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by margamatix
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Legal Action against Steve Hunt.
Replies: 5
Views: 3040

In the email I sent you I gave you seven days to refund my subscription with my expenses and if you don't, then I am going to obtain a CCJ against you. You are no different to anybody else who makes a contract. You are under a legal obligation to honour it and if you don't pay up then it is going to...
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: When is it illegal to sell a slot machine?
Replies: 31
Views: 10347

Re: The LAw

Badpenny wrote:
I refer you to my post of this morning. It is not illegal to own gaming machines, It is illegal to deal in them.
With all due respect, I disagree with you. The law does not encompass vintage penny slot machines.
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How do you get the reels to spin faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

My own preferred method is to separate the top and bottom halves of the mechanism, making notes of where the various circlips etc are fitted and then give the bottom half a paraffin wash with a half-inch paintbrush, which removes all of the congealed grease and the swarf which seems to cling to it. ...
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Legal Action against Steve Hunt.
Replies: 5
Views: 3040

Legal Action against Steve Hunt.

I have written to Steve Hunt giving him seven days to refund my AAM subscription along with my expenses, a total of £282. If he does not respond, refunding my claim in full I am going to start a County Court action against him and/or his business. County Court action is nowhere near as daunting as i...
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How do you get the reels to spin faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3636

Personally I dislike WD40 other than for a "quick fix" and always use light machine oil for lubrication of bandits.

The lightest wipe with a piece of kitchen towel is enough and the general rule I apply is "if you can see oil, then you have used too much".
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: When is it illegal to sell a slot machine?
Replies: 31
Views: 10347

My argument if questioned about selling a vintage machine would be that since it was not capable of operating on legal tender or anything that could be construed as a token, that it was by definition "scrap". Out of interest, does anyone know if a private vendor has ever been approached by the law w...
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: When is it illegal to sell a slot machine?
Replies: 31
Views: 10347

I may be wrong- in fact it is my default position :D :D :D - but I thought I had read somewhere that machines operating on a stake of no more than 2p were exempt from this legislation?
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: When is it illegal to sell a slot machine?
Replies: 31
Views: 10347

Well, I possibly don't understand the law then. I can understand that an Allwin could maybe be described as a game of skill, but a one-armed-bandit or a Bryan's clock couldn't possibly be and yet I see plenty on eBay being sold by private individuals. I'm not finding fault with your position here re...
by margamatix
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: When is it illegal to sell a slot machine?
Replies: 31
Views: 10347

When is it illegal to sell a slot machine?

I'm curious to know about the legality of buying or selling a machine which does not reach its reserve at auction. Obviously it does not become illegal ever to sell such a machine, but what is the time or distance from the auction at which such a sale is not illegal? (This topic has been edited and ...
by margamatix
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Allwins and the Like.. How do they work?
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

They are very simple, and I'll try to post some video as you suggest, but lighting conditions are too poor at the moment and I don't have any supplementary lighting, but here's how mine works. The dropping of the penny activates a see-saw lever which releases the ball. If you lose, the ball returns ...