Author Topic: How’s this for “as-found”?  (Read 275 times)

Offline RotarDad

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How’s this for “as-found”?
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:08:06 PM »
Couldn’t resist posting this pic of the underside of an EBay 500 showing a piece of gum still stuck to the bottom.....
Paul

Offline FABphones

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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 03:08:02 AM »
Literally, 'sold in its juice' :o   Yuk.

Wonder if it's also advertised for sale on Gumtree.  ;)
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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 03:51:31 AM »
Literally, 'sold in its juice' :o   Yuk.

Wonder if it's also advertised for sale on Gumtree.  ;)

LOL!  :D

I've had barn fresh phones before, complete with straw and dead insects, but this adds a whole new dimension.
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Offline Duffy

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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 07:37:17 AM »
I have found payphones with gum on them, but never a home phone.   :o

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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 07:42:19 AM »
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Thanks for starting my day off with a good laugh!
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 09:09:38 AM »
What flavor is it? ;D

Offline FABphones

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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 10:06:17 AM »
What flavor is it? ;D

'Mixed Fruit Foot'   ;D
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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 06:06:08 PM »
Maybe they ran out of blu-tak and had to improvise to keep the phone from sliding about on a shiny surface...  ;D

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: How’s this for “as-found”?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 06:24:26 PM »
It makes me wonder, how old is the gum?
I suspect not quite as old as 4/56.
JMO,
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