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Offline MagicMo

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Very expensive trimline
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:47:27 PM »
Can someone tell me why this sold for such a high price? for parts? I don't understand. Am I missing something? 23 Bids? Why?
Thanks, Mo

VINTAGE-YELLOW-GOLD-TRIMLINE-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-DESK-WALL-TELEPHONE-PARTS-REPAIR

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/230984367456
« Last Edit: July 13, 2013, 03:08:00 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: Very expensive trimline
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 11:22:26 PM »
Bidding frenzy, perhaps?
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Offline deedubya3800

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Re: Very expensive trimline
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 12:31:53 AM »
It was two bidders, and the loser is no longer registered. Something was fishy. The phone was relisted, but then ended early, supposedly due to an error in the listing. I don't know what was going on there.

Offline baldopeacock

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Re: Very expensive trimline
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 02:12:59 PM »
Can someone tell me why this sold for such a high price? for parts? I don't understand. Am I missing something? 23 Bids? Why?
Thanks, Mo

I dunno, but I have its twin on the wall in my garage and mine's in better shape.   I will be happy elated delirious  to accept just $100 from anyone who didn't win this auction and is feeling broken-hearted.   Save $2.50!
« Last Edit: July 13, 2013, 02:30:37 PM by baldopeacock »

Offline zaphod01

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Re: Very expensive trimline
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 02:29:45 PM »
Wasn't there a big article on vintage Trimlines in TCI's Singing Wires this month? I think the were looking for 1964-65 models. The heart of the article was about a prototype.

I think the screws on the bottom were replaced by riviets on later models.

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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Very expensive trimline
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 03:05:49 PM »
The eBay listing photo, for posterity.

Starting bid was $0.99 on may 20th and it sold for $102.50, the first time, on May 27th. Was then relisted at $0.99 on June 2nd  and immediately canceled, as noted above.
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Very expensive trimline
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 04:15:41 PM »
My 10 button trimline all that is all original, was only 50 bucks..

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Offline ESalter

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Re: Very expensive trimline
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 07:02:50 PM »
Ben, just out of curiosity, is yours marked 1220A inside the handset, or does it happen to be one of the elusive D numbered sets from the field trial in Chicago?