Author Topic: did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?  (Read 706 times)

Offline Scott

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did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?
« on: March 24, 2019, 03:12:28 PM »
This recently sold on eBay. Anyone here?

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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 04:11:23 PM »
Link please
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Offline Butch Harlow

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Re: did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 04:20:39 PM »
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 06:58:48 PM by Global Moderators »
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 04:32:51 PM »
Thanks Butch....I agree....Doug
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Offline jsowers

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Re: did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 07:15:58 PM »
A friend of mine got it. He's not on the Forum. He needed the brown number plate or bezel as some call it. Those parts are hard to find. If anyone needs the rest of it, send me a PM and I'll put you in touch. But be advised that the housing is badly cracked and the fingerwheel chipped and the coil cord is broken in several places. All that's left that isn't damaged are the handset plastics. Not sure about the mounting cord--it might not be brown.

So to answer Scott's question, yes he got a deal... on a decent brown Tenite number ring that completes a phone he already had. He also got the seller to use a flat rate box and reduce the shipping by about $10.
Jonathan

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 08:16:59 PM »
Jonathan....great story. I looked at that and said fifty bucks for that!

Perspective. For me it was a waste, for your buddy, it was gold.

Someone must want that handset  ;D.....Doug
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Offline RotarDad

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Re: did someone just get a deal? Mahogany 500?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 10:39:45 PM »
That is a good story.  There are very few “spare parts” out there these days.  Buying a damaged phone is a great way to what’s needed, and then sell the rest to get your money back, while helping other collectors....
Paul