Author Topic: Auction (181 Cancelled: Seller Changed to BIN Listing) Ivory AE40  (Read 3925 times)

Offline TelePlay

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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 12 hours ago in a 7 day auction with no reserve and starting at a reasonably high $279.99 is this Ivory AE40 telephone with chrome trim, the butler handle and a handset extensicord. The phone has no bidders as of this posting but I am sure that will change. There have been 11 other AE 40s in Auction Contests, none Ivory, to date with prices all over the place but all higher than the starting bid on this phone.

10     Nile Green, Chrome   $2,271     11/5/2008
45     Nile Green, Brass   $1,393     2/5/2010
61     Red, Chrome   $449     12/26/2010
64     Nile Green, Chrome   $755      3/11/2011
69     Orchid, Brass   $4,350     6/21/2011
73     Jade Green   Brass   $1,228     4/9/2012
74     Orchid/Red, none   $2,247     10/17/2012 (a lot of 2 phones)
78     Orchid, none   $474     12/4/2012
79     Red, Chrome   $494     12/1/2012
92     Jade Green, Chrome  $1,025     6/9/2013
173   Royal Blue, Chrome   $5,300     5/2/2015

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.

So, once again, who best knows what this phone will sell for when the actions ends?

The seller listed it as an "Original A.E 40.......... Ivory Monophone " with the item condition as "Used" and " No cracks or repairs. Some light discoloration due to age. " with the auction listing description saying "The auction is for this rare ivory AE 40 in working, ready to use condition. It has been held in my collection since 1977. Because of their rarity they are not often offered for sale but I am auctioning it in order to downsize a lifetime collection.  It is my only one and is as a fine an example of art deco you could want."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321810760889  ( there are a few more pictures in the eBay listing )

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

$     329.00 - AE_Collector  ( 14 )  12 - $279.99
$     357.00 - WEBellSystemChristian  ( 13 )
$     368.00 - Fabius  ( 15 )  11 - $850.00
$     404.00 - TelePlay  ( 17 )
$     440.00 - compubit  ( 16 )  2 - $1,100.00
$     500.00 - wds  ( 9 )
$     550.00 - Sargeguy  ( 8 )
$     600.00 - skyrider  ( 4 )
$     750.00 - andre_janew  ( 5 )
$     900.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 7 )
$     999.00 - Mr. Bones  ( 10 )
$  1,500.00 - tallguy58  ( 3 )
$  1,650.00 - HarrySmith  ( 6 )
$  2,200.00 - Autonut  ( 1 )


Early Morning Auction Status

07-18-15     Listed        $      279.99
07-19-15     0  bids       $      279.99
07-20-15     0  bids       $      279.99
07-21-15     Cancelled - (Listing changed to $329.00 starting with a $440 BIN)
07-22-15     0  bids       $      329.00
07-23-15     0  bids       $      329.00
07-24-15     0  bids       $      329.00
07-25-15     0  bids       $      329.00

07-25-15     Ended at 18:47 PDT ( no bids, did not sell )
« Last Edit: July 25, 2015, 10:10:40 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 09:06:02 AM »
I'll get in early at $2200.00
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 09:43:20 AM »
I'll go half of that for $1100...

Jim
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 10:08:54 AM »
$1500
Cheers........Bill

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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 10:23:15 AM »
$600

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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 11:01:13 AM »
$750

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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 11:52:44 AM »
$1,650.00
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 01:59:36 PM »
$900
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 02:17:14 PM »
$550
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2015, 04:07:37 PM »
$500
Dave

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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2015, 04:42:13 PM »
May I squeeze in at $999.00, please? If not, please advise.

Thanks, and Best Regards!
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2015, 10:04:59 PM »
$850
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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2015, 11:31:27 PM »
$279.99

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Re: Auction 181: Ivory Automatic Electric AE40 - Ends 7-25-15
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2015, 11:40:51 PM »
$357
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Re: Auction (181 Cancelled: Seller Changed to BIN Listing) Ivory AE40
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2015, 03:51:51 AM »
The seller, sometime within the past 4 hours, changed the listing to a starting price of $329.99 and added a BIN price of $440.

As such, this contest is hereby cancelled and thanks to all who played.

This listing was, IMHO, going down the road of the last auction contest one in that no bids would be offered until the last day (there were 12 people watching the phone) and the serious buyer(s) waiting until the end of the auction to try and win the phone with their best and final and first snipe bid. Seems the old days of many bids driving the price up from the first day listed until the end are no more. Anyone else see this "new" buyer tactic? Especially for the high ticket phones?
« Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 07:50:11 AM by TelePlay »
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