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David Park
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 - posted January 15, 2019 04:52 AM      Profile for David Park   Email David Park   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There does not seem any one place on Ebay for 16mm film sale, probably same for 8mm, which do you consider best section on Ebay?
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Mark Todd
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Myself DVDs etc down to the film stock section.

As long as you put 16mm sound in the title I think they are usually found Ok.

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Stuart Reid
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Yes I'd say it's the one here.

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Brian Stearns
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Smart thing to do is search in All Categories because I can't count how many times I've found film in other categories other than DVD film stock. You miss out if you just search one category

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David Park
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Yes Brian your right about buying but what about selling which best for that in your view?

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Allan Broadfield
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I don't see the problem, you punch in 16mm or 8mm films and there they are. Have I missed something?

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David Park
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Yes Allan, my question to Brian what about selling?
Which of these various sections is best to list in IE the one which may well be the most successful to attract people who do not search in the manor suggested.

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Allan Broadfield
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I just tried it. I punched in 16mm films, followed by the usual details and presumably people will see it under that heading. I peruse either 16mm films or 16mm features every day. Same for 8mm.

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David Park
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Yes that buying, if you were selling which one category would you choose to list in?
I'm thinking as I said not all buyers will search.

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Allan Broadfield
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Perhaps I didn't explain it clearly, I went into the 'selling' section then listed as 16mm films. Didn't seem a problem.

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David Park
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Thanks Allan that ends up in "Film Stock"

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Allan Broadfield
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Looks a bit involved but I just went through several sections to get to 16mm films. These included sound and vision - vintage sound and vision - other sound and vision, and finally 16mm films. I agree with you, must be a simpler way.

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Stuart Reid
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No there isn't a simpler way as eBay tries to help you out but can easily screw things up. I've listed Super 8mm prints that eBay have tried to list in the Fine Arts category! (Presumably due to the word 'print' being used). As I suggested earlier in the thread if you are selling the advisable category is

DVDs, Films & TV>Film Stock

But as many others have said, if you're buying, use as many search terms as you can think of, films can end up in odd categories.

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