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I would be very surprised to see it go for the reserve, these cameras are quite common, even in this condition, average for a really good one is about $400.00

Not a collectors Item, just a nice press camera.

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I, too, would be very surprised if it fetches the reserve price. But, as the saying goes, there's one born every day. :wink:

I think I'll offer to trade him my like-new, in-box Pet Rock, complete with official care manual. :wink:
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Satinsnow said:
I would be very surprised to see it go for the reserve, these cameras are quite common, even in this condition, average for a really good one is about $400.00

Not a collectors Item, just a nice press camera.

Dave

I don't know--as a completely unused item it could be quite a collector's item.

I have seen NOS trumpets go for horrendous amounts on eBay, just because they were never used. Having all the original packaging and all...well, if it were a trumpet it would easily bring over 2x of the price of an excellent condition, but used sample.

I don't know how crazy the camera collectors are. That's because I am a user, not a collector...that's right!


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135mm F/2.8 Xenar??? Wouldn't that need a #3 shutter? The fastest listed is a F/4.5 in a #1 shutter. At least on the Scheinder website.
 

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"THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION!"

" (Reserve not met) "

Now this is some thing that increases my trust in a seller.
 

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I wonder what the reserve is on that no reserve auction?
Anyway, once you cut the tape on the box, it becomes a plain old mint Crown Graphic and loses 2/3rds of it's value. I guess that you can sit around and look at the cardboard box and wonder if there is actually a camera inside.
 
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Nick Zentena said:
"THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION!"

" (Reserve not met) "

Now this is some thing that increases my trust in a seller.

Misquoting the lens data is another - is the lens what it looks like, an f3.8 Xenar (the biggest Xenar offered as far as I know) or an f2.8 Xenotar?

It is good that some one posted this - we are really looking at the value of some cardboard boxes. I bought a top-rangefinder Crown in great shape with barely any signs of use from Jay Tepper just after Xmas for $180.

PS: Description has now been revised - lens is a regular 135 mm f4.7 Xenar.
 
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It's at $1200 now... Mike may be right with his $1500 guess...
 

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$1200. He/she got it for less than the Leica M6 TTL they purchased back in January (and less than double what they paid for a Rolleiflex last month). Judging from the other auctions the buyer has won, i think it went to a collector rather than a user...not sure if I think that's a good thing or a bad thing.

I still think, however, that the buyer did him/herself a great disservice by opening the box. Just my opinion...
 
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