Registered: Aug 2010
posted August 28, 2010 02:54 PM
Does anyone sell plain white film boxes for 8mm reels? Back in the 1980's I remember buying boxes for reel sizes ranging from 50' all the way up to 400'. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted August 28, 2010 03:20 PM
Derann sells one piece white cardboard boxes (pictured above) in 200', 400' and 600' sizes. Steve Osborne at The Reel Image may still have some of the cardboard hinged types. Try calling him at 937-296-9036.
-------------------- I think there's room for just one more film.....
posted September 01, 2010 10:37 AM
I have had problems getting communications out of David, too. That's not to say he's of bad repute -- he's totally trustworthy. But unless you are so blessed as to hear from him, your best bet is to simply buy the stuff he has listed, as is.
Haven't purchased from MomentCatcher, but love the site, and had a really good email exchange a few months ago.
posted September 01, 2010 01:04 PM
Ignoring communication from people trying to give you money is not exactly sterling repute to shout from the rooftops about. No response over four years is pretty shabby in anyone's book. You say he'll dignify you with the basic, common courtesy of a reply if you buy something first. What sort of repute do you call that? If a seller does not wish to respond to messages from overseas, they should not claim to deal "worldwide", it's a pretty big planet.
From a June 2008 forum posting.....
Does anyone know if Dave Thomas (Super8movieman on eBay) has a website proper? If so, what is the web address? Contacting him via eBay is pointless, nobody ever replies. I have e-mailed his eBay shop on and off over the past 18 months and never received a reply. A friend of mine also tried and heard nothing so I wondered if he only sold from eBay but communicated from elsewhere.
posted January 11, 2011 02:48 PM
Not sure, can't be more that a couple of dollars - You know, I often get about half-dozen or so and seldom read the invoice. Sounds silly, but that's me, and I'm just happy with the product
posted January 11, 2011 03:56 PM
Thanks, that's OK if you need a few but quite pricey if you want a lot. Simpler to source them from where dealers like Dave 'Can't Be Bothered To Give Someone The Courtesy Of A Reply To Their E-mail But Happy To Take Their Hard Earned Money' Thomas buys them wholesale.
Mr. Black above says El Mar Plastics sell them at 38 cents each (for 200), unfortunately, I cannot find this pricing on their site: