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#1 JimBartell


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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:49 PM

500th BFD shipped today. And the hits just keep on rolling..... B)

Once again let me thank all of my customers who have recommended my products to their friends and co-workers. I couldn't have done it without you. Keep it up! Please?

Jim "sipping (cheap) bubbly" Bartell
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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:56 PM

Congrats Jim. You deserve it.

Now let me see, 500 units at $1850 each..... Hum, yeah you can buy that first round of drinks...

I'm still using serial #22 (and #65). They work great. The only reason that I don't have an even earlier unit, was Paul Burns needed one right away because his Seitz died. Oh yeah, and I took some time off to get married!
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 11:14 AM

i just buy the m-one....still i dont have it in my hands but im happy for u jim ...also the guy from palomar engeniering ....great guy and now what costumer service means....thanks a lot jim thanks a lot don
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 07:43 PM

Congratulations, compadre!
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#5 Ari Gertler

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:03 PM

Congrats Jim,
Great product, Great service, Great creator. I don't think that anyone else in the Steadicam world receives as many positive comments as you do.
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#6 David Allen Grove

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:51 PM

Congrats Jimbo!

I worked today and my BFD's worked fine and dandy thank you very much.
It's sooooo nice to have a worry free product!!!!
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#7 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 08:50 PM

Hey Jim,

Congrats on #500, with a product like yours and the service and support you provide it's little wonder you are doing so well. I love my 2 BFD's and appreciate the time and care you have provided me with in the past 2 years since I bought them. #1000 is closer than you think.

Chris Paul
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Posted 24 April 2004 - 09:51 PM

I am very proud to be the owner of #500. And Grateful to officially be in business w/ you after all these years of knowing you Jim.

Got my M-one from Don and wow, what a setup! And not a day too late. My Preston went down, ghost in the machine... but I was up and going in 5 minutes w/ the slick new Bartech.

When Tom Stern the DP (Mystic River) came up and asked if all was copasetic w/ the Preston now? We were able to say Oh no, we just went straight to this great new system I got, The Bartech, and everything is cool now.

So thanks Jim, and congratulations.

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#9 Ruben Sluijter

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 05:40 AM

Many kudos to you Jim, you deserve it!
Here's to the next 500, oh what the hell...let's go for 5000!!!

Peace, Ruben "Also wants to buy 500 BFD's" Sluijter
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#10 Anthony Hardwick

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 11:20 AM


Yes, congratulations! A milestone indeed. Somewhere in the next 500 I'm sure I'll become a customer too. For your great work and great service you deserve the success.



PS - CP (Chris Paul not Cinema Products), what exactly is that avatar of yours? It looks like a happy pill of some sort :P Hope you are well my friend. Looking forward to getting together for a beer in NYC in a few weeks.
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