Auction site bargains

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Sethasaurus, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Sethasaurus

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    Somebody has been smoking a little too much of something, asking for these prices..
    http://bit.ly/a5qjpD
     
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    He'll probably find somebody who has smoked even more wacky baccy to buy it :smile:
     
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    Sure the price is ridiculous, but I've never thought of it as "Art Deco" before! That's got to be worth something, right!?!
     
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    It's rated 7/10 cosmetically, that's an extra 600 dollars' worth right there.
     
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    If that lens "looks clean," I'm a monkey's uncle! I'm gonna list my 'cord right now!
     
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    That's funny, I was just thinking the exact same thing. Last night I was looking at Rolleiflexes on ebay and the prices on those have just gone through the roof. Most are going for triple what I paid for the two I have, and there are just as many selling way into the thousands. I knew I should have bought a few more of those a couple years ago because clearly there has been a resurgence in classic cameras......Damn hipsters and your fixed gear bikes, get off my lawn!
     
  7. Sethasaurus

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    They are great cameras. I have two nice examples and they take excellent pictures.

    The listed one is actually only worth close to one tenth of that price.
    One recently sold for US$340 and previous ones for approx $100-150. Its a funny market and it kind of depends on who is buying and who is selling at any given time.

    The prices for a lot of cameras have been slowly creeping up though, including the FSU rangefinders, for example.
    The production run of Zorki 1s was about 800,000, so they aren't _really_ so rare or valuable (as the typical Eastern European ebayer will have you believe).

    Also, I find it difficult to believe when someone lists three of the same camera and tries to tell you they're rare!
     
  8. Sethasaurus

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    Here's one I bought recently:
    http://bit.ly/9PsKL6
    (yeah, while I was ON DRUGS!)
    I know they're interesting, collectable, historic, etc but er...