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« on: July 02, 2008 09:15:57 AM »

Hey! 

I'm designing a new bag, but I need some rotary phone parts to put them together.  It's a really modern design, and I need the parts to tweak it and make it reproducable. 

Anyway, my question is, where do I get rotary phones for less than $40?  I've checked all the thrift stores in town and no luck.  And I've looked in a lot of antique stores, but they want upwards of $40 each, and each phone will only provide parts for one bag. 

My budget per phone is only like $5.  Is this totally unrealistic?  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Help is totally appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008 09:46:32 AM »

I'm in the UK, so this may not apply to you, but vintage rotary phones are now sold in Antique shops for quite a lot of money.  I think if you find the odd one at a private sale for a low price you should count yourself lucky.  I do think it's unlikely you'll find very many for such a low price though.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008 07:10:34 PM »

Try searching on line or advertising on free classified websites for rotary phones. Some people prob have 1 or 2 in their basement collecting dust.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008 12:53:16 PM »

You could try putting a wanted in your local craigslist.com. Best Wishes!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008 01:43:43 AM »

I'm in Melbourne, Australia and I saw the other day, an Op Shop (like Salvation Army) had 3 rotary phones in the window!  I can't remember how much they were, but they were cheap!  I reckon someone's gran had just died and the family donated the phones.  Putting an ad up on craigslist is a good idea, too.
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