“I’ve just bought a Binson - it’s been nearly fully restored, but doesn’t sound like one of yours. Can I send it to you for a quick check over - I’m sure nothing major is required...”
We get emails like this regularly. Sometimes the seller tells the buyer that it was working perfectly and blames the issues on shipping.
We’ve been reliably shipping our restored Binsons worldwide for over a decade: it’s not the shipping that is at fault, it’s the ‘nearly’ in that description...
If you’re thinking of buying a Binson and dropping several thousand on a machine that does not come with a full guarantee of satisfaction from the seller (including lifetime tech support and a back to base warranty), ask yourself what exactly are you paying for?
Our Binsons are not cheap. The reason for this is the days, weeks and sometimes months that go into making them perform as they do, and in the level of after sales support we provide.
I have never encountered a cheap Binson that was a quick fix. Nor have I yet encountered a machine sold elsewhere as ‘serviced’ that performs as I would expect.
A ‘cheap’ Echorec 2 is not a bargain, unless you’re buying it for decoration.
This B2 has been overhauled. Twice.
I wasn’t happy the first time so back it went. Here it’s undergoing pre-shipping tests - we still weren’t happy, so it’s having one more final tweak - aligning a head that wasn’t quite there.
If you want a Binson that sounds like one of ours, you know where to come, but do be prepared to wait: the next four Echorec 2s are sold on preorder. We have another B2 like this that should be ready in about a month, but we don’t rush them so it may be longer.
If you want an Echorec 2, expect to wait about three months from placing your order.