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Adrian Winchester
Film God

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From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004

 - posted October 13, 2004 08:09 AM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Having read the saga of the GS coming from Italy, and various other horror stories, I can't help being a bit worried about a 16mm machine that has just been sent to me (in the UK) surface mail, from the USA. It's from a reputable dealer and the packaging should be pretty good, with the original box inside another box giving about 2 inches of extra cushioning all around. I wondered if anyone can make me a bit more optimistic by mentioning any examples of receiving UNDAMAGED projectors from overseas, in packages that have less than vast amounts of extra protection!

Adrian Winchester

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Tony Milman
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted October 13, 2004 10:55 AM      Profile for Tony Milman   Author's Homepage   Email Tony Milman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Adrian, fear not, I received an Elmo ST1200HD from Germany that was packed in an old bananna box with a few bits of newspaper for packing. I was horrified when I received it especially as there was a lot of damage to the box.

BUT a happy ending- she was fine!



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Trevor Adams
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Auckland,New Zealand
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted October 13, 2004 02:02 PM      Profile for Trevor Adams   Author's Homepage   Email Trevor Adams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I got an ST1200HD from a dealer in Australia and the airline managed to fracture the mainframe!!Mind you,it still worked!


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Rob Koeling
Master Film Handler

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From: Brighton, UK
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted October 14, 2004 05:06 AM      Profile for Rob Koeling   Email Rob Koeling   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Adrian,

Happy story here. In the last few weeks, I received a Bauer T600 from Holland and a set of Elmo speakers from Germany. Both well packed, and gear as well as boxes arrived completely undamaged.

- Rob

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Alan Rik
Film God

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From: New York City, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted October 14, 2004 08:28 AM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Fear not as long as the seller boxes well. I have purchased many items overseas. Bauer T610 perfect condition, Nizo 6080, Bauer T600, etc. Funny thing is the one time that I sent an Elmo GS1200 from New York to California the 1200ft Metal Reel got bent. BUT..I didn't pack it. It was packed by my East Coast "Technician"!
Fear not! Well....not much anyways..

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