Penny Parlour - the end of the beginning

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Penny Parlour - the end of the beginning

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It’s been a long & often frustrating road but I’m pretty proud to share this. :) Opening very soon, fingers crossed 17th April.

https://m.facebook.com/ThePennyParlour/
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!!CHEERS!! Looks great and a nice building. If I ever end up on the other side of the planet, will be on the bucket list. !THUMBS!

Good luck with the enterprise. Can’t be many, if any, other similar setups in Australia. Hopefully people won’t take too many pennies. :cool:

I see the main picture is blurred on Facebook. Any chance of pictures inside? |/XX\|
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Excellent enterprise.

I wish you every luck. You can't have much competition, which alternatively suggests you're breaking new ground.
Be lucky!

BP :cool:
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Simon, are you charging admission to stay within Aus legal parameters? Same question in 'loaning' visitors 25 pennies rather than selling them?
Presumably they can win pennies or don't you have any machines that pay out?
What happens when they've spent all their pennies? Can they then buy more?
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!!THUMBSX2!!
Looks great
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moonriver wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 6:20 pm Simon, are you charging admission to stay within Aus legal parameters? Same question in 'loaning' visitors 25 pennies rather than selling them?
Presumably they can win pennies or don't you have any machines that pay out?
What happens when they've spent all their pennies? Can they then buy more?
Hi Chris, the entry charge is there for income rather than legal parameters. The paying machines are all skill machines (I use that term loosely 😂) which means they’re not covered by pokie/chance laws in QLD. All pennies remain the property of the museum and any that do go astray can be replaced for $20kg which is about 105 coins. Some of the machines are not on pennies and remain on freeplay and more pennies can be ‘purchased' if required.
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badpenny wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:27 pm Excellent enterprise.

I wish you every luck. You can't have much competition, which alternatively suggests you're breaking new ground.
Be lucky!

BP :cool:
Thanks Badpenny. Fortunately I live in a small town (Port Douglas) that is an expensive tourist mecca because it's at the point where the Reef hits the Daintree Rainforest. There's not much else to do here after visiting those two (with almost empty wallet) apart from paying $10 for a Schooner at the pubs. I've run a few machines at market stalls before this and the younger Steampunk mob love it just as much as the older people looking for nostalgia.
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Looking forward to visiting when I'm over there.
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It looks fantastic. I wish you all the best with your new venture.
It takes a lot of nerve and money to open a penny arcade museum, let alone the operating costs going forward.
Good luck
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Well done looks fantastic!
All the best
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It's great that you're opening your wonderful collection to the public.
I've added your museum to the Archive/Locations.
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treefrog wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:49 am I see the main picture is blurred on Facebook. Any chance of pictures inside?
Hi treefrog, the panorama is blurred on purpose 😂 it’s an old photo and would look a bit like a construction site if in focus. Planning to get better shots after small acorn stage :)
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Is there a way those of us not on facebook can join in?
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bryans fan wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:04 pm Is there a way those of us not on facebook can join in?
Instagram is a good place @ thepennyparlour but Im still working on the content 😎
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pennymachines wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:51 am It's great that you're opening your wonderful collection to the public.
I've added your museum to the Archive/Locations.
Thanks pm, one day I hope to get them all out, I’ve got at least another 50 in various states of decay, all pulled from the back of old Showmens sheds etc. A collector once said to me that if the metalwork is there then the machine is there. He was right :)
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