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4 games for 20k, should I?

By Leakyfaucet

84 days ago


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#51 83 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Offer $17K, settle for $18.
LTG : )

This is the correct answer.

#52 83 days ago

I think location has to be factored in pins prices seam to go up east to west and so 15k in the east and 20k in the west might be the right number not asking exactly where you are so some jackass can come in and steal your deal but thought location is a factor

#53 83 days ago
Quoted from Methos:

If someone did that to me, I'd show them the door faster than grease lightning.

If you're a collector sure. If you're in it to make as much money as you can and want to unload all your games at once, well...

#54 83 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

That seems like a ton of work to save about $2k on a routed Metallica.
You guys are all thinking about this as if you are buying games out of a home collection from someone as stingy and obnoxious and detail oriented as us.
$15k cash is an extremely fair offer to a route operator looking to move on from used equipment he’s already made thousands of dollars in gross on.

People in this thread are having difficulty realizing that most Operators don’t give a shit about pinball.

This is how it goes for an Op:
• Buy NIB pro
• set up, glance at the level, make it as steep as possible
• literally do nothing as stuff start to break “people should put money in and I shouldn’t have to lift a finger!”
• people continue to feed it bills and coins
• *something BIG breaks* argh! Pinballs are shit this is why I don’t buy them anymore
• ask for full price after it’s been beat to shit for years and you’ve made 8 grand on coin drop
• “pinballs are junk and I won’t buy another”
• repeat anyway

#55 83 days ago

this is so much less complicated than everything i'm reading about strategy, posture, types of cash denominations. it's just simple math. the guy selling the games has one of only 3 choices...

1) keep the non-earning games, make 0$.
2) sell them individually, which in their current condition is prob about $4000/a game., especially after getting chewed down by every pinsider he talks to. make $16K for a ton of work and headaches.
3) sell them all as is, in one shot, and not have to deal with multiple questions, meeting arrangements, tire-kickers, pictures of the shooter lane, game audit requests, and all the other stuff collectors ask for, to you for $15K. cash on the spot.

acknowledge this fact yourself, and make him that offer. explain this scenario to him if he balks. then he either says yes or no. if yes, sweet. if no, that's how it was meant to be. tell him you understand, and that your offer stands, so long as you don't find a Metallica on your own. and then, at least you tried.

#56 83 days ago

How much is your time worth to fix whatever is broken or needs reconditioning. Likely they will at least need flipper rebuilds and new rubber. If you fix them up and they show little wear, you could get around $5k for each, maybe more if they turn out nice. I wouldn’t pay more than $16k if I intended to turn them around. If I was planning on keeping them, I’d pay more, maybe $17-18k, play them and fix them over time. One thing going for you is all those titles are no longer being run and demand for them is pretty strong.

#57 83 days ago

I know the 4 pins well and you must be close to me. The Metallica is missing the art on the left side of the back box. I made him an offer on the GOT and TWD last week but he wanted to sell all 4 together it seemed. I really didn't even want them being routed pros so decided to pass and I already have a GB premium and GOTG which is the same layout as Metallica. Good luck.

#58 83 days ago
Quoted from IPlay4Profit:

I know the 4 pins well and you must be close to me. The Metallica is missing the art on the left side of the back box. I made him an offer on the GOT and TWD last week but he wanted to sell all 4 together it seemed. I really didn't even want them being routed pros so decided to pass and I already have a GB premium and GOTG which is the same layout as Metallica. Good luck.

LOL

OK I'm thinking offer $13k for the set and go from there.

I really think some of you folks are carried away with "the market" and the idea that you'll scare away the op is ridiculous. Ops know how negotiating works.

These games don't sound like the pride of the fleet!

#59 83 days ago
Quoted from IPlay4Profit:

I know the 4 pins well and you must be close to me. The Metallica is missing the art on the left side of the back box. I made him an offer on the GOT and TWD last week but he wanted to sell all 4 together it seemed. I really didn't even want them being routed pros so decided to pass and I already have a GB premium and GOTG which is the same layout as Metallica. Good luck.

yeah, after reading this review, i take back my $15k suggestion, as well. Sounds like a grab bag of ugly surprises lie in store for you. Levi nailed it w $13K, at best. if you don't get them, sounds like it will be the best $13K you ever saved.

#60 83 days ago

Shame OP doesn't have any pics of the games. We went from 18K to 13K

#61 83 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

This hasn’t been remotely true for a very long time.

I wasn't talking about pinball, other route games. Just making a point that the potential seller is aware of their value if he is asking 20k. Because other route games like cranes and newer arcades loose a lot more value than pinball.

#62 81 days ago

well did you buy them ?

#63 79 days ago

well did you buy them ?

#64 79 days ago

WELL!???

#65 79 days ago

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