Late M. Harris Snr. Slot Machine Spares Sale 19/08/18

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Very good work you have done, a pleasure to see the site !THUMBS!. Only huge problem for me is the date :dammit: :dammit:, let’s see if i can do the impossible....
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Just to confirm to everyone that our friend dutchboy isn't the same person that wants to drive over and buy up what's left after the event. !THUMBS!
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That’s right, i wish i have the space..... i only need some parts for my two chiefs, but to miss an event like this is a sad. I saw there is a direct flight to nottingham.
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It's just up the road from me, so I'll try & get there after my nightshift. Incidentally, I bought one of my first bandits off Mick Jnr, 20 years ago.
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I also bought my first bandit from Mick five years ago. Collected it from his home. The smoothest running machine of all that I have.
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I’m sure I must have met this bandit legend but for the life of me, I can’t place him. Are there any photos of this gentleman that could be published?
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Thanks PM. I vaguely remember chatting with him but it’s the noisey young ones I tend to remember like BadPenny. Incredible man though and obviously the font of all knowledge on slots - not BadPenny - but that’s true too.
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The countdown starts ……….

18 days to go

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I’m jealous :(
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Don't be jealous, come a day early and stay over the night before with one of us.
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I would love to come bp, there is a direct flight nearby so not a problem at all with an overnight. But the date is impossible for me. But I wish you all very happy day!
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I've been contacted by a member reminding me that I said that nearer the time I'd offer trade tables.

So now you've had time to see what we're offering for disposal and if you have related items to offer for sale then there's no restriction.
The fee for a table is £45.
The interest in this day is most impressive, not only from this forum but it's also been well received on all of The FaceAche sites.
So if you've got stuff to move on pm me, so I can include yours in the marketing updates.

Just to remind you, selling out of the boots of cars is not in the spirit of this event and will not be tolerated.


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Could confirm if there are any sale tables booked selling machines.
Thanks
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I only put the announcement up a couple of days back Pete, if organising auctions is anything to go by, vendors will get their arses in gear 2 days before the event.
People don't always seem to appreciate a god given opportunity when they fall over one, and continue to shove their stuff on eBay even though they are prepared to do a deal anyway.
Likewise marketing is best done a couple of weeks before the event not on the eve of it!

I have a couple of people sucking their hair and scratching their teeth.
What might help them to decide would be if members were to mail in their wants and desires to motivate others to search behind the clocks on their mantlepieces and objectively decide whether they're going to ever do anything with that pile of woodworm ridden treasure they haven't looked at for years.

From the feedback I'm getting from individuals, in a fortnight we should have a packed event. I for one will be gluing a coin slot on my granny's forehead and a price tag on her arm.


This could become a yearly event or it could be just a one off, the outcome is in the hands of you guys.


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I will see you there. Sounds like it is going to be a great day. My wanted list is on this site already.
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As it's a week tomorrow I thought I'd describe in advance what's going to happen and how.

When the large roller shutter door opens you'll be faced by a concreted floored area with a large U shaped tabled area.
It will be split into areas, each containing everything at a set price. For example, the first few tables will contain everything at £1. Subsequent tables will contain things at higher prices.

You will find plastic carriers to use into which you place your purchases, take a different bag when you move onto different prices. By the time you arrive at the checkout you should be carrying several bags each containing a number of items, but of prices common to each bag.

It's up to you not to mix up the contents, if you do, then everything in that bag will be charged at the highest price item. So it's to your advantage to carefully control what you're doing. There should be no need for anyone to be asking prices but it doesn't mean you can't.

Depending on how many are wanting attention at the same time there will be a couple or three of us available to help and advise. Before 2.00pm we'll expect you to only buy what you need of items of restricted numbers like escalators/JPs/Cash boxes etc. This is to let everyone get a chance however we shall allow individuals to buy bulk, or all that we have of an item after 2.00pm, but don't expect much of a discount.

At the checkout each of your bags will be emptied and priced, if you haven't brought your own bags to transfer your treasures to, then there will be large paper bags you may avail yourselves off and Tuff Crates you may purchase. Don't damage the plastic bags you've been using they may need to be used again.

All transactions are cash, no cards. The BBQ will offer burgers etc, canned drinks and will be set up just outside and a couple of kettles will be on constant boil.

Regarding trade tables, I have been promised three attendees, however nobody has sent me a list yet of what they're bringing, so we'll have to wait and see. Those of you who know me should be assured that I've always been straight and reliable, I have never promised Bryans Bumpers etc that at the last moment fail to materialise ...... so if I hear anything before next Sunday I'll announce it.
At the moment all I can confirm is that I have been told there will be three tables containing big items not part of The Spares Sale.


I look forward to seeing you there.
Have a great day.
Be careful when browsing you don't want to get confused while carrying your own bag and the ones carrying your intended purchases.
Familiarise yourself with the T&Cs on the website https://jeremyclapham.wixsite.com/spares-event

And do make yourself known to us.

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Hello Badpenny
You said to mention wants in advance of Sundays sale. I am looking for a complete Watling Rol-A-Top mechanism on any denomination. I know that there are very few Watling mechanisms about. I would be willing to pay around £500 - £600 if the mechanism is complete and the escalator works. It will be easy to find me on Sunday. I will be the guy wearing a wanted watling mechanism sign stuck to my chest.
Thanks, any help greatly appreciated, Lol (Laurence)
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Oh, how jealous am I. I was hoping to be there but alas, I had ankle surgery on Wednesday and that's put paid to any plans I have of joining you all. I hope that there aren't any Sega Bell 1d escalators (proper ones) for sale. I needed two but I'll have to wait until the next auction. Such is life!

Please take loads of photos/videos. I would love to spend Monday morning in tears.

Whatever you find, buy, regret not buying, I hope you all a have a wonderful day. See you at the Coventry auction later this year, assuming there is one.
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