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gameswat
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Auction madness downunder!

Postby gameswat » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:54 am

Well this price realised on Sunday is just stunning.........hammer price of $26,000 aud + $4290 premium (16.5%) = $30,290!!!!! Note the description "CAME FROM A PUB IN FITZROY IN THE 70'S HAS BEEN IN IANS PRIVATE COLLECTION SINCE." Except that's impossible since this is the Benchmark electronic reproduction made in 2003............. :HaHa: :o :!?!: !PUZZLED! !OMFG! Victoria is currently in a major lockdown so no viewing in person beforehand and an online auction only. I can't help thinking the buyer will be very disappointed when this arrives. :cry:

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Re: Auction madness downunder!

Postby livinginthepast » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:43 am

I think the seller will be very disappointed when the purchaser claims his money back from the auction house if this has been wrongly described. Sounds fraudulent to me.

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Re: Auction madness downunder!

Postby john t peterson » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:34 pm

The auction underbidder should be issuing a huge sigh of relief. Missed a bullet on that one. !SHOOT!

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Re: Auction madness downunder!

Postby badpenny » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:39 pm

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Re: Auction madness downunder!

Postby roger » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:36 pm

One might suspect that the buyer had been hitting the bottle that Sunday......however, at that price
there had to be a number of underbids. !PUZZLED! !PUZZLED!

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Re: Auction madness downunder!

Postby santelmann » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:40 pm

Is there a reason that the manufacturer is not specified in the auction description :lol: :lol:

Nice digital displays :HaHa:

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Re: Auction madness downunder!

Postby gameswat » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:08 pm

A lot of the pieces in the auction were reproductions dating last 30 years, not many coin-ops of any kind but tons of other pieces. And prices were ridiculously high on nearly everything. The thinking is a bad case of Covid Lockdown Syndrome. Lately I've noticed quite a few people spending big on toys to take their minds off the issues. And most Aussies have been unable to travel for 6 months so pent up need to burn excess cash I guess. Thing is even if the buyer thought they were getting a 1957 Williams original machine in this nice a condition, the price should still have been half this much. And that would be full retail from a high end dealer in mint restored condition with warranty!


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