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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 12:20 PM

Here's Super 8 Camera I'm currently winning a bid on.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...I:IT&ih=004

Is this a good deal ?
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 01:06 PM

Here's Super 8 Camera I'm currently winning a bid on.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...I:IT&ih=004

Is this a good deal ?


So you go by Susan B?

It's better to find a completed auction and ask about a camera than a live auction because you run the risk of others bidding on it, unless that was your secret plan. :ph34r:

The camera will probably need a thorough servicing. Any internal rubber parts (assuming there are a couple) will probably need to be replaced and the grease may have dried up from lack of use as well.

I would guess that a servicing for that camera will run anywhere from $250 - $500 dollars depending on what is done.
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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:59 PM

So you go by Susan B?

It's better to find a completed auction and ask about a camera than a live auction because you run the risk of others bidding on it, unless that was your secret plan. :ph34r:

The camera will probably need a thorough servicing. Any internal rubber parts (assuming there are a couple) will probably need to be replaced and the grease may have dried up from lack of use as well.

I would guess that a servicing for that camera will run anywhere from $250 - $500 dollars depending on what is done.


Susanb is my mother's user, and I was trying to get rid of that money trap.
If I do end up winning it, will I be able to recover my expenditure by taking it apart and selling it as spares ?

Matthew Buick :ph34r:

EDIT : I've been outbid, what sort of n00b bids on a camera that needs loads of servicing, you would never catch me doing that.

Edited by Matthew Buick, 02 September 2006 - 03:02 PM.

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#4 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:31 PM

Susanb is my mother's user, and I was trying to get rid of that money trap.


Aha, so it was a secret trap.

If I do end up winning it, will I be able to recover my expenditure by taking it apart and selling it as spares ?



Probably not. The lens might attract some attention. I think of the camera as possibly a good deal even if it does need maintenance. In 16mm and 35mm, people get servicing done on their cameras and they understand that's part of their responsibility to their craft.


Matthew Buick :ph34r:

EDIT : I've been outbid, what sort of n00b bids on a camera that needs loads of servicing, you would never catch me doing that.


Not loads of servicing, really just a standard servicing might do the trick.
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#5 Matthew Buick

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:15 PM

Twas a secret trap indeed, then I, Matthew Buick, shall rule the world, MWAH HA HA !!!
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#6 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:04 PM

Twas a secret trap indeed, then I, Matthew Buick, shall rule the world, MWAH HA HA !!!


I'm all ashutter. (that was a pun)
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#7 Matthew Buick

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:05 AM

MWAH HA HA.
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:32 PM

300 bukkers...not bad...not good but not bad.
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