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    Should I sell or hold?

    Ok, so the big impossible announcement is today. Last week, I picked up a near mint Sx-70 for a song, and have tested it and found it to be working perfectly. I have looked at values, and right now it is worth 150-300 usd. This is based on eBay and other sites selling this thong. A friend of mine who deals in antiques says that if the impossible project is a go, then you cam expect a value between 500-600 usd within a couple weeks and possibly higher. Now, this could all be bs, but I'm not sure. So, do you guys think I should sell this camera? I have three Polaroid rangefinders I am quite happy shooting with, plus a couple of other Polaroid slr.

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    Sorry for the typos. I posted this from my phone.

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    Do you need the money?
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    Well, I am about two months from my teaching job starting and while I am stocked on film, paper, and chems... not so much on food. So, yes the money would be nice.

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    One weights the monetary value of a tool against its sentimental, age and most importantly usage value.
    If you can part with it, have no need for it this moment nor see a chance in future that it might worth more and get actual use, then sell it if you are in need of the money.
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    I'd list it on eBay today. They made a *lot* of SX-70's and the afficionados and trendy folks with cash will be looking for an SX-70 this week after hearing about the announcement. These are going to be expensive novelty films with limited distribution, so I'd question how long the prices will stay this high. The feeding frenzy for Type 55 occurred at the end and directly after production ceased. You can actually find reasonably priced Type 55 now.

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    Ever hear the term "starving artist"?
    I know what its like to be strapped for cash, sell it(put a decent reserve on it) and use the news to hype to drive the sale price.

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    i am keeping mine, heaven only knows why, and then there is all the equipment setting on a shelve for transfers.

    Am going to wait and see what happens and test out some of their product. I didn't see anything about sx70 film, altho the 600 can be used in that camera with some minor fixes with a wratten filter.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    Sx-70 film in monochrome is on their price list and color is promised mid-year. Guess I need to make a decision and list this thing or not. The person I bought it from claims to have more, he said he would dig them up if I would buy the lot of them.

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    Keep the camera
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