Sunday, February 9, 2014

Am I Missing Something Here?

Despite what my lack of recent posts suggest, I'm still here. Most of my free time is currently devoted to the photography class I'm taking.

I was just perusing the typewriter listings on eBay and came across this auction. Now, I'll admit it's a beautiful example. And Brothers are usually undervalued. But $620 seems beyond insane for this machine.


 

Is there something about this particular model I don't know?

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  1. At this point I smell a rat. It's just ridiculous!

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  2. The ribbon is even dry. I don't see anything in the text to indicate that this is anything other than a well-photographed fairly average thrift store/estate sale find.

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  3. I see way out of line inflated prices on all kinds of unworthy things on Epay. Hence the change in spelling. Some people have their head ........

    Best of success in you photography class. Only one way to learn photography -- shoot, shoot & shoot. Then shoot some more. (advice my professor gave me way back in the old days)

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    1. Thanks Bill. I've been doing what I can to burn film. Honestly, as much as I love the detail and control the darkroom affords, I'm a little frustrated with the emphasis in this class. I really wanted to learn shooting techniques and composition. Instead I'm spending most of my class time developing and printing. It's cool and I see the benefit of analog. But I don't see myself shooting much film once I'm out of the class.

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  4. What the.......
    I mean.... What the.....
    Um
    Ah
    What the...
    I'm speechless.

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  5. Bothers are nice and all, but my goodness. Crazy!

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    1. I blame you and your "If I could pick one machine..." :P

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  6. Wow. Just wow.

    Are you enjoying the photography class?

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  7. Well it DOES have the red lozenge of destiny - so much more desirable than the black - and they are great typewriters! Worth sticking with the darkroom for as long as you can. It helps develop your eye when you come to look at pictures critically.

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