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Offline HarrySmith

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Soft Plastic 554
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:28:59 PM »
Just won a soft plastic 554. It appears to be Rose Beige!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131303970712
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 01:50:41 PM »
Harry,

I think it might be light beige?  Rose beige has a white numbered dial plate and light beige has a black numbered dial plate.   Also, seller states phone is from 1964?  Hope I'm wrong.

-Frank

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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 02:05:00 PM »
Yeah. I forgot about the number ring. Oh well.
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 10:24:50 PM »
Phone arrived, sort of. Not well packed and broken! Now I an glad it is just a plain -60 beige phone after all!
Contacted seller and sent him pictures. He is going to Post Office tomorrow to open claim.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 10:28:44 PM by HarrySmith »
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 10:37:29 PM »
I like the dial number card.

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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 10:43:42 PM »
The number card does look very nice and displayable. I'm sure you can use it for a display phone!
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 10:44:56 PM »
That card and the open fingerwheel is what caught my eye. If I return it I think the dial card might fall out 8)
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 10:54:20 PM »
Would the post office actually pay out on a claim like this? Some responsibility has to be assumed by the person who packed the item to ship doesn't it?  He better not show them your pictures of how he packed it.

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Offline tallguy58

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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2014, 11:08:17 PM »
There goes another one.

Survived 50 years just to have this done to it.  :'( :'(
Cheers........Bill

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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 11:13:30 PM »
He asked me for pictures of the box to show the post office, those are what I sent him! I do not think they will pay either. Depending on how he responds tomorrow I think I am just going to ask for a full refund.
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 08:53:12 AM »
I think asking for a full refund is the way to deal with it.  By eBay's rules, it is the seller's responsibility to deliver the item intact. He can try to get the claim approved from the post office.  They will probably grant it, I suspect, since the box seems to  have been crushed externally.

It is rare that a box gets so wrinkled in shipping, and it takes quite a bit of force to do so. Sellers should never reuse a box for this reason.
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2014, 09:54:50 AM »
Under Ebay rules as I understand them, even when asking for and receiving a full refund, buyer is still responsible for paying for the return shipping. And seller not only forfeits the amount of sale, but still has to absorb (refund the seller for) the original shipping charge. Result: post office gets $12.65 x 2= $25.30, seller is out $12.65 + his original cost for the phone, and buyer is out $12.65.

Last time I tried to collect on a damaged phone, postal clerk explained that they wouldn't refund shipping because the post office fulfilled their responsibility by delivering the item (even if it was damaged).
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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2014, 10:07:18 AM »
I got a full refund, including shipping. He has not asked for it back.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2014, 10:17:23 AM »
What a shame, especially since that phone was made the month I was born.

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Re: Soft Plastic 554
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 10:28:04 AM »
A bit of careful gluing, sanding and possibly painting (if need be) and it'll look like new again, all's not lost, that's a given... :)