Author Topic: Introduction/First Post - Reptile_Master  (Read 771 times)

Offline Snake

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Introduction/First Post - Reptile_Master
« on: January 27, 2012, 11:50:54 PM »
Hello my names Tristan, I've gathered a small collection of rotary phones and am looking to expand my collection and my knowledge. Some of the phone's in my collection I've gathered so far are some WE 500's, a princess, a Chest Phone, and a WE 554. As well as some touch tones. I also wanted to pick you guys' brain a little bit to try and get a little more info on this phone at a local antique store. It's apparently a WE Mine Phone like this:

http://tinyurl.com/7nnnzpt

Their asking $500 on ebay but I'm sure thats more then its worth, the one at the local antique shop is in better condition, and their only asking $180. Just wanted to get you guys' opinion on it, what you think it's worth, and if anyone might be interested in it if I did get it? Let me know, and I'll be posting pictures of my other phones tomorrow (The chest phone and the Princess) because I wanted to also get opinions on the chest phone and had some questions on the princess. Thank you for your time, Tristan.


(Source for the picture was: http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=434790)
« Last Edit: December 11, 2012, 02:35:45 AM by AE_Collector »

Offline Dan

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Re: Introduction/First Post/Question in regards to WE Mine Phone
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 12:18:14 AM »
I still think $180 is high for this phone, but they are so darn heavy the shipping is going to kill you on ebay. I could have bought one two years ago for $75, but I was worried about WE500's at the time.

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Re: Introduction/First Post/Question in regards to WE Mine Phone
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 12:28:54 AM »
I still think $180 is high for this phone, but they are so darn heavy the shipping is going to kill you on ebay. I could have bought one two years ago for $75, but I was worried about WE500's at the time.

WELCOME to the FORUM TRISTAN!!

Thank you Dan! I appreciate you letting me know that, I know all about those high shipping costs, and the shipping costing half or more then what the items even worth!  ;D

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Re: Introduction/First Post/Question in regards to WE Mine Phone
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 04:42:59 AM »
I paid $199.99 a month ago for one in much better shape on eBay.

See:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6004.0

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Re: Introduction/First Post/Question in regards to WE Mine Phone
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 11:13:11 AM »
I paid $199.99 a month ago for one in much better shape on eBay.

See:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6004.0

Dave

Hey Dave, Yours looks really nice! Interesting that it has the touch tone, I've never seen one like that before.