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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post

    Just make sure it has everything because this is the Aston Martin of enlargers and it will be the equivalent of owning an Aston Martin in say South Dakota.
    Well said! I have toyed with the idea of buying a DeVere on numerous occasions, but have always held off due to the parts issue. Omegas and Beselers may be a notch below the DeVere enlargers, but there is something to be said for the fact that I could obtain almost any replacement part or accessory I needed on the second hand market for either brand in a matter of a week or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youdogsgit View Post
    Thanks everyone. I've made a counter offer to the seller based on the good advice I've received. He has it listed on craigslist for $1 and says he wants to see it go to a good home and asks for offers, but turns out he won't take less than $600 for it, which is probably fair, but his ad is a bit misleading.
    Well...$600 is on the high end, but if it is in better than average shape and "complete" it is not entirely out of line. Lets face it, even after digital moved in and caused the prices for darkroom equipment to crash, unique quality equipment still brings premium prices (and, from what I have heard, a DeVere falls into that "quality" category).

    Good luck with the counter offer!

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    $600 isn't too high for a De Vere, if it is in good condition, and has a good set of negative carriers. From your description it sounds as if it comes with two heads - a colour head, and the Varicon B&W head. If so the price is getting reasonable.

    On the other hand, I would try and hold to your $500 limit, as that is a decent price for a 504, and it will take some moving. :^)

    BTW is it floor-standing, bench, or wall-mounting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by youdogsgit View Post
    I'm looking at a used DeVere 504 enlarger and am new to the enlarger market and not sure what they are worth these days. I've not seen it, but the owner indicates that it has a color head, condensers for medium format and 4x5 and is in good shape and functional. He has an extra bulb for it, but doesn't sound like it comes with any lenses, negative holders, etc.

    He's asking $800 for it. I've heard that these are very good enlargers, but have no idea how they compare with a D2 or other enlargers I've been looking at for substantially less money.

    Any help is much appreciated.
    Just bought one last night, mint condition with mixing boxes, carriers and lensboards and an Ilford multigrade head...$50.00...Evan Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclarke View Post
    Just bought one last night, mint condition with mixing boxes, carriers and lensboards and an Ilford multigrade head...$50.00...Evan Clarke
    Now that makes me Jealous

    I love those ilford multigrade heads - it is one of the few items I have in my darkroom that I would gladly pay a premium for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAP View Post
    Now that makes me Jealous

    I love those ilford multigrade heads - it is one of the few items I have in my darkroom that I would gladly pay a premium for.
    The man who sold it to me had 10 various enlargers for sale and said his darkroom in the new house was tiny. He thought I was probably the only person in Milwaukee who would show any interest in the DeVere and he just could not store the stuff any more...EC

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    Looking for Devere 504

    Hi,
    I been looking for years to find a Devere 504 enlarger with no luck. Do you have one for sale or do you know where I can find one ?

    I live in Gatineau, Quebec Canada.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Alex

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    Try putting an advert in the APUG Classifieds

    You never know - also E-Bay may have the occasional one

    Good luck

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