Author Topic: Could this be worth the effort?  (Read 3532 times)

Partyline4

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Could this be worth the effort?
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:31:31 PM »
I recently stumbled upon this is an advertisement for a local estate sale.

I asked them if there was a manufacturer's name on it, but that was seconds ago  :P


I wanted to go ahead and get this on the waves, as I have very little, if any, experience with wooden phones.

Although I know they go for a good amount, and so do their parts!


I'd love to know how much I should pay for this deal.

They don't have any other pictures listed of the phone.  :-[

I know these estate people love to go retail on just about everything; Antique stores are just as bad   ::)


I would so appreciate anybody's knowledge of this particular phone. I would love to get a figure as to what I should spend on this phone.

If I am able to buy the phone at a good price, I would be open to any sort of deals with anyone on the forum.

Thank you much!

Andy
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 09:40:17 PM by Partyline4 »

Offline andre_janew

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 06:51:39 PM »
Offer them $20 and find out how they respond.

Partyline4

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 06:53:13 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if they get some chump to pay $150-$300 for it....


Offline andre_janew

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 07:05:06 PM »
True, but you've got to start negotiations somewhere.  If you offer $20 and they take it without question,  they might know even less about it than you do!

Partyline4

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 07:57:36 PM »
True, 

Most estate sales are usually all about a massive profit the first day. The next couple of days is when things get marked down.

At least in NC that is....

That phone won't sit long.

A lot people on the forum seem to live in the North Carolina area.

We'll see!

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 08:37:18 PM »
I wouldn't pay more than $60
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Partyline4

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 05:58:45 PM »
Got a message from the estate sale website.

They say it's a Stromberg and Carlson.......

I asked her if $60 would take it off her hands....

I'll keep y'all posted!

Might be a good resto project. Who knows?

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 03:48:31 PM »
Anything yet? ???
Christian Petterson

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford

Partyline4

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 06:57:04 PM »
They postponed the estate sale for the SECOND TIME!

This is getting ridiculous!

They won't take any negotiations over the phone yet.....


I might be able to work some magic.

Offline poplar1

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 07:03:40 PM »
Is the front of the phone (door) part of the sale? I don't see it in the photo.
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

Partyline4

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 09:39:35 PM »
That's a negative poplar.


Just the guts you see here!

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 10:09:41 PM »
Personally, unless you really need something out of it I wouldn't buy it incomplete for $60.

Ben

Offline Kenton K

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2015, 10:57:45 PM »
I would say don't buy it also. I feel its going to be a money sinkhole if you plan to restore it. Just wait, better deals will come.

Ken

Partyline4

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Re: Could this be worth the effort?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2015, 11:26:29 PM »
I think you guys are right.

I'm letting it go.

Better luck next time!