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    Default Is Long Island Indicator Repair still around???? havent recieved my indicators back!

    Hey guys, so i sent 3 of my .0001 Interapid test indicators out in April and havent heard anything back. sent multiple emails and tried calling against the recommendation on their web page.

    i have used them in the past and everything went smoothly.

    dont know if they closed up shop and my tools are sitting on a bench?

    anybody have a clue or maybe has used them in recent months with success?
    the email contact they have is suspicious...(@icloud something)

    thank you

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    There's been a number of threads like this over the last year or so:

    Long Island Indicator. What's up?

    Maybe a few more worth checking out to see if they have tips for getting though to LII.

    practicalmachinist.com Long Island Indicator - Google Search

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    Quote Originally Posted by tay2daizzo8 View Post
    tried calling against the recommendation on their web page.
    What kind of Company can't you call?

    There address is :14 Sarah Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Sounds like its time for someone to go and knock on there door.

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    iirc from another thread on them, they summer in Italy/France, something like that.

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    They can get visas and travel in this pandemic?? Maybe special Italian connections. Who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGTool View Post
    They can get visas and travel in this pandemic?? Maybe special Italian connections. Who knows?
    Travel is tough, not impossible.

    The info is posted by countries, carriers, and booking agencies, can change by the day or even within an hour.

    That said, if your biz practice includes a summer shut-down? Then WHERE you go isn't the issue. Rome, Italy, Rome, NY, or Rome GA.

    The shop is idled, regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Travel is tough, not impossible.

    The info is posted by countries, carriers, and booking agencies, can change by the day or even within an hour.

    That said, if your biz practice includes a summer shut-down? Then WHERE you go isn't the issue. Rome, Italy, Rome, NY, or Rome GA.

    The shop is idled, regardless.
    why, oh why couldn't you be???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyanidekid View Post
    why, oh why couldn't you be???
    ? But I am?

    Why d'you THINK I "vacation on PM" instead of Asturias, Lake Erhai, or the Dordogne?

    Figure if I catch Limy Sami on "likes" I could get "air miles" out of Don?

    Fat chance!

    Just look where Limy is stuck!


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    Most interesting feature of these LII threads, is: seems like there's a business model there. Unfilled niche.

    What's the cost to repair an indicator? 1/10 the cost of a new one? 1/3 the cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    Most interesting feature of these LII threads, is: seems like there's a business model there. Unfilled niche.

    What's the cost to repair an indicator? 1/10 the cost of a new one? 1/3 the cost?
    Well, with the guys going on their months-long vacations, I have to agree with you.

    I'd WAG that actual parts cost may average 20% of new, add another 20% for labor and profit. I bet the issue is being consistent with repair time and return, if someone is good and can work with a week turnaround they could make some dough once the word got out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    What's the cost to repair an indicator? 1/10 the cost of a new one? 1/3 the cost?
    Sometimes totally unavailable. My beloved Alina has not been made for thirty years or more.

    of course LongIsland can't repair those anyhow but ..... damn I loved that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    Most interesting feature of these LII threads, is: seems like there's a business model there. Unfilled niche.

    What's the cost to repair an indicator? 1/10 the cost of a new one? 1/3 the cost?
    MORE.. than the cost of a decent used-but-good.

    An expert indicator tech can't bill his time any cheaper than any of the rest of us with bills to pay in the same general economy.

    So.. I'd expect closer to 2/3rds .. if not now and then MORE than same-same, and quite OFTEN more than electronic versions that have fewer uber-precise MECHANICAL parts.

    Similar to what happened with mechanical wristwatches when electronics were simply very accurate by their nature ... even when "cased" uber-cheaply.

    I got really lucky on a ten-millionths-per division Hamilton Watch 4AGD DI.

    Dorsey bought that whole branch from Hamilton, lock, stock, work in progress, tooling, and even hired the people.

    But even Dorsey no longer list that ten-millionths all-mechanical model.

    So there's an already also-obsolete BATTERY POWERED LCD faced Mahr "Millimess" in the drawer as well.

    Can't boil that ocean. Gots to adapt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    Sometimes totally unavailable. My beloved Alina has not been made for thirty years or more.

    of course LongIsland can't repair those anyhow but ..... damn I loved that thing.
    Post a picture of your Alina - I have a couple not being used. if it is the same model I will send you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimcanyon View Post
    Post a picture of your Alina - I have a couple not being used. if it is the same model I will send you one.
    That's very generous of you ! I'd rather pay tho .... no photo but it was the big dial (1 1/2" maybe ?) long leg tenths indicator. Built like a tank and accurate, too. They were really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    Built like a tank and accurate, too. They were really nice.
    Compac goods were always well-regarded. I'm happy with the newer versions meself.

    Long Island Indicator was aware of the back-story to the "Alina" US-branding exercise - the founder having been at Alina:

    Alina

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    Most interesting feature of these LII threads, is: seems like there's a business model there. Unfilled niche.

    What's the cost to repair an indicator? 1/10 the cost of a new one? 1/3 the cost?
    LII charges about 1/3 the price. a new interapid can run you $300+. they charge 135 and it comes back like new...

    needless to say i have to buy a new one and hope the other 3 show up someday..maybe for Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    Sometimes totally unavailable. My beloved Alina has not been made for thirty years or more.

    of course LongIsland can't repair those anyhow but ..... damn I loved that thing.
    LOL "Long Island" FOUNDER WAS the US Alina tech! If his downline cannot fix it NOBODY can!

    It's an early-days COMPAC with "Alina" on the dial, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    That's very generous of you ! I'd rather pay tho .... no photo but it was the big dial (1 1/2" maybe ?) long leg tenths indicator. Built like a tank and accurate, too. They were really nice.
    I checked. The extra one is the small size, same size as a Starrett Last Word.


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