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Old 04-27-2009, 03:06 PM
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Malibu Landscape Lighting exiting business

My name is Tom Rabic. I am the soon to be former Malibu Lighting Product Manager at Intermatic, Inc.

Recently Intermatic has made the decision to exit the low voltage landscape lighting fixture business.

We are currently offering approximately 70 lighting products at excellent prices.

Please visit the Intermatic web site at the following link to review the current list.

http://www.intermatic.com/Malibu%20O...ty%20Buys.aspx

Once on the site, there is a link to an order form for customers without an existing account, that will guide you through the order process.

This list will continue to be updated as needed over the next few months, so please check back occasionally.

I hope your business can benefit from this unprecedented opportunity.

Respectfully,

Tom Rabic
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:11 PM
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I hope you credit card has room James, I know you'll be stocking up!
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:23 PM
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Sheesh, what the heck are we all gonna do now? I mean really! Malibu, next Noma Moonrays, soon that pyramid stuff... This is the stuff that I used to propel my business! After all, once the clients had either bought, had installed or seen their neighbours with this stuff, it made selling custom & pro-grade a cinch!

It is curious to note that no transformers are on the list. What are they doing with all of those 60, 80 & 120 watt, inappropriately listed, no secondary protection, plastic encapsulated black transformers?
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:28 PM
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O no!!! What will we all do now?! Celebrate thats what! Im surprised this didnt happen sooner. Lets hope its gone for good.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:50 PM
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Gentlemen,
There are even fixtures on this list for discrimminating folks like yourselves.
Check out the cast metal 35 watt floods for $3.15 each.
Tom
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:17 PM
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Thank you for the head's-up Tom.

No offense intended, but those fixtures are absolutely the lowest quality crapola on the market. I have handled the product at big box stores... we all have! The "Metal" (exactly what metal are we talking about here?) is insanely thin and breaks with the slightest impact. The "shroud" is a tab in slot design that generally does not fit too well and the shrouds loosen off easily. The 'ground stakes' are a joke, as are the knuckles. Glare control is virtually non existant.

You can not seriously begin to compare this product to even the cheapest SE Asian knock off fixtures. We know it and I am sure you do too.

Has anyone ever seen a Malibu lighting system that is more than 1 year old that is complete and functioning properly? I thought not.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:44 PM
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James,
This is the part where I'm supposed to say "no offense taken"?
Ok, no offense taken.
We have been your competitor, indirectly for years, and I think I understand where you are coming from.
Your assessment and comparisons are a little over the top, but I still maintain that there are some very attractive values on this list for those that need an edge in this economy.

Tom
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:37 PM
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Tom,

I am sorry to hear that about Malibu and your position at the company, its quite shocking, actually. It is a serious concern to be seeing these types of changes occurring on both the professional and consumer side of the industry. We would all like to see growth as a rising tide lifts all boats. I wish you and your family well.

Sincerely,

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Old 04-27-2009, 10:35 PM
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They got pierce points... Quick someone call Mike M and let him know.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:17 AM
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This guy comes in here humble with hat in hand, admitting the end to his position and malibu's exit to the business and for the most part has been torn down and lectured about how bad his product is. Granted, most lighting professionals wouldn't claim to use Malibu, it still doesn't justify tearing someone down to prove a point.
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