I'm losing track of what we were discussing, prices of certain films for sale are increasing, ebay obviously dictates this, dealers use
ebay, I have no problems with that at all, I wouldn't expect them to sell a much sought after title for buttons, when they can get themselves a bit of handy cash on ebay, they do have to eat as well. Putting a title on their list means first in line wins it, whereas in an open auction, its a chance for all interested party's to bid, everyone's a winner. We have all experienced the fated call to enquire of a title that has been snapped up, too often in my case, which is why ebay wins every time for me. Now saying that not selling on ebay, doesn't mean not buying, dealers have been known to buy extremely cheap on ebay and sell for a very healthy profit, okay, but dealers then expect to be viewed as "a service to collectors", no you aren't, you are in this game because its better than working, I should have got into it myself, its far better than scrambling over roofs and building sites, except I'd have sold little, being a collector. The mighty Derann loved to be thought of as being this "service" too, rubbish, they were there to make as much money as possible, their "service"
to the collectors that had given loyal service TO THEM, wasn't reciprocated when certain dealers asked if use could be made of the
negatives, no they were systematically destroyed, no one was getting any benefit from them. When I used the word " never" Andrew,
I should have said NEVER EVER, those titles that were distributed in the past are consigned to history, you or I will NEVER see new
prints being released of them ever again, the tit's gone dry. There are very few people willing to pay vast sums of money to own even
favourite titles, the hobby is finished regarding releases of future prints, anyone thinking otherwise is not being realistic, that's why I
keep saying that as time goes on, the more expensive these "older" prints become.