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  1. rapidlocks

    Picks wanted

    what ones you looking for rob , i know a chap that was selling a load , not sure if still for sale or if he would split them , he had almost a full set , but all pre the new 110 and 114 , the previous generation
  2. my silca viper is the one machine id never get rid of , if it died id buy another straight away , this has been a loyal hard working machine thats never missed a beat , i suspect it will outlive my ninja laser and A6 and still be cutting keys long after these have died. yes it wont do some of the new keys such as vag with side cut , but its robust and almost bomb proof and what it does do it does very well , a gem of a machine that i suspect will still be working hard for me long after this generation of futura have died.
  3. sadly in some areas its our own trade suppliers undercutting us in an attempt to dominate retail market as well , even one of our diagnostic suppliers is now undercutting their trade customers on retail jobs on a national basis , the race to the bottom is hotting up.
  4. yup including my local greetings card shop , that offers clone keys , obd keys that their skp900 covers as well as house keys , so you can pop in for a birthday card a fathers day card , a new front door key and a spare car key in just one visit and still have enough to buy a party balloon
  5. thats hull and grimsby tarts for you , hard as nails, roll their own fags one handed and more tatoos than a sailor
  6. i read somewhere it was an untapped emerging market place . though ive also read that rates are falling faster than a tarts knickers .
  7. i use this one at present , https://www.tantronics.co.uk/battery-chargers/2a-50a-professional-lead-acid-gel-agm-and-calcium-battery-charger.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwmIrJBRCRmJ_x7KDo-9oBEiQAuUPKMuGSqgMd0xy2zgai4Zx03Ub1I5GVMAMWve2MKJ6tS2YaAjsy8P8HAQ
  8. plenty of good jump packs , my experience of these over the years is that cheap ones let you down , ive used ring and sealey , both do a decent job , as with anything you get what you pay for . i also use a good battery support unit for jobs that need voltage maintaining throughout , like bmw , my ring one hasnt let me down
  9. with the merc kit its a very good price , without the merc kit id say better buying new at a trade show with some tokens and warranty , though if not vat registered then £2500 is still a significant saving on the new price plus vat if you cant claim vat back , hickleys have a few used zedfulls on their site in their used section , both significantly dearer than this one , but with 12 months warranty and tech support , and some lifs and tokens as well as some packs added . if zedfull is the machine you want , id say in the absence of a cheaper one available its an ok price if not vat registered , not for me as i have the coverage elsewhere token free , but its an expensive machine to buy so still cheaper than new
  10. rapidlocks

    HPC Blitz

    id guess at Kent
  11. chatted to him on another forum , he wants £2600 for the basic zedfull unit , not much dearer at the trade shows at show price plus at show it will be with full warranty and some lifs and tokens , especially if vat registered and can claim back the vat it may work out much the same , but may be of interest to those not vat registered or in a hurry for the token unit. the 2 guys i know looking for one wouldnt offer anywhere near his price so didnt pursue.
  12. the one david has for sale is with full mercedes kit , he claims everything on it cost 8k which i suspect is with vat added and i suspect has alot of the packages for the claimed cost , he was looking for about 5k to 5.5k i believe. zedfull isnt cheap for a token based pay as you go machine , 8k would buy alot of token free coverage on other machines , hickleys have some excellent used ad100 pro units for just a little more that are token free , 8k buys some good abrites coverage token free , truecode , supervag etc etc . IEA write good software , but i do think its an overpriced machine which is why i have invested elsewhere , that and the zedbull fiasco which is another story , to look at a 2nd hand pay as you go zedfull , i wouldnt be looking to spend as much as 2k , so i understand why he feels its too expensive , just as i understand the seller wanting what he wants due to what he paid new for it . despite my not seeing it as viable on any more than 2k at most for myself , every buyer is different and the right buyer will eventually come along , just as cheaper units will also appear , each to own.
  13. rapidlocks

    Key systems - need help

    as has been said , you need to provide more details as alot of manufacturers use other manufacturers systems on different models , for instance nissan primastar vauxhall vivaro fiat talento ( 2015 on new shape only ) renault traffic are all rebadged renault traffic vehicles using the renault system so without knowing the make model and year of vehicle you are asking for help on its a needle in a haystack
  14. not surprised , rare to see one for sale as such good equipment
  15. these have always been reliable in past , as peter says everything is slow until mid march after chinese new year while they play catch up , ive learnt to put a good order in before chinese new year to last till end of march when everything has settled back down. ive also learnt not to order a week or so before chinese new year as stocks are run down , and mistakes happen as everyone rushes to get orders away before shippers shut down and mistakes get made , so place my last orders at end of jan to see me through to march. they have always resolved issues in the past and responded politely and quickly , i dont use them much but when i have its always been issue free . im sure your issues will be sorted as they are one of the more reliable china suppliers not my prefered china supplier but one of the back ups i use without issue normally.
  16. well its a bargain for someone . i have AD and abrites , but still plenty that truecode is my first choice unit on , especially nissan , good for fiat as well but need tmpro to precode the remote as rest of tools like tango seem only to precode the chip and not the remote. at that price with that coverage , someone is going to get a nice token free unit
  17. thats a bargain for someone , but why sell it as its top draw token free kit and best nissan and renault programmer on the market in my opinion
  18. rapidlocks

    Cloners For Sales

    stranger things have happened at sea so no harm in asking , but i tend to agree with graham , i doubt one will come up 2nd hand on its own either
  19. certainly should have got a loan unit if out that long . there is nothing cheap with the coverage that mvp has on it , a good back up would depend on what makes and models you are looking to cover , some china machines have some good coverage these days on later models but all still have bugs and gaps in coverage compared to the likes of mvp . if you want good token free coverage , then you cant get better than truecode , developed and manufactured by an honest and good uk developer , affordable and its coverage works well , he doesnt release until extensively tested . the truecode coverage on nissan and renault is best on the market for reliability and ease of use , and the machine is well supported by the developer as well . cant praise this unit enough as just does what it says it does. truecode doesnt cover vag , but supervag is an excellent vag unit at a very fair price and has decent coverage and is also token free between the 2 you have alot of token free coverage on 2 legit well supported machines from reliable developers . with china you spend your money and take your chances , some are good , some are poor and some are a liablility , obdstar , skp900 , skp1000 , xtool , lonsdor seem to be the general units of choice at present , each has its strengths and its weaknesses , but each is token free and cheap .
  20. rapidlocks


    i suspect it will as old zedbull would do these , always worked well on astra/zafeira bosche remote but not sam remote , though may have improved it on zedfull from zedbull days . nothing better than advanced diagnostic kits on these old remotes most machines will do corsa c even the cheap op-com , but not abrites on remote which is odd they they didnt add this
  21. i think he means cheap key programmers that are token free , such as obdstar x300 dp , skp900 etc to save on using mvp tokens on all jobs
  22. rapidlocks

    Miraclone wanted

    free to a good home