Michael, i am at the front of the Q for DH
Well, we have had our film showing tonight, had a yap with my Brother and told him, as many of us often say on here, once its gone its gone. As he is a huge Western & war fan with many titles in his collection i think it looks like we have decided to plod along but just be a whole lot more choosy about what we purchase in future.
Oddly enough two of our best purchases this year has been from Tavistock market & from Dave Guest, the 400ft version of Blazing saddles, and the 400ft of Scrooge, both are like new, & the odds and sods that went with it.
I am in the middle of my trusty Elmo 1200HD's having a good overhaul by the master so to sell up would truly be a waste. There are only a couple of feature's we are after and i think reading through this thread the sensible among us appear to be thinking the same way on price etc. I'm glad there is still some sense out there.
I guess it's the shock of seeing what some people are actually asking for there films, it could very well be that they are thinking, sell the cream while the goings good. Like Hugh, we were never in this hobby as an investment, yes i have bought one or two goodies to sell on but this was purely to make a little dosh to make purchases, indeed i worked out that i sold around a total of 40/60 minutes worth of various footage, & used the money to gain around two hours worth. But overall out of a total of well over 400 titles now it was small fry that was sold. Indeed in the past we have been very guilty of paying a little more than we should have but never anything as extortionate as to the sums being asked for now. However, i still say good luck to the sellers, if they are selling there collections they must get what they can.
Thanks for all for your reply's on this, it has kind of made us think a bit on it. Having cooled down a bit we shall try and turn blind eyes to the comical sales of the ridiculous.