This is topic Acceptable? in forum General Yak at 8mm Forum.

To visit this topic, use this URL:;f=8;t=005229

Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on June 08, 2019, 01:01 PM:
While most ebay listings marked as acceptable are just this, would you call this one acceptable? Would you seriously be happy to pay this minimum price and sit through it? 6pid%3D100010%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D223539708692%26itm%3D303163924156&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

Personally, i would either start this at 0.99p or bin it.
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on June 08, 2019, 01:17 PM:
Acceptable is the only option for description to describe it when using eBay Tom,at least the screen shots show the faults,probably fetch more without them,Mark.
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on June 08, 2019, 01:44 PM:
How does a print get that scratched up? That is never cleaning the film path of your projector.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on June 08, 2019, 02:40 PM:
Mark, agree, dont get me wrong though, the listing itself is fine but at that stupid start price its not fit for purpose.

Bill, it does make you wonder doesn't it? one can only assume that either the projector is a wreck, (may even be something like a royal!!) or as you say, the previous owners had no idea how to look after the film or equipment, either way, the prices films cost it does make you wonder.
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on June 08, 2019, 02:42 PM:
A few years ago I sold my nice 2 x 400ft Jaws on eBay because it was faded to pink.

I got 9 quid for it.

In this day and age I can't understand any value at all in these old, faded, knackered prints.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on June 08, 2019, 03:08 PM:
Im the same there Rob, you cannot possible show off the gauge with this sort of print. If anything, an audience would laugh at us. This is one of those prints thats should be binned and taken out of circulation. (only my opinion though)
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on June 08, 2019, 03:11 PM:
It does state later on "Considerably scratched".
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on June 08, 2019, 03:23 PM:
Absolutly, the listing description is fine.just not sure why the high start price.then again a nut job may pay it.
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on June 08, 2019, 03:43 PM:
Yee Gods I would give it away and pay the post myself !!!

I have given far far better films away, and been givien them also.

Its all going Pete Tong.

Best Mark.
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on June 09, 2019, 10:37 AM:
My black plastic rubbish bin bag would gladly find this print as being acceptable . [Big Grin]

Visit for free equipment manual downloads. Copyright 2003-2019 Film-Tech Cinema Systems LLC

Powered by Infopop Corporation