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moonriver
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Re: Clacton-on-Sea - The Pier Bally Machines

Postby moonriver » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:34 pm

see it - like it - buy it
real bargains usually present themselves for a brief moment and then are snapped up. cash is always king.
If you have to go away to get;
1. money,
2. to think about it,
3. a van,
4. someone to help you,
5. to ask permission
..... and the 'bargain' is still there when you return, then;
a. you were extremely lucky
b. It wasn't really a bargain

cheeky
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Re: Clacton-on-Sea - The Pier Bally Machines

Postby cheeky » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:34 pm

Completely true, although in this case they were just belly glasses that were binned. Dozens of them!!! :-(

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Re: Clacton-on-Sea - The Pier Bally Machines

Postby sweetmeats » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:55 am

A maxim I have always found to be true was told to me many years ago is as follows, The tickets of opportunity are stamped valid this day only.

cheeky
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Re: Clacton-on-Sea - The Pier Bally Machines

Postby cheeky » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:16 am

The broken ‘belly’ glasses wouldn’t have been much use. Still on the hunt for an odd machine if one escaped.

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Re: Clacton-on-Sea - The Pier Bally Machines

Postby cheeky » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:24 pm

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Well, I found the machine or one similar used on Walton Pier. That’s good news but the bad news is that I found it after it was sold on EBay and sadly the new owner re-purposed the machine and binned the glass.

Now we have a photo, has anyone seen a machine like this for sale?


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