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    Pricing Toyo 45a

    I've been on the lookout for a Toyo 45a of any quality. Saw one on Adorama for $300 with pinholes in the bellows but didn't buy it in time.

    I have the opportunity to buy one with the following characteristics:
    - Looks new, barely if at all used.
    - revolving back
    - seemingly no ground glass
    - The bellows fold up but definitely have been folded wrong and are slightly crumpled.

    That said, he was looking for $1500 for this . He saw the new prices on the Toyo site and I guess just assumed... what is a *cough* more reasonable price point?

    Alternatively, if anyone knows where I can score a cheap used one ($300) with shoddy bellows let know. Thanks. (hopefully this is the right forum)

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    You might check with Jim at Midwest Photo, thats where I got mine at a good price. RandyB

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    That's WAY too high for a used A. I got my AII for half that in used but good condition with a new factory installed bellows. Keep your eyes open and check over at the LFF classifieds.

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    KEH is currently listing a 45A graded EX for $819.

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    thanks for the suggestions. I don't have access to LFF classifieds yet, still got a few more days until. Like I said, I'm ideally looking for a fixer upper, so $819 is a little high.

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    I bought a 45A a little while ago and found that $600-650 for a body in excellent condition was the market price. Maybe $750 if it had lots of lensboards and film holders, or was a 45A-II or 45AX.

    I posted a WTB on LFPF and got 3 decent offers over the course of about 2 weeks.



 

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