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mr merrivale
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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby mr merrivale » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:17 pm

Well said moonriver. Jerry has run a stand alone arcade though thick and thin and we all should thank him.
I have operated vintage machines from humble beginnings back in 1989 with just one Allwin Delux to now running two sites which are both part of larger attraction.
Thanks Jerry
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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby malcymal » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:27 am

brigham wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:14 am
Don't remember the 'Tuck Shop'.
Is that a new arrival?
Tuck Shop, you can view it here.


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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby treefrog » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:28 am

Good luck Jerry in your retirement (assumption of course). No more kids dropping ice creams on the Steeraball... Real shame as Brighton seafront has to be one of the greatest footfall locations in the country, insanely busy of course, when we are not in a pandemic... I don’t envy anyone who makes a go of running arcades, especially a vintage one, and very few of us have not dreamed of it and a few even have had a go... !!THUMBSX2!!

Looking forward to 2021 to perform my road trip of arcades...

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby malcymal » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:32 am

It's a terrible shame Jerry, I wish you well. I do live very close to Brighton and have done so since a child. So this is the end of the last vintage arcade in Brighton. I remember as far back to 1971 visiting the vintage machines with my dad on both piers and in the arches, where you are based, under the road along the promenade. :#:

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby arrgee » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:54 am

Just caught up with this - very sad to hear that you are closing Jerry, the arcade was great, and a little reminder of how entertainment was decades ago. I suppose on the up side, you will not have to make that long journey down to Brighton and back. This pandemic has caused chaos with many lives, it has also caused me to close my business as work totally dried up, the sooner we all get back to normal the better - whatever 'normal' is - or was.
Hope everything goes well for you Jerry.

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Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Postby JC » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:00 pm

Thank you all for your comments and well wishes. This is certainly a sad time for me, not because I have had to close and sell my machines, that was always the plan, but it wasn't supposed to happen yet. It was my intention to close at the end of September, and I was very much looking forward to my last season.
Anyway, we are where we are. Unfortunately, it does make selling my machines a little more difficult. Had things gone to plan, anyone interested in buying machines could have come down to the arcade any weekend, played the machines and if interested in a particular machine, left a deposit and then collected in September. As things now stand, I'm not there most of the time and visits will have to be by arrangement.
Some of the machines have already gone, but there's still many more to go. I'll probably list items for sale on the Coventry auction website, although haven't made any firm plans yet. However, to get the ball rolling, I've advertised my Steer-a-Ball in the Market:

https://pennymachines.co.uk/market/13-2 ... -machines/

I forgot to mention in the listing that the machine is fully working, complete with coin return (often missing). I shall be at the arcade next Saturday, so if you want a classic arcade machine that rarely becomes available, get in touch.

Jerry


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