RCA theremin (back) on eBay

Posted: 1/29/2007 2:18:31 PM
mikebuffington

From: AZ

Joined: 11/25/2005

Third time's a charm:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330081715803
Posted: 2/2/2007 5:55:51 AM
lowfer

From: sunnyvale california

Joined: 1/28/2007

how come it didn't sell the first couple of times?

I hate this about eBay, sometimes you actually do have to sell something 3 times to actually sell it!

If I had the bux I'd be in the running! And drive down and get it.
Posted: 2/2/2007 6:17:04 AM
unclechristo

From: Leicester, UK

Joined: 9/23/2005

beware - sometimes after a sale and delivery a theremin runs away back to it's original master/mistress.

Sometimes Clara Rockmore's has to be retrieved from outside her old apartment.

Several of Leon Theremin's turn up now and again outside the Sushi bar which now stands at bottom of his old apartment. See a disguised yellow one in front of the bicycle in this photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclechristo/68124089/in/set-1479003/
Posted: 2/2/2007 8:50:36 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

The first time eBay pulled the item because the vendor broke one of their rules - trying to pass his ebay costs on to the purchaser.

The second time no-one met his reserve. Despite some very high bids. I do not recall the figures but I think they went higher than an RCA has ever fetched before.

Now it has a very optimistic Buy-It-Now attached which gives some idea of the vendor's ambitions.

Since eBay changed the game by masking bidders identities it is hard to tell, but I get the feeling the usual players aren't taking the bait this time.
Posted: 2/2/2007 10:52:47 AM
mikebuffington

From: AZ

Joined: 11/25/2005

The second time it went for 9,999.00 and the reserve wasn't met.

I remember Chuck's going for just slightly over 10,000 back in June.
Posted: 2/2/2007 11:08:42 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Let's see. Time to check my wallet....

What's in ther plus some gig money I have saved up leaves me a little short,

Anyone have an extra $9,771.48 or so they would be willing to part with?
Posted: 2/2/2007 11:16:15 AM
vonbuck

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

screw Grad school, I'm taking my student loan money and guess what I'm going to do.
just wait until I butcher it all up to make it left handed

Andy
Posted: 2/3/2007 3:10:58 AM
lowfer

From: sunnyvale california

Joined: 1/28/2007

That's funny about 'em going home.... anyone remember the Simpsons episode where Professor Frink's telephone dialing machine tries to go home? (Homer catches it and breaks its legs off).
Posted: 2/3/2007 5:15:37 PM
buddy_craigg

From: Kansas City MO USA

Joined: 11/26/2006

about 3 hours to go.
Posted: 2/4/2007 6:55:05 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

The winning bid was $9499.99. I hope whoever bought this is going to give it a great home.

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