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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #76 on: December 25, 2012, 12:08:19 AM »
403.77? Somebody must be stocking up on bakelite polish methinks
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #77 on: December 25, 2012, 05:16:05 AM »
Aww, my offer was rejected... :D

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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #78 on: December 25, 2012, 05:49:41 AM »
I can't help wondering if the title of this thread should be, "Another Seller Who's off his Meds!"  ???
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #79 on: December 25, 2012, 08:38:57 AM »
I have one of these, I think it is one of the coolest phones. I bought mine in the infancy of eBay. One of my first casualties in shipping. Big chunk of bakelite broken of the front. No packing at all. It repaired to look okay as it was a clean break. See lower right corner. Without a flash on it, you can hardly see it.

If the price was right, I would love to tackle it. I have had them in worse condition....Doug
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #80 on: December 25, 2012, 08:46:29 AM »
I have one of these, . . .

So, Doug, what is the purpose of the lever on the front?
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #81 on: December 25, 2012, 09:09:17 AM »
this is the face... intercom outside calls etc ...Doug
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #82 on: December 25, 2012, 11:51:57 AM »

Looks like it's fitted with a Bellset 39:
http://www.britishtelephones.com/bellst39.htm
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« Reply #83 on: December 25, 2012, 11:53:16 AM »
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #84 on: December 26, 2012, 03:31:41 AM »
I see they have made an attempt to clean it now lol- although the dial is still faulty and get the huge crack in the handset!!!!
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #85 on: December 26, 2012, 12:55:21 PM »
I like the fact that they say, "do know if its working"...but they don't say what they know!

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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #86 on: December 26, 2012, 12:59:31 PM »
For posterity, here are the two seller updated pictures after cleaning the phone, and showing the crack.

Still asking 403.77, about $600 US with 3 offers, all declined. I wonder why, 4.03?  ::)
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Re: Another seller thats on something lol.........
« Reply #87 on: December 26, 2012, 11:41:17 PM »
I wonder why, 4.03?  ::)

Got to offer what it's worth than to pay what it isn't.... :D

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« Reply #88 on: December 26, 2012, 11:57:10 PM »
I wonder why, 4.03?  ::)

Got to offer what it's worth than to pay what it isn't.... :D

Your offer was a bit on the high side, but the seller still didn't bite . . . . . . . ! ;)
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Re: Today's eBay Absurdity - What Are They Thinking!
« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2013, 12:14:21 PM »
Have seen this red AE 83A Spacesaver hanging around ebaY for awhile now. They want $60 BIN. Not outlandish for an original Garnet Red AE 83 but too bad it has the wrong handset.

Then I noticed the odd strain relief on the handset...it isn't a strain rilief, it is a handset with a "Phone Plug" as in Headphone Like Plug or Switchboard Plug. Now I DO know AE 83A's, there is NO Jack in there. They are nice thick pot metal AND there is a screw down clamp in there to hold the handset cord and another to hold the station wire. So a Switchboard type plug "almost" fits perfectly.

Not to worry though, here is what the seller says:
Phone appears to be in great shape --- I wish I had a red receiver to go with it, but when you find one, it will be an easy fix, because the receiver just plugs into the bottom of the phone.

Yes plugging it into the phone WILL be easy. Finding a Garnet Red Handset with the correct plug and then making it work when the phone isn't even equipped with a Jack will likely be the HARD part.

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« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 12:16:02 PM by AE_Collector »