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BRADLEY  MCQUEEN
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Hi Bradley,

 

Perhaps obvious but essential - ask if you can see the rig in action. You should ensure that video and power are being transmitted (doh!) and fly it on an arm and vest to make sure it feels right. £6500 isn't bad but does that incude a monitor? Any cables? Batteries? It will quickly get closer to £10k if not... Where are you based? I know a UK based guy selling an HD upgraded master with a G50 arm and ultra vest. PM me if you'd like to know more.

 

Good luck,

 

Paul

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Hello Bradley,

When I bought my used rig I demanded that the owner send it to the factory for check-up/tune-up. After I got the OK from the factory I bought a plane ticket and inspected the rig myself.

The price is certainly ok but you are might want to be extra cautious before buying your rig. After all this equipment will be your primary instrument seconded only by your body.

Fly safe.

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Tiffen will usually go over a used rig for you and it's a good place to mutually meet for a transaction. Demanding a seller do XYZ is a bit harsh but most pros would not mind that sort of request to make a sale. Some ops send their rigs in advance of the sale offer so they know what they have and can vouch for it.

 

If you can't go to Tiffen, you can ask the operator to ship it there for evaluation. When the factoy or local office says it's good, you pay the op and then it is shipped on to you. Again, I'm not sure if Tiffen will help you with this but you should definitely get the rig checked first. Even perfect condition rigs get a loose bit of solder etc. in transport sometimes.

 

Robert

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