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A very smalll challenge for you...

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Lightmancer, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Remember this?

    https://www.photographerslounge.org/f56/mercedes-1-ricoh-0-a-15645/

    ...well today I received the quote from Ricoh to repair Ol' Flatty. Repair, mark you. Let me just re-iterate, this camera has survived being fairly and squarely driven over. And it is repairable...

    So the challenge is this. Can you guess the repair cost, in Euros, to the nearest whole number...? :wink:
     
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    350 Euros
     
  3. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Ill go 250.
     
  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I'll go the other end of the scale then, 145.00 euros !
     
  5. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Free, but you have to let them use the story in a Ricoh durability ad (just trying to be the dark horse)
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'll take 351......sorry Kevin.
     
  7. nianys

    nianys SC Regular

    176
    Sep 10, 2012
    No darn idea, but pretty impressed with the build quality !!
     
  8. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    €475.00 And not a penny more
     
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    What's the betting they charge Bill for the postage :rofl:
     
  10. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    200 Euros.
     
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    720 euros
     
  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Interesting... I will reveal all later this evening :D

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  13. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    100 euros!
     
  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I bet they do a fixed price f0r all repairs thing (like Olympus)

    €170
     
  15. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Right, here we go... The closest, and therefore the winner is....

    Briar!

    With VAT the total is €65...! That is pretty damn amazing. Credit to Ricoh Service, who appear to be replacing the parts FOC and charging only a nominal labour fee, and to the designers of the GRD who produced such a remarkably tuff little picture-taking machine in the first place :D

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Bet you wish you hadn't bought another one now ...
     
  17. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Far from it ;) that one will go to a good home

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  18. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    un bloody believable !!!! Nice one
     
  19. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Impressive! I guessed zero as a joke, but I never expected it to be that low. Nice.
     
  20. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    wow! that's incredible. Well done Ricoh!