From: marseille france
Registered: Jun 2003
posted September 19, 2004 03:47 PM
Hello, I know personally the salesman and his father. He is the son of a very famous French mechanic who was approved ELMO and BEAULIEU! It is a very very big specialist. You can completely rely on him and it is far from being a funny
posted September 22, 2004 04:40 PM
That´s to much money for me. I started again few weeks ago to collect Super 8, I was happy that I don´t sold yet my standard GS1200. ~2 years ago I sold a well used GS1200 for ~600 Euro because I bought a new one in very clean condition for only ~25 euro. As I bought my old one (for ~450 Euro) I come to the sellers home, only few minutes to late. He sold one GS1200 Xenon for ~600 Euro to another and I get only the standard. The reason that I stoped to collect Super 8 was that I have for my 16mm Films a Elmo 16CL Xenon. I hope I find one day a cheap GS1200 Xenon
posted September 22, 2004 05:28 PM
Yes Ugo, it was 50 German Mark that is ~25 Euro. It was the best deal I ever made. The projektor was also in very good condition like a new one. But I know a guy who bought a GS Xenon for ~100 Euro.
From: Avellino (Italy)
Registered: Dec 2003
posted September 25, 2004 07:07 AM
oh this is very lucky purchase! But I have a question for the forum folks: do you think it's ethical to buy a GS for 25/100 euro from a guy which doesn't know these items have still value? Probably these sellers think these machines are totally "out of market". One time I bought a Bauert T610 and a Goko 8008 (like new) for 50 euro, but in the next days I had a lot of ethical problems...
posted September 25, 2004 07:42 AM
How did you resolve those ethical problems Ugo. I think its nice to get a bargain, but not too much of one. I think if I was offered a GS1200 privately for say £100 I`d buy it and then send then a cheque for another £150 so I`d have paid what I could really go to for one at a push. I did once buy anice RT1 eki fopr £20 with a zoom conveter on but it need all new belts and a clean up and the sound shaft greasing etc so that was OK, really. I did hear of ba chap getting two Gs`s for I think £100 each in london and a chap in Ireland for £60. I personally think fiar price for a GS is about £400 for agood un, not neccesarily what the market will stand but what is rightish considering the age. there must still be loads knocking about in lofts etc. best Mark. PS anyone have any idea how many they actually made.
[ September 25, 2004, 12:54 PM: Message edited by: Mark Todd ]
posted September 26, 2004 01:42 PM
I don´t have a problem with 25 Euro. The Projector was from a association (there was a litle label on). I thing the guy get it for no money after the the association used only videos. It was on a flea marked, I saw it and asked him how much, he said 50 DM (25 Euro) and I paid him without any question. That is all.
posted September 27, 2004 03:04 AM
Tony If I took Mr Todds price guide, I would have been out of business long ago. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than acquiring GS1200's for £400 and then selling them on for reasonable profit, but most collectors want £800 for their machines in the first place. I sell them for £1,150 if you take the V.A.T. off, credit card charge @ 3.5% service cost (all projectors are serviced before sale) plus I have to Guarantee the projector for 3 months nett profit £144 It's more like the risk business. If fact after reading the above Statement I think I will pack it in and get a proper job
Mark !!! I don't know what you are sniffing up there but could you please send me some down.