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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby grains » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:26 pm

Here is the link for the agent.
https://www.gullyhoward.com/pdfs/221570.pdf

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby JC » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:39 pm

Not heard from Jerry, but he had mentioned on here this year may have been the last...
Yes, it was my intention to close at the end of September, as the lease is up for renewal end of next March. However, as it is unlikely that I would be able to open at all this year, I've made the decision to start selling my machines - I shall post more details here toward the end of next week.
Not really the way I wanted it to end :#:

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby moonriver » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:29 pm

JC wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:39 pm
Not heard from Jerry, but he had mentioned on here this year may have been the last...
Yes, it was my intention to close at the end of September, as the lease is up for renewal end of next March. However, as it is unlikely that I would be able to open at all this year, I've made the decision to start selling my machines - I shall post more details here toward the end of next week.
Not really the way I wanted it to end :#:
Sad times

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby badpenny » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:53 pm

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby moonriver » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:50 am

badpenny wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:01 pm
moonriver wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:54 am
well here's some good news, my old penny arcade re-opens on Monday
Super news, give yourself a plug!
Where?
Google Street View?
Inventory?

BP **xXx**
The arcade is at Woodbank Nurseries and Garden Centre, Harden, Bingley, West Yorkshire. BD16 1BE
All the machines are on Old Penny coin and include;
Ahrens 'Marathon Cycle Race' .
4 x Merchantman Cranes.
Modern Enterprises Sailor (Jolly Gardener).
Ahrens 'Firefighters'.
2 x 'Jackpot' allwins.
Strength Tester.
'Bullion'
'Bee Lucky' catcher game
'Payramid'.
'Grand Prix' bandit. + 2 others
'The Gypsy' full size Fortune Teller.
Bryans 'Penny-go-Round.
Penny Points allwin.
Have a Go allwin.
2 x Cromptons 'Tip-em-Off'.
Brenco 'Heads n Tails'.
'12 Winners' allwin.
'Lucky 12' allwin'
Sega 'Derby Day'.
'Win-a-Lot' pinball.
'Tuck Shop' pinball.
Hawtins 'ALL WIN'.
R&W 'Grand National'.
Essex 2 player 'Football'.
'Goal' allwin.
'Doctor Doom' working model.
Bolland 'Frank-n-Stein' working model
Bolland 'Bloody Tower' working model
'Dracula and the Spook' working model.
'Carousel' allwin.
Modern Enterprises 'Laughing Policeman'.
'Treble Chance' allwin.
'Appy Arry'. singing figure
6-drawer Fortune Teller.
'Win a Penguin' allwin.
Brenco 'Triple Tap'.
'Win a Polo' allwin.
Cromptons 'Penny Shooter'.
'Old MacDonalds' catcher game.
'Win a Kit Kat' allwin.
2 player 'Racer'.
Allwin De luxe
'Steer-a-Ball'.
Bryans 'All Sport'.
'Win and Place' allwin.
2 player 'The Twins'.
Cromptons 2 player 'Ice Hockey'.
2 player 'Blow Ball'.
'Easy 9' allwin.
'shoot penny into barrels' allwin
'your penny's the ball' allwin

Plus other machines that swap over

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby brigham » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:14 am

Don't remember the 'Tuck Shop'.
Is that a new arrival?

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby bryans fan » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:39 am

WOW! That is some list moonriver!
Try squeezing them into a 3 bed semi :lol:

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby speedwell » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:13 am

Jerry I am really sorry to hear about the impending closure of your arcade. All I can do is wish you well. These are sad times indeed.

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby scorpa163 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:15 am

Jerry,
Sorry to hear about your closure. These are very trying times.
Never been to your arcade, it's a long way from Yorkshire.
I hope you are not falling out of love with this fascinating hobby of ours, with your announcement of impending machine sales.
PLEASE, please keep the Coventry auctions going, we all look forward to them.
Going to make a call at Moonriver's arcade in near future (complete with rubber gloves!).

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby moonriver » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:09 pm

It's hugely difficult to operate a stand alone vintage arcade for a variety of reasons we have discussed on the forum before in relation to overheads, footfall etc., and riding on the back of a well established family visit destination works in this case.
The garden centre also has a pets and aquatics department with resident secret weapon 'star' Elvis the macaw. Elvis has a birthday weekend event and he is free flying a lot of the time! If I'm in the arcade and I overhear parents talking with their kids it's always they've come for "penny arcade, Elvis, and ice cream", (not necessarily in that order), but each used as a tool to move the party along.
It's a real shame Jerry you didn't have a final good season to finish on.


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