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Posted by Jon Addams (Member # 816) on October 11, 2013, 02:24 AM:
Check this one out.
Posted by John Capazzo (Member # 157) on October 11, 2013, 07:37 AM:
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.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 11, 2013, 09:48 AM:
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.
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on October 11, 2013, 10:27 AM:
Its amazing how a . can make such a difference. When I first looked it was $3.450.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 11, 2013, 10:32 AM:
Did Jon and John perhaps see the listing with the inaccurate price?
Posted by John Capazzo (Member # 157) on October 11, 2013, 01:45 PM:
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.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 12, 2013, 02:01 AM:
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.
Posted by Jon Addams (Member # 816) on October 12, 2013, 03:48 AM:
quote:That was the price I saw when I posted the thread - Perhaps it was a typo!
Its amazing how a . can make such a difference. When I first looked it was $3.450
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 12, 2013, 04:08 AM:
I can see the point now! Obviously a quick alteration by the seller by the time I looked at it.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 12, 2013, 04:39 AM:
This projector is super 8 only and not super 8/8mm as written in the description.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 12, 2013, 05:03 AM:
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.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 12, 2013, 06:05 AM:
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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