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Please do not sell out of them, I want to save up to buy one!!! Can i reserve one from you?
I just ordered mine, I’m so excited to get it. I kind of wanted to build my own but I figured it would actually be cheaper to get it from you since I would have to buy all the glue and tools to put this dolly together.
Please do not sell out by tonight. I get my paycheck tomorrow morning!!
Dude, this is rad. I will buy one today as long as you still have some left in an hour
I’m buying one right now zach. this is cool
You know that feeling when you really want something and it turns suddently to a need…..that is what just happened to me.
Oh my word this spider dolly thing is sexy!!!
I’m a little surprised at how expensive these cost considering they don’t even have a head. You can buy a Pico Flex on Amazon for a tiny bit more. Or build your own for like 20 bucks.
I thought the opposite actually because I just looked at home depot to build something very similar and it doesn’t come out to anywhere near $20. The PVC alone was going to cost me around $20 with the screws and then the dolly wheels and bearings were another $30 so there I was in it for $50 and I hadn’t bought stuff like glue, a saw, etc. Zack, i just ordered mine.
I purchased the Pico Flex myself last month and was very disappointed by the small size of it. I’m tempted to try out this spider dolly because it will probably be more stable and i like the idea of using PVC pipe and being able to practically use this. The pico is cool but only indoor or on smooth, flat surfaces.
I have not used the Pico Flex myself but I have heard of similar things. I know it works great on flat surfaces. I enjoy these PVC dollys because you can use them virtually anywhere and this one is small and light enough for traveling but still large enough to get a smooth shot. We know $75 may be a little higher than the 40 or 50 cost for yourself to build it but it’s more of a specialty item that we thought would be fun to make for a few people. For those of you that want to create your own I will be publishing details on how to do that early next week.
OK I have a pico dolly and had a problem that unless surface completely flat you have to fix bumps in post. This acually becomes a real problem when you a cracking shot but half way through there was some dust or inperfections on the surface its harder to fix than a consistantly bumpy shot. SO… I made a version of my own for the pico. (bassically 2 bits of right angle ally fixed at the end so I always know I have a flat surface). I can also turn it upside down to and it runs great and… I have a little motor for timelapse. BUT..BUT…it has limits and as said already its not great with 5D iii with attachments. I want to try Zach’s as it allows for long versitile dolly shots and loads of potential for timelapse with all sorts fitted to rig. All you need is any size tube and you are away, flexible tube as well. Zach blueprints please….hurry hurry. Think the wheels will cost more in UK though. Cheers all hope this helps.
P.S, Zach how many do you have in stock because I want to get one later but I will be pissed if you sell out. Please let me know. Can you sign mine?
I don’t know much about filming, I am learning, what is it use for!, can it move with a remote control while filming! Oo
does the 75 dollars include the PVC track?
I’d love to know if you are charging to ship to Ireland? and how much?
I will make one ^-^
are you shipping the dolly world wide? (German?)
Thanks Zach! I just bought one! Been looking for a way to do this ‘right’ for a long time. Im glad you offered to build it for those of us willing to give you money. Im pleased by all the tut’s and products you put out! thanks for all the help!
Question, does it come with the PVC that the wheels need to go on?!?!
hi zach can you get these from england cause i just bought it and i dont know whether it will come or noy, thanks
Is the tripod head included?
Hey Zach how many of these do you have still? I really want this but I dont have the money yet!
Is it free shipping worldwide? Or only US?
I really want one as well.
would this work for the 600D and do you have to use the PVC things and does it come with the head ?
what tripod head did you use??
do you think this would still roll even without the pvc track on the bottom? is there away to turn the bottom wheels so that it could turn in a radial movment? this looks like a better version of this dolly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3Z7vcSaPNk
Some of the shots you saw in the Video were filmed without the dolly track. It still works well without the PVC track
alright thanks man. I won’t be buying the dolly b/c I’m too young to have a PayPal, but I’ll definitely be making it myself once the blueprints are released. Would help me so much in YouTube videos.
Just ordered my Spider Dolly. I am super excited. I cannot wait to get it. $75 bucks and it’s fully assembled. That is awesome!
Just placed an order for mine… what size pvc pipe is needed for this to roll on? I want to go run and pick it up now.
I just might the dolly it looks cool and from what I seen you do with it makes me want it I have to wait until I get paid from youtube again before I buy it well I could buy it now but I would be almost broke so I will wait.
Bonjour, je viens de commander la spider dolly par paypal.
Je suis impatient de la recevoir !
Hello, I just ordered the spider dolly by paypal.
I look forward to receive it!
( Toulouse , france )
Yay just ordered one! I’m super excited! Here in the UK it translates to around £45, and you can pay that much just for the wheels
Just like to ask – how do I choose my colour of wheels? I’d prefer blue, just for the record.
Thanks a lot! I’ve had some PVC kicking around for a while (2x 3m lengths for £4 from B&Q), and I’ve got a short film in the works, and I’ll be super excited to use it for this!
How long do you think it’ll take to get here in the UK? As long as it’s before mid-June I’ll be fine.
do you send that this phantastic thing also to countries in the EU, like Germany?
Hello Zach! I have the same question as Michael, do you send it in European Union – Romania? Thanx!
I was just going to buy a dolly and they were in stock like 5 minutes ago… Would you mind adding a few in stock because in the UK it’s almost impossible to get the right size parts (you know, awkward imperial). I would be very grateful if you did.
I was so excited about ordering the Spider Dolly that I forgot ask when they would ship out. When will it ship out?
what type of head did you use for this?
Hey Zach! are you giving the PVC tube as well and how long is it going to be?
there is no way they will give away the pvc pipe because it’s like 8 feet or seomthing
Sweet, I just ordered mine, Thanks Zach!
Not hatin’, but i know the dolly is 40-50$ what is the other 35$ or 25$ that comes with it?
Still waiting on those blueprints!
Just ordered one from India. Super excited and waiting for it to arrive.
where are the blueprints? can’t wait to build it and use the canon 300hs
When are you going to post the “How To” video or webpage? Can’t wait to make one myself!
I bought the spider dolly online via your website, and I’ve received a confirmation message for PayPal..
but my question is… How can I track the shippment ..?
I dont know when i’ll receive it..!?
I want to know when..!
I would like to know the same.
Same here… you have the money whats the details on when we can get the product?
where are the blueprints zach?
Fantastic! The little spider gets great results, Zack. Great work. Like many other commentors I am short of funds at this moment and can only hope that you will continue to make these available premade for awhile. I would like to own one so very much!
hey what tripod head to you use?
Dang, I thought the blueprints were going to be posted early LAST week. ” For those of you that want to create your own I will be publishing details on how to do that early next week.” that was on May 5th! He probably got super busy! Not hating Zach, thanks for everything!
I’m still waiting for my tracking confirmation after ordering the dolly on the day it came out.
Hey bro i ordered on the 5th, but haven’t heard anything else about the spider dolly since. I’m not hating or anything, but I would appreciate an update. Just kinda getting anxious to use the dolly lol. I follow you on twitter and haven’t seen any updates there, maybe I missed something. Anyways peace bro.
did zach fall off the face of the planet?
Leave him alone! He is currently in Malibu!
I havent heard anything. I ordered my dolly on the 5th and no response.
Zach. What’s the deal? Why aren’t you answering the questions about the dolly blueprints or the dolly itself. We all obviously thought it was a great product which is why we ordered it right away. But for you to not respond is terrible customer service. You have our money, where is our product? You need to update your customers.
Zach, tomorrow it will be three weeks since I paid you 75 dollars for the spider dolly. But other then a confirmation message from paypal and an automated message from your web site, I haven’t heard anything since. Have you shipped the product? Have you even made it yet? If something unforeseen has come up that has delayed your shipment plans or anything like that, I can understand. All I ask is for an update. You just can’t leave us hanging like this for too much longer, remember we are now paying customers of yours. I trust you bro, peace.
Dude what gives!!! i didn’t pay for one, because i didn’t buy one, but still i want the blueprints!!!!
AnyOne know how to get money back from PayPal … 3 weeks, no Product no update …. Amazing
I held off commenting on here in hopes that some progress would be made, but this is now to the point of rediculousness…
I already reported it to my bank and got my money back. I could have ordered something from Hong Kong and got it quicker. I just made my own… for 30 bucks.
you stole our money …..
I got mine after a couple of weeks. I think the demand was just alot higher then he was prepared for and it’s taking longer to send them out.
Yeh. I heard that he is also on some sort of TV show right now and is probably been busy filming it.
I got mine in the mail on 5/25/12
I also got mine in the mail 2 weeks ago. It works really well. And he sent me a signed coffee mug!!!
I am still hopeful
Sorry I was freaking out earlier about my order Zach. You can ignore my emails that I sent last week. The UPS guy had tried to deliver it several times to my door and I was not home and then it ended up staying in the UPS office and I was just bothering you and wondering where it was. Thanks for the great product.
Got mine in the mail today and it’s better than I expected. Thanks for making another awesome product and thanks for signing my mug!!!!
I just went to home depot and looked at everything I would need and it costs almost 65 dollars. Why are you making these for people Zach? Aren’t you loosing money with all the skateboard wheels and shipping?
Has anybody get dolly to Europe?
Almost a month now and still nothing. I know you’re a good guy zach and I’m sure the dolly will be here soon. I just hope the dolly didn’t get lost somewhere and I’ll never know where its at lol. Im just really excited to use dolly and test it out. Anyways man keep up the good work and as always peace bro
Come on man i want to havn’t he blueprints so i can make one with my birthday money. i know your busy, but still you could ask someone else to do it…. like that fat guy i saw in one of your videos!!
How do i find out if my order will be completed or not. Im concerned as ive ordered from India. Not sure how to go about inquiring. Thanks in advance
What tripod head are you using on the dolly?
Awesome. Thanks for the amazing dolly Zach. The mug was a great touch!!!
Hi! Wanted to ask, when we will be able to see the blueprints… kr
So is there anyone who’s still waiting for their spider dolly to arrive? Because its been 33 days and still I have nothing, after spending 75 dollars on the fifth of may. I’m not saying zach’s a thief or anything like that, I think he’s a pretty cool guy but maybe my dolly has been lost in the mail. I really don’t know what to do but wait some more. Seeing people say that they’ve already received their dolly’s in the mail 2 weeks ago has me worried that something has gone wrong. Zach if you’re seeing this please respond because I need some kind of an update. Peace.
I just got mine last week. I emailed Zach and I got a message from him back saying that he was working hard to fulfill all the orders that were placed. I think they got more than they expected.
Ok thanks Kelly. It makes me hopeful mine will arrive soon. I feel bad that zach has probably been working his butt off to make all the dolly’s and ship them out, but hopefully there was so many orders that zach has been able to save up a ton of cash lol. I guess I’m just getting worried that my dolly has been lost in the mail, which is probably stupid, but I just really want to test it out. How is it? Pretty awesome? Anyways peace.
just wondering when im gonna receive my dolly. i ordered it on the 23rd of may.
Is there some sort of Tracking information, No one is home for me to receive the package. I’ve sent Zach another email about changing the shipping address. I think i was too late with that.
Zach, thanks for the mug and spider dolly. Mine came in the mail this morning and it was a pleasant surprise when I got home from work. I will be using it this weekend in my next youtube video.
I have not received my spider dolly yet and Zach is not responding to emails.
Please tell me what day you placed your order. I’d like to get an idea of where I stand in the wait list
I placed my order on May 9th
You are a legend Zach!!
I’m in England and I have not received any information of it being dispatched, or anything, just a confirmation e-mail. I have not received my dolly and I ordered on May 6th I think. So it’s been over 1 month since I have payed for the dolly, and I still don’t have it. This really isn’t on Zach, once you receive our payment, we are your customers, and we need to know where the product we payed you for actually is. I have received no updates at all, so I don’t even know if it’s been shipped. Please post an update or I would like a refund please. I have never had this problem with anyone before
Same here. Over a month, and still nothing. I wan’t expecting it to take this long, and I’ve got a short film planned for this Friday. When I ordered, I thought that would be way more time than needed, but I appear to be proved wrong. On the other hand, he is probably very busy (although his Twitter stream would say otherwise). Hope to see it soon.
Same thing here. Payed 75 dollars on may 5th, and 38 days later… nothing. I’ve asked on twitter, sent an email to zach, asked numerous times here, but no word whatsoever. The only thing I have is other people saying theyve received their dolly’s, that’s still giving me hope. I’ve tried to be positive in my posts but I’m getting tired of waiting. if other people are still receiving theirs then I guess ours dolly’s are still on their way? With no update or tracking number we have no other way to tell other then seeing other people comment about receiving theirs. Which isn’t that great tbh.
I got my dolly yesterday afternoon in the post!! The signed mug was an awesome touch. Thanks for that zack!!
Hey guys sorry for no update on the dolly. Here’s what’s going on. We had a messy process with the shipping. We’ve been having a lot of problem with the US postal service and getting the packages shipped. As of now, 80% of the dollies are shipped successfully but there are a handful of them that are having trouble and getting returned due to incorrect international addresses.
I’ll be refunding several of you for your purchases because some countries are over $100 to ship to with all the weight and size of the package. I wanted to send these out as cheap as I could for you but it is simply not worth spending that much to get these out. For some of the international orders I did spend a little extra to get those out last week.
So I apologize for the lack of communication on these orders but my goal is to get in contact with the remaining few of you who still have not received your dollies. I’ll hook you up with some free training and stuff!
For those of you that did get your dollies, enjoy!!
Thanks so much for the update. I’ll pay more for the dolly if I need to. The reason I paid you the money rather than some one else is because I wanted to support you, after watching your YouTube videos for well over a year, maybe more. After almost 40 days with no answer I was getting really worried, but thank you for updating us now. Like I said earlier if I need to pay a little more for shipping or what not, no problem. I just really want the dolly lol. Thanks for your time and effort, sorry if I was getting grumpy. Peace bro.
I also wanted to add that I live in the United States so maybe it’s not just international orders that are being returned? Anyways thanks again peace.
Thanks for the update. looking forward to finally getting the dolly.
Hey Zach. I just bought a spider dolly today. I was wondering when will i get a confirmation email? THANKS and It looks so amazing.
Got my spider dolly this morning Mr. King! Thanks for your devotion to your customers. The product is actually way better than I thought. Thank you.
Awesome!!! I’m super exited because I got my dolly today!!! THX THX THX!!!!
You rock Zach!
The spider dolly is awesome Zach. I also received mine this afternoon. Can i buy another signed mug from you? !
Glad to see you pulled through with those dollys. I didn’t BUY one but i need one for a music video i am shooting. im not complaining im just curious about what is taking the blueprints so ling. i mean they are just blueprints right??
Thanks for the dolly Zach! The packaging was beautiful with the mug and all. Thanks for the personal touch and putting so much work into everything you do.
I know youre slammed. I am not international so im hoping my spider dolly is still in the works. Thanks man and I still look forward to all your stuff. Hope to get a word back from you soon. Happy Job hunting!
DOLLY UPDATE. A really large order was just shipped out this evening!! It turns out I am having to make these all by hand which is one of the reasons I haven’t even made a film in a while for youtube. Also, I’m staying up all night for you guys to get these blueprints out and an instructional video showing you the step by step process.
Take your time, I’ll waiting for the blueprints…tank you for the effort!
Thanks for keeping us up to date. Looking forward to using my final cut king spider dolly when it arrives! Also i appreciate you working hard to get these things out. Peace
please answer my email, please cancel my order and please issue a refund. Your last email implied delivery by June 15th it is now June 26th Just too long a delay Sorry
Hi Bil just give zach more time. My mom just called me and said my dolly came in the mail today. And I got a tracking number on June 26th and it says it’s delivered. It’s been very close to 2 months of waiting but I guarantee that zach would have got them out sooner if he could. Anyways I’m excited to get home and check out the dolly. Zachs a pretty cool guy and I’m sure he’s been working hard to get them out. Peace
Hi ,what diameter do you use for PVC?
Thanks Zach. Just got mine in the mail today. Loved the packaging and personal note you sent along with it.
In your demo video what size pvc pipe are you using for the rails?
hey bro…did you ever find out what size the track was.??? thanks!
Hi Zach, I got my spider dolly today! Yes, it did take a while, and we may need to chastise you a bit about staying in contact when there are order delays, but I have to admit, it was worth the wait.
I’m sure the big demand for these took you by storm, so the delay is understandable.
The dolly that arrived has a clean look and the effect is very professional.
Zach my dolly is flawless, thank you bro. Works better then I thought, very smooth. I appreciate your hard work and feel that my money was well spent. Peace
Got mt my Spider Dolly and much better than I was expecting. I was prepared for a huge wait based on the comments here but after about a month it arrived so not bad.
I went to Lowes and they had some 4ft per cut 1.5″ PVC so I’m ready to go play. Many Thx Zach. I’m a little bummed I didn’t get my FCK coffee mug but I’ll survive with crappy cardboard Starbucks on my next shoot.
Again many thx for the great innovation, tutorials and great quality.
TAKE MY MONEY!
is this still available?
Got my dolly yesterday! My dad set me up with my PVC track today and we got to start shooting some cool looking dolly shots. I love your products zack and your effort for filmmakers like myself.
Another really big order was shipped out this morning. Another batch going out tomorrow.
Thanks for the update…… will keep waiting then.
B/c it would cost an additional $40 to ship to Canada I had requested a refund back on July 12th. Please advise when I will get my money back, its now August 8th & nothing.
How much does it cost?
Is my dolly still on its way?
The dolly was awesome. Got it this week!!!
Got mine today!
Well, it took a while, but it´s here now.
I bought some 50mm PVC Tubes, and made some Tests.
Everythings looks fine.
So i just can say “thank you!”
Greetings from Germany..
Got it Zach. Awesome!!
Any word on my dolly I bought in May?
I hate to complain as I am a happy customer for a few other training downloads, but it’s been 3 months. I know you are busy, I hope to see it soon…
Ive been owed a refund for a month. I feel your pain.
Same here nathan, 3 months past and no dolly. I dont know if I want a refund or to wait longer.
I’m about to go on an expletive filled tirade. I guess i’ll go ahead and buy a real one off ebay. I hope this one shows up in the meantime to further my amusement of this situation. Not getting back with your customers..is….frustrating…
I was going to buy one but then I read some customers haven’t received their dolly after months of ordering so I’m going to build my own.
Ive been owed a refund now for nearly 2-months. I have emailed 3-4 times with no response. When can I expect MY money back!?
Hi Zach. Its Sept 16th now…. still nothing on MY $75 you owe me back.
ME TOO MB!! SHOULD WE GET PLANE TICKETS TO CALI?
were can i but the pvc plug
Hey Zach… or anybody!!…. any update on what diameter the dolly TRACK size is and the recommended length? Please reply asap por favor! I have gig coming up. ;))) Thanks! take care
I agree, I just want my $75 back.
This is getting ridiculous. I paid you $75 in May.
You sent me an email that fell into my spam folder in July telling me that you couldn’t ship mine, and asked if I wanted a refund.
I replied in early September (when I found the email in my junk), saying I want a refund.
You have not replied. I sent you another email in early October. You still have not replied.
I sent you a request for $75 on PayPal. No response.
I can’t open a case in the resolution center on PayPal because the case is over 45 days old.
Please, I just want my money back. I don’t want a free download of anything – I just want not to be out of pocket.
I’m relying on you being a good person – because there’s nothing I can do to make sure I can get my money back. I can just ask.
And if you don’t give me anything back, I will loose all respect for you, and let’s face it that’s not very much any more.
Thanks Nate for taking action upon this situation. I hope we all get our money back.
I’ve just had my money refunded – so hopefully yours will be too soon. Thanks Zach!
Just received my refund today at 6pm. Hope the rest of you see yours today, Daniel and MB and whomever else that has waited through this.
I never received any refund back. Its been 7 months since I bought this item.
How can i get this? where can i buy it?
I am from Russia and I am going to build this someday for my filmz
Been getting some epic shots from my Dolly zach, you rock.
Where is the pdf?
Love the dolly Zach. Thanks for shipping these out.
what size pvc pipe are you using for the rails
Did you guys read his instruction manual? He specified one inch PVC pipe for the tracks.
I need to buy one, please email me instructions. Thanks!
I would love to buy one. It is still possible??
Thanks for your work
I would like to bye one also, may I know the price please ?
How much if you can delivery to my country (Cambodia)?
Please kindly let me know.
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