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by coppinpr
Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 280
Views: 168132

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

In the hugely successful "Big Bang Theory" a very nice,rare and valuable pinball shows up in scenes shot in the comic book store in more than a dozen episodes. It's a 1950 Genco "Rocket". It's never featured in the show but the many glimpses are tantalizing. Artwork by George Mol...
by coppinpr
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Ebay prices getting out of hand

yes i know what it is, what I meant was simply starting the auction at that point instead of wasting time bidding it up to a point where bidding stops and the item fails to sell, the old idea that reserves encourage more bids (which I guess is what Mr P means) is, in my view at least, no longer vali...
by coppinpr
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Ebay prices getting out of hand

watlingman wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:38 amWhere only you the auctioneer and potential buyers know your reserve
In reality "reserves" are a waste of time. If the item isn't going to be sold under that price then start the auction at that price. If it doesn't sell, the result is the same.
by coppinpr
Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Ebay prices getting out of hand

clubconsoles wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:43 amIsn't this you then, Paul??
ha ha, you got me there, to be honest, I didn't even think of those ads as I really only use them as adverts, 9 times out of ten I switch the buyer to direct sales, buts its true they are there, sorry
by coppinpr
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Ebay prices getting out of hand

You could always list it on here as I’ve heard it’s got thoughts of members and at £5 a go I don’t think you will beat that! As I said, I do not use ebay for slot related items. This is for a small business I run. Yes the rate listed is 12.88%, but if you want any chance of selling an item it costs...
by coppinpr
Sun Feb 25, 2024 9:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Ebay prices getting out of hand

I don't use eBay for slot sales, but I know lots of people do. I do use it a lot for other sales because I don't really have any other options, and believe me, the cost of selling on eBay is getting crazy. If you want to get your product seen at all it's going to cost you a staggering 22% (or more) ...
by coppinpr
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Jennings Continental Star Chief identified
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Jennings Continental Star Chief identified

So you are finally sleeping on the streets then pc
my wife has had control of my wallet for years,she now has control of my house keys as well !SHY!
by coppinpr
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there, Henry here!
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Hi there, Henry here!

welcome to the forum, post some photos of your machines then you will be remembered forever(at least on pennymachines) !SMARTY!
by coppinpr
Mon Feb 19, 2024 12:10 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Jennings Continental Star Chief identified
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Unusual Jennings machine

your right of course, I really think I'm getting too old, I actually put "constellation" instead of "Continental" on the photo on my web site as well as here, im going to have to take things slower, I've just come back from a vacation and before i went I decided to hide my house ...
by coppinpr
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Jennings Continental Star Chief identified
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Jennings Continental Star Chief identified

The "Bonanza Casino" in Reno contacted my site asking if I could ID this Jennings machine they have on display in a glass case on their slot machine floor. I was pleased to be able to help. It is a Jennings you rarely see, a "Constellation" made I believe exclusively for casinos....
by coppinpr
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: We're pampering to the minority ...
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: We're pampering to the minority ...

as to the view of these protesters,it always seems to me they are more interested in being protesters than they are in being involved in a particular cause, this is often underlined by their lack of thinking the subject through. If you banned the riding of horses the horse would have no reason to ex...
by coppinpr
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: We're pampering to the minority ...
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: We're pampering to the minority ...

It is true all publicity is considered good for a cause, but in my view that is not always the case, it can also damage a cause as in this case. These people are instantly labelled as "cranks" and "stupid" by the vast majority, and many people on the fringe of this cause thinking...
by coppinpr
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

oh well, not much point continuing with this thread then, clearly, No changes coming because everything is already perfect I definitely did NOT say questions like the ball size shouldn't be there,of course, they should, what I did say was there is not enough of that kind of question to keep the site...
by coppinpr
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

Thanks Mr. P....I'd rather deal with you than Gameswat,,,,Roger wouldn't we all :lol: for me, the whale bidder is the arrogant flashy bidder who ,in truth, just wants to be seen and heard to advertise his wealth. The most obnoxious example I've ever witnessed was on a cruise some years ago, the shi...
by coppinpr
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Buckley kicker question
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Buckley kicker question

Is that not an earlier attempt to repair the worn kicker? If it is, then the changes you made to the kicker would not help. It could be that the added kicker extension is made of a softer metal and has bent slightly over the years (it looks it). If so, bend it back and test again.
by coppinpr
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

However the sheer knowledge of some members can be intimidating. I'm sure it makes some members wary of posting and risking their wroth (and sarcasm) true :lol: The real key to any forum, on any subject, is post volume. there needs to be a continuous stream of posts so people think to take a daily/...
by coppinpr
Wed Feb 07, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: Can anyone ID this machine?

I managed to get a couple more photos (not very impressive). The owner thinks possibly made by Peter Barson (a new name to me).
I've circled three areas new to me.
by coppinpr
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

I did a yearly "state of the forum" for some years but stopped when activity on the forum took a nose dive (not that it got bad, but quite a drop). I might take a look at the stats and see how it's going now, clearly still strong,but replies are slower to come than they used to be, I have ...
by coppinpr
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:27 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Re: can anyone id this machine?

I couldn't say, I've never seen it close up. The maroon section appears to be attached to a metal area of the same shape.
by coppinpr
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1145

Pete Barson wall machine identified

I'm doing some work for the owner of this machine. I've never seen one before. Anyone have any info? I really need to know if the central wording is at it should be.