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This 4 year old mint machine is being sold WITH cart for $400. I already have a few month old Theater Pop 8 (without cart) that you guys helped me decide on at at great price. I was planning on buying a cart for the TP8 when I saw this for a bit more than the price of a cart.

Here is the current Stargate pricing for the popper.

http://www.stargatecinema.com/Antiqu...-pr-16382.html

$680 for the machine and $370 for the cart.

Seems like my best bet may be to buy the $400 machine and cart and call it a day. I can use the TP8 at my kid's private schol functions as is.

So would you get it at this price? I may be able to get him to $350.

Is 4 years old taking a chance?
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Is it a Gold Medal popper and cart?
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Is it a Gold Medal popper and cart?

The owner does not know for sure.

But based upon the pictures provided and the Stargate link, unless it is an exact replica with exact detail, it is a Gold Medal Popper with 3 function buttons, warmer and Gold Medal cart.
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If that is a GM Machine and cart (and it looks like it but it's hard to tell from the photos), that's a good deal, especially if it is a local pickup and you won't have to pay for shipping. GM has a good parts department so you should be able to get parts for a decent price if anything breaks down the road. The most expensive part would be the kettle which runs upwards of $180 if I am not mistaken. If it was used in a home then chances are it wasn't abused and used every day. So, it's a good deal, IMO if it's a Gold Medal.

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Gold Medal would have a product label somewhere on the machine.
Great deal if it's a Gold Medal popper!
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If that is a GM Machine and cart (and it looks like it but it's hard to tell from the photos), that's a good deal, especially if it is a local pickup and you won't have to pay for shipping. GM has a good parts department so you should be able to get parts for a decent price if anything breaks down the road. The most expensive part would be the kettle which runs upwards of $180 if I am not mistaken. If it was used in a home then chances are it wasn't abused and used every day. So, it's a good deal, IMO if it's a Gold Medal.

It is a local pick up and I spoke with him this morning. He stated that he used it in his home theater about 40 times for large groups over the 4 years since it is just him and his wife at home.
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Gold Medal would have a product label somewhere on the machine.
Great deal if it's a Gold Medal popper!

I will check for the label when I pick it up. If it is not a Gold Medal then some manufacturer tried real hard to copy it (old maid tray, warming tray, three function buttons, window etching).

I am waiting to see if he will take $350.

I just figured why pay for a new TP8 cart if I can get this for around the same price. Seemed like a good deal.
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turn around and sell it on ebay and keep the cart. Nowadays there's more and more reason to buy a complete kit to get the option one want, and sell the rest to offset the cost. End result sometimes still cheaper than buying the accessories by itself.


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Good idea but I would have to sell the Paragon Theater Pop 8 since I do not think it will fit on the 6 oz Gold medal cart. But the TP8 is probably the better machine. Then again, I like the look of the Gold Medal. I may have to keep both!

But I think I still come out ahead if all works out.
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Well the guy is firm at $400. Any other thoughts before I pull the trigger this week?
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Go see it.
Make sure it works.
Find out the manufacturer.
If it's a knock-off, hold your wallet.
If it's the real thing, works, and looks mint, buy it and be happy.
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I emailed my rep the other day asking if that was a GM machine and here is her response:

"This is our 2660GT (Antique Deluxe Sixty Special) on a 2659NB (Navy blue and gold cart)."

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buy buy buy!!!!


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I emailed my rep the other day asking if that was a GM machine and here is her response:

"This is our 2660GT (Antique Deluxe Sixty Special) on a 2659NB (Navy blue and gold cart)."

Thanks for the homework Ken.

I actually emailed the guy last night and asked him to check the machine and cart again for some kind of manufacturer's label.

To my surprise he emails me back and states, "it says Gold Medal Products Antique Deluxe Sixty Special".

The cheapest I have seen the machine and cart combo is about $1100 before tax and shipping. I think $400 total and local pick up for a mint machine and cart may be a deal.
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Go for it!
If the kettle heats, and the stirrer works, the rest is affordably replaced.....
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