Author Topic: GPO 280, optimistic / deluded  (Read 989 times)

Offline gpo706

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Re: GPO 280, optimistic / deluded
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 02:19:12 AM »
I don't really know anything about this set, but I'm guessing that it's way way overpriced.  Condition is poor, and it does not look old enough to be super rare, but that's a guess.  What is the better value for this set?

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Re: GPO 280, optimistic / deluded
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 04:26:07 AM »
I don't really know anything about this set, but I'm guessing that it's way way overpriced.
The only thing it has going for it is that the dial hasn't lost its markings... Other then that, it is in very poor shape. I was given one a little while back by one of the techs who used to service the  Summerside, PEI UK Strowger exchange. This guy was a supervisor - I suspect it never actually got used...

Which reminds me - that is the one I should be using with the UK Demo I am building...

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Re: GPO 280, optimistic / deluded
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 06:56:39 AM »
I don't really know anything about this set, but I'm guessing that it's way way overpriced.  Condition is poor, and it does not look old enough to be super rare, but that's a guess.  What is the better value for this set?

About 10.

Seller's other items look reasonably priced.

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Re: GPO 280, optimistic / deluded
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 09:45:09 AM »
They are pretty bombproof but not 150 smackers.

It does have a nicer dial than my scabby examples, as you say.
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Re: GPO 280, optimistic / deluded
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 07:20:50 AM »
Must have been a typo, it's now 15.

Worth it for the nice dial alone.
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"