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Old 20-04-2017, 09:57 AM   #11
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This looks very interesting indeed

Any prices and when is it out over here? I wonder if it will be at Waxstock this year
I am waiting on one Mike but the delivery is end of May.
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Old 20-04-2017, 10:11 AM   #12
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I am waiting on one Mike but the delivery is end of May.
Cheers bud I take it you are getting it from the states mate

You don't mind me asking but how much did you pay for it
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Old 20-04-2017, 10:15 AM   #13
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Getting it from UK tool centre for £350 approx.

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Old 20-04-2017, 10:29 AM   #14
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Flex seriously underestimated the demand and ran out of stock very quickly. I was given the end of May for new stock at UK tool centre and a price of £350 (website price) This might rise a little.
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Old 20-04-2017, 11:35 AM   #15
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If you can't wait Mick you can buy from Germany and just change the plug.

That's where I bought a 3401 VRG many years ago before they were sold in the UK.

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Old 20-04-2017, 05:57 PM   #16
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Cheers for that,im looking foward to it too fu***** long.
Ultimate Finish have it at 349 pre-order, which isn't a bad price, considering Autogeek have it at 420 dollars at discount.

Just that 6" backing plate as standard, which is a shame - so another extra to purchase before you get to use it.

I was at a detailing day with Kelly/KDS and he's also waiting for this one. Rupes reliability appear to be hit and miss - if you get a good one, then it'll last forever; if you get a lemon, then you're stuck with an unreliable machine until the warranty runs out, then you're stuck.

FLEX (or anyone else) don't have that reputation. Victim of their own success, or justified shoddy workmanship.

Will see if this needs the washer mod to start with; it's a lot of money to put down if you're a weekend warrior.

I was all set to get a Rupes LHR15 at Waxstock, but if I can have this for another hundred quid....

Decisions, decisions...
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Old 20-04-2017, 06:02 PM   #17
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If you can't wait Mick you can buy from Germany and just change the plug.

That's where I bought a 3401 VRG many years ago before they were sold in the UK.

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Quick search is for around 420 EUR including post - so what I would expect - which is out of my price range unfortunately.

I can stomach an LHR15 Mk1 for 260 and a washer mod - it would have to be earning its keep if I paid 400 quid for one.

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Edit: found the 125mm backing plate for 22 EUR, so at least that's not too painful. (Flex part 442.445)

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If you can't wait Mick you can buy from Germany and just change the plug.

That's where I bought a 3401 VRG many years ago before they were sold in the UK.

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Just might wait Alan but cheers bud for the link

Got the VRG anyway can't see that ever breaking
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I was looking at getting the duetto, wonder if that has the same problem
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Having chatted to Chris last week, it was patently clear he was disappointed with the current situation in regards to his Mk2 but considering it's his "living" was very pragmatic.

I, for one, will be awaiting the conclusion before I decide to purchase a Mk 2
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