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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:48 pm

Quod Erat Demonstrandum! :lol:

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby badpenny » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:15 pm

I'd forgotten the doll in a box thing after the first time I saw it.

I thought OP was referring to the one in the photo I posted, then being a git I was content to watch it quietly especially if everyone was convincing themselves it was a crude home built piece of tat.

Mind you I'd like to know if the picture of the Gypsy is a photocopy.

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby moonriver » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:36 pm

It is interesting to note if you scroll down the listing the two 'messages' asking " will you accept 550 pounds now?" and the other reply, "several antique dealers have looked at this and cant understand why its started so low".

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby bryans fan » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:41 pm

badpenny wrote:Mind you I'd like to know if the picture of the Gypsy is a photocopy.

Bad Badpenny :tut


Should it not be a picture printed onto a mirror?

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby badpenny » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:53 pm

bryans fan wrote:Should it not be a picture printed onto a mirror?
Would that have been Silk Screen printed or Etched ..... either of which would be more acceptable than a photocopy.
moonriver wrote:It is interesting to note if you scroll down the listing the two 'messages' asking " will you accept 550 pounds now?" and the other reply " several antique dealers have looked at this and cant understand why its started so low"
Antique Dealers are famous for walking away from bargains muttering "that's far too cheap" and "I'm not buying that unless he doubles the price at least!"
In fact it's not just them, I've noticed this with most self employed people trying to make a living buying and selling. I was once given a right earful by a used car salesman because I had the audacity to offer him exactly what he was asking for a Vauxhall Astra with cloth seats. He considered my methods an insult and insisted that unless I offer £200 less he'd bar me.

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:40 pm

I prophesize weeping and gnashing of teeth on Thursday if someone pays £300 or more for this.

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby badpenny » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:47 pm

I love it! :lol:

It would certainly be ace if the first card out said that.

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:00 pm

I've seen the first card - it read, "Thursday brings great glee, riches and a twinge of guilt".

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby badpenny » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:03 pm

!!YABBADABBA!!

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Re: Coin operated fortune teller on ebay

Postby moonriver » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:44 pm

Am I right in thinking the seller also makes replica machines and runs the vintage website vintagearcades.co.uk? .......... or is that just a coincidence !PUZZLED!


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