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they’re worth what people are willing to pay.

Your prices were over double what the last eight non working sales I had here have gone for.

The upgrade is like $5. I get it that’s five bucks you might not be able to cover but maybe sell one lousy item for a realistic price and you can sort it Banging your drums and dumping it all gets you nothing. Pointless. Like this thread. Brad does a great job. Pay the man.

Times are tough. Being a grumpy old bastard won’t help.

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No mate, you did not HAVE to srcap them, you CHOSE to scrap them.

 

$5 donation to AA is a pittance to allow you access to sell your jukes, you would pay 10% of the sell price to move them on Ebay and $5 ONE OFF PAYMENT is too much.

 

You remind me of a member we went through this with a few years ago...…..

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No mate, you did not HAVE to srcap them, you CHOSE to scrap them.

 

$5 donation to AA is a pittance to allow you access to sell your jukes, you would pay 10% of the sell price to move them on Ebay and $5 ONE OFF PAYMENT is too much.

 

You remind me of a member we went through this with a few years ago...…..

 

i live on a pension.. rent & food come first..

if i had a sale i could have coin for donation

i even tryed a facebook page .. only to have people "like" pictures

then shut that down after 2 years of trying

 

then there is NO jukebox section here for me to list 10,000 parts & jukeboxes...

 

& yet they say here on A.A. that they are here to help the arcader's

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i dunno your ebay sales seem to go ok? if you need help then ask for help instead of trying to out attitude everyone. we're surprisingly helpful.

 

you would make more money dumping the lot into a container in one go at a "$x for the lot" price for any of the remainging jukebox techs than taking it to the tip.

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i dunno your ebay sales seem to go ok? if you need help then ask for help instead of trying to out attitude everyone. we're surprisingly helpful.

 

you would make more money dumping the lot into a container in one go at a "$x for the lot" price for any of the remainging jukebox techs than taking it to the tip.

 

eBay sales... yep one every 3 months for only penny's

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eBay sales... yep one every 3 months for only penny's

 

fair enough but ask why ? theres about 8 of us left who care about this stuff and only 3 who can actually fix things.

you wont sell 10packs of components much now. there are just no skills left to use them. The few who know the ifference between mica and paper know where to get them from already.

 

the money is in repairs now. for component supply you have to compete with the fact we can lift them from hamburg or chicago or china and have them here in a day longer than adelaide takes.

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fair enough but ask why ? theres about 8 of us left who care about this stuff and only 3 who can actually fix things.

you wont sell 10packs of components much now. there are just no skills left to use them. The few who know the ifference between mica and paper know where to get them from already.

 

the money is in repairs now. for component supply you have to compete with the fact we can lift them from hamburg or chicago or china and have them here in a day longer than adelaide takes.

 

"yep" & those 8 tech's have known about me for over 10 years

& still they buy & ship from overseas ..........

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"yep" & those 8 tech's have known about me for over 10 years

& still they buy & ship from overseas ..........

 

cos its not about you. thats the point.

 

the world has changed. you have to offer some value to the current market. not just have a tantrum because you cant get free money like the 90s when it was falling from the sky

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cos its not about you. thats the point.

 

the world has changed. you have to offer some value to the current market. not just have a tantrum because you cant get free money like the 90s when it was falling from the sky

 

i have never sold for profit....

to only get back what i payed 10 years ago is a break even good thing :cool:

even the work i have done for people has been at less than $10 per hour for qualified tech work

it has only been a hobby & now with health problems can no longer do it

i have offered part of my stock to a well known tech here in Adelaide only to have him say he only buys parts as he needs them

so even at give away prices for bulk people do not want jukebox parts ....

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for over 20 years i have been collection jukeboxes & refurbished many & made many very happy owners of a vintage machine

for the past 5 years i have listed projects on eBay only for them not to sell :(

so late in 2017 i started to thin out my collection , with last year (2018) i scrapped a total of 26 machines :o

& this year so far i have scrapped another 8

i had a post here yesterday as unable to list in the for sale section & well A.A. does not even have a place to sell jukeboxes

got a PM from Brad (moderator) telling me he pulled my post as in wrong place & i not have privileges....... :cry

So i have decided to scrap the lot........

do not have money to buy privileges or time/money for storage !!!!

 

You do have privileges to sell them in the for sale section I don't know what you're talking about :unsure You also seem to be knowledgeable in Jukes and should have no issue putting prices on them.

There's no section for selling jukes because there's never been demand for it and the section that I put up for them hardly gets used.

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Have just been biting my tongue...

 

Same ol same ol.

 

Good ol Wayne, aka Jukebox Emporium, aka ex AA member. Not so “new” to AA that is claimed.

 

Wayne. This stuff isn’t rocking horse sh@t. People, including me, are buying offshore cos you are too hard to deal with and get offended too easy. If you chilled a bit and relaxed and helped people out bonefide instead off flaming them you would do so much better.

 

Yes, your workmanship is awesome. A class. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. No one really cares if you scrap machines.

 

Take the feedback on the chin and do something positively with it...

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i have never sold for profit....

to only get back what i payed 10 years ago is a break even good thing :cool:

even the work i have done for people has been at less than $10 per hour for qualified tech work

it has only been a hobby & now with health problems can no longer do it

i have offered part of my stock to a well known tech here in Adelaide only to have him say he only buys parts as he needs them

so even at give away prices for bulk people do not want jukebox parts ....

 

that may be part of the real issue .. you're marketing in the tiny corner of the land. none of the big buyers are in adelaide

 

put it in a container to melbourne or brisbane. try @seeburg or @charlie131 or any of the pinball dealers

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Ok..

got a PM from Brad (moderator) telling me he pulled my post as in wrong place & i not have privileges

he message me saying he could not move my "miss placed" post as i had no privileges

so now i not know if i do or do not :unsure

 

9 years ago there was no jukebox section either

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Have just been biting my tongue...

 

Same ol same ol.

 

Good ol Wayne, aka Jukebox Emporium, aka ex AA member. Not so “new” to AA that is claimed.

 

Wayne. This stuff isn’t rocking horse sh@t. People, including me, are buying offshore cos you are too hard to deal with and get offended too easy. If you chilled a bit and relaxed and helped people out bonefide instead off flaming them you would do so much better.

 

Yes, your workmanship is awesome. A class. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. No one really cares if you scrap machines.

 

Take the feedback on the chin and do something positively with it...

 

 

"hard to deal with" :unsure

well when i gave you a low price for a re-built amplifier so there is room for you to make a profit & you tell me it not worth it , what do you expect .....

 

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that may be part of the real issue .. you're marketing in the tiny corner of the land. none of the big buyers are in adelaide

 

put it in a container to melbourne or brisbane. try @seeburg or @charlie131 or any of the pinball dealers

 

 

eBay is Australia wide ... & Adelaide central.. so post = either East or West

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Not going to air dirty washing but...

 

You did not make it clear it was rebuilt. The last one bought was as is. When questioned about it you got grumpy and told me not to contact you again so I haven’t. Again, cutting off your nose to spite your face. I told you I could have been a regular customer if you wanted...

 

How about you hit the reset button and start again taking onboard the above feedback. As mentioned, pay the five bucks or 10 and get on with it. List what you have for reasonable prices and you might be surprised.

 

To show no grudges am happy to spot the AA donation to get back on track...

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eBay is Australia wide ... & Adelaide central.. so post = either East or West

 

irrelevant to the point you would have to market the stuff further afield than "offering it to a local" to shift the lot

 

for interest the last two jukes i picked up (non descript 70s junk) were about 300 each. its not the same playground as 2500 sales on ebay. but 10@ 300 is 3000 ... thats better than a poke in the eye with tip fees.

 

the stuff is worth what someone will pay

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Also to those here reading this mess of a post/thread

 

this is only in reply to one Moderator pulling the post i had here yesterday

he did not even move it to the "for Sale" section ..........

i had made an offer for those interested to grab a bargain before i scrap the lot..

 

some people make investments

others go to the casino put it all on red

win or loose you take your chances..

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Hey Wayne, we went through all of this a few years back when you were Rockozla. How about this time you stick to helping people out and selling a few parts, and don't delete all of your content if you decide to bugger off again. It took me ages to re-instate it again from backups and that makes me cranky.

 

The old rule still stands, we do not delete AA accounts. Now, please carry on.

 

Dave

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irrelevant to the point you would have to market the stuff further afield than "offering it to a local" to shift the lot

 

for interest the last two jukes i picked up (non descript 70s junk) were about 300 each. its not the same playground as 2500 sales on ebay. but 10@ 300 is 3000 ... thats better than a poke in the eye with tip fees.

 

the stuff is worth what someone will pay

 

$300.oo each ... so what are the parts going to cost ???

$2500 for a refurbished machine... fully working , re-built amplifier... what does it all cost...

am i to work for free & then give away the parts needed to do the work....

i do not give to charity's

 

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Hey Wayne, we went through all of this a few years back when you were Rockozla. How about this time you stick to helping people out and selling a few parts, and don't delete all of your content if you decide to bugger off again. It took me ages to re-instate it again from backups and that makes me cranky.

 

The old rule still stands, we do not delete AA accounts. Now, please carry on.

 

Dave

 

Then Why Was my post NOT moved to the "for Sale section ??????

this post/thread is only in response to it being pulled & that person not even moving it....

 

i came back here to help others & to try move my stock now my health is getting bad

do us both a favor & put my post from yesterday in the for sale "General" section & delete this mess of a post/thread

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$300.oo each ... so what are the parts going to cost ???

$2500 for a refurbished machine... fully working , re-built amplifier... what does it all cost...

am i to work for free & then give away the parts needed to do the work....

i do not give to charity's

 

ill try one more time as you missed the point.

 

If you cant sell them , bundle the lot up and sell them 'as is' at a realistic price, to someone who can.

its better than getting nothing for dumping them.

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$300.oo each ... so what are the parts going to cost ???

$2500 for a refurbished machine... fully working , re-built amplifier... what does it all cost...

am i to work for free & then give away the parts needed to do the work....

i do not give to charity's

 

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Then Why Was my post NOT moved to the "for Sale section ??????

this post/thread is only in response to it being pulled & that person not even moving it....

 

i came back here to help others & to try move my stock now my health is getting bad

do us both a favor & put my post from yesterday in the for sale "General" section & delete this mess of a post/thread

 

 

BECAUSE......at the time you did not have enough posts to access the General For Sale Section and the move would have been wasted.

 

Fortunately for you t

he endless rant you have engaged in here has tipped you over the post count required to access the sale section.

 

A smart man would now quietly sit back, stop playing the victim card, and sell a few FKN jukebox parts before his post count is magically set back to...….say...…..3 posts and he loses that access again.

You smelling what I am cookin'? This is your chance at redemption right here and right now, all you need to do is chillax man!

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It would be a shame if this site were to lose a guy with your knowledge and expertise. Some of your resto threads have been really good reading and if time and health are catching up with you then selling bits and pieces would be a good way to occupy your time. Sometimes you have to sort through the trash to find the treasure and in your case a few bucks on each item may well and truly amount to a lot of coin if you have thousands of parts to throw out. Guys like you are as rare as those beautiful jukes of 40's & 50's
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Wayne, if you want to sell your parts you must have a price on each item. The old thread as it stands is too vague regarding prices to be allowed under the rules.

Just start again and sell your jukes and parts but please read the sale rules before posting.

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