Author Topic: Today's eBay Absurdity - What Are They Thinking!  (Read 17902 times)

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Re: What are they thinking?
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2012, 08:20:36 PM »
Of course... :D

Guess they missed the sales at K-Mart ten years or so ago when they were selling refurbed ones for $5.99 ea.

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Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2012, 04:36:24 AM »
Good for a laugh..

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You are bidding on a vintage red Western Electric 554BMP wall telephone made 1982. Good condition for age however case is dirty and shows some discoloration from storage. It is untested and sold as-is..
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2012, 08:01:24 AM »
Looks like it's been in a fire.

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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2012, 01:47:17 PM »
I'd give them 75 for it...  :D

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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2012, 02:08:21 PM »
Given the amount of cleanup involved, and the fact that it's modular, I don't think I'd fool with it even if THEY gave ME 75 to take it away.
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2012, 02:45:13 PM »
Nah, just a quick wipe with some Huggies baby wipes and a new handset cable and she'd be fine... :D

That is, if it were not the price they're asking... ;D

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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2012, 08:31:26 PM »
I think it looks like it was in a spray-can explosion.


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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2012, 09:04:10 PM »
Just buff lightly with a 3-step Novus and it's museum ready.

I'd give them 75 for it...  :D

Notice there is a "Make Offer" Option  ;)

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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2012, 11:44:54 PM »
Notice there is a "Make Offer" Option  ;)

Yeah, but they'd probably make the shipping $74.25...  :D

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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2012, 01:34:32 AM »
Yeah, but they'd probably make the shipping $74.25...  :D

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Re: What are they thinking? - Gumballs?
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2012, 04:49:48 AM »
Hi All:

I thought people would get a kick out of this. This morning, someone posted a photo of a, should we say, different phone he found on Craig's list! I don't know where on Craig's he found it, but it is definitely different. What were they thinking? A chewy 500 set. I am posting  a copy of that photo in the interests of  good taste :)

Found the original listing!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/hsh/2907354835.html

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Re: What are they thinking?
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2012, 04:58:24 AM »
I'm sure I saw that gumball phone somewhere recently... ???

EDIT:
Yep, I did!! :D

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1351.165
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Re: What are they thinking?
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2012, 05:01:44 AM »
I'm sure I saw that gumball phone somewhere recently... ???
And I thought that my Goulie phone I posted on Halloween was the most unusual phone I had ever seen! Problem was, it definitely had a shelf life - now far exceeded!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5657.0
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Re: What are they thinking?
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2012, 12:25:16 AM »
The gumball phone was a standard product of Paul Nelson Industries for many years.  I posted a few photos of their phones here:

  http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/156-paul-nelson-industries-decorator-phones?in=user
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Re: What are they thinking?
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2012, 06:37:51 AM »
 ;D Do you really know what high values you just have stored on your properties?
E.g. This:  http://tinyurl.com/d8v486x
Only 499.99 for this treasure.
And yes I may very well put my name on a paper telling this to be a trustable telephone make and modell.
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