Revamped Beromat-type bandits

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i picked one of these up for 140 quid at a juke box fair in brighton once. Mine was in perfect working order, complete and was immaculate. If they look like that on the outside you can imagine what that pot metal will be like inside. I like them as they are a very compact size.
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Malc, was it dark green and yellow per chance?

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No, it wasnt, mine was red, i bumped it on locally in Bognor Regis for 250 as wife was getting a bit fed up with my growing boy toys in the house. But, i did see one at a juke box fair, god knows how long back, how long have i been on this forum? and it was green and yellow. I seem to remember talking about it on here with others, it was priced at 170 quid and somebody had sprayed wd40 all over the slides so when we tested it, it paid out but the coins were soaked in wd40. I seem to remember there have been many posts over the years about this green and yellow (green body with yellow striping) doing the rounds and rearing its head many many times. That green and yellow one was in very good condition too. My biggest regret at the time was not buying the Sega Clover Counter Top slot at that same fair which was mint condition at 240 quid. Still regret not getting it. But maybe, if the jukebox fair goes ahead this year end of May, that green and yellow one will turn up again? http://www.jukeboxfair.co.uk/
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It's unlikely to, unless I shimmy my way under a bus and Sally decides to dispose of all my crap.
I bought it shortly after the Brighton J'box fair. It had gone through a couple or two owners in rapid succession before I got it.
It had major issues with the mech and refused to allow coins anywhere near the tube. Also the timing was a bit out.
It's the exact machine I was referring to a couple of posts back in my reply to TF.
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When It found me, it had deserted the South and was hiding in a mining village in Notts near Sandiacre. The owners following Brighton had all trodden in more than they could chew. Each trying to mend it until it was properly mullered.

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I have not owned this model yet, but the pair on eBay, I wondered if they came from a showman’s lot that appeared on Facebook, as a load of machines came available including some other Gunter Wulff variants with Dallas on them from the same location. They were all very rough and wanted way too much money.....

My last purchased machine was another similar machine bought on Facebook fairly local to me, I still enjoy machines at this end of the market, in other words cheap, especially German machines .....

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It inspired me to dig out another I bought for £50 in 2009 and left to rust at the back on my shed, left this one with original paint

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badpenny wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:20 pm It's unlikely to, unless I shimmy my way under a bus and Sally decides to dispose of all my crap.
I bought it shortly after the Brighton J'box fair. It had gone through a couple or two owners in rapid succession before I got it.
It had major issues with the mech and refused to allow coins anywhere near the tube. Also the timing was a bit out.
It's the exact machine I was referring to a couple of posts back in my reply to TF.
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When It found me, it had deserted the South and was hiding in a mining village in Notts near Sandiacre. The owners following Brighton had all trodden in more than they could chew. Each trying to mend it until it was properly mullered.

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Well that's the exact one. There were only two slots for sale at the jukebox fair. Indeed, the whole event was really disappointing as I didn't even see many jukeboxes for sale and those that were for sale were, "I'm gonna chance my arm" prices. It was a great event for vinyl collectors, but at that time I wasn't re-collecting vinyl. Today I do, and bought at least 100 albums since. I played your slot down there, played the pennies through fine and it paid out too, other than the stinking WD40 coins paid out I thought it looked lovely. I'd happily buy another one at the right price, if one comes along but ebay seems to have gone a bit loco lately with ridiculously high prices out of my budget. The fact they are selling way over the odds, I can only conclude it's lockdown crazyiness and having surplus cash to hand. But then again, maybe I don't appreciate that the years have passed by and when I started out buying I was only paying between 75 and 200 quid.
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That was the trick.
It played the coin you put in, and it paid out some but not all of the wins. Most importantly it was only paying out the stack of coins the vendor was refilling the tube with when nobody was looking.
There was no physical path for played coins to pass by the tube. They went straight to the cash box.
I imagine the gallon of WD 40 was somebody's attempt at improving the pay outs thinking that something was jamming. In fact it was the old trick of bridging the gaps in the star wheel, and forgetting about the reel symbols.

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