damn ebay

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by rphenning, May 31, 2010.

  1. rphenning

    rphenning Member

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    i just won 10 rolls of konica 160 film. I don't really know why I bid on it, it's very expired and I am not really into the look of expired film. What can I do with it, is it even a nice film? would anyone want to trade something for it? fingers moving quicker than the brain!
     
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    Shoot it? Chances are it is not that bad at all :smile:
     
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    so you have "U.B.S." too?

    (uncontrollabe bidding syndrome)

    thankfully, now I give myself AT LEAST a day to think something over before bidding. But I'm only successful at that 10% of the time :tongue:.

    -Dan
     
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    How old is it?
     
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    I believe it expired in 2001. And I might dan, hopefully not.
     
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    You might as well shoot it. Just learn from experience.

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    I was thinking I could try and sell it to the hipsters who like expired film on ebay? emmmm
     
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    i have tons of expired konica 160 220 in the freezer; very good film. i shoot it all the time, weddings/portraits, at box speed or 125, depending on light. Was your film frozen?
     
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    Can I suggest auctionstealer as a remedy to UBS? It allows you to cancel your bid right up to the last, without anyone being any the wiser. Many a time Ihave had second thoughts the day after!!
     
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    they say it was.
     
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    shoot an experiment roll; you may be pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Try a roll...if it has been frozen, it may very well be O.K. I have about a dozen Konica 160 dated 2004 in the freezer, which I'm gradually using up, and they are fine, can't see any difference from new.
     
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    I get into serious trouble with my better half. She gets really annoyed that whenever I get home I'm straight on the computer before I do anything else. She thinks I'm a computer addict. This isn't true - I have to keep going on the computer to hide the email trail for all the stuff I keep bidding for on eBay. Especially the stuff I win. If she found out about that, she'd be REALLY ***** off ^_^

    ...should be another bargain arriving any day, now.
     
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    Steven - what you really need is a small son or daughter, just old enough to receive any packets when the postman rings, and hide them away until Daddy arrives home. :smile:
     
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    funny, my dad and mum think the same about me :smile:. Especially recently(since I've been selling things on here and craigslist). I'm on the email, or on the phone, calling and received mail/messages all day long. I'm at the P.O./fedex/UPS store almost daily at each location. Its fun :smile:. But when you have school to pay for(where most of the $$$ I'm getting is going to pay for), you can't really spend all that much $$$ on the fun stuff.

    but when I mow the lawn, they stop :D, at least for a few days...

    -Dan
     
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    I have a bunch of old Kodak Gold that someone gave me - room temp stored and several years out of date - it's still good enough for testing out the cameras I bid for on ebay but shouldn't.

    Dan