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geordy55
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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coppinpr wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:40 pm my gut feeling is he doesn't want to go back to standard auctions :!?!: A lot of things have changed for him since the last auction
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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I'm sure you won't see EH doing the usual auctions again, why go to all this long term bother of a website and on line bid path, if he was going to continue with regular auctions? With no mention whatsoever from Steve regarding "getting back to normal auction days!" I doubt we'll see them again, I hope I'm wrong.
As for Coventry, I wish it could happen, but I agree with the organisers, in the current climate even I wouldn't risk the time and effort and money pushing an auction that may well never go ahead. If some of the people on these forums really want it, why not hire a hall, promote it, stack it with machines, get a little hammer and do the auction... I think some don't appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes in to doing auctions.
Bring back Exchange & Mart...LoL :lol:
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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Problem is, one of the key things to run an auction, beyond hard work, is buyers and sellers, especially sellers, as been an issue for many years at the Coventry auction. So organisers are chasing regulars to submit lots and details etc. A key to success is a good contact list, which both Steve and Jerry has of regular contributors and buyers. Organising an auction without this would require pot luck on sharing on this forum and Facebook groups etc, which makes it even more likely to fail.

I don’t underestimate the effort involved and over the years when people moan about Steve and his auctions forget the effort needed, suspect his new scheme will reduce some of these problems.

Suspect we will all go into our holes and sell and buy privately, which is what I have mostly being doing for last 18 months. Also standard auction houses are now a serious option as most offer massive discounts on seller commission and some may now consider buyer reductions like the one in Dorset recently selling slot machines at 10%, almost down to the % Coventry and Elephant.......

A lot of what happens with the Elephant I suspect will be based on success of the current plans, so we will all see....anyway some interesting stuff is coming still standard auctions like today with the Gresham stuff and one particular machine listed today :shock: if you have very deep pockets ;-)
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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I, like so many, miss the community aspect of going to auctions, as a place to meet up with mostly people with the same interest. It doesn’t seem very likely that it will ever return in the form that we once enjoyed and travelled for hours to get to. So for all of us our collecting world has and will get smaller. There’s only a couple of people who have our details as a whole group, names and contacts. I feel it’s about being at an event, auction and the impulse of buying a treasure or a dog. The anticipation about what you might come home with, yep, the buzz of it all.
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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so it seems the first round of sales using the new style of selling at EH has finished. Details of all the prices paid are on show in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iClYGJAYq_Q

My view of the results was that, on the whole, prices were just on the low side of good, especially on bandits, of course, there were some very high prices and a few low ones all around but if I was selling the standard bandits id be a little disappointed with what I got from the sales.
It has to be said that the system has worked as far as we can tell, there seems to have been a lot of buyer interest and all the lots sold. You have to ask yourself if this was a standard auction would some of these bids have gone higher in face-to-face bidding. it seems to favor the buyer in my view.
Interesting to note that NONE of the lots were stored at the EH, could it be we will see the sale of that building if this new system works out? :!?!:
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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Thought mostly made good money......a Nostalgic Allwin for £1200 :HaHa: someone has lost the plot........you could almost buy two new Retro Arcade Allwins made of oak for that.....bandits were all their money
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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bandits were all their money
I thought the aristos cheap at £300 and the Sega less than it would have reached on ebay, the totalisator was a rare bird though,id have liked that, Steve says the underbids were all close to the winning bid, I suspect not on the Nostalgic :!:
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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You can't beat live face to face auctions end of story....... But I suppose this is better than nothing till confidence is back.
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I'm apprehensive to sign up since I'm mostly just hunting for a "Mini Cascade" coin pusher right now. so I'm wonder if I should really spend £120 for a year of posting a wanted ad, or if I should just keep advertising for it here?
Is the audience of their site much wider than here on pennymachines? My ad has been up here for 8 months with not even a nibble
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Re: Elephant House Auctions

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You don’t have to spend £120, you can subscribe for one month, the only problem is, if someone is interested to sell, they do not deal with you direct and submit for sale in the auction for all to blind bid against. Not a problem if you're bidding loads of course.
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