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Am I crazy? POTC LE


By Coz

17 days ago



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    “What should I do?”

    • Keep it and enjoy it! 50 votes
      36%
    • Sell 86 votes
      62%
    • Trade 2 votes
      1%

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    #1 17 days ago

    I ordered a nib POTC LE months ago a finally had it delivered last night. I paid in full and was awaiting delivery. Now months later I’ve had a few unexpected expenses and I’m torn on whether to sell/trade or keep it. What would you do? It’s an amazing pin, so I can’t decide.
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    #2 17 days ago

    Darn
    Thought this might be a Metallica thread.

    Keep it.

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    #3 17 days ago

    If it were me I’d be keeping the POTC and selling SW assuming that generates enough cash.

    It must be difficult staring at that NIB.

    #4 17 days ago

    Why cant these things pop up in So California?
    You would be the third this week to get one and sell it. Chance to profit....
    Or lost chance at enjoying game for years.
    Your only going to get the one.
    I voted Keep it!

    #5 17 days ago

    If you're already contemplating selling, then sell it. It could be hard to buy back which is why I'm holding on to mine plus I really enjoy it still. I usually sell them buy again if I want but this might be hard to do

    #6 17 days ago

    Judging from the market, you can play it for a while and still sell for at least what you’ve got in it. Or you can make $1500 on it now selling NIB, and hope another comes along later.

    #7 17 days ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    If you're already contemplating selling, then sell it. It could be hard to buy back which is why I'm holding on to mine plus I really enjoy it still. I usually sell them buy again if I want but this
    might be hard to do

    Definitely agree with you. I’m leaning to playing for a while, then selling. Best of both worlds.

    #8 17 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Definitely agree with you. I’m leaning to playing for a while, then selling. Best of both worlds.

    Yeah you can't lose either way. If I was a buyer if it I would rather buy huo so any issues, if any, are resolved. Enjoy

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    #9 17 days ago

    Sell it. It will NEVER be worth more. Keep it for 3 months and play it and loose $500/mo. AND risk all the problems that are out there. If you have expenses, sell it. Don't look back.

    #10 17 days ago

    It’s just stuff. If it takes care of important expenses and takes some unwanted pressure off you....SELL. Particularly when you can profit from early innovators & those that just have to have it. Won’t be hard to move. It’s hard to find right now...yes. JJP knows the secondary market. If the demand is there, which he clearly knows there is...it will be available down the line.

    But what do I know? More then a little and less then too much.

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    #11 17 days ago

    Despite all the hype over rarity, I just don't buy that one of JJP's most heavily invested in and highly desired recent pins since WOZ gets arbitrarily cut short for *some* reason and will never again see the light of day. C'mon, all the revenue being left on the table?!?
    This is just temporary. Only unless and until the license expires has the fat lady sung.

    These are just opinions, and you are asking so.... If I had some temp financial concerns I'd sell it NIB in a heartbeat, and revisit later. I would take the chance on finding one again down the road, either HUO or, more likely, rolling off the assembly line.
    Actually, that's kinda what I'm doing right now anyways.

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    #12 17 days ago

    I HATE financial stress. Sell while the market has demand. You can always pick up another down the road.

    #13 17 days ago

    Keep the box sealed till you pay off the bills

    #14 17 days ago
    Quoted from Stones:

    Sell while the market has demand.

    +1 on this

    #15 17 days ago

    I would sell it.

    #16 17 days ago

    Oh no.... ANOTHER one.

    Did you buy this game initially because you were excited to own this game, or to make a small amount of profit on it's sale? Answer that to yourself, and that...is your answer.

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    #17 17 days ago

    Life first. Pinball second. Take care of business, then enjoy pinball. Sell it.

    #18 17 days ago

    Sell your star wars.

    #19 17 days ago

    Get yours while the getting is good.

    #21 17 days ago

    Paid, waited, and finally received it. Keep it and play it!

    #22 17 days ago

    I smell cash grab. No need to justify it... Grab the cash if you want.

    #23 17 days ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    I smell cash grab. No need to justify it... Grab the cash if you want.

    Idk. The op sold a deadpool and a TNA this week already stating the same thing. I doubt he is trying to simply turn a profit. Life happens. I got divorced 3 years ago and sold all of my pins for less than market. It sucked for sure but that is just life. Best of luck in life and your decision on this game op

    #24 17 days ago

    Ya, sell the Star Wars and Slugfest first!

    Quoted from FalconDriver:

    Paid, waited, and finally received it. Keep it and play it!

    Quoted from Hammer1021:

    Sell your star wars.

    #25 17 days ago

    i don’t see how trading it would help if its finances you need. Mine is not going anywhere!!

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    #26 17 days ago
    Quoted from jmountjoy111:

    Idk. The op sold a deadpool and a TNA this week already stating the same thing. I doubt he is trying to simply turn a profit. Life happens. I got divorced 3 years ago and sold all of my pins for less than market. It sucked for sure but that is just life. Best of luck in life and your decision on this game op

    Yeah, life happens. Kids, mortgage, bills- sometimes I can’t justify having a $9500 pinball machine when your house needs repair. That’s the tough choice of keeping toys or using that money elsewhere. Thank you so much for the comments and opinions. That’s what I love about pinside.

    #27 17 days ago

    Take advantage of current market and sell.
    Nothing to regret

    #28 17 days ago
    Quoted from Charliew65:

    i don’t see how trading it would help if its finances you need. Mine is not going anywhere!![quoted image]

    I was just thinking a pin plus cash. Example: stern pro for route plus cash. If I decided to trade/sell

    #29 17 days ago

    Sell it but keep the box.

    You get cash and still get the same experience of NIB ownership.

    #30 17 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Yeah, life happens. Kids, mortgage, bills- sometimes I can’t justify having a $9500 pinball machine when your house needs repair. That’s the tough choice of keeping toys or using that money elsewhere. Thank you so much for the comments and opinions. That’s what I love about pinside.

    Sell and put the money towards life and house stuff. No brainer. Don’t even trade. Cash in now! Do it while it is hot and you can max out.

    #31 17 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Yeah, life happens. Kids, mortgage, bills- sometimes I can’t justify having a $9500 pinball machine when your house needs repair. That’s the tough choice of keeping toys or using that money elsewhere. Thank you so much for the comments and opinions. That’s what I love about pinside.

    Bills will always exist, this game might not, in a feasible way to own anyway.

    Pinball helps occupy your passion, away from the stress of the liabilities you've listed here. For me, I can always dump more money on my mortgage, house repairs/improvements and car loan, etc, but ideally I want to work to live, not live to work. So extra money goes towards passion, enough already goes towards responsibilities.

    If you have kids, and a wife, not much can be weighed against or with those two components of your life though...

    Sell other games first. Those will be available again, and for less than the potential markup that POTC might have not just in the present, but in the future.

    #32 17 days ago

    Keep it, I'm looking at BM66 premium that is $7600 nib so really you are getting a JJP LE with all the bells and whistles for $2000 more than a Stern premium.

    I know it's a lot of money but it's also a lot of game (if you love it).

    #33 17 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    I can’t justify having a $9500 pinball machine when your house needs repair. That’s the tough choice of keeping toys or using that money elsewhere.

    That may be the answer for you.

    IMO pinball doesn't have to cost a mint, if you have the money comfortably and can get the pin and fix the house etc.. that's a different story. My post above was saying JJP PotC is a lot of pin for the money. But if you could use the money on the house and maybe get a nice pin for 1/3 of the selling price that might be the way to go.

    #34 17 days ago

    It’s your decision, no one here can account for all the different variants in your life better than you.
    My only suggestion is if you sell it, don’t link it to a forum topic!

    #35 17 days ago
    Quoted from TheGunnett:

    It’s your decision, no one here can account for all the different variants in your life better than you.
    My only suggestion is if you sell it, don’t link it to a forum topic!

    I agree. Just make it a featured ad not linked to the forum.

    #36 17 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Yeah, life happens. Kids, mortgage, bills- sometimes I can’t justify having a $9500 pinball machine when your house needs repair. That’s the tough choice of keeping toys or using that money elsewhere. Thank you so much for the comments and opinions. That’s what I love about pinside.

    I can relate. Went through something similar a few years ago. Here’s the deal - when life is pressing, bills are stacking, and stress is mounting; the last thing i wanted is a pinball that i have to continuously make tweaks and adjustments for. There’s just no time for that and it adds to frustration. And chances are, despite it being a bad ass game, you’re going to have to baby JJPOTC from the day you open it. I say sell, move on and lighten your load. Live within your means, keep the stress away, enjoy life and the family. There’s always another day for pinball.

    #37 17 days ago

    Trade it for a quicksilver plus cash then when qs doubles in value buy the potc back. )

    #38 17 days ago

    The reality is you posted this hoping for a killer cash offer, right?

    #39 17 days ago

    It’s a fun game but it sounds as though you’d have a tough time enjoying it if you have a hard time justifying holding onto such an expensive game . Sell it and move on , plenty of other great games out there for far less money.

    #40 17 days ago

    As you said you had unexpected expenses, who could tell you if you need money or not but you?

    #41 17 days ago

    Agree w others...if you need $$$ sell it NIB and don't look back. There are so many of these coming up for sale it's crazy (and everyone said that Munsters were getting dumped at a heavy rate). I'd like to think for most it's just to turn a minor profit, but there have been real pf problems on this one (certainly called out in other threads)....so much so, I bailed on my CE.....if you open the box and all is good....a win (can play a bit and still recoup), if you open and it's not...hassles and less $$$ await.

    Regardless...good luck w whichever direction you go.....

    #42 17 days ago
    Quoted from Eskaybee:

    Here’s the deal - when life is pressing, bills are stacking, and stress is mounting; the last thing i wanted is a pinball that i have to continuously make tweaks and adjustments for. There’s just no time for that and it adds to frustration. And chances are, despite it being a bad ass game, you’re going to have to baby JJPOTC from the day you open it. I say sell, move on and lighten your load. Live within your means, keep the stress away, enjoy life and the family. There’s always another day for pinball.

    Solid post!!!..and tweaking could be the least of your worries......

    #43 17 days ago

    If you need the $ then dump it. It's only a toy.

    #44 17 days ago

    I am in the same situation but with a Dialed IN LE, new in box 2 month and i dont know, if trade, sale or fire!!!

    #45 17 days ago

    Right. Pinball really sucks when it adds stress to your life. If getting a nib is not a celebration and you can sell without penalty do it. People are hyping up this pin but it's still just a pin. A very expensive pin in fact. Take advantage of market and sell.

    #46 17 days ago

    If selling Star Wars will take care of expenses, sell it instead. If not, judge whether this theme is special to you, despite the game's greatness. If so, sell something else you don't need and keep the game. If not, let it go.

    #47 17 days ago
    Quoted from Cobray:

    The reality is you posted this hoping for a killer cash offer, right?

    IF I sold, I would not price gouge. I don’t feel ok taking advantage of someone. As of now, I’m leaning to keep and enjoy- then sell later

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    #48 17 days ago

    Best sell it.

    Wallow in regret and despair for years is way better than a little stress.

    LTG : )
    Disclaimer : Can't you sell one of the kids ?

    #49 16 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Best sell it.
    Wallow in regret and despair for years is way better than a little stress.
    LTG : )
    Disclaimer : Can't you sell one of the kids ?

    Hahaha! I was going to suggest similar, but couldn't summon the blunt, comedic gold LTG just did!

    #50 16 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Best sell it.
    Wallow in regret and despair for years is way better than a little stress.
    LTG : )
    Disclaimer : Can't you sell one of the kids ?

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