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markymark
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Post by markymark »

Anyone spotted the Sega Bandit on Ebay at the moment? It's for the case, and all fittings, but no mechanics!!! Complete with phone number to call. I'm guessing the insides are available privately, nudge nudge wink wink...
Well done to whoever this is (maybe someone on these forums?). Very clever idea... I may try it myself.
But on a serious note, I wonder on what grounds ebay could possibly remove it - surely this must go the distance.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/One-Arm-Armed ... 0873588123

What others thoughts on this?
marktol
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I've spoken to this guy before, he is quick on the email. I may have had some parts from him but I'm not sure!

He has listed several old Segas before, but pre-restoration. By the looks of some of the background pics, I would say he has a fairly sizeable collection.

Be great if it works, although there are a few complete machines I've been watching for a while that look like they may hold out through to the end as well...
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I must admit, I have more than a passing interest in ebay as many of my machines were acquired and sold on ebay and I believe it is very sad the state of affairs that the antique slots are classed the same as the modern fruittys as far as the law is concerned.
I think the petition is great, but realistically, there is more chance of seeing Elvis alive than getting 100,000 signatures.
The case with the mech separate is the best idea yet, but would surely make many buyers believe that it is all that is avaliable and bid accordingly.
What's more, if we all rush to do it, ebay will be on to it in a heartbeat?
What does surprise me is the seemingly endless amount of 1/12th scale pinballs that are listed and yet no one has mentioned that might be a way round this stupid law?
Now, this is a bit tongue in cheek but, simply get a model of the machine you are trying to sell and list the model on ebay and mention how good the detail of the model is when stood alongside the real thing?
OK, bad idea, I guess, but if we all knew the model meant the real thing... It sounds daft but could it work?? :eek:
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I believe it is very sad the state of affairs that the antique slots are classed the same as the modern fruittys as far as the law is concerned.
Maybe as far as the law is concerned, but not Ebay. The modern machines that CAN be used to make money are NOT removed by ebay. There are hundreds on there - my main reason for thinking someone is stitching us up with collectible machines.
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Yes, be interesting to see if this one goes the distance,,, quick question though:
marktol wrote:By the looks of some of the background pics, I would say he has a fairly sizeable collection.
eh? wot background pics?
coppinpr wrote:Maybe as far as the law is concerned, but not Ebay. The modern machines that CAN be used to make money are NOT removed by ebay. There are hundreds on there - my main reason for thinking someone is stitching us up with collectible machines.
:evil: Back to buying a licence I guess Paul?? :!?!:
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I was looking for a tiny piece of antique ivory last year for a machine. I checked ebay but couldn't find anything. Turns out US eBay decided a few years back to stop selling it. But only took me a little while to figure out that the code word now is "antique bone"! I saw bone chess sets selling for thousands of dollars!!
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I agree with coppinpr, it's really infuriating that thousands of modern current currency pub-style fruit machines are listed on ebay, but old vintage tatty one arm bandits are pounced on within seconds and removed!!!

I'm not convinced that ebay has a "fully" automated system for removal, otherwise it would be easy to have the software automatically search through the various Coin Operated categories, locate any Fruit Machine wording (or similar) and flag for removal. Being a system programmer myself, I know this automation could be very darn accurate! For this reason I am sure that there is someone out there who is deliberately "squealing" our vintage machines to eBay directly. I'm sure of it!

Just watch any "real world" auctions get more submissions in the future as we have no where else to sell!

Just my two pennies worth...
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For what it’s worth.... and, as always, I could be wrong. :!?!:
When I started the petition up, I started putting listings on Ebay advertising the petition and asking people to sign it. At the start, Ebay said they were OK with the listing running, even though I had no product for sale, after all it was for their benefit as well :cool: Everything was fine for the first 2 months, then Ebay suddenly pulled the advert !!JUNK!! When I asked why they had pulled it after initially saying they were OK with it, they told me it had been flagged up as containing an outside link, which is against EBay rules. :tut I pointed out that it had always contained an outside link to the petition from day one. They then came back and said “it might be that someone had objected to the post”, which I thought was a bit of a non committal statement !PUZZLED! . So maybe it is like it is on our forum - the answer or help you get depends on who you talk to on the day. Ebay will lay down ground rules for the Moderators to follow, but different mods might apply the rules in different ways. Maybe a new mod is looking after the slot machine section and being overzealous and bumping things he or she doesn’t really understand. :smash:
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Hey here's a much better way of selling a slot on ebay.... Sell one of those monthly magazines that gives away a complete product.. but you only get one bit with each mag.. you know the ones I'm on about, build a model Titanic, but it takes about 2000 issues to get all the parts! :HaHa:

Sell a magazine with a FREE slot machine part with every issue, after a few years you'll have all the parts needed to build your own one arm bandit... Perfect Idea!!!! :HaHa:
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Post by johnnyo57 »

The Sega listed on eBay strangely !PUZZLED! looks like the exact same machine as listed on Henry Powells site at £995
I don't expect this one to go the distance and will probabally SkEpTiCaL have a deal done off eBay
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