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CadBane
12-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Someone at work was thing me a camera used to film anh sold for over hAlf a million anyone else hear about this?

GNT
12-08-2011, 03:54 AM
Nope.

Took me a couple goes to get what you were saying, sadly I haven't heard about this. I'd rather spend that money on owning a piece of the actual film that was seen on screen.

charlie6127
12-08-2011, 08:47 AM
Someone at work was thing me a camera used to film anh sold for over hAlf a million anyone else hear about this?

Yeah I heard about it...those darn fees from the auction company took it over 600 grand...

Strikefoil
12-08-2011, 01:05 PM
That is too rich for my blood.

Michael_Knight
12-08-2011, 01:22 PM
So they guy paid $100,000 more in fees that what he paid for it??

Darth_Sith_Lord
12-08-2011, 02:37 PM
here is a link - 'Star Wars' Camera Fetches Record $625,000 at Auction - Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-camera-fetches-record-269780)

charlie6127
12-08-2011, 02:52 PM
So they guy paid $100,000 more in fees that what he paid for it??

Yup..those stupid auction sites get bib bucks when they only deal in high end crap

SoonerSean
12-08-2011, 09:57 PM
I know that's how it works as I've won (albeit much smaller items) some auctions before... but the fee is absurd at that level. I mean obviously if you've got the cash to spend $500,000 on a camera - why not another $105,000 - but 20% on whatever it brings is beyond steep.

GNT
12-09-2011, 03:18 AM
Crazy amounts of money for an item that wasn't on film, sure it was used to create the film itself but it doesn't fall into the same category as on screen items, eg if you showed someone the film equipment you'd say it's film equipment but if you show someone a Vader suit then you instantly know it's from Star Wars. Each to their own.

CadBane
12-13-2011, 08:38 PM
But if it wasn't for this camera the movie couldn't have been conceived.

charlie6127
12-14-2011, 12:00 PM
Until I saw the article, I guess I never realized that "behind the scenes" stuff like the camera had much of a market, but it makes sense I suppose as it had a part in making the film even though it wasn't on screen. I guess personally I would want something more identifiably "Star Wars" but I guess a 625 grand camera would make a nice conversation piece when guests come over...

CorvetteEB
12-15-2011, 04:00 PM
Crazy amounts of money for an item that wasn't on film, sure it was used to create the film itself but it doesn't fall into the same category as on screen items, eg if you showed someone the film equipment you'd say it's film equipment but if you show someone a Vader suit then you instantly know it's from Star Wars. Each to their own.

You could show someone the camera with this photo enlarged/on display with it and they would know :)

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/e/eb/Lucas-with-Camera.jpg

GNT
12-17-2011, 09:58 PM
You could show someone the camera with this photo enlarged/on display with it and they would know :)

That's the thing, you'd have to show the picture with the camera for people to enjoy the piece. Give me an item used on screen any day :)

Strikefoil
12-22-2011, 03:16 PM
You can buy a house and a new car and still have money left over in Kansas for that amount.

jedimom
12-22-2011, 07:18 PM
I wouldn't pay that much for a camera... you can buy 3 houses and 2 new cars in my area of Ohio for that