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Offline Babybearjs

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too much black!
« on: February 24, 2018, 10:26:06 PM »
 :( why was this color soooo popular.... I'm getting tired of it.....
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Offline oldguy

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Re: too much black!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 11:15:12 PM »
Black or not, still nice phones
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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: too much black!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 11:49:40 PM »
yeh, I even have a 576 3 line in black.... 
John

Offline AE_Collector

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Re: too much black!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 01:04:37 AM »
Start adding some colour!

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Offline dsk

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Re: too much black!
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 04:15:34 AM »
In the start it was a tool, and not so much of a decoration. I,m used to it, and black is OK everywhere (for me). Maybe a little like Henry Ford and the T-ford. you could get it  in any color you wanted, as log as you wanted black!

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Offline AL_as_needed

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Re: too much black!
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 07:33:36 AM »
Also have to figure most business with key sets didn't care about how the phone matched the decor, like dsk said, it's a tool first and foremost, so black was fine enough.   

Could always try painting one or finding replacement shells.
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Offline poplar1

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Re: too much black!
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 07:41:37 AM »
In the Bell System, there was a one-time charge for any color other than black for rotary dial phones.. With Touch-Tone, there was no extra charge for color.
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Offline RotarDad

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Re: too much black!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 10:35:30 AM »
I remember hearing here that a hard-wired Black WE 2500 is actually hard to find due to that pricing change.  I believe that was pointed out as folks discussed hunting for a Phone matching the intro sequence in the “Rockford Files” TV show from the 70s.

I was surprised to learn that the “any color other than black will cost you” approach is still alive and well,  being used to market the Tesla Model 3.  As you may know, the $35K base price includes black paint; any other color is $1K more.  Henry Ford, Ma Bell, and Johnny Cash would probably be pleased.... 😎
Paul