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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm

Having looked at the rules of bidding at this auction house a couple of things come to light.
Although still very high the commission is listed as 26.4% inc VAT all inclusive.

The use of a credit/debit card doesn't seem to attract a fee (legally it can't but some houses do still try to charge one), but the restrictions are a little confusing -
this from there site:
PLEASE NOTE: Debit and Credit card payments where the card holder is not present will only be accepted for transactions up to £500. Credit card payments may only be made using chip and pin up to £2,000.
The first part clearly refers to "card holders not present", which is a big restriction, especially for bidders from overseas; the second part, I assume, refers to bidding in person at the auction (or does it mean up to a total of £2000?) and would mean you can't bid on some machines at all unless you have part cash at the very least.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby luckystar » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:54 pm

Hi all, I see that there are a couple of mine on there that I made, The Smithy & The Pool Tote. It will be interesting to see what they fetch. Pete.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby badpenny » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:38 pm

Yes Pete, I remember those. Didn't you have one stolen? Were they numbered? Or am I imagining it all?
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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:53 pm

coppinpr wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
The first part clearly refers to "card holders not present", which is a big restriction, especially for bidders from overseas; the second part...
They also say:
As a general rule any cheques tendered will need to be cleared before removal of the goods is permitted. Please discuss with our Office in advance of the sale if other methods of payment are envisaged (except cash).
So absentee bidders could pay with old fashioned cheques and, I'm sure, by BACS. For removal on the day, looks like it's debit card or cash if the bill exceeds £2,000.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby luckystar » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:32 pm

Hi
It was Poz who had one stolen - they broke into his bus through the roof. That was the only machine they took. Pete.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:13 pm

BACS looks like the only real option if bidding online as although they say they take cheques the logistics would make it impractical, (how long do they allow for you to get a cheque to them? How long to clear? How long will they let you leave the machine there before storage charges?) They say credit card for online bidders is max £500. Is that per lot or total bill? If total bill it's pretty much unusable.

The more you read the descriptions, the more it would seem they have received little or no information and have no idea at all what they are selling so I'm guessing no real input from the seller. A few machines have no maker's name listed, some descriptions take the "if you drop in a coin something appears to happen (or not as the case may be)" view, also some are listed as jammed, and others "not working at present" which is at least fairer than some houses.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby pennymachines » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:10 am

coppinpr wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:29 pm
I do like the two Boland (?) "Bomber Command" machines with different aircraft types as reel symbols. Have we ever discussed these on the forum? I don't recall it.
Briefly mentioned here: World War 1 and 2 related Machines

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby cait001 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:13 am

What an amazing collection! Wish I could find something like these in Canada.

Estimates are a bit wild. I don't understand this one: https://www.peterwilson.co.uk/auction/l ... 6&pn=1&g=1
Automatic Industries Maple Leaf pinball machine.
In America a number of these square and round pinball machines were made by major and minor manufacturers. They did very poorly and they do not fetch good money at all.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby pennymachines » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:08 am

It's the most bizarre of several crazy estimates.

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Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

Postby alan57 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Going to the viewing on Saturday and then to the auction on Thursday. Have my eye on a couple of allwins and maybe one bandit - bearing in mind the 26.4%. Never been to an auction house before, so looking forward to it.


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