Discuss our on-site auctions and other slot machine auctions.
User avatar
coppinpr
Posts: 3380
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:01 pm
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
Contact:

High bids on eBay Hi-top

Postby coppinpr » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:58 pm

Am I missing something here? It doesn't even have a JP!!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1940s- ... 1438.l2649
s-l1600 (56).jpg

User avatar
nigel
Posts: 230
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:36 pm
Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

Re: hi-top on ebay

Postby nigel » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:25 pm

Just goes to show it's worth paying £25 for the permit if that's the price it will sell for.
More likely it's shill bidding! !PUZZLED! !PUZZLED! !PUZZLED!

brianh
Posts: 104
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Location: Portishead (UK)

Re: hi-top on ebay

Postby brianh » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:09 pm

Agreed, Nigel - a close look at the bid history and history of one bidder seems to suggest this (allegedly!)

User avatar
badpenny
Forum Moderator
Posts: 5718
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: West Midlands
Contact:

Re: Hi-top on ebay

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:30 pm

It appears she's a Furniture Restorer.

BP :cool:

User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 2886
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

Re: Hi-top on ebay

Postby treefrog » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:19 am

It is a British mongrel as well, been put together many years ago for operating back in its time.....never seen such a long club handle, maybe to stop kids using :lol:

User avatar
radiochrissie
Posts: 132
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:03 pm
Location: The Iron Men, Crosby
Contact:

Re: Hi-top on ebay

Postby radiochrissie » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:57 am

It’s surprising that someone with 573 feedback has bid 4 times since being top bidder.
Shill bidding usually stops just after beating the top bid. Not that I’m an expert at this of course, just my gut feeling !PUZZLED! Something is not right here, least of all the machine.

aristomatic
Posts: 800
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:13 pm

Re: Hi-top on ebay

Postby aristomatic » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:18 pm

I had a Mills Bellomatic for a short time that came to me with very similar, if not the same, length of club handle. Not a fan of it...

brigham
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:37 pm

Re: Hi-top on ebay

Postby brigham » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:50 pm

Look at the payout card!
Single cherry, then two cherries plus lemon!
(No sign of two cherries plus bell, either).
THAT must have taken some critical 'adjustment'.

sutton
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:56 pm

Re: Hi-top on ebay

Postby sutton » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:34 pm

I shall have to adjust my reserve price at elephant house now ..?

deano67
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:28 am

Mills Hi Top - Ebay

Postby deano67 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:02 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin.

Hi,
Just wondering why the blue Mills Hi Top is fetching such a good price on ebay.
Is there something rare about it ??


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests