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Online oldguy

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AE 40?
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:32:32 PM »
Did anybody here win this AE 40 on Shopgoodwill auction for $102.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 03:39:01 PM »
I hadn't seen that auction.  I would be interested in seeing how it looks after restoration.

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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 03:45:43 PM »
That's a beauty!  I doubt anyone here would keep that quiet for long!
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 03:58:13 PM »
I know I couldn't keep my mouth shut if I got it!!  stub
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 04:02:46 PM »
Is that a coral bakelite?
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 04:13:34 PM »
I know I couldn't keep my mouth shut if I got it!!  stub

Ditto!

Chinese Red with Gold Matte trim.
They are plastic.

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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 04:35:49 PM »
WOW! What a deal! I guess I should check that site out more often!
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 05:30:43 PM »
I tried to make a last second bid but my internet was being very slow & didn't get the bid in in time.
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 05:45:00 PM »
No, but it was my fault they didn't pay 25.00 for it. I bid on it three times without finding the winner's high bid. I then failed to come back in time to bid some more. I kicked myself for that.

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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 07:40:37 PM »
I have never seen plastic just deteriorate. Look at the bottom of the shell across the front, almost like metal rusting away. Plus it looks bubbled on the body.  Good phone.....will take some magic to bring it back on the edges.

Looks like someone thought it was bakelite and used something on it....Doug
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 08:08:48 PM »
Yeah, looks like a lot of sanding for someone! It will be worth all the work once it is finished, it will be a beauty!
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 08:15:19 PM »
A good case of what the Gold Matte Parts alone are worth!

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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 08:28:34 PM »
Looks mighty dirty too.  I guess we won't be seeing any after pics anytime soon.
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 09:18:51 PM »
I was scanning shopgoodwill for phones a few days ago...Never saw this. Get it cleaned up and someone's got a pile of money on their hands...
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Re: AE 40?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2018, 04:07:42 PM »
A good case of what the Gold Matte Parts alone are worth!

Terry


That’s correct the trim alone would be worth the 100$