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Offline ldj1002

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Telephone stuff for sale
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:12:34 AM »
This is for sale local. I wouldn't be interested in it all, just a couple items, the 202 and the space saver. They are asking $250.00. If I bought recon I could sell what I didn't want? and come out ok with the 2 I want?

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 11:46:07 AM »
$250 seems high to me.  The butt sets don't go for much.

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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 12:01:52 PM »
Seems a little high to me also. The only thinks in that pile that would bring some money after restoration are the 2 you want to keep! You would be hard pressed to get $250.00 back from the rest. Just my opinion, your mileage may vary ;D
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Offline ldj1002

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 01:51:58 PM »
I wasn't asking about getting $250.00 for them after I got the 2 I wanted. I was wondering If I could get enough out of them to make the 2 I want a fair buy, say $150

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 02:10:42 PM »
With 7 buttsets and 4 subset/ringer boxes you should be able to net over $100.00 to meet that goal, especially if the subset/ringers are complete ;D
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 03:17:06 PM »
I see potential in those subsets and subset covers. Restored, the covers alone can be worth around $30-40 each.
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Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 09:49:07 PM »
Heck, I'll give you $70 for the 334 subset if it's intact and not too rusty!  And another $20 for the backboard for that 534!
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 11:04:13 PM »
What's this thing?  I would make them an offer on the whole lot, you should be able to recoup enough funds to make it worth it.  Yes, even the backboards are in demand, but nobody makes or sells repro backboards that I know of.  I've been considering learning to use a router to make my own.
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Offline poplar1

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 09:09:23 AM »
If these once belonged to an installer-repairman, be sure to ask if they have any BSPs (Bell System Practice Handbooks). They may not think they have any value. The loose-leaf black binders approx. 4" x 6" are the most desirable.
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Offline ldj1002

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 09:50:12 AM »
I've decided not to mess with them. If anyone wants to find out more they are on Waco TX craigslist in antiques.

Offline Brinybay

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Re: Telephone stuff for sale
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 03:26:05 PM »
If these once belonged to an installer-repairman, be sure to ask if they have any BSPs (Bell System Practice Handbooks). They may not think they have any value. The loose-leaf black binders approx. 4" x 6" are the most desirable.

That's a good suggestion.  The last lot of phones I bought 2 or 3 years ago was from an installer/repairman.
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