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Offline Duffy

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #660 on: October 14, 2017, 09:36:24 AM »
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?

I would leave it. Nothing wrong at looking at a "good" hideous phone. :)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #661 on: October 14, 2017, 10:39:10 AM »
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?

Leave it. I just replied so people can learn, as I did years ago about TeleConcept phones.

I left my post up around page 15 where I made the same call. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and profit is in the pocket of the company who sees a need and produces an item that sells well. And in some cases, really hideous phones are almost collectible since they are rare, as is this one. I haven't seen a Periscope on eBay of years.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #662 on: October 16, 2017, 03:00:21 PM »
More stuff seen online.

Haha, I've seen these around. Tacky as heck, and they seem to be "marketing" to very specific audiences. A blue jays fan looking for a rotary phone with blue jays colours? I'm not convinced.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #663 on: October 17, 2017, 11:00:17 PM »
I made the same mistake a long time ago thinking it was a hack home brew project. Yes, may be hideous but it is actually a "Periscope" style phone by TeleConcepts.

I always sort of compared the TeleConcept phones with the ATC phones and wondered what the designers at TeleConcepts were smoking.....

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #664 on: January 15, 2018, 02:13:26 PM »
As my first post I give you a hideous phone! https://www.ebay.com/itm/142587704670 $75 for this monstrosity.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #665 on: January 15, 2018, 07:17:56 PM »
The stars almost distract from the fact its missing its face plate.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #666 on: January 16, 2018, 02:00:19 PM »
Who said faceplates are overrated?






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Offline Nick in Manitou

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #667 on: January 17, 2018, 03:21:24 PM »
Ah, but Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #668 on: January 17, 2018, 04:03:36 PM »
Who said faceplates are overrated?


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #669 on: January 18, 2018, 11:45:59 AM »
As my first post I give you a hideous phone! https://www.ebay.com/itm/142587704670 $75 for this monstrosity.

Thanks for the post and welcome to the Forum.

Hopefully, you'll make many more posts and share some photos of phones in your collection.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #670 on: July 26, 2018, 04:53:36 AM »
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A sleepless night resulted in me finding these on ETSY...Oh my!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #671 on: July 26, 2018, 05:05:28 AM »
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A sleepless night resulted in me finding these on ETSY...Oh my!

That first one could give you nightmares!
But at least the Christian Kirks phone still has it's dial underneath that jewellery, there's still hope for someone saving it....
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #672 on: July 27, 2018, 10:04:14 AM »
I have seen rotary locks to prevent calls made out from a phone, but a few cacti....now thats a real toll saver!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #673 on: September 13, 2018, 06:34:48 PM »
It may not be a valuable collectible but this poor phone has suffered a lot. Not only did they make it a lamp they added a wierd disembodied hand to it! Then to add insult to injury they call it a Cell Phone Holder!! OMG! The only way to make it worse would be to bedazzle it!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #674 on: September 13, 2018, 06:36:25 PM »
A groove cut into a two by four would do just as well.
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