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Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« on: October 08, 2019, 10:36:27 PM »
Looks just like the Addams family "Thing" bank, but when you put the coin in, the hand takes it and throws the coin back at you.
I'd pay up for it if works and has the box. From 1968.
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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Return"
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 10:46:24 PM »
Ha! I love it! Never heard of it, though.
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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Return"
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 10:49:03 PM »
I don't have any photo hosting right now or I'd post a picture of the box. Here's a YT video of one working..

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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 10:59:58 PM »
Now that's funny!  :laugh:
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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 01:11:41 AM »
Love it!

Reminds me of this:


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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 09:56:32 AM »
The Useless Box is very similar to Don Poynter's "Little Black Box" he came out with in 1959. Same "Thing" box  but with the switch.  Move the switch,and the box rocked back and forth..then the hand came out, moved the switch to the off position , the hand retreated and it turned off. It's the one that morphed into "The Thing" in 1964.

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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 01:05:45 PM »
I got lucky and found one on E-Bay. It didn't come with a box, so I'm still looking. 
But it works..  Here it is...

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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 06:02:25 PM »
Congrats! That looks great.

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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 06:13:23 PM »
Congrats! That looks great.

Thanks. I feel pretty lucky to have found one so quick. I don't think they're too common.
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Re: Poynter Products "The Instant Refund"
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 06:19:49 PM »
Success..! A guy responded to my ad that he had a mint one with the box he'd sell me. Got it today and it not only had the box but both cardboard inserts, the instruction sheet, and the spacer.
Here's the YT video of it.