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Anyone have a Getaway:HS2 for sale?
I have a lead on one in the US, but factoring in shipping I'm looking at around $4500CDN with the exchange rate to get it to Toronto.
Want to see if there's any in Canada available right now. LMK.
Quoted from Edster:
Don't forget the sales tax as well
Yea for sure. I'm at $4100CDN before taxes right now.
When you import, do you claim the price with inter US shipping? Or just the pin itself?
Figured I would print out the ad showing $2700USD to use as my "receipt". RBC only lets me send $2500 per day, so my bank statements won't reflect the price correctly. Thoughts?
Quoted from cdnpinballer:
I have had a pin shipped to a depot in the USA and then I traveled to pick up. Returning to Canada the customs officer informed me that all goods and services paid for in the USA for the item and delivery are taxable and forced me to pay tax on everything.
Yea I had the same happen to me 10 years ago when I bought a bicycle in the US. I had the bike shipped overnight to my hotel and when I went to pay the taxes at the Detroit border they taxed me on the shipping charge saying its Goods and SERVICES tax...
Was wondering what everyone else's experiences were like, it seems like it's highly dependent on the agent.
Quoted from extraballingtmc:
The shipping cost is not part of the value. 4500 in your house isn’t a terrible price if it’s in great shape although I imagine you could find one easy enough in Canada.
I've been looking for about a month now and no dice.
I'm not sure if that's a long time to be looking for a pin in this hobby though, haha. I've only been in it since the beginning of Feb.
A SMB showed up on Kijiji in Toronto which is another game on my want list, but he’s asking $4K, which feels a bit high for a Gottlieb, it’ll also wipe out my pinball funds for a few months. Decisions!
Quoted from sixtyfourbits:
I saw that one too. It’s not immaculate, but it’s pretty clean. It has the usual gottlieb hole wear, but the playfield art is in good shape, which isn’t always the case with these.
Most people say it’s too easy of a pin, but I quite enjoy mine. I wouldn’t/didn’t pay $4000 for mine though. Usually people ask a fair bit for this pin based on theme alone, so it can sometimes fall out of the usually gottlieb price norm.
One nice thing about gottliebs is they are pretty bulletproof pins.
What do you think a fair price would be for a SMB? Like 3k?
Quoted from Murphelman:
Someone was looking for a Getaway...
Please view this ad:
Getaway High Speed 2 Pinball Machine,
Price: $ 4,000
Great! I just sent him a message if he’s willing to ship to Toronto if I arrange it. Anyone local that would be willing to check it out for me to make sure it’s not a scam?
Quoted from Murphelman:
Another one was posted for $3,500 in Toronto area. Wonder if it was that cheaper one but now posted at a higher price.
Looks kinda sketchy too, only one pic of the back glass. Private seller, only ad on Kijiji, less than one day active.
What's the deal with this game and scams?
I messaged him for some more pics of the machine. Don't want to go somewhere with $3500 cash and get shanked.
Yea, that's me! This is getting ridiculous! The Calgary guy sent me pics of a machine with a UK plug, when questioned he said he changed the plug... The pics he used were clearly not taken by him. I blocked and deleted him. I bet it's the same person running the scam, just post in multiple cities and hope for a deposit.
When I bought my house last year, someone took the MLS pictures and posted a kijiji ad saying my house was for rent for $1600/month (which if you know rental prices in Toronto, is impossible for a whole house).. I then had several days of people wandering around my property saying they had paid one months rent to a guy online. I ended up having to post a sign on my door telling people to contact Toronto Police cause they were scammed.
Quoted from luch:
is this the same game back at a new price ?https://www.kijiji.ca/v-toys-games/city-of-toronto/getaway-high-speed-ii-pinball-williams-arcade-machine/1420340639?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
Yes, same scam. Both me and graysons dad contacted the seller. The guy stopped responding when pressed for more info.
Quoted from hollywood:
Hey guys. Was wondering what RGB light strips you are buying for mods (ie undercab lighting).
I had bought some from our Chinese friends only to have them quit working after a few weeks. I though maybe I bought the wrong “plug”, or power supply they come with (as there are options).
Any ideas which ones work over here?
Thanks for the tips!
I've had good luck with lighting strips from Amazon. I'm using a set on a dimmer in my Jurassic Park for my stadium lighting.
I'd recommend you look at RGBW ones that have a dedicated white LED. The RGB ones don't recreate white very well (it has a bluish tinge).
I would try this one:
amazon.com link »
You have to be careful with the voltages as some of them run @ 5V and some @ 12V. But if you buy a package like above there shouldn't be a problem.
Sounds like the same guy running all these scams. The one Getaway posted in Calgary yesterday used the same pictures from the UK leisuredirect website posted a couple days ago. My guess is he was successful scamming one person and decided to go nationwide.
Yea patience is the name of the game I’ve found in the short time I’ve been in this hobby lol. Stick to your budget and keep watching the forums. Like you saw with my getaway search, eventually you’ll find one for a decent price.
Yea seems strange that no one would offer this in Canada. I'll swing by Flintstone Glass in Etobicoke on my way home today and see what they offer for anti reflection glass. Whats the standard pin size, 21 x 43 x 3/16? I need replacement glass for my 3 machines, so hopefully the price isn't exorbitant.
Quoted from BC_Gambit:
Please let us know what you find out; in prior years for whatever set of reasons this was really hard to find in small quantities (if you could at all).
Jersey Jack once remarked that when he first entered the high end glass game he was surprised that his first order of however many hundred or thousands of sheets was considered "nothing" in the glass world (e.g. you think that is a VOLUME order; get a load of this guy!).
I am surprised this has not come down in price really at all over the last 8 years or so?
No luck from the two glass places near me, neither of them carry anti-reflective glass. It seems it is more common on the archival/museum side, so I'm going to reach out to some framing companies to see if they will sell just the glass.
Quoted from Osric:
So to be clear it isn't just about anti-reflective coatings. Glass comes in different clarities - e.g. starphire glass is very much sought after for aquariums (I believe Phoog's is starphire) - and different hardnesses. Getting glass that's actually clear (as opposed to the green-tinted glass that is almost univerally used) as well as anti-glare should produce the best results.
Nobody really knows what PDI glass is, nor what JJP is selling, in terms of sourcing the same glass from a regular glass supplier. It'd be great to know exactly what it was to search for the best deal.
I've also dabbled in planted tanks so I'm familiar with starphire glass.
From my understanding you can get anti-reflection from either a coating or from using low-iron glass (starphire).
Apparently the highest clarity would be obtained with a combination of low iron glass and optical coatings. This company says they ship worldwide, but they're US based so I'm thinking that won't be cheap. https://www.waterwhiteglass.com
Now that I'm starting to understand the terminology I'm going to prod around some more and see if anyone offers low-iron glass around here.
Sounds like the scam me and you ran into a few months ago when looking for getaway. The guy I picked up my f14 from in New York messaged me this morning saying his friend is selling a high speed 1. I can get more details if you’re interested.
Quoted from Sleepy:
I messaged him twice with no response and I'm right near him in the same postal code area.
How would this scam work? Is he looking for somebody to respond who can't come see it and hope they send him money?
Yea that’s usually how it works. Or ask for a deposit to hold and then disappear.
Is there any interest here in a SMB? I picked it up earlier this year but it’s not getting much play in my lineup. It’s basically stock with full LEDs and newer rubber and brand new balls. Can send pics to anyone interested.
The PO removed the Mylar but the playfield is in very good shape with minimal wear around the holes and ball drop areas. The cab has some damage around the edges which I was planning on fixing up, but I took on a bigger rebuild project so not sure when I’ll be able to get to it. The underside and mechanics look to be in really good shape.
I’d be interested getting around $4000 CDN. Was going to use the money to buy a WOF off another member. Would also consider trades.
Pics are here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ha9CXSeviQMSxKk78
Finally got my F-14 into playable condition but now I need to move two of my machines to make room for it (only have room for 3 and my Getaway is staying).
Considering offers for sale/trade (2 for 1 maybe?).
Data East Jurassic Park - Full LED, several mods including 3D Printed Gate, Electric Fence, T-Rex stand-up, Shooter gun (these are the mods I created and sell in my pinside store), Jeep with working headlights, playfield light rails. Flippers were rebuilt, new glass and balls installed.
Playfield is in very good shape, some wear along ball scoops but I put protectors on them when I got the machine. Cabinet has some fade but the machine has been home use for at least the last 12 years. Only issue is the T-Rex eats the ball but doesn't move side to side.
Looking for $4500CAD.
Gottlieb Super Mario Bros
Full LED, everything else is stock. Playfield in good shape, has some wear under ball drops. Cabinet has some corner damage, wear and lock bar holes on front.
Looking for $3500CAD
Easy loading, no stairs.
Would trade both for a newer Stern machine.Added 9 months ago:
Traded to toasterman04!
Quoted from Pauz21:
Now you all have me thinking? Anyone wanna part with a super Mario?
I traded one earlier this year to a fellow pinsider who is out in SK. It's a decent game, not a lot of depth but people seemed to gravitate towards it. I would've kept it if I had space for a larger collection because the theme is excellent. Good luck on your hunt!
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