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Offline Dewdrop

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The ONES that got away!
« on: October 04, 2010, 07:55:44 PM »
I missed the blue rotary on craigslist. By the time I found it, it was being shipped to California.

My pockets weren't DEEP enough to get the red rotary phone on ebay today.

I'm sure some of you have felt like you missed the BIG ONE before.

These would have definitely been big ones for me.

Debbie
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 08:08:12 PM »
Can't really say there were any "must haves" on ebay that got away from me.  Mostly because I've been pretty lucky finding them locally via CL.  Sure, there have been several phones on ebay that I salivated over, but were way out of my affordability range, but I don't really count those since I didn't even bid on them. 
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Offline cchaven

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 08:12:59 PM »
One I really wanted and that got away recently was a Cracraft-Leich receiver for one of their deskstands from the teens

Offline Brinybay

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 07:54:41 PM »
Here's one I did really want and did place a couple of bids and was actually high bidder for a brief while.  My bid wasn't anywhere near the final one, but that doesn't surprise me.

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Online LarryInMichigan

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 07:59:40 PM »
I had my eye on that one also, but my pockets aren't nearly that deep.  Ray Kotke was the seller. And yes, the phone is in Michigan.

Larry

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 10:39:28 PM »
I lowballed it  around $150.00 I was hoping for an accidental win.  I think it went on the low side.
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Offline JimH

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 10:44:42 PM »
Geez, that Aqua Mushroom phone sure is pretty!
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Offline Dewdrop

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 11:58:50 PM »
I'm pretty sure I know where one of the phones got away to

Ebay # 170552818702

(don't know how to link to the ebay site)

There are 2 days, 18 hours left.

Looks a lot like the one I missed.

Debbie
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Offline Kenny C

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 12:02:43 AM »
In memory of
  Marie B.
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Offline deedubya3800

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 06:43:26 PM »
I'm pretty sure I know where one of the phones got away to

Ebay # 170552818702

(don't know how to link to the ebay site)

There are 2 days, 18 hours left.

Looks a lot like the one I missed.

Debbie

Thing I love about Firefox: All I got to do is double-click that item number and drag it up to my eBay search plugin up top. :)

Offline bingster

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Re: The ONES that got away!
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2010, 09:12:59 PM »
Thing I love about Firefox: All I got to do is double-click that item number and drag it up to my eBay search plugin up top. :)

Heyyy, that's neat!  I didn't realize that could be done!
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