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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby marktol » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:22 pm

Looks great,

Any reason the link to the auction has disappeared from the top of the site next to the link to the market?

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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby pennymachines » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:33 pm

The short version - I had to remove it due to "technical problems".
The long version - a). I've yet to code it correctly to pick up the auction images, and b). My host threatened to shut down the site because I overstepped my CPU usage by 0.06 %. I suspect this was caused by the Auction/Market slideshows constantly accessing data. I think the Auction/Market data needs to be on cached pages to get around this...

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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby pennymachines » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:02 pm

Fixed the slideshow, but working to improve it...

Sales results for the record:

Mills Hi Top: £282
Buckingham One Arm Bandit: £30!

Wills's Gold Flake Cigarette vending machine stands at £77.09 with two hours to go...

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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:45 pm

The Wills's Gold Flake vendor sold for £85.09

Just up: Adretta one arm bandit

Another crazy bargain?
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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby davnea » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:41 pm

Just got back from picking up the Adretta I won on the Pennymachines Auction, adding even more 'to do' time to the already sizeable list. !!SUICIDAL!! Spent hours chatting and looking over some real gems from PM's Aladdin's Cave. Thank you very much PM, just hope I didn't outstay my welcome. It really is an absorbing hobby. !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby pennymachines » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:57 am

Hi Dave - no slot enthusiast has managed to outstay their welcome yet! It was great to meet you and I'm glad to hear that, after the extraction of a few priceless Bun pennies from the hopper, it's already 100% working.
For the record, Dave paid £205 for the Adretta.
The Jukebox Slot Machine & Pinball book sold for a bargain £2.75.

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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby pennymachines » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:43 pm

Up for sale next, a Bryans Twelvewin Clock in streamline cabinet.
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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby pennymachines » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:06 pm

I've added an interior picture and condition report for the above.
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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby pennymachines » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:43 am

For the record: the Bryans Streamline Twelvewin Clock sold for £650.

The What's My Line multiball allwin is currently at £384 with 2 hours to go...
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Re: Bargains in the Pennymachines Auction?

Postby youngerap » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:16 pm

I have just returned home having collected from Mr Pennymachines the multiball Allwin and the Morlacchi Collection book that I won in the PM auction. Quite a long round trip but, my word, was it worth it!

My grateful thanks to PennyMachines and his family for making me, my wife and, most particularly, my granddaughter so welcome. My humble apologies if we outstayed our welcome, but time just flew past as I was introduced to machines that I had no idea even existed and I was able to wonder at those minds of a century ago that dreamed up such mechanisms. Truly a fantastic day out. You should sell tickets, PM.

Sadly, however, I have also come to realise that this hobby has a long way to take me yet. For a start, I am going to need a bigger house.....


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