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Offline NorthernMan

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EBAY $1000.00 phone
« on: March 27, 2011, 08:46:41 PM »
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Offline Kenny C

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Re: EBAY $1000.00 phone
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 08:58:25 PM »
I am not getting an auction. I am getting a sign in page.

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Re: EBAY $1000.00 phone
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 09:32:26 PM »
I got it that time ;D
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Re: EBAY $1000.00 phone
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 09:36:14 PM »
Wow.  Maybe the fact that "There are some nasty looking nicks here and there, and a scratch  on the display" adds to the value.  Or else it's really a rare model?

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Re: EBAY $1000.00 phone
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 10:32:15 PM »
The winner really wanted it. Bid $800, then $900 and finally something probably well over $1,000 to get it at a dollar over the standing $999 bid, all in less than 15 seconds.

While we will never know, it always interesting to speculate on how much that final bid really was, how much over the buy was willing to go.

But we will never know, and, yes, it doesn't really matter. What we do know is that the buyer has a $1,000 brick with no analog networks left anywhere to use it on. A true brick.

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Re: EBAY $1000.00 phone
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 11:32:27 PM »
Sell 'em, Northern!  They tend to go for a princely sum on ebay.
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Re: EBAY $1000.00 phone
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 04:31:51 AM »
Sell 'em, Northern!  They tend to go for a princely sum on ebay.

Yah.. I may sell the early Brick phone I have too at that price! It cost me nothing and appeared on CBC National News in a news report about cell phone radiation, as is bricks were the first cell phone, and mine was among the first ones made. It was very short clip in their story, but still added to it, and people got to see the museum. Now, that should make it worth a couple of grand  ;).

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Re: EBAY $1000.00 phone
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 06:55:12 AM »


Probably because it was one of the first commonly available cellphones, which makes it as rare as a 1950 WE 500.

Or perhaps because it's a cellphone that's almost ergonomically correct?  It does seem to have an earpiece that would roughly fit the human ear, and enough distance from receiver to transmitter that one might be able to perch it on a shoulder.  Unlike the candy-bar-sized things they have today, that do neither.  With analog audio on those things, they might even have sounded as good as WE 202s.