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Selling an Ashai Pentax Spotmatic 35mm camera
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Jun 17, 2019 16:43:33   #
ChiefEW
 
I bought this camera in 1967 while stationed overseas. What is the best way to sell this camera and a few lens that would go with it?
Thank you.

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Jun 17, 2019 16:53:11   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
ChiefEW wrote:
I bought this camera in 1967 while stationed overseas. What is the best way to sell this camera and a few lens that would go with it?
Thank you.


Take pictures and post it on this site. We have a Members Buy/Sell/Trade -- Classifieds. Research what they sell for on Ebay so you know your starting point.B&H photo buys used equipment also.

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Jun 17, 2019 16:55:31   #
DeanS Loc: Capital City area of North Carolina
 
ChiefEW wrote:
I bought this camera in 1967 while stationed overseas. What is the best way to sell this camera and a few lens that would go with it?
Thank you.


Bought mine at BX at TSN, VN in ‘67. Will never sell, gets passed on.

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Jun 17, 2019 16:58:20   #
RWR Loc: La Mesa, CA
 
ChiefEW wrote:
I bought this camera in 1967 while stationed overseas. What is the best way to sell this camera and a few lens that would go with it?
Thank you.

You might want to post this in Classifieds instead of here in Main Discussion:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-6-1.html

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Jun 17, 2019 18:36:11   #
Kmgw9v Loc: Miami, Florida
 
ChiefEW wrote:
I bought this camera in 1967 while stationed overseas. What is the best way to sell this camera and a few lens that would go with it?
Thank you.


Keep it.

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Jun 17, 2019 20:24:22   #
BebuLamar
 
You can post it here on the UHH.

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Jun 18, 2019 05:48:50   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
ChiefEW wrote:
I bought this camera in 1967 while stationed overseas. What is the best way to sell this camera and a few lens that would go with it?
Thank you.

Go to ebay, look up your stuff, go down the left column and find sold for, or sold, and find what they are getting for your stuff. Not much probably, might be worth donating to camera club or high school if they want it.

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Jun 18, 2019 08:09:49   #
Blair Shaw Jr
 
Post it here and sell within the membership....see below where there are current items for sale.

EASY PEASY

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Jun 18, 2019 08:13:57   #
Country Boy Loc: Beckley, WV
 
Bought mine in Okinawa PX in 1967. Loved it and am keeping it - great paper weight!

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Jun 18, 2019 08:43:07   #
AntonioReyna Loc: Los Angeles, California
 
In Seattle, on Craigslist, there is one with black body and 50/2.0 lens for $65. With the 1.4 lens, probably closer to $90 or $100. Also, depends on condition.

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Jun 18, 2019 10:14:37   #
dick ranez
 
The lens is worth more than the camera. Post on your local craigslist or offerup. Spotmatic body, if the meter works, is worth about $45-50 or half that if the battery compartment is "sealed". Lens varies more by condition, but as sold in 67 with the hood and case in "excellent" condition, the 1.4 is selling for $50-75 and the l.8 for $35-45. The f2.0 is about $25. Figure from there. Spotmatic was a great body with excellent lenses in the 60's/70's and the lenses are still sought after for video aps via adapter. By the way - if you happen to have an 85 f1.8, those go for over $200.

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Jun 18, 2019 10:14:54   #
Machinedoc Loc: Yorktown Heights, NY
 
Bought mine in PX in Germany in 1966 - don't sell it - that camera has some of the best lenses I've ever used. Still have mine and it still works fine!

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Jun 18, 2019 13:28:04   #
lsimpkins Loc: SE Pennsylvania
 
ChiefEW wrote:
I bought this camera in 1967 while stationed overseas. What is the best way to sell this camera and a few lens that would go with it?
Thank you.

You might get more interest on PentaxForums.

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Jun 18, 2019 13:30:34   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
I bought a Petri FT SLR and extra lenses while in the Navy on a Med Cruise with Marines in 1970. It somehow got small holes in the primary shutter curtain so I ended up making a deal for another just like it. I still have that second one plus the extra lenses. I have used it only a couple times in the past ten years or so, but it still functions perfectly and I'm hanging on to it. Maybe I'll pass it, and my Pentax K1000SE, on to my grandsons if they develop an interest in photography.

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Jun 21, 2019 23:11:25   #
rehess Loc: South Bend, IN, USA
 
lsimpkins wrote:
You might get more interest on PentaxForums.

Much more likely to get good offer than from generic site, such as Craig's List.

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