This thread probably answers tazmantic's question about where we find our machines better than any of the answers we gave him.
In so much as nobody mentioned provincial house clearance auctions, which as Treefrog hinted at most of us keep an eye on but never mention
As youngerap said "I am sure you would not expect the established collectors to volunteer their personal sources (would you?)."
And true to his word .... we didn't did we?
He then went on to prove he was a better man than we are by pointing out how to!
However I still stand by what I said in that I've fallen over more machines through telling everyone I meet what my hobby is, than I have any other way except of course for The Coventry Auction
, the next one incidentally is Sunday November 24 ....... so it seems
Please don't tell anyone though as we've gotten into the habit of enjoying a nice quiet day spent only with a handful of our best friends. We find this is a nice way of relaxing after several weeks hard work organising it.
Luckily the bargains we offer there can always be viewed again at the next Elephant House Auction as they snap up our bargains in order to stock their event and you only have to pay a higher commission.
BP (who lives a mere 20 mile hop, skip and a jump from Louth, however fully expects these items to go to an internet bidder for three times my budget ......... as per usual)