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Is this Arriflex BL2 for sale a good deal?


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#1 Zak Hall

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:27 AM

Hi guys,

I might be ruining my own luck by posting this ad, but I have to ask....is this a good deal? Look at the link below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem


I've been keeping tabs with ebay on 35mm cameras for a while, and this seems the best deal I've seen thus far. I'm going to try my best to get someone to quickly loan the cash to buy this BL2 today, but I want a second opinion first.

I will probably fly to Massachusettes and buy it in person, rather than the guy sending it to me, so I know it's legit. Any advice on what to look out for?

I've used only 16mm cameras and DVCAM at this point. But my rationale is I can buy this camera, shoot my film, and probably sell it back after I'm done using it. Does this camera look like it will be tough to sell back for $5000 in 6-8 months? Is it worth $5000? I think, given some cosmetic repair, it could probably be sold for more. Any thoughts/opinions would be valuable. Thanks.9b1c_1.JPG.jpg
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#2 Dan Goulder

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 03:03 PM

The listing looks like a direct copy of a BL-2 offered before by one of the Russian sellers. I suspect it is fraudulent but, hey, it's your dime (and then some). A good practice is to send an e-mail with some detailed questions about the camera, and see if you get a credible response.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 04:37 PM

The listing looks like a direct copy of a BL-2 offered before by one of the Russian sellers. I suspect it is fraudulent but, hey, it's your dime (and then some). A good practice is to send an e-mail with some detailed questions about the camera, and see if you get a credible response.


I think you might be right. I found this link, after googling some of the information in the post....

http://www.google.co...562231878098743

It's bullshit.
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#4 Matthew Buick

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 05:20 PM

I do hope no-one falls for it.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:57 PM

I do hope no-one falls for it.


Same here. I'm glad I posted this topic. I never would have thought there were people trying to rip off cinematographers? Does anyone have horror stories of this happening? I've bought several 16mm cameras and film stock online from people, but I've never gotten ripped off. I will keep a look out from now on. yikes!
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#6 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:49 AM

Tell, ebay, they'll pull the ad.
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#7 Jizhong Zhang

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:46 AM

Tell, ebay, they'll pull the ad.


I`m interting with your camera I have email to you
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