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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #105 on: February 15, 2015, 06:28:44 PM »
How 'bout offering $6.50 opening bid for...uhh...whatever this is... :-\ :o

Still waiting for the link. The seller had to have taken several prints and physically cut them apart to re-arrange to pieces. But to what end, to get attention for a so-so black phone?

See the re-arranged back together photos above.
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #106 on: February 15, 2015, 07:17:21 PM »
How 'bout offering $6.50 opening bid for...uhh...whatever this is... :-\ :o

Still waiting for the link. The seller had to have taken several prints and physically cut them apart to re-arrange to pieces. But to what end, to get attention for a so-so black phone?

See the re-arranged back together photos above.
Sorry! I forgot to insert the link when I posted the picture, and I exited out of the page before you asked for it. Fortunately, I found the ebay page and put it in my original post.

By the way, John, that's some pretty cool photo editing! It's like something out of a forensics T.V show! :o
« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 07:22:00 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #107 on: February 15, 2015, 07:52:50 PM »
Sorry! I forgot to insert the link when I posted the picture, and I exited out of the page before you asked for it. Fortunately, I found the ebay page and put it in my original post.

Thanks, and thanks. His other phones are not chopped up as this one was. It had to be intentional, but to what end we will never know.
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #108 on: February 15, 2015, 08:03:20 PM »
Sorry! I forgot to insert the link when I posted the picture, and I exited out of the page before you asked for it. Fortunately, I found the ebay page and put it in my original post.

Thanks, and thanks. His other phones are not chopped up as this one was. It had to be intentional, but to what end we will never know.
Maybe he was getting desperate over a zombie listing, and decided to 'spruce up' the cover picture by distorting it to grab people's attention. I probably shouldn't be joking about him, since it caught my attention!
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #109 on: February 16, 2015, 02:56:33 AM »
I have noticed that numerous ebay listing photos have been totally distorted and chopped up lately. Usually on the ipad though. I doubt it was intentional, why would anybody do this to a photo and list it? I think its ebay's photo software.

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2015, 01:30:06 AM »
While not the "worst" photos on eBay by a long shot, I would highly recommend that seller take photos either before or after it rains.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Western-Electric-LIMITED-RD1948-GI-Black-Rotary-Desk-Phone-591A-B-/281628893705

BIN $27.99 plus shipping
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #111 on: March 15, 2015, 07:29:50 PM »
Can just chalk this one up to a real big Ooooops! It's happened before; will happen again, I'm sure.

Looks like a photography light meter, or flash of some sorts.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rotary-Dial-Phone-Western-Electric-Telephone-Ivory-White-500DM-Works-/191537300102
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2015, 12:57:06 PM »
I checked today.  He finally put up the right picture.  Do you think he finally realized his mistake?
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #113 on: May 04, 2015, 12:28:00 AM »
Maybe he should switch out his wide-angle lens for ebay pictures?

I'll admit, I think the Starlite looks more graceful in this picture than is does in reality! :o

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141656672372
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #114 on: May 04, 2015, 12:32:27 AM »
I want one that looks like that in real life!!! (maybe not brown, but...)

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #115 on: May 04, 2015, 12:35:14 AM »
I want one that looks like that in real life!!! (maybe not brown, but...)

Jim
That actually wouldn't be a bad phone design; sort of like a crossover of a Princess and a Starlite! I probably couldn't get over that 5-inch dial though...
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #116 on: May 04, 2015, 07:27:43 PM »
I want one that looks like that in real life!!! (maybe not brown, but...)

Jim
That actually wouldn't be a bad phone design; sort of like a crossover of a Princess and a Starlite! I probably couldn't get other that 5-inch dial though...

LOL.  When I first scrolled down and looked at that picture I had to blink and rub my eyes.  I thought I was having some sort of an episode.  You're right, though, that wouldn't be all that bad a design.  It has some late 1960s - early 1970s "funkiness" about it.

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #117 on: May 04, 2015, 08:11:31 PM »
The rotary version of the "Big Button Phone"!

That phone is from pretty close to home. I look out our windows across the Fraser River to 604-58x territory, same as the number on the dial.

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #118 on: May 04, 2015, 08:29:04 PM »
That phone is from pretty close to home. I look out our windows across the Fraser River to 604-58x territory, same as the number on the dial.

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You can also look out across the river and see that huge dial looming over the houses on the horizon! ;D
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2015, 09:10:50 PM »
You can also look out across the river and see that huge dial looming over the houses on the horizon! ; D

Well, yeah but the top is surrounded by clouds.

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