There are some who say you are not really part of the local community until youve been to JCX. The folks at JCX like to think you are not part of the local community until you actually buy something at JCX. But that is another story. Actually if you take the time to go visit, the chances are good you will find something you want to take home. They have an incredible inventory of stuff. In the old days their motto was "Expendables use em abuse theyre not flesh and blood" and that still brings a smile to our face.
JCX has been around for a long time. Many of us remember them at their old location on Valencia Street. Folks would always wonder how they got so much stuff in such a small space, and they ran a business where people needed to come and go and load up stuff all without any actual parking. Amazing. Now you really have to see their new place on 23rd Street. Its big, its beautiful, its spacious, and, are your ready for this? it has lots of parking...free parking. In SF, that is reason enough to pay a visit. But better still you get to say hi to Janet. Youll probably see her husband moving stuff here and there, and of course there are the always friendly Jennifer and Zack, manning the phones, making things go smoothly. Janet seems to be almost always smiling these days. Some say its because its of the new place and the parking , and that after all these years JCX finally looks like she always imagined it would.
Heres what they say about themselves on their website.
"JCX is and hss been an expendables house for over twenty years and continues to provide quality service and products at competitive prices to the Bay Area Film and Video Production community. From students embarking on their first films, top-of-the-line commercials and across the spectrum to Hollywood Feature Productions, all receive our one-to-one care and attention to complete orders in the most timely and inexpensive fashion and to your satisfaction.
Thats it. No legal mumbo-jumbo to confuse and obscure who we are what it is we provide to you the customer."
That pretty much says it all. A partial list of what you can find here includes: Lighting instruments, bulbs, gloves, lamps, lighting control, grip expendables, front box expendables, seamless paper, tape, special effects, camera expendables, light meters, books, equipment cases, flshlights, odds & ends.....and more. PHS is happy to include JCX as one of our featured companies, and we say, "check them out".