Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

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I Don't Know If I Want It THAT Much...

There is currently running on eBay an auction for a Sony ECM-51 telescoping microphone. While they've labeled it a "Bob Barker" microphone (Barker used one, but didn't extend it that far), I know it as a "Gene Rayburn" microphone. I've seen some places that say Rayburn actually invented and patented this microphone. Anyway, I put a bid on it, but I've been outbid. It's currently sitting at more than $200.

I'd like to have one of these microphones. Besides being able to recreate the show that much better, that is a very handy microphone, well suited for reaching across desks to contestants and panelists. But I'm not sure I want to spend more than $300 (including shipping), which is what I expect I'd have to do, to pick up this microphone.

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