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David Fouracre
Expert Film Handler

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From: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Registered: Aug 2013


 - posted November 22, 2017 09:41 AM      Profile for David Fouracre   Email David Fouracre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A sale on Ebay for this classic Ealing comedy attracted me to bid
but I was surprised at the apparent lack of interest in this film.
I placed a bid and then decided to seek reassurance about sound properties i.e. was the sound english? and was there any damage?
I was advised that the seller was "unable" offer ANY answers about any of his advertised products. What a wonderful getout!
As I am not permitted to withdraw my bid, and would have no redress in the event the print was damaged or has a track in Swahili, I just had to hope I would be outbid!!! Fortunately, I just have !
The lesson -- Make sure you ask the questions BEFORE bidding,and if you are unable to get answers for ANY reason, DON`T BID!

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David Roberts
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From: Suffolk. England
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 - posted November 22, 2017 01:12 PM      Profile for David Roberts   Email David Roberts   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi David,
I love this film and am looking for a super 8 copy.
I did see this listing,but 16mm no use to me.
it would be quite a risk to bid on this with no idea of condition,as you suggest.

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David Fouracre
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 - posted November 22, 2017 05:16 PM      Profile for David Fouracre   Email David Fouracre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes it is a 16mm copy, and one I would love to own, but to try and bid (possibly quite high) without an assurance of quality would allow a seller to refuse return and Ebay would be unlikely to
support a buyer. If any seller declines to answer a potential bidder`s questions, or is vague on detail, AVOID! In this case, ALL the sellers other items are subject to this iffy response!

LET THE BUYER BEWARE

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Gary Sayers
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From: Worksop, UK
Registered: Aug 2016


 - posted November 24, 2017 02:42 PM      Profile for Gary Sayers     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You can actually withdraw a bid on ebay if you wish. You have to click on the reason for the bid retraction, such as 'bid the wrong amount'. Whether the seller would be very pleased is another matter though.

It also works the other way round, where a seller can remove any bids made for whatever reason (may be a time limit on this though, can't remember).

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted November 24, 2017 02:57 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here is a link to this film and the others on sale from the same seller.
The films are attracting a lot of bidders.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Film-Stock/63821/m.html?item=332448654009&hash=item4d677be2b9%3Ag%3AYQUAAOSworNaCgBz&_ssn=city_antiques

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David Fouracre
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 - posted November 25, 2017 06:30 AM      Profile for David Fouracre   Email David Fouracre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Those who have been "stung" on Ebay, whether buyers or sellers will
know the caution required with such transactions. Yes, you can withdraw a bid under certain conditions, but such action will be recorded against your i/d. Usually, a seller will be happy to answer any questions about a sale item. If he will not... the risk is yours.

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Keith Wilson
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 - posted November 25, 2017 07:02 AM      Profile for Keith Wilson   Email Keith Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's not the seller that has blocked your questions it's ebay has block you from asking any questions to any ebay sell ,you have bought something direct from the sell and not though ebay. I know because they have done it to me . The other week they was some old westerns I wanted and the seller live near to me and I did I deal out side ebay and now i have been blocked by ebay to ask any questions to any seller

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Oliver F. R. Feld
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From: Berlin, Germany
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 - posted November 25, 2017 07:12 AM      Profile for Oliver F. R. Feld   Email Oliver F. R. Feld   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
All the reels shown in the LADYKILLERS auction look very clean.
Maybe it’s a bargain...?!
Why don’t You bid, but not too high?
I would, but I own it on Super-8.

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David Fouracre
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 - posted November 25, 2017 12:21 PM      Profile for David Fouracre   Email David Fouracre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For the reasons already stated I would not take the risk! My questions are NOT being blocked by Ebay, as I have just asked one of another seller, without problem.
This seller is rejecting questions about all his/her sales including clothing!

Happy buying!

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Terry Sills
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From: Weymouth,Dorset,England
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 - posted November 25, 2017 04:52 PM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Keith
It may be the case with you but there are sellers that elect not to answer questions about any of their listings. Cinema-paridiso being one of them. Personally I avoid them at all cost. They obviously have something to hide. Perhaps they would like to respond with their reasons!

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Simon Balderston
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 - posted November 26, 2017 04:53 AM      Profile for Simon Balderston   Email Simon Balderston   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi his descriptions sounds like he doesn't know what he is talking about nice titles but not worth the risk

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