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Corona Old Boy Repair

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  • Started 1 year ago by xolotalmungin
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  1. xolotalmungin

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    Info needed. I have a Corona made Old Boy style pipe lighter. Does anyone know who services these? From what I remember, people said the US Savinelli folks dealt with them, but they are no longer in business.

    Xolotal Mungin

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    Sorry mate, can't help. But welcome aboard.

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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    I'd call these guys and ask:

    http://www.laudisi.com/

    They took over Savinelli distribution and also sell IM Corona lighters in their stores.

    IIRC, they carry a one year warranty. However, some dealers, such as Gergetown Tobacco, offer a lifetime warranty to their own customers: http://www.gttobacco.com/im-corona-lighters-by-savinelli/110

    Georgetown could probably tell you how to contact the service center for your lighter as well.

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  4. mrenglish

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    Unfortunately, there are no US repair facilities. When Laudisi took over Savinelli distribution, repairing lighters did not come with the deal. When I contacted SPC, they said to either wait awhile (6-8 weeks) for news or contact the IM Corona parent company, whose name is escaping me at the moment.

    Michael
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    I know it can be done. I had an Im Corona that was more than 10 years old. I brought it into my local tobacconist and told him about the problem. He said, "no problem" and sent it somewhere. Three weeks later, I had it back in perfect condition. When I asked "how much", he said there would be no charge. Very nice people, these Im Corona folks.

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    Right before Savinelli shut down I sent in two Old Boy's and a Pipe Master. They completely rebuilt the lighters with new parts and the only charge was for a new tamp on the Pipe Master. I heard a couple fellas got their lighters back w/o being repaired though. Hopefully, they will announce a new lighter repair facility here in the USA soon.

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    Music City Marketing just announced earlier this week that they are now distributing IM Corona lighters, and handling repairs. Contact them.

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    Excellent recommendation Carytobacco.

    Here's Music City Marketing's web site.


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    From another forum:

    Hello -

    Yes, we are now repairing all IM Corona lighters.

    If you have need of repair, please send the lighter, along with $9.00, to MCM Inc. 477 McNally Dr Nashville, TN 37211

    Include, if you will, a description of the issues you've had with your lighter, and mark the outer packaging "Corona Repair". We'll get it fixed and returned to you ASAP (around a week).

    Hope you have a lovely holiday --

    Mara

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    Great. Thank you for everyone's contribution. I will be following up soon.

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    So.. the follow up is that MCM repaired and returned my Corona. It is in great shape!

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    Thanks for the link on MCM. I get alot of questions on repairs.

    PL

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