Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:39 PM
I watch eBay for Beaulieu's fairly often. One of the factors that seems to effect the final sale price is the actual photographs of the items themselves. I picked up a mint condition Beaulieu R16 PZ for $550 USD. The pictures of the item were quite poor, and I think this affected the bidders. However, just the other day, a 'regular' (non PZ read: no power zoom, no auto exposure) in 'fair' condition went for about $1200 because the seller had posted nice pics of the camera actually being used on set with a director behind the lens, and some crew milling about. The pictures were more 'exciting' and I believe helped to fuel the dreams of the bidders, a great looking camera actually being used on set, rather than sitting around in a dark closet somewhere. So this is something to keep in mind when you are selling, try and get some really nice photos of the item in question. Also, like other replies have mentioned, they really do vary greatly. I would probably try and list when there are no other ones available, and be sure to set a reserve you can live with, just in case!