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Offline Babybearjs

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#6A3 dial on Ebay
« on: February 08, 2016, 06:40:41 PM »
this makes me totally mad.... Greed, Total Greed! anyone stupid enough to list this and want the posted price is just wasting their time.... would you pay $995.00 for this??
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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 07:10:53 PM »
No, I wouldn't!  I will admit the dial plate is unusual, but at $995 it is still overpriced.  I suspect someone with more money than sense will buy it at that price, however.

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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 08:50:41 PM »
Where is the auction?

That dial number plate turns up sometimes - "the German number plate".

I don't know what it was made for but I don't think it was made by WE and not by the normal process. Perhaps it was made for a "designer" phone.

The last one sold for US$202.00

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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 12:32:33 AM »
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 01:00:36 AM by poplar1 »
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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 12:45:34 AM »
wrong auction?

The green background makes me think it might be the guy I know in Portland OR.  If so, it's got to be genuine, but not $995 worth.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2016, 12:47:58 AM by Phonesrfun »
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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 01:24:01 AM »
Thanks for the auction link.

The pictures on the green rag (sorry, display cloth) are from the last auction. Something is a bit strange here!

Bill, "it's got to be genuine" - genuine what? I don't think that number plate has come from a normal WE production line. It looks (to me) like a low price production from a contractor.

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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 01:44:26 AM »
Never mind.... Now that I see the auction, I know it is not the one I was thinking of.  The guy I was thinking of knows his phones, but would not try to pull something like selling a dial for so much.  His auction photos always seem to have that color of a green background.

I guess I was having a brain-fart.

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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 06:29:46 PM »
special or not, its not worth the asking price.... now if he had started out at a descent level..... there might be cause for a bidding war.... but only if someone really wanted it....
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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2016, 07:34:51 PM »
special or not, its not worth the asking price.... now if he had started out at a descent level..... there might be cause for a bidding war.... but only if someone really wanted it....

Be careful. As I noted before, some of the pictures are from a different (past) auction. So not only is the starting price very high, the pictures are suspect.

Also, I don't think it is special - infamous would be a better description.

Jack

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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2016, 12:53:43 AM »
so you're saying its a fraudulent posting?
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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2016, 02:07:19 AM »
so you're saying its a fraudulent posting?

I don't know if it is but some of the pictures are from a previous auction for the same type of dial/number plate - that makes me very cautious.

Jack


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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2016, 09:10:59 AM »
Well, here's the description (doubles as future reference):

"ULTRA RARE. This is what I believe to be a 1 of a kind dial made by Western Electric. It is marked SPECIAL so we at least know that. I have searched long and hard to come up with no information on this very unique dial. If anyone out there knows something about it, or has one, please send me a message. It is in NEW condition and was found in the box you see. THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK"

...so I would guess the non-matching pictures are from a former auction selling the same dial.
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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2016, 06:38:47 PM »
Well, here's the description (doubles as future reference):

"ULTRA RARE. This is what I believe to be a 1 of a kind dial made by Western Electric. It is marked SPECIAL so we at least know that. I have searched long and hard to come up with no information on this very unique dial. If anyone out there knows something about it, or has one, please send me a message. It is in NEW condition and was found in the box you see. THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK"

...so I would guess the non-matching pictures are from a former auction selling the same dial.

Well, it's not ultra rare - there are a few about, I seriously doubt that WE made it and people have been talking about it for a decade or so ever since one turned up on a D handset mounting.

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Re: #6A3 dial on Ebay
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2016, 09:25:43 PM »
It may be a tad high but keep in mind it comes with the clear plastic stand it is pictured on.
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