I'm ready to sell the Zone VI enlarger with the caveat that you come here (upper east side of NY) with a van and pick it up.
I AM NOT SURE WHAT IT IS WORTH. FOR NOW, LET'S SAY, BEST OFFER. AND I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO PACK AND SHIP THIS. MY IDEA IS TO HAVE WHOEVER BUYS IT ARRIVE WITH A VAN OR POSSIBLY SUV. I WOULD PROBABLY DETATCH THE COLUMN/HEAD FROM THE BASEBOARD AND WRAP EACH IN A BLANKET.
It is over ten years old. Works perfectly (well, it could use a good cleaning and one of the knobs on the VC Controller is a little funky, but works okay). The baseboard is 32 inches x 32 inches.
It has a 60 inch high column; motorized focusing; variable contrast cold-light head - etc. The cold light has never been changed. Negative holders for 35mm, 6 x 6 cm., 6 x 7 cm. and 4 x 5 inches. Compensating exposure (it beeps based on reading the light reflected from the paper).
In other words, at the time, it was the best they offered. What else do I have: a 4 blade 16 x 20 Saunders easel; Schneider and Rodenstock lenses et. al.
Trays (various sizes); grain focuser; Zone VI 16 x 20 print washer; and probably a bunch of other things I've forgotten.
For now, I'm just going to sell digital prints up to 8 x 12 while I continue to research doing larger prints. If I have the darkroom print in stock - fine, I'll sell it - otherwise I will change the site to display the 8 x 12 or 8 x 10 digital. Within the next few months, I'll decide on the method for larger digital prints.
And if nobody wants to buy this, then I'll donate it to a school (though I don't know if schools want this anymore). And after that - if it still isn't taken - I will give the stuff (not the lenses) to the first person to come by with a van. And if that doesn't work - the whole freakin' thing goes out the window, lands in the backyard on concrete, and I'll say that it was an accident and they'll cart me away.