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In Topic: RETRA Strobe Thread

09 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

Eagerly awaiting direct comparison w/ Z-330, Adam :clapping:

In Topic: Subal insolvent

02 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

Manufacturing costs are a lot cheaper there than in places like Austria and Germany. I just talked to a friend who has a lot of manufacturing operations in that part of the world and he said Serbia should be no problem in terms of labor and infrastructure needed for manufacturing stuff like our housings. There is a lot of component manufacturing done there for the German auto manufacturers, for example.

In Topic: Subal insolvent

02 January 2018 - 12:41 AM

This can cause a very bad downward spiral. If people like you and me postpone or reconsider our Subal orders then that adds to their cash flow problems, which in turn causes more uncertainty about Subal’s future as a manufacturer, and so on and so forth.

I’ve been holding on and holding on waiting for the ND-850 which was supposed to begin shipping in mid-November. I still believe Subal makes a superior product but even if that is the case I don’t want a housing for which I may not be able to obtain spare parts or service down the road. I usually use a housing for at least 5 years and after reading that article about the court actions in Austria... I don’t think anyone can predict with accuracy what shape the company will be in 5 years from now.

It’s a shame because I would really rather not switch to another brand of housing (and buy all new ports in the process).

In Topic: Subal insolvent

02 January 2018 - 12:27 AM

Interestingly there is no mention of the transition of some (most?) operations to Serbia.

Ironically, that announcement from Subal was posted from a location in.... Serbia.

In Topic: Subal insolvent

01 January 2018 - 08:23 PM

Well, there goes the ND-850 I've been waiting and waiting for! FML