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Dave Groves
Master Film Handler

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From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015


 - posted December 10, 2018 12:34 PM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Was just looking at the American Ebay 16mm site and saw a print of 'Ben Hur' at $20,000. It's described as 'still in really good shape' but may have a slight problem as 'it has a Vinegar syndrome odour to it' However, no buyer need be concerned as the seller promises 'I would clean it very good and leave in open air as much as possible'. Well that's o.k. then. Add a further $569 for shipping (international shipping can be arranged) and you'll have a wonderful Christmas present. Now what happened to my Super 8 cutdown? I get increasingly sick of 'rare' prints that 'I have no projector to try it on' and folk who price most of us out of the market

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Daniel Macarone
Expert Film Handler

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From: Summit NJ, USA
Registered: Nov 2015


 - posted December 10, 2018 05:58 PM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage   Email Daniel Macarone   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I was getting ready to comment on this ebay ad myself, although I would have put it in ebay oddities. This print is the highest priced print I've ever seen in 16mm or 35mm. I wouldn't worry about getting priced out of the market, because I believe this item will never sell unless it is dropped down to about $500.
The seller seems to have no idea that prints with vinegar syndrome have very low value. Besides, he's asking twice as much as he paid for it and prints don't appreciate in value.
I don't think this ad will affect the market for collectors.

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Mark Todd
Film God

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From: UK
Registered: Aug 2003


 - posted December 10, 2018 06:06 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry but personally I`d rather watch the Blu Ray any day.

Beyond crackers.

There is a forum member with a very nice 16mm B+W scope print for sale out of interest while I`m rumbling on.

Best wishes Mark.

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Tom Photiou
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From: Plymouth U.K
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 - posted December 11, 2018 03:26 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
is there a link to this clowns listing?

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Daniel Macarone
Expert Film Handler

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From: Summit NJ, USA
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 - posted December 11, 2018 03:52 PM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage   Email Daniel Macarone   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BEN-HUR-1959-16MM-SCOPE-TECHNICOLOR-EXTREMELY-RARE-COMPLETE-FEATURE/223276879733?hash=item33fc56cf75:g:kiUAAOSwwjRcDLl8:rk:1:pf:0

A huge price drop has already happened, but it still has a long way to go.

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Tom Photiou
Film God

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 - posted December 11, 2018 03:59 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
thanks Daniel, well, you gotta laugh i guess.

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Mark Todd
Film God

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From: UK
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 - posted December 11, 2018 04:20 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
About a further $5400 further down really.

Best Mark.

2 of these delivered for £12 if you really want to go nuts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ben-Hur-3-Disc-Edition-1959-Region-Free-Blu-ray/161392947124?epid=102508690&hash=item2593c4efb4:g:RlUAAOSwpXNax3qk:rk:1:pf:0

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Clyde Miles
Expert Film Handler

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From: Bromsgrove, UK
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 - posted December 11, 2018 04:55 PM      Profile for Clyde Miles   Email Clyde Miles   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
would like to know who is selling the b/w scope print please.

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Mark Todd
Film God

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From: UK
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 - posted December 11, 2018 05:16 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ive mentioned it to the seller Clyde.

Best Mark.

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