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Frequently Asked Questions
An international club for collectors and dealers of all types of vintage coin operated machines. Most members are hobbyists who actively seek, find and collect these exciting arcade games, slot machines, trade stimulators, vending machines, jukeboxes, counter and pinball games and penny scales.
Members display them in their homes and offices and love to share the stories that go with them. The fun hobby of finding, collecting, restoring and preserving coin-op finds new enthusiasts every day.
Members of the club are folks from all walks of life who love to collect, buy and sell coin-operated machines. .Hundreds have joined together to promote fellowship within the hobby. C.O.C.A. provides an opportunity for you to meet others and share their passion for coin operated machines.
The club helps both old and new members find out more about the identification, history, operation, preservation, repair and restoration of these fascinating machines through mutual information sharing. C.O.C.A. is a non profit corporation and is operated by non-paid officers and member volunteers.
The club publishes a full color magazine three times per year. It is filled with coin-op photos, articles, resources and ads and is mailed free to all members. There are also numerous opportunities to meet fellow coin-op collectors. Fun filled dinner meetings with guest speakers are held in April and November each year in conjunction with the Chicagoland Gameroom Show.
A national convention is also held yearly in different locations throughout the USA. The national convention features visits to collectors homes, room to room buying/selling and an auction. Local gatherings are also held in many areas at collectors homes. There may be one near you.
The C.O.C.A. website is an ever changing source of news, information and communication along with classified ads featuring coin operated machines wanted and for sale. The Members Only section of the C.O.C.A. website features resources for finding books, website links, machine repair shops and special member discounts for all types of coin-op.
Each member has a member page where they may post pictures and information about themselves and their collections. Only members are given exclusive full access to the contact information for the classified ads featuring coin operated machines for sale and wanted. The website includes pictures of coin operated machines along with lots of other member news and coin-op history.
Dues are $33.00 ($39 for Canada or $50 for international members) per year. Most of the dues money pays for the cost of printing and distribution of COCA Times Magazine. The membership calendar year runs from January 1st until December 31st.
New members that join during the first 6 months of the year will be paid members for the balance of the current year. They will receive all 3 issues of COCA Times Magazine (Spring, Summer, & Fall issues) for the current year and enjoy all of the other club benefits until December 31st.
New members that join during the last 6 months of the year will receive the fall issue for the current year and all 3 issues for the next year as well. In addition they will be paid members and enjoy all of the other club benefits for the balance of the current year and for all of the next year.
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