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Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:01:22 AM »
Here it is.....Maureen's 1965 Bell System Picturephone ebaY Auction

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300853333667

Place your Guesses now. The new Auction Contest rules apply which are:

Rule #1 - Closest guess to the final selling price wins.
Rule #2 - Guesses need to be in 24 Hours before the auction completetion time/date.
Rule #3 - Try to split the difference evenly when placing your guess between two other guesses that have less than 10% 'space' between them.

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S C O R E B O A R D
$0.00 - Kleenax (see updated guess)
$5,000.00 - wds
$5,969.00 - Kleenax (previous guess $0.00)
$7,580.00 - DavePEI (see updated guess)
$8,000.00 - Phonesrfun
$11,549.00 - Sargeguy
$12,159.00 - Phonesrfun
$12,769.00 - HowardPgh
$14,000.00 - Russ Kirk
$15,650.00 - MagicMo
$16,500.00 - DavePEI (previous guess $7,580.00)
$17,689.32 - TelePlay
$18,600.00 - AE-Collector
$20,313.00 - twocvbloke
$22,500.00 - Mr. Bones - WINNER Final selling price $21,433.67
$24,417.63 - Brinybay
$29,975.00 - david@london
$40.000.00 - quietstove
$52,000.02 - MagicMo (auction item owner gets TWO guesses!)
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 06:12:30 PM by AE_Collector »

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Re: Auction Contest #83 - 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 12:08:54 AM »
My WAG will be $17,689.32 or so . . .  ::)
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Re: Auction Contest #83 - 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 12:16:10 AM »
Gee, we think alike! I was going to go $17,500! I will go $18,600 so you have 5% room but something tells me there could be quite a few guesses on this one!

Terry

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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 12:25:27 AM »
Hello,
My serious guess is $15,650.00  ???
I can guess can't I?
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 12:26:44 AM »
Oh CARP, I was just off looking for your "other" guess. $15,650 it is then.

As the item owner AND considering the rarity ofthis item, i am giving you two guesses, your "real" guess and your "dreaming" guess.

Terry
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 01:25:18 AM by AE_Collector »

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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 10:43:29 AM »
My official guess is that it will get no bids (at the starting bid of $5,000).
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 11:42:43 AM »
I'll say one bid at $5000
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 11:51:28 AM »
My Guess is $14,000
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 12:58:37 PM »
I have no good guess at this time, but I think that once someone "breaks the ice" at $5k, others will jump on the bandwagon.  

After all, this is the only game in town, and where else is one going to find one like this in the near (or distant) future.  Other than the spots, the rest is in pretty pristine shape.

There has been some discussion on the TCI listserve about the spots on the screen and the same conjecture that was expressed here about the possible causes.  I think that if the fix is as easy as some have expressed there, that it should not hold up the bidding on that basis.  Besides, if there is a replacement CRT out there or a service that can rebuild a CRT for a relatively small charge, the potential buyer would probably want to personally oversee that work any way.  All this is predicated on someone probably going to want to turn it on and show something on the screen.

My "less than good" guess is $8,000, but I might as well have thrown a dart at the wall.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 01:02:24 PM by Phonesrfun »
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 04:01:20 PM »
I used Bill's "dart board" method, closed my eyes and strummed my fingers on the key pad:

$24,417.63
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 10:22:18 PM »
I am gonna say  no bids also. so mine will be zero, although that was taken. I would have see your reserve at $10000 or what ever you wanted, and then set the starting bid at $9.99.
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 10:58:20 PM »
I am gonna say  no bids also. so mine will be zero, although that was taken. I would have see your reserve at $10000 or what ever you wanted, and then set the starting bid at $9.99.

Man, you guys are tough! I changed the starting price. Have at it!
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 12:12:57 AM »
Made sense and worked!

Listing changed to $9.99 and 8 bids later it up to $4,900 with 5 days to go!

The sky is now the limit.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 12:15:02 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 01:42:12 AM »
$7,580.00!
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Re: Auction 83: 1965 Bell System Picturephone
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 02:47:06 AM »
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