Discuss our on-site auctions and other slot machine auctions.
I will definitely supporting Coventry. Jerry and Jeremy organise these events for us and the hobby we all love and have done so for a number of years. The clash of dates caused by Elephant house appears to be a deliberate act to try and stop them. The silly thing is most of us would have attended both auctions if they had been on different weekends.
It's always great to see a great debate but at the end of the day its choice, there are good machines in both including things that have been in before, that's if the items promised actually turn up on the day ( beyond control of the auction, I know) if your coming from the south coast for that special item its a long way to come to be disappointed, at least this time we can call in EH on the way for a look, then proceed to Coventry ( for a warm up!) and see how good that special item is if its there, and perhaps then see who draws the short straw to stay in the ice box!
Only Me!!!So your saying that losing coventry wouldnt be bad for the hobby? You dont believe this whole thing is an attempt by sh to force coventry out? So i ask two questions 1.then why did he do it as clearly its not in his interest to cut possible attandance on the day? 2. What does he hope to gain from it if not to gain a monolopy of the market in the long run?
I don't believe it! I don't believe your all still banging on about EH and TAXI....for Mike Hunt has anybody seen Mike Hunt!! sorry Steve Hunt. Get a life and move on, move on to the pub, now that's a much better idea. "What's your name?" "Banister" Banister? didn't I meet you on the stairs? I don't think that Prince of Darkness or Beelzebub in disguise as he likes to be known, gives Collecting for Collectors a second thought.
If you are all such dedicated hobbyists you'll all be sent to Coventry, sorry going to Coventry any way. So does it matter who goes to EH or the working mans club that time forgot. Must remember to put the cat out, Meow... oh sorry trod on the wife's pussy again. Which reminds me, you all need to calm down dear otherwise you will have palpitations and end up in hospital. Oh NO!! Nurse, Nurse, I said slip off his spectacles. I'm going to both. Might see you in the dung house or at Nell Gwinn tea rooms for more blood shed on the sticky carpet.
Well the other collectors and I in Oz all feel so badly about this dilemma of not one, but TWO specialist coin-op auctions on the same day that we've all put our hands in our pockets and..... shuffled on home to cry. I guess for us the only thing even coming close to any kind of coin-op auction in the last four years was the recent Michael Woolf sale in nearby New Zealand. Just a touch of bidding from photos, unknown auction house packing quality and fees, overseas shipping and import duty/sales tax to get excited about. So please stop occasionally to remember the fallen in the colonies and how damn good you all have it over there no matter how many auctions you can't attend or miles to drive on the A4.
and this guy thinks we should get a lifeGet a life and move on, move on to the pub, now that's a much better idea. "What's your name?" "Banister" Banister? didn't I meet you on the stairs? I don't think that Prince of Darkness or Beelzebub in disguise as he likes to be known
we do understand just how you feel GS, its the same for us,do you realise its over 10 MILES between coventry and the EH !!the recent Michael Woolf sale in nearby New Zealand
At this point I'll add my sixpence worth, having been to many auctions in the past but never to these two both on the same day. I have a dilemma with only limit funds to spend, always looking for a bargain, wanting to go to Coventry's Auction because I only discovered it on this forum and because most on here say it's for collectors. Do I go to the other at Elephant House instead as I might get a better chance there (I also like enamel signs), do I just go to EH or do I go to both or just Coventry. I also have to pick up another machine either on the way or way back that I bought for spares. On top of all these desissions my Mrs keeps asking me what our are plans are for next weekend. Lifes complicated collecting old machines and for our Oz friend it's about a 220 mile round trip for me!
The success of Coventry will be down to the amount of buyers that turn up, I'm torn between the two auctions but reluctant to leave an absentee bid on an item at the EH without looking at it first, but if Coventry where to offer absentee bids on items...happy days! everybody's a winner.... you would probably have to extend the auction an extra hour or so for the buyers to collect their goodies if successful.
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