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Will you be re-subscribing?

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Re: AMM is it the end?

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:49 am

I'll watch it for a week, and if it doesn't re-appear I'll regretfully remove our links to it.

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Re: AMM is it the end?

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:37 pm

just starting to collect machines found the website aam ' i sent in a subscription last month ?? has it closed now ?? guess i will get the cheque sent back to me any day now

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Re: AMM is it the end?

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:37 pm

If you have read what's been said before on this string I think you'll have picked up the gist of where things stand (and figure that next month's issue is unlikely to be 'in the post'). I think all of us who have had outstanding subscriptions will be most interested to see if you get your cheque back...or more interested to see whether he has the cheek to cash it! That being said, the magazine is fondly missed..though this website does offer some solace.

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Postby margamatix » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:44 pm

I completely agree, and I too found the letter arrogant and offensive.

I am also not interested in the new format- here's a quote

"The intention is to produce a very basic advertising medium, similar to how the AAM first started, no time consuming glossy print or fancy articles, just a regular method to keep in touch and buy and sell their stuff"

Well, why would anyone pay £36 per year for that? If I just want to look at machines for sale, I can visit eBay for nothing. If I want to "keep in touch", I can do that here, far more effectively and for nothing.

Very much unimpressed.

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Postby margamatix » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:26 am

the writs in the post wrote:
To my mind, annoying as the two year 'hicup' has been, better the glimmer of a mag and auction calander than none at all.
I paid £36 to read articles about collecting and restoring slot machines, and about amusement park and fairground rides along with photographs etc.

I did not pay £36 to receive a photocopied list of the same hopelessly overvalued machines for sale every single month.

I feel that we have all been incredibly patient here. After about a year without the appearance of AAM, a post was made on this forum about the magazine's disappearance. Within two days, I had received a mailing from Steve Hunt, grumbling about "internet libel" and promising exciting new developments with the magazine soon.

One year on, nothing whatsoever has happened, but within days of someone else starting a thread, I have received by post another "jam tomorrow" mailing, the main purpose of which seems to be to advertise his forthcoming auction.

I have been saving for over a year now to add a £350 allwin to my very small collection, and getting my £36 back would mean a lot to me. To read that Steve Hunt spent over £1000 at a Christies auction when he has repeatedly ignored my emails asking for a refund simply adds insult to injury.

I would urge both buyers and sellers to boycott his auction.

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Postby badpenny » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:09 pm

To my mind, annoying as the two year 'hicup' has been, better the glimmer of a mag and auction calander than none at all..............
An interesting slant on things I feel.

When John Hamson folded his magazine following finding himself at the wrong end of someone spiking his live auctions, he immediately sent out cheques for the outstanding subscriptions. In fact he even paid for a year's subscription that had been won in a competition. That I believe is gentlemanly conduct and honouring one's committments.
My subscription to AAM either ended just before its demise or I may have been owed a copy or two I really don't know, however I had no intention of renewing as my owed copies in exchange for contributions were not honoured and the format no longer matched my interest.

As for the opening comment from a previous poster regarding "glimmers" & auctions calendars". If I do business with anyone who then gives me cause at anytime to think that self gain is more important to them, than, how others view them. I tend to distance myself.
Good reputations need constant maintenance and once muddied take a lot more to get clean than is often realised. This is an essential rule when in business or relying upon the support and goodwill of others.

I wish Steve well with his future enterprises.... as I would anyone, but will not be visiting, his pier or his auctions. Old sayings about chickens coming home to roost etc. spring to mind.
Hells teeth! I'm beginning to sound like my old dad now!

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Postby pennymachines » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:44 pm

I think enough spleen has been vented.
I'm locking this topic.

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AAM Flyer

Postby bryansjim » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:24 pm

AAM topic merge - Site Admin
Received a flyer from the AAM today its seems a lot of subscriptions had ended before the magazine did (mine had not). No mention of internet liable in this one and Steve has a lot of catering equipment for sale.
Anyone care to comment?

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Postby coin-op » Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:30 pm

There's already been a closed off debate about anything to do with all issues associated with the AAM mag situation etc, so there does'nt seem to be much topic here to comment on. Basically a flyer has materialised. So really it's case of take it and use it or don't. :-?


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