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eBay bargains, maybe

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Interesting with high prices for some items, there are still bargains popping up on eBay if you're quick or maybe keen......

Firstly a nice old Skittles machine on eBay needing a bit of restoration sold the other day for £60

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Then a Jubilee with jackpot yesterday for £76

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Then the crazy pair of Mills War Eagles in Devon left in a leaky shed for 40 years.... :HaHa: and needing a little tender care. Missing doors, hoods and one had a rotten pace mechanism in it. Having made mistakes a few times now on garden slots and realising there is a point they cannot be recovered, someone was keen at £181

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I wish I'd seen that skittles machine, one of the cleverest machines made by Jamiesons - simple, deceiving and addictive.




Don't look for allwins on ebay expecting a bargain. I had a lady contact me through my website yesterday looking for an allwin for her husband for xmas. I offered her a "Win a Spangles" at top price because I didn't really want to sell... She grabbed it at once!! Made me think, so I looked on ebay and people are asking £1,300 for allwins at the moment. No wonder she snapped it up!
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HI ALL,
I have had a couple of skittle machines over the years, TIP THE SKITTLE and SKITTLE LOLLY, more or less the same. The one I had in the small Cheddar arcade was a great favourite with everyone. I would recommend these for any arcade…
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coppinpr wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:39 pm Don't look for allwins on ebay expecting a bargain. I had a lady contact me through my website yesterday looking for an allwin for her husband for xmas. I offered her a "Win a Spangles" at top price because I didn't really want to sell... She grabbed it at once!! Made me think, so I looked on ebay and people are asking £1,300 for allwins at the moment. No wonder she snapped it up!
Hi. What is your website address please? There are a lot of allwins going on Ebay north of £1K over the last few months, but not many seem to be selling at that price. A fair few seem to be very overpriced for the model in an average condition. I guess if you don’t ask you don’t get.
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slotibartfast wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:22 pmHi. What is your website address please?
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There's an upcycled 'Cromputer Win' on at the moment, at the usual absurdly-inflated price.

I wonder if any still survive in workable condition?

(Was 'Ice Cold Beer' a variant of this?)
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I played a Cromputer Win in an arcade (now gone) near Penarth Pier, Wales. The game was post-decimal of course. It would have been huge otherwise. :!:
Lucky Strike appears to be one variant.

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I see Cromptons Leisure Machines Ltd. launched a new version in 2004
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brigham wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:00 am There's an upcycled 'Cromputer Win' on at the moment, at the usual absurdly-inflated price.
That Cromputer Win was a bit of a head-scratcher!
What year are machines like that from? all I could find was "1970s". Anyone have video?

and no, Ice Cold Beer is has no connection, wildly different gameplay. It isn't a coin drop game. You use a joystick to control 2 motors, one on either side of the bar, to raise a ball up into winning holes.

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Jim Crompton wrote:1972 brought the launch of the new penny play and 'tax free' Cromputer Win, which was described by more than one person at that year's Preview as being "a sure-fire winner." With its colourful orange and green cabinet, and dimensions of only 2'6" by 1'6" (taking up minimum floor space) it was excellent value for money.
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Similar in format to the Tooty Fruity

brigham wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:00 am ...at the usual absurdly-inflated price.
Might seem slightly less absurd if it wasn't for:
It was floor mounted however we cut it down, removed all the inner workings and reduced its size so we could wall mount it.
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The mentality of it defies belief.
Can you imagine doing same thing with a car, or a motorbike?
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