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Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:59 pm
by banditboy67
Hi all.
How much would a decent Riviera OXO be worth on 2p?

Thx
BB

Re: Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm
by pennymachines
In the Arena sales results, there's one at £90, one at £100 and one at £310. Make of that what you will...

Re: Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:49 pm
by banditboy67
Not sought after I assume?

Re: Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:31 pm
by badpenny
.…. I've just spent 45 minutes writing a lengthy reply, and it disappeared.

BP :#:

Re: Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:39 am
by malcymal
I don't think they are so popular with us guys, most are Powell's conversions. I've owned two good ones, a Riviera OXO and an Aristocrat Esprit OXO, both Powell conversions which were traded to me from a working amusement arcade in Pagham in exchange for two Ballys. The third, another Riviera, was quite tatty with blemished chrome work.

I would still buy one at the right price because they are quite good fun in the home as a money box but the factors I would look for are the quality of the chrome work that is whether they still have chrome. Many have been stove enamelled with a hammered grey/black colour. They do sell well to those who aren't concerned about authenticity of look/coinage etc and I have shifted them very quickly.

I sold my Riviera on 10p play for £350 around five years ago. It was exceptional condition and could be set to 1 or 2 play per 10p, it had a £4.00 jackpot.
The Esprit. also on 10p play, sold for £325.00 also in great condition, gleaming chrome. Even the tatty one fetched 275. Both, either on 2p or 10p play can be temperamental on payout due to the later coin thickness changes. You will get short payouts and with my machines' constant jams on coin slides on the higher wins due to the thickness of coins. More likely fixable by some filing.

Re: Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:52 am
by pennymachines
badpenny wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:31 pm
.…. I've just spent 45 minutes writing a lengthy reply, and it disappeared.
Infuriating! I now use the Firefox add-on Form History Control to avoid this.

Re: Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:54 am
by badpenny
Basically I just waffled on a bit about …
.… horses for courses …
... not so much a collector's machine …
... although good for someone starting out …
… in this hobby we tend to begin by buying machines we played in our youth, so not so much us geriatric scrotes ...
… likely to do better sales wise at a general collectors' sale as an impulsive purchase for someone who had never considered one yet falls in love with it on the day.

IMHO
BP !!JUNK!!

Re: Riviera OXO approximate price please

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:16 pm
by banditboy67
Thanks' for the replies lads, that's me wanting machines I played as a youth on the piers in Blackpool... Great memories!!