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slotsoffun
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby slotsoffun » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:57 am

I notice the vender knob missing on side, so I assume the mech for vender missing. No point having the vender covers on front if they are not functioning in my opinion. As for getting hold of the vend mech, impossible!!
May fetch an over-inflated price just because it's the only thing worth watching in this months auction!!!!!

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby bill gates » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Rolatop good bits, it works ok. Pays out ok. Has a good back door and escalator looks good. Bad bits, lots of putty inside at the top of the lower casting. Painted over on the outside, no skull stop bits inside on mech, no vendor gubbings inside machine. Base plate chipped in the corner as banditos picture.

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby bill gates » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:58 pm

Rolatop fetched £3450 plus 10%. Way too much in my opinion. Guess the guy who bought it should have gone to specsavers !OMFG!

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby slotalot » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:24 pm

bill gates wrote: Guess the guy who bought it should have gone to specsavers !OMFG!
He should have gone to Coventry... :!?!:

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby gameswat » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:14 pm

I guess it did have one thing in common with Rolls Royce - the price!

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby raj » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:31 pm

lost interest when a couple of the jennings that 'sold' last month on commision, 'sold' again, on commision bids. They will pop up in the December sale no doubt.

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby treefrog » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:24 pm

Very little at the auction and was not going to go with diesel costs.....bought very little, but did get one machine the "Fruit Cocktail"as love the graphics and simple plastic case. One sold in the previous auction as well, no idea who made them, anyone know?

Don't understand why Rol a Tops are worth so much, simple machine with a fancy front, these was a crazy price....
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby raj » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:39 pm

now this is just a theory, along the lines of the '90's classic car boom. By investing a relatively small sum, (15%) a 'market' develops for a high ticket item and thus the market is seeded for the next few sales to draw in new bidders who are unaware of the history. As I say, just a theory, or maybe scrappy Rolatops really are worth nearly 4 grand.

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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby bandito » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:48 pm

EH Rolatop October 2014


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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Postby slotsoffun » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:23 pm

Shame it was missing the vender mech! As for prices, whether your a lover or hater of the rol-a-top range, these ARE rare and do hold their prices. Having just returned from a trip to the states almost every dealer who had one had a price tag of $6000 - 8000 (approx £4000 - £5000), and these were average/tatty condition. The original and untouched rol-a-tor were fetching $9000 and more!

The one at EH was an early one, you can tell by the mech, and how the reel stop levers are placed. 2 hit the reel discs and 1 catches at the far right. Later versions have all 3 stop arms catching the reel discs.

I personally would not have paid that much for it, because if it has venders fitted then it needs the vender mech, as other colectors may have found, picking up spares for a watling is somewhat difficult.

As for EH this month, was a big disappointment, with almost all parts and junk selling, and as mentioned elsewhere here, the very few machines won were commission bids!!! MMMmmmm!!!!!! I wonder!!!!

Still not put me off going again, they are well run and organised on the day, and I suppose they can't control what gets entered!!!

(anyone got a rol-a-top!!! :HaHa: )


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