I check Craigslist and Ebay everyday, but so far have found individuals over-pricing what they have, or dealers marking machines up twice the price of what they are selling for in the pinball classifieds. Here are the prices he offered me:
1. Roller Games - $700
2. F-14 Tomcat - $850
3. Taxi (Marilyn version)- $700 (Has a wear spot on the play-field)
4. Police Force - $800
I'm in Pennsylvania, and am looking somewhere in the PA, DE, or NJ areas; something within a reasonable traveling distance to pick up.
My take on the above from what I can watch on YouTube and read on IPD is as follows; but never having played any of these, was looking for input from people who have experience playing or from owners of the machines:
Roller Games: Cheezey theme and music, but game play actually looks pretty good. Looks like an underated pin due to its theme.
F-14 Tomcat: Sparse playfield, nice and fast looking machine, just worried if there's enough to keep interest for a while.
Taxi: Despite the good ratings the machine gets, it seems rather dull to me.
Police Force: Have read, "This machine gets the living snot beat out of it and certain parts are very likely to break", which worries me somewhat, as I don't want a machine that constantly needs fixing.
With all that being said, I'm leaning towards either F-14 Tomcat or Roller Games; unless something else comes along. Thanks for the input, it is appreciated.