Mum 'Furious' After Spending £100 on Rigged Arcade Machine

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  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

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  2. Watford Gav

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  3. Watford Gav

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    The best line in this..Brilliant

    She said: “My son is five months old, but if he was old enough, he would probably be upset.”

  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Aren't all cranes rigged ?
    I guess not all..
  5. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

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    She also had 400 goes on the machine, so that's a good three hours of her time and her baby's development time with its mother that also needs properly compensating.
  6. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

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    I wonder what the baby's father will have to say about this waste of the family finances.

  7. Poor kid.

    Got no chance in life when the stuffed fluffy elephant has more brain power than his mother.
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  8. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    Given he has at least a 50% chance of looking like Shergar's unfortunate-looking sister, I bet he would
  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Got to be a caption competition surely?

    I'm going to go with.

    Baby: "Yeah, I know, I know, but I've got to live with this for the next 17 1/2 years".


    Mother: "Can't really complain, at £100 and 4 hours it's still cheaper and less time taken queuing than obtaining it from the Disney store"
  10. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Aside from the obvious stupidity of simply not going online and bloody ordering one, I do have some sympathy with the notion that blatantly rigged games shouldn't be a thing.

    I remember finding out when I was a kid that a coconut shy had glued the coconuts to the cups. My whole world came crashing down in that moment.

    Payout clearly can't be 100%, but 0% isn't reasonable either.
  11. RookeryDad

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    I’d forgotten the Daily Star existed.
  12. RookeryDad

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  13. RookeryDad

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    Odd that she is brandishing an elephant when she was trying to win a teddy bear.

    Maybe not the main point but disconcerting nevertheless.
  14. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

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    Quite fitting that it's Dumbo though, I reckon.

    By the way, those crane machines cannot be 'fixed'. Not without an internal camera, some sophisticated GPS claw location system and some sort of device to increase the PSI of the claw grip.

    Those things work like the penny falls or the basketball hoops at the fair etc. Simply on the principle that you won't win very often and even when you do win, it cost you £1 to have a go and the cuddly toy is worth about 30p.
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  15. Bwood_Horn

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    Thankfully my littlest one's interest in these (and the FNAF toys as 'prizes') has finally waned*. I watched a Canadian lady one night feed the other side of £50 into a 2p falls game in Broadstairs and was very proud of here collection of figures that may have had a street value of a fiver tops...

    *"...we're spending a fiver - just £5 on this machine - OK?"
  16. RookeryDad

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    I suspect Dumbo will be briefing his legal team.
  17. Diamond

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    I always thought the living dead was just fiction but these people really do live among us. I've met a few this year myself.
  18. The undeniable truth

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    I suspect she thinks it is a rare type of teddy bear. Hence the preparedness to spend £100 in trying to acquire it.
  19. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I was about to register my disgust about this story as the age of the complainant hadn't been mentioned, but it was further down in the article.
    I am still however in the dark as to how much her house is worth. Until the Star start researching their stories thoroughly, they'll never reach the heady recognition levels quality publications like the Mail have reached.
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  20. The undeniable truth

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    I'm not 100% convinced that Cheryl didn't used to be Charlie....
  21. wfcmoog

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  22. RookeryDad

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    Explains the facts.
  23. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I thought Bassini's name would creep into this post somewhere!
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  24. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I think the last point should be fine. She would be delighted to think her vote was 8 times more valuable.

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