Author Topic: Auction (140 Cancelled: Did not exceed reserve) - Gray Payphone - Ended 10/12/14  (Read 1726 times)

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New forum members are very welcome and encouraged to take a guess. After all, there are no wrong guesses, just one lucky one. No one knows the winning bid on any auction until it ends. However, it is important to get your guess in before someone else grabs your guess.

Listed about two hours ago in a 7 day auction with a reserve is this interesting Gray rotary two piece payphone. The phone was listed at $0.99 and since listed is up to $49.99 with 2 bidders offering 2 bids. This phone seems to be complete including top card holder, totalizer, coin box and keys. And, through the photos, there seems to be an interesting array of parts within this phone.

So, with that said, once again, who knows best what this phone will sell for when the bidding ends?

As with recent reserve auctions, the right is hereby reserved to cancel this auction completely with no winner if the auction bids DO NOT exceed the reserve, whatever that might be, when the eBay auction ends.

The seller listed it as an "RARE OLD GRAY ROTARY PAY PHONE 3 SLOT" with the item condition as " - - - ” and " - - - " with the auction listing description as "HERE IS A RARE OLD THREE SLOT ROTARY PAY PHONE BY THE GRAY MANUFACTURING COMPANY, HARTFORD CONN., U.S.A | | EXCELLENT CONDITION WIRED FOR HOUSE PLUG, NOT WORKING, CAN HEAR A BUSY SIGNAL | | DIAL SPRING BACK IS WEAK AND STICKS SOMETIMES | | HAVE KEYS FOR PHONE BOX AND PHONE HAS PICTURED | | SOLD AS IS "

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131314863041

NOTE: we will use a 3% gap rule between guesses to prevent crowding. As such, guess gaps of 6+% can be split. I'll help with these as the auction goes forward and guesses are entered.

It's another chance to move up a rung or to get onto the CRPF -> Contest Standings <- list,

       . . . for as twocvbloke said,   ---> "You gotta be in it to win it !!!" ;D "

If you want to see the phones of past Auction Contests, click -> HERE <-


S C O R E B O A R D

$    275.00 - poplar1  ( 8 )
Final bid of $500.00 did not exceed the reserve price
$    650.00 - kleinkaliber  ( 7 )
$    700.00 - Kenton K  ( 3 )
$    747.00 - tallguy58  ( 1 )
$    800.00 - Fabius  ( 5 )
$    850.00 - HarrySmith  ( 2 )
$    899.00 - Russ Kirk  ( 9 )
$    935.00 - WesternElectricBen  ( 4 )
$ 1,000.00 - Sargeguy  ( 6 )
$ 1,250.00 - wds  ( 10 )



Early Morning Auction Status Changes

10-05-14     Listed     $         0.99
10-06-14      2 bids    $       49.99
10-07-14    10 bids    $     207.50
10-08-14    10 bids    $     207.50
10-09-14    18 bids    $     465.00
10-10-14    18 bids    $     465.00
10-11-14    18 bids    $     465.00
10-12-14    19 bids    $     480.00
10-12-14      9 bidders 23 bids $500.00 (did not exceed reserve price) Ended at 16:23:31 PDT
« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 07:34:19 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 09:36:00 PM »
$747
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 09:37:09 PM »
$850.00
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 09:39:40 PM »
I'll say $700.

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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 09:44:06 PM »
I don't know, It looks funny to me. I didn't know AE made two pieces. It looks like its got a newer AE coin channel. There also no dial shroud.

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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 09:46:57 PM »
935.00

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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 10:01:40 PM »
$800
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 10:21:59 PM »
There is a sucker born every minute $1000
« Last Edit: October 05, 2014, 10:55:40 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 10:31:22 PM »
$650

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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2014, 10:42:30 PM »
$275---The very definition of a Frankenphone. 20% Gray Paystation Co., 80% phonecoinc.com
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2014, 10:45:36 PM »
935.00
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New avatar, eh?

Yep, I thought it was a unique phone, being that it is a manual 440 set.

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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2014, 11:31:42 PM »
935.00
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New avatar, eh?

Yep, I thought it was a unique phone, being that it is a manual 440 set.

Ben
Yeah, I thought it looked like a Phoneco "creation", with the cheap looking internals and obviously new looking exterior.

On another note, nice avatar, Ben! ;D
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2014, 06:12:14 AM »
The consensus is to let the contest go forward and rather than be critical of it, the phone, discuss it as to what it is and why it has value to now 8 high feedback buyers who have pushed the price up to $202 in 6 hours of it being listed. Maybe the parts are worth more than the whole? Or some other reason. It is being sold by somebody who is shipping it from California and who took the photos of the phone in March of 2006, a long way from Galesville, Wisconsin and over 8 years ago.

So, what is it and what's it worth? Let the educational discussion begin, and guesses, flow . . .
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 02:15:27 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Auction 140: Gray 3 Slot Rotary Dial Two Piece Payphone - Ends 10/12/14
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2014, 06:53:36 AM »
Here's the 3% "no crowding" gap spreadsheet for this contest with 8 guesses.

Available guesses or guess ranges are shown in GREEN within the small black bordered box.
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