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And I always thought these were D1 Continentals
« on: November 21, 2016, 11:15:48 PM »
Just listed on a 10 day auction with no reserve, and no chance of selling as is . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1902-Pat-ELECTRIC-MOTOR-driven-Arnold-Massage-Vibrator-Standard-Elec-Wks-RACINE-/132010745032

Really looks like a phone for sale but at that price?
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Re: And I always thought these were D1 Continentals
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 06:33:21 AM »
It looks like the seller corrected the images.

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Re: And I always thought these were D1 Continentals
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 08:31:19 AM »
It looks like the seller corrected the images.

And the price.

Puzzling how a seller would put up a listing with only the description being correct, wrong photos and price.

That D1 is now listed at

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1940s-LIGHT-GREEN-Western-Electric-Model-202-Bakalite-CRADLE-TELEPHONE-MINTY-/132005593601

starting at $9.99, a relist from an auction starting at $235 that did not sell.

Just a very strange way of introducing an item on eBay . . .
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Re: And I always thought these were D1 Continentals
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 08:32:05 AM »
Shipping to me is $70 so pass on this:
http://tinyurl.com/hgvcz2r

An other interesting item from the same seller:
http://tinyurl.com/jbnnl8z

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Re: And I always thought these were D1 Continentals
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 08:42:42 AM »
An other interesting item from the same seller:
http://tinyurl.com/jbnnl8z

Yes, I saw that and captured the screen because of the price and title. The seller had since lowered the price to $69.99

Seems like a strange way to sell on eBay, wrong everything initially and then correct it later. And how can something that old be sold as NEW?
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Re: And I always thought these were D1 Continentals
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 09:38:59 AM »
That is a  "coded"  fire alarm Station, It would b e connected to a "Mccullough loop". When activated it sends 3 rounds of telegraph-type signals to identify the box location. They are typically powered with a wound spring.

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Re: And I always thought these were D1 Continentals
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 11:04:36 AM »

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And the price.

Puzzling how a seller would put up a listing with only the description being correct, wrong photos and price.

That D1 is now listed at

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1940s-LIGHT-GREEN-Western-Electric-Model-202-Bakalite-CRADLE-TELEPHONE-MINTY-/132005593601

starting at $9.99, a relist from an auction starting at $235 that did not sell.

Just a very strange way of introducing an item on eBay . . .

The Continental had already been listed 5 days before (Nov. 16). Ebay won't let you create a new listing without a photo. My guess is that he didn't have the right photo available, so he used one that was already on his hard drive, along with a ridiculous price so that no one would be tempted to bid until he posted the correct photo.
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