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Offline Jrs1958

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Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« on: January 05, 2017, 08:42:56 PM »
Bought an AE34 for $65 plus shipping.  Arrived, no ringer assembly! Not mentioned.  Body is nice.

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 08:46:41 PM »
Wow, you got a great deal!! I haven't seen a single AE34 sell for under $100! The ringer and any other internal parts are probably very easily replaceable. Does that have gold or bare brass trim?

Nice phone!
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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 08:49:37 PM »
How would you tell?

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 09:04:09 PM »
Seems like a good deal to me.  Nice phone!

Nick

Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 09:25:55 PM »
Arrived, no ringer assembly!

An AE 34 without a ringer doesn't ring a bell but it looks like it never had one.

Nice buy.

Jack

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 09:28:08 PM »
Does that have gold or bare brass trim?

It has black trim. Did I miss something?

Jack

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 09:32:53 PM »
 Jrs1958,
             That's not a bad price for your phone . It has the updated capsule transmitter adapter kit for the 38 handset. It has the different mouthpiece, to accommodate the 41 transmitter capsule , and conversion springs . Great find !! stub
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Offline Jrs1958

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 09:36:22 PM »
Excuse my ignorance, are those "upgrades" a good thing or does it take away its originality?

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 09:43:52 PM »
Excuse my ignorance, are those "upgrades" a good thing or does it take away its originality?

It's not a bad thing and it means that the sound quality might be good. Be careful with the springs though, they break.

Jack

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 09:48:09 PM »
It is not uncommon for AE34s to be missing their ringers, and the ringers are hard to find.  Nevertheless, you got a very good deal.

Larry

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 09:53:50 PM »
It is not uncommon for AE34s to be missing their ringers, and the ringers are hard to find.  Nevertheless, you got a very good deal.

Larry

Is it? I have seen a lot with the wrong ringer that someone has fitted to replace a frequency ringer.

This one doesn't look like it ever had one and I can't see any loose wires.

Jack

Offline Jrs1958

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 10:00:08 PM »
Is it possible it never had a ringer?  Did AE34s come that way?

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 10:04:11 PM »
It has very clear marking on the bottom.  Would that indicate anything?

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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2017, 10:09:25 PM »
 Jrs1958,
             Here's mine with original ringer . If you decide to get one ,the hardest part will be finding the angle bracket that holds the ringer. stub
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Re: Newbie, how bad did I get screwed?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2017, 10:20:05 PM »
Bottom is stamped AL 220 AQ or A0. Also stamped FA3