"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Come in Nighthawk, June 05, 2010, 06:04:15 PM
Quote from: Dennis Markham on November 27, 2010, 11:10:08 AMHere's a good example that I stumbled upon today. This Red "Western Electric" model 500 has an Automatic Electric chassis and housing, a Western Electric dial bezel and dial along with a G5 W.E. handset. The ringer box is thrown in for fun.http://goo.gl/99CrR
Quote from: masstel on November 29, 2010, 05:32:35 PMExcellent! I too saw this relisted. Glad you got it! We're looking forward to a full report!
Quote from: stub1953 on November 29, 2010, 06:19:42 PMDave , I missed the relisting , but if you want to sell the 33 ringer box I would like to try to buy it for my AE 183, that is if you would like to sell it. stub
Quote from: stub1953 on November 29, 2010, 09:49:59 PMDave , I don't blame you for keeping it. I had 70.00 bid in the 1st listing but had to leave and saw what it went for . Anyway nice buy . Did you ever get that AE 890 Data phone going? stub
Quote from: Dave F on November 29, 2010, 04:36:41 PMQuote from: Dennis Markham on November 27, 2010, 11:10:08 AMHere's a good example that I stumbled upon today. This Red "Western Electric" model 500 has an Automatic Electric chassis and housing, a Western Electric dial bezel and dial along with a G5 W.E. handset. The ringer box is thrown in for fun.http://goo.gl/99CrRWhen I read this post by Dennis, I took a look at the phone. The auction had ended with a winning bid of $104.49. This morning, I was snooping around on eBay and saw that it been relisted with a BIN of $70.48. I don't know why the original auction was cancelled, but I bought it. Heck, a nice red G5 handset and that red ringer box are probably worth more than that just by themselves. When it arrives, I'll take it apart and let you know how they mounted a WE dial in an AE set. I have previously seen one other AE80 with a WE dial, and I suspect that AE did make a provision for doing this when customers requested that ability. If it was done with factory parts, not only is this NOT a Frankenphone, it is a really obscure and uncommon item. Will keep you posted.
Quote from: ae_collector on December 04, 2010, 11:37:36 PMTwo different auctions, both with identical AE 80's in Garnet Red but a WECO dial and a WECo push to talk handset, then connect them both to a Garnet Red AE 33 ringer....Hey, it could happen, right?I don't think that Steph won the first one, I'd hazard a guess at D Shtaida though. Steph was just wondering WTH out loud when he saw that combination of phone parts in that auction. He did have additional pictures that the seller emailed him.There is little chance that the 33 ringer would be unrepairable if it fell from a shelf to the floor. The case might have cracked but enough people want a red 33 ringer to still offer him some $$ for it even if busted.Something real fishy going on over there....Terry
Quote from: Dave F on December 05, 2010, 01:09:16 PMYes Terry, my wife and I had quite a discussion about the whole thing, and there is definitely something fishy going on with this/these auction(s). It would have been fun to take that phone apart and see what's really what, but nobody ever guaranteed us that life would be fair. Maybe more info will surface after some time has passed.Dave
Quote from: ae_collector link=topic=3861.msg51517#msg51517.....The seller might have just totally screwed up when he relisted it and then realized his mistake but instead of telling you that he made up the shelf collapsed story. There is absolutely no logic to relisting a purported second "identical" item with a much lower BIN price of $70 something rather than offering it to the runner up and likely getting $101 for it......Terry