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CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an eBay auction item"

Started by AE_Collector, December 06, 2010, 01:33:06 AM

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AE_Collector

#180
I love this topic. Lots of fun to re-read it once in awhile. One of my faves is this one back on page 1.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3908.msg68704#msg68704

Terry

HarrySmith

#181
Here's one I just found. Only one picture for a "1908 Kellogg Candlestick."

Complete desctiption:

Antique 1908 Kellogg Brass Black Candlestick Telephone Vintage Phone. Condition is New. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-1908-Kellogg-Brass-Black-Candlestick-Telephone-Vintage-Phone/273667479525      ( dead link 02-16-21 )

?hash=item3fb7da57e5:g:g-UAAOSwuA9cRjR1:rk:1:pf:0&LH_BIN=1
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Key2871

Well nobody's perfect... But that candlestick is a snappy dresser. I wonder if these people actually check their listing to make sure there's no typo's, or I don't know, maybe a wrong picture....?
KEN

TelePlay

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Quote from: Key2871 on January 24, 2019, 07:05:25 PM
I wonder if these people actually check their listing to make sure there's no typo's, or I don't know, maybe a wrong picture....?

. . . and not only the wrong picture but the wrong picture reversed, flipped horizontally. The attached shows the word above his head correctly (not that it matters).

Key2871

Ah yes, so it tis..
I thought something was strange, but then it may have been Arabic...
KEN

LarryInMichigan

Quote from: HarrySmith on January 24, 2019, 06:30:44 PM
Here's one I just found. Only one picture for a "1908 Kellogg Candlestick."

Complete desctiption:

Antique 1908 Kellogg Brass Black Candlestick Telephone Vintage Phone. Condition is New. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-1908-Kellogg-Brass-Black-Candlestick-Telephone-Vintage-Phone/273667479525

?hash=item3fb7da57e5:g:g-UAAOSwuA9cRjR1:rk:1:pf:0&LH_BIN=1


It's in remarkably good condition for being 111 years old :).

Larry

HarrySmith

#186
Here's one for a White Trimline:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173709500796

Seller Description:

"•   Vintage AT&T Landline Corded Push Button Telephone 
•   210 Trimline
•   White
•   Lighted Dial

Plastic pin on base can be turned around to switch from desk phone to wall phone mode

Includes long modular cord to connect to wall jack.   

Very good pre-owned condition.  Tested - works great.   Typical wear from gentle use. "

Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Pourme

Quote from: HarrySmith on January 30, 2019, 08:50:34 AM
Here's one for a White Trimline:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173709500796

Ha!....I don't know which is funnier...the listing it's self or your reference to it!

Funny post!
Benny

Panasonic 308/616 Magicjack service

HarrySmith

Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Key2871

I would classify that as hideous. That thing would drive me nuts having fur in my ear... Yikes
KEN

andre_janew

The listing for the white Trimline 210 now shows the actual phone. I was referred to it when clicking on the link provided in this thread.

poplar1

Quote from: andre_janew on February 02, 2019, 06:07:22 PM
The listing for the white Trimline 210 now shows the actual phone. I was referred to it when clicking on the link provided in this thread.

Ebay directed you to a similar active listing. However, if you click on the above link, there will be a box in the upper right corner that says
"View original item." If you click on that  box, it will show you the old listing still with a cat photo.
Mets-en, c'est pas de l'onguent!

"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

HarrySmith

Ebay states the listing was cancelled by the seller as the item is no longer available. Maybe he found this thread!
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

andre_janew

Either that or someone contacted him saying that they never heard of the Trimline 210 breed of cat!

SunriseEarth

Quote from: andre_janew on February 05, 2019, 06:11:58 PM
Either that or someone contacted him saying that they never heard of the Trimline 210 breed of cat!

I thought maybe Trimline was the cat's name.  There are plenty of cats named Princess, so why not Trimline?
Tony Stokes

TCI Member; ATCA Member #4893