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Old December 27th, 2009, 03:49 AM   #31
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Only about a week after registering on the web site. The credit card $1 payment was processed about two days before it arrived via courier.

Bear in mind that I am in Australia. The supplies and fulfillment in your country may be slightly different in their setup.

How long have you been waiting?

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Old December 27th, 2009, 04:23 PM   #32
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Ah, I forgot to check to see where you were haha. I'm in California, so I'm expecting it to take a bit. I submitted my request for the blimp about a week ago, payment for $0.89 USD was processed Christmas Eve, so I'm in no real rush... was just curious how long they're taking to get to the states. Rode says to expect delivery times to be 6-12 weeks, but I'm sure they'll deliver early ;)

Enjoy!!
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Old December 27th, 2009, 09:51 PM   #33
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Trevor, I got mine in a little over two weeks. It shipped from Carpenteria, CA.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 10:44 PM   #34
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Excellent. Thanks Kevin
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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #35
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Yeah got mines on Tuesday Dec 22 and I had purchased it back on Dec 11. It was shipped to Norcross, GA. $0.92 for mines.


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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #36
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92 cents? Pfft. Consider yourself lucky.

Mine cost me a whole dollar. :-P

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Old December 29th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #37
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Yeah got mines on Tuesday Dec 22 and I had purchased it back on Dec 11. It was shipped to Norcross, GA. $0.92 for mines.


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did you receive any tracking information or did it just show up? also, which carrier, UPS or FedEx?

Just trying to figure out when and how to expect it :) - Fedex SUCKS here so I'm hoping for UPS
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Old December 29th, 2009, 05:49 AM   #38
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I have nothing but sheer admiration for Rode. I use the blimp quite a lot, and to be honest, it is bloody brilliant at what it does; reduce wind noise.

Even though I paid full retail for mine, it is worth its weight in solid platinum. I shoot ENG, and if its too windy for a radio lav, then its the Rode shotty, in the blimp wearing the wombat...

Once I get back to the studio I will dig up a pic of a comparison I made on the timelines so you can see how effective it is, even under 40 knot winds.

The boys and girls at Rode are truely in touch with mic users. My ONLY crit of the blimp is the little clip used to make an airtight seal around the tail cable going into the Blimp proper, comes loose. Superglue fixed that.

If you do not have a Blimp. Then you should get one.

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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #39
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This is not to neglect mentioning their use of "dead wombat" technology, moving beyond industry standard "cat" technology.

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I'm waiting for dingo technology - noise attenuation and gear protection with a single cover.

The ntg3 can be found for ~549 in the U.S. $699 is the MAP. Since I was going to buy a blimp anyways, it's a "no brainer" for me.

Rode even treats it's customers like people by providing an online form to get the blimp.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #40
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did you receive any tracking information or did it just show up? also, which carrier, UPS or FedEx?

Just trying to figure out when and how to expect it :) - Fedex SUCKS here so I'm hoping for UPS

No tracking information only an email that confirmed I ordered. It came from CA and it was shipped to me via UPS.


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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #41
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excellent - my UPS guy is da bomb... fedex, not so much.

looking forward to getting my blimp!!
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