From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
Registered: Jan 2012
posted January 31, 2013 07:16 PM
I agree Pat, there is no justification for the extortionate pricing of a relatively cheap plastic part. Incidentaly, I think these converters are the ones that are usuallyleft in the spool. The little adaptors that were made by Eumig were far superior. I have been using, or should that be utilising the plastic inserts from plunbing fittings that convert beautifully to the job.Made of tough white plastic, they slide over the spindle on the reel arm, and a rubber washer holds the spool in situ.
From: Berlin, Germany, Europe, Earth, Solar System
Registered: Apr 2006
posted February 01, 2013 02:51 AM
the adapter on your photo only works with tuscan-reels. However "your" price seems very high as its higher than the prices at Wittner (and Wittner already paid for shipping, customs, ...). BTW: Wittner is also selling adapters for other reels.
From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Apr 2007
posted February 01, 2013 10:00 AM
quote:"Thanks Jon for the link. The reels look nice and great price too!"
I've been buying from them for a couple of years - they have excellent products and super friendly professional service. I've seen some of their reels being sold on eBay for $23 (actual cost less than $3) The minimum order is a case which contains 48 units).
From: Charleston, SC, USA
Registered: Aug 2005
posted February 01, 2013 11:08 AM
If you don't want or need to order a case, here is a source for Tuscan Cans & Reels at much cheaper prices than eBay. The more you buy the cheaper it gets and the shipping is included. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Super & Regular 8mm items. Bags Unlimited Tuscan Products
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From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004
posted February 02, 2013 11:26 AM
Interesting to see the Tusacan 16mm archival cans now available.
Regarding excessive prices seen on eBay and sometimes elsewhere, there are clearly sellers only too willing to take advantage of buyers who imagine that some such items are no longer made and are therefore in very short supply.