Would you ever buy a 16mm camera on Ebay?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:52 AM
I'm tempted to bid on a camera or two (three?) but again these are 25-35 yo cameras in various conditions (I can't hold them, touch etc..only pictures and sometimes very small pictures at that). I'd just hate to get into a situtation where I buy a camera that needed a lot of work (if it worked at all!) or ended up being a really nice paperweight. Many of these cameras are being auctioned by people who don't know what they are..how to communicate with them seems like an issue.
I'd like the seller to make a video showing the camera being operated (if it did- I guess), with film that is then delievered to a lab, devolped and then the lab guy vouches for the camera on camera - is that reasonable?
Would any of you buy a camera sight-unseen off Ebay or have you already? Is it pretty risky?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:14 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:55 AM
Some great bargains, some people with different ideals when it comes to duty of care, and if reading about the many fraud/stolen alerts in this very forum there certainly are some snakes.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:55 AM