Author Topic: Auction (207: Cancelled: Did Not Sell) Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ended 04-23-16  (Read 5436 times)

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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2016, 12:51:38 AM »
$51.00
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EDIT:  Adjusted the guess to $51.99, using the $2 gap rule for this contest using the lower guess of $49.99 [/i]

$   49.99 - wds  ( 5 )
$   51.99 - Dan/Panther  ( 12 )
$   54.99 - Sargeguy  ( 9 )
« Last Edit: April 23, 2016, 10:41:33 AM by TelePlay »

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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2016, 11:30:42 AM »
Is anyone going to win this contest?

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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2016, 11:35:52 AM »
If the seller unloads it, they will.  :D
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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2016, 12:09:56 PM »
Is anyone going to win this contest?
I think I will....Doug
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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2016, 12:27:43 PM »
The reason I bid $51.00, was because the closest was $49.00. I wondered about that .99.
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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2016, 06:25:29 PM »
I think I will....Doug

Yes, Doug was the winner because the phone didn't sell. But we learned a lot about the wall toaster in its discussion topic.

Since it did not sell, this auction contest cancelled in its entirety and moved to the cancelled auction page.

Thanks to everyone for playing. My error in using a dog "worthlessthananybodywaswillingtopayforit" phone for the contest.
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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2016, 06:42:33 PM »
Yes, Doug was the winner because the phone didn't sell. But we learned a lot about the wall toaster in its discussion topic.

Since it did not sell, this auction contest cancelled in its entirety and moved to the cancelled auction page.

Thanks to everyone for playing. My error in using a dog "worthlessthananybodywaswillingtopayforit" phone for the contest.

 
Recount!

 

I believe Doug should get winning credit for accurately calling the auction.
 

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Re: Auction 207: Unusual US Army Signal Corps TA-166/U - Ends 04-23-16
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2016, 07:18:58 PM »
I believe Doug should get winning credit for accurately calling the auction. In the future, no sale should always be an option.

I can live with that. However, saying something won't sell is different that placing a dollar guess and since no one knows what the phone would have sold for, if at all, if started at $0.99, guesses below the listed starting price are meaningless. But, members (as many that want to for one auction) can offer a guess of "Won't Sell" and I will from this point on include them at the top of the score board for each contest. And if the phone or item does not sell, those who "Called It Right" by saying it won't sell will be added to the Brand New List at the bottom of the auction contest standings page.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4198.0   Scroll down to the bottom of the first topic

And to commemorate the beginning of this new list giving credit where credit is do for calling it right, Doug Rose is the first to take a place on that list.

Congratulations Doug . . .

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I'd never seen a phone like that one.  It must've been a part of the DoD's scramble for materiel at the outset of the Korean war.
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I'd never seen a phone like that one.  It must've been a part of the DoD's scramble for materiel at the outset of the Korean war.

I hadn't either and that's why I thought being rare would sell for more than listed price. Unfortunately, its condition was the choke point.
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When everyone looks at these auctions, do you bid to be the winner? Just a question. I bid on the value I place on it and nothing more. If I had found it, the opening bid would have been $19.99 and hope that the novelty of a not that common phone would over rule the problems with the phones condition. Maybe a paint job could salvage it. If I held it in my hand at a flea market, this would be a $5 because of the condition. I do like the handset cords on, like a WE that is half curly and half straight that I cannot remember the name.....Doug
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I had no idea these existed before seeing its'auction.  I made my guess based on how common the item was.  Also factored in was the knowledge that a bid from another party is all it takes to foster a competition and a irrationally high outcome.
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its back!! at twice the price....Doug

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I see it has the Make Offer feature too.
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Is that in fact a Western Electric, or Automatic Electric ?
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