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Offline Contempra

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Re: Color 5302s
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2013, 08:46:25 AM »
At this price it is too much paid and sometimes some buyers are too eager (((( hurry up ))))to buy and do not look properly in order to detect cracks or other things. :)
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Re: Color 5302s
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2013, 10:57:39 AM »
I didn't know WE made white 5302s. I though they were all black. Did they make any other colors?

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Re: Color 5302s
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2013, 12:26:10 PM »
It amazes me that they could bother making a few in color when the 500's in color were in production and all they were trying to do was get some old 302's back into the field to help meet demand for phones and phone service. Most people still just wanted black phones then so why not just make black 5302's and put the customer into a shiny new 500 if they wanted color?

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Re: Color 5302s
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2013, 02:49:10 PM »
In some parts of the country uncommon phones like this are very hard to find. I often see other collectors say a phone went for too much money. But as noted there was a old thread that discussed these phones.  The thread is over 4 years ago. So if phones like these only come up every few years, i don't think these prices are too far off. After all, if it was for sale at a phone show and i could examine it closely It could have sold.
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Re: Color 5302s
« Reply #64 on: December 27, 2013, 09:45:13 AM »
It amazes me that they could bother making a few in color when the 500's in color were in production and all they were trying to do was get some old 302's back into the field to help meet demand for phones and phone service. Most people still just wanted black phones then so why not just make black 5302's and put the customer into a shiny new 500 if they wanted color?

Terry
I think Western Electric tried making 5302s in color, but it never really took off.
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