Guys...what can I do whit Summicron

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  1. mark1981

    mark1981 Member

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    Hello,
    I have sent my summicron lens to Optical instrument (Balham) LTD
    they sent me a quot for polish and some more stuff, the told me that it will take 4 weeks, now it is allready almost 7 weeks, they r not replaying to my email and not answering thr phone
    I dont know what to do, Anyone have any ideas?
    thank u.
    if some body is living near maybe can check for me...what is going on...

    THANK U ALL!!!
     
  2. elekm

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    If you would like someone to drop by and see if the company is still in business, it would helpful if you provided country, city, etc.
     
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    39, Neville Court, 27/43, Neville Road, Croydon, Surrey, UK, CR0 2DS
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8664 9799 • Fax: +44 (0)20 8664 9771 E-mail: info@optil.co.uk

    Too far from my place. Maybe someone else?
     
  4. mark1981

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    anyone? it will be great if some body can check it..even maybe to try call them maybe I am doing something wrong..I am calling from Israel, I dont mind paying someone the check it...:sad:
    thaks !!!
     
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    I just tried calling them (020 8664 9799), there's no answer. Surprised the call didn't go to an answer machine. If you have no luck by Monday, I'll try calling again during work hours to see if I can get any sign of activity there.
     
  6. Ian Grant

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    It may be their fortnight holiday, some UK companies close for 2 week's. If they are mainly older no young kids they'd wait until the rug-rats were back at school :D

    Ian
     
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    thanks a lot!
     
  8. mark1981

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    still nothig, anyone that has lens that he likes to send to Optical instrument (Bilham) LTD
    DONT DO THAT!!! I dont know what is the deal overthere but I know that there is no replay from them phone or emails for monht
    my summicron is lost foreverrrrrrrrrr RIP
     
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    Mark, I'm sorry I didn't get back on this, I actually forgot about calling them come Monday. So I've just phoned now at 13:00 and there's no reply. I tried twice, both times the phone rang on and on, but no answer machine message.
     
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    can you call the post office and
    see if they are still in business
    and speak the the postman who delivers
    that route to find out
    what is going on ...
    sometimes phone and internet are down ...
     
  11. mark1981

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    perkeleellinen thank u! but am I afraid that this is a lost one :sad:
    a guess that hey got a good lens :sad:
    does somebody like LEICA CL in nice condition? dont have anather lens :sad:
     
  12. Ian Grant

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    I'd try an Internet search for other businesses in the same street and give one of them a call. The Post Office may help, but they may not be allowed to give out that sort of information.

    If they have gone into receivership/bankruptcy the lens still belongs to you, not the company so you'd need to contact the receivers.

    Ian
     
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    Mark, I don't think it's lost just yet. If I lived closer, I'd drive down and take a look, but I live 100 miles away and that's too far. Perhaps you could pm me some information like the date of postage, tracking number, date of delivery (do you have this?), your details and the lens details and I'll try to see if I can get any help. I can't promise success, but I'll try.
     
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    FWIW, the "Registered Office" of the company (on the UK Government trade registry www.companieshouse.gov.uk ) is:

    OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS (BALHAM) LIMITED
    266-268 WICKHAM ROAD
    SHIRLEY
    CROYDON
    SURREY
    CR0 8BJ

    This is the Company's registered address for all official correspondence (but not necessarily the business address, it could be the company's solicitor or accountant).
    There is no indication on the registry that the company is out-of-business or
    insolvent.
     
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    Try contacting: Kerrs Accountants, 266-268 Wickham Road, Shirley, Crodon, CR0 8BJ 020 8655 2626 / Fax 020 8654 0254
    email: rob@kerrs.co.uk

    That's the companies registered office, if the Company has ceased trading they should know..

    Ian
     
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    So definitely get in touch with Kerrs Accountants, 266-268 Wickham Road, Shirley, Crodon, CR0 8BJ 020 8655 2626 / Fax 020 8654 0254
    email: rob@kerrs.co.uk

    Give them all you can to show you own your Summicron.

    Bad luck, non of us can guarantee any company will keep trading these days.

    Ian
     
  18. mark1981

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    Thank u all...I dont have a lot of hope now...I will try
    just now sent Kerrs Accountants an email
    lets wait
    I have the tracking number and the number of the lens
     
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