Author Topic: Ivory 302 Looks legit but for 599.99  (Read 964 times)

Ivory 302 Looks legit but for 599.99
« on: January 30, 2014, 06:51:33 PM »
saw this on EPay
what do you think
looks real

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291064285452

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Re-listed for 7 days at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291069476375 asking a starting bid of $599.00 plus $15 shipping.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 09:22:25 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline Andre91

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Re: Ivory 302 Looks legit but for 599.99
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 06:57:36 PM »
The grooveless (looks to be plastic as well) handset is a good sign, did they even make those in black? Through the ringer vents I can kind of see that the inside of the housing is also ivory. The dial is correct for a colored set. Looks real to me, but the price is a little high, I think ivory was the most common of the color sets and others seem to sell around $250?

Offline tallguy58

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Re: Ivory 302 Looks legit but for 599.99
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 06:59:02 PM »
Not as bad as this red one for over $800. :o :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Western-Electric-telephone-Model-302-RED-Restored-Working-Beauty-/201028629416

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Listed with a BIN price of $849 plus $19.70 shipping
« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 09:29:32 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline baldopeacock

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Re: Ivory 302 Looks legit but for 599.99
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 10:54:51 PM »
The grooveless (looks to be plastic as well) handset is a good sign, did they even make those in black? Through the ringer vents I can kind of see that the inside of the housing is also ivory. The dial is correct for a colored set. Looks real to me, but the price is a little high, I think ivory was the most common of the color sets and others seem to sell around $250?


The seller suggests that it may be new old stock, never installed.   That's worth something, but pretty hard to prove without documentation.

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Ivory 302 Looks legit but for 599.99
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 11:41:45 PM »
I'll take them both for $.99 BiN ;D.
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