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Cykke



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

I wanna to ask you, if you know where can I find Graflex 3-Cell Flash Unit, becouse on EBay the prices are way to much for me. All those ******** fans rised the price becouse of that laser swords, or something like that...
I have my personal collection of Graflex cameras, and for months Im trying to get 3-Cell Flash unit, but I couldnt find it anywhere.

So if you know, where can I find it, please tell me, but please, not on eBay, 150$ is too much for me.

Thank you

[ This Message was edited by: Cykke on 2003-04-06 10:09 ]
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Les



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expect a very cold reply here. Too many SW fans have tried the very same ploy. This subject brought down the helpboard at one time, so we're all a bit touchy about this subject.

At one time I would ask for the name, model and the serial number and have another member check it to see if you were legit.

But even if you were, I doubt there would be any place willing to part with a flash for half or 2/3 the going rate.

While I'm sure you read the FAQ about not posting wanted or *******s post I will acknowledge that you were looking for a source, not the object. I say this hoping it will keep from others pointing out the same.

The only thing I suggest you do is watch ebay, prices have fallen dramatically in the last few years.
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Cykke



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that SW fans drive you crazy. Me too, becouse I cant imagine that someone destroys flash unit to get some thing from the movie... I tried on eBay, but prices are high, and many people sell flash units allready destroyed.

So Im begging you. help me to find Flash Unit (if its possible, that works, if not, I will give it for repair)

Please
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alecj



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look, if ALL you want is a 3-cell flash unit, then the later models are readily available, at reasonable costs, from a variety of locations.

On the other hand, if you are a collector [you did mention a "personal collection"], and are looking for an older model, then you must join all the other collectors out there that want one, and pay the going rate.

For sure, begging won't help. So, go looking, and stop whining, like the kid you obviously are!

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Cykke



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I did mention collection, its my fathers collection, and his love for cameras has passed to me...
If you know some locations except eBay, name it...
And I didnt came here to argue with members... And Im sure that Im older than you
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/where-to-get.html#CommercialSites
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the long way around, looking for the parts to assemble one myself, but in the end decided to follow the advice of other offered here and just bought one whole. The only thing I can suggest is look for other auction sites (Amazon has an auction site I think) or else put out a VERY wide net. The only two reasons I could afford my flash (which came with the proper cord and a flash pan)were because the seller listed it under "Photographic equipment" instead of "movie prop," and because he listed it as "Speed Graphic flash" instead of "Graflex flash." Even so, lots of people bid on it... no matter how hard you try, it will be expensive.

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Cykke



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for help...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if it'll help...but there are classified ads at http://www.photo.net; http://www.photo.net/gc/domain-multi ....and, you might check here: http://www.stephenshuart.com/#lgfmtacces
Fred.


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Les



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't watch for "Graflex flash" search ebay for "Speed Graphic, crown Graphic, etc." many times the camera and the flash will go for $50 more than the flash alone. I paid $200 for a pacemaker speed, Graflex flash, case, filmholders,and other odds and ends.

So I can rationalize that I paid $150 for the camera and $50 for the flash. Or I can sell the camera and case for what I paid for it and keep the flash.

Now if you just don't have the cash
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Cykke



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were most helpful... Thank you all
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GraflexFlashLover



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, this guy really hates SW fans alright!

http://rpf.prop-planet.com/bb_profile.php?mode=view&user=5051
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Cykke



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got the wrong guy...
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GraflexFlashLover



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. Next you'll say its just a coincidence that you BOTH happen to be from Croatia, right?

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Cykke



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I will say that its my cousin...
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