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Offline Owain

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Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« on: February 02, 2013, 05:08:34 PM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321066340334

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This is a really great vintage/retro green leather push-button trimphone...I think the "leather" has mellowed over the years and there are different areas of shading.

It is in a lovely vintage condition, it has been used (unplugged today, been in use for the last five years in my flat). sadly has to go do to redecoration!.

It features a very loud trill noise, therefore can be easily heard from a distance.

Bt converted just plug in and enjoy!.

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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 06:09:15 PM »
I think he meant 6.50....... :D

I mean, a leather-clad phone? Silly idea of BT's to do that.... :D

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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 06:49:15 PM »
I've just remembered, I've got a leather Rhapsody but not a leather Trimphone. Might see what happens.

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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 08:00:09 PM »
Ah, Leather-covered telephones!

That reminds me of this discussion.  Any more models to add to the collection?

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3105.0
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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 10:10:24 PM »
For a Trimphone, the very fact that they are charging money for it makes it overpriced ;D


I"m not saying Trimphones are hideously ugly, it"s just that they appeal,to,a uniquely British aesthetic  that we cannot fully appreciate here in the States.
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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 10:19:32 PM »
Speak for yourself!

I have several in my collection, including leather covered sets, and find the design "curiously refreshing."
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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 10:25:02 PM »
Paul when have you not liked a phone ???  These are uncommon for a reason!
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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 11:25:05 PM »
it"s just that they appeal,to,a uniquely British aesthetic  that we cannot fully appreciate here in the States.

Or here in the UK either, at least for some of us... :D

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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 12:43:24 AM »

Paul when have you not liked a phone ??? 



...   ...   ...   I'm thinking...   ...   ...    ;)

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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 12:52:04 AM »
Speak for yourself!

I have several in my collection, including leather covered sets, and find the design "curiously refreshing."


Might I add, leather and "curiously refreshing" do not belong in a sentence together. That made me chuckle. ;D
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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 01:20:47 AM »
It's all in the perspective.

After several years of collecting mostly black metal, bakelite and plastic phones and lining them up on the shelves in different arrangements, it was truly visually stimulating to mix in a few colored sets, then some leather sets, then Design Line sets, then the geometric Teleconcepts sets.

Variety is good.
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Re: Is this Trimphone overpriced?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 01:28:04 AM »
Well mine was under a tenner including postage and is in pretty similar condition. Only problem was the plastic hook rest has come off on one side- took 10 secs to fix lol!
Seamus

P.S To be strictly correct this isnt a Trimphone- its a Deltaphone Deluxe ;)
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