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Offline jsowers

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #645 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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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #646 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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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #647 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 #648 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.


Offline 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #649 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 #650 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 #651 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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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #652 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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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #653 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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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #654 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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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #655 on: October 13, 2017, 09:18:24 PM »
I think this belongs here?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #656 on: October 13, 2017, 09:22:17 PM »
More stuff seen online.

Offline 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #657 on: October 13, 2017, 09:38:21 PM »
A Reg'lar harvest of good taste.  :D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #658 on: October 14, 2017, 09:05:21 AM »
I think this belongs here?

I made the same mistake a long time ago thinking it was a hack home brew project. Yes, may be hideous but it is actually a "Periscope" style phone by TeleConcepts.

paul-f has them posted on his site:

     http://www.paul-f.com/Teleconcepts.html

they are different but it was the 70s and they were different and there must have been a market. They show up on eBay every so often.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #659 on: October 14, 2017, 09:19:20 AM »
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?