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#1 Andre Perron

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum.

I've been searching a lot and since I didn't know where exactly to post this question, "General Discussion" looked the best place (moderators, please move it anywhere you think it belongs...!).

I know there are several used Preston's kit for sale on this forum but I'm actually looking for a NEW system, more precisely:

-Preston Microforce Digital Control II (1210)
-Preston DM-2 Digital Motor with Integral Bracket (4201a)
-Preston Y cable Anton/Bauer

No good news from AbelCine (3 to 5 month waiting list), I even spoke with someone directly at Preston yesterday and they told me the waiting list of distributors was pretty long, most of them waiting for stuff they already reserved for clients who made a deposit.

Does anybody knows a place/shop/person with these item- new or used(but mint condition)- where I could FINALLY buy 'em???

Thanks in advance for your answers...

P.S. Oh, if you DO know a place, please send me a Personnal Message; I do love everyone but I'd rather be the first and only one to get my hand on those. I promise to share as soon as my payment will be done :rolleyes:

Cheers!

Edited by André Perron, 28 April 2012 - 02:20 PM.

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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

Want it fast? Buy used. Want it new? Get on a waiting list.

There is no shortcut
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#3 Bryant Swanstrom

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

My quote was 10 weeks, I think it has been about 7 since I placed an order through Abel cine... Hope it comes through soon.
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#4 Andrew Ansnick

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:26 AM

Preston is really backed up on Digital Micro Forces right now, I think about 8-10 weeks is the lead time. Not as bad as the waiting list for a DM-4 though. If you want to purchase anything new from Preston, you should just go straight to the source and get it from Preston in Santa Monica. Tell Alanna we sent you!
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#5 Andre Perron

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

Want it fast? Buy used. Want it new? Get on a waiting list. There is no shortcut

@ Mr. Eric Fletcher, man of few words, thank you; I went through (almost) all the possibilities and you resumed the situation perfectly. New stuff = waiting list!


My quote was 10 weeks, I think it has been about 7 since I placed an order through Abel cine... Hope it comes through soon.

@ Mr. Briant Swanstrom; consider yourself lucky; I called Abel Cine and they told me the waiting was now even longer than your 10 weeks...


Preston is really backed up on Digital Micro Forces right now, I think about 8-10 weeks is the lead time. Not as bad as the waiting list for a DM-4 though. If you want to purchase anything new from Preston, you should just go straight to the source and get it from Preston in Santa Monica. Tell Alanna we sent you!

@ Mr. Andrew Ansnick, you definitely had the best advice; living in Canada (yeah, I know, sorry...), the best and easiest way will be to get to the source!



I'll let you know how goes my dark and forbidden quest ;)
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