Future slot machine auctions poll

Discuss our on-site auctions and other slot machine auctions.

If there was a live slot machine auction...

I might attend as a buyer only
14
52%
I might submit 1 or 2 machines
9
33%
I might submit 3 or 4 machines
3
11%
I might submit 5 or 6 machines
1
4%
I might submit 7 or 8 machines
0
No votes
I might submit 9 or 10 machines
0
No votes
I might submit more than 10 machines
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 27

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I think it's a case of wait and see at the moment. EBay is pants and Steve's idea is OK for the time being. But to me it's not the future. I don't want to seal bid 700 for a machine when the under seal bidder bids 600. You would never know.....
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Iโ€™ve only got into the โ€˜sportโ€™ in the past year or so so never had the opportunity to attend a live auction for these. Iโ€™d be delighted to attend as a buyer.
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Nil desperandum old fruit!
There are many in this hobby who .....
....... are of an age not sympathetic to a drop of Covid, don't forget vaccination doesn't guarantee against contracting the virus. Many are still unnerved.
....... have SWMBO who humour us in the hobby, but have the last word on what we do, go, breath etc.
....... having had so much time on their hands over the last 18 months and no auctions/sales to help fill the time, they want to BUY, not sell.

Look at Steve's site, he has 14 machines for sale. That's half as many our poll indicates. He'd never attempt to run a live auction with 14 machines any more than I would. Nor would I blindly bid on a machine I've never seen let alone touched, played or looked inside.
It'll return as it was, when the organisers have confidence that weeks of work organising an event won't suddenly be terminated by a close down and a loss of monies paid up front. And when collectors want to sell as well as buy.

That's all it will take.

BP
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Been away for a few days and only caught up with this !!THUMBSX2!! - buyer
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I've received many emails over the last few months asking "When's the next auction.....Are you running an auction this year......You should do this......You should do that..." and frankly, it's getting a bit tedious! At least four of the emails received (including the one today) have come from people I know use this site. So just to reiterate - I have no plans to run an auction this year.
But there's nothing stopping someone else doing it. In fact, I quite relish the opportunity to go to an auction that I haven't had to organise. Do it, and I'll support it, but please stop asking me "when's the next auction!"

Jerry
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So is the November auction on???
๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜Lol
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jimmycowman wrote: โ†‘Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:59 pm So is the November auction on???
๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜Lol
Is it November the 5th !!HYSTERIA!!
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Can someone remind me what an auction is?
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Something that happened in the old days.. You could actually go on the day View the machine bid.. pay and take away knowing you got the machine at the market price. The modern way is much better you pledge 5k and you know you have brought the machine winner ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Can someone remind me what an auction is?
it was a way of separating a fool and his money in the "olden times"
Is it November the 5th !!HYSTERIA!!
its been put back till April 1st
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