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Offline Tonyrotary

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2009, 09:55:48 AM »
Sniping? Heck two of my phones I would not have gotten without sniping...lol. Also I believe sniping helps keep the cost down as your not getting into a bidding war. Like others here I figure my maximum wait and bid. If I get it cool, If not oh well.

Tom, there are deals to be had on 302's. I got one myself as you know. Still waiting for it to arrive( hopefully in one piece). I remember those days when I was young, $20 dollars was alot of money. What you should do  is put maybe a couple of dollars on the side each time you get paid. Slowly save for that 302 you want. Hard to do I know ;D

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2009, 12:05:46 PM »
Bidding wars? We don't need no steenking bidding wars!
I just have my minions do my dirty work.
Take that, "Mr. Helpful".
« Last Edit: May 14, 2009, 12:07:36 PM by HobieSport »

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2009, 02:36:01 PM »
Matt;
Great pix...
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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2009, 04:04:45 PM »
Yeah, 20 bucks for a phone, or 20 bucks for a half-tank of fuel for the Caprice, it gets to be tough.  Right now, I'm trying to get a good inventory going and get my duplicates fixed up and start some re-sale on these bad-boys.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2009, 02:48:45 PM »
I'm just wondering if "Mr. Helpful" is sometimes just the articles submitted by Ebayers in the Users and Guides section.

When a seller changes their description and/or pricing, they sometimes say things like "since I first listed this item I have since found out from a helpful Ebayer that..."

Whatever the case, I hope this idle speculation is not helpful to anyone, and I'm still considering calling in the elite special forces:
« Last Edit: May 21, 2009, 07:31:01 PM by HobieSport »

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2009, 06:17:43 PM »
Dear Mr. Helpful:
Will you please kindly help yourself out?
Thank you.......  ;D

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2009, 09:10:53 PM »
302s can certainly be had with patience. I've only bought one online-all the others were local purchases. My first one(with a corner crack) was $5 at a local shop.

I don't really buy all that many phones off of Ebay, as the cost of shipping drives up what would otherwise be a bargain. I'll gladly pay $30 for a 302 locally, provided that it's in decent shape, as a $30 local phone is still cheaper than an Ebay $20 phone.

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2009, 09:26:04 PM »
Dear Mr. Helpful,

Here's a short pier, please take a long walk on it.

Sincerely,

AtomicEraTom
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2009, 08:29:09 PM »
Last week I almost bought a very neat affordable telephone to show to everybody.

Then Mr Helpful stepped in.

This time I am waiting.; slightly impatiently.

I promise not to shoot the kindly delivery person.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2009, 08:53:51 PM by HobieSport »

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2009, 09:59:47 PM »
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Update: A nice ebayer contacted us with this additional info: "This is called a 302 manual desk set." (THX!)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320372360624
« Last Edit: May 31, 2009, 11:26:17 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2009, 11:09:26 PM »
Last week I almost bought a very neat affordable telephone to show to everybody.

Then Mr Helpful stepped in.

This time I am waiting.; slightly impatiently.

I promise not to shoot the kindly delivery person.

Matt;
If it's UPS, go ahead an shoot, they've probably already ruined the phone.
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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2009, 05:58:52 AM »
Rule #1:

Be friends of local delivery people.

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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2009, 10:48:53 PM »
« Last Edit: May 31, 2009, 11:40:09 PM by Dennis Markham »
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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2009, 10:57:49 PM »
Dennis;
Can you chop the URL down a bit ?
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Re: Mr Helpful
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2009, 11:44:30 PM »
If Sargeguy had some text in that posting in addition to the link, I accidentally erased it when I modified the LENGTHY link.