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Online HarrySmith

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"Pristine, new in box" 500
« on: February 16, 2015, 09:05:14 PM »
I could not help myself, I had to post this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171685296903
Sellers description:
" Up for bid is a vintage (1962) Western Bell Rotary Telephone.  This has never been used.  In fact, I just took it out of the box for the first time to take these pics.  It comes with the original instructions and box.  PLEASE look at all the pics.  No dust internally. Pristine condition."
WTH???Is this guy blind or just stupid!!
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 11:29:18 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: "Pristine, new in box" 500
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 09:51:51 PM »
I could not help myself, I had to post this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171685296903
Sellers description:
" Up for bid is a vintage (1962) Western Bell Rotary Telephone.  This has never been used.  In fact, I just took it out of the box for the first time to take these pics.  It comes with the original instructions and box.  PLEASE look at all the pics.  No dust internally. Pristine condition."
WTH???Is this guy blind or just stupid!!

Hmm, I wouldn't be so quick to judge.  plastic surface looks very nice, but the set was improperly stored, probably in moist environment, causing the corrosion on the feet.  The finger wheel looks pristine, no scratches.  The cords look good too.

Poor pictures for sure. That can be deceiving.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 11:29:01 AM by TelePlay »

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Re: "Pristine, new in box" 500
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 10:07:20 PM »
I could not help myself, I had to post this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171685296903
Sellers description:
" Up for bid is a vintage (1962) Western Bell Rotary Telephone.  This has never been used.  In fact, I just took it out of the box for the first time to take these pics.  It comes with the original instructions and box.  PLEASE look at all the pics.  No dust internally. Pristine condition."
WTH???Is this guy blind or just stupid!!
It actually looks like a phone fresh from refurbishment. The cord is kink-free, the fingerwheel has perfect paint on it, and the ('70s) housing looks brand new!
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 11:28:45 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: "Pristine, new in box" 500
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 10:12:05 PM »
Typical remanufactured phone: new housing, new cords, new finger wheel. Round feet are 1963 or later. The box says "Phone Co. Property" in green ink; that's only for remanufactured/refurbished phones.
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Re: "Pristine, new in box" 500
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 06:15:06 PM »
I remember seeing a empty box that a phone came in up for sale on eBay for $25.  The way I see it, if you get that box with the phone, there's $25 right there!

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Re: "Pristine, new in box" 500
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2015, 02:11:49 PM »
I wonder if people buy the boxes hoping to put them with a good looking phone to make more money?

I agree with the refurb.

I wonder if sellers refurb phones and then sell them stating they were factory refurb?


Hmmm....

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Re: "Pristine, new in box" 500
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 07:37:08 PM »
These days, I suppose anything is possible!