Just as BMW and Mercedes do with their fine used cars, ARRI has established a Certified Pre-Owned Program.
Christian Richter, Manager of ARRI’s Certified Pre-Owned Camera Systems, explained the program when I visited Munich. “Now customers can buy cameras at very affordable prices and be confident in the knowledge that these cameras and all components, including the sensor, are checked with the same equipment we use in manufacturing new cameras. Any parts that require replacement are exchanged.
“The program will give more filmmakers the assurance that they are not sacrificing performance for price because the selected ALEXA cameras come directly from the manufacturer and are backed by ARRI’s warranty.”
Stephan Schenk, Managing Director of ARRI Cine Technik and General Manager of Camera Systems Business Unit added, “It’s a global initiative that adds a new tier to our products, allowing more filmmakers access to our technology. It also gives educational institutions a cost-effective way of providing high-quality equipment for their students.”
Under the ARRI Approved Certified Pre-Owned Program selected ALEXA Plus and ALEXA Classic EVs undergo thorough assessments, are given thorough overhauls, and are recalibrated.
Before the ARRI Certificate of Approval is issued, the equipment goes through the same final function test as new cameras, ensuring it meets the high standards expected of it. The ARRI approved and certified cameras are also covered by a one-year warranty.