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Offline tanderson78

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GTE Rotary Payphone
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:36:37 AM »
A guy about 30 miles away has a bunch of payphones, signs and booths for sale.  One of them is a GTE single slot rotary, apparently in working order, for $225.  It's the first one I've seen listed on Craigslist or eBay in the two years I've been collecting phones. Opinions on it's being a good deal?

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 07:53:49 AM »
First question I would ask is, Is it locked? If it is locked, and there are no keys, you will never get inside.

I would try to get the price down. you can still find single slots easily.

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 12:52:09 PM »
Even if  $ 225 might be not the best deal you are right. AE rotary single payphones are quite hard to come by. I would do it, as I don't wanted to spend long time searching for another one with better price. And you're still doin better than original retail price!

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 01:27:22 PM »
Being able to pick it up saves a big shipping cost. Rotary Single Slots are much more difficult to find as compared to Touch Call sets...sort of the opposite of three slot payphones. As mentioned, see if upper and lower keys are included or at least the locks are not present in the phone rather than being locked up without any keys. Then depending on condition try the "Can you do a little better" routine.

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« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 11:10:51 PM by AE_Collector »

Offline tanderson78

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 09:30:39 PM »
The picture does show keys in both locks, and it is only a 45 minute drive...

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 01:25:40 PM »
Did you get it?
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Offline tanderson78

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 01:11:34 PM »
I had planned on getting it but the guy pulled his Craigslist ad I can't contact him anyway. Bummer.

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 10:30:34 AM »
I am that guy and I still have the phone. Just been very busy with work etc. I have been meaning to re list on Craigslist. Just have not had time.  I have Payphones and booths that I need to get posted. Call or text 330-690-7386. Thanks, John

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2018, 10:49:39 AM »
Post them here in the classifieds as well John just in case someone sees something that they can drive over to pick up OR maybe some items can be shipped. You get a much larger crowd of people here who are infected with “Phoneitis” than on CL just in your area.

I sent tanderson78 a PM link to Fleetcmat’s reply here to help ensure that he sees it.

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« Last Edit: April 21, 2018, 12:12:36 PM by AE_Collector »

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018, 11:45:50 AM »
Agreed! lots more pontential customers here! Including me!
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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 03:22:20 PM »
I agree Terry. Thanks for the tip. I will work on that. I am traveling for work over the next several weeks but will get it going. Thanks again!

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Re: GTE Rotary Payphone
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2018, 02:24:01 AM »
Sorry gang, I haven't logged in in a long time. Been working on projects around the house including some mopeds. I hope to get back into phones in a month or two.