"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Phonesrfun, March 17, 2011, 01:36:48 PM
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on June 04, 2021, 01:56:38 PMI don't know how to copy links.Mike
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on June 04, 2021, 07:57:58 AMRight now, somebody is trying to sell a North Electric phone that looks like it was made for the military as being from the Second World War, despite the fact that Touch Tone did not exist in the 40s. This phone is probably from the 70s. That seller has me blocked, so they have probably lied about items before and don't like it when I correct them.
Quote from: Phonesrfun on March 17, 2011, 01:36:48 PM...I think we need to look long and hard at how we as a group discuss and put down items that are not, let's say, totally honest on e-Bay or other things like Craig's List. Some sellers are more than happy to receive correcting information, and many are not...
Quote from: Darkstar2006 on August 03, 2022, 08:30:30 PMThere is a person currently selling an AE bell unit. He says it works. Close examination of the picture of the label on the ringer clearly shows 33.3. I'm guessing he has a way of testing this thing at that frequency. . . . I still think it should be stated that its a 33.3 ringer and not a SL ringer In the description
Quote from: markosjal on May 01, 2022, 06:58:06 PMHere is a great one "Upgraded to "touch Tone"https://www.ebay.com/itm/334377931111Additionally, from the bottom, it looks empty!
Quote from: TelePlay on August 03, 2022, 09:15:08 PMIf the seller knows that (the difference between physical construction and the numbers on the label), it would be best to state that. If the seller doesn't, unfortunately the seller is protected somewhat under eBay "rules" because the listing image shows the frequency. eBay is always a "buyer beware" purchase and if a novice does not know that 33 1/3 on the ringer means frequency, the next point is what did the seller mean by saying it "works." I have had 33 1/2 Hz ringers ring softly on a 20 Hz POTS line so a seller having a phone with a soft ringing ringer can say it "works."I sold that phone on eBay a year or two ago and stated in the listing description that the 33 1/3 Hz ringer worked but at a low sound level. The buyer was happy with the phone when received.I see a lot of mistakes by sellers on eBay and feel sorry to the uninformed buyer who ends up with something less than what they think they will be getting. Even listings that show defects in the listing images can be a disappointment to the buyer once they hold the item in their hands even though the condition is right there in the image. It's the intentional phony and fake items with false descriptions (other than unintended mistakes and typos) that can really bite a buyer if they don't have the knowledge to make an informed purchase.