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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection...help wanted

Postby slotalot » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:04 pm

Thanks for those kind words chaps :woops:
The cheque will be in the post first thing Monday ;-)

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection...help wanted

Postby moonriver » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:05 pm

chris roadhog wrote:This topic just confirms how difficult it is to set up and successfully run a penny arcade.
I agree. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to your arcade before everything had to go into storage. It shows those who like the idea of operating their collection but never got around to it that it's incredibly hard to do so and make money (rather than doing it for love) on operating vintage machines alone.

The footfall and space required, combined with the commercial rent and rates just to be in a good location, plus costs, electricity, security, insurance, public liability, staff wages, before anyone even walks through the door (and of course the British weather to contend with during the season) is hard work. Unless heavily subsidized on rent, or teaming up with another successful attraction, the investment and running costs are hard to justify. I hope you find another good location soon.
As far as our Mr Slot is concerned - he's a real gem!

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection...help wanted

Postby chris roadhog » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:54 pm

You've just hit the nail there Mr Moon! Next time I set up shop I will send Mr Slotalot out in a "magical mystery tour bus" to collect all fellow slotties from far and wide! No excuses then ha ha!

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection...help wanted

Postby moonriver » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:54 pm

Ha ha OK. The trouble with that is none of them would spend any money!

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection...help wanted

Postby slotalot » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:57 pm

chris roadhog wrote:You've just hit the nail there Mr Moon! Next time I set up shop I will send Mr Slotalot out in a "magical mystery tour bus" to collect all fellow slotties from far and wide! No excuses then ha ha!
Ready when you are Chris... :o
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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection...help wanted

Postby chris roadhog » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:21 am

HA HA! that is so funny mate, I can see you at the wheel cruising along. :HaHa:

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection...help wanted

Postby classicgambler » Sun May 03, 2015 10:30 am

By looking at their website, it looks OK but nothing in there to say anything about old allwins or working models or even one arm bandits but I suppose it's building on that. Looks like they have a good collection of old rides too. It reminds me of our place in Dingles. I'm sure some of you guys would love to visit us one day - loads of old machines in our penny arcade and loads of other machines scattered around too, including old pinball machines, but I must add that while there are over 70 machines in Dingles, and it gets packed out, trying to keep them running all day WHILST people put in different coins in the wrong slot and not the right coins is a very big challenge. But it's what I love doing to say the least.
chris roadhog wrote:I will send Mr Slotalot out in a "magical mystery tour bus" to collect all fellow slotties from far and wide! No excuses then ha ha!
I WANT ONE - I'm loving that. :D

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection... help wanted

Postby chris roadhog » Thu May 07, 2015 9:10 am

We visited Scarborough Fair yesterday and quite enjoyed it, they were having a tea dance and the OAPs defo having a ball!
Having invested millions into purpose built buildings filled with steam engines,fairground rides,vehicles,organs and a ballroom,why have an arcade displaying dead machines yet giving you the option to buy 5 old pennys for a pound?
Maybe a simple sign saying "display only" then if and when they get fixed it could be an added bonus to give a few pennys with your £7.50 admission charge? just saying.........

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection... help wanted

Postby badpenny » Thu May 07, 2015 9:58 am

Good idea Chris, perhaps they'd also like to offer the admission refunded to any slottie prepared to have a shufty and unblock a machine?

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Re: Scarborough Fair Collection... help wanted

Postby moonriver » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:59 am

Has anyone been to the Scarborough Fair Collection recently? I wondered if the penny machines had been repaired yet?


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