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Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com It is almost never that an inventor improves on a Leica product so that it is better than the original Leica product. Tom holds that distinction with his RapidWinder for Leica M rangefinders -- a bottom mounting baseplate trigger advance. In addition Tom manufacturers other Leica accessories such as his very popular Soft Release and MiniSoftRelease shutter releases. Tom is well known as one of the true Leica rangefinder experts, even by Leica. IMPORTANT READ THIS: CWE Forum hosts have moderation powers within their forum. Please observe copyright laws by not copying and posting their material elsewhere without permission.

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What's my Abraahamsson winder worth?
Old 04-12-2015   #1
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What's my Abraahamsson winder worth?

I have one in the classifieds for $399, not getting any bites. I have no idea what a nice black used one with box is worth?

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks
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Some times it takes time for getting bites. If you have to sell it now, lower the price.

I owned two when I had a M4-P and an M6. Frankly, I think everyone who has an M they will fit should have one.

I don't remember getting that much for mine but that was at least 6 years ago.

I think the key finding the strike price not for someone who needs one (your price seems reasonable) as the odds are they already have one, but rather it's the strike price for someone who wants one.

For that I think you are high. How low you should go is more about how much money you need to recover. My guess is once you figure that number out, add a bit so that you can come down a little and still feel happy.

Good luck and sorry I don't need one.

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price is not *that* bad. I will say though that the "For Sale in USA Only" is probably a big part. There's a huge market that's cut out and often buyers will pay a premium to get something they can't find in their home country. ymmv and good luck, it will sell eventually
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Thanks for the good insight.
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Leicavits bnib or mint go for 450 on ebay.
450? USD? If so, Please send me a link so I can buy one!

The "standard" TomA is the better contraption, but I believe the most valuable would be one of the rare M2 IXMOO units.
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I sold mine here for around 250$ a couple years ago.

Gloss black, in excellent condition.

Truth be told, you can buy the Leicavits for little more.

I agree also, you should open up to shipping World Wide, a considerable amount of our active memers are not here in the states. GLWS
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I purchased two brand new ones at that price. Ebay.
Correct, eBay. But I can't find any for what I assume is $450USD???
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I bought mine for $280 from a local site sold it later for about the same.
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Even KEH has had a few for 4-450$ in the past.

Ebay 321665280218 is a good example...
Holy Cow! I'll need to be more vigilant! Thanks!
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