Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:04 am
I thought I'd drop in and check the status of slot collecting in general.
It's not like the ol' days when myself, George, Jerry, Dave, and the usual gang would be there at every venue, swapping, selling, buying. We were like a team.
Lets look at what went wrong:
1) The number of slot machine collectors has not increased proportionally.
2) "People" in general don't seem to have as much spare cash.
3) Most collectors by now have the machines they wanted.
4) Genuine "basket cases" (restorable slots found "as is") are rare.
5) We (or certainly I) don't seem to get offered machines from friends of friends any more (or was I just lucky?).
5) The desire for 1970s+ machines is not the same as for those from the electro-mechanical era (maybe because most of them were huge).
Nice to see the website is still going strong. Not too sure about the political comments though - there's a time and place if you know what I mean.
Take care all.XX
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