Author Topic: Auction (240 Cancelled: Listing Terminated) WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords  (Read 1010 times)

Offline TelePlay

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New forum members are very welcome and encouraged to take a guess. After all, there are no wrong guesses, just one lucky one. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.

Listed about an hour ago ( with a thanks to Fabius for the heads up ) in a 5 day auction with no reserve starting at $25.00 is a 1937 vented 302 with good original paint. The seller provided an very good array of external and internal photos. Within the first hour, the phone attracted 2 buyers placing 2 bids driving the price up to $30.00. The phone has 12 watchers and is the 61st most watched phone on eBay, but that will change. There is an upside here but the question once again is how much upside. So, what will this old 302 sell for when the auction ends?

NOTE: we will use a $5 gap rule between guesses again to prevent crowding. As such, keep your guess at least $5 away from prior guesses for this contest.

The seller listed it as an "WESTERN ELECTRIC 302 METAL TELEPHONE WITH F1 HANDSET & #4 DIAL DATED 1937" with the item condition as "used" and " - - - " and with the auction listing description saying simply "WESTERN ELECTRIC METAL 302 TELEPHONE. THIS PHONE IS COMPLETELY DATED 1937(SEE PHOTOS). THE PHONE HAS A #4 DIAL WHICH TURNS AND WORKS FREELY AND DATED 1937. THE DIAL PLATE IS ALSO DATED 1937. THE PHONE HAS AN F1 HANDSET WITH NO CRACKS OR CHIPS AND DATED INSIDE 1937. THIS PHONE HAS THE SMALL EARS, PLUNGERS AND THE VENT IN THE BACK.  THE PHONE IS IN ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH WEAR IN THE CRADLE AREA.  THIS PHONE IS IN WORKING CONDITION AND RINGS IN AND DIALS OUT. THE HANDSET WIRE LOOKS TO BE ORIGINAL AND THE LINE CORD IS A FOUR PRONG PLUG. THIS IS A NICE PHONE FOR ANYONES COLLECTION OR FOR USE."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/122224110075    (cancelled auction link)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/122228406188  (active auction link)

It's another chance to move up a rung or to get onto the CRPF -> Contest Standings <- list,

     . . . for as twocvbloke said,   ---> "You gotta be in it to win it !!!" ;D "

If you want to see the phones of past Auction Contests, click -> HERE <-


S C O R E B O A R D

$  165.00 - Jim S.  ( 3 )
$  202.50 - Sargeguy  ( 9 )
$  255.00 - wds  ( 5 )
$  302.00 - Kenton K  ( 6 )
$  365.00 - 19and41  ( 7 )
$  375.00 - tallguy58  ( 2 )
$  425.00 - Autonut  ( 1 )
$  575.00 - Fabius  ( 4 )
$  650.00 - HarrySmith  ( 8 )


Early Morning Auction Status

11-12-16      Listed        $    25.00
11-13-16      2  bids       $    30.00   (  2 bidders )   ( 12 watchers - 64st place )
11-14-16      2  bids       $    30.00   ( 15 watchers - 31st place )
11-15-16      2  bids       $    30.00   ( 17 watchers - 31st place )
11-16-16      3  bids       $    51.00   (  3 bidders )   ( 20 watchers - 16st place )

11-16-16      Re-Listed        $    25.00  (with a reserve)

11-17-16           2  bids       $    55.00   (  2 bidders )

Listing ended early (for a second time) by the seller on 11/17/16 at 12:34:10 PST

11-18-16
11-19-16
11-20-16
11-21-16

11-21-16       Ends at 11:26:57 PST
« Last Edit: November 17, 2016, 06:52:00 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 05:49:23 AM »
In at $425.00
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 07:09:58 AM »
$375
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 09:23:18 AM »
$165.00
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 10:34:44 AM »
$575
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 07:55:33 PM »
$255
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 11:27:49 PM »
$302 please

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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 06:27:38 PM »
$365.00 Please.
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 03:39:34 PM »
Got a message from eBay saying this listing was cancelled.

As such, there is no winner and the number (240) will be reused, for a better phone. If this phone is relisted with a reserve, the contest "may" be reactivated.

Thanks to all that played. Sorry to see the bidding interest not be strong enough to keep the seller from pulling this phone off of eBay.

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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 04:15:24 PM »
That's the breaks when you're working live.
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2016, 05:06:14 PM »
It has been relisted, this time with a $50 opening bid but also a reserve.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTERN-ELECTRIC-302-METAL-TELEPHONE-WITH-F1-HANDSET-4-DIAL-DATED-1937-/122228406188
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2016, 07:50:23 PM »
Is the auction back on?

Let's keep it going with a new end date.
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2016, 08:09:14 PM »
Is the auction back on?

Let's keep it going with a new end date.

Yes, it is. poplar1 saw it and posted the relist and I got a message from the seller about the relist with a reserve.

Since I have an idea that the reserve will be met, I am going to leave this as a regular contest. If the reserve is not met but it goes to a normal conclusion, I will convert this to a Special Auction Contest and the person closest to the highest bid, the current market value for this phone, will get a win in the Special Auction Contest standings.

Every thing will go back to what it was before the seller cancelled the listing. If anyone wants to change their guess, they can do so once under regular contest rules by POSTING A NEW REPLY with their new guess (so I don't miss and edit - I really don't go back and check for such edits without notice).

Good luck to all and guess well . . .
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2016, 08:22:31 PM »
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Re: Auction 240: WE 1937 Vented 302 with Straight Cords - Ends 11-21-16
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2016, 09:02:23 AM »
$202.50
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