DAMN IT MAN, i finaly got a Coyle p2 on Ebay

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Reaper57, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    HAPPY DANCE :D

    after yrs of bidding on Ebay for a Coyle p2, and outbid everytime.
    i finally got one ... :p

    its an early model for a low price. :)

    i tried to get one like it a few months back on Ebay titled as Star Trek phaser only,

    i verified it with Rich :thumbsup

    for 4 days no one bid on it then on the last day i pulled up the auction and saw the name Coyle added to the title. :thumbsdown

    my heart fell.

    the seller added that some one had contacted him and told him it was by Richard Coyle and a breif history.

    next day there were a dozen bids. :angry

    i got it with 18 seconds left. ;)

    ohhh yeah baby.

    this will be the icon of my 12 different Tos p2's

    now how do i tell the wife,
    how bout i give it to her for Xmas. :angel

    thanks Rich for iding this one also for me.

    john :cool

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Prop-Quality-Hand-Phas...1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You got that for an unbelievable price. :lol
     
  3. Prop Runner

    Prop Runner Sr Member

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    :cry There should be a crime against sellers being so clueless... Selling right before Christmas, no reserve, no knowledge of its value... Criminal, I say.

    Congrats on your score. Almost as cool as my DUNE score. :D

    - Gabe
     
  4. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Congrats.. Looks like the saying,"good things come to those who wait," IS true. :)
     
  5. bothanspy

    bothanspy Sr Member

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    congrats john. A great find.
     
  6. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    What can I say, I am blushing, send me a email with your home address and I will send you a COA.

    Rich

    racprops@cox.net
     
  7. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rich,

    i certanly will:D

    in my humble opinion,  even though the early ones were off some they still represent  the best avaliable at the time with the recources avaliable. a true collectible :)
    a treasure to the art of a Trek propmaker who has continues to the precise model you make today.    hows that for a kiss up. :p

    but the hunt for Tos trek phasers is what brought me to ebay 6 yrs ago .

    i still have my first p2 which came from Starfleet Enterprises i think in 76.

    and through this board i have increased my phasers up to the MR i now have. :thumbsup

    but ever phaser fan always wants a Coyle.

    and now i gots one { unless the seller contacts me and says his shop burnt to the ground before he got to ship it} :lol

    Regretably i had to sell my Coyle PKD last year.

    ok guys, go blow your noses and wipe your eyes after that happy rant of mine.  :angel

    john :cool
     
  8. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    * John. Great score...gad that price hurts my eyes.... :lol
     
  9. SWFreak

    SWFreak Well-Known Member

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    That's a steal.
     
  10. redshirt

    redshirt Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    John, * nice find. That Rich is a prolific builder and a fine man for free image consult and COA.
     
  11. neosporing

    neosporing Sr Member

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    Congradulations. admirable persistance.
     
  12. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    Awesome score. Drooling with Phaser envy here. ;)
     
  13. philippes

    philippes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You got an unbelievable deal. In my experience, those usually go for $300 to $500...and more.

    Phil
     
  14. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    thanks everone :D

    and Phil, yep the last one i mentioned went from $75 to over $300 when it was identified as a Coyle.

    all us phaser heads know what the later digital models bring. :)

    Richards name is well know by Ebay watchers,

    and my MR would leave this house before this one. :p

    now to get this baby home. :)

    john :cool
     
  15. Force Commander

    Force Commander Well-Known Member

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    I put mine up on eBay acouple of years ago with a starting bid of 200, it never sold. Can't say I regret having it. The red button Coyle is still a great piece.
     
  16. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    after 4 weeks i finally got it in my hands.

    the paint was cracked some so i lightly sanded and added a normal grey paint job.

    a great piece.

    john :cool
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  17. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    after 4 weeks i finally got it in my hands. :D

    the paint was cracked some so i lightlly sanded and added a plain grey paint job.

    resoldered two broke wires.

    and its analog again. :)

    a great piece. :p

    john :cool
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  18. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <sigh>

    The sweetness of victory on eBay curtailed by the trepidation for the act of confession. :(
     
  19. Prop Runner

    Prop Runner Sr Member

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    Hey John, nice Coyle prop you got there. :D

    I've got a similar story to share - hope you don't mind the temporary hijack:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

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    Hands-down my best eBay score EVER. :D Thanks to KarlBud420 and anyone else who was watching this auction for extending me the RPF "no snipe" courtesy. :thumbsup I'll do the same for you guys in a heartbeat.

    - Gabe
     
  20. LeMarchand

    LeMarchand Sr Member

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    You werre lucky. I was watching that, but fell asleep on the couch after work. Glad it is going to a good home, bud :)

    Marc


     
  21. Prop Runner

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    Marc,

    I'm EXTREMELY glad you're well-rested - I would have felt VERY guilty if I'd deprived you of sleep on my account. :D :angel

    How are the gristle gun replica and game pod recasting projects coming along, by the way?

    - Gabe
     
  22. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    John, Gabe, I don't know if I want to contratulate you or kill you. ;) VERY nice prices on two fantastic props.

    Ever want to thin the collection John, give me first dibs.

    Jay
     

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