I know some of you folks collect all kinds of weird things besides cameras.
Here is a Freebee to anyone who collects old Telephone Answering Machines.
My faithful old Radio Shack DUoFONE TAD-320, after several frantic attempts at resuscitation, departed for its Happy Hunting Grounds yesterday. Unfortunately the 5 year warranty expired in 1988.
If anyone wants it you need only pay shipping. All connections come with it at no extra charge. I am giving a 10% discount because the instruction manual is missing although full instructions are inside the cover. I will remove the 9 volt battery which I bought yesterday. It will fit my smoke detector.
Condition: Works - nope Cosmetic - 9+++
UPDATE 15 DECEMBER 2013
It is still here if anyone wants it.
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2013 14:09:32 GMT -5 by mickeyobe
Mickey, ;D - removing the working battery is the clincher. I've only just noticed this thread - hence I have been a bit slow answering. What can I say? A bargain - such bargains are to be had all the time on ebay......but their answering machines always work.
Ah, but how many have received messages comparable to the ones that my machine has in its 29 year lifespan? It is loaded with history and nostalgia. It deserves a pedestal but, sadly, I don't have one and my shelves are full of cameras.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2012 1:16:41 GMT -5 by mickeyobe
I bet there is someone out there who has saved every message he or she has received and, even as we speak, is writing a book on the subject. Once finished it will be posted out to all purchasers - recorded delivery, of course.
Post by Michael Fraley on Nov 22, 2012 13:02:31 GMT -5
Still using our Radio Shack Duofone TAD-312 here! My family won't part with it. We have tapes of family members who've called and left messages. An audio album so to speak. Would you have the outgoing message tape? I'd buy that from you, they are pretty hard to find!
When my sister died a few years ago, we had a message that she had left on our answering machine. We didn't erase it for a long time, but it was one of the newer tapeless machines, so it didn't last forever.