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Osi Osgood
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 - posted March 15, 2017 12:16 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As a general rule, STAR WARS is the odd print that will go for absolutely astounding prices, but then, it's one of the few "cross-over" prints in that, even people who have no intention of buying a projector, will but this film just to say that they have an actual STAR WARS print of thier own.

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David Hardy
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Yes Sane = Rational / Sound Mind and all that psycho - babble
while we in the West sit back and spend hundreds or thousands
of pounds or dollars on prints in order to be ENTERTAINED in
our own homes.

While others starve to death along with their children due to
famines or wars caused by the greed of the Western World.

Something is not right here.

Is it just me ?

In fact I feel kind of guilty right now .

How about you ?

This hobby has gone nuts price wise.

Its okay guys I don't wish to discuss politics or religion.

Its just the way I feel about things in the world at the moment.

My hobbies are not enough of a distraction at the moment I guess.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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quote:
on prints in order to be ENTERTAINED in
our own homes. While others starve to death along with their children due to famines or wars caused by the greed of the Western World.

David, if this is your reason to start this topic, then you are in a wrong place.

Hobby is to satisfy ourselves, not even my wife and kids. It is a selfish thing, if I want to say. If my wife or kids like my hobby, that is a side advantage, but not my intention. My wife does not even like my hobby nor agree with my purchase for super 8mm prints, so why I have to care with outside my house.

It does not mean I did not care with the outside but there is a proper place to express that feeling, not here.

[ March 16, 2017, 01:02 AM: Message edited by: Winbert Hutahaean ]

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David Hardy
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Winbert you are correct this is not the place.

I may just have to much of a social conscious I guess.

I will be saying no more on this.

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Osi Osgood
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I have a social conscience ...

but I have also EARNED the right to spend a tad bit on me-self for that odd, pricey print.

I won't go into politics and such for, as you said, it's not the place. [Smile]

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David Hardy
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I have just solved the problem as to how to put an end to
these crazy rising false values on 8mm prints.

Instead of selling my collection i could destroy all my prints.
That way they are taken out of circulation for good.
I shall burn them all in the back yard.

My worry is that this may in the long term push prices even
higher as there would be less in circulation and make the "rare"
prints even rarer. BLOODY HELL !!!

As an alternative I could sell them very cheaply in order to push
down prices thus decrease the value.

Anyone want to buy a complete print of Gone With The Wind for
£ 10.00 ? Hahaha !!!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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That's just it though David isn't it?

Much as we see collectors old and new criticizing prices these days, for those that have any of the most desirable type like your good self here with your GWTW print, no one is prepared to stick to a principle and let them go for good old fashioned second hand dealers prices, are they?

I'm not suggesting for one minute they should, after all they'd no doubt simply just get stitched up by seeing the very same film on ebay a week later for 3 times what they paid.

That of course, is the other problem in all of this.
Some people just have the morals of an alley cat, even when you try to do them a good turn.

Devout film collectors only until the ten pound note signs appear before their very eyes! [Mad]

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Mike Newell
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I would say bring in on David you could be in he south of France in a magnificent villa. I would warn you GWTW is not a popular title for collectors too long and belongs to the sector that I think will decline in value pre 1940s western and musicals from golden era. The big hitters that will sell for big prices will always be horror, science fiction and Disney look at what Derann continually released at their peak.

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Andrew Woodcock
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And on that one, I totally agree Mike!

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David Hardy
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I should do just fine if I ever did sell my 8mm features.

I have some good Derann prints in my collection at the moment
and because anything Derann appears to be 'hot' I could be
quite well off soon. [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

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