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Leo Prada
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/17/2006
 

RA-4 Processor and printer. How do I sell or give


 
  Pako Printers
Pako Printers
© Leo Prada
Hasselblad 500 C/M...
 
  Hope RA-4 Processor
Hope RA-4 Processor
© Leo Prada
Hasselblad 500 C/M...
 
 
I have a Hope RA-4 Color Processor and 2 Pako BC-24XL Roll Paper Printer. Where is a good place to go and sell them or give them away. I no longer use my lab and feel bad about discarting my lab. Any ideas how to find if anyone is still interested in this gear?

6/2/2007 6:56:21 AM

 
Stephanie M. Stevens

member since: 4/20/2005
  Maybe you could donate them to a high school or community college.

6/2/2007 10:15:34 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Howdy Leo: I'd contact the manufacturers reps or the companies that may have taken them over. I'll lay odds that they can either help you sell these high end processors or will direct you to a few publications that you can run ads in. There's still a fair amount of need for this type of equipment.

One other thought: Someone at Kodak technical services in Rochester, or even RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) will be able to tell you the commercial publication that markets this type of equipment. Sorry to see you're giving it up.
Take it light.
Mark

6/2/2007 6:07:20 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  Sorry, I completely forgot to mention that you should take a look over at APUG.org (Analog Photographers User Group). You can list it in their classifieds, put a note on their boards, ask for info on who you might contact, etc., etc. That site, as you know, is dedicated to film and film processing and made for guys like you and me. Still got your 500 CM . . .I hope !!!
Mark

6/2/2007 6:09:59 PM

 
Alan N. Marcus

member since: 3/4/2006
  Hi Leo,
The equipment you have falls under the category “photofinishing”. This is a fast moving field whereby equipment and methodology used rapidly becomes outdated. Your only hope is to contact a broker of used photofinishing equipment. You will find these on the internet. I am afraid that the value of these items will be far less than you had hoped for. Additional shipping will be costly and installation should be accomplished by a professional as these machines require heavy duty electrical service and operate in an electrically conductive wet environment. Permits for installation must be obtained or the machines will be operating illegally. Permitting is partially due to the fact that these machines operate in combination with peripheral devices such as chemical mixing and storage systems needed to replenish the chemicals of the process. Also, due to the nature of the chemical effluents, disposal of the spent chemicals are heavily regulated by local, county, state and national laws. Again, a photo broker is your best bet.

Alan Marcus
ammarcus@earthlink.net

6/3/2007 9:43:40 AM

 

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