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by roger
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Calling all WHALES
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Calling all WHALES

rich gut.jpg I have visited many major museums but have yet to see a coin-op exhibit. These machines formed such a large part of our culture but could become unknown to future generations. Museums are crammed with dinosaur bones, Egyptian artifacts and old cars but nary a coin-op. So why not a few ...
by roger
Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Back to Night School
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Back to Night School

dunce cap.jpg In my recent posting "Harpoon or Shaft" I inquired as to what could cause a DIGGER motor to run backward. NOT ONE REPLY so I called a local electrical supply company. Apparently, a motor will run backward if the negative and positive wires are reversed. If I am now the leadi...
by roger
Thu Feb 15, 2024 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Woe IS ME !!

shock.jpg My coin-op repairs can be described in one word.......DISASTER I am the first one to admit that I do not have any mechanical skills. I have survived near fatal shocks, numerous trips to the emergency room, 3 hernia operations, plus lasting scars over my entire body....Our local ambulane d...
by roger
Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:41 pm
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
by roger
Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

:HaHa: :HaHa: I also wish to point out that a little "hanky panky" at an auction does not warrant a head chopping, especially, by that guy pictured in the cutoff pantaloons. ROGER
by roger
Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:30 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

I found this article which shows that I am not the only one who finds that some WHALES abuse the bidding system by intimidating those collectors with limited budgets. ROGER P.S. Maybe Gameswat will now understand the difference between a good vs bad WHALE Intimidating the Competition.pdf
by roger
Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

Coppinpr indicated that he has his own opinion as to why posting occasionally drops off in the Forum.
Let's hear some constructive idears so something can be done to rectify the problem. ROGER
by roger
Tue Feb 06, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

For the past few years I have spent just 10 mins around the time of the forums birthday checking to see how healthy it is (Im two weeks early this year as I will be in Sicily on the actual birthday. So here is this years "State of the forum" The forum will be 12 years old this November. T...
by roger
Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

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by roger
Sun Feb 04, 2024 11:00 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

Hi Gameswat: Great question as to why my friend Ken Rubin never fell into that category which I faulted in my post. The main thrust of my post were those Whales who make a display of their wealth. They try to intimidate the little guys by their manner of bidding which is explained in my post. ROGER
by roger
Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

HI MR. P !!CHEERS!! !!CHEERS!! **xXx** You are a great stabilizing influence on this Forum. You certainly have a great understanding of how different cultures perceive the same events in so many different ways. Your humor is much appreciated and it is very gratifying to read your responses to my pos...
by roger
Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

Hi Moonriver.......
Way back on July 8, 2023 you posted that ROGER should not be taken too seriously.

Your latest post (above) sure sounds like you are not following your own advice. ROGER
by roger
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

WOW GAMESWAT......At first I thought you were talking about "Jack the Ripper". jacj 3ripper.jpg Secondly, you should realize that the Devil made me do it. Thirdly, I have received absolution from the Pope. Fourthly, the Statute of Limitations has expired. Fifthly, I should have received &...
by roger
Sat Feb 03, 2024 12:56 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A few years ago...
Replies: 1
Views: 375

A few years ago...

I have fond memories of playing SKEE_BALL machines at the local Penny Arcade
I recently found this smaller version which was designed for small arcades and home use.
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Has any member ever seen one ?? ROGER
by roger
Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

STOOL PIGEON

Mr P came up with U.S. code 18, Section 1343 and wants to send me to the slammer for bidding on my own machines.

This carries a sentence of 20 years and if my math is right I'll be 117 when you see my next posting

WHAT A PAL....................Roger
by roger
Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

It is called "Whale Watching"
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by roger
Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Harpoon or Shaft ???

There are two kinds of Whales....One swims in the ocean and gets harpooned. whale.jpg The other whale flaunts his wealth at an auction and gets shafted... Dealers circle them like a pack of wolves. money man.jpg I hate the Whale bidder who extends his paddle in the air for the entire bidding process...
by roger
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Machine Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Machine Conversions

Gameswat posted that he purchased old pre-decimal English slots in the United States with specific reference to the large English penny machines. The conversion to the U.S. 50 cts presented a problem because of the difference in thickness between the two coins. I had a standing order with part suppl...
by roger
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Machine Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Machine Conversions

British slot machines flooded the American market when coinage converted to decimal in 1971. Prices fell to a speck over the shipping cost. Collectors in the U.S.A. took advantage of this situation by buying the pre-decimal machines and converting them to U.S. currency. One airline pilot I know. who...
by roger
Sat Jan 27, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Tight Quarters
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Tight Quarters

estate home.jpg Jasper Sanfilippo passed away a few years ago in Chicago leaving a tremendous collection of Coin-Ops housed in this gorgeous home. Let's put it this way...He did not take in boarders. He always managed to squeeze in another All-Win as money or space was of no concern. Surely, Jasper...