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Jon Addams
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: New York, NY, USA
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 - posted October 11, 2013 02:24 AM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Check this one out.

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John Capazzo
Master Film Handler

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From: Hillside, NJ USA
Registered: Jan 2004


 - posted October 11, 2013 07:37 AM      Profile for John Capazzo   Email John Capazzo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm used to seeing sellers like this, Jon. Overpriced when not even tested. They have no choice but to issue a refund if it's not as described.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 11, 2013 09:48 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The seller says that brand new belts are installed and the Elmo ST-180 has been thoroughly tested and works as it should.

The Buy-It-Now price equates to £216 (English pounds) and as such I consider that it is, whilst a little on the high side, a figure which I would find acceptable.

It obviously has had little use and comes in its original box and packing.

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David Ollerearnshaw
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From: Penistone Sheffield UK
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 - posted October 11, 2013 10:27 AM      Profile for David Ollerearnshaw   Author's Homepage   Email David Ollerearnshaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Its amazing how a . can make such a difference. When I first looked it was $3.450.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 11, 2013 10:32 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Did Jon and John perhaps see the listing with the inaccurate price?

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John Capazzo
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From: Hillside, NJ USA
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 - posted October 11, 2013 01:45 PM      Profile for John Capazzo   Email John Capazzo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maurice, I see a BIN for $345.00. Regardless if in it's original box and little use, It's still $175.00 over what it should be listed. ST 180 is a decent machine; but not worth that. No one would pay that price for a superior ST 600 D M 2 track in it's original box. I have one; and I wouldn't ask $345.00 and it's mint in OB.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 12, 2013 02:01 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sound heads wear down with the abrasive magnetic tracks passing through them resulting after a lot of use with poor quality sound.

If a projector has had little use it's obvious that the magnetic heads will produce much better sound than worn heads.

This is the reason why I feel that this sale appears to be at a premium. The ST-180 seems in excellent condition, as is its box.
I did, of course, say that I considered the price to be a little on the high side.

The US is a much larger country than the UK, so prices there are probably lower due to a larger availability of projectors for sale.

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Jon Addams
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 - posted October 12, 2013 03:48 AM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Its amazing how a . can make such a difference. When I first looked it was $3.450
That was the price I saw when I posted the thread - Perhaps it was a typo! [Wink] [Wink]

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 12, 2013 04:08 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Jon
I can see the point now! Obviously a quick alteration by the seller by the time I looked at it.

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted October 12, 2013 04:39 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This projector is super 8 only and not super 8/8mm as written in the description.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 12, 2013 05:03 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Have a look at the box.
It is very confusing that Elmo put "8mm Sound Projector" on their boxes which contained a Super 8 projector.
Many eBay sellers have copied this in their ads.

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted October 12, 2013 06:05 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It is probably what happened, Maurice. Someone who is looking for a dual gauge projector and doesn't know this model could buy it and find that it was not what he was expecting.

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