great. I guess this means I can say goodbye to the parts support for my printo...I sympathize with you--this is the same problem I've been having with Ilford. Ilford US is gone, from what I can tell. I called them two days ago looking for a gear for one of their machines, and they answered the phone in French. I guess they're in Canada, now? They told me they didn't have the part in stock and when I asked when they would get it, they said "never". I said, "like, never again?" and they said no more parts...

BUT--for jobo--loss of a US distributor, might mean the parts are still available overseas. Ilford's parts are still available--only they won't tell anyone who makes them. The parts for this machine, are still being made, it's just this bonehead secret of the company not to name the vendor. Like they lose sales to someone else, who they have no interest in contracting with.

So--hang in there. You can get a pump easier than the gear that I need. We even bought a junk mahine to get some parts, but this gear is all worn out on the parts machine...

It surprises me in some ways that jobo would shut down in the US, since they never had a pro lab market. It was all hobbyists--but in other ways, it could be digital has really eaten into their market, what with inkjets and all. I hate to see them go, they had good customer service & support.