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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby brigham » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:25 pm

That HAS to be a joke.

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby dutchboy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:18 pm

If i see this, i’m not worried about my english. !!ESCAPE!!

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby badpenny » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:48 pm

Brilliant isn't it?
He's been trying to sell that machine for nearly 2 years I think.
If you check his other items you'll see how he just keeps relisting every auction he's run for it, and all at different prices.

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby badpenny » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:23 pm

dutchboy wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:18 pm
If i see this, i’m not worried about my english. !!ESCAPE!!
You're English is fine, also I suspect English is probably his first language. !!SUICIDAL!!

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby treefrog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 pm

Gets boring seeing the same items on eBay, always a warning to those who push over priced machines again and again. You are likely to permanently put off buyers as a number of people do it. Never a good thing seeing the same machines listed many times.

Interesting this machine is more than twice the price of the one for sale at Junktion Antiques, who are not the cheapest. Not my cup of tea and a big lump of metal - a real specialist collector lot for those with a passion. Reckon worth no more than 400 to 600 if lucky.

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby geordy55 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:15 am

Why would you post the same machine for sale at 5 different prices on 5 separate listings ?

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby coppinpr » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:33 pm

I would actually like to have this machine, at the right price. It reminds me so much of their early underground ticket vending machines. I contacted him over a year ago but still he puts it on at unrealistic prices. I'd love to get a quote for delivery from Shipley. After all, it's just the same as any other slot machine as far as shipping...right? :!?!:

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby malcymal » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:52 am

Hi. In reference to Malcymal at start of this thread. Here I am and I'm still alive! Haven't been about for a while due to usual life dramas, such as health but bouncing back slowly. Haven't bought any slots for a few years now but still got about 8 which I still play. I still sell on ebay but not machines in a very long time partly due to the hassles described by many others. I've found better luck on local ad boards near to private estates and facebook. I agree that detail is absolutely key, describe in a listing the defects that you would find as the buyer if not described. By knowing the defects when you buy off ebay you wont be disappointed when you pick up item which leads to your experience in leaving feedback positive; you need to maintain that positive record for next sales. Of course the great put offs for me when buying on ebay are clear lies or deception in description.

e.g. Old penny slot, used to work a year ago, but don't know if it does now - So how difficult is it to test, plug in, fix - clearly this means it's got a major defect and they couldn't fix it or too expensive to fix - Avoid.

Also, show photos of the defects, e.g. if chrome is rubbish on one panel but good on other, show the difference.
Detail and honesty lead the buyer into thinking the seller knows what they are talking about. But always leave the statement after the defects as positive. Such as "All in all, a good example of an honest machine with 50 years of patina".

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby treefrog » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:18 am

Good to hear you're still around Malc and hope your health continues to improve.....you still got your Roma, lovely looking machines.....I seem to have accumulated 5 of them and not one works !!JUNK!!

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Re: How not to sell a machine on ebay

Postby badpenny » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:37 am

Welcome back Malcymal
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