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Stuart Ulferts
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From: Louisville, KY, USA
Registered: Sep 2019

 - posted October 04, 2019 08:19 AM      Profile for Stuart Ulferts   Email Stuart Ulferts   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm offering this post because it describes a resource that's allowed a person of limited means (me) to enter this fascinating hobby. I have zero connections to Goodwill Industries and don't know anything about their mission and certainly can't endorse it, but...

Shopgoodwill.com has scores of 8mm (and a few 16) projectors, editors and cameras. The format is typically e-bay style auction. Sometimes there's a "buy it now price." Shipping costs run the gamut but have seemed reasonable.

It is a gamble. None of the sellers, who are Goodwill stores, guarantee operation, but the two projectors and an editor I've purchased arrived as-described and in thrift-store (dusty but intact) condition. The Sankyo runs perfectly and has little obvious wear. The Keystone 16mm took a few hours and some creativity to repair but now plays my 80 year-old archival films.

Please forgive me if this has been discussed earlier. I forgot to search the topic before posting.


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Mathew James
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Dec 2014

 - posted October 04, 2019 08:46 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanx Stuart!

I like to happen the flea markets and buy and sells seeking out fun items to fix from time to time. I'm getting pickier these days, but...
If you have a bit of no how of how to fix these, you can do quite well in the finds, and for the other not-so-good ones, bought cheaply enough, they could be could for the parts regardless!

For example, the elmo hivison 2 track for 14.99 would be an amazing deal at any rate, even for parts and fun fixing up!
I lucked out recently on a Eumig s938 stereo at the local buy/sell and it came basically mint, including newer belts/bulb. I paid a bit more than these prices of course, but the point is the same... Fun stuff.
Thanx for the link!

Matt 📽

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Osi Osgood
Film God

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From: Mountian Home, ID.
Registered: Jul 2005

 - posted October 05, 2019 09:51 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've never done "shopgoodwill", but local thrift stores do tend to get a lot of projectors in. At least in the case of our local stores, the projectors tend to be the lesser "sears' or worse model projectors.

... but then, I really don't expect to see top of the line EUMIG's ...

... but one can always dream!

"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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