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Re: [cw_bugs] Re: Vibroplex Nameplate - Cheap, Silkscreened, and Flimsy

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  • k4oso@aol.com
    Did you read my entire post? ALL Vibroplexes (according to Scott Robbins, owner) will have the new label. Milt In a message dated 6/17/2010 11:18:48 AM
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 17, 2010
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      Did you read my entire post?  ALL Vibroplexes (according to Scott Robbins, owner) will have the new label.
      Milt
      In a message dated 6/17/2010 11:18:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kd4ukw@... writes:
      Milt,

      It sounds as if you have a TRUE collectible... one of the very few Vibroplexes ever produced without a brass nameplate! That makes it practically unique, even though you don't like the cheapening of the product.

      Andy KD4UKW
       
    • Fernando
      Milt thanks for the heads up. I too am very disappointed to read this. I would think that there should be someone out there in Tenn that can punch out some
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 17, 2010
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        Milt thanks for the heads up.

        I too am very disappointed to read this.

        I would think that there should be someone

        out there in Tenn that can punch out some brass

        plates. Perhaps it's cost cutting.

        Nevertheless, a Happy Birthday to you.

        My birthday is Saturday so I better que

        the wife about this news. Hi..


        73 Fernando N2FQ/6
        On Jun 17, 2010, at 7:56 AM, k4oso wrote:

        > Have you bought a new Vibroplex lately?
        > Well, my xyl, bless her heart, bought me a new, shiny Vibroplex
        > Iambic Deluxe for my birthday a few days ago. Nice key. BUT, I'm
        > sending it back to HRO. Why? There is no Vibroplex embossed brass
        > nameplate, as we've come to know it, on my key. Instead, there is
        > the cheesiest, thin, flat, silkscreened (painted) label with a
        > punched serial number.
        > I could not believe my eyes!! So, I called Scott Robbins (new
        > Vibroplex owner) and told him how dissappointed I was and pointed
        > out that his website still shows fine photos of the various
        > Vibroplex keys with their traditional embossed brass nameplates.
        > His excuse for the change? -- he has not been able to find anyone to
        > produce the embossed brass labels, or the numbering! Perhaps the
        > guys who did it for Mitch retired when he did??
        > I reminded Scott of the "Vibroplex collectibility" pitch in his
        > literature. I, frankly, don't see my new key with its cheesy
        > printed label, EVER being collectible. I asked Scott if all Vibros
        > would be sporting the new painted label, to which he replied "yes".
        > With my xyl's kind permission, we will be travelling to HRO on
        > Saturday to return my key and trade for something "nicer".
        > Guys and gals, your old Vibroplex keys (bugs, straights, or paddles)
        > just became a lot more valuable.
        > Looks like the end of an era has come.
        > I can't believe Scott is proud to own production of this sorry
        > excuse for a "Vibroplex".
        > 73, Milt k4oso
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      • andy_kd4ukw
        Milt, Yes, I read your post. I just failed to take my comments to their logical conclusion: If plastic nameplates are the future of Vibroplex, sales will
        Message 3 of 6 , Jun 17, 2010
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          Milt,

          Yes, I read your post. I just failed to take my comments to their logical conclusion:

          If plastic nameplates are the future of Vibroplex, sales will probably plummet and you will have a very rare key indeed.

          You can keep it new in the box in the back of a closet and hope it appreciates in 20 years. Meanwhile you can buy another key to use daily! ;-)

          Andy

          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, k4oso@... wrote:
          >
          >
          > Did you read my entire post? ALL Vibroplexes (according to Scott Robbins,
          > owner) will have the new label.
          > Milt
          > In a message dated 6/17/2010 11:18:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
          > kd4ukw@... writes:
          >
          > Milt,
          >
          > It sounds as if you have a TRUE collectible... one of the very few
          > Vibroplexes ever produced without a brass nameplate! That makes it practically
          > unique, even though you don't like the cheapening of the product.
          >
          > Andy KD4UKW
          >
        • k4oso@aol.com
          Andy, My xyl says the same thing. . Hi Milt In a message dated 6/17/2010 11:35:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kd4ukw@gmail.com writes: Milt, Yes, I read your
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 17, 2010
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            Andy,
            My xyl says the same thing. .  Hi
            Milt
             
            In a message dated 6/17/2010 11:35:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kd4ukw@... writes:
            Milt,

            Yes, I read your post. I just failed to take my comments to their logical conclusion:

            If plastic nameplates are the future of Vibroplex, sales will probably plummet and you will have a very rare key indeed.

            You can keep it new in the box in the back of a closet and hope it appreciates in 20 years. Meanwhile you can buy another key to use daily! ;-)

            Andy
             
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