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Offline Jrs1958

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Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« on: February 09, 2017, 08:18:56 PM »
I just listed 28 or so of my phones on eBay anything from AE34s to 5302s to 60s.   jrs58 is user name

     http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Vintage-Telephone-Collection-/332120289050
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 09:50:44 PM »
If you offered them separately they'd would bring more and buyers could afford to have them shipped. You have some desirable pieces. For the buyer to be able to drive to your house and load them in the car limits your prospective buyers. You have a few pieces I'd like to own. Good luck!
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 10:11:33 PM »
I would separate and ship  them if I had some fair offers...pm me with details if there is any interest.

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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 10:23:12 PM »
You might want to list by number all of the phones in a single For Sale topic in Classifieds including the mfg/model/condition for each phone available so members both know what you have and can PM you with offers, etc. for one or more phones.

If you do that, all you need to do is modify the list by striking out those on the list that have been sold and are no longer available.
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 01:56:58 PM »
Why would you do this? Limit your sale to people in your  proximity.  The buyer will be in complete control. Your two AE 34s are worth more than your stating bid.  Put a 34 on eBay with 12 pictures including the insides.  Yes, it takes a lot of work, but you will be glad you did.

If you want to give them away, that is what you are doing with no description and a partial picture; bring them to a charity drop off and get a big write off on your taxes.

This looks like an impulsive move,think about it. You will regret this....Doug
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 04:00:45 PM »
Why would you do this? Limit your sale to people in your  proximity.  The buyer will be in complete control. Your two AE 34s are worth more than your stating bid.  Put a 34 on eBay with 12 pictures including the insides.  Yes, it takes a lot of work, but you will be glad you did.

If you want to give them away, that is what you are doing with no description and a partial picture; bring them to a charity drop off and get a big write off on your taxes.

This looks like an impulsive move,think about it. You will regret this....Doug

Doug's right. For some time and effort on your part, the payback will be worth it. And let the buyer pay the shipping.
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2017, 07:14:47 PM »
I ended the auction.  If anyone wants details or prices on anything you saw, let me know.

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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 06:05:11 PM »
We can't see what you had because it's ended. 

Many phones will fit into a USPS Large Flat Rate box.  Pricing for your buyer is easy because it's $18.85 anywhere in the USA regardless of weight.  It's roomy enough - 12" x 12" x 5 1/2" - that the handset can be safely wrapped and protected from the rest of the phone.  And they're free at the post office. 

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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
I agree with everyone here.

The type 34s alone are worth the starting bid. Besides, there are different types of phone collectors, so someone who is only after the type 34s wouldn't really consider the soft Yellow 500 as part of the deal, and would only pay as much as they would pay for the phones they want. If you list each phone individually and provide plenty of pictures and information, you could easily quadruple they money you were asking.
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 03:33:11 PM »
Yes, I have started to list them now.

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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 05:56:40 PM »
Whatever you do, don't try to list 28 individual phones all in one day!  If it were me, I would give myself at least a week to get it all done.  Listing four phones per day would make it less daunting of a task.

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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2017, 06:37:03 PM »
I want to say to everyone on this forum I really appreciate the support.  Where I may have looked impulsive to list a lot of phones at once, it is not a distress sale.  Where I collect phones, I also collect old Saabs, and just bought my eighth one.  Was just just looking to offset the cost, but it was not imparative.  Some suggested a "go fund me" account, which was nice, but truly not necessary.  If anyone is interested in any of the phones, or interested in what I am selling, PM me and I will give you a fair price.  Thanks again guys.
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2017, 07:12:32 PM »
Whatever you do, don't try to list 28 individual phones all in one day!  If it were me, I would give myself at least a week to get it all done.  Listing four phones per day would make it less daunting of a task.
Shipping 4 phones a day is a lot easier than shipping 28 in one day.
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Re: Listed my phone collection on Ebay
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2017, 12:48:48 PM »
Some may not sell on the first listing.  Some may have to be re-listed a time or two.  It may work out to one or two a day.