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Postby ballymad » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:03 pm

Now I know 99% of you are not into these (nor am I) but does anyone know why the JPM made in 1979 and an each way shuffle and nudge currently on ebay is worth £800 + ?

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Postby coppinpr » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:38 pm

Like you, I know nothing about this type of machine other than the fact that they usually have no value. It could of course be the world's rarest machine but I suspect there is something fishy going on here. A look at the bidding shows the return of two or three bidders with similar sounding names and add to that the seller has no feedback at all! Yet some of the buyers have thousands of feedbacks. Moving money around? Avoiding tax? Hiding cash? That used to happen with old cars of no value. Perhaps it's just the world's rarest machine... but I doubt it!!

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Postby badpenny » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:41 pm

Not knowing anything about the machine in particular, and not wishing to cast aspersions on anyone, I am reminded of the good old days on Ebay when a vendor with no feedback history in such circumstances might have had his bidders checked to see how far away they lived or how much feedback they had, just in case there were any skullduggeries going on.

Mind you, you'd have to be interested enough in the machine to want to be bothered to do so in the first place. !SHERLOCK!

So far as this one is concerned !!SUICIDAL!!

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Postby coin-op » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:02 pm

Badpenny wrote: I am reminded of the good old days on Ebay
Ah, yes, the good old days; ebay has certainly moved on since those...but in which direction I wonder

Here's the link to the little beauty
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

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Postby treefrog » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:30 pm

The early JPM machines from the late 70s and early 80s, especially the series of Nudge Up, Lite Up and Each Way Shuffle are popular. I think this was something I had mentioned a while back on another thread in relationship to floor standing machines. These are the machines I played when I was younger, not penny machines or one arm bandits and were very addictive. On many occasion I keep stopping myself bidding on one and trying to stick to earlier machines.......

This may be genuine; I have seen good machines fetch £500 before and admit this is high, but this is an early variant... These are ones to watch in the future of all the floor machines. It is a bit like pinballs, probably the most popular one and top of my list of wants is the Addams Family, fantastic game, music and theme and fetch £1500+ every time.

There is a seller on ebay who specialises in ealry JPM machines as there is a demand for them, not this seller though....



Postby jingle » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:00 pm

i remember looking at these
in the late 90s/ 2000s at the jukebox
they were big money
i asked the dealer why
he says anything with early mpu3 in
is sort after
and fetches a premium !PUZZLED!

most fruits have a mpu4 inside !PUZZLED!

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Postby livinginthepast » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:28 pm

These early JPM machines (each way nudger, etc.) were the first true electronic machines and had a fantastic new feature... you could nudge the reels down and UP ! They were generous machines and rewarded skilful players and were tremendously popular.
No percentage controller on these early games and that contributed to their popularity.
If you wanted to make them harder you had to replace the chips for ones with fewer holds and nudges on them. Percentage controllers came along with the mpu 3 games which suited the breweries accountants.! I think these early JPMs were the last of the great fruits. All downhill from then!

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Postby coin-op » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:07 am

Interesting to see that it's currently standing at a price of £310, after three bids were cancelled for varying reasons !PUZZLED!

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Postby malcymal » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:54 am

I can understand this particular machine hitting £300. I would consider paying the same for one in excellent condition. They were the most popular machines with 'the yoof' in their day including myself and majority of friends. Such was our skill in the reel positions we could tell you exactly how many nudges you required to go up or down for said win and indeed I am so sad that I even know the reel positions today by memory. For example, middle reel bell is six positions down from JPM emblem. Pear is 3 positions about bell and cherry 3 positions above pear. Only one of these symbols on middle reel. They were big pocket money earners for us and we would wait for 2 JPMs in view or the ultimate melons or grapes at either end of reels as six of each symbol in middle. They were also easy to defraud by wetting a 2p coin and flicking upwards in the slot and were easily emptied by strim wires or coat wires, hence their demise. You can still find a couple in live use in amusement arcades on the Isle of Wight where they are considered to be retro machines. I would agree, represented the early 80s and damn good fun too.

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