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Brian Hendel
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From: New York, New York
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 - posted October 10, 2017 08:10 PM      Profile for Brian Hendel   Email Brian Hendel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I decided to give CHC another chance after finding their customer service lacking in the past... so I ordered a horror feature from their most recent list... after waiting for it to arrive the package came today and they sent completely the wrong films -- titles I couldn't be less interested it. They may be doing the best they can, but...really?! Somewhere out there a fan of Fred Astaire and Tom and Jerry are watching a Joan Collins B horror flick wondering wtf?!

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Dino Everette
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 - posted October 10, 2017 09:20 PM      Profile for Dino Everette   Email Dino Everette   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm torn because I hate to disparage what is one of the only companies left supporting the hobby, but I have had a few bad experiences as well...Paid $500 for what turned out to be a Dutch subtitled print of STRIPES, that was advertised as Beautiful LPP, and $1500 for a Super 8 STAR WARS, that turned out to be scratched and have a reel with out of sync sound....My problem is it can sometimes take me a few years to get around to looking at a print because I have so many (I know, first world problems)...By the time I get around to watching something NO ONE would give me a refund...That being said I have had probably 30 great transactions from CHC, so I really chock it up to a case of best intentions, but limited staff to monitor every transaction on used prints...There are few like Steve Osborne who will look at every print before they re-sell them....

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Rich Malmsten
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From: White Bear Lake, MN, USA
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 - posted October 11, 2017 07:21 AM      Profile for Rich Malmsten   Email Rich Malmsten   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brian,
By coincidence, I recently ordered from CHC a Fred Astaire film (You Were Never Lovelier) and a Tom & Jerry cartoon (Mouse Trouble). Nothing has arrived yet, but now you have me wondering if I'm going to find a horror film in my mailbox instead.

If I do, I'll let you know. In the meantime, enjoy Fed and T&J.

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David Guest
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 - posted October 11, 2017 07:30 AM      Profile for David Guest   Email David Guest   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
just to let everyone know I will post films anywere in the world I only do 16mm if there are any titles youre after or cartoons or shorts let me know I have over 4000 features in stock and over 2000 shorts heres a comment from a guy in the canary islands
Good evening Mr. Guest:
Today i receive the film at my door without any problem,i will like to say thanks to you Sir for such a wonderful service,people like you make this hobby worthwhile and ennobles it. I hope to buy again from you soon.

Kindest regards from canary islands, i wish you all the best.

Jose Artiles

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted October 11, 2017 12:22 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I must personally say that I have never had a problem with CHC, and I'm betting that these situations are definitely the exception and not the rule, as a business couldn't function for long if this was the case.

OSI

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Mike Newell
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 - posted October 11, 2017 04:01 PM      Profile for Mike Newell   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brian

Fred Astaire and Tom & Jerry instead of Joan Collins come on he did you a favour.

I remember somebody running out of the cinema screaming he was blind when Joanie unraveled herself in the Stud 😝😝😝

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Robert Tucker
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 - posted October 11, 2017 04:48 PM      Profile for Robert Tucker   Email Robert Tucker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brian, i have had many bad experiences over the years and i don't bother in dealing with CHC, the same goes for other well know film dealers.

The only ones i can truly recommend is Ian of Perry's Movies along with Paul Foster as a close second. Who have been in the business as long as Derann back in the day.

A prime example of this is whilst at the BFCC. I bought a feature from CHC. That i arranged to collect from the convention. Advertised as being a good print.

When i brought it home to view it, turned out that the film was incomplete.

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Brian Hendel
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 - posted October 12, 2017 09:07 PM      Profile for Brian Hendel   Email Brian Hendel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'll take Joan over twinkle-toes and a cartoon cat and mouse any day! No, all films are great... we all have different tastes and we have to respect that (sort of!). CHC is actually correcting their screw-up - sending Joan to me (what a shock - no-one else ordered I Don't Want To Be Born) and checking their orders to see if someone else had these two coming.

Rich - write to CHC and if these are indeed your films have them send me a note... I will be happy to send them to you directly... rather then sending them two more times across the pond!

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Rich Malmsten
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 - posted October 13, 2017 08:45 AM      Profile for Rich Malmsten   Email Rich Malmsten   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brian - Phil had already sent me an email about the situation. I replied to him, so I expect everything will work out fine. (I trust he'll pay the postage to send me the films...)

These things happen, especially with small businesses. All I expect is that they make the situation right. Hey, I've screwed up, too, on some eBay sales. Just have to promptly fix your mistake.

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Brian Hendel
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 - posted October 13, 2017 09:20 AM      Profile for Brian Hendel   Email Brian Hendel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Rich - Just mailed the two films off to you so you should have them soon.

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Rich Malmsten
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 - posted October 13, 2017 10:25 AM      Profile for Rich Malmsten   Email Rich Malmsten   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks much, Brian. I'm glad this was able to be worked out so easily. I'm looking forward to seeing my films!

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted October 14, 2017 05:24 PM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
CHC once messed up an order of mine and when they sent me the correct thing sent me two complimentary halogen bulbs. Two new spare bulbs, what a nice gesture - until I realised it was two empty bulb boxes...

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Rich Malmsten
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 - posted October 17, 2017 06:37 AM      Profile for Rich Malmsten   Email Rich Malmsten   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Brian - Fred and Tom & Jerry have arrived safely at their new home.

Thanks much for shipping them to me.

Hope Joan arrives soon.

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Melvin England
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 - posted October 17, 2017 10:03 AM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What a brilliant and uplifting example of camaraderie that has been shown on this forum between Brian and Rich. To me, this typifies the quality of the type of people on this forum and also involved in this wonderful hobby of ours. Just think of how long it would have taken to send each parcel back to the UK, just to be re-distributed back to the States?
Well done chaps!

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Brian Hendel
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 - posted October 19, 2017 07:41 PM      Profile for Brian Hendel   Email Brian Hendel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Melvin - Thanks! I was happy to help and not cause headaches for another collector... this hobby is supposed to take us away from the stress of life not add to it.

Rich - Glad your films reached you safely. Mine arrived from CHC today and I'm about to watch one of the worst horror films ever made, I Don't Want to Be Born... but even bad movies are great when they're on Super 8! Wait that sounds like a great ad line they could have used back in the day!

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted October 19, 2017 08:36 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Even bad movies are great-when they're on super 8!

Yeah that is a good one!

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