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Advice on buying Gold Elvis

By redmerlin

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Looking for some help... I was at a shop a week ago picking up another machine and he mentioned that he had an Elvis table for sale that was a lot of fun. I'm not familiar at all with this game and don't have much interest but I took a look. It was a gold limited with the plaque on the box and all gold trim but was heavily tarnished and would need to be refinished and cleaned up. Overall looked like a nice machine with a lot of potential but would need some work. I kind of forgot about it until today and did some looking around and it seems like this is a very desirable machine.

I'm looking to know if anyone has refinished the gold parts on one of these machines and what the costs was?
I likely would want to fix it up and trade it pretty quickly for a game i'm more interested in... what is the value on one of these?

Any help advice is much appreciated to try an figure out if I should buy this and what a good price on it would be!

#2 1 year ago

Elvis Gold suffers from lowest bidder brass aka gold plate.
Removing the trim and sending it out is easy and will cost 5-600 round trip.
That would be reusing your rails, lock down and hinges and then rebuy legs from http://www.pinballplating.com/new-parts/stern
If you have any dents or dings just go with new stuff.

Gold run has no difference from standard machines so I would offer him the going rate for a standard and go from there.
If they come back with a higher number print out the refurbish cost and see where they land.

I have owned Elvis since 2008 and I don't see it ever leaving the building. Very under rated SR table that is a easy rule set to understand and the shots feel great. It suffers having only sections of looped songs but there are aftermarket options for better music out there.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

Elvis Gold suffers from lowest bidder brass aka gold plate.
Removing the trim and sending it out is easy and will cost 5-600 round trip.
That would be reusing your rails, lock down and hinges and then rebuy legs from http://www.pinballplating.com/new-parts/stern
If you have any dents or dings just go with new stuff.
Gold run has no difference from standard machines so I would offer him the going rate for a standard and go from there.
If they come back with a higher number print out the refurbish cost and see where they land.
I have owned Elvis since 2008 and I don't see it ever leaving the building. Very under rated SR table that is a easy rule set to understand and the shots feel great. It suffers having only sections of looped songs but there are aftermarket options for better music out there.

This is pretty good advice.

Personally I wouldn’t bother refinishing any of that stuff, who cares? You’ll probably
Sell the game in a year anyway and you probably Won’t get your refinish $ out of it. I’ve had tarnished gold hardware guitars and they looked pretty cool to me.

Still good to point out to the seller as previous poster said.

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