I've been looking to get a pinball machine for the last few months. I narrowed it down to Star Trek TNG because well mostly I'm a Trek fan and I've been playing it on the pinball arcade. I start looking around for the local shops to see if they have one. One seller in town does have one and well I thought I would see with you guys on if this a good purchase or not. This seller originally wanted 3895 but I was only able to get him down to 3695.
Faults of the machine.
Delta Quadrant ramp is damaged on the side and is cracked on the top.
The alpha quadrant ramp is cracked
The right shield indicator protective coating has discolored about the size of a nickel
2 of the plastics broken.
Back glass condition in fair condition. Bulbs look good, none that were burned out. Back board and electronics look okay. Interior wiring okay enough for a 19 year old machine.
It looks like it's in okay enough condition for a 19 year old machine. I just find the issue with these faults coupled with the price and the seller to be enough to raise doubts. My friends among one of them that have several machines feel that the price is too high but I feel they might be out of touch with how the pinball market is and they don't care for the seller or his company. The machine is being sold as is.
What do you all think? Attached is some of the photos I took of it when it was on location.
What is a good price on a TNG pinball? 3695, good bad, fair?