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#1 Phil Dexter

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:03 AM

Looking to buy either a Canon 814XLS or 1014XLS, and was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to where to buy from.

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#2 Bart Smith

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:28 PM

What country are you in???
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#3 Phil Dexter

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:39 PM

Hi, I'm based in the UK. but I don't mind purchasing from anywhere in the world.
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#4 Josh Thurston

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:45 PM

Hi, I just bought a Bauer A512 from super8exchange.com

They're based in Germany and are very helpful. Respond quickly to emails and prices seem ok (Seen many 814's go for more on eBay). They come with a 14 day return guarantee, and a 90 day warranty.

I've only just ordered my camera so can't really comment, but so far they have been very good. I ordered in the evening and it was dispatched the next morning.
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#5 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:21 PM

You know it's always buyer beware, but I've got all of my stuff on Ebay. Just be careful and check feeback as well as ask a question or two of the seller. Sometimes their response time and tone speak a lot about that person.

Here are two on the UK's Ebay:
Chinon

Braun Nizo

I've had a Chinon that I bought off of Ebay for $25. It still works, going on 5 years now.

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#6 Jim Carlile

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:27 PM

I really like this place:

http://super8arena.com/
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#7 Patrick Clement

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:46 PM

If you can float a little extra dough, you can buy a sync Super 8 from www.pro8mm.com here in LA. They are Beuleau's ...but they adapt the gate and have sync sound.

They are a little pricey but reliable buys.
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#8 Josh Thurston

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:19 PM

I really like this place:

http://super8arena.com/


Pretty sure that's the US site of super8exchange (UK site) so that's two recommendations for you Phil! They are very helpful.
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#9 Jim Carlile

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:59 AM

Looks like it-- his name is Michael. Nice guy. He has some really great prices in dollars this month, especially considering the terrible exchange rate for the U.S.

Definitely spring for the express shipping-- it's like $10 more and well worth it-- the difference between one week of waiting versus 2 months. Germany to California took only 5 working days.
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#10 Phil Dexter

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for all the help and recommendations guys, mcuh appreciated. Working on a music video in January so need to get one quite sharpish. I'll let you know how I do, can't wait to get my hands on one.

Cheers

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#11 andy oliver

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:03 PM

Hi, could always try these people, ignore the stock list, give them a ring http://www.camcentre.co.uk/cine.htm or http://www.leescamer.../#super8cameras where abouts in the uk are you??
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#12 Kevin Olmsted

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:27 AM

I've ordered from super8arena.com and had a very good experience. I've also ordered from super8camera-shop.com and had an equally pleasant experience.

From both sites I received excellent friendly communication and the cameras arrived well-packed and in the exact condition that was described and shown on the website.

Both are recommended. I also agree about the previous shipping comment. Shell out for the express shipping.
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#13 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:08 PM

This guy (super8camera-shop.com ) is best known for selling over-priced bad and broken cameras and then making the buyers pay for extra shipping and even the repairs. An idiot and a fraud. Even claiming to not have known about deep scratches in lenses. He is just selling untested fleamarket finds.
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#14 Keneu Luca

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:51 PM

I am currently selling a crystal sync-modified Beaulieu with barney, 2 batteries, 2 different battery chargers, a viewer / editor, and 6 lens filters.

Look here:

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=35374


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#15 jon lawrence

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 12:50 PM

I'm currently selling a canon 1014xls:

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=35434

let me know if you're interested

Cheers,

Jon
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:02 PM

This guy (super8camera-shop.com ) is best known for selling over-priced bad and broken cameras and then making the buyers pay for extra shipping and even the repairs. An idiot and a fraud. Even claiming to not have known about deep scratches in lenses. He is just selling untested fleamarket finds.



I can attest to this as well (http://www.super8camera-shop.com/shop/). This crook's name is Uhmeyer. I got stuck with a bad Nizo S560, then had to file a claim with Paypal to get back money from a Canon 1014 I never received. He's great at answering emails only when you file a claim and telling you that all the camera needs is a "little petrol".

Order from him and you will get played.
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#17 Rick Palidwor

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:16 PM

Phil
I have a number of cameras for sale right now, most of them just serviced:
Nikon R8
Nikon 8X Super Zoom
Nikon Super Zoom 8
Nizo S800
Canon 1014 AZ electronic
Canon 814 AZ
Canon 518 SV

PM me and we can discuss details.


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#18 Phil Dexter

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:24 PM

Thanks for all the great replies guys! much appreciated.
I'm still in search for either Canon.

Jon - tried to PM you but it said your inbox was full, so i've left you a reply in your post.

Rick - Thanks also for letting me know what you have, I'm really after the XL series opposed to the Auto Zoom ones though. But thank you anyway :)

All your help has been very helpful.
I missed out on a mint 814xls a few weeks ago, which i'm still kicking myself over.
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#19 Paul Ash

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:22 AM

Hi,

I bought my Beaulieu ZM4 from Julian at www.super8ireland.com. It was expensive but the service was fast, and dealing with him from South Africa was easy.

I also tried to buy a Bauer from the super8camerashop, but the bank transfer bounced. Reading the comments above, I'm quite relieved.

cheers

Paul
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#20 Will Cummock

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:41 AM

I'd recommend ebay.de over anything else for variety and value. Things seem to go for a fraction of what they do elsewhere. If you have time, you may be able to afford to buy several and even if one or two have issues you'll still have saved money. My friend just picked up a nizo 801 for ?25 and it works perfectly.

I know canon's have a few advantages but i'd rather have a nizo. They are just much nicer to shoot with and have some really fun features like autom. b. I've been through a few canon's in my time and the only ones i still use are a 310xl and 310xlaf- not the sharpest of images but great for something that fits in your coat pocket.

If you're looking for a bargain thinglike high end Bauer, Zeiss, Minolta and Elmo cameras go for stupidly small amounts. I have an Elmo Super 108 M somewhere that handles and runs much better than the tank-like 814 (not an xls mind)
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