Author Topic: Auction (153 Cancelled: Did not exceed reserve) - Strowager - Ended 11/20/14  (Read 2933 times)

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New forum members are very welcome and encouraged to take a guess. After all, there are no wrong guesses, just one lucky one. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.

Listed about two days ago in a 7 day auction with no reserve (thanks to Fabius for the heads up) is what appears to be a phone very similar to the "1905 Strowger 11 Digit Lamp Phone Special Auction Contest" but without the lamp feature. This phone was listed high at $1,000 and has received one bid over the past 2 days so this auction will go to a sale (unless the seller receives one of those "too good to pass up offers outside the auction" and pulls the listing). Since the lamp phone version was up to $2,650.00 (but did not sell because the reserve was not met) when that auction ended, who best knows what this lamp-less version will sell for when the bidding ends?

The seller listed it as an "Strauger Potbelly Telephone (sic)" with the item condition as "Used” and " - - - " with the auction listing description simply as a "Nice early nickel plated Strauger (sic) Potbelly telephone.  Early unusual mouthpiece.  Nice condition.  Bottom base cover and felt are remade.  A great piece."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181583534896 ( first eBay listing link )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181584866313  ( re-listed, current eBay link )

NOTE:  The first eBay listing for this phone did not include a reserve. The seller cancelled that listing and re-listed the phone with a reserve. As such, with recent reserve auctions, the right is hereby reserved to cancel this auction completely with no winner if the auction bids DO NOT exceed the reserve, whatever that might be, when the eBay auction ends.

NOTE: we will use a 3% gap rule between guesses to prevent crowding. As such, guess gaps of 6+% can be split. I'll help with these as the auction goes forward and guesses are entered.

It's another chance to move up a rung or to get onto the CRPF -> Contest Standings <- list,

       . . . for as twocvbloke said,   ---> "You gotta be in it to win it !!!" ;D "

If you want to see the phones of past Auction Contests, click -> HERE <-


S C O R E B O A R D

Final bid of $1,703.78 did not exceed the reserve price
$  2,750.00 - wds  ( 8 )
$  3,152.50 - Sargeguy  ( 11 )
$  3,333.00 - AE_Collector  ( 12 )
$  3,555.00 - Fabius  ( 5 )
$  3,660.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 2 )
$  3,850.00 - WesternElectricBen  ( 6 )
$  4,000.00 - TelePlay  ( 10 )
$  4,150.00 - poplar1  ( 7 )
$  4,500.00 - Kenton K  ( 3 )
$  4,750.00 - Mr. Bones  ( 4 )
$  5,000.00 - Gilas  ( 9 )
$  5,500.00 - tallguy58  ( 1 )


Early Morning Auction Status Changes

11-11-14      Listed     $    1,000.00
11-12-14      1 bid       $    1,000.00
11-13-14      1 bid       $    1,000.00

re-listed today in a 7 day auction with a reserve (the contest will proceed with the reserve clause added)

11-13-14      Re-listed    $   1,000.00
11-14-14      0 bids        $   1,000.00
11-15-14      1 bid          $   1,000.00
11-16-14      1 bid          $   1,000.00
11-17-14      1 bid          $   1,000.00
11-18-14      1 bid          $   1,000.00
11-19-14      4 bids        $   1,125.00
11-20-14      4 bids        $   1,125.00
11-20-14      4 bidders 6 bids $1,703.78 (did not exceed reserve price) Ended at 05:54 PST
« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 08:07:11 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 09:52:45 PM »
$5500
Cheers........Bill

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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 09:57:56 PM »
$3660
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 09:59:04 PM »
$4500

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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 09:59:47 PM »
$4750.00, please...

Best regards!
Sláinte!
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 10:00:15 PM »
$3555
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 10:13:15 PM »
3,950

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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 10:46:27 PM »
$4150
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2014, 06:25:04 AM »
$2750
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2014, 08:46:28 AM »
Checked the listing for it's early morning price and look what I found, a seller that couldn't pass up an offer, again . . .  >:(

Maybe the seller is changing the title from "Strauger Potbelly Telephone" to "Strowger" thanks to a helpful suggestion from an eBay buyer.

Unless this is re-listed or comes back up as active, the contest will be cancelled. I will wait until tonight to make that decision. If anyone sees this phone re-listed, let me know.
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2014, 04:47:04 PM »
5000 for me

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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/18/14
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2014, 06:14:51 PM »
The auction is relisted again.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181584866313
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/20/14
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2014, 06:53:29 PM »
The auction is relisted again.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181584866313

Thanks!  I just updated the contest information to reflect the re-list. Nice of the seller to add a reserve; seems to be the only change made from the first listing to the re-listing. Anyway, all guesses stay in place, the reserve clause has been added and the ending date extended.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2014, 07:02:38 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/20/14
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2014, 07:03:31 PM »
The very first time he listed it the listing had a BIN of $3800
He keeps tweeking the listing but does not correct the spelling.
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Re: Auction 153: Strowger 11 Digit Potbelly Candlestick - Ends 11/20/14
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2014, 09:29:08 PM »
$4,000.00
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