Yashicamat

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  1. 'Daniel'

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    I have bid on a Yashicamat on ebay. Its in good condition cosmetically and functionally I believe.

    I think it is a Yashicamt plain (not 124 LM EM etc).

    Does anyone know what a maximunm I should pay for this is? Bare in mind I'm not willing to buy one from America so that will play a part in the price as the UK is aways more expensive.

    Any help would be great.

    The bidding is currently at £51. Theres a few days to go so any help anyone could give would be great.

    Thanks,

    Daniel
     
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    On the side Ebay menu there is a place where you can check to see completed auctions, and see what they've been going for on Ebay. I always check used camera equipment dealers' websites. www.keh.com and www.mpex.com here in the USA. There has to be places like that where you live.
     
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    Yeah i have a good used dealer in terms of catalogue near but I think I might be able to get one cheaper on ebay as I have seen rolleicords go for cheaper on ebay than that shop.
     
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    I agree you can probably find a better deal on Ebay. But it's good to know what a dealer would charge as a starting point. I always check the completed auctions to see what they usually go for.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't want to pay much more than £50 for a plain Yashicamat. Keep looking and you should be able to get a 124, a Minolta, Ricoh, maybe even a Rollei, or Mamiya TLR for the same price. Yashicas are so often recommended as good-value TLRs that the average price seems to be going up and equally good quality (or even better) alternatives are ignored, so can be found for a very good price.
     

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