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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby badpenny » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:30 pm

It's difficult to comment on whether Steve's 10% commission is excessive and it's probably unfair to compare it before the event to the 6% that Jerry and I charge.
After all the commission charged dictates how much is directly available to invest in the resources provided on the day which all go to making it an enjoyable day.
Although Jerry and I charge less it also means that we can only supply a centrally heated venue, with clean warm toilets, all day refreshments, cheap food, comfy seating, professional auctioneers and a massive car park right outside the door.
We also like to ensure everything is legally licensed in order to safeguard everybody's money and investment thereby stopping any attempt by the authorities confiscating machines on the day. The cost of that detracts from how much we have to spend on the venue too.

Let's wait and see what Steve puts on in exchange for the extra 4% and the best of luck to him. !!CHEERS!!

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Postby mervyngoodhew » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:22 pm

If I had to wait as long for my cheque as I did for my magazine I would be a little bit worried.

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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby speedwell » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:25 pm

Do I detect just an incy bit of irony BP or am I naive ?

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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby badpenny » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:24 am

Neither irony nor sarcasm. The world is big enough for as many slot machine auctions as the hobby will support.
Just as the hobby is so small that we all keep bumping into each other enough to warrant it being essential to safeguard our reputations and value the trust we display every time we meet greet and do business together. :cool:

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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby zippylad » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:20 pm

If i see the little s+@t i will be getting my £24 subscription money, either that or his machines will be coming with me !!!

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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby treefrog » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:56 pm

Apart from the odd comments above, anyone know if this is actually happening, given it is 10 days away and his site appears not to have changed.....
Also not sure if it is just me getting the errors in the first page of the Pennymachines site (usually is)

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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby badpenny » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:57 pm

The errors are caused by a mistake in the HTML code pasted on it. Nursey was probably typing with her false nails on again.

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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby Golden12 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:55 pm

For anyone interested here are some of the results from the Elephant House auction today:
37 Kit Kat Vending Machine £16
38 Beechnut Vending Machine £16
44 Cigarette Vending Machine £26
46 Busy Badger Vending Machine £10
60 Ahrens Palmistry Machine £1000
61 Mills High Top Bandit £180
62 Mills Poinsettia Bandit £240
73 Bryans Bullion on 1D £480
74 Bryans Double Top £820
75 Bryans Payamid £950
78 Oliver Whales Pot Luck Allwin £300
79 Parkers Carousel Allwin £620
166 Penny Spin Bandit £90
167 Beatles Penny Pusher £190
170 Universal Feature Bell £40
171 Keeney Two Way Super Bell £140
172 Midway Whirlybird £320
173 Bally Sharp Shooter £380
174 Bryans Bullion on 1p £440
184 Pussy Shooter £150

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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby treefrog » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:41 pm

Well I went along, as well as a few others I recognized from the Coventry auction. I am sure if you were a crafty speculator, you could have bought a lot of general bric a brac for very little and resold it very quickly as some stuff was very cheap. Also a lot of the artwork seems reasonably priced.
I lost my sheet with the prices on for the machines, but I am sure they will be posted at some point. I am sure the BM co Art Deco machine was a low price around £440, as it was in great condition with a lovely oak finish. I think the Paymarid went for £950 and the Bryans Bullions fetched reasonable amounts, late £400s. There were a number of lots I wished I had gone for now, hey ho.....
As usual I bid on things I do not even look at and apart from a few bandits, I won a Chocolate Vending Machine I had only glanced at....£30 didn't seem a lot, but I did not realise how large it was and more worrying the weight. I am convinced this thing was twice the weight of a Mills Bandit and struggled to get it into my boot.
I am not really into vending machines, but on getting it home it turns out to be a German machine made in Berlin, but sold for the UK market in English on 6D. Even more interesting it is brand new, never used from what I can tell. Original receipt to a Vending Automatics in Llandundo in 1962. In the bottom are sealed paper bags of parts, cash trays and spares inserts and has original keys. Not quite sure what I am going to do with it yet, as my walls may not take the weight, but looks good.
Was not a bad day, apart from being cold.... Be interesting to see if there is enough interest to run again in three months.
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Re: New Steve Hunt auctions

Postby jimmycowman » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:02 pm

Yes, I went along and saw a few faces from Coventry (auction, not just Coventry) and came away with the BM co. Art Deco machine. I wasn't going to bid but Mrs Cowman liked the look of it and bid and won it. I bid on a K6 telephone box that made £270 that I thought was cheap. I would have gone more but we only went in a Fiesta car and it would have meant going back with a van, so I left it. The Elephant House should have been called the Ice House; it was bl**dy cold.


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