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

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  • 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 1 of 6 , Jun 17, 2010
      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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      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
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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 2 of 6 , Jun 17, 2010
        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 3 of 6 , Jun 17, 2010
          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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