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Offline LM Ericsson

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This looks promising
« on: June 13, 2013, 05:25:08 PM »
Just purchased what I believe is to be a Soft Pink 500. I purchased it on Etsy for only $45 plus $12 shipping. The phone has the six-hole receiver cap and leather feet, even a fat coil cord, plus no color differences between each housing part. Here are the pictures.
-Grayson Cordova
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Offline AE40FAN

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 06:07:04 PM »
I've seen this on Etsy for a few weeks now...I hope you are right!

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 11:18:42 PM »
Thats going to need some novus 3 at the least. Though you could resel it and make big bucks on it from collectors and regular people who like pink and collectors who like soft plastic.
Ben

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 07:12:14 PM »
Well the phone came in today and is indeed soft plastic. The phone is from January 1958. Most of the parts are from Jan 1958, while others, such as the housing are from December 1957. There is damage on the front corner, probably from shipping. The box was pretty small, too. This is going to be another fun project phone!
-Grayson Cordova
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Offline LM Ericsson

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 07:13:20 PM »
More pics.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 07:29:13 PM »
The crack in the corner is not shown in the ebay listing pics, so you are fully justified in complaining to the seller.  Improper packing can certainly result in such damage.  If you are going to keep the phone, clean the area in and around the crack well and after it dries, apply super glue from the inside to close the crack and keep it from spreading.

Larry

Offline LM Ericsson

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 09:41:31 PM »
We will let the seller know that it was damaged during shipping. The box was pretty small and the phone was secured only by popcorn.
-Grayson Cordova
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Offline LM Ericsson

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Re: Soft pink 500 restored.
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 12:45:16 PM »
I got the pink phone done, just took a while to take pictures, but I think I did a great job on this phone. The crack in the corner is secured so it won't get any worse.
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Offline AE40FAN

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 12:48:56 PM »
You did an amazing Job.  Like night and day!!

Offline LM Ericsson

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 12:55:42 PM »
My soft 500 collection is growing fast!
-Grayson Cordova
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 12:57:47 PM »
How many different colors of phones do you have in soft plastic?

Offline LM Ericsson

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 12:59:59 PM »
I have light gray, rose pink, red, and aqua blue.
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 01:24:51 PM »
I wish I had the light gray, but I have,

aqua blue, rose beig, beig, avocado green, and Mediterranean blue...

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 03:09:59 PM »
I want my next one to be the avocado green
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Offline zaphod01

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Re: This looks promising
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2013, 05:26:17 PM »
I have a nice Avocado Green dated 8 18 55 with the correct gray/green handset cord. I'd take a nice 634 or 684 subset in trade. I'm probably going to list in on eBay if I can't work a swap somewhere.

Robert
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