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Sold 2, one available! Really?
« on: February 24, 2013, 11:02:01 AM »
Okay, it's a brand new "302" that has never been opened and it comes with free shipping.  :-\

All for only a $8,461.79 BIN steal! What a deal . . . ;D

Not so when you notice the first two sold for $45.26, but being the last one known to exist in the world, I guess the price is right.  ;)

To bad we can't do an auction contest on a BIN other than selecting Sell or No Sell (my choice).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360504223040

File under D'oh!
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Offline Dennis Markham

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 11:57:40 AM »
John, I've thought of having a "Sell" or "No Sell" contest in the past.  Similar to what Jay Leno has on his show.  In a cases like this I like to contact the seller and ask if it the asking price is a typo.  Sometimes it is.

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 12:24:24 PM »
 :o Huh!
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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 01:02:38 PM »
I just noticed....IT IS A CROSLEY PHONE! I am surprised they got $45 for the first two.

I do like the AE number card....302's came with AE cards didn't they?

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 02:47:04 PM »
I just sold a 354 in really nice condition for $40.  I only paid $23 including shipping.
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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2013, 04:42:25 PM »
In a cases like this I like to contact the seller and ask if it the asking price is a typo.  Sometimes it is.

That seems obvious, Dennis, and the first thing I thought about until I began to wonder how the seller typo'd into the $8,000 range with $8,461.79 for what has proven to be a $45.26 phone.

Now that it's documented here, I'll ask the seller and see what happens.

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 06:33:55 PM »
I had a red one then sold it.

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 05:00:10 PM »
In a cases like this I like to contact the seller and ask if it the asking price is a typo.  Sometimes it is.

Dennis,

Sent the seller a message about the price, received no reply and the seller just re-listed the phone at the same price for another 30 days. Go figure, huh? I don't get it. Must be something there not obvious to me.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360504223040

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013, 05:38:23 PM »
I think some sellers list things at high prices when they're out of stock of items, saving the need to end multiple-item listings early, and when the have stock, they drop the price back down to what it was...

It's a stupid practice, it just drives sensible buyers away... ::)

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 05:15:40 PM »
For what it's worth, the auction on this phone ended a few minutes ago again without finding a buyer again for the last NOS Crosley wall phone, and is now what seems to be automatically renewed again for another 30 days, at the same price.  :-\

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 05:55:46 PM »
shocking!
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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2013, 11:17:57 PM »
At least it proves that buying a proper original model is a lot cheaper than buying the cheapo replicas... :D

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Re: Sold 2, one available! Really?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 02:56:26 AM »
For $8,461.79 you better get "Free Shipping" with the phone hahahaha. :)