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    Timer Hell!!!

    OK, so maybe I am stuck at this damn computer for another hour, so I might as well use the time productivly.

    Is it insane of me to think that I can get a good enlarger-darkroom timer for less than $65.00? I have been bidding at eBay for the last month or two and have thus far been unsucessful. Big surprise right?! My question is this I guess, is there a decent timer out there for around $65? In other words if all you had to spend was $65 what timer would you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen J. Collier
    OK, so maybe I am stuck at this damn computer for another hour, so I might as well use the time productivly.

    Is it insane of me to think that I can get a good enlarger-darkroom timer for less than $65.00? I have been bidding at eBay for the last month or two and have thus far been unsucessful. Big surprise right?! My question is this I guess, is there a decent timer out there for around $65? In other words if all you had to spend was $65 what timer would you get?
    Well, where the heck have you been looking on e bay? I got me one last month to do film testing with a light bulb (the zone VI is already packed) and got a Kearsarge 301 in like new condition for $25. Just do a global search in e bay for Gralab and/or Kearsarge and see what comes up, there is bound to be one available for you.

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    there is one that ends in a couple of minutes not bids and only 20 bucks.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...848171311&rd=1

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    Actually seems to be quite a few on there right now..

    Dave

    http://search.ebay.com/Darkroom-Time...jsZ1QQfromZR40

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    Here is a Gralab 300 with only a 30.00 buy it now...

    Dave

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...848582250&rd=1

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    I'd say get a repeating timer for enlarging, and clock type (gralab 300) for processing. Should be able to get both for around $65, not incl. shipping. I have a Saunders/LPL et200 for sale of $40. pm if interested.

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    Thank you. I was avoiding the GraLab, I was under the impression they were subpar, but I guess not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen J. Collier
    Thank you. I was avoiding the GraLab, I was under the impression they were subpar, but I guess not.
    Well, IMO the Gralab 300 is overpriced at $30, look more for a digital one for enlargring, if that is what you want. The 300 is a good process timer, but not a good enlarging timer.

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    I know what you mean Stephen. I'll watch them sell for dirt for months and then as soon as I place a bid, the bidding goes through the stratosphere, some joker gets it for three times it's actual value and I'm left empty handed yet again. I swear it's an organized plot to keep me from getting a bargain on Ebay.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    Here are some good deals.

    $11.53
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...848380776&rd=1

    $9
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...848380776&rd=1

    Here is a good deal, but it will probably go for about $40.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...849590394&rd=1

    They are out there, just be patient.

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