Coventry or Collectors auction

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Coventry or Collectors auction

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I did prompt the J’s on the topic around what is happening at the Elephant a few weeks ago on that thread , but may have been missed. Anyway with the latest news from the Elephant house, I am getting the impression there is no plan to start any auctions there any time soon and wondered what the appetite to hold a summer auction this year. Apart from anything else it has been 18 months since any collectors meet has happened and who knows whether we are at risk of a winter lockdown again come November.........so decided to start a new topic.... hopefully we will all be double jabbed as well apart from those not agreeing to do so |/XX\|
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It would nice if the J’s could run an auction at Coventry, I would certainly support it with a couple of machines. Unsure about Steve’s new idea, still no mention of fees, and closed book bidding surely does not get the maximum amount for the seller. 2 people wanting a particular machine can realise a good sum for the seller.
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scorpa163 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:20 pm It would nice if the J’s could run an auction at Coventry, I would certainly support it with a couple of machines. Unsure about Steve’s new idea, still no mention of fees, and closed book bidding surely does not get the maximum amount for the seller. 2 people wanting a particular machine can realise a good sum for the seller.
Steve has updated his new website with the T&C’s and costs, basically a subscription service, you pay £10 per month to access the site and sell or buy with no other commission.....but it is not an auction, but a sealed bid service for individual items...

My man reason for raising this was the lack of interaction, which for me personally is a big part of the auction experience, not just the buying and selling, in fact I have always been keen on a swap meet type event or even mixed with an auction
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My view.
Until people are allowed to enter pubs and public places, I don't fancy trying to hold an auction outside in a car park.
Fair enough we are being told there is a road map showing dates for the next stages, but the last year and a bit has taught me about counting chickens from unhatched eggs.
The moment we plan to release a date we'll start spending money, we lost money 2020 which is a pastime I don't relish.
I accept the Government has every intention of returning us to some form of normality asap. Yet where I live we've witnessed 14 months of almost criminal stupidity from the masses.
I fully understand everyone's enthusiasm to see an auction, I also recognise enough variables outside of anyone's control that could quickly reverse a decision at short notice. The two most common which would likely stop everything and probably be first to be reimplemented being: -
- Clamp down on travelling
- Ban on indoor events or restriction on numbers attending.

Just my pre-decimal penny worth which also covers any plans on a Spares Event in Derby.

BP :!?!:
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That’s that then...... :!?!:

I suspect with the lack of auctions and crazy high prices, it is just as easy to sell at normal auctions at the moment, plus you don’t have to drive for 3 or 4 hours.......I will be attending my first one next week, back to normality thank god :cool:
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That's only my opinion TF.
Soon one weekend, I may end up sitting on my own at home while it's all going on in Coventry and/or Derby.
JC and/or MH might suddenly announce they're intentions and put me to shame.
One of you guys may decide to do something.

I fear this situation could well keep bouncing back for a while yet.
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badpenny wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:17 pm That's only my opinion TF.
Soon one weekend, I may end up sitting on my own at home while it's all going on in Coventry and/or Derby.
JC and/or MH might suddenly announce they're intentions and put me to shame.
One of you guys may decide to do something.

I fear this situation could well keep bouncing back for a while yet.
Personally I believe life has to move in and we need to live with not against the virus. It will be like flu and many other viruses where we have adapted.....no doubt we will get our jabs every 6 months or annually.

It’s funny you see very few people selling machines on the Facebook groups, maybe the reason for the demand

Anyway keeping my fingers crossed 🤞
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Sorry Tom, I did see that you'd mentioned a 'Summer Coventry' recently on another thread - I had intended to reply but have a lot going on at the moment and it just got forgotten. Anyway, I have two major problems:
1. Just over a year ago, I got my fingers very seriously burnt having totally wasted many weeks organising an auction, which I subsequently had to cancel just six days before the event. If I ever do it again, I shall need to be damn sure that nothing's going to go wrong. Frankly, at the moment, I don't have that confidence.
2. Although my Mechanical Memories arcade is now closed, I shall still be operating machines in Brighton - at my 'Number 2' arcade, where I shall hopefully be able to open on 17th May. It won't be anywhere near as time consuming as previously, but I shall still need to go down to Brighton a couple of days a week during the summer months, and probably more during the school holidays. So a summer auction doesn't really fit in with that, although I wouldn't totally rule it out.
Anyway, let's see how things pan out over the next couple of months, but at the moment I think it's too early to be making plans.

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I agree totally with you TF, "life has to move on and we need to live with not against the virus."
However I don't think we're there yet, and neither is it our decision to make.
All the while we keep bouncing between hopeful news and good predictions then back into doom and gloom, the less likely The Government are to stop knee jerk reacting.
Of course everyone of us has a different view point based on personal circumstances.
You're a young dude, good looking, years ahead of you and the world to conquer.
I'm an old fart, in my latter 60s, diabetic, mad as a coot, my body has bits that either drop off or joints that sound like a bag of old spanners being thrown around a drum factory by a baby elephant. I am what the authorities describe as in the high risk band.
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Nonsense, BP. You're a young and vital rounder with a full head of hair and ruddy cheeks. Anyone who opines otherwise is just blowing smoke and will have to deal with me! !!BOXER!!

Keep the faith and the good humor rolling.

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