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Tom Photiou
Film God

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From: Plymouth U.K
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 - posted October 21, 2015 08:58 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Not too sure how many members on these forums are actually film collectors, so i ask,
When (NOT what) did you last purchase a super 8 or 16 mm film from a dealer?
I ask this with interest because a lot of people join forums and make comments,(sometimes pointless), but i wonder if ALL forum members actually buy films.

I am NOT talking about people who are buying purely to sell or buy from other collectors but make,& therefore, support purchases from dealers?

It will be interesting to see,(bearing in mind how many members this forum has), how many people actually read this and answer it. [Wink]

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John Hourigan
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 - posted October 21, 2015 09:19 AM      Profile for John Hourigan   Email John Hourigan       Edit/Delete Post 
My most recent Super 8 film purchase has been within the last month.

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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 - posted October 21, 2015 09:19 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Tom,

I bought a couple of films from Paul Foster last summer. Every time he sends out an update e-mail I see what he has.

I got a couple of nice reels from Lou Franchetti last week, but that was in person.

-back in the day I was a very dedicated Derann customer. Their lists showed up during lunch on Friday and most of the time I was sitting at my desk waiting for it like a lion watching a herd of antelope!

I guess that means a large part of my collection is impulse buys!

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All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted October 21, 2015 09:25 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Steve, you must have been the reason i kept ringing up first thing Mondays and 8 times out of 10 what i wanted was gone. [Big Grin] [Wink]

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Kevin Clark
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Bapchild, Kent, UK
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 - posted October 21, 2015 09:30 AM      Profile for Kevin Clark     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Tom

I buy films regularly from the usual dealers, currently waiting for delivery of a Super 8 & 16mm used films parcel from Classic.

Kevin

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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Yes, it was very useful being five time zones behind Derann!

-the downside is I didn't get to go out to lunch with my friends from work!

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All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted October 21, 2015 10:35 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I bought films (9,5 and standard 8) last Sunday at the Get Together 9,5 in the UK.

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted October 21, 2015 10:59 AM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I ordered from Bert at Super 8 Warehouse in August and I'm looking forward to a package arriving shortly from Steve Osborne/The Reel Image.

Doug

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I think there's room for just one more film.....

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Paul Barker
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 - posted October 21, 2015 11:02 AM      Profile for Paul Barker   Email Paul Barker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
purchased some 16mm items from a collector friend, but nothing from a dealer recently.

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted October 21, 2015 11:11 AM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't buy from dealers because of BAD experiences. I buy from eBay when there are honest descriptions and screenshots. I received a great 16mm feature print last week and have bids for films on eBay right now.

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VistaVision
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Bryan Chernick
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 - posted October 21, 2015 11:49 AM      Profile for Bryan Chernick   Email Bryan Chernick   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I rarely purchase commercial films but I did recently get a 2 x 400' of Nosferatu in regular 8mm. The reason I'm on this forum is more for projection than film collecting. I shoot my home movies on Regular 8mm and Super 8 and view them with projectors. I also have some home movies that I have purchased at estate sales and ebay that cover subject matter that I'm interested like the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair. Sometimes I sell off the home movies that I end up with that don't interest me. I have purchased a film from a forum member at least once.

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Bill Phelps
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I am a collector and just bought one last night from THE REEL IMAGE. I get films from eBay, the forum and mainly Steve at REEL IMAGE.

Bill [Smile]

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James Wilson
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 - posted October 21, 2015 12:15 PM      Profile for James Wilson   Author's Homepage   Email James Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
6 x 16mm about one year ago,

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Joe Caruso
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Steve Osborne, Bert, Alex Bartosh, several fellow-collectors at Wildwood - All most as recent as I can think of - Shorty

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Antonio Costa Mota
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 - posted October 21, 2015 12:23 PM      Profile for Antonio Costa Mota   Email Antonio Costa Mota   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A few months ago I bought some Super 8 and 16mm shorts from
Paul Foster. Only very occasionally I buy from EBAY.

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António C. Mota

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Mike Newell
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 - posted October 21, 2015 02:08 PM      Profile for Mike Newell   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A few buys of ebay a couple months ago and I bought an Elmo from a collector not because I needed it but it was a very good purchase in pristine condition. To be honest very little appeals to me on the dealers lists.

[ October 23, 2015, 05:23 AM: Message edited by: Mike Newell ]

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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 - posted October 21, 2015 03:02 PM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis   Email Panayotis A. Carayannis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Shorty,you did meet Alex Bartosh? Tell him to send me an 8 mm film list!

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted October 21, 2015 03:42 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sunday at 9.5 do. Not as regular as in the past due to lack of space and not having time to both watch films and do the clear out of other things I need to.

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Joe Taffis
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My very recent purchases and orders are from:
Bert at Super8Warehouse
Steve at The Reel Image
and eBay
I also have, and will buy from Paul Foster, Barry at Indi8, Ian at Perry's, BD Cine, CHC, Rik at The Old Film Company and Michael Schneider when they have something I want. They all have provided me with excellent service...

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Clinton Hunt
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I usually buy something about once a fortnight and I am always looking for films of all guages (9.5mm / S8 / R8 / 16mm) for my collection to keep, I only sell if I have bought another copy by mistake or it is in a bulk purchase and I'm not interested in keeping it.
Most of my purchases are from e-bay and Trademe here in New Zealand.
I started out buying lots of projectors - Standard 8mm - in New Zealand and now have 30+ of them so rarely is there one I haven't got or want :-) and I have 2 x 9.5mm projectors , 2 x 16mm projectors and 3 x super 8mm sound projectors and MANY standard 8mm projectors - I'm ok for projectors :-)
Dealers are great but not neccessary for me at this stage :-)

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Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)

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Yanis Tzortzis
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 - posted October 21, 2015 07:36 PM      Profile for Yanis Tzortzis   Author's Homepage   Email Yanis Tzortzis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does buying films from fellow Forum members count? If yes,I bought one last week...

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Jonathan Trevithick
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 - posted October 21, 2015 08:18 PM      Profile for Jonathan Trevithick   Email Jonathan Trevithick   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I bought a heap of super8 shorts from Classic when I was over in July. I've bought a few odds and ends on Ebay since then.

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Mathew James
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 - posted October 21, 2015 08:28 PM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've been trading more lately...since our dollar is so bad....
If we were par with the US,i'd have alot more [Smile]
And yes, I do use dealers. I normally like Phil's stuff:
http://8mm16mmfilms.com/
Cheers,
Matt

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Cheers,
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Marshall Crist
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Ordered at Super 8 Warehouse during their last big update.

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Jason Smith
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From: Tohoku, Japan
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I just got into collecting 8mm films but I haven`t been able to find any dealers selling films in my country. So I`ve been just buying what i can from other collectors in my area.

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