Yep, happened to me too! I ordered one the first week they had them back in stock....it arrived...no ding. I called CS, they sent me another one and told me to keep the defective one....new one arrived....no ding. So I took one with me when I went to Chicago this spring and found a sweet employee at AG Place who helped me open a couple of the typewriter sets till we found one that dinged. I now have one that dings and one that doesn't and there is a definite difference between the light "ding" that the functioning one makes and the muffled little "thump" that the defective one makes. But, with all that said, even if I went through 20 of them and couldn't find one with a functioning "dinger", the set is so stinkin' cute that a broken "dinger" would not be a deal breaker! I love the weight of the little typewriter, it feels very sturdy and substantial.
If you have Kit or are thinking of ever having her, I think this is a must have piece. I picked several up today at AG Place in NYC because of it is probably going to be retired and I do not want to have to hunt it down on Ebay. I picked one up for my niece for the future too. Neither of us have a Kit.
The typewriter looks wonderful on Kit's desk It really makes a wonderful display set. As everyone else says, the typewriter is a very nice AG piece. I think it is worth every bit of the $22 it cost. The accessories are so cute.
The red ribbon really makes it a festive piece. Brings back memories of the typewriter I got one year for Christmas. Since both my brother and I used our typewriters prolifically, this item is an AG piece that is probably the most representative of either of us. I wish I had kept an old non electric typewriter for myself.
Though sold out online/phone order, some stores still are carrying it. I left 4 on the shelf at the NYC store. If you have this item on your list, it is definitely worth getting now by calling individual stores.
Hi, I received my typewriter today from a very kind board member and am very pleased! Just two quick questions: How do you move the carriage back? Just with your hand? Whenever I do, there's a sound that sounds like something's wrong, but it's the only way I see how. Do they all come with red bows tied around? It's not a big deal; I can always just buy red ribbon, but I was just curious...
Post by MollyEmily4Ever on Dec 22, 2011 11:45:27 GMT -5
Love this set! The typewriter is heavy and if you push one key, it pushes down the whole row, but other than that, no complaints! Love the box, Kit's "newspapers" and the eraser - which really works!
Historical: Molly, Kit, Emily and Ruthie
MyAG: Kylie (#23), Hannah (#37), Emma (#39), Allie (#53) and Rachel (#57)
GOTY: Kailey and Abby (Saige)
Bitty Babies: Helina (blond), Sarah (brunette with brown eyes), Grace (brunette with blue eyes) and Katie (redhead)
Bitty Twins: Cory (brunette boy) and Lea (brunette girl)
Customs: Sasha, Jessica, Natalie, Lauren and Zoey
Best historical accessory ever! Love this one. I'm not sure what prompted me to pick this up last summer, but I did and I'm so glad. I love all the detail put into it and how it relates to Kit's story. I mean there's even a picture of "The Schnoz"! The best part is that it dings when it gets to the end. I get a kick out of that.