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Offline Duffy

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Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« on: May 20, 2015, 04:26:55 AM »
As the title say's Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay. A little pricey I would think.

[u rl=h ttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-bell-system-western-electric-43A-Superman-very-rare-rotary-Telephone-/301623181114?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item463a247f3a]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-bell-system-western-electric-43A-Superman-very-rare-rotary-Telephone-/301623181114?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item463a247f3a[/u rl]

If I knew how to shorten the url link so it would work I would have.  :-[

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EDIT: link info and photos added for posterity

Here's how:

[u rl=h ttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-bell-system-western-electric-43A-Superman-very-rare-rotary-Telephone-/301623181114]Superman Phone[/u rl]

which without the spaces to deactivate the html code looks like this:

Superman Phone

or just use the eBay url like this (deleting everything after the ? after the item number including the ?:

h ttp://www.ebay.com/itm/301623181114?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301623181114
« Last Edit: May 20, 2015, 06:37:12 AM by TelePlay »
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Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 06:46:20 AM »
I assume it is a very expensive fake.

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 06:53:18 AM »
I assume it is a very expensive fake.

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Maybe take it to a forensic scientist and find out it if it has Superman's DNA on it !

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 10:15:34 AM »
It was obviously some sort of cabinet that has a G-handset mount attached to it in odd places. The Superman stickers probably lessen the value of essentially scrap metal and wood. I would probably value the whole thing at around $10 in parts for a G-mount.
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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 11:22:05 AM »
You can use tiny url to shorten long urls:

http://tinyurl.com/
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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 12:01:08 PM »
You can use tiny url to shorten long urls:

http://tinyurl.com/

eBay has very short URLs already:   www.ebay.com/itm/<itemnumber>  which is much more preferable than clicking on a link that cannot be examined until clicked on.  I don't click on ads and usually avoid clicking on tinyurls as well.

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 01:48:49 PM »
I don't know about Superman.  Another name comes to mind when seeing that unit.

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 06:21:27 PM »

 . . . or just use the eBay url like this (deleting everything after the ? after the item number including the ?:

h ttp://www.ebay.com/itm/301623181114?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301623181114


Can't get much shorter than that, if posting an eBay link.
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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 07:39:16 PM »
You can use tiny url to shorten long urls:

http://tinyurl.com/

A lot of people like tinyurl but to me it disguises the destination and I like to know where I am going. I realise that here it is probably safe but tinyurl clicking is habit forming and elsewhere it might not be and has not been.

tinyurl has a preview function but in my experience it randomly stops working so I don't trust it.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2015, 08:41:21 PM »
Tiny URL gives the option to provide a link with preview.
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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2015, 08:48:03 PM »
Tiny URL gives the option to provide a link with preview.

Yes but as I said, it randomly stops working so I don't trust it.

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2015, 09:53:20 PM »
The switch hook looks like one from a 354. You can't see it very well in the pictures at the top of the listing but there a few smaller pictures in the description that clearly show it.
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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2015, 10:02:44 PM »
The switch hook looks like one from a 354. You can't see it very well in the pictures at the top of the listing but there a few smaller pictures in the description that clearly show it.

And it's on the wrong side of the phone.

The dial mount is from a space saver or similar. I'd be really surprised if it's licensed.

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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2015, 11:19:49 PM »
The price went up to $7,999.99 Isn't there a song out there called Dreamer, nothing but a dreamer....
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Re: Superman Phone $6,399.99 on eBay ????
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2015, 11:54:24 PM »
The price went up to $7,999.99 Isn't there a song out there called Dreamer, nothing but a dreamer....

If you look at the screen capture in the initial post, you see that was the initial price and a 20% discount was offered for what must have been a short period of time - the first verse from Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" might be more in line with the seller pricing this phone as such

"A candy-colored clown they call the sandman, Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle star dust and to whisper, 'Go to sleep, everything is alright'"

Now, if that wood box base were filled with Kryptonite . . .  who knows . . .
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