Author Topic: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale  (Read 3558 times)

Offline MagicMo

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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 08:22:39 PM »
To tak (więc) trudne współdziałanie z językowymi barierami (przeszkoda). przypuszczam tam nie jest wiele (wielka ilość; dużo) wy możecie robić. To *stinks* na pewno!

Good luck with that.
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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 09:09:27 PM »
I believe that ebay sends their support calls to the Philippines like many other companies these days.  The English of the call-takers can be difficult to understand at times, but the biggest problems are that they simply do not understand the issues involved, and most work for call center companies, not the companies with whom the caller is trying to do business.  I used to have an ETrade brokerage account.  I was not receiving the checks or debit cards that I ordered, and eventually discovered that they had apparently been sent to an old address in another state.  The outsourced support people in Manila couldn't understand why it made any difference what address was used and couldn't do anything about it anyway.  I tried in vain to explain to them that someone 1000 miles away could be withdrawing funds from my account, but the concept didn't register with them.  I quickly transferred my account to another company.

In another, more recent experience, I received a phone bill with a fraudulent charge marked as "operator assistance".  When I asked the support woman in the Philippines what sort of operator assistance I supposedly used, she explained to me that I had used an operator to call phone number "111000".  I tried to explain that there is no such valid number in this country, but she didn't understand.  She reluctantly agreed to cancel the charge, and suggested that I hire a lawyer.

Larry

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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2013, 10:04:23 PM »
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Language barriers can be frustrating.   Try to give another phone call.  The moment you get someone who isn't communicating to your satisfaction immediately hang up, call back, and try again.  Repeat until you  get someone who meets your expectations.   Then they hopefully will be able to write additional detail for the folks who make the decision.   Insist the previous representative is wrong and does not understand.   

If you already tried the above there isn't much else you can do.   Good luck.

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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2013, 10:08:22 PM »
To tak (więc) trudne współdziałanie z językowymi barierami (przeszkoda). przypuszczam tam nie jest wiele (wielka ilość; dużo) wy możecie robić. To *stinks* na pewno!

Good luck with that.
Mo ;)

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Yup, good luck with that.    :)
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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2013, 12:09:16 AM »
To tak (więc) trudne współdziałanie z językowymi barierami (przeszkoda). przypuszczam tam nie jest wiele (wielka ilość; dużo) wy możecie robić. To *stinks* na pewno!

Good luck with that.
Mo ;)
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It's (so) difficult to interact with language barriers (barrier). I suppose there is not much (big number, a lot) you can do it. It * stinks * for sure! [Google Translate z polskiego (from Polish)]

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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2013, 09:00:47 PM »
Well, I listed it again. Just my luck, I will be banned from eBay for doing it. Anyway, here it is:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230925311561


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230919883462

Original working lock with matching serial numbered key.
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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013, 09:52:30 PM »
I'm running  into a problem getting a key made for an old Gray (the one with the plate that goes behind a wall magneto phone.) None of the locksmiths want to do it, even though it takes a key without ridges. (I had one made at Sears years ago.)
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2013, 09:55:26 PM »
I'm running  into a problem getting a key made for an old Gray (the one with the plate that goes behind a wall magneto phone.) None of the locksmiths want to do it, even though it takes a key without ridges. (I had one made at Sears years ago.)
Did you see if Paul V. could do it?
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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2013, 09:57:53 PM »
I'm running  into a problem getting a key made for an old Gray (the one with the plate that goes behind a wall magneto phone.) None of the locksmiths want to do it, even though it takes a key without ridges. (I had one made at Sears years ago.)
Did you try Jody Haralson - he made me a Gray key...

http://payphonelockrepair.com/


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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2013, 10:07:52 PM »
Hey Ray,
I cannot comment on the lock that your ex wife is sabotaging, but I can say marriage really is a great thing (but I wouldn't recommend it to single people).
For instance, every time I go and think I found Mr. Right, my husband has to go and scare him away!        Ba Dum Tsh!
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Re: Very Scarce 12B Payphone lock on eBay for sale
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2013, 10:36:29 PM »
I'm running  into a problem getting a key made for an old Gray (the one with the plate that goes behind a wall magneto phone.) None of the locksmiths want to do it, even though it takes a key without ridges. (I had one made at Sears years ago.)
Did you try Jody Haralson - he made me a Gray key...

http://payphonelockrepair.com/

Dave

I plan to send Jody all my AE 10-L locks that are missing the keys. However, sending the Gray 3,000 miles seems risky. (The first one of these I bought in 1967 from Surplus Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, for $2.99, arrived with the bottom plate broken. This was the model used with candlestick phones.)
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.