Quoted from pmWolf:
Let me be the first to welcome you to....the FUTURE!!
(Since, it appears as if you've just stepped out from a Time Machine. I'm hoping it will return you safely to 2005).
Condition was not disclosed. FOr a standard routed TZ sitting in a OPS warehouse with unknown working condition, your looking at 3k-3500 (even then your overpaying because you don't know what you need). If you pay more than that for something you can't test and condition is super dirty and typical fade (maybe acid damage, maybe parts missing) then you are an idiot. You guys look at these prices like they all come from people's houses and fully working. Again condition was not disclosed, hence why I said, 3500 is not a screaming deal depending on where it's coming from and condition.
Buying warehouse games is a total different animal than buying from collectors. You have to pay very low, because most of the time you run into problems that get very costly fast. If you pay to much to begin with, you end up having more money and time into it than you would have buying a reasonable priced one from a collector. Most around here never encountered warehouse games in their life, and have no clue what i'm talking about. Probably would overpay for one if encountering one, not knowing what they are in for.