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Offline Dave F

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Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:51:57 PM »
Here's one that I just won ($5 + $10s/h).  1971 2500D-61 with nice reverse-painted faceplate.  Pretty fair price for a gray one.

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Re: Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 01:02:08 PM »
It looks a bit sunburned.  This would probably be a good candidate for the peroxide treatment.

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Re: Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 01:11:36 PM »
Only slightly discolored. It looks better in  person than in the picture.  Maybe, just some dilute Clorox in sunlight for a few hours.

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Re: Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 01:54:12 PM »
Good find!  I missed that one.  I've been looking for hardwired 2500s lately.  I was watching a nice green one, but didn't bid on it, sold for only $15, I believe, which is more than reasonable.  There's just something about nonmodular touchtone that I really like.  ---Eric

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Re: Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 04:07:30 PM »
Only slightly discolored. It looks better in  person than in the picture.  Maybe, just some dilute Clorox in sunlight for a few hours.

I've had pretty good results with light gray and bleaching. And yes, that's a great price for that phone in that color, faded or not. Do we have a November finds thread yet?
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Re: Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 07:04:30 PM »
Do we have a November finds thread yet?

Sure do! No competitors yet either....

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Re: Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 09:21:10 PM »
Only slightly discolored. It looks better in  person than in the picture.  Maybe, just some dilute Clorox in sunlight for a few hours.

I've had pretty good results with light gray and bleaching. And yes, that's a great price for that phone in that color, faded or not. Do we have a November finds thread yet?
I haven't tried bleach yet on light gray phones (color -61), but I have several that could use it.  When I have a little free time, I'll select a part from the least valuable one and do some experimenting.

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Re: Gray W.E. 2500 for $5.00
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 09:23:03 PM »
Do we have a November finds thread yet?

Sure do! No competitors yet either....

Terry
O.K. This one seems like a good candidate, so I'll nominate it.