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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
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Re: hi-top on ebay

Postby clubconsoles » 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!

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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!)

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Re: Hi-top on ebay

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

It appears she's a Furniture Restorer.

BP :cool:

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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:

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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.

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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...

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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'.

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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 ..?

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Mills Hi Top - Ebay

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

Topic merged - Site Admin.

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

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