"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AE_Collector, December 06, 2010, 01:33:06 AM
Quote from: phone-sweep on December 06, 2012, 12:38:05 PMAnother fan of Time Tunnel.....Reminds me - I used to collect wacky descriptions from phone auctions. I've still got them. These were copied and pasted from actual eBay auctions, parenthesis = my comments:1. "I don't know anything about this so feel free to e-mail any questions....."2. "I AM NOT A PHONE MAN SO YOU WILL HAVE TO EMAIL WITH YOUR QUESTIONS."3. "THE PHONE WAS WORKING, WHEN SHE TOOK IT DOWN OFF THE WALL, BUT I DON'T IT TO BE TRUE OR NOT. I DON'T KNOW ANY THING ABOUT ANTIQUE'S, OR WHAT IS REAL. OR WHAT ISN'T ...."4. "This auction is for a collectible GOTH BLACK monophone Dial telephone with old style jack and black cord.I'm afraid to test this phone because I worry Marylin M.(anson) is on the other end looking to come over for a beer."5. "Makes that nice solid "chunking" sound when dialed."6. "Look at the base plate to this telephone. It too is in near mint condition ....... It bears virtually no signs of its history, though some are present."7. ".....the cord in in good condition the base is the lie i said and the cradle is in good condition...."8. "The color is dark black."9. "You are bidding on an old Western Electric telephone, that I believe is from the 1930's. The dial has a Z in the operator hole, on the dial, which indicates it is from the thirties."10. "This vintage phone has tough tone dialing,...."11. (Title) "SOUTHWESTERN BELL FREEDOM PHONE WITH NORM & HIGH VALIUM"12. "Most collectors agree that normal wear adds to the uniqueness and value of each phone." 13. ......(telephone is) MINT!......There is one scuff on the lower left side of the base at the ear that can be polished out .....14. (One phone is a SC) and the other is an Automatic Electric Monophone (?) possibly an AE40. Both pieces have cracks or breaks to the bakelite body and otherwise appear to be complete. BECAUSE THIS SAXAPHONE NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED I AM SELLING IT AS IS AND WILL NOT TAKE RETURNS ON THIS ITEM.
Quote from: Just4Phones on December 06, 2012, 09:47:14 PMI once saw a phone on EBAY and was not sure who manufactured it so I asked the seller "does the phone have a manufacturers name on the bottom?" and she responded "yes"
Quote from: phone-sweep on December 06, 2012, 12:38:05 PMReminds me - I used to collect wacky descriptions from phone auctions. I've still got them. These were copied and pasted from actual eBay auctions, parenthesis = my comments:
Quote from: Phonesrfun on December 07, 2012, 04:35:45 PMMaybe they don't give a shirt.