Info On Mills Roman Head

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OOOoooooohh Margamatix, you have us in suspense, ip, dip, sky blue.... !SAINT!

I did notice your Hi Top on there and thought about a bid, but this and about 3 other machines disappeared at the same time.....never mind, I have given up on ebay now.....occasionally I make contact with the seller afterwards if I have managed to get their details, but they rarely come back..
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treefrog wrote:OOOoooooohh Margamatix, you have us in suspense, ip, dip, sky blue.... !SAINT!

I did notice your Hi Top on there and thought about a bid, but this and about 3 other machines disappeared at the same time.....never mind, I have given up on ebay now.....occasionally I make contact with the seller afterwards if I have managed to get their details, but they rarely come back..
Well, here's what it looked like last night
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But unfortunately, when I woke up this morning, I found I'd lost the mechanism. God knows where it is, maybe in the car or the laundry basket but I highly doubt it will ever re-appear.

So now it looks like this, showing all of the wounds of its breaking and entering back in the 1960s.
Millsbandit011_zps1706c0ad.jpg

Anyway, I'll list the cabinet on ebay next weekend in case anyone wants to bid on it but I have to stress that the auction is for the cabinet only and there is absolutely no mechanism included. Oh no no no no no.
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I wonder if (edited to remove personal information - Site Admin.) could possibly be "marktol" from this forum?

EDIT, sharper screenshot.
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Too be fair to Mark, I suspect there are many people out there who directly have a punt at machines with sellers and I am sure they get lucky occasionally.......I am one of the few who wonders whether there really is a troll, as I cannot see ebay reacting fast enough....Anyway have you really lost your mechanism, perhaps its under the bed....

Also are you leaving out slot community, from memory from your listing, you were moving somewhere a little tight and needed to clear your beloved machines, surely you can squeeze one or two in your new abode
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Yes,

Indeed it is me. As you mention Treefrog, if there is a machine I'm interested in I will also email the seller to provide my contact details for when it gets pulled from ebay.
margamatix wrote:Funnily enough, I listed a Mills Hi-Top last night, and after an increasingly strident stream of messages insisting that I sold the machine to him directly, which ended with me messaging him
There is no "buy it now" price, please either bid on it or go away and stop wasting my time.
, within an hour my auction had been pulled by ebay. His messaging started by telling me that my auction was likely to be pulled so it would be better to sell it to him directly.
I think you have completely taken my message the wrong way. I simply gave you my email address to contact me if the machine gets removed as I would be interested in purchasing. I also said I would bid on the ebay item itself if it lasted that long.

In the end I decided the machine wasn't worth it as I found your correspondence unnecessarily rude from the outset. Ebay wont let you email a seller after an auction has been removed so you only have a small window of opportunity to pass contact details over before they remove the item. As I mentioned in my email I'm sure you had many other emails from other people also offering their contact details.

At no point was I insisting that you sold the machine to me directly instead and I only inquired as to how much you were expecting to get for the machine to get a feel for if we were likely to be in a similar place. Never did I say 'you would be better off selling to me' either.
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Well, I listed my Aristocrat Arcadian on eBay a few days ago and it was removed within a few hours.

Oi! Mark! Where is my offer then? It has been days now and still not a peep! I am beginning to feel hurt. dirtdog

I have known Mark for some time now and, whilst he is definitely passionate about his bandits, my money is on his integrity. Like Treefrog, I am coming round to the idea that eBay is just getting better at policing their auctions. Either that or there is simply someone out there who gets a kick from pissing people off whilst hiding their identity. Probably think they are a super-hero, or something. Whatever, it just writes off ebay as a means of making room for other machines.
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as I reported in another thread XXX told me that he had ,after a lot of asking, got Ebay to admit to him that it is one person reporting the machines, he told me that it had effected his business so much that he had pestered Ebay to point where they did admit it but would not tell him the name of the person, he said the strongest evidence was of someone in Scotland,
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I was under the impression XXX were dealers in slot machines, surely he has a licence to sell more than one machine. In which case, even if reported by someone to ebay, he only has to prove and provide his licence to sell from the gaming commission and they'll let it remain. Maybe I've got this all wrong and even if you pay out big bucks to the gaming commission, the licence certificate to sell gaming machines is not worth the paper its printed on!!!!!
If thats the case, why would anyone bother getting a gaming licence to sell???

Also XXXl told you ebay told them it was one person. A few years ago I had a run in with ebay over something, it almost went all the way to court, and ebay staff would not provide ANY details unless requested in legal paperwork from my solicitor. Find it odd that he got the information so readily over the phone.

Just one more rant... It still winds me up that hundreds of modern fruit machines remain constantly for sale on ebay??? baffles the life outta me!!!
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Strangely ,and this will come as a shock to most, XXX told me he has no licence and never has had.he could never afford the thousands a year.

He got the info after many calls to ebay from a woman at ebay who was sympathetic to his cause and told him,off the record and in confidence.
the fact that there are hundreds of modern machines that are still usable as gambling machines on ebay is the biggest evidence yet that there is a troll who has a vested interest in vintage machines, ALL those modern machines are subject to the same law yet the ebay police miss ALL of them? . No, as ebay have told me and others on the phone they rely on tip offs only .
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Perhaps we should draft a letter that we could all blitz eBay with in the new year to try and get an on the record response and sort the question out once and for all. Judging by the speed ( lack of ) that it normally takes to get a customer service response from eBay the 'troll' must have a direct line!
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