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#1 Ken Niernberg

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:36 AM

Hey guys and gals,


So I'm doing a little research on sled depreciation, mainly for insurance purposes (but also out of curiosity). So i'm trying to find out what the price of a 3a gimbal was when it first came out. In fact if anyone knows of an old price list that has the whole 3a setup (vest, arm, sled) that would be helpful as well. Thanks



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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:25 AM

Ken,

I forget the price of the gimbal alone (maybe 3K???), but I I know in the early nineties, the last incarnation of the 3a was selling (vest, arm, & sled) for $44,000.
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#3 Derrick Whitehouse

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:39 PM

Hi Ken
The IIIA Gimbal sold for $3500 BACK IN 1989. Let me have your email address and I will send you a PDF copy of the 1989 IIIA price list. 1989 was the first year of the IIIA version Steadicam and the price was $40,000. The model III in 1988 was $38,500. I also have price lists as far back as 1981 for the Model II if anyone is interested.
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#4 Bud Kremp S.O.C.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:23 AM

FYI, I just looked it up online. "What cost $3500. in 1989 would cost $6060.83 in 2007." According to http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

I have a really nice 3A gimbal (not used since '97) you can have for $6060.83!

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#6 Michael Sutton

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:28 PM

Speaking of 3A gimbals, any idea where I could get the handle portion that fits onto the arm?

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#7 Michael Sutton

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:09 AM

Derrick has told me this part is called a live yoke. I don't care if its machined, or aftermarket, etc as long as it will work with the 3A without having to replace the whole gimbal.

Any help would be appreciated.

mike

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#8 RobVanGelder

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:04 PM

Very likely a company like Baerbel (germany ) can make this, in any color or size.
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#9 David Luckenbach

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:53 PM

I have a 3A gimbal if anyone is interested in buying it... Not in bad shape either.
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#10 Michael Sutton

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:56 AM

I have a 3A gimbal if anyone is interested in buying it... Not in bad shape either.



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