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#1 Chris Mirden

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

I meant *alternatives

Hello,

I'm just starting to buy grip equipment and I'm trying to find some places to buy used. I know about Ebay of course but I thought there might be some Ebay-like websites that specialize in grip or stores in L.A. or Southern California that might sell used stuff (I'm located in L.A.)

I'm also looking for ideas for clever alternatives to "official" grip equipment. For example I can buy rods at Filmmaking Stores in L.A. for 10 dollars but maybe there are places not related to filmmaking that sell metal rods that work just as well - but are only a couple bucks each.
Other items I'm looking for that I'm wondering if might be found for sale at non-filming stores that I'm looking for:
Car suction cups with 1/4 or 3/8 inch mounts
Cheese plates
C-clamps with baby pins (Although I'm guessing probably that is specialty - but maybe a place that will weld pins to C-clamps and the overall end cost would be cheaper than buying a Mathews new, for example).

Or any other items that people have found to work at a fraction of the cost.

I'm doing a lot of car mounts and lighting.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

Edited by Chris Mirden, 13 January 2013 - 04:49 PM.

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#2 dan kessler

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

two places I know of that sell used grip equipment in L.A. -

Used Movie Lighting
c/o Pyramid Films
7838 Clybourn Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 768-5924
usedmovielighting.com

WOODEN NICKEL LIGHTING INC.
6920 TUJUNGA AVE.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605
818-761-9662
woodennickellighting.com
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#3 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

http://www.industrialmetalsupply.com

ask for a Student Discount

They'll have just about piece of Rod you want. Speed rail as well.
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#4 Chris Mirden

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:51 AM

Thanks! I'll check those places out!
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