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#1 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 01:47 AM

Just a quick mention for future operators starting out who are looking for their first arm. From time to time, amongst the many recent model arms we receive, we receive earlier model CP arms which are in the lower price bracket. These may be of value to aspiring operators new to the industry. For those of you who have a small startup buget you may find these arms to be a good starting point. Occassionally we will be putting these on ebay for auction. Currently we have this arm up for auction at ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...3872288079&rd=1
This may be a great opportunity for you to own a reasonable priced arm.

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#2 mattshort

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 05:28 PM

What's the reserve price on it and will it work with an SK2?
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#3 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 08:04 PM

Hi, Matt

Thanks for the questions.

As this is an auction it is normal practice not to disclose the reserve, but it is a very reasonable reserve for this item. ;)

Regarding the sk2, this arm will not fit the sk2. You would need to change the socket block to a stardard socket block.

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#4 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 06:56 AM

Hi Guys,

We have another arm on ebay. This time it is a fully reconditioned Gold Spring Steadicam Arm.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ssPageName=WDVW

It's current highest bid is $4,500US and it has met the reserve.

Good Luck!

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#5 LeighWanstead

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 04:11 PM

Sorry little off topic and just to satisfy my curiosity.

May I ask why spring need to be gold? What is the reason? Is whole spring gold? Or just paint gold?

I thought that spring made of titanium will be lighter and more durable. Is that gold just for decorative?

TIA
Leigh
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#6 Nicholas M. Chopp

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 04:26 PM

I think it looks kinda cool, myself. *grin*
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#7 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 06:29 AM

Hi Leigh.

Just to answer your question, Cinema Products made arms with different coloured springs to identify the various weight ranges. And yes, the springs were painted in the different colours. The colours and appproximate weight ranges were:

Red 18-38 lbs
Green 20-40 lbs
Blue 25-45 lbs
Black 30-51 lbs
Gold 36-58 lbs

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#8 LeighWanstead

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 03:18 AM

Hi Hugo,

Thanks for the answer.

I learned something new. :D

Regards
Leigh
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#9 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 10:17 AM

Hi all,

Here's another one.

Steadicam CP EFP Blue Spring Arm
Current bid: $3,300.00.
Only 2 days 14hrs to go

(Item number: 7506867906)

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ssPageName=WDVW

Good luck!

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Dean A. Merlo
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#10 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 12:04 PM

Dean, I hope these ebay postings are going to continue, as I will be looking for my first arm in the coming few months.

Is this something that you will keep doing or are you just selling a few arms?
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#11 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:32 AM

Hi Richard,

To answer your question, over the last several months we have been working our butts off behind the scenes on some exciting new products and as a result decided to shed some our second hand arms quickly to fund these projects. As you could see we let them go for a fraction of their value and operators have had some really good bargains. We have fully funded our projects now and will be scaling down our sales on ebay (or increasing the reserve to meet more realistic prices). We have some beautifully reconditioned arms in stock and if you would like to make a purchase please contact us for a chat and I am sure we can find something in stock to suit your needs.


Kind Regards,
Dean A. Merlo
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#12 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:57 AM

hi dean,

dusting this thread off... (cough)..

i am in the market for a good dependable arm. i have contacted you guys via email to discuss possible options...

kind regards..

marc..
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