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Ghostbusters Topper

By Pinbotballs

9 months ago


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#51 9 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I think we all know what supply & demand is. And a free economy, entrepreneurship and blah blah blah.
Doesn't mean it's not ruining the hobby for plenty of others, or people that really want something, such as a topper for the regular price (or at least a decent price).
Instead, asshats buy 3 or 4 from distros, then sit on them and eventually jack prices to stupidity. Meanwhile, Jack and his two kids that love their Ghostbusters pin and wanted a topper don't have one, so some dbag can make a buck later. And now Jack can't afford one, or can't spend 1/2 or 1/3 of what his pin cost to have a damn topper on it.
One day, when this hobby dwindles down to nothing:
1. People who were in it to make a buck will have killed it, when they could have cared less about the hobby itself and actual pinball in the first place; and
2. People who paid $1500 or $2k for a topper...will hopefully be stuck with a topper that is worth jack shit.
I remember when pinball was an actual community and people enjoyed giving each other good deals, instead of a bunch of shysters just trying to make money.

POTY!!!

#52 9 months ago

Toppers are stupid anyway, I hope people start paying 5k for them. Makes it easy to spot the morons.

#53 9 months ago

My wife just found out what these are worth so I'm forced to sell. Will accept trades of fine wine or a deal towards a Porsche.

#54 9 months ago

Is this a "Stern Collectible" thing? Because I have to think you could make your own bitchin' Ecto-1 topper for way less than $2500.

I mean, how much can an old police car mars bar, a couple cheap bicycle headlights, some paper towel tubes, a junction box, and some spray paint cost?

OK OK so the mars bar is the hard part. Feh, just get some clear acrylic or styrene sheet, some good sharp razor blades, a metal straightedge, and adhesive. The light bar domes aren't even round fer chrissakes - you can mock a test fit with cereal boxes.

So... if anyone is desperate for a GB topper of the same aesthetic and doesn't care about the name on the base, pretty sure I can build one for the low low price of $1000. Shoot, I'll even build you TWO!

#55 9 months ago
Quoted from elcolonel:

Lol, all too funny, seller and responders alike....With the market as such, can you blame a seller, for asking for the sun and the moon? I upvote seller just for having the stones to ask his price on pinside!

I don't blame him, the market is nuts. If I had a POTC LE or GNR CE I would put them up for $25k each and see what idiot would buy them.

#56 9 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I remember when pinball was an actual community and people enjoyed giving each other good deals, instead of a bunch of shysters just trying to make money.

miss those days.

#57 9 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

I don't blame him, the market is nuts. If I had a POTC LE or GNR CE I would put them up for $25k each and see what idiot would buy them.

Yeah! Maybe one of these days these low end CE's and LE's will be worth what people are paying for Supremes! :p

#58 9 months ago
Quoted from no-extra-balls:

Toppers are stupid anyway, I hope people start paying 5k for them. Makes it easy to spot the morons.

dont non pinballers think we are all morons for paying more than 700$ for a pinball machine??

#59 9 months ago

Fair warning: I wouldn’t be surprised if my wife joins Pinside and lists our GB topper for sale tonight!

#60 9 months ago

Before long people are going to buy games just for the topper!

#61 9 months ago

And we laughed, and laughed.
True knee slapper.
Well shit, i spent 900 on led Zeppelin topper.

#62 9 months ago
Quoted from Onwallst:

Before long people are going to buy games just for the topper!

I remember when they bought games and parted them out just to get the boards. Because the boards were worth more.

LTG : (

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