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Offline Dan

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Let's play a game......
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:52:20 PM »
Did I get a SOFT plastic 554 for this price?? Thick switchhook (what years were they available??) . Cord has the thick "nub" near the handset.  I needed a green 554, soft tenite would be gravy. Let's have a vote and when I get the phone I will post the answer. :)

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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 08:03:29 PM »
The soft center indicates yes but I've seen some that were refurbs with a new case.  Did you ask if it had 6 holes in the ear piece?  Many times I think I have a soft plastic and the seller comes back with 7 holes.  At any rate $4.99 is a good price no matter what.  Best of luck with it.

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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 08:07:49 PM »
If I had asked the six hole question, I would have not got it so cheap possibly (mr Helpful may have chimed in.....) Actually, for this price I wanted it to be a mystery. I should get it by saturday so who knows.....I think it is soft plastic  8)
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 08:19:22 PM »
Someone on here gave a great hint to avoid that problem and I have been using it since.  You bring up the sellers other items and ask your question there.  Nine times out of ten they will just answer and not post it on the right auction....its worked so far for me  ;)   Okay I'm ready to make a guess.... I say its a 1963 model year.  Do I get the phone if I'm right?  ;D

Offline Dan

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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 08:43:38 PM »
Nice idea

Guesses

Dan  1958

Just4Phones (Joe) 1963

No you don't get the phone, but a lifetime supply of rice-a-roni, the SanFrancisco treat, just for playing ?(in my best let's make a deal voice).
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 08:46:01 PM »
For $18.00 it's a great buy either way!
My guess is a 1960 phone with plastics from 1971.
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 08:56:24 PM »
There just aren't enough clues from the photo to tell if it's hard or soft plastic.  The dial bezel does look to be a bit darker than the housing, which may mean the housing was changed.  It's difficult to tell from the volume lever if it's one of the older, straight ones or the later one that has a couple of 90 degree bends.

I will often ask if there is a date printed on the "inside edge of the housing".  Even if there is a date there it could still be after mid 1959 and be ABS.  I hope you got a nice soft plastic set here.  Make sure you let us know when it arrives, Dan.

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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 10:26:16 PM »
Put me down for date matching soft plastic 1959. :)
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 10:35:20 PM »
Based on the thick handset cord mouned in the middle of the shell I throw my .02 on soft shell.

Offline Dan

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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 12:45:50 AM »
keep them coming, we will have a winner when I get it!!
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 01:33:15 AM »
Someone on here gave a great hint to avoid that problem and I have been using it since.  You bring up the sellers other items and ask your question there. 

Hey, that was me! Glad that ploy is working for you.

And I've got my fingers crossed for you Dan....Good Luck!

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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 09:45:29 AM »
Dan
It's going to be a 3/59 ;)
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 09:53:20 AM »
It looks a lot like it could be soft plastic, but the shine on the plastics makes me think late 1959.

If I win, Rice-a-Roni is OK, but not Lee Press-On Nails, please! :)

Seriously, I hope it's soft plastic that's still shiny and if so, you stand a good chance in the January Finds at that bargain price..
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 11:31:23 AM »
If I win, Rice-a-Roni is OK, but not Lee Press-On Nails, please! :)

Rice-A-Roni is only available to contestants in the San Francisco Bay area. We can check the warehouse to see if we have anything from K-Tel left for you though.

Terry
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Re: Let's play a game......
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2012, 12:19:49 PM »
If I win, Rice-a-Roni is OK, but not Lee Press-On Nails, please! :)

Rice-A-Roni is only available to contestants in San Francisco and surrounding areas. We can check he warehouse to see if we still have anything from K-Tel left for you.

Terry

Ok how about this K-tel classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrwkZkSChrM&feature=related
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