us 5-stars on our DSRs (detailed seller ratings) including shipping time. Feel free to contact us for our next shipping date. Thank you!
This is a 230/240V model - Not for use in Canada/USA!
Please specify your choice of either the European, UK or Australia/NZ prong type (ADD $8 FOR AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND PRONG TYPE/ADAPTER). If you do not specify the prong type, we will ship by random selection.
Brand New in Unopened Original Packaging! Superior Electrical Safety approvals: UL, CE, GS & CB (details below)!
Model SBS-G (Exteror: Stainless steel/Black top; Interior: Stainless steel; Designer glass bottle)
Note: THIS MODEL IS 230V/240V WITH EITHER EUROPEAN OR UNITED KINGDOM PRONG TYPE FOR USE IN 200-250V REGIONS (NOT FOR USE IN USA/CANADA & other 120V REGIONS). ADD $8 FOR AN AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND PRONG ADAPTOR. We will ship you the prong type based on your destination country if the Euro prong type or the UK prong type can be used, otherwise we will ship you the prong type by random choice.
Please note that this distiller can be used as long as your region's voltage is not more/less than the distiller's rated voltage by 10%.
Look at the feedback given by our many satisfied buyers! Also click here for our BBB rating:
We are rated A+ by the BBB but not BBB-accredited because we have not applied for accreditation due to its high cost for a small business
Made by MegaHome Corporation in Taiwan with superior international electrical safety approvals www.megahome.com.tw(not some unknown/undisclosed factory in China)
Advantages Over Our Competitors:
(1) Multiple international electrical safety approvals – UL, CE, CB, GS
(2) Automatic stop at end of distillation cycle, with Triple Electrical & Fire Safety Feature (see details below)
(3) Condensing coil made of 304 stainless steel
(4) Easy-clean wide-top designer glass bottle
(5) 6 carbon filters (extra filters may be purchased at no extra shipping charge)
(6) Three (3) year warranty (ALL parts & labour)- see Warranty details below
(7) Product manufactured by a major international water distiller manufacturer (MegaHome Corporation of Taiwan), not some unknown or undisclosed factories in China
(8) We accept returns from buyers (Please note that some other eBay sellers do not accept returns!)
(9) We stock all repair parts because we are the manufacturer’s international distributor and authorized repair center - We have 4 service locations in North America - USA: Point Roberts WA; Canada: Burnaby BC & Richmond Hill ON
(10) We are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau (search for "EcoPure Water Filters" on www.bbb.org )
The MegaHome Compact Water Distiller Package MH943SBS-G contains the following:
Made by: MegaHome Corporation, Taiwan
Electrical Safety & Approvals for the MegaHome MH943 distillers:
Warranty & Extra Carbon Filters: Two (2) year parts & labour warranty. 3/6 extra months warranty if an extra 24/48-pack of carbon filter sachets is purchased at an extra $24/$48 (No additional shipping fee - After purchasing the distiller, let us know how many extra filters you need). This extra warranty is themanufacturer's international comprehensive warranty (all electrical & non-electrical parts & labour) offered through us as one of their authorized dealers/service centre. Unlike most other sellers, we pay for the return shipping* if the distiller is within the warranty period (*Canada & USA only). We are able to offer this superb warranty because of the very low repair rates we recorded of this quality water distiller manufactured by MegaHome Corporation of Taiwan. Furthermore, all gaskets used in this distiller are warrantied for 10 years (In fact, there has never been any replacements required by customers in the past: see Q & A below on this distiller gasket for more information). For customers outside Canada/USA, our warranty will include remote troubleshooting by phone, email and video, as well as shipping of any needed repair parts to save the customer’s expense of shipping the distiller to us.
PRINT this listing description as your detailed proof of warranty (Most other sellers do not even mention details of their warranty!)
Responsibility Towards the Environment:
When you pay for this distiller, we will email you a shipping notification containing, at the bottom of it, infomation we compiled which provides you with useful information on how to save on heating or cooling energy on your premises when using a water distiller.
We have bought 5 distillers over the years. Some only lasted a year to 13 months, always after the warranty had expired. This is to let you know that we are very happy and satisfied with the Model MH943SBS. The stainless steel exterior is far easier to keep clean than the white enameled ones, plus the stainless steel interior cleans with vinegar the best of any we purchased before.
We're glad we found your impressive internet site and thanks to Ecopure Water, and the 2 year warranty.
Purcells in Florida
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):
Q1: What should I look for when buying a water distiller?
A: You should look for:
- detailed warranty policy, including: are all parts & labour throughout the warranty period?
- detailed return/repair policy, including: who pays for the shipping?
- non-flammable distiller body
- USA/Canada electrical safety approvals
- availability of repair parts
Q2: Are other prong types and voltages available? A: Three voltages are available: 120V, 230V & 240V. As for prong thypes, we have Canada/USA prong, European prong, UK prong, and Australia/New Zealand prong adapter.
Q3: Do you have Model SBS (stainless steel exterior, black top)? (Ignore Q.3 if the listing is already for Model SBS) A: Yes, look for it in our other listings.
Q4: How does this distiller compare to so-called "higher-speed" models? A: If you read the feedback by buyers, the other 895W model (54% higher wattage) is actually quite noisy, and takes closer to 4 to 4 1/2 hours (not 3 hours as claimed) to produce one gallon of distilled water (Check out the other seller's feedback given by their buyers on Feb 18, Dec 10 and 24, 2007, Apr 7 2009) - That means higher energy wastage. Even assuming that the 895W model takes 3.5 hours and not 4 hours for one cycle, its energy efficiency is only 3.13kwh per US gal (0.83kwh per L) compared to our slower model which is 2.90kwh per US gal (0.77kwh per L). There are also un-truths given by the other seller: higher wattage does not kill more germs (we all know water boils at the same boiling point regardless of the wattage) etc which you will notice if you think carefully enough.
Q5: What is a "temperature-controlled" water distiller that's on the market? A: This so-called temperature-controlled distiller is actually no use as a water distiller. It is a sleazy (and likely illegal) way of selling an alcohol distiller (normally selling for about $200), which can only be sold by government-licensed vendors. Alcohol distillation in the home is dangerous (because alcohol fumes are highly flammable), and is illegal in many countries.
Q6: Does your water distiller remove fluoride? A: Yes - Distillation heats water until it turns to steam. The steam travels through a condenser coil where it is cooled and returned to liquid. The F- remains in the boiler section. Generally, distillation for F- removal is considered a POU process. Contact us if you need further detailed scientific info.
Q7: Will water distillation remove radioactive fallout? A: Yes - We have assembled the following information for your reference:
Q8: Will the distiller rubber gaskets need frequent replacement? A: No. The gaskets are made to last years without the need for changing. We've never had any requests for replacements in the past. We are offering a 10-year warranty on all distiller gaskets (with free shipping) to show our confidence in the gaskets' reliability. Print a copy of this listing description as proof of your warranty. Please note that, when cleaning your distiller, the rubber gasket must not be moved and should be positioned correctly, otherwise steam will escape from the gap into the air in the room and you may think that the distiller is faulty.
Q9: Does your warranty cover electrical parts as well? A: Our warranty (if applicable to this listing) covers all parts including electrical parts (Beware: Some other distiller models sold by other sellers offer 30 days only for electrical parts). If any problem ever happens (which is very seldom), contact us and we will email you the troubleshooting instructions. Most parts are modular and easily replaceable, and do not require in-shop servicing.
Q10: Do you have a glass storage bottle version? (Ignore this question if the listing is already for a model with glass bottle) A: Yes! A very elegant glass bottle with an ergonomic handle is available. Glass is no doubt the best container for distilled water. However, the glass bottle is available only with Model SBS-GBOT (see our other listing). If you don't want to buy the more expensive glass bottle model, you may simply transfer the water immediately after the distillation cycle from the plastic collector bottle to a glass jug (with a cover) and store it in a fridge.
Q11: Do I need to clean the boiling chamber after every cycle? A: The boiling chamber does not need cleaning every time - It needs some light rinsing every few cycles (which is very easy to do), and needs a more thorough cleanout only when there is significant buildup of scale or other impurities.
Q12: Where are your distillers made in? A: They're made by MegaHome Corporation in Taiwan (www.megahome.com.tw), one of the largest water distiller manufacturers in the world. Other eBay selller's distillers may be made by some unknown factory in China even though they may be misleadingly branded as "American".
Q13: Where can I get extra carbon filters and distiller cleaner for the distiller? From us of course - Take note of our email address for future ordering. We sell internationally and have been in business since 1996.
Q14: I'm Canadian, do I need to pay extra in GST/PST/HST? A: There are no extras in taxes - All taxes and insurance are absorbed in the shipping fee if delivered anywhere in Canada.
Q15: Why is your shipping to Canada as expensive as shipping to the USA? A: For Canadians, we absorb the following in the shipping fee: Bulk shipping from the USA to Canada; all applicable sales taxes (GST/PST/HST), import duty (2.5%), shipping insurance, and customs brokerage charges.
Q16: Do you allow local pick up? A: Local pick up is not allowed, as we need to assign a staff member to wait in-store (which is a very expensive arrangement), especially when a buyer arrives late, or simply doesn't show up and asks for re-scheduling.
Q17: Consumer education information: There is one eBay seller criticizing and disparaging other sellers of water distillers - Is it true what he is saying? A: There are truths, half-truths and untruths that he said (For instance, his distillers are branded as "American", but most models that he carried are not made in the USA). We cannot comment specifically on each, but reading his listing and being told his horses drink ONLY distilled water should be enough to put you on the alert about other things he tells you. Problems for those very cheap distillers may surface after one year of use when the warranty expires. There is a web site rating his business - visit:http://www.resellerratings.com/, then select "American Water" (eBay name: veryclxxxxxxxx). Did you notice this seller's listings: (a) specify "No returns accepted"? (b) there is no detailed mention of the warranty terms of its distillers? (c) no "repair policy" is listed. And here's the review info of this tricky vendor: http://www.reviewstream.com/reviews/?p=12961(click on the "review" and "Q&A" tabs), Also, check out:http://elingreso.com/2009/02/02/love-water-distiller-review/and http://www.bbb.org/canton/business-reviews/water-filtration-and-purification-equipment/aaa-wholesale-in-toronto-oh-23000625/& http://www.ripoffreport.com/computer-mail-order/we-beat-prices-webea/we-beat-prices-webeatprices-c-779qa.htm; You may also key in its phone number on the BBB web site to view its BBB rating.
Q18: There are similar-looking distillers on eBay - Are they any different from yours? A: Some sellers may occasionally offer "promotional" prices, but price is not the most important consideration when purchasing a distiller. You should look for: (a) electrical safety approvals, and (b) quality of after-sales service (refer to our “A+” BBB.org rating). Electrical fires have been documented with unsafe products. Problems don't develop until months or years later, and if that happens, you will need good warranty and/or quality after-sales service. Therefore, don't just look at the eBay seller ratings of distiller sellers as these are only short term ratings (before any distiller problem develops) - Look for warranty, product reliability and service quality based on BBB ratings and independent reviews (see Q.17 above)
Q19: Is the glass nozzle insert recommended? (for glass bottle versions only) A: The distiller's spout-to-bottle nozzle is plastic. The glass nozzle insert is a glass piece placed inside the nozzle. Some buyers like it because they don't want the distilled water to touch any plastic parts in the distiller. New models now have the glass nozzle insert included as a standard feature. However, we don't really recommend using the glass nozzle insert because it is not very well designed, being very easy to break when you attach or unattach the nozzle (with the glass insert inside) to the distiller's spout. If you do use it, handle it with the utmost care. If you don't use it, remove it by pressing on the plastic tab on the inside of the nozzle, then very gently slide the glass nozzle insert out of the nozzle. We suggest doing this on a carpeted surface such that if the glass nozzle springs out, it won't drop n a hard surface and shatter. There is no warranty on the glass insert.
Q20: May I become a Distributor? A: Yes - but you will need to buy at least one of our distillers at retail price before we will answer any of your distributorship enquiries. If we accept your application eventually, we will credit you with the price difference. Please note that your first purchase as a Distributor will have to be at least 2 distiller units or your Distributorship will be revoked. We also drop-ship for our Distributors directly to their customers with the Distributor's name and contact information displayed on the shipping label.
Distributed by: EcoPure Water Filters [Head Office: #120 - 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby BC Canada] (Burnaby BC & Richmond Hill ON, Canada; Point Roberts WA, USA) - Authorized distributor and service centre for the manufacturer - Megahome Corporation of Taiwan - We sell to Canada, the USA, UK, Europe & worldwide.
Shipping in general: We ship to all addresses including PO boxes. Once the item ships, the buyer will receive a shipping notification email (with the expected delivery date), followed by a tracking number notification email at least 3 days before the expected delivery date. Your shipping fee already includes insurance of the item to its full value against damage or loss in transit.
Shipping Time to International Destinations (outside Canada/USA): As we ship from Point Roberts WA (USA) only once every two weeks in order to save on shipping costs for you, please allow more time for the item to be delivered to you. Thank you for your understanding.
Shipping to Canada:GST/HST/PST (where applicable) and any import fees/customs brokerage charges are INCLUDED in the shipping fee (use the eBay shipping calculator). There will therefore be no surprise charges when the item gets delivered to your door. Shipping to Canadian locations normally takes between 5 to 12 days from the date of payment.
International shipping (outside USA & Canada): We ship to international destinations from Point Roberts, Washington (USA). Before you buy, find out from your country's Customs service about customs duties and charges which you will be responsible for. The HS tariff classification number of this distiller is 8421.99.00.10.
All sales outside the USA and Canada will be declared as "Retail Sale" at the net winning price (shipping is not included in the declared value). Falsifying customs documents is a crime punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $40,000 fine so please do not ask us to declare as "gift" or "warranty". If you're really giving a gift to someone, have someone else inside or outside your country bid or pay for the item, so that we may legally declare the item as a gift to you - Even then, it will still be up to your country's Customs service to decide whether or how much the item will be taxed for import duty. However, the value of the item still cannot be marked down. Honesty and integrity are among our key business principles.
Insurance: Shipping insurance is already included in the shipping fee.
Other Water Distillers We Sell: If you are looking for the Pure & Secure Mini Classic 2 water distiller or the DolFyn automatic-fill water distiller - email us for our "lowest on eBay" Buy-It-Now price!
More Questions? Contact us via eBay's "Ask Seller a Question" or email us for our web site address.
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Updated: Jun 18, 2014