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suckmadeck

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Dodgy Sellers/Dodgy Repairs
« on: November 11, 2020, 09:28:31 AM »
When it comes to filming, your equipment is gonna break. It's just the way it goes. Repairing cameras especially older ones like the VX's is difficult for beginners. So you might be tempted to go on to Instagram and hire one of the camera repairmen on their. Now a lot online tend to have good reviews and overall a professional work ethic. However there are some who attempt to scam and sometimes steal from filmers. This post is inspired by Pedro's post about reliable repairmen. This shall hopefully be a place where you can name and shame any repairmen who have scammed you in the past. This also includes people who sell equipment, or people buying equipment. I'll start:

VX1000Market:
Known to not fix cameras and sometimes send them back in worse condition. Will often times ghost the camera owner for months on end.

VX_Mechanic_Canada: Was supposedly selling an MK1 online, when someone went through a bought the lens he took the money and ran. His account has been deleted however his name is Jake Carter so if you see anyone pop up selling cameras/lenses or repairing under that name in Canada, beware.

That's all I can think at the moment but feel free to add on anyone with some context as to why people should be careful.

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Re: Dodgy Sellers/Dodgy Repairs
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 01:33:01 PM »
First I have heard about VX Canadian guy.

Long story short I shipped my vx to vxmarket to get fixed. The on off button broke off. Said he could fix it fairly quick (And I understand people get busy) but it took about a week. That wasn't the problem that annoyed me. I shipped the vx in a small little camera bag so it wouldn't get even more broken on the way to his house. But he made me pay an extra 25$ to ship it BACK in my own bag? Still confused to this day if he was going to ship it just in a box with nothing to protect it? Anyway he didn't wanna send my camera bag back.

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Re: Dodgy Sellers/Dodgy Repairs
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 03:26:25 AM »
First I have heard about VX Canadian guy.

Long story short I shipped my vx to vxmarket to get fixed. The on off button broke off. Said he could fix it fairly quick (And I understand people get busy) but it took about a week. That wasn't the problem that annoyed me. I shipped the vx in a small little camera bag so it wouldn't get even more broken on the way to his house. But he made me pay an extra 25$ to ship it BACK in my own bag? Still confused to this day if he was going to ship it just in a box with nothing to protect it? Anyway he didn't wanna send my camera bag back.

It wouldn't suprise me at all if he kept the bag and sold it along with a camera as a "kit"

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Re: Dodgy Sellers/Dodgy Repairs
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 02:46:00 AM »
For some reason I bought a mk1 element off VX1Market, shortly after finding out that at the time I could've just gone to Century directly and gotten it cheaper.

Whilst I didn't have no trouble I do wish I wasn't so impulsive and contacted Century.

That was my only gripe. I do love that post he made and quickly deleted about the whole sit with the mk1s.
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