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Bought a machine on ebay today

Postby coppinpr » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:40 pm

I bid on a machine on ebay today, first time in over a year. I put an esnipe bid in for a max of £250 and thought I'd be very lucky to get it, but I did ..............for £127. Is this a sign of the uncertain times? At first I thought I'd read the ad wrong and had bought just the back door or a 6" money box... but no, one armed bandit with double jackpot, working fine is, at least, what it says. :cool:

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Re: bought a machine on ebay today

Postby treefrog » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:30 pm

I think if I were the seller I would have pulled the auction and wait for calm. It is local to me and I would have had a go, but I am doing as told and in lock down and not interested in going to peoples' houses to collect machines, even if cheap and 3 mins away..... So for those desperate to sell, you may get more bargains. !!CHEERS!!

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Re: bought a machine on ebay today

Postby coppinpr » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:21 pm

My usual courier will collect for me. He's working as usual, as all courier services are (UPS, Hermes and Parcel Force have all contacted me in the last two days to tell me they are working as usual with slight changes collection/delivery processes, so no problems for those concerned).

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Re: bought a machine on ebay today

Postby cheeky » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:11 pm

What did you buy for £127? I wouldn’t have bid in the current climate but I’d be interested to know what you purchased.

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Re: Bought a machine on ebay today

Postby coppinpr » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:06 am

a sega Windsor in good condition,strange because I was actually looking for a Windsor

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Re: Bought a machine on ebay today

Postby cheeky » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:57 pm

A good deal. I couldn’t even find the Ebay item no. Glad you got a good deal. :D

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Re: Bought a machine on ebay today

Postby coppinpr » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:43 pm

My guess is the guy will chicken out... I've long paid - no contact from him and now the details of the item have been removed by ebay.

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Re: Bought a machine on ebay today

Postby cheeky » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:08 am

Sorry to hear that mate but I’m sure there will be many more bargains once we are free to roam. 😉

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Re: Bought a machine on ebay today

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:04 pm

Always a pain when that happens, I often capture their details, but people often panic with the messages they get of threats from eBay. Also he may feel with current crisis the price was too low. I forgot to get a picture of it. It was the Mad Money version, not common and in good condition.

Funny, another similar machine, a Lord Sega with jackpot and '60s stand finished a day later and seems to have stayed on for a £100 more.......

I am still so surprised people are listing machines though..... I have stopped looking anywhere now, also with all auction houses closed down.

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Re: Bought a machine on ebay today

Postby coppinpr » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:48 pm

He may have felt the price too low, BUT he entered into a contract to sell at auction whatever the price, which he now seems to want to ignore. He should have set a reserve and not started at 99p if he wanted a certain min price. I guess I'm old fashioned in keeping to the rules as much as poss. It was a Mad Money, but the unusual thing was it had a normal looking double jackpot, not the usual Windsor tube, hand-filled, I think, but certainly looked great.

Interesting that courier companies are booming at the moment, (the Hermes driver who called this morning said he had 130 collections today!!) I run a sauna equipment supply company in my retirement just for fun really and it's gone crazy in the last ten days. Everyone has decided to build that sauna they have planned for years while they are stuck at home. I can't box up the heaters and giant bucket showers quick enough for UPS to collect, LOL. I wonder if the DIY shops are also doing well?


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