---- Ever go to a museum or antique store and see stuff you used as a kid?
lucy24 - 3:24 am on May 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
Those Western Electric desk phones are close to indestructible.
Heh. Remember the "Oh, nothing, I just dropped the phone" commercials? Time was, if you dropped a telephone you had bits of wiring and circuitry all over the floor-- or possibly the downstairs neighbor's floor, because those things weighed ten pounds and up. (I once floew across country with a phone in my luggage because I'd be arriving at a time when offices were closed. Besides, "a phone you can own!" cost around $30 for your basic model.)
Not to mention my first car would now fetch some serious coin.
There's a bottom-out point isn't there? The older a car is, the less it's worth... until you pass a certain age. Beyond that age, they start going up again.
:: detour to satisfy idle curiosity about current price of a '57 t-bird ::