Author Topic: What Am I Missing Here? $127 for a 302?  (Read 957 times)

Offline LarryInMichigan

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What Am I Missing Here? $127 for a 302?
« on: April 19, 2010, 09:53:48 PM »
What about this 302 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330423360597) makes it worth $127.50?  It doesn't even have the original cords.  My 302 is older and looks better.  Is this just another one of those ebay mysteries?  Does the seller's warranty make a big difference?

Larry
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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: What Am I Missing Here?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 10:09:08 PM »
It was a good marketing job.  Lots of BS and a lot of nice photos.  For me, all that, including the warranty mean nothing, because, well.... I can fix them and resore them myself.

My 2 cents.
-Bill G

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: What Am I Missing Here?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 10:19:59 PM »
I'll admit that the seller did a good job of photographing the phone, but the photos show nicks in the shell, a well-worn finger wheel, and scratches on the dial face.  For that kind of money for a 302, I would demand perfection. 

Larry

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Re: What Am I Missing Here?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 10:38:55 PM »
Nothing special about that phone.  I'm not a big fan of those handset cords...with the long stubby part sticking out of the handset.

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Re: What Am I Missing Here?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 11:19:13 PM »
I just noticed the crimp-on spade tips for the line cord.  Looks like #12 gauge crimp-ons from an auto parts store.  They should have used ones that are made for the size of wire.  Not only would it have looked far more professional, but the larger ones have a tendancy of coming loose.
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Re: What Am I Missing Here?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 11:27:10 PM »
I noticed those too Bill...they do look bad on there.  But probably most people don't know or care about what's "under the hood".