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Will Trenfield
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted February 11, 2018 05:33 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELMO-GS1200-super-8-OPT-MAG-STEREO-Sound-projector-MINT-COND-Has-faults-SeeVIDEO/253390793356?hash=item3aff44aa8c:g:NN8AAOSw9tJaa3r-

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted February 12, 2018 03:48 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
An Elmo GS-1200 in mint condition with various faults. A contradiction in terms!

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Will Trenfield
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted February 12, 2018 04:17 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It made me smile as well. The word "Mint" ought to be banned on eBay.

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Tom Photiou
Film God

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From: Plymouth U.K
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted February 12, 2018 04:45 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
How the hell can it be mint if its faulty?
Ebay are at fault allowing this description on this item, i am assuming the seller is only relating to the cosmetic condition.

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Alan Rik
Film God

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From: New York City, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted February 12, 2018 05:53 PM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I used to use the word "mint" a lot but stopped as someone told me "mint" meant:
"Mint" means perfect, if the item's not literally in perfect shape, it's not mint.
The problem is that if someone gets it all they have to say that it was not "mint" and then they get all their money back plus initial shipping and the seller has to pay for the return shipping. Very expensive for the seller.
It does look very good and notice it has the rare Schneider 1.1 lens made for the Elmo so no additional sleeve required.
But the price is high if the problem is the relay. The repair person would have to take the machine down to the frame literally and that takes a long time and its not for the squeamish. Saying its "nothing sinister that a good adjust will sort" is downplaying the problem very much so. And the machine stopping for no reason? I have had many GS1200's and have never had one that turned off on me. That is strange.
Definitely not a bargain -actually priced at market for a working machine. But for a parts machine which is what it is in its current condition? That is priced about $300-400 OVER what it should be. It will be interesting to see if it sells at that price.

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Phil Murat
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Villeneuve St Georges, France
Registered: Dec 2015


 - posted February 13, 2018 01:29 AM      Profile for Phil Murat   Email Phil Murat   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Alan,

You are right, relays issues on this machine involved some work hours to fix them.

I started to study this problem a few times ago. One solution is to "off-set" relays in an other room inside projector, somewhere there are easy to catch and to instal them on special holders .

I have already found relays holders, so that ,once modification performed, it 'll take few minutes to replace them (Plug & Play) !!!

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Will Trenfield
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted February 13, 2018 04:43 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Reduced to £500 plus £25 post today.

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Will Trenfield
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016


 - posted February 17, 2018 02:06 PM      Profile for Will Trenfield   Email Will Trenfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing.". Now re-listed at £595

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELMO-GS1200-super-8-OPT-MAG-STEREO-Sound-projector-MINT-COND-Has-faults-SeeVIDEO/253433553145?hash=item3b01d120f9:g:Jt8AAOSwT-9aiGdo

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Chip Gelmini
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Brooksville, FL
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted February 17, 2018 02:15 PM      Profile for Chip Gelmini   Email Chip Gelmini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I assume if he was a member here we would enjoy rattling his cage about this even more.........

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Mark Mander
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From: Dunstable ,Bedfordshire.
Registered: Jan 2005


 - posted February 17, 2018 03:24 PM      Profile for Mark Mander   Email Mark Mander   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Chip,he is a member on here,Mark

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