Try the Linn shop on ebay and see if they have it; let them know that the US importer has none. I got mine from Spinning Dog last year; I understood that they were going out of business.
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Stanwal: Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately the Linn Shop on eBay doesn't stock the oil. The other British audio supplier on eBay (LB Audio) has a specific note that they can no longer supply oil to the U.S. because "Due to heightened security concerning imported liquids, this is resulting in considerable delays to the mentioned countries." Any other options come to mind?
Spinning Dog's site seems operational, and lists the oil, but when you try to order it you get the "out of stock, contact us for availability" notice.
I received the following some time ago:
We will be closing our doors permanently by the end of November. We appreciate your business over the past 7 years. To show our appreciation, we are offering all of our in-stock music titles at 60% off retail. Just enter sixty at checkout to receive the discount.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks again for your support over the past 7 years.
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Jeffrey L. Olbrich
Audio, Visual, and Print Specialists, LLC
Spinning Dog Records, LLC
101 W Pecan, Unit B
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Stan & Everyone Else Who Has Responded: The saga has reached a good conclusion, with some discoveries along the way.
First, Stan is (unfortunately) correct, Spinning Dog is indeed going out of business. I spoke with them on the phone today, after emailing them over the weekend. Two things happened. First, very appropriate for the season, Kelly found one last vial of Linn black oil, which is now on its way. She also provided a recommendation for the future, Stan Zedine (if I have the spelling correct), at Shelley's Stereo & Video (California), 818-716-8500. She said that they have a good stock of Linn parts, and she has been referring customers to them.
I also got two other alternative recommendations, first from Theo's post above, Rick at Audioalternative.com (Colorado) , and from AA, Thomas at Nokturne Audio (Michigan). Since Kelly came to my rescue, I didn't have to use either of these, they were next on my list.
I also tried two contacts closer to my home in NJ, but neither the Linn dealer in the state, nor the U.S. distributor, TC Group in Buffalo, NY, has gotten back to me yet (left voice mails with both).