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frank arnstein
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From: Gold Coast. Australia
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 - posted October 10, 2010 03:47 AM      Profile for frank arnstein   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can anyone here advise on what these are usually worth to buy?
They are like new & still in Elmo boxes & are 1200' brushed aluminium reels. Five available if I want to chase after them.
Let me know how much is reasonable to pay & if there is a demand for them. They look good but are they practical?

Here is the location on ebay with a few days to go.

Item number: 130441014614

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[ October 10, 2010, 06:20 AM: Message edited by: frank arnstein ]

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Joe Taffis
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 - posted October 10, 2010 06:07 AM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very much in demand Frank. They usually fetch around $30.00 USD each, especially in the condition you described.

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Claus Harding
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 - posted October 10, 2010 08:57 AM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
They are excellent reels, lightweight and good-looking, and they spool film up very evenly.
Some people ask ridiculous amounts for them, but $30 is not uncommon.


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Steve Klare
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 - posted October 10, 2010 08:52 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Not a bad deal:

The Gepe 800 footer runs in the mid twenties and they're still making them.

All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Bill Brandenstein
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 - posted October 10, 2010 10:40 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Frank, I've seen them go for $70 more than once on eBay. And those were not new (but good condition).

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David Kilderry
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 - posted October 11, 2010 02:50 AM      Profile for David Kilderry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
They are a very nice reel. I use them for my 3 x 400ft digests and a feature or two. Great capacity and light in weight.

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