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Offline Bill Cahill

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Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« on: October 01, 2008, 06:58:13 PM »
Well, today, ebay sent me a notice there was a one day buy it now sale on a WE black desk phone.
I looked at it, logged in, and, bought it.
8.95 plus 11.72 slow shipping. I asked for faster shipping at my expense, but, haven't received a reply, yet.
I'll show pictures after I receive it.
Bill Cahill  ;D

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Offline McHeath

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 10:14:07 PM »
It kinda scares me how cheap you get these phones.  Are you sure you're not using some sort of sinister power?

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 10:49:24 PM »
 :D Eh, could be...........  ;D
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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 12:08:14 PM »
Well, had some little problems with original  500, but, got her working. I'm having trouble getting my just won one, He keeps claiming I owe him more money. He was totally paid....
I see trouble ahead.... ::) :(
Bill Cahill

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 12:24:43 PM »
Well, had some little problems with original  500, but, got her working. I'm having trouble getting my just won one, He keeps claiming I owe him more money. He was totally paid....
I see trouble ahead.... ::) :(
Bill Cahill

Are you talking about an eBay purchase?  Did you pay by PayPal? 

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 04:37:44 PM »
Yes to both questions.
 >:(
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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 04:52:28 PM »
Yes to both questions.
 >:(
Bill Cahill

Well then, it seems to me that you've got'em by the... you know.  ;) 

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 11:16:45 PM »
I sent the guy three messages about shipping charges. He kept on insisting I give him eleven dollars more for priority mail.
I said that was very high. I asked for a fair rate. No repley.
Then, this evenning, I received an e mail from pay pal that he had shipped the phone parcel post.
I'm thinking of leaving negative feedback. What you guys think?
Bill Cahill

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 11:26:47 PM »
Bill, if it shows up in one piece, forget it. Ain't worth it. Just move on unless a real wrong has been done. Was he ethical? No! But why let this guy, who'll never effect your life in any other way. Ruin your day? Just my two cents.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 08:21:25 AM by BDM »

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 12:20:46 AM »
Sounds like he tried a bait and switch.  The proof will be in the pudding when the phone arrives.

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 01:40:01 AM »
Speaking of 500 sets. darn you guys!! I went and bought two more ;D I've never had a real strong interest in them. But, I'll be checking dates and such next time I strut by one at a flea market or yard sale.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 08:18:39 AM by BDM »

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Offline Bill Cahill

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 05:34:51 AM »
Bill, if it shows up in one piece, forget it. Ain't worth it. Just move on unless a real wrong has been done. Was he ethical? No! But why let this guy, who you'll never effect your life in any other way. Ruin your day? Just my two cents.

Thanks. I will do that. Poeple like that used to ruine my day. It just isn't worth it anymore.
Dan, you were right. Why let people ruine my days. You and, BDM think alike.
I guess what they say is true about great minds think alike.....  8) ;D
Bill Cahill

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008, 11:12:25 PM »
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Speaking of 500 sets. darn you guys!! I went and bought two more Grin I've never had a real strong interest in them. But, I'll be checking dates and such next time I strut by one at a flea market or yard sale.

That's the spirit!  Rescue those poor 500s from Landfill Heaven!  I always check the date on them when I walk by, looking for that mythical 1949 stamp.  Found a real odd duck at the local junk shop over the weekend, it was a yellow 500, modular cords, late model handset.  So no big deal right?  Turned it over and it's got a black painted bottom and leather footies, and they wanted 3 bucks for it, ah the thrill of the chase...

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2008, 01:16:22 AM »
I received the new 500 phone today. Nice shape. Needs a good buffing out. 6 hole receiver cap. Bakelite handset. Marked 10/53 C/D. I do have a marked 51 set. But that's somewhere in storage. I admit, I would love to find a marked 49 set.

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Re: Uh, Oh. Another WE 500!!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 02:02:42 AM »
How about some pics?