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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby badpenny » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:44 pm

However as neither sites earn income, it would reduce costs to absorb them.
It's not our decision though, it's down to Stuart, PM and then those that contribute financially.

I stand by my offer, I just wish I could find more.

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby coppinpr » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:12 am

I agree its up to Stuart but the problem is if there isnt a plan in place to save the site we cant make a deal with stuart.
The running cost for keeping the site separate (which is ,I think, the only additional cost there would be if the sites ran side by side and not as one) is very small, not much more than £100 per year.

ill kick off a fund with £50 to keep them separate but under one umbrella(but only if Mr.P agrees)

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby badpenny » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:46 am

Thanks Paul ...... so the total now is a measly £100.
Come on everybody, who's next?

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby treefrog » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:13 pm

What are you buying !PUZZLED!

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby badpenny » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:18 pm

Isn't it the intellectual property?

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby treefrog » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:36 pm

But the information is already in the public domain. Is it to all the original paperwork and pictures/pamphlets etc....?

Anyway, as I said before, this is useful reference information for people and for me the effort in gathering and maintaining this type of stuff in our hobby is all part of the passion and not a commercial aspect. Of course I know some see value in paraphernalia they collect like paperwork, brochures and pictures and will not be willing to share. On Stuart's site people were willing to share information for free for the benefit of others.... There are other similar sites like Melright's Bryans site I reference all the time. No idea who he is and seems to have at least 6 others web collectors sites as well.

Cost of running a site is not huge. As mentioned, I maintain two (not that I will mention them here) and depending on the options you have including domain registration the cost can be low. Stuart's site is purely hosted and not a domain registration.

Would be good if the information is not lost and could be continued. In the past, and before Stuart started building his information on key manufacturers, one thing I always felt that would have been good on this site, was a company wide database and information portal. Adding pictures of machines, dates, and company info. I know there are sites like arcade database, but too broad and too little info can be added. I even thought about starting my own.

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby slotalot » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:17 pm

I have just had an email sent to me via my website contacts page, !TAPTAP! I know the sender is a member on the pennymachines forum, but I am not going to say who it is to save his blushes,
It basically says I am being greedy by asking for £2000 for the site.

I would like to put this matter to rest if I can, firstly I have never asked for £2000 for my website.
I asked for interested parties to make me an offer.
The sum of £2000 came about when people asked my what I thought it was worth??? in truth I have no idea of what it is worth, I could only say that it had cost me around £2000 in site fees and research costs over the years so in an ideal world it should be worth that amount??? and if you were in my shoes you would say the same thing.

I am also trying to find a good home for the site so the information is not lost for ever, !SAINT! I have been interested in vintage slot machines all my life, I still am, but due to some major life changes over the past 2 years I no longer have the time to look after the site and take it forwards. !!JUNK!!

I think that Jeremy & Paul have come up with a solution that will tick all the boxes, have a collection from the members and inter grate my website into the pennymachines forum, the information will be in a safe place for you all to use, and I might get some payback for all my work over the last 10 years. :!?!:

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby coppinpr » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:19 pm

rumour is the site might be under new management :cool:

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby slotalot » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:54 pm

YEP!! it is in good hands :smash: lol.

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Re: VINTAGE slot machine website for sale

Postby pennymachines » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:45 pm

Excellent news! !!YIPPEE!!


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