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Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:21 pm
by widget2k4
bill gates wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:16 pm
The EH was packed today. No chairs to sit on either....bandits are my interest and today was definitely a good day for sellers. Unfortunately for me, I decided to pass on the Buckley bones to save my money for the Jennings buckaroo which did look really nice. As it happened I missed out on both. I just wish the bones was listed later in the auction. Went quite cheap I thought. I ended up with nothing yet again....
Funny thing with the buckeroo, I lined up 4 jackpot symbols and machine didn’t trip the jackpot, the payout fingers didn’t go all the way through, so I lined up 3 bells which payed out, as I put machine back together an old guy scooped out the coins it paid and put them in his pocket and turned away! I wanted those to play it a little! Cheeky sod I thought to myself.....later he was the highest bidder for it so made me laugh even more :HaHa: oh, and another thing, three people were leaning on it, I was thinking to myself PLEASE don’t scratch it! The chrome work looked immaculate. Hate that... :lol:
That’s very strange as I tripped the jackpot twice to empty it with 4 buckaroos and also tried it with all other combinations also

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:17 pm
by jimmycowman
What did the 3 Barrels make?

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:10 pm
by bryansjim
I went, got to lot 100 and had enough. 50 lots an hour - I thought I'm never going to get home. I fancied the cartridge display pictures but couldn't be arsed waiting around.
Buckley Bones: £3300
Jennings Standard Chief, nice but too pricey for me: £1700
Jennings Peacock, looked nice, don't know how original it was, seemed a bargain at: £440
Nice War Eagle: £1500 couldn't see MLB on the mech parts though.
Roman Head: £760
Black Cherry: £1300
Gapwin: £1900
Peep Show: £400
Rippler: £380
Clock: £440
Fruit Bowl: £720
Bullion: £720
Nice Trickler: £2100
Then I Buggered off home. 😀

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:10 am
by gm
Must agree with previous posting about the time it took but can anybody tell me why Steve always have to have bids on virtually every lot and Gloria has bids on the book as well ? Why can't Gloria have all the bids as in normal auctions? It all adds to the time and as for waiting to pay? I am told the queue nearly went out the door. Steve needs help but can't see that happening! At least at Coventry we wait but the organisation is far better.

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:33 am
by treefrog
It is funny, the top comment I hear everyone and I mean everyone I talk to including many members on here is the queue and non payment immediately for Coventry. Funny as at the EH I reckon you have to wait a lot longer if you don’t jump in quick. At Coventry there are three people lined up dealing with invoices, counting money etc and EH one.....I reckon this is more a Chinese whispers situation I am afraid. In the early days of the Elephant it was quieter and yes easier, not so anymore......

The only main issue with Coventry I suspect is getting wider exposure. I spoke to three people at EH sharing details of the auction a week later who had never heard of it....not sure why as both are on websites etc, I guess EH has built up a reputation now......on that note any updates on Coventry? :D

Adding a note, this year the Coventry thread is very short with little discussion or updates compared to previous years. Used to go on for many pages.... perhaps there should be just a single thread like EH has.... It needs to be at the top of the discussion list I suspect.

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:02 am
by hiflyer
In reply to GM. Work it out. I don't think Gloria does have bids on the book. I think it's probably just a way of using a reserve price to push the bids up. Sometimes the book appears to win but the item turns out to be unsold. Steve has all the commission bids but why does he have to control everything that goes on? The admin at the EH auction is just too much for a one man band and a couple of times it was stopped for a break for Steve to catch up. The queue to pay started at about 2pm and by the time I gave up and left at about 4:45 it was stretching to the door. Surely paying a couple of helpers fifty quid or so for a day's work would make the whole thing run more efficiently? The lots I was interested in were near the end of the list. I gave in and went home at lot 235. The last lot was 328 so another couple of hours standing in the cold was not for me. Anyone know what time it finally finished and the last weary payer escaped?

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:17 pm
by sweetmeats
The que to pay lasted until 8 pm !!!

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:21 pm
by treefrog
sweetmeats wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:17 pm
The que to pay lasted until 8 pm !!!
:HaHa: :HaHa: :HaHa: I got home just after that time after a 3 hour drive......

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:50 pm
by aristomatic
I have always thought that. regardless of auction lots and how the auction is handled, the actual start time could be earlier, e.g.11.00am or Noon at the latest. Does Steve allow lots to be delivered on the morning of the sale?

I just checked the Coventry site and it states doors open for viewing from 10.30am but no start time? Do any applicable Sunday Trading laws apply at either of these sites?

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:48 pm
by badpenny
Coventry auction starts at 12.30