From: Merseyside, Great Britain
Registered: Jun 2005
posted September 14, 2009 12:46 PM
Hello all, have listed a few bits for sale. I had a documentary "Skydiving" which I had bought last year and was going to list on Ebay. I had never watched this film and had briefly considered selling without viewing as it was supposed to be black & white so therefore no issues of turning or fade. However I decided to view it to make sure it went through my projector ok and also thought that I might as well watch it before I sold it. Just as well I did; turned out to be a 1970's hardcore porn film!!! Needless to say it didn't find it's way onto Ebay!
Have other members had similar experiences of buying films that turned out to be something else entirely?
posted September 14, 2009 01:07 PM
yep bought a 3-d film years ago never watched it turned out the film was processed wrong when i watched the film the frame was smackdab right in the middle and no matter how you adjusted the framer the top or bottom was cut off
-------------------- jim schrader "Let's see “do I have that title already?"
From: Dunstable ,Bedfordshire.
Registered: Jan 2005
posted September 14, 2009 02:40 PM
I was selling a Marx Bros Love Happy film and thought i'd better watch it,All was well until the last reel where someone had recorded a radio station over the soundtrack,still got the film!!! Mark.
From: Loganville, Georgia, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted September 14, 2009 09:26 PM
I have an educational film entitled "Skydive" . It's a real crowd pleaser. It shows people jumping out of small planes with close photography and many stunts. All in LPP color.
From: Greensboro, NC, USA
Registered: Mar 2009
posted September 15, 2009 10:12 AM
A few weeks ago someone actually listed some old super 8 porn films on ebay for auction, but they were removed before the auctions ended. The boxes even had topless photos on them.
From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Feb 2006
posted September 16, 2009 12:02 AM
I bought a copy of what I thought was the old Blackhawk title "From Horse car to Subway in New York City" on ebay. Nice box, beautiful colour print................of a family on holiday in Pisa, Italy!
It was described as no guarantees given, don't know how to check films etc etc.
Anyway, when I do get the film I have a nice original box for it!
posted September 17, 2009 06:06 PM
It happened twice, to me. The movies I was expecting to receive were a couple of Disney's 'shorts' eh eh eh. I was not supposed a hard core section at the studios existed! No animals at all, at least (you know, something like dalmatians, ducks or mices).
Well, the films were REEEEEEEEALLY pink! A huge quantity of pink, and not so short ah ah ah !
True story mine too. The sellers finally told me they did not know anything about super 8 and they were not in a position to check what they had sold; they both took the movies back and I was totally refounded. They were two good occasions to learn an important lesson. I now ALWAYS ask for some shots before buying from Ebay (sometimes also from members of the Forum), if I don't know who I'm dealing with. No pictures, no business.
-------------------- I remember when I was (super) 8 years old...