With the Slot Machine Buyer's Handbook you'll learn how to buy "smart" and save a bundle. This book not only answers questions that immediately come to mind, but will also help prospective buyers gain the expertise and self-confidence that would otherwise be acquired only through years of experience. Avoiding just one costly mistake in the school of hard knocks will recover the cost of this book many times over.
An outstanding feature of the book is the Collector's Comparison, a list of 950 slot machines telling the date of introduction, type of machine, manufacturer, value range, rarity, marketability and reliability.
The illustrated Slot Machine Buyer's Handbook measures 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 100 photos/charts and glossary.
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Hardly a day goes by without a phone call from a novice slot machine enthusiast who says something like: "I just bought a rare matched set of So-And-So machines, and the guy said they were once owned by Al Capone!"
How sad I feel when I burst his bubble and tell him the machines are counterfeits, or foreigns, or not rare at all, and that Al Capone never owned them. That's the major reason the author wrote this book and I agreed to publish it.
I thought the first edition would last for five to seven years, but it sold out in less than two. This edition is half again larger and has twice as many pictures. And in case you're wondering, yes, we printed lots of them.From the Back Cover:
The smart buyer is a knowledgeable buyer, and this amazing book tells it like it is. Every conceivable aspect of buying a slot machine is covered in revealing depth. Strong and weak points of specific makes and models of slot machines, both old and new, are brought out and fully explained. The entire range of collectible slot machines is spanned from the earliest antiques to the hottest new casino models. Many are illustrated. Coverage includes the following and much, much more:
How and where to find the best buys
How to select a slot machine that's best for you
How to determine a slot machine's condition
Which machines should be avoided
Specific models' performance history
Parts availability for various makes and models
Tricks used by fast buck artists to hide defects
Counterfeit machines and how to spot them
Foreign slot machines and how to spot them
Originality vs. value
How to detect non-original parts
Slot machine buyer's resource directory
What's legal and where
Which casino style slots are best for home use
Slot machine payout statistics
A buyer's comparison of over 950 slot machines
How slot machines work: mechanical, electric and the latest, modern microprocessor types.
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Descrizione libro Mead Pub. Co, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110934422109