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Dec 19, 2008 02:57 |  #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au …em&rd=1&item=14​0286958571 (external link)


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Dec 19, 2008 03:13 |  #2

Looks like it stopped a bullet... :shock:


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Dec 19, 2008 03:14 |  #3
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Look at the price it went for!


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Dec 19, 2008 03:17 |  #4

sflights wrote in post #6907433 (external link)
Look at the price it went for!

I'm not familiar with the history of Leica but I'm guessing a body from that early is worth adding to a "serious" collection?

Maybe someone more familiar with Leica collectability can shed some light on why this model, in this condition went for so much.


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Dec 19, 2008 03:22 |  #5
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I found some new models for about twice that price, so I wouldn't consider it to be that good of a deal.


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Dec 19, 2008 03:25 |  #6

That right there is my goal in life. To be rich enough to not think twice before buying an "absolutely non functional piece of ancient metal in original black paint" and be able to justify that its a collectors item.

Scratch that, shouldn't have to justify at all.


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Dec 19, 2008 03:27 |  #7

One source I found re: Leica prices...
http://www.antiquecame​ras.net/leicamcameras.​html (external link)


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So he bought a broken one for more than a working one is worth?


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Dec 19, 2008 05:48 |  #9

WOW. And I'd think it belonged to garbage.




  
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Dec 19, 2008 09:06 |  #10

Obviously the buyer thought it was worth paying more than the estimated book price, putting into play an aspect that is very relevant to any market: at times, personal want is an entity that is more than willing to pay outside of the official book value.


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Dec 19, 2008 09:58 as a reply to  @ Elphaba's post |  #11

Maybe the buyer has sentimental value for the camera, long lost one!


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Dec 19, 2008 10:43 |  #12

$787 for a POS. Amazing indeed......


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Dec 19, 2008 10:48 |  #13

Wow. Makes me wonder how many hundreds of dollars I've thrown away over the years. Mental note: list things on ebay first.


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Dec 19, 2008 13:35 |  #14

_Sim wrote in post #6908833 (external link)
Wow. Makes me wonder how many hundreds of dollars I've thrown away over the years. Mental note: list things on ebay first.

Actually anymore ya need to research your goodies first...apparently the key to that body is the black as well as the serial number under 1-million. Notice the higher serial numbers sell for significantly less.

I've sold stuff over the years some people would shake their head at...but, to someone who enjoys the disease that is collecting, these pieces gave them some enjoyment. Much the way people who like video games get enjoyment out of their $50-$70/game or $1500 for a camera lens......whatever works I suppose... ;)


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Dec 19, 2008 13:43 |  #15

Yeah, there's research and knowledge involved... of course. My comment was made tongue-in-cheek. I seriously doubt I've actually had anything valuable in my possession because I'm pretty new to the hobby and have had very few hand-me-downs.

That said, I've read many stories about people donating valuable equipment/objects because they didn't know any better. Of course, some people suspect that they have something valuable and make a different mistake altogether... this example is my favourite: http://www.newlifeauct​ions.com/allsopp.html (external link)


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