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Offline gpo706

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GPO 704 bog-standard, except for the price...
« on: September 04, 2011, 07:17:16 AM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/L-K-RARE-GPO-ENGINEERS-TELEPHONE-LINE-TESTER-50S-60S-/250872929955?pt=UK_Collectables_RadioTelevision_Telephony_SM&hash=item3a69311ea3

"HELLO THERE :-

WELCOME TO MY VINTAGE 70S AND 80S MEGASTORE FOR ALL YOUR RETRO MEMORIES AND RETRO NEEDS IN ONE PLACE, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE ONE STOP 70S AND 80S MEGASTORE.

PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL MY ITEMS FOR SALE IN MY MASSIVE EBAY SHOP. PLEASE CHECK MY SHOP REGULAR, AS I HAVE NEW STOCK IN ALL THE TIME, AND SOME AMAZING 70S AND 80S ITEMS COMING IN OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, GRAB YOURSELF A BARGAIN TODAY, DONT MISS OUT.

FOR SALE :-

THIS VERY VERY RARE GPO ENGINEERS TELEPHONE LINE TESTER FROM THE 1950 / 1960S, COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL STRAP.

A VERY RARE FIND INDEED, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ONE ON EBAY FOR SALE IN THE LAST 2 YEARS AS I HAVE BEEN LOOKING, THIS IS HIGHLEY COLLECTABLE AND A MUST FOR ANY ONE COLLECTING VINTAGE TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT, OR RETRO ITEMS FROM THE 1950S / 1960S.

IT LOOKS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE, SOME WEAR, SLIGHT DAMAGE, NOT SURE IF IT STILL WORKS THINK IT NEEDS TO BE CONECTED TO A BATTERY. ITS A LOVELY ITEM, YOU WONT FIND MANY OF THESE TODAY A TRUE PIECE OF GPO / TELECOM HISTORY.

INTEREST WILL BE VERY HIGH ON THIS RARE ITEM, SO PLEASE BUY EARLY TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT.

ONLY ONE ON EBAY, GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN, ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK.

VINTAGE RETRO 50S, 60S, 70S AND 80S ITEMS ARE VERY COLLECTABLE NOW DAYS AND CAN BE GREAT INVESTMENTS FOR THE FUTURE, THERE VALUE WILL ONLY GO UP OVER TIME SO GRAB YOURSELF A BARGAIN TODAY.

BUY EARLY AS YOU MAY NEVER SEE ANOTHER ONE AGAIN, FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.

# DUE TO ITS AGE THE ITEM IS SOLD AS UNTESTED, SOLD AS SEEN, NO GUARENTEES, NO REFUNDS.

# POSTAGE WILL BE 15.99 AS IT IS VERY HEAVY, AND WILL NEED TO BE WELL PACKED.


PLEASE SAVE ME AS ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE SELLERS, AS IM GETTING NEW ITEMS IN ALL THE TIME, SO DONT MISS OUT.

CHECK OUT ALL MY OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE IN MY " ONE STOP ULTIMATE 70S AND 80S SHOP " INCLUDING MORE 80S POSTERS, RETRO GAMING INCLUDING EVEN MORE RARE CONSOLES, VINTAGE COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES, JAMMA ARCADE BOARDS, HANDHELD GAMES, PLUS RARE FILMS AND HARD TO FIND TV SHOWS, VINTAGE ELECTRONICS,  TOYS AND GAMES FROM THE 70'S AND 80S INCLUDING STAR WARS, HE MAN, ACTION FORCE, A TEAM, ACTION MAN, PLUS IN STOCK I HAVE 70S AND 80S MUSIC, VINTAGE BOARD GAMES, CLOTHES, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, STICKERS, GUM CARDS, RARE COLLECTABLES PLUS LOADS LOADS MORE.

I ALSO OFFER A 70S AND 80S FINDING SERVICES ASWELL, FOR THOSE REALLY HARD TO FIND ITEMS, PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY ITEMS YOU WANT AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.

TAKE A LOOK TODAY, DONT MISS OUT AND RELIVE THOSE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES ALL OVER AGAIN.

THANKS FOR LOOKING

HAVE A NICE DAY KEV :-)"

Yeah, have a nice day Kev, 130 quid and 16 quid postage, I've got my three for less than 20 a pop, bloke's a fantasist!

Of course it needs to be "well packed" because its handset is secured in the thick plastic case, and likely to be damaged in the mail...

What colour is the sky in this guys world?
« Last Edit: September 04, 2011, 07:23:38 AM by gpo706 »
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Offline Owain

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Re: GPO 704 bog-standard, except for the price...
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 02:55:45 PM »
I'm afraid one of my Vanderhoff Teles 286 has a dent (concealed by the stick on T label) thanks to poor postal packaging.

They were designed to withstand being dropped from poles by GPO linesmen, not to be sent by mail carried by GPO postmen.




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Offline Owain

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Re: GPO 704 bog-standard, except for the price...
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 06:44:18 PM »
And there's another 704 on Ebay right now. Slight damage to the hinge, but a more realistic starting price of 4.99  ($8.10 US)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPO-vintage-BT-704-c-engineers-test-telephone-/390344318586