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Offline wds

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green and ivory 302's for cheap!
« on: May 14, 2017, 09:09:47 AM »
Did anyone see these phones go through the BIN?  All three from the same seller.  Green for $40, and two ivory phones for $45 & $30.  Clearly the seller had no idea what he had.  The phones are real beauty's.
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Re: green and ivory 302's for cheap!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 11:45:32 AM »
Well to us as collectors, we would be willing to pay the big bucks for these nice phones. For someone who is more casual about it or simply has no feelings for them either way, 40-50$ probably seems like a fair price. Hope they went to a good home for that deal tho!
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Re: green and ivory 302's for cheap!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 12:06:39 PM »
Did anyone see these phones go through the BIN?  All three from the same seller.  Green for $40, and two ivory phones for $45 & $30.  Clearly the seller had no idea what he had.  The phones are real beauty's.

Seller left over $1,000 on the table. There were actually 4 phones sold, 1 green for $40, 1 ivory for $30 and 2 ivory for $45 (note circled area shows o available and 2 sold). Got $160 less fees for $1,200 to $1,600 in phones. Someone was in the right place at the right time and I'd put money on that one person buying all 4 of them.

x1     http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Vintage-Bell-System-Western-Electric-Phone-F1-1940-039-s-/332219317654
x1     http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Vintage-Bell-System-Western-Electric-Phone-F1-1940-039-s-/232334063421
x2     http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Vintage-Bell-System-Western-Electric-Phone-F1-1940-039-s-/232334559321

Someone didn't do much research before listing those phones, to the very good fortune of one lucky buyer.
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Re: green and ivory 302's for cheap!
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 10:57:45 PM »
Eh, don't worry.....They'll pop up again soon on the auction block....Probably a member.  ::)

That's a sweet "flip" through eBay though, very hard to catch.....Right place right time INDEED!

I'm guessing the seller probably didn't have time to wait it out so he took the quick cash. I've done it several times...

Good for the buyer!
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