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#1 chilbal

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:32 AM

Is there anybode that know what hapens to Ampibico?

The 29. april I made a Paypal Transaction on 6080 USD to pay for my new Panasonic POV house, but I have still not recieved any message from Amphibico.
I have writen mails and tried to phone them several times the last 2 weeks - but I cant get through to them and they dont answer my mails - whats happening?

From the facebook site "amphibico 360" I have had message, that other have the same experince with them - so be award - dont send any money before they answer the phone or mail

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

I am wondering what happened to them as well. They were supposed to have a first run of the Endeavor for the XF100 around April 17. I have called and e-mailed several times since then, and there have been no replies. JC had a phone mail message a few weeks ago that said that they would be on Easter vacation until May. Last week I think his message said he was taking an opportunity for some time off in early May. Still, it seems strange that they are essentially offline for all this time.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:24 AM

I am wondering what happened to them as well. They were supposed to have a first run of the Endeavor for the XF100 around April 17. I have called and e-mailed several times since then, and there have been no replies. JC had a phone mail message a few weeks ago that said that they would be on Easter vacation until May. Last week I think his message said he was taking an opportunity for some time off in early May. Still, it seems strange that they are essentially offline for all this time.

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I recently ordered a housing with one of their dealers in the States and was told everything is backed up due to the vacation time, I guess it was plant wide???? I sure hope they start shipping soon, I am putting a trip on hold until the housing arrives.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:49 AM

Does anyone have any definite information about Amphibico?
I'm hearing rumors that they have ceased operation.
Does anyone know if that's true?

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:03 AM

Does anyone have any definite information about Amphibico?
I'm hearing rumors that they have ceased operation.
Does anyone know if that's true?


I just got a housing from them about 60 days ago and I had some phone numbers for staff there so I gave them a try. The phones are working but everyone has a full voice mailbox. This would be very sad but it doesn't look good.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:09 PM

Would be a real shame but I would be surprised, they just announced a couple of new housings. Maybe they are just really busy :)

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:56 PM

One person on Amphibico's Facebook page says that Amphibico is bankrupt. I'm not sure how he knows. It would explain the fact that they have been missing in action so long:

https://www.facebook...60/141084208980

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

Merged the 2 threads together.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

I have sad but confirmed news, Amphibico has ceased operations at this time and is for sale or looking for an investor.
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:39 PM

I have sad but confirmed news, Amphibico has ceased operations at this time and is for sale or looking for an investor.


That's really crappy news.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:15 AM

I have sad but confirmed news, Amphibico has ceased operations at this time and is for sale or looking for an investor.



I ordered a housing from Submerge Camera in Mid April, Submerge has been keeping in touch with me through out this ordeal. The latest news from yesterday was that the sales person was in contact with the owner and their order was shipping out this Friday. They indicated that there is a new owner in the works. Also Submerge indicated that they will be an official repair and service center for Amphibico.

Hopefully since I did purchase my housing with a company here in the states if for some reason the housing is not available, I will have options.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:24 AM

I have sad but confirmed news, Amphibico has ceased operations at this time and is for sale or looking for an investor.


Yes confirmed SAD NEWS. I received this email from Amphibico today "....since April 21st Bank recall our loans that forced the owners to closed-shut down the Amphibico division...If you placed an order after that date and we can complete it, you will be contacted soon as we plan to honored parts and warranty service still.

thanks you for your friendships and understandings regards"
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

Hey all,

After talks and evaluation of the situation, Submerge Camera will not be a repair facility for Amphibico. We just would not feel comfortable being a reresentative of the line with so much instability at this time.

We hope to see a recovery for Amphibico as they have been a well respected mfg. over the years.

If they do come back maybe thier first new housing can be called the Phoenix.....

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:01 AM

Oh dear that's really shitty news :B):

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:08 PM

Very sad... Amphibico made some cool, reliable housings :B):

Lets hope they get back on track

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:57 AM

yes, it is very sad indeed for such a nice hard working video housing manufacturer to close down their business. Hope this is only temporary and they can recover soon and continue their production line !!!
Take care, Amphibico !!! We will still support you in the future !!

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:11 PM

Amphibico was very prompt with their reply and helped me quite a bit when I had troubles with my local customs. I would hate to see them gone. Keep the same team, I will still support them should they come back.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:43 PM

They were the only company, aside from Gates, who made housings for the higher end cams. That leaves Gates on the top of the Apex.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:41 AM

They were the only company, aside from Gates, who made housings for the higher end cams. That leaves Gates on the top of the Apex.
Steve



Sssshhhh don't tell John that he will put the prices up!!! :)

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:30 AM

What a bummer, just gone and dinged by 94 degree port in the Red Sea and the UK supplier cannot even get spares for their own rental Phenoms. Still have the flat port but will have to hope nothing goes wrong with the rest of my housing!!!

Here is hoping someone takes over the company.

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