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Fairground Penny Pusher £7.99 @ Argos

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6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
Bit of fun RRP £24.99

Authentic fairground penny pusher with two moving shelves and sound effects (switchable on/off).
Test your skill to see if you can drop your coin (supplied) at just the right moment to win the jackpot.
Anti-tilt mechanism to prevent cheating.
Requires 4 x D batteries, not included.
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#1
Need to append to the title "£7.99 @ Argos"
I like "Anti-tilt mechanism to prevent cheating." Works better with real coins apparently. Who would buy something like this !?!
#2
no stock near me??
#3
Musicrab
Need to append to the title "£7.99 @ Argos"
I like "Anti-tilt mechanism to prevent cheating." Works better with real coins apparently. Who would buy something like this !?!



my 5 yr old got it for christmas because he loved playing on them when we on holiday, music drives me mad but he loves it.
#4
Does it accept other coins? I.e. 2p's, 5p's etc?
#5
yes lets get our kids addicted to gambling!
#6
1982john
yes lets get our kids addicted to gambling!


Just what I was thinking....Start them Young :thinking:
#7
uglybeautyqueen
my 5 yr old got it for christmas because he loved playing on them when we on holiday, music drives me mad but he loves it.


How did your 5 year old reach the machine? Are there arcades for juniors now?
#8
yes lets get our kids addicted to gambling!


Just what I was thinking....Start them Young


I went on these in seaside amusements as a kid and I've managed to avoid obtaining a gambling habit thus far.....buying one of these for a child is NOT going to cause a gambling addiction. It's just for FUN!!!!! Jeez!
#9
How did your 5 year old reach the machine? Are there arcades for juniors now?


Some places supply little step stools for kids or those vertically challenged....a lot of coin pushers are small and aimed at kids.
#10
WheresMeNuts- You should not let your kids play real machines as some people grow-up to have Addictive habits.

Just my 2p......


I never said that playing The Fairground Penny Pusher from Argos would make you Gamble later in life.It just goes to show that some people make things grow Arms & Legs.
I used the word Some & of course we all know that not All will be come addicted.I also said Real Machines like the 5 year old who had so much fun with can/maybe take it in to there Adulthood.

Again just my 2p.........
#11
luvvlychocolate
I went on these in seaside amusements as a kid and I've managed to avoid obtaining a gambling habit thus far.....buying one of these for a child is NOT going to cause a gambling addiction. It's just for FUN!!!!! Jeez!


Not sure how you can state that this will definitely NOT cause a gambling problem for everyone, its a complicated addiction and the causes can be many and varied. I cant see how having one of these would do much to help people avoid developing a gambling addiction to a young mind. I am no expert but I would think that discouraging gambling may be better for a child's development.
#12
Addictive behaviours can be an emotional reaction to trauma, especially in childhood. It's unlikely to have anything to do with playing with toys. You'll find if you move one addition (say, gambling) the addictive person will move onto another addiction such as alcohol. Treatment is the answer, not banning toys.
#13
Oh My God!!! I Want One Now!!!
1 Like #14
I appear to be lost - I thought this was HotUKDeals.com, not MyParentingIsBetterThanYours.com.
£7.99 is a very good price for a fun toy.
1 Like #15
You should not let your kids play real machines as some people grow-up to have Addictive habits.

Just my 2p......


SOME people!

Some people grow up to be arsonists, some people grow up to be murderers.......

Does that mean that children in the likes of France and Italy who are allowed to drink wine with meals, will turn into raging alcoholics? Of course not!

Common sense tells you that occasional use of these flashy noisy penny pusher machines in seaside resorts are NOT going to give your child a gambling habit - my sister at 47 and myself at 41 and millions of other 20, 30, 40, 50 somethings are testament to that, and as for this particular type (my Mum bought one for my son last Christmas as it happens) they are FUN, nothing more, nothing less! The coins are soon lost, the batteries soon run out and interest wanes!

It is what it is.....it's not a recipe for gambling addiction UNLESS of course you have an addictive tendancies in which case you are just as likely to become addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, heroin, cocaine. Think I know which would I'd rather have!

It was the Fun Police that stopped conkers in the playground, snowball fights in school grounds, toy guns (even tho' kids make their own from bits of tree or lego) .......hell, lets take away ALL toys and anything that's even remotely fun.
1 Like #16
WheresMeNuts
You should not let your kids play real machines as some people grow-up to have Addictive habits.

Just my 2p......


Have you ever considered that they might learn from the experience rather than become addicted to gambling? Wrapping kids up in cotton wool and banning toys sounds like pretty lame parenting to me.
#17
Voted hot

a) because it's a cool toy

b) to spite all the grumpy killjoys, who clearly have nothing better to do than whinge :whistling:
#18
iv always wanted one of these myself (yes for me and not the kids)

A few weeks ago i defo would have bought one of these, but now i am on a strict spending limit. :(
1 Like #19
Some of the comments in this deal has had me on the floor laughing :-D ffs

Don't do that as you might do this in later life and don't do this :whistling: bloody hell :roll:

We bought one of the grabbing machines the other year for my daughter, whats that going to turn her into something like this aswell lol
#20
WheresMeNuts;7492195
You should not let your kids play real machines as some people grow-up to have Addictive habits.

Just my 2p......


can i have another 2p for my machine please :p
#21
Would you be willing to make your son a social experiment for the amusement of us hotukdealers? When you give him his pocket money you should encourage him to have a go at that machine full of at least a couple of weeks worth of pocket money and see if he's willing to risk it all. If he loses, study his reaction - does he start on the sweetie cigarettes or start drinking more shandy than he used to? You could try leaving your purse open next to the machine and see if he's willing to steal from his own dispairing mother to try to break even.
#22
as a young child I spent a lot of money (for a child) on a fairground game of chance, trying to win a present for a favourite teacher. In the end it cost more than buying a present would have done. It taught me a valuable lesson - I now detest gambling. So I would buy one for my child. As long as you don't compensate them for losses gambling young can be useful.
#23
we always wanted one of these and got it through a deal on here and i have to say it was a big disappointment to say the least! dont waste your money as it doesnt work properly we got sick of trying it!
#24
I bet you can find this cheaper elsewhere...:w00t:
#25
reserved the LAST one in stock. will bring the memories flooding back of a kid who lost ALL his money at the seaside arcades but still had fun losing ! GREAT find & price !!
#26
1982john
yes lets get our kids addicted to gambling!


+1
#27
FFS! Do you ban your kids from chocolate too in case they get addicted?!
IT'S A TOY.
Proper parenting is the answer - not being a killjoy. Then they will know the difference between play and hardcore gambling.
HOT! I want one too.
#28
I wonder if the candy grabber will go down in price too?
#29
Neurotic parents - get a grip! It's a toy..... omg
#30
1982john
yes lets get our kids addicted to gambling!


I bet it doesnt. :whistling:
#31
esclad
Neurotic parents - get a grip! It's a toy..... omg


+1 :thumbsup:
1 Like #32
I dread to think of the parenting qualities that thinks their children would be adversely affected by a toy like this, even more so, have they got nothing better to do than click on a deal that they have no interest in anyway?
No wonder this country is in the state it is with parents wrapping their children up in cotton wool. Probably the same parents that wonder why 22000 schools are shut but if their child slipped in the snow would call a solicitor on the way to the doctors.
1 Like #33
My brothers and I spent many hours in the arcades during our summer holidays. We loved it, and we aren't members of the Gambers Anomynous Club :whistling:
It was just great fun as I am sure this toy will be for many kids. Heat added
1 Like #34
The discussion about gambling is moot because this is clearly a game of skill. It's about timing, speed, angles and knowing where the nearest change machine is ;-)

It can be a good lesson for kids though, because eventually they'll see that they would end up long term losers in terms of coins and come to realise that fairground attractions are for fun not for profit.
banned#35
Jeez nanny state gone mad! anything or activity that gives pleasure can be addictive to unfortunates that have an "addictive personality" it's a fact of life, although, I'd be more worried about tobacco and alcohol than a gambling toy judging by the kids asking me to buy them cigarettes and alcohol outside my local corner store.I see nothing wrong with buying this item for your children to enjoy and if they get stressed you can always give them a B & H and an extra strong lager to calm them down!
1 Like #36
if you buy this then you get to keep whatever goes inside anyway, so it's just a fancy moneybox ;-)
#37
WheresMeNuts
You should not let your kids play real machines as some people grow-up to have Addictive habits.

Just my 2p......


No it takes 1p or 5p coins
1 Like #38
My wife has become addicted to penny pushers at the seaside. It is terrible she must fritter away £5-6 every year. She has to go to meetings. "My name is *** and I am a penny pusher addict".
#39
luvvlychocolate
SOME people!

Some people grow up to be arsonists, some people grow up to be murderers.......

Does that mean that children in the likes of France and Italy who are allowed to drink wine with meals, will turn into raging alcoholics? Of course not!

Common sense tells you that occasional use of these flashy noisy penny pusher machines in seaside resorts are NOT going to give your child a gambling habit - my sister at 47 and myself at 41 and millions of other 20, 30, 40, 50 somethings are testament to that, and as for this particular type (my Mum bought one for my son last Christmas as it happens) they are FUN, nothing more, nothing less! The coins are soon lost, the batteries soon run out and interest wanes!

It is what it is.....it's not a recipe for gambling addiction UNLESS of course you have an addictive tendancies in which case you are just as likely to become addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, heroin, cocaine. Think I know which would I'd rather have!

It was the Fun Police that stopped conkers in the playground, snowball fights in school grounds, toy guns (even tho' kids make their own from bits of tree or lego) .......hell, lets take away ALL toys and anything that's even remotely fun.


How many GA meetings have you been to ?
Your "SOME" is a silly response, as how many Murderers & Arsonists do you know compared to Gamblers that you know ?

We all know ( except you ) that the UK has more Alcoholics than France & Italy ( Booze Britain ) because we unlike the Italians & French have not been Educated to respect Alcohol.

As for the rest of your Argument with regards to Heroin, Cocaine or even Conkers is Laughable & I'm not sure if your a Comedian or a Clown :oops:
1 Like #40
I'm going to stop feeding my kids................ I'm worried they might turn out to be obese in later life :thumbsup:

Seriously though - This could be used to educate kids in a fun way about how gambling "works" & that "The House" always wins.

My Dad was gambler & when younger I had a good friend who was addicted to Fruit Machines - this exposure to gambling made me realise it was a mugs game & steered me well away from it.

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