Author Topic: Morristown trial set  (Read 493 times)

Victor Laszlo

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Morristown trial set
« on: September 18, 2016, 11:39:57 AM »
Does anyone know who won the recent trial set on Ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371645501602

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Re: Morristown trial set
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 12:02:00 PM »
I remember that listing but did not follow it. The winner was g***c ( 1375 ), one of 3 total bidders, who placed a very high bid about 3 hours before the auction ended, high enough to top a last second $1,020.00 snipe placed 6 seconds before the auction ended by one of the other buyers.

IIRC, this phone was discussed elsewhere on the forum, the vented side stands out for some reason.
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Re: Morristown trial set
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 02:22:31 PM »
The trial set was not from the Morris trial (not Morristown), but from Crystal Lake. Morris was in 1960, Crystal Lake in 1956.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16023.0

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Re: Morristown trial set
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 03:16:25 PM »
So, this phone was first listed by  suzhoop27 (927 ) in West Orange, New Jersey at $25 and ended early on April 6, 2016 by the seller without any bids (gee, I wonder why?  ::) ) with the ending note being:  " This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing."

The phone then surfaces on eBay on June 2, 2016 in a 10 day auction starting at $499. That seller is  booguy27 (2225 ) who also is located in West Orange, New Jersey - what a coincidence.

The phone sells for $1,045 plus shipping. Nice profit for the second seller while the first seller, if they know, has to have feelings about selling it early in a side deal. Not as bad as the several thousand dollar Squatting Dog that went early for $200 recently but significant/notable anyway.

Or maybe they shared in the profit, just two different sellers in the same household or business.
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