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    Default Hello all from the UK

    Hello everyone!

    I've found myself loitering for a while, and finally decided to join in the fun. ^_^

    I have long been a pinball enthusiast but my love of Japan was inevitably destined to draw me into the world of Pachinko.

    I'm hoping to pick up some Evangelion machines at some point.

    It's reassuring to see so many people from the UK here as I have trouble tracking down machines here, and finding people that will ship here.
    Hopefully you'll be able to point me in the right direction here too.

    Thanks for having me and nice to meet you all.

    - Josh/Caffeine/whatever you wanna call me that isn't insulting

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    Default Re: Hello all from the UK

    Welcome!

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    Welcome Aboard




    Yes it is a bit Slim Pickens here in the UK

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    All my machines I had to have shipped from Japan as there is no one here who deals in them.

    Best bet is to check out the Fromjapan thread as it goes through the deputy bidding service, an idea of shipping cost (from High to Cheaper to fly there and pick it up)
    its not uncommon to by a machine for 30-100 then cost over 200 to ship it.

    http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/show...with-FromJapan

    You could always try Dragonfly amusments, but there stock is low at the moment

    http://www.dragonfly-amusement.com/pachinko-uk.shtml
    Ian #UKPachinko

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    WELCOME!!!

    "Blowing smoke rings at the moon."

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    Waving Hello and Welcome to PachiTalk

    Always nice to see new UK members joining us!

    I also love pinball machines and good coffee

    As Ian (Drunkenclam) says above, we no longer have importers here in the UK but some members do import from Japan

    I've not done this yet myself, as I've not added to my collection for a while, most of my moderns were bought when we had importers here, lack of space is an issue for me - so I have a few pachislo and pachinko machines in storage for now

    Angie ...
    Pachinkos, Pachislos, Coffee, Papercraft Ninja, Pinball

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    Welcome to PachiTalk!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    You could always try Dragonfly amusments, but there stock is low at the moment
    Jan (Dragonfly) will have a large order coming in this month, so it's worth checking back with him later in the month.

    Most of the machines around the UK are from the 2000-2006 era, which were shipped over when we had a few importers. They turn up semi-regularly on eBay, and are usually reasonably priced. Later machines are much rarer, and are likely to have been personal imports for their previous owners. These are significantly more expensive, and it may be cheaper to import from Japan yourself.

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    Welcome to Pachitalk
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    Hello Josh and welcome to the group

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    Hi CaffeineHound,

    You could try Eric at Euroslots nl http://www.euroslots.nl he has a long time obtaining Pachislo and Pachinko from Japan he could help you and he is very fair on prices. I would send a message via his site for help? hope this may help you ? :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjeo View Post
    Hi CaffeineHound,

    You could try Eric at Euroslots nl http://www.euroslots.nl he has a long time obtaining Pachislo and Pachinko from Japan he could help you and he is very fair on prices. I would send a message via his site for help? hope this may help you ? :0)

    Best regards,

    MJEO
    wow 9 years first post??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    wow 9 years first post??

    Welcome to Pachitalk
    The machines on that website are even older.
    Ian #UKPachinko

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    Ian, yes they are older models on there, but i have been talking via Eric's facebook page and he has recently Imported some new machines so that is why I said ..... contact him direct via the site to see what he has which are not listed as yet on the old format site?

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    Facebook site ...... Euroslots Pachislo worth a quick look ?

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    Default Re: Hello all from the UK

    Would like to say thank you all for the kind words and the warm welcome! I've been suffering from Bronchitis and feeling rather sorry for myself so... ordered 2 machines (one slo) from Rakuten to make myself feel better.

    I used FromJapan and found them very easy to use but the shipping quotes were a little higher than I'd like at
    69,925Yen and 79,651Yen from FedEx (economy and priority) but it does weigh in at 48kg. The one thing that has me curious is there is no option to add extra packaging or have it repackaged, which I have seen on other threads.

    Edit: formatting

    Last edited by CaffeineHound; 02-11-2019 at 05:44 PM.

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    FromJapan changed some of their handling last year as to where they no longer consolidate items of certain types. As I understand it they won't add your small items to a large pachi carton. A bit of a trade off in their fee structure to the consumer and the work load/pay to their employees I guess.

    48kg is a large one! My 46kg last year cost me a pretty penny as well. A large and over sized Ultraman pachinko. Enjoy your new toys and I hope you feel better and stronger daily

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjeo View Post
    Facebook site ...... Euroslots Pachislo worth a quick look ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaffeineHound View Post
    Would like to say thank you all for the kind words and the warm welcome! I've been suffering from Bronchitis and feeling rather sorry for myself so... ordered 2 machines (one slo) from Rakuten to make myself feel better.

    I used FromJapan and found them very easy to use but the shipping quotes were a little higher than I'd like at
    69,925Yen and 79,651Yen from FedEx (economy and priority) but it does weigh in at 48kg. The one thing that has me curious is there is no option to add extra packaging or have it repackaged, which I have seen on other threads.

    Edit: formatting

    Wow I must have missed the reply to this thread. 48 Kg is a heck of a weight. Must have been a fairly modern machine at that weight.
    You should have your machines by now. We love to see pictures (2MB limit)

    Facebook site ...... Euroslots Pachislo worth a quick look ?
    oh you need an account to look. No good for me then
    Ian #UKPachinko

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjeo View Post
    Facebook site ...... Euroslots Pachislo worth a quick look ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    oh you need an account to look. No good for me then
    Here is the general website without pricing. Like you, I wouldn't know what the Facebook site offers being a non-user of Facebook.

    http://www.euroslots.nl/producten.php?language=en

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    to the addition.
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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