Author Topic: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"  (Read 23813 times)

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2013, 07:55:28 AM »
Looks like one of those brown paper grocery bag book protector jackets we used to put on our grade school books back in the 50s. Might be taped on so well the seller couldn't remove it without doing damage to the book. Very informative on the seller's part.

Then, again, from Amazon, used for $100 . . .

http://www.amazon.com/Rhombic-Antenna-Design-A-E-Harper/dp/B001NY3MMA

Different color, same cover.  :-\

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2013, 08:27:13 AM »
I guess this is an auction for a book. I stumbled upon it in a search for AE phones. The authour is AE Harper. Even for a book I would think they might have been able to include a better picture than this one which is the ONLY picture in the auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380631219048

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2013, 10:38:48 AM »
My bet is that the cover IS more interesting than the contents when it comes to "Rhombic Antenae Design  "

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2013, 04:52:43 PM »
Stumbled across this yesterday, supposed to be a WE award pin. The seller has 2 more auctions with the same single picture! Sorry, I did not save the auction link, only this incredible picture ;D
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2013, 06:58:53 PM »
Not the worst, but I thought it was bad enough.... :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121102342105

Unless it's in Australia.... :D

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2013, 07:12:37 PM »
Not the worst, but I thought it was bad enough.... :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121102342105

Unless it's in Australia.... :D

Wow!

     I didn't realize that GPO made 'Convertibles'! They forgot to switch the dial around, though!  :D

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2013, 10:49:21 PM »
Wow!

     I didn't realize that GPO made 'Convertibles'! They forgot to switch the dial around, though!  :D

Oddly enough, they did, the first one in the 700 series was the 706, before they developed the 711 wall phone, just add the appropriate conversion hook and the T-bar bracket, twist the dial round by 180 degrees, and a desk phone becomes a wall phone like my dialless 706...  ;D

The 746 apparently didn't have that option, but the pusbutton ones did, and the cases for those were from the 746 so they too can be converted to wall use as per the 706, just with a different conversion hook... :D

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2013, 01:41:45 PM »
This is the only photo for a 2500MMGB. The seller says "no visible defects." I don't see any either:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290917567830
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2013, 02:08:51 PM »
The tape looks a bit old, that could be a defect... :D

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2013, 07:28:56 PM »
"Hand Crank Magneto Telephone Generator AS 4 Bar Works Steam Punk "

I realize it's Steam Punk but where's the crank?  ???

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121117088293  first one listed at $19.90 plus shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121117087724  and a second one up at $49.90 plus shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121117087029  and a third one up at $59.90 plus shipping

All with the same listing photo  :D
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2013, 11:59:47 PM »
Interesting. The same seller for all 3 and the seller put up that one picture for each auction until the seller had time to go back and add the actual photos of the items for sale. Learned something tonight. And, the 3rd one does look nice.
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2013, 10:28:14 PM »
2124 here. Apparently, they heard you, and posted a few additional pics. I cringe so very much at how many cool, soft plastic phones I come across, that have been 'Donkey- Punched', oops, 'modularized'.

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2013, 08:34:42 AM »
Apparently, they heard you, and posted a few additional pics.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time I've seen this. It's frustrating from a buyer's point of view when a listing goes up with limited or temporary unrelated photos and it's really not in the best interest of the seller to do that. What's the hurry in listing an undocumented item? If extra or correct pictures are available a few hours after listing an item, then why couldn't they be available and put up at the time of listing? How many people are going to go back to a poorly photographed listing to see what the item really looks like? Such sellers apparently don't want the whole universe of potential buyers to become interested in their items, I guess. JMHO, of course.
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2013, 02:20:15 PM »
The seller also peeled off the sticker that probably had a refurb date in the 70's on it to reveal the 58 date ???
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2013, 08:44:02 AM »
This is not a bad picture but it is not a "Vintage BLACK Rotary Dial Desk Telephone Northern Telecom Phone Working Great" ???
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200937931032
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