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Tom Photiou
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 - posted June 08, 2019 01:01 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
While most ebay listings marked as acceptable are just this, would you call this one acceptable? Would you seriously be happy to pay this minimum price and sit through it?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaws-2-x-400-Super-8/303163924156?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D71055244efa94f93b55b9d3dac78198d%2 6pid%3D100010%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D223539708692%26itm%3D303163924156&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

Personally, i would either start this at 0.99p or bin it.

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Mark Mander
Phenomenal Film Handler

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 - posted June 08, 2019 01:17 PM      Profile for Mark Mander   Email Mark Mander   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Acceptable is the only option for description to describe it when using eBay Tom,at least the screen shots show the faults,probably fetch more without them,Mark.

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted June 08, 2019 01:44 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
How does a print get that scratched up? That is never cleaning the film path of your projector.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted June 08, 2019 02:40 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mark, agree, dont get me wrong though, the listing itself is fine but at that stupid start price its not fit for purpose.

Bill, it does make you wonder doesn't it? one can only assume that either the projector is a wreck, (may even be something like a royal!!) or as you say, the previous owners had no idea how to look after the film or equipment, either way, the prices films cost it does make you wonder.

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Rob Young.
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 - posted June 08, 2019 02:42 PM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A few years ago I sold my nice 2 x 400ft Jaws on eBay because it was faded to pink.

I got 9 quid for it.

In this day and age I can't understand any value at all in these old, faded, knackered prints.

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Tom Photiou
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Im the same there Rob, you cannot possible show off the gauge with this sort of print. If anything, an audience would laugh at us. This is one of those prints thats should be binned and taken out of circulation. (only my opinion though)

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted June 08, 2019 03:11 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It does state later on "Considerably scratched".

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted June 08, 2019 03:23 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Absolutly, the listing description is fine.just not sure why the high start price.then again a nut job may pay it.

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Mark Todd
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 - posted June 08, 2019 03:43 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yee Gods I would give it away and pay the post myself !!!

I have given far far better films away, and been givien them also.

Its all going Pete Tong.

Best Mark.

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David Hardy
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 - posted June 09, 2019 10:37 AM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My black plastic rubbish bin bag would gladly find this print as being acceptable . [Big Grin]

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