Author Topic: Auction 27 (previously 28) - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic  (Read 4635 times)

Offline bingster

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2009, 06:56:26 PM »
I received a response to my message.  Turns out he's relisting it under it's correct name.  I don't see why the original auction listing couldn't be edited, but perhaps he doesn't know how.  Odd.

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Hi, no, I haven't sold it to anyone, or even had an offer for it though it had 28 watchers on it. I found what I think is the correct name and nickname for the phone, automatic electric ae 50 jukebox, and ended the auction to relist it with that title hoping to reach more potential bidders. It wasn't "searchable" in the ended listing & the only way anyone could find it was by going through catagories. It will be relisted tonight with the new title, in the same catagories it was previously listed in. The auction number will be 290311860869 .
Again, I appreciate you contacting me about it,
Charlie

So let's continue accepting bids, and when the item is relisted, the old link will be replaced by the new one.
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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2009, 07:05:16 PM »
Well, now Charlie (the seller) knows that there is a lot of interest in it, he won't likely get rooked, and I'm rooting for him.  Has anyone on the forum ever seen a colored AE50 (other than ivory) in that good condition for sale?

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 07:12:44 PM »
Not me. I've only ever seen black and ivory.
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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2009, 08:34:57 PM »
I find this all quite interesting and hard to put a price on the phone.  If it was a colored 302 (other than ivory) it would be valued quite high of course.  I don't know how many colored AE50s were made, but my guess is that there were much less made than the 302s.

Just going off of what I've seen on Ebay, there are many more regular black 302s out there than AE50s, and the 302s (un-refurbished and usually untested, no cracks/chips) go for about $30., while the AE50s go for about $80.

So in my meager mind the colored AE50s would be "worth" that much more.  But what do I know?  It is probably silly to speculate.  Anyway, I hope Charlie gets a great price and is pleasantly surprised, like that nice woman who sold the clear original 302 recently.

The fine green AE50 seems to little ol' me to be not only very collectible, but also a very classy and attractive color.  But then, I have a thing for British greens. 8)
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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2009, 10:19:19 PM »
I told the seller if he took less than $2000.00 he got screwed.
I say $2000.00
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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2009, 11:37:32 PM »
The original link has been replaced with the link to the new auction.  I think Charlie's going to be happy with the result.

For those who haven't yet taken a stab at the auction's final price... What are you waiting for?
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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2009, 11:50:32 PM »
450 for me

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2009, 01:03:54 AM »
The thing is it's a wall phone, and they usually go for less.  I dunno why, I like them and have a couple, but thus it is. 

So, I'm guessing $325. 

I saw one of these over at the coast recently, they wanted 70 dollars for it, black with no chrome and in pretty decent shape.  Don't know if it worked. 

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2009, 11:02:15 AM »
Wall phones do seem to be cheaper, but I am guessing somebody will pay quite a bit for a original green AE50. Should be fun to watch!

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2009, 10:31:08 AM »
It's  re-listed.
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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2009, 08:59:27 PM »
Wowie-Zowie.  It was $560 with 5 minutes to go, and then ...  !

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2009, 09:27:08 PM »
WOW! What a result!  Congratulations to Dan/Panther for his bid, which won even though he was almost a thousand dollars under the final price.   8)

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2009, 09:38:17 PM »
Congrats, Sir Panther.  I would be surprised if we see another phone like it.

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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2009, 12:12:34 AM »
Oy vey, what a price!  Just when you think the economy is dead as a doornail there is something like this on e-bay.  Amazing. 


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Re: Auction 28 - Automatic Electric 50 wall phone in GREEN plastic
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2009, 03:13:38 AM »
Amazing !!

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