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Paul Adsett
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 - posted August 07, 2003 05:46 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This GS1200 is described as " being in excellent condition". Looks to me like it has spent its whole life in a dust bowl!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2944266482&indexURL=1&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting

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Mal Brake
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 - posted August 07, 2003 06:42 PM      Profile for Mal Brake   Email Mal Brake   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hmm, Paul there appears to be a 'difference of opinion' over on ebay as to why the GS is being re-auctioned.
I must admit the GS looks a lot better in the photo on the equipment for sale part of this forum... interesting.

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Joe Taffis
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 - posted August 07, 2003 07:38 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hey Paul, whoooaaa....this guy should never have posted the dustbowl pic! Definitely says something....while we're on the subject, without having to dig through my old Super8Filmaker issues, what was the cost of this machine new?

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Dan Lail
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 - posted August 07, 2003 08:50 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage   Email Dan Lail   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Whoooaaaa is right!! Try enlarging pic number two on the forum link. It's the same dirty machine. Looks like it was stored near a nuclear waste dump! If it's in Miami, maybe the salt water got to it. Can't remember where, but I think I saw a new GS-1200 priced at $2700.00 (could have been $3700.00). I think that included speakers. Then again, maybe I dreamed this info.

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted August 07, 2003 11:09 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
About prices: Looking at an issue of the UK magazine Movie Maker from February of 1982 and by using the '82 conversion rate of .57 pounds to the dollar (someone check my math!) the results are:
an Elmo GS-1200 with a 1.0 lens went for £747.99 or $1,309.00
a 1200 Xenon model w/1.0 lens was £1495.00 or $2,616.25
an Elmo twin stereo speaker set was £74.95 or $131.16
The ad that these prices are quoted from? Britain's Cine Specialists- Perry's Movies Ltd.
Doug

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Alan Rik
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 - posted August 08, 2003 12:51 AM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a catalogue from Super 8 Sound in Cambridge,MA dated March 1984.
Elmo GS1200 Stereo list price $1560
Elmo GS1200 Xenon Stereo $3750
Xenon Bulb $290
Fumeo Xenon Inquire
Gs1200 Telecine $1495
1.2 25-50mm Zoom $250
1.0 12.5-30mm HiFi lens $250
1.1 12.5-25mm $150

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In regards to the guy who is selling his Gs...I thought it was very strange that someone would bid over $1500 for a non Xenon GS. Then when I looked at the high bidders, they were all new with one feedback or none. Shill bidding? Who knows...?

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Mal Brake
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 - posted August 08, 2003 05:26 AM      Profile for Mal Brake   Email Mal Brake   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In 1979 my friend and I wanted new projectors. We each bought ST1200HD's from a reputable local dealer. He also offered us at that time the GS for £620. Sadly we had to decline the offer because we needed 2 machines and we couldn't run to that expense.
We got our GS 20 years later!

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Barry Johnson
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 - posted August 08, 2003 06:27 AM      Profile for Barry Johnson   Author's Homepage   Email Barry Johnson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The price for this model according to the Movie Makerof 1986 was at that time GBP938.
This rose to GBP1025 later in that year.Then of course the xenon version appeared and that weighed in at GBP1235.
Does the seller still have a bargain? Food for thought eh?

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Stuart Fyvie
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When you look at the prices of video equipment of that era wish I bought
25 GS 1200's and kept them in long term storage...video gear of that vintage
is probably worth pennies at a car boot sale. I supose a good projector or camera is like a good vintage car. Video gear is always inherently worthless after a few years....

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Alan Rik
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 - posted August 13, 2003 09:17 AM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I took a look at the picture of the GS1200 which is still on Ebay today. I just can't believe that someone would sell a machine, set the reserve so that it sells for top dollar and not have the decency to clean it first!
I have recieved my share of dirty machines and it is a let down when you get a machine and the first thing you have to do is take it to the cleaners!
Just venting away.......

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted August 13, 2003 09:52 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
One can only imagine the terrible condition of the switch contacts, solenoids, and relays inside this projector! And I really feel sorry for that film he's got threaded up in the photo! How any one could treat such a beautiful piece of machinery this way is beyond me.

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Elmo GS1200 f1.0 2-blade
Eumig S938 Stereo f1.0 Ektar
Panasonic PT-AE4000U digital pj

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