Author Topic: Today's eBay Absurdity - What Are They Thinking!  (Read 17912 times)

Offline Brinybay

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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2009, 01:43:43 AM »
158?!  

Ouch.

I'll bet there is a thick layer of dust on it, not gonna move at that price.  I suppose it will be worth that kind of money early in the 23rd century.

If it does sell, I'm going to find out who bought it!  I could retire in ease selling them my collection!
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2009, 08:38:02 PM »
One of the antique stores near here has several of them, all around $75 - 95 bucks  ???  There is also a badly discolored beige '83 Stromberg Carlson 500 for $35. Strange thing is, I picked up a very clean green mid sixties  WE 500 for $12 from the same place. Not quite numbers matching, parts from '66 - '69 but not a nick or scratch on it.
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 03:31:07 AM »
Yeah, get a load of this highly collectable, top-dollar item:

http://tinyurl.com/ydvwt3h
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 06:14:23 AM »
o WOW!! i have been wanting a 1973candlestick for years ::)
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2010, 11:37:22 PM »
I'm back.  Only two guesses?  Bingster got it.  A whopping $158.00.  This particular antique store is usually somewhat reasonable (for an antique store). High quality stuff (except for the phones).  Same place that has that Jade dishware collection.

I got the same phone for $3 at my thrift store. The don't know phones (thank God)
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2010, 05:46:29 AM »
I'm back.  Only two guesses?  Bingster got it.  A whopping $158.00.  This particular antique store is usually somewhat reasonable (for an antique store). High quality stuff (except for the phones).  Same place that has that Jade dishware collection.

Update:  I was in there for the first time yesterday since I posted that.  Yep, you guessed it, it's still there and they still want $158.00!
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2010, 12:02:37 PM »
One would think, for $5K, the seller could polish the brass.  I wonder if the seller will combine shipping to save a few dollars ;)

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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2010, 12:24:24 PM »
Detroitola is a member of both the ATCA and TCI. He is an honest and fair seller on eBay. I am betting that this is an error in listing. He knows his stuff and he knows an AE34 is not worth 5K....Doug
« Last Edit: January 29, 2010, 12:34:12 PM by Kidphone »
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2010, 12:33:10 PM »
I agree with Doug. The seller always sells nice phones, and he buys nice phones too. I know that he bought one of Ray K's masterpieces. It must be a typo.
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2010, 08:09:50 PM »
That's a big typo, if that is what it is--wowee. I'd like one of those phones, but, that's a bit out of my league!
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2010, 08:24:31 PM »
I've bought parts from this seller before, but think she's overreached herself here:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GPO-PHONE-BAKELITE-DIAL-C-I-R-C-LIP-TELEPHONE-SPARES_W0QQitemZ350293559938QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_RadioTelevision_Telephony_SM?hash=item518f1f8a82

Be cheaper bidding on a whole dial...
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Re: Today's E-Bay absurdity
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2010, 06:45:13 PM »
Auction now has the corrected price of $499.99.....Doug
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EbaY Starting Price - What are they thinking!!
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2010, 05:38:29 AM »
I've been wanting a Kellogg red bar but they've always been a little bit pricey. Here's one that goes way beyond a "bit" pricey. Item no. 120533078738 
Opening bid of $1000.00  I wonder what going on in some people's minds.



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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: look at the starting bid on this
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2010, 06:05:14 AM »
I noticed that one.  I cannot believe that anyone would think that they could get that much money for the phone, so I thought that perhaps the seller wanted to start at $10, but their keyboard has a sticky '0'.  On the other hand, this gives you a chance to bid on the phone without  any competition ;)

A chrome metal red bar desk phone went a day or two ago for $49, which was less that I expected.

Larry