Author Topic: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1  (Read 1956 times)

Offline LarryInMichigan

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I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:13:29 PM »
I entered a bid for this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160392973627 just for fun.  I was sure that I would be outbid by alot, but I guess that people weren't interested because of the handset condition and the lack of a dial.

Larry

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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 09:23:17 PM »
Larry...GREAT PHONE!! Base looks to be in wonderful condition. No need for a dial, looks perfect without one. Manual phones are my favorites....congrats!.....Doug
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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 10:19:06 PM »
Good grab, Larry.  That's a great price.  Patience pays off, sooner or later.  Although I like the manual phones, I'd put a #4 in that B1.  Nice purchase.

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 10:23:17 PM »
Now I feel better.  Also, I see that Steve Hilsz has parts for E1 handsets really cheap, so I should be able to replace the broken part easily.

Larry

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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 11:08:39 PM »
Nice buy.  I saw the same phone for sale yesterday in a local antique shop, the wanted, drumroll please, $328 dollars American.


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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 11:30:04 PM »
Larry, that was a deal! I don't have one yet, but would love to add one too!
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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 12:24:36 AM »
Congrats on a great buy, Larry.
I like how they called it a "Sam Spade" phone in the Ebay ad.
Is that like a 302 being called a "Lucy" phone"?
Oh well, I knew it would happen sooner or later... ;)
Coincidentally, I was just re-watching The Maltese Falcon yet again, and...
Bogey wants to talk to you about your phone... ;)
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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 08:32:22 AM »
Very Cool!!!!

Congrats..........

john

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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 12:04:37 PM »
I just pulled the trigger on a BIN E1 for $25.00 and felt I ghot the deal of the century. Heck you got the handset for $22.50, and they threw in the base.
Now I hate you also...
D/P
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 12:15:24 PM »
D/P,

Your handset appeared to be in better shape than this one, so don't start hating me yet.

Larry

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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 12:45:24 PM »
Larry;
OK I'll wait awhile before I hate you. Where can I find Steve's parts ?
D/P

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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 02:42:09 PM »
I had that one on my watch list, but didn't pay much attention to it, because I was certain the price would jump way out of my reach.  I couldn't believe it when I saw the final price!  I'm glad somebody here got it, though. 
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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2010, 03:12:58 PM »
D/P,

Steve Hilsz has a web site at: http://phonesurplus.com.  You can also call him if you don't see what you need.  He seems quite friendly and helpful.

Larry


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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2010, 06:09:26 AM »

Steve Hilsz IS very friendly and helpful.
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Re: I Can't Believe that I won a WE B1
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2010, 09:21:36 PM »
Steve H. is very, very nice. He emails back with information very quickly and is quick to process any orders. He is very great to do business with!
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