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Dealing with Matt Livingston at New Life Cine was a breath of fresh air. Super professional and very trustworthy, didn’t feel for one second he was going to rip me the buyer or the seller off. Which is always the stress when buying and selling second hand gear. He's the perfect mediator !!. I will buy again through him in a heart beat, without hesitation. Mark Toia.
I needed to buy an Amira package quickly to bring onto a job and Matt made magic happen. I had a camera in my hands in under a week that was not only exactly what I was looking for, but I didn't have to worry about arranging escrow or shipping or logistics. He also arranged for a certified inspection of the camera before I picked up. Matt helped facilitate the deal with a personal touch, and I could rest easy knowing someone wasn't going to be running off with my money. I would recommend NLC to anyone looking to buy or sell equipment in the cinema space, flat out.
Matt and I are connected on social media and I occasionally see him helping other colleagues buy and sell equipment. When it came time to sell my Alexa Mini, the positive reviews from peers gave me the confidence I needed to utilize New Life Cine (NLC) as the company to help me sell my camera. They made the process of selling incredibly seamless. I've owned a number of cinema cameras over the past few years and it's always been a daunting process to find a buyer and deal with everything associated with selling a camera when it was time to upgrade to another system. Working with Matt was great - after he found a buyer for me, all I had to do was drop my camera off at a certified camera tech for inspection, and then it shipped to the buyer. Received prompt payment after the buyer accepted. I would highly recommend NLC and would definitely use them again for a high value sale (and purchases!) I'd highly recommend friends and colleagues to shop or sell with NLC because of the trust I've seen built on social media amongst colleagues. Matt is connected to many of my peers, as well has him having worked at Abel gave him additional credibility that he wasn't an unknown person on the internet with no history in the film industry.
❝ Selling my beloved Amira with New Life Cine was all to easy. A buyer was found very quickly. New Life oversaw the QC check at Abel Cine and took care of all aspects of the sale from that point on. Before I knew it. the money had been wired into my bank. The ease with which this all happened changed the way I think of owning gear. New Life Cine creates a fluidity to ownership. allowing me to easily adapt my equipment to better suit specific projects and/or keep up with fast moving technological advances. The one regret I had is I had no time to properly say goodbye to my Amira. it just all happened so quickly! ❞
❝ Working with Matt at New life was one of the best experiences I've had buying any used cinema equipment - especially online. He was insanely attentive and very very quick. We had a super tight turnaround on a production we had coming up for one of our biggest clients and Matt sensed my urgency and met it with expert service and attention to detail. He saved me from a huge headache. He is our go to dude. Hands down. ❞
What was your experience buying or selling gear with NLC? - Absolutely perfect! Great communication! Easy transaction! Highly recommended. --------------------------------------- Is there anything we did wrong or could have done to make your experience better? - No. Everything went as expected. --------------------------------------- Would you recommend your friends and colleagues to shop or sell with NLC, and why? - Yes! Sure! Because I feel confidence.
Super smooth transaction. No risk involved on my end. Would recommend 100% to anyone that wants to avoid the hassles and scams of things like eBay, Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, etc. Excellent experience all around.
I had a great experience buying both our Alexa LF and lenses. Constant updates and availability to answer all my questions, even after sale and delivery. I would recommend colleagues use NLC because of the great communication, service, and attention to detail.
Matt was accommodating and easy-going. I had a great experience working with him. I sold my lenses with ease and without any stress, and I received my money directly to my bank with a couple of days.
I had a great experience selling a set of lenses I had here at New Life Cine. Within days I had a direct deposit in my account. Matt and the rest of the team are top-notch professionals. I look forward to the next piece of gear I want to sell or buy.
Wonderful experience working with Matt & Diana. Quick communication, easygoing but professional attitudes, and fast payout. Thank you both - and best of luck! I would absolutely recommend NLC! Great experience overall and very happy with how everything turned out.
New Life Cine helped me make my biggest investment yet! An Arri Alexa Mini. The process was smooth and Matt communicated with me exceptionally throughout the process. I will definitely be looking forward to getting gear and accessories with NLC! @FilmmakerChaseWalker
My experience buying with NLC has been very professional, Matt really knows what he is doing. If you are looking for a high end equipment and don't want to buy new, I would recommend NLC.
NLC was excellent from the start. With few trustworthy options available, NLC is an oasis that allows the seller to feel confident in their ability to not only sell the gear but also to garner a fair price for it. I went to Matt after knowing him through his prior work as a seller and actually bought my Alexa Mini through him. Now that it was time to put it to pasture, I felt just as confident in his ability to procure a buyer for my camera. He did just that and made the process easy, streamlined and completely uncomplicated. I would gladly refer anyone to NLC with the utmost confidence.
Matt Livingston of New Life Cinema was amazing to work with, a real pleasure. I had been eying the Amira for some time and with the help of Matt he was able to secure one for me at an amazing price! We've had it now for about a year and a half and it has definitely helped produce great images and from a business perspective it's been a dream. Matt was always fast, friendly, and had my best intentions at heart. Thank you so much! Would highly recommend New Life to all of my production friends.
I had a great experience selling with New Life Cine. It was super easy and straight forward. Matt made the whole process simple and efficient, and NLC felt honest and trustworthy. They were direct, active at pursuing leads, and communicative. NLC will be my first call to when it's time to sell gear in the future.
❝ New Life was a distinct pleasure to work with. I had no idea how to safely sell a piece of gear worth as much as a. house. Thank you for being trustworthy. transparent and quick - I am forever grateful. ❞
❝ Matt was easy to deal with and prompt with communications. The whole transaction to sell our zoom was painless and efficient, which is especially reassuring when doing business from outside the USA. I hope we can work together again the next time we have camera gear to sell. ❞
Matt is awesome! He was super responsive and quickly brokered a deal involving my anamorphics, even during a historic natural disaster in his home state of Texas. Selling through Matt made the transaction easier and less stressful than a typical deal where I would sell directly to a buyer. I will be looking to sell my gear through Matt as often as possible in the future!
It was a great pleasure that I was introduced to New Life Cine. They helped me get a basically new Mini LF package that was back ordered for months. I saved some money, and received my gorgeous camera very quickly! I couldn’t be a happier filmmaker. Go New Life Cine! I highly recommend New Life Cine to everyone. Anyone looking to buy camera gear can benefit!
Matt at New Line Cinema handled the sale of some high end gear for us. With high ticket items, both seller and buyer want to make sure everything is just right from validating the equipment to handling the transfer of funds. The whole experience from the time I listed the gear with NLC through the sale was managed perfectly and professionally. Matt communicated proactively throughout the process. Any issues that came up were handled smoothly and with expertise. I was referred to Matt by a local rental house and found over the course of working together that he is highly regarded among many top houses in Los Angeles and that alone says a lot about him and his company.
❝ Matt Livingston, the owner of New Life Cine and I have been working together since the very beginning of my career which is a little longer than 12 years now and he was a vital part of my growth in the film industry. Honesty and transparency is perhaps a few of the rarest qualities to find when it comes to film equipment sales so I work with Matt primarily because I know I can trust his word. New Life is his new company and I will for sure continue to work with him and his team. Highly recommend. ❞
Matt and Diana were amazing. They helped each step of the way to make sure the gear was sold with confidence. THANK YOU!
Working with NLC was such a breath of fresh air. I had been in talks to purchase a similar package from a less reputable source and that fell through in spectacular fashion. When I reached out to NLC, they searched, on my behalf, for a package that best fit my needs. The entire process was not only seamless, but painless. Matt and Diana handled the negotiations, shipping arrangements, warranty, everything. The other aspect of the entire experience which was very different for me, from when I was trying to buy directly from the owner, is that the NLC team was representing both my and the seller's best interests. In doing so, they were able to explain, both ways, any concerns or questions, as well as the intent behind any differences of opinions. It was moderation in its best form. This was my first major equipment package purchase and they were simultaneously phenomenal guides through the various steps of the process, and patient with my questions and requests. Especially after having been burned so recently in my purchase attempt, it was really nice to have a team who had the infrastructure in their business to assuage any and all concerns. I plan to work with their team on all purchases of this nature going forward. Whether the buyer/seller is a sales veteran or new, having a team who you feel represents your best interests is an incredibly comforting experience.
I recently sold my Alexa Plus 4:3 through New Life Cine and the process was very smooth and efficient. Highly recommend! It’s nice to have a trusted intermediary when dealing with expensive gear sold from an individual to an individual. NLC helped make the process professional and secure.
NLC gets superhero status in my book. After failing miserably at trying to sell equipment on my own, I sent out the distress signal and NLC swooped in and saved the day. Fast acting, professional and effective, the team got my gear sold in two weeks for a solid price. If I could, I’d get them each a cape and the key to the city! Without hesitation, I recommend NLC to anyone looking to buy or sell.
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