Fujica - worth selling?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Higgs Boson, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    Folks, could I ask your advice on whether my Fujica body and lenses
    are likely to bring enough $ to make it worth-while advertising them?

    These go back a way, since I long ago joined the point&shoot
    Philistines (blush).

    I hesitate to go into a professional photo shop, since they might low-
    ball me.


    BODY: ST 801


    1. 1:3,5 F=28 mm

    2. AUTOVivitar 105 mm 1:2.8, Serial #379003852

    3. EBC Fujinon.t 1:3.5 f=135 mm

    4. Fujinon 1:1.8/55 Serial #865573

    5. Filter? for #4 Kenko Skylight [1B] 4? (illegible)

    6. Vivitar Auto Thyristor 2800 flash

    7. Misc filters, lens caps, etc.

    Any input greatly valued.

    Higgs Boson, Feb 10, 2012
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  2. You'll get essentially nothing in a camera store (unless there's
    something special about that particular model I don't know).

    However, on Ebay it's likely to go for a few tens of dollars. Whether
    that's worth it depends on how much trouble you find it, how busy you
    are (what the time costs you), etc. I sold an ST701 some years back,
    and rleated lenses.

    I frequently sell things that probably aren't really "worth" the effort
    because I feel better having them go to someone who wants to use them
    rather than tossing them in the trash. For that, you could try
    Freecycle if Ebay doesn't work. (For some reason I'm no good at selling
    things on Craig's List; never got a nibble on a bunch of offers. On
    Ebay I've sold dozens of items, never failed to sell something except
    once very early on.)

    On Ebay I start with quite low minimum bids, that seems to help a lot.
    I'd probably set a minimum of $1 for the body and each lens. And I'd
    sell the body, lenses, and flash all separately.

    Good luck with whatever you decide!
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 10, 2012
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  3. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    My gwacious, I am shocked that such gorgeous equipment is worth so
    little in your estimation!

    Anybody differ?

    Higgs Boson, Feb 11, 2012
  4. Higgs Boson

    Alan Browne Guest

    Sure. By $2.04.

    I have no idea what your gear is worth. Twice a year, here, there is a
    large "photo flea market" where there are rows and rows of tables with
    gear for sale. The majority of it is "classic" stuff from the 70's down
    to the 30's. Prices are high - sales are slow. There is a collector
    market for such, but it is looking for low prices.

    I go to that thing once or twice a year - I've even shared a table with
    a very active trader a couple times selling off bits and pieces that I
    don't need anymore. At least it is "useful" stuff that I sell (tripods,
    heads, ...). Not making any profit, mind you, just getting the stuff
    out of the house and getting a fair price for it.

    And every time there are the same people selling the same stuff. Some
    come from as far away as Michigan (to Montreal - about 12 hours) with
    reams of old stuff. I don't know if they're even covering gas, never
    mind hotel and food.

    You can leave it in a photo store - they will give you exactly nothing
    for it. But they will take 40% (more or less) off of whatever it sells
    for eventually.

    Put it up on your local Craigslist and see what interest it garners.

    Or ask KEH. http://www.keh.com/
    Alan Browne, Feb 11, 2012
  5. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    Tx. Will try both avenues


    Higgs Boson, Feb 11, 2012
  6. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.
    Definitely worth getting additional opinions, I don't even *claim* to be
    an expert on used film camera values.
    David Dyer-Bennet, Feb 11, 2012
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