Author Topic: GTE Rotary Payphone  (Read 298 times)

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?

Offline trainman

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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.

Offline Haf

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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.

« 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...