Saunders Zone IV 20x24 easel.. Did I get a good deal?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by ToddB, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. ToddB

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    Hey guys,

    I scored on a Saunders Zone IV 20x24 print easel plus 3 16x20 trays for $95.00 plus ship. Did I get a good deal?

    Todd
     
  2. Bill Burk

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    I think so. Maybe not "pennies on the dollar" deal. But you probably won't ever regret it.
     
  3. David Allen

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    I don't know what the US market is like but here in Germany a 16" x 12" version of the Saunders easel usually goes for 200€ ($264) on eBay. So from a European perspective, you have had a great deal.

    Best,

    David
    www.dsallen.de
     
  4. ToddB

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    I thought it was too. Another situation where this guy is unloading gear just to get rid of it.

    Todd
     
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    20x24's usually go for LESS than the 16x20's. Probably just because the larger easel is more awkward for smaller prints.
     
  6. jovo

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    You certainly did!! Check ebay and you'll be doing a happy dance!
     
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    Home run...
     
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    Is it the four blader ?
     
  10. EdSawyer

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    the 16x20 and 20x24 4-blade Saunders go for an easy $300-500 in the US, so $95 is a steal, if it's a 4-blade version.