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Offline bingster

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Here's me bragging...
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:29:02 PM »
...but only because I don't get to very often. 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290315434686

The handset is going to require a miracle to get some shine, but all in all not a bad deal, I think.
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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 07:43:20 PM »
Bingster, you lucky dog!  You must have been in the right place at the right time.  I just paid over $80 for one and it arrived incomplete...no terminal strip inside and missing the mushroom cap.  The price you paid is the best price I've ever seen for a 500 U or P/U.  Put an open center finger wheel on there and you're in business.  That is the deal of the year if not the decade.  Nice job.  (You're lucky I didn't see it first!) :)

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 07:51:59 PM »
Bingster,

Congratulations, that sure one heck of a deal.

Here's a thread I posted a while back which may help you with getting a shine back on the handset. Since posting, I've used it on several other handsets that I thought were beyond hope, and they all cleaned up very nicely

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=842.msg10138#msg10138

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 08:20:55 PM »
Congrats! That's a heck of a find!  Definitely a steal of a deal!  I'm green with envy!
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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 08:27:10 PM »
You must have been in the right place at the right time. 
I was.  The seller had just put it up as a BIN auction, and as a thirty day listing!  I saw it after it had been listed for about three hours. 


Here's a thread I posted a while back which may help you with getting a shine back on the handset.
I'll definitely have to get some simichrome, then.  A phone like this deserves a little extra work.


Oh... This time I remembered to give the seller helpful packing hints.  I'm still really worried, though. 
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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 08:33:35 PM »
Great deal on a mushroom! What's the difference between a "U" and a "P/U" ?
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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2009, 09:10:19 PM »
I'd be worried too...about shipping.  Three hours is an eternity with a phone and price like that.  Excellent snag.  I've heard stories from a buddy of mine where he came home late...like 3:00AM and checked eBay to find the latest listings.  He said he got more than one from a west coast seller putting it on as a Buy It Now at some price that was way too low.  I believe he told about an Oxford gray listed as Green with a cheap Buy It Now.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that the seller ships it properly.

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009, 09:12:54 PM »
Quote from: bingster
This time I remembered to give the seller helpful packing hints.

Goody!
http://www.paul-f.com/SaveThePhones/

Hmm. Bing your phone is just one month off my birthday. I'm sure you won't be wanting to keep it, what with that unsightly little lump on it... ;)

Congrats on a great deal. I offer prayers to the shipping gods.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2009, 09:15:19 PM by HobieSport »

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 09:29:05 PM »
Yup, bragging rights you have. Nice snag 8)

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 10:47:38 PM »
Snag of the month there, most impressive!  Maybe we should have a section to record our members major great deals like this, so the rest of us can weep and envy.   :)

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 11:23:05 PM »
Quote from: McHeath
Maybe we should have a section to record our members major great deals like this, so the rest of us can weep and envy.   :)

Cool idea, Heath.  I started a new thread for that here:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1011.msg12284#msg12284

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 11:34:25 PM »
Great deal on a mushroom! What's the difference between a "U" and a "P/U" ?

I just looked it up on Paul Fassbender's site, and it says the "P" had no key switch, and had it's light go on only when the handset was lifted.  The "U" had a key that allowed the light to light at a low level while on-hook, and light bright while off-hook (like a Princess). 
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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 11:35:37 PM »
I have one that is marked both, 500 P/U.  It has the key.

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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 11:46:12 PM »
I wonder if they discontinued the separate P and U for economy's sake and replaced it with a combined P/U?  Or maybe they went with P/U just because it's funny to say.
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Re: Here's me bragging...
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2009, 11:47:37 PM »
one thing about those P-U phones, they don't stink ::)
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright