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Offline jsowers

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #615 on: September 20, 2017, 09:12:33 AM »
What's also funny about this yellow phone is the cover is covering up a really bad paint job done at the factory. My grandmother had a yellow phone like this, from 1977, without the metal cover. Note the difference in color between the unpainted dial and the switchhook. The yellow paint turned greenish yellow. It's pretty ugly even without the cover. I won't tell you what I call that yellow color, but a baby is involved. Under that paint is a pristine yellow WE phone and all you have to do is use denatured alcohol on a paper towel to get the thin paint off. It's not Polane.

Also, look at the number card. The installer, probably because this was early on in the modular years, hand-wrote an "M" on the number card to denote modular, per their rules at the time. Never saw one hand-written like that before.
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« Reply #616 on: September 20, 2017, 06:34:29 PM »
Good eye. I see the difference. Are you saying the cover it's self came from the phone company and not a third party?

here is a link to the auction. It's pricey!

http://tinyurl.com/yc2cxtow
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #617 on: September 20, 2017, 07:34:10 PM »
Yark ! and the price is $125 !!
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« Reply #618 on: September 20, 2017, 08:46:52 PM »
Good eye. I see the difference. Are you saying the cover it's self came from the phone company and not a third party?

here is a link to the auction. It's pricey!

http://tinyurl.com/yc2cxtow

Oh no, that cover was nothing WE ever did. It was definitely third party and quite frankly an ugly piece of junk that ruined the nice lines of the phone. It needs to look original if at all possible. Yes it's quite pricey. It's not even worth the shipping price.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #619 on: September 22, 2017, 02:53:05 AM »
that was one of those "Hollywood" decorations you could "Hide" your phone under.... never did like them they are quite ugly!
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« Reply #620 on: September 26, 2017, 10:43:05 PM »
It was resisted with a starting bid of $37.00.....$45 shipping!

It ships from Ft Laderdale Fla, John it may go through your favorite PO!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #621 on: September 26, 2017, 11:02:34 PM »
It was relisted with a starting bid of $37.00.....$45 shipping!

It ships from Ft Laderdale Fla, John it may go through your favorite PO!

Hah! TOPPO (the Opa Locka Post Office) has been hit an miss lately. Bought something from Miami last week that went to and through OL in just an hour and I got it two days later. And it wasn't soggy. Could be the USPS got enough bad publicity on Google and elsewhere to clean up that operation. The last three things I got from southern Florida that went through OL did so quickly.

Okay, just jinxed myself.

As to this phone, why $45 in shipping. $45 for the phone including free shipping would be too high to sell, IMHO.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #622 on: September 26, 2017, 11:18:49 PM »
A yellow phone would look nice.  That crown job looks doodly ca-ca-poo-poo.   ???
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #623 on: September 26, 2017, 11:38:13 PM »
Just remember.... some people are purposely over charging postage to make up for a low selling price...... or, they are just dumb and greedy!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #624 on: September 27, 2017, 06:51:14 AM »
Just remember.... some people are purposely over charging postage to make up for a low selling price...... or, they are just dumb and greedy!

That and then the  "well this is old and therefore must be valuable" mindset to make that junk then and still junk now piece a sudden treasure.
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« Reply #625 on: September 27, 2017, 07:46:30 AM »
That and then the  "well this is old and therefore must be valuable" mindset to make that junk then and still junk now piece a sudden treasure.

True, Ebay is usually the great teacher of lessons....
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« Reply #626 on: October 13, 2017, 08:53:28 PM »
Someone has to much time on their hands.

They must own a K-Tel Bottle Cutter Kit.  ???


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« Reply #627 on: October 13, 2017, 08:57:14 PM »
Not going to lie, that's actually pretty clever. Tacky, yes, but clever.
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« Reply #628 on: October 13, 2017, 09:18:24 PM »
I think this belongs here?

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« Reply #629 on: October 13, 2017, 09:22:17 PM »
More stuff seen online.