+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
General Chat Thread, Useless Purchase in General; I just had to share my latest useless purchase, after the disapointment with the ipad3 I purchased this! I like ...
  1. #1
    chazzy2501's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South West
    Posts
    1,782
    Thank Post
    213
    Thanked 263 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    67

    Useless Purchase

    I just had to share my latest useless purchase, after the disapointment with the ipad3 I purchased this! I like Japanese things and Fruit machines so I couldnt resist this!

    Useless Purchase-photo-3.jpgUseless Purchase-photo-2.jpgUseless Purchase-photo.jpg

    I really wanted a pinball machine called Medusa (Bally) from 1982, maybe when I'm richer!

    I dont suppose someone can tell the name of this machine?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,962
    Thank Post
    159
    Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    I especially like that you've just plonked it in the kitchen, after all where else would you put a fruit machine?

  3. #3

    jinnantonnixx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    In the Calamatorium.
    Posts
    1,970
    Thank Post
    113
    Thanked 490 Times in 336 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    283
    Reel-y poor puns ahoy.

  4. #4
    CAM
    CAM is offline

    CAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Burgh Heath, Surrey
    Posts
    4,115
    Thank Post
    826
    Thanked 357 Times in 281 Posts
    Blog Entries
    60
    Rep Power
    281
    How much power does it use?

  5. #5
    chazzy2501's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South West
    Posts
    1,782
    Thank Post
    213
    Thanked 263 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    67
    errr power? it has a transformer inside to convery mains 240 to 110 but as for actual wattage I could only guess. I plonked it in the kitchen as I can play it whilst looking at the cooker (that and I've no where else to plonk it right now)

    It has physical reels and an LCD overlay which is something I've not seen over here. It takes tokens not cash and you have to stop each of the reels with the button underneath so its more skill based than a gamble.

    edit. it flashes and makes sounds too.
    Last edited by chazzy2501; 10th April 2012 at 12:43 PM.

  6. #6
    pshuttle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Work: Chorley Home: Preston
    Posts
    288
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 29 Times in 22 Posts
    Rep Power
    25
    That's pretty cool!

  7. #7

    jinnantonnixx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    In the Calamatorium.
    Posts
    1,970
    Thank Post
    113
    Thanked 490 Times in 336 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    283
    I approve of your purchase.

    1. Convert it to take money
    2. Invite friends around for a cuppa
    3 ????
    4. Profit.

  8. #8
    Mr.Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    A Pirate Ship
    Posts
    942
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 157 Times in 126 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    65
    Looks like an awesome money box.

  9. #9

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,952
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,700 Times in 1,477 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    448
    What did the misses say? My mate got one and got shot for it!!

  10. #10
    hit
    hit is offline
    hit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    324
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 50 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    I dont suppose someone can tell the name of this machine?
    Aren't they called Pachislo machines? fruit machines with skill!

    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    I really wanted a pinball machine called Medusa (Bally) from 1982, maybe when I'm richer!
    I love my pinball...
    Useless Purchase-img_0089.jpg
    It's a Williams Addams Family which I shouldn't have bought as the money was set aside for a plasterer, guess which new skill I learned during one summer holiday

  11. #11

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,596
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 764 Times in 595 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    @hit: The company local that Domino and I frequent has that same pinball machine.

  12. #12
    Sdrawkcab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    298
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 96 Times in 52 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    It has physical reels and an LCD overlay which is something I've not seen over here. It takes tokens not cash and you have to stop each of the reels with the button underneath so its more skill based than a gamble.
    That's because gambling by chance is illegal in Japan. Instead you get machines like this one which give out tokens instead of cash so they remain within the law. The tokens are then exchanged for toys, all of which have a cash value attached to them much higher than the actual worth of the toy. The winner then "sells" the toy back to the arcade for the cash value, thus neatly sidestepping the gambling law whilst still allowing it to effectively continue. This is all 100% legal. Japanese law is FUN!

  13. #13
    hit
    hit is offline
    hit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    324
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 50 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    @hit: The company local that Domino and I frequent has that same pinball machine.
    In a pub, OMG! One of those in good condition will set you back between £2,000 - £3,000 and spare parts cost a fortune!

  14. #14
    chazzy2501's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South West
    Posts
    1,782
    Thank Post
    213
    Thanked 263 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    67
    @hit OMG that's only the best pinball machine ever! (you probably know that) I Wasted so much money on one of those... The only reason I want the Medusa more is that we owned it when I was a kid.
    @FN-GM No misses that's why I can afford to buy it.

  15. 2 Thanks to chazzy2501:

    FN-GM (10th April 2012), hit (10th April 2012)

  16. #15
    hit
    hit is offline
    hit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    324
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 50 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    @hit OMG that's only the best pinball machine ever! (you probably know that)
    indeed it is and a brilliant investment, I bought it for about £1,500 3 years ago and spent quite a bit of time working on it to get it back to nearly new and now it's worth quite a lot more. I was thinking of trading it in for a Twilight Zone (wide format) table but they are incredibly rare now and the price of a decent one is astronomical

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Which iriver & what supplier accepts school purchase orders?
    By kfq61 in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th March 2007, 07:11 PM
  2. Purchasing SSL Certificates
    By Dos_Box in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 3rd January 2007, 03:33 PM
  3. Crescent Purchasing Consortium - edu discounts
    By pete in forum Budgets and Expenditure
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th June 2006, 12:06 PM
  4. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 4th May 2006, 06:49 PM
  5. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 26th February 2006, 09:42 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •