Is this a good deal for a Graflex view?

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    Perhaps because the price is too high ...
     
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    Way too high. I've seen those things go for around $150-200.
     
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    I was thinking more around $300. It looks in pretty good shape.
     
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    Nah, buddy got one of those with a better lens for around 175 iirc.
     
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    agree with rawhead I got mine for $125 including shipping a year or two ago
     
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    I'll join the chorus. I think the price is way too high.
     
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    With a modern Ektar f/7.7 203mm, it might be overpriced by a factor of two. That prewar Anastigmat is similar to the Ektar, but is uncoated and the shutter lacks sync. Be patient. Better deals will show up.
     
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    Graphic View II is one of the few monorails that is light enough for the field (but still has a big box). One charm of the Graphic View is it's low price. That one on ebay is way too much. You can get a used Chamonix or Shen-Hao for that much money.
     
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    The price is way too high, and i really dont like the graphic views.
     
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    Thank you all for saving me from myself.

    Hooray for APUG! This alone was more than worth the subscription..
     
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    Yep, go look at that sellers other items. I've seen those prices for years from them and am astounded anything eventually sells...
     
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    Good lord. You're right. I looked at his store - everything is about double the going price.
     
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    I wonder if this seller is or was associated with "camera$" from Los Angeles. His listings say he is in Florida, but the layouts of his ads are quite similar to camera$ and another, apparently no longer active seller who went by the handle of "Negresco". There were two or three guys who made up a business called photocamera.com that supposedly operated out of Beverly Hills that had ridiculously priced items on eBay.