Big Discount On Lotus Tower and Calypso Scratcher from The Refined Feline!

Mon, Aug 15, 2011

Coupons & Discounts

The Refined Feline is holding a clearance sale on select inventory of the Lotus Cat Tower and the Calypso Scratching Post. They received some inventory that is less than perfect but still completely usable, so they figured, why not make it available at a discounted price!

Lotus Tower $369.99 $199.99

The Lotus Towers in the clearance sale have some manufacturing defects that make them a little tricky to put together (screws not long enough, some hole alignment issues, and occasionally dents and damages to some pieces), however, the towers are still completely functional and safe if you’re willing to do the work to put it together. The Lotus Tower normally sells for $369.99, but you can get one on clearance for just $199.99 in espresso, mahogany, or honey finish, while supplies last.

Calypso Scratcher $84.99 $49.99/$39.99

The Calypso Scratcher was just released last spring. The first batch had some issues with the packaging that left scratches on the base. The Calypso Scratcher normally sells for $84.99, but you can get one with light scratches for $49.99, or opt for one with heavier scratches for just $39.99.

Visit the special clearance page at The Refined Feline to take advantage of these discounts!

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15 Responses to “Big Discount On Lotus Tower and Calypso Scratcher from The Refined Feline!”

  1. 1
    Bonnie

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels stupid having paid almost $400 for the Lotus Cat Tower.

    I kind of feel ‘duped.’ Anyone else?

  2. 2
    Driver B

    How exciting! I have been contemplating a new scratcher for Benny, and really loved the Calypso – this definitely seals the deal!

  3. 3
    Margaret

    both are very nice

  4. 4
    jmuhj

    What a deal for those who are handy with the power tools and/or the stain kits! And after all, what are these for, if not for scratching? ;)

  5. 5
    leendadll

    I was very excited about the $39.99 scratcher – till I saw the $25 shipping fee!

  6. 6
    monique bremner

    I live in australia & look at all these gorgous things available in USA which i want sooo bad because we dont get ANYTHING this nice here which is SO dissapointing because it works out too expensive with p&h :-( (

  7. 7
    WhiskaKids

    Yikes! The Lotus Tower’s shipping is $30, fairly reasonable for a large piece but $25 S&H for a Scratcher? Hmmmmm.

  8. 8
    an

    I’ve been eyeing that tower for a while, much more affordable damaged, & I’m pretty handy. I need to get kitty something funto crawl on to entice her away from the fireplace mantle.

    The scratcher looks nice & I think I get the $25 shipping, that looks like a good size & is probably solid wood, so fairly heavy.

  9. 9
    Jennifer Oliver

    BE VERY WARY! I purchased one of the discounted cat towers. Not only is it scratched and dented with some major misalignment issues with the screw holes, but one wood part is so completely misshapen and warped that it is impossible to assemble the top part of the tower. The only way to make it work is if I fabricated a whole new piece out of wood, and I don’t have the tools or expertise for that. Fixing all of the other problems with the tower is a MAJOR headache to begin with, but the useless wood support makes the entire tower useless too. Remember people: it’s not returnable!

  10. 10
    Christina

    Jennifer, I have the same problem! There is NO WAY to fix this. We have tried everything. I do not feel it is safe. Like you said, I would have to make new pieces to make this work, including the whole top part. We (multiple people) have spent MANY hours for over 3 days trying everything to make this work and safe for the cats to use. They clearly say it will be safe to use, and since two people that have bought this have the same problem I would not recommend people try getting the discounted ones. Even with the discount, for almost $200 (over if you add in shipping) I am beyond angry. I could have bought another of the cat tree I already have from http://www.armarkat.com/ . It costs only $175, shipping was FREE, it had much better instructions (no words on the Lotus instructions), is over twice as big, and after 3 years of heavy use is still in perfect condition!

  11. 11
    Lionesse

    I’m pretty handy with this type of thing, so we took our chances and placed an order.

    There are definite issues with some of the pre-drilled holes. Three of ours were wonky, two of those three wonky holes were unusable, but since they were not major stress points it did not affect the stability.

    I didn’t have to go to the hardware store as I expected. I solved our minor hardware issues by swapping around the long & short screws in places.

    I did NOT use the optional stabilizers. I opted to put felt pads on the bottom to avoid any possible scratching of our hardwood floors. I have these on all of our “people” furniture too =)

    Cosmetic issues: All of the shelf brackets were dinged up, one had a major piece scraped off. I used wood markers, designed to hide scratches to cover these imperfections.

    Since the cats love it so much, and I was able to make it work I really want to order another one for our bedroom. I’m kind of scared after reading everyone else’s problems with it.

    I’d really love to hear from others who were able to make it work.

  12. 12
    The Refined Feline

    Hi for those who paid $400 for the tower within 30 days of the sale (Aug 15th) can contact us refund of the balance. For those having warping issues, please contact us through our web site. This is the first we’re hearing of it. We’ve only heard of misaligned holes and have seen the discounted tower assembled in customers’ homes.

    Again, we’re heavily discounting this product because it is below our standard of quality. However, of course we want to make sure it is still usable for you and your cats.

  13. 13
    Christina

    I would like to say the the customer service at The Refined Feline has been very helpful. Sarah Rogalewski was extremely nice and helped to resolve the problem. I am very impressed with the level of help I have been provided. Thanks to Sarah and the whole team at The Refined Feline.

  14. 14
    Driver B

    I got my discounted Calypso scratcher yesterday. While the base is scratched (as noted), and the screw holes were a little wonky, I didn’t have trouble putting it together. Now that it’s assembled, the imperfections are barely noticeable at all.

    The $25 shipping may sound expensive, but even with that cost, this is still much less than the price of a new piece. I’m happy that The Refined Feline gave us the option to take a risk on these products instead of just throwing them away.

  15. 15
    Lana

    Thank you, thank you to those of you who made up my mind NOT to buy the discounted Lotus Tower, I have really wanted one but the risk of a discount one was my worry, I live in New Zealand and to buy a full price one is so very expensive and the cost of freight would be crazy, what a shame, it’s a nice product.


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