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moonriver
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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby moonriver » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:29 pm

This whole thread is reminiscent of a certain American picker who likes to use this forum for valuation advice, disappears for a while, then pops up again and does the same again.
When you ask which is best, if you really don't know anything about machines then you should simply go for which one you like the look of the most and make sure it works.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby your-such-a-slot » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:54 pm

I like to own the best.
I don't want to have the best Ford Anglia in town, I want to have the best Lamb
so if I have the chance of buying guidance of which is a prize piece and which is an OK piece is what I am trying to find out.

These are not in the UK, they are all for sale and before I talk turkey on buying any it would have been nice to have an idea on what I'm buying.

I didn't want to go to him and negotiate on the biggest rust bucket he has.

That's all guys. I guess the answer will be if you like the rust bucket, who cares.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby treefrog » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:58 pm

Problem is we can’t answer that question as we can only see the fronts and have no idea on condition, operation or originality.... a risk you take if buying from a long way away.....

From what I see I suspect most are OK, but you would need to take into account the risk. Pick one you like and ask for many more pictures including of the mechanism and inside of casing.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby your-such-a-slot » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:03 pm

No, you can't see inside, but you could say, 'hey that green one on the right - if that was fully restored it would be a beast, the others are two a penny and I wouldn't bother with them'. I am none the wiser on the selection I have been offered. I am trying to learn.
I guess you're all having a good laugh.

Maybe the American Picker came and went because he was made to feel like a fool. I am starting to wish I had not mentioned it.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby treefrog » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:09 pm

The green machine does stand out and is a typical Vega casino type with the full face panel/facade often lit up. This says Las Vegas Club, which was a well known and one of the oldest casinos in Vegas started in 1930 and was pulled down last year.

Ask the seller if there is any history with the machine, condition and pictures... it looks nice.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby your-such-a-slot » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:11 pm

Thank you. I will start there. I will see what info I get sent over.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby moonriver » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:21 pm

The American picker is far too thick skinned to be bothered about what anyone else thinks about him.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby coppinpr » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:44 pm

I didn't think my long post above did anything else but try and help. Like one or two others, like TF, we tried to help. Seems one or two others have taken against you because they think, perhaps unfairly, you are not giving all the info you have, but that will happen on this forum... believe me... I know. Please don't think we are all having a go at you, we are not. :cool:

I think the problem is, and if indeed you are very new to collecting slots is understandable, you say openly you only want the best... There isn't a best, and the long standing collectors on the forum know that, so they are looking at this differently from you. There isn't even a "best of this lot" for we would, most likley, all disagree on our first choice. There isn't even a "most valuable". Sell this lot at auction one day and the same lot on another day with different buyers and prices would flip flop.

If what you're saying is you... let's say... want the most authentic Hi-top there, well it's impossible, unless you're there and give them all very close scrutiny. Some may well have the correct TYPE of mech inside but not many will have the mech that came with the machine when new. These were intentionally interchangeable during repair or service. They have all seen a lot of work over almost 50 years. Many may have started life as the pick of a Vegas casino and ended their working life at Joe's Diner just across the Nevada state line. Like Tom says, pick a couple you like the look of and ask for as many photos of the case and the mech (outside the case) as you can get.

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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby badpenny » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:35 pm

Before you start going down the road of assuming I am (or anybody else) is not friendly towards you I suggest you re-read this topic, count how many questions you have been asked in an attempt to help you. Then count how many times you didn't answer, that is very frustrating.
If you can't appreciate how difficult it is to help you, then try this .......

Which of these is any good, are there any I should avoid?
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Re: Are these bandits any good?

Postby clubconsoles » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:09 pm

Your-such-a-slot,
I'm afraid I agree with badpenny here. He is, after all, forum moderator. You ask many questions but chose to answer few. That is not a good start and will get peoples' backs up. You did not respond to my pm??? I would hazard a guess you have had many pm's which you have not answered!!! Help is a two way street. If you put in the work to endear yourself to the people you are asking for help, you do yourself a tremendous service.

My advice, for what it's worth!
Buy one you like for what you feel is a good price. Once you have your one, tell the others on here where they are and prices sought. You will not make any money on buying them and trying to sell them on at a profit. As they not in the UK they will attract Duty @ 20% as well as VAT and shipping and crating costs. There will be virtually no chance of you making any money on these so take what you want and let us collectors take a shot at the rest!!


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