What pin can I get for this much?

Started 2 years ago by Xanathar in forum MarketBuying advice.


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What pin can I get for this much?


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    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Need some advice

    I have about roughly $1500 bucks to spend on a new pin this year. What should I be looking for at the show. What's worth that price range? Don't care if it needs some slight TLC even.

    Had a lineup on a Demo Man from Pincades, but it got sold before he could bring it to the show. That was $1000-$1100 which was perfect.

    Right now I have a T2 and a STTNG. Don't know If should stick with that theme or what.

    Would prefer to go a little less then $1500 so I can have money for LED's and repairs if needed. Seeing what I can pickup at the show for that dollar amount this weekend.

    Anyone have any ideas? Look to you guys for alot of advice. You are usually pretty spot on.

    Xan


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    this should give you a rough idea: http://pinside.com/pinball/top-100/bangforbuck


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Lots of good sys11's in that range if you don't require a dmd.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    BMore-Pinball said:

    this should give you a rough idea: http://pinside.com/pinball/top-100/bangforbuck

    Yeah I know about the bang for buck list. Finding people who will acutally sell in that range is a different story.

    Example: Black Hole on bang for buck list is $740 to $860 but at the show according to Pynball.com is going to sell for $1200. Pretty steep difference.

    I would like a DMD pin if possible but it is not required.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    You have the same budget as me...I'd say JM, JD, DM, DW, Congo andWhirlwind. Maybe JP or FT if you can find one that needs work.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Sadly, none of the games on your wishlist
    Also, I find the prices on the bang-for-buck list are not indicative of "real world" ask that you'll see from most sellers. be prepared to add 15%-25% to those numbers for sure.

    I like to fix games up. If you're the same I would go for a nicer title that needs work. You'll still spend more than your budget over time... but you can do it at your speed and end up with a great game.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    I nominate WCS94.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Yeah, I missed WCS.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Probably get a NF for that. Work well in your lineup to have a super quick machine. LAH which can be fun


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    TheLaw said:

    Probably get a NF for that.

    I never see them below $2000. Maybe i need to look harder/better


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    davewth said:

    I never see them below $2000. Maybe i need to look harder/better

    I guess so. I got mine way cheaper than that. Not familair with Wisconson prices though.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    TheLaw said:

    davewth said:

    I never see them below $2000. Maybe i need to look harder/better

    I guess so. I got mine way cheaper than that. Not familair with Wisconson prices though.

    in your defense, pinside value says $1020-1180! ya, right!


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Yeah and I thought I over paid for mine after reading that. Cool, I got a sweet deal and didn't even know it.

    EDIT: Also in "my defense" I bought mine for under what he's got to spend.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Xanathar said:

    Yeah I know about the bang for buck list. Finding people who will acutally sell in that range is a different story.

    So true....look at some of the values. Alot of the prices tied to them are prices I would pay in a heartbeat.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Ha go look at the "Best deal Worst deal" thread....prices Pinside lists are too high for that thread


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Drano said:

    Sadly, none of the games on your wishlist
    Also, I find the prices on the bang-for-buck list are not indicative of "real world" ask that you'll see from most sellers. be prepared to add 15%-25% to those numbers for sure.

    I like to fix games up. If you're the same I would go for a nicer title that needs work. You'll still spend more than your budget over time... but you can do it at your speed and end up with a great game.

    I like to fix them as well, but don't like to go overboard fixing them. I guess I'll see what I can find at the show, if I find anything in that range.


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    How are the prices on pinside calculated? Would there be a better way? It would be nice to say that pinside had the best price list. Do you think a + / - button next to prices might be helpfull. Maybe something that only donating members can vote on.

    Also, have you ever considered a voluntary monthly membership. I know you can donate, but checkout the gametz.com model. Something like that might be usefull.

    Hopefully Robin sees this!


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Xanathar said:

    BMore-Pinball said:this should give you a rough idea: http://pinside.com/pinball/top-100/bangforbuck
    Yeah I know about the bang for buck list. Finding people who will acutally sell in that range is a different story.
    Example: Black Hole on bang for buck list is $740 to $860 but at the show according to Pynball.com is going to sell for $1200. Pretty steep difference.
    I would like a DMD pin if possible but it is not required.

    Yup, found the same thing.
    All the prices I find are always much higher


    2 years, 1 month ago
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    Problem is it's totally different everywhere you go. Keep hearing about how Cali prices are so much higher that out here.



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