Cheap Rotary Phones is really a relative term, isn’t it?

I’ve seen some classic rotary phones sell for thousands of dollars on auction sites such as eBay and Cragislist. I’ve also seen very similar phones selling for less than one dollar plus the cost of shipping.

It’s quite possible that the buyer who purchased each of these extremes thought that he was getting a good bargain on a vintage rotary phone. In fact, each of them might have thought that the price they paid for the rotary phone for sale was really low, thus making the purchase a cheap rotary phones!

The value of any old phone is set by many factors. Not the least of which is how rare the bold old phone is. But sometimes all reason goes out the window and I watch an eBay auction skyrocket for no reason. Sometimes people get caught up in the rotary phone auction frenzy and just bid up the price of the old telephone to heights never believed.

But every once in a while one of those bidders just has more information than the rest. He may recognized that the phone for sale is really a true classic that is worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. At least to him!

The next time you hear the phrase cheap rotary phones remember that beauty – and cheapness – is in the eye of the beholder!

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