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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Took a chance, 1949 500?
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2012, 04:19:27 PM »
Just got a call from my wife saying a package arrived! She also said "What? Is this another phone?"
Must be the "1949" 500, can't wait to get home & open it up! Will report back later.
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Re: Took a chance, 1949 500?
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2012, 06:24:15 PM »
Nope! Not even close to a 49'er. Clearly stamped 4-63! I will be returning this to the seller.
Figured it was too good to be true :'(
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Offline canuckphoneguy

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Re: Took a chance, 1949 500?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2012, 06:44:09 PM »
Bummer - only off by 14 years! :(

Online LarryInMichigan

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Re: Took a chance, 1949 500?
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2012, 06:57:37 PM »
I hate when that happens.  Is the "4-63" stamped on the bottom in the usual place?  If so, why would the seller state that nothing was stamped on the bottom?  I often ask sellers to tell me everything that is stamped on the bottom.

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Re: Took a chance, 1949 500?
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2012, 07:28:14 PM »
Yes, clearly stamped in the usual place. I don't know why he said nothing was there but I asked him that. I will be returning it for "not as described". Already sent a message to the seller, awaiting his reply.
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Re: Took a chance, 1949 500?
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2012, 09:04:31 PM »
Perhaps he meant that there was no "49" stamped on the bottom.

Larry

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Re: Took a chance, 1949 500?
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2012, 10:19:26 PM »
What I think happens is a lot of sellers do a "little" bit of investigating about these Model 500's before they list them for sale.  Somewhere they find the origin to be 1949.  So they list it as a 1949 telephone.