This is an odd one, a decent copy of the scope feature of Star wars recently sold for just £609.
The buyer then puts it straight back onto ebay and sells the same print without even viewing it, using the sellers images (as per the buyers own description on ebay) and sold it for 1200!!!
A well know collector bought it from the other channel, films now producing greed among collectors, To be honest though, well done to the buyer, he doubled his dosh in a flash.
Was this feature an official release on 6x400 reels, perhaps from the states?
Not too sure what the BS was regarding the car accident added to the images within the screenshots, was that for sympathy?
Regarding the scope prints of SW, as it was put it perfectly to me, it is odd that the very people making some the new releases that are poor in colour balance, are flat and mono seem hell bent on p*****g on Derann's 'scope film legacy for the sake of a little top and bottom cropping.
The buyer did well, here's the original listing and the sale of the same film immediately after, next time I list on ebay I must remember to add the sob story of a car that needs fixing or a broken down washing machine.
No harm in making a profit but to do it this quickly seems pretty harsh, but as we know, when there's money to be made, films are a second to the cash.
I would like to add, despite all this Star Wars talk, the copy we own belongs to my Brother, the first two films were fine but I just dont get all this huge following the franchise gets and big bucks these 8mm prints go for, its probably one of the most common films on super 8. Personally, if it was my own print I would have sold it a long time ago, (no pun intended). Years ago when I bought a blu ray player it came with a box set of the first three star wars films, the discs have never been played.