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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: wds on July 31, 2017, 06:06:12 PM

Title: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: wds on July 31, 2017, 06:06:12 PM
Anyone want to gamble $13 on a wall phone from China?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/antique-ericsson-wall-phone/282593278864

?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: TelePlay on July 31, 2017, 06:13:26 PM
Seller has (0) feedback and no one has jumped at this in 12 or so hours. What a deal being passed up.

Dicey, throw $14 into the pot and see if you loose it or get a phone, right?
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Jim Stettler on July 31, 2017, 06:19:21 PM
$13.17 BIN w/ free slow shipping. I would buy it but someone added a dial.
JMO,
Jim S.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on August 01, 2017, 02:06:40 AM
OK, I took the bait.

It's only $14. We'll see what I get in the mail..

I'll take some detail pictures when it arrives.

Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: wds on August 01, 2017, 09:43:31 AM
Excellent!  keep us posted - I sent the Seller a question yesterday and have not heard back.  My bet is the transaction will be cancelled.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: LarryInMichigan on August 01, 2017, 01:58:10 PM
If a genuine antique Ericsson phone actually arrives, I will be amazed.


Larry
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: HarrySmith on August 01, 2017, 02:33:11 PM
I'm with Dave, it will probably be cancelled. You will get a message in poorly written English with some vague excuse for not shipping it.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: TelePlay on August 01, 2017, 02:41:41 PM
Let us know if and when you get tracking info on the shipment.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Jim Stettler on August 01, 2017, 08:25:29 PM
OK, I took the bait.

It's only $14. We'll see what I get in the mail..

I'll take some detail pictures when it arrives.



If you get it you should post it in find of the month.
JMO,
Jim S.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on August 02, 2017, 02:31:24 AM
Will do

If you get it you should post it in find of the month.
JMO,
Jim S.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: andre_janew on August 02, 2017, 05:55:44 PM
Did Dan F get the phone?
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: TelePlay on August 02, 2017, 08:43:26 PM
Did Dan F get the phone?

Depends on the definition of "get."

It was a BIN so he got the phone, paid his money but is still waiting to see if the will get the phone.

BTW: did everyone or anyone notice the condition of the phone was listed as "New?"
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: wds on August 03, 2017, 07:48:09 AM
I noticed that, and was one of the questions I sent to the Seller - but got no response.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Doug Rose on August 03, 2017, 08:49:07 AM
I have made the mistake of listing something as NEW.   He does have zero feedback and obviously new to eBay or not so new to scamming....Doug
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: wds on August 03, 2017, 12:18:49 PM
Here's another phone for sale from China.  Notice how similar the seller names are - I suspect it's the same person.

http://tinyurl.com/ych89pj5
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: twocvbloke on August 03, 2017, 12:22:22 PM
Looks like a GPO "A-B" payphone, whether or not it's a genuine listing, who knows, I'm too wary of 0-feedback sellers offering low-priced goods, there's been a lot of that lately and the sellers usually end up being deleted...
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: wds on August 03, 2017, 01:56:58 PM
Well, I gambled the $11 on this one.  Keep you posted.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: TelePlay on August 26, 2017, 05:31:59 PM
OK, I took the bait. It's only $14. We'll see what I get in the mail..

Did you get the phone, or what happened or is still happening? It's been 26 days so it may be a bit early to ask knowing stuff from the other side of the Pacific take to get here.

Is the order still in place is shipment? Delivered? Cancelled?

Curious minds who live in reality, with their feet on the ground, want to know . . .
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: TelePlay on August 26, 2017, 05:34:47 PM
Well, I gambled the $11 on this one.  Keep you posted.

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=18579.msg191659#msg191659

Same questions.

Did you get the phone, or what happened or is still happening? It's been 23 days so it may be a bit early to ask knowing stuff from the other side of the Pacific take to get here.

Is the order still in place is shipment? Delivered? Cancelled?

Curious minds who live in reality, with their feet on the ground, want to know . . .
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: wds on August 26, 2017, 06:25:41 PM
Nothing from the Seller, and I can't complain to Ebay until Sept 27 - the estimated delivery date.  I've seen several phones listed from various Chinese sellers with 0 feedback, and I've reported everyone one of them as fraudulent listings and had them removed.  Thought I would save someone else the trouble of having to deal with this Chinese seller.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on August 26, 2017, 09:56:49 PM
and I have to wait till Sept 22 before I can do anything.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: 19and41 on September 05, 2017, 05:23:24 PM
We ought to have a guess-a-thon to cover all the things that could happen besides getting an as-pictured phone.  I'll give the seller the benefit of the doubt and say it will be kindling in a tyvek bag.   :)
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: andre_janew on September 06, 2017, 04:43:26 PM
For all I know, they could be small plastic models of the real thing!
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: 19and41 on September 06, 2017, 05:24:33 PM
I wonder how many fake Ebay fronts one could put up to bait enough people to make some worthwhile loot?  I can't imagine $14 is the be all and end all of this criminal enterprise.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: LarryInMichigan on September 06, 2017, 05:52:03 PM
Being that the expected delivery window is so large, the "seller" has plenty of time to abandon their account before their victims can complain to ebay.  The "seller" will be nowhere to be found when ebay tries to charge them for the non-received item.

Larry
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on September 06, 2017, 06:09:10 PM
I'm still hoping on the good in people. As the buyer I hope he makes good.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on September 17, 2017, 01:09:06 AM
Still waiting
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on September 26, 2017, 11:27:30 PM
I have opened a case with Ebay. Have to wait a few days.

Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: wds on September 29, 2017, 08:08:29 AM
I have also opened a case.  Now the fun starts.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: TelePlay on September 29, 2017, 01:53:06 PM
I have also opened a case.  Now the fun starts.

And I see the seller has a feed back rating of "-1" with one negative reply. I've never seen a negative rating before and never realized eBay rating is a running total (positive minus negative), or so it seems with the seller.

     Member id:  jew921014ddcs-9 ( -1 )

Can't wait to get updates on both of these, to see what eBay says and does.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: twocvbloke on September 29, 2017, 02:10:45 PM
I've seen negative ratings before, usually they end up with their accounts closed not long after hence there not being many to see, when I bought a Direct Line telephone from a scam-artist of a seller, they ended up with a -1 rating too before I went in for a refund and before I'd left any feedback...
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on September 29, 2017, 06:09:48 PM
Just got a refund from PayPal. :) I know that ebay took the hit for this one. >:( :(

I would have rather had the phone. These slimes should be vetted.

P.S.

After leaving feedback this guy also has a -1 rating.

lpugv8187dvapy-6 (-1)

Hmmm, the usernames have a similar pattern. wonder if it's the same guy.

-df


Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: TelePlay on September 29, 2017, 08:06:43 PM

lpugv8187dvapy-6 (-1)

Hmmm, the usernames have a similar pattern. wonder if it's the same guy.

Yes, and his real name is Random Character Generator   a/k/a   Randy C. Gener.
Title: Re: Ericsson Wall phone for $13.17
Post by: Dan F on September 29, 2017, 08:08:13 PM
:)

Yes, and his real name is Random Character Generator   a/k/a   Randy C. Gener.