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Old 11-10-2004, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this for real?

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Don't think I would spend that kinda scratch for shooting on the beach [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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Re: Million Dollar Camera?
Old 11-10-2004, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's no way that's real. It's got to be some kind of gag. It's being sold by a guy with one feedback, and the price jumped from 7,000 to 1,000,000 in one bid? Smells fishy.
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Serious collector's camera for sure. But $1,000,000?

I've never heard of a collectible camera selling for a cool million ever. I don't know WHAT was up with that. Any collectors care to enlighten me and explain that this was one of 6 of this model of Linhof ever produced and the other 5 were destroyed in a Swiss avalanche or something?

Seller's probably wondering whether to dance or stare at his screen in disbelief seeing as the bidding started at $150.00
 
 
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmm ... if I am reading this correctly, it seems the only thing the seller has ever bought on eBay is a $20 SimpleTech 64MB Secure Digital memory card. So maybe that explains it ... lol ... no need for that $1,000,000 film camera any longer now that he/she's gone digital! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

My guess is it all baloney.
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For reference :-)

Granted, not precisely what was being offered over on eBay, but you'll get an idea of the value.

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Old 11-11-2004, 12:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the irony is that the buyer might not be the collector. the buyer might be a high-end dealer who has a buyer or two lined up for that particular camera who will pay even more for it! that's how it goes in the antique/collectible biz.

btw, (and i'm not sure what this has got to do with this thread) but i read somewhere that NASA has developed (or is developing) a 100mp digital camera and that the technology (or close-to technology) should be available to consumers in 5 to 10 years. maybe my 10D will be worth a million by then? (yeah, right.)
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Did a bit more poking around ...
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... and really enjoyed this thread ...

SORRY FRIENDS BUT THIS ACTION IS A FRAUD! This paricular camera was sold by Adorama some 2 months ago, the images on ebay are copys from the original posting. This camera was sold for more than 4.500$ and was the very last Technar to leave Linhof (we comunicated directly with Linhof in Germany after obtaining the camera number from Adorama). The current "seller" probably noticed the good price on Ebay - copyed the images from the original ebay posting, saved them some months - and are now trying to fraud some less experienced large format photographers on Ebay. Take a look at his feedback - and the feedback on the guy who gives him feedback - then notice his payment terms.....and the hole setup it is quite obvious!

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Oh geez, I think you're right.
Who wants to be first to bid $1,000,001.00 ? That'll get it investigated... (see other threads on eBay fraud)


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The pictures in the current Linhof Technar auction were taken from an auction which ended on August 29, 2004. Adorama sold this Technar on eBay for a staggering $5655.oo, attracting 30 bids. Here is a link to that sale.
orginal sale of camera

Compare the pictures and the game becomes obvious. Buyer beware!!!!!!


--Henry Carter, 2004-11-06 16:33:31


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Jesus, Frank! How many times are you going to try to sell that Technar???

--Jon, 2004-11-06 20:34:12


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Jon, it has a nice swing weight and is much more lethal than your puny Leica.
I bid $10,000,001 thinking that it would flag eBay that something fishy was going on, per the suggestions in a previous thread. But I guess my credit with eBay must be pretty good, as their wasn't any warning message and the auction seems to be going forward without a hitch (only at $3000 last I checked, no other high rollers bidding).

If somebody else wanted to bid a safe $12 million or so, we could engage in a friendly bidding war and give this thief a heart attack ;-) Except that if I get stuck with the winning bid, I'll have to sell one of the Gulf Streams to finance the camera. Or borrow some money from my pal Cheney.


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Re: Did a bit more poking around ...
Old 11-11-2004, 12:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Too bad the bidding is closed, we all could go there and keep bidding it up to $100 million or more...lol [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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LOL
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Not one cent over $124,603,011.13 for me ... hehehe
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Damn. . .
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people are actually bidding on that bad boy...
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