HAHA!! Someone just had an early (metal advance knob) Brownie Hawkeye listed for $19 OBO on eBay.
I submitted an offer of $5 at the 5 hours left mark and they took it! NICE!!
That makes Hawkeye #6!!
Good buy! There seems to be a trend of rising prices for older cameras these days on sites like eBay, Etsy, and even Craigslist. I have seen many simple, older, "junk" cameras that used to command prices of no more than $5, going for more like $50! It is truly amazing to see even very ubiquitous models such as the Brownie Hawkeye fetching high prices. Maybe it is a good thing in a way that they are becoming more desireable, but it is certainly frustrating when you're actually in the market for one!
Maybe it is a good thing in a way that they are becoming more desireable, but it is certainly frustrating when you're actually in the market for one!
I wont pay more than $15 for one. These things are usually so dirty and beaten that $15 for a nice, clean, good condition one I think is fair. With that said, I've only paid $15 once, and it was for my 1949 mint condition metal advance knob Brownie without so much as a single scuff, and it had a roll of exposed 620 film in it that I plan on getting developed soon.
I'm working on trying to find a boxed set with a metal knobbed hawkeye, the flash holder, all original blue flashbulbs and the original everyready batteries. There is one on Ebay right now for $150 but I've seen some go for as low as $25. When I find that right one I'll jump on it.