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Re: Rippler

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That's not the way to learn the meaning of "OOOPS!" is it?
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Re: Rippler

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Wow Mr badpenny, you found that quick, it couldn't have been on ebay long !!JUNK!! Even if it was a repro, it was still the right money methinks.
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I just happened to be in the right place at the right time Jimmy. Like when you are in the pit milking your cows and the one whose teats you're wiping suddenly lifts her tail!

I agree the price was OK for a replica, but it was not described thus. dirtdog
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I was once sad enough to be monitoring ebay and a Addam's family pinball came up on a buy-it-now for £700...... these are popular machines and I have always wanted one - they usually fetch well over a £1000.... Anyway within 3 mins of the advert being placed, I cached it away and was about to ask a question of the seller, but by the time I had gone to post it, it had already been sold.......less than 3 mins !OMFG!

Not sure if it is a record, but that is quick.........
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Re: Rippler

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By my record that happened to a Conveyor allwin on ebay last year with a buy-it-now at £500 and something :shock:
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Joe Pettitt Collection - Wednesday 26 May 2010

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Hi

There is an auction of the Joe Pettitt Collection on Wednesday 26 May 2010 at Battlesbridge, Essex.

This includes three machines in lots 945 A 1960's mechanical fairground arcade 'Snap' penny slot machine and lots 962 & 963 two 'The Rippler' penny slot machine'.

The link is:

http://www.staceyauction.com/catalogue. ... ction=8888
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Re: Joe Pettitt Collection - Wednesday 26 May 2010

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The Snap's genuine enough, but I'd guess that the Ripplers are repros... so when is a Rippler not a Rippler !PUZZLED!
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Re: Joe Pettitt Collection - Wednesday 26 May 2010

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It's become so that I just don't trust a Rippler for sale. :!?!:
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Re: Joe Pettitt Collection - Wednesday 26 May 2010

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Melvyn Wright wrote: In the 90s, a collector obtained some surplus Rippler parts and castings from the Bryans factory and set about making a small run of reproduction machines. The quality of these was very good, and all but indistinguishable from the originals (apart from the age of course).

These reproductions are now becoming just as collectable as the original Ripplers. Although they weren't made at the Bryans factory, they do contain some original Bryans parts.
(http://www.melright.com/bryans)

I believe that collector was either Joe Pettitt or a friend of his. They've been rippling out of Essex ever since.
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eBay at its best

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Now we all know that 99 out of a 100 Bryans Ripplers aren't errrrr ..... how can I put it ...... errrrr ....... Bryans Ripplers, because they are let's pretend ones

So they are neither Bryans nor are they Ripplers. However we now have an additional, entertaining way of describing a copy ...............

" a rare re-production" ........... A what? !!SUICIDAL!!
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