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Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on December 10, 2018, 12:34 PM:
Was just looking at the American Ebay 16mm site and saw a print of 'Ben Hur' at $20,000. It's described as 'still in really good shape' but may have a slight problem as 'it has a Vinegar syndrome odour to it' However, no buyer need be concerned as the seller promises 'I would clean it very good and leave in open air as much as possible'. Well that's o.k. then. Add a further $569 for shipping (international shipping can be arranged) and you'll have a wonderful Christmas present. Now what happened to my Super 8 cutdown? I get increasingly sick of 'rare' prints that 'I have no projector to try it on' and folk who price most of us out of the market
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on December 10, 2018, 05:58 PM:
I was getting ready to comment on this ebay ad myself, although I would have put it in ebay oddities. This print is the highest priced print I've ever seen in 16mm or 35mm. I wouldn't worry about getting priced out of the market, because I believe this item will never sell unless it is dropped down to about $500.
The seller seems to have no idea that prints with vinegar syndrome have very low value. Besides, he's asking twice as much as he paid for it and prints don't appreciate in value.
I don't think this ad will affect the market for collectors.
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on December 10, 2018, 06:06 PM:
Sorry but personally I`d rather watch the Blu Ray any day.

Beyond crackers.

There is a forum member with a very nice 16mm B+W scope print for sale out of interest while I`m rumbling on.

Best wishes Mark.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on December 11, 2018, 03:26 PM:
is there a link to this clowns listing?
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on December 11, 2018, 03:52 PM:

A huge price drop has already happened, but it still has a long way to go.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on December 11, 2018, 03:59 PM:
thanks Daniel, well, you gotta laugh i guess.
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on December 11, 2018, 04:20 PM:
About a further $5400 further down really.

Best Mark.

2 of these delivered for £12 if you really want to go nuts.
Posted by Clyde Miles (Member # 4032) on December 11, 2018, 04:55 PM:
would like to know who is selling the b/w scope print please.
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on December 11, 2018, 05:16 PM:
Ive mentioned it to the seller Clyde.

Best Mark.

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