Anybody have an AC/DC or Metallica they want to sell in the Vancouver Area?
I also have a Centaur and Firepower 2 I don't mind moving to make room. I am in Victoria B.C.
Quoted from goldmember:
yup can't fix stupid like said before. And I mean that in the nicest way
the game works %100 maybe it needs a cheese job clear pf and cheese powder coat on the legs, side rails 1000 mods to make up the clowns standards. somelike urs pinchump but I mean this in nicest way lol
now put some big boy pants on, bring $5600 over play the game,buy or don't but stfu if don't know what your taking about. since there is more mouth than cash here in alberta
here you go for a sale tactic cash talks
Man, you drive a hard bargain
I am using my psychic powers and thinking I MIGHT know the reason this has not yet sold...
Quoted from algrande:Thanks Reg....I hope you enjoy the game, it's a beauty!
Nice crating job! Did you do that yourself, or did someone else in Calgary? I have been tempted (and attempted) to buy from Calgary previously but the seller(s) were not big on shipping. You seem to have that issue figured out!
Damn; this is tempting and I am not the biggest fan of the game. Unfortunately I am out of space and have two newish to me games, so no urgent need for a third.
I am somewhat surprised that an op doesn't buy it at this point to route...
Quoted from wtuttle:
I think a 48 hour road trip to the US to save some $$$ is totally worth it. Count me in.
I don't understand how you will save big bucks *on the tax* when you factor in your expenses for two days in the states. Even in BC it would be what, $800 x 0.12 = $96. Whee. To actually make it out ahead what is the plan? Eat endless fries and camp out at Denny's?
Unless you have the time and are doing it just for the heck of it
I had written a post about WTF, those prices are not cheap but how low does it have to be before you would consider buying them?.... then I remembered these were container games
Quoted from tomdotcom:
Hhaha, WWE could be fun...I am a former WWF fan from the early days of Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Savage, etc
Upper playfields usually suck anyhow....
Oh, and Tron is one of the best pins ever made...IMO...Addam's Family can get boring too, and it's also one of the best games ever made.
I figure I am getting my Macho Man Randy Savage fix with my SM at this point... Bone Saw is Reaaady... OH YEAH
Reeeeaaaally important to list the mods. Stuff like shakers and upgraded speakers generally add real value (IMO). Glueing a bunch of McDonald's happy meal toys does not add value (even IF the price of each was $200 ).
You should be able to get more than zero in terms of added value for your mods, but you have to put more than zero effort into it
Sorry about the surgery, hopefully you can find a lower priced game now that you at least have some time to play it...
Quoted from freezie:
Star Trek vengeance mod (interactive red )
flipper fedelity speakers
Stern Star Trek Premium Enhanced Animated LED Backbox Light
Stern Star Trek - Bird of Prey
Stern Star Trek Vengeance Explosion
warp ramp diffuser
Star Trek Pinblade Side Artwork Panels
Star Trek Enterprise "Lighted ship with Mount ???
RGB LED Speaker Light Kit
Pinball Wireless Remote Control for Stern SAM System Machines
FTS-8 Splitter Board For Stern Pinball Machines
once i get looking at everything , i think i would have to be in the $7500 range.
thats what i can currently recall
Nice; I would value those upgrades at least at $600 myself, but that will be up to the buyer I guess. $300 for the shaker and speakers, $300 seems like an inarguable deal for the rest. But you will still get some guys saying "mods add no value".
At the end of the day at price X, your game would sell faster than a stock game at a similar price, only variables being location, etc...
Quoted from marlboroman:
Looking to buy a set of Mario Kart Arcade GP DX for my gameroom. Please let me know if anyone has leads.
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I thought GAP had a pair of these posted for sale recently; can't comment on price or how reasonable shipping or picking them up would be, but FWIW...
I thought they looked cool.
Quoted from toasterman04:
it is nothing fancy, average machine, routed at one time. now at home. playfield was just stripped, cleaned, and waxed. plays 100%...
I am not a buyer, but I don't think it would be out of line to ask 4K given current exchange rate etc.
I have not played a pro that i can recall, but it is one of the games where an argument can be made the pro is a better player in a lot of ways.
Quoted from paul_8788:
I think it is an okay price myself (haven't seen the machine, but from what pingod described, no leds, no mods, probably needs a flipper rebuild, rubber kit and elbow grease). Nice HUO examples with mods/leds seem to go for around the $4500 US price range. Exchange rate, not having to ship and and no tax make it a reasonable deal, but not a steal imo.
We generally agreee, but I am not sure how a HOU game with less than 4K plays is going to "need" a flipper rebuild (I guess it depends on the definition of rebuild, MAYBE new coil sleeves?).
Even a long playing game like TSPP
Probably just needs a cleanup...
Game thefts are a small time operators "most likely" worst case scenario it seems.
Break ins seem to be a given. Catastrohic loss of life or damage to people and property is even worse, but IMO the biggest risk in putting a 7-8K new game on location is coming back to just find it gone.
I hope it turns up, sorry to hear that people can still be jerks and yes there is a reason hobby ops tend to burn out after several years.
Quoted from Triumvirat73:
Do you have a feeling, or do you know? If an op has a machine on location without insurance on his livelihood I would be surprised. And shocked. And saddened.
When I was a small time vid op, I had liability insurance that that was it. I asked about theft insurance and I think the answer was "don't ask, you can't afford it" or "that product does not exist" or something similar for the response.
I am sure it was prohibitively expensive as fraud is just too easy. Game not earning? It disappears like Kaiser Soze in the usual suspects...
I doubt all the theft that happens at every store local to you is insured; it is a "cost of doing business" and you make it up on your sales unfortunately...
I am happy to be wrong, but that was my experience.
Quoted from pinchamp:
Forgot to mention that deductible on insurance would be $1000 so even though a person may collect back some of their loss they would have to pay $1000.
Ouch; makes sense for a PIN at that price range, but any of my vids at the time would have been ~$500 on a good day; another reason I did not look deeply into it.
Good to know the option exists if I decide to take the red pill and somehow start operating pins...
Quoted from greatwichjohn:
I have a guy in NFLD looking for a musical pin for his office. $4k - $5k range for a used AC/DC or Metalica. Or he might be interested in a cheaper old Bally Kiss pin. If you want to sell one, let me know & I will pass along his info.
Free Bump: Don't tell me he's ruled out... Nugent ?
Quoted from brad808:
Don't ship the whole monitor, just pull the chassis off and ship that.
Yes, but honestly IF you can do your own pin work doing a monitor recap is no problem. Assuming you have a desoldering station and a decent soldering station doing a single PCB with ~10-20 caps should be an hour-ish job if you are taking your time and triple checking the cap orientation as you install the new ones.
Honestly, removing the PCB off the monitor body without electrocuting yourself is the hardest / most exciting part of the job (monitor discharge "pops" for the win). I have been zapped when reinstalling a monitor PCB.
Not sure if someone turned the cab on while I was away working on the monitor, or if a ghost charge had built back up. Either way was a good reminder it is hard to be too safe!
Quoted from Spencer:
This is my biggest concern, I have no idea what I'm doing, never played with monitors before. Will any 19" monitor be a direct replacement?
Honestly if you have never played with monitors before I suggest recruiting a friend who knows what he (or she) is doing. When I bought my first arcade the owner/op said "don't touch this. It's about 40,000 volts. I did once and it blew my arm backwards so hard and fast the screwdriver in my hand imbedded itself in the wall behind me".
I of course eventually looked on the internet how to (hopefully) safely discharge monitors to work on them, but I was ~half my current age. Definitely younger and stupider than my current self .
Quoted from Spencer:
Lets get some action in here, its been a morgue lately. Everyone must be happy with what they have?
I am sure it is a little bit of this, a little bit of games being drained away down south due to the dollar (and fewer coming back due to dollar + taxes), and a little bit of just generally being horrified by current prices.
Lots of new games coming out that look awesome, but hard to justify trading two "all time greats" for a single new pin... and even harder to justify spending more than my car is worth on a single new pin
I am tempted to start the bidding at 7k
And even i don't know if that is stupid high or low at this point
Nice price; that has even me tempted! Which means it should sell by the end of the day
Quoted from pkrobin:
If it's a newer game Nitro has some mods in Canada. They also have ColorDMD and such.
In the US Marcos has a cheaper/slower shipping option now. Starts around $6.95 i think.
I didn't know that Nitro had color DMD's; nice! Depending on the price,should save some bucks on shipping...
Putting my Black Knight up for sale; game is located in Victoria.
It has a CPR playfield installed, and I put the extra effort into replacing all four flipper mechs with fresh WPC mechanisms, as the Williams System 7 versions did not have replaceable coil stops.
This Black Knight shoots really well, and is in fantastic shape.
The biggest physical flaw I am aware of is the bottom rear of the cabinet is a bit chipped from moving around. Everything else in the game is really nice IMO, especially considering this game is getting close to being 40 years old.
The reason I am selling? Having had the game for 10 years, I think it is time for some new blood in the gameroom. I may have become too good at it over the years, though I can still have it kick my butt often enough to put a smile on my face.
Many many pics included in the onedrive folder below:
Asking $4500 Canadian, which may or may not be high. Most pin prices seem crazy to me nowadays, so I find estimating fair prices near impossible. The two most recent BK sales I am aware of locally went for ~$3000-3500, and those were without the new playfield and flipper mechs. Open to some "Helpful" pinside reeducation on this
Sounds reasonable! I will be interested to see what sort of interest this game gets. If it ends up sitting until BK's 40th anniversary, I know I priced it too high
Quoted from smokedog:
No, I have no issues with my Stern's, and the support is top notch if I do. Plus they help promote pinball a ton and provide a ton of swag for events.
Just don't want to be a Stern only shop. Variety is the spice and all that.
Makes sense! Thank you for clarifying.
My Black Knight sold, pending pickup.
I have room for one more again... maybe. Since I also have an old EM in the garage I can try fixing up again... . And I am sort of at +2 capacity anyways. But I freed up a spot gosh darn it!
Quoted from Twilight1:
Wow pretty good deal on 8 pin in bc right now on Kijiji. Good luck to who pick that up.
I saw that; given most of the games seem to need a bit of work, I am not sure this is a GREAT deal, but it is an interesting one.
Not sure if I am undervaluing the games, but:
5K for a fishtales?
2K for an "okay" pinbot
1.5K for a silverball mania with lots of touchups?
1.5K for a ? working Alien Poker?
1K for a hot tip with a "custom" repainted cabinet and MPU issues?
Then the last $500 gets you 3 project EM's?
Not a lot of money in it to fix the games up and move them on, unless I am way off on my prices here...
But an interesting project for a hobbyist who loves fixing things and somehow has room for 8 games?
Fishtales looked pretty nice! I can see paying up to 5k can for one in today's Looney toons market.
Not saying I would but it seems plausible when demo man is now a 5k pin as well...
Price seems fair in today's market to the point even a cheapass like me is scratching their chin saying "hmmm.... maybe he would accept "game X" plus cash
Risks to me are a vault could be incoming, but even if so the amount of mods here desirable to me makes that a wash.
Biggest decision point for me would be buy this loaded tron, or IM pro + ~2K leftover? Life is tough
Quoted from tomdotcom:
Pins are overpriced these days, everyone knows it. There is no sense arguing it.
I'm second guessing even posting this but here goes, my TronPRO is now for sale or trade 2 or 3 pins for 1, make me an trade offer I can't refuse Prefer to trade vs sell. Not in a rush, it's one of my fave pins of all time.
HUO, 2nd owner. 10kCAN
Eli's lit ramp kit
Decal on recognizer bank
Lit Light Cycles
Tron Mini Arcade Cabinet (version 3)
FF speaker system
Cliffy on arcade scoop and ramps (before 1st game played)
Playfield Support brackets instead of rods
Leds from Cointaker
Splitter for mods
Pinbits plastic protector set (installed before 1st game played)
LE apron with bulbs
Will include original apron as well, also original arcade and pop bumper caps
Chrome bumper caps (hooked on pinball)
Might be missing something, but it's a beauty. I've had it long enough now, and it's time for something new
Where are you, and are you looking to trade or buy outright?
I have a SM and have been thinking about getting an iron maiden. But I am in BC.
Wow that sounds like a SUPER nice ST!
Quoted from jesperpark:Looking to sell my Star trek pro, need to make room for a new game. Huo and well taken care of. Plays super fast and smooth
List of mods
Color lcd dmd
Aurich decals and translite
Interactive vengeance mod
Interactive backglass lighting
Comet color leds
All blue Titan rubbers
7000 or will remove the color dmd and sell for 6500.
Would rather sell locally. Pm me for details or pics
Quoted from extraballingtmc:
Ahhh yeah they have it lucky. Now if stern had a cdn plant we would be ok.
Several Americans have asked to buy my games and bring it over for them. That’s mostly a no can do, we Canadians can only bring an item worth up to 2,500 over. After that they will charge you a tax rate equivalent to income tax and write it up as a commercial transaction. No work around either ie. having buyer pre pay or pay there, using different ways to pay etc.
I was not aware of that! I thought I could deliver a game to the US without issues, but never have... thank you for the heads up!
Quoted from atariaction:
Actually, I think I heard on a podcast that someone took off the glass and just using their hands it still took like an hour to get to the end!
I am sure that is some sort of exaggeration but yeah there is a lot to do in that game! I have had mine for years and dig it. If WPT came out now it would be a $10K+ game from Stern with the amount of code and toys. All it needed was a LE plaque and to be delayed 5 years and people would have lost their minds when it was released.
It DOES suffer from "TZ syndrome" in that the game is downright confusion to someone who does not know the rules; but UNLIKE some of Keefer's more recent offerings there are at least some easy things to do so noobs can at least luck into a pity multiball or something.
Wow, you replaced the upper playfield on a HOU game? Any interest in sending it my way for a relatively cheap price?
Mine was/is previously routed, and the playfield still looks good enough... but I wouldn't mind the opportunity to see what a "newer" one looks like
Quoted from QuickSilverShelby:
I bought my WPT a couple of years ago for $2,600 Canadian and it was HUO and in great shape. So cheap, a great game and Keefer rules.
I've added a new upper play field, Color DMD, LED's, LED OCD, alternate translite, Flipper Fidelity speakers, Tilt Graphics side blades, InvisiGlass, Pop bumper LED rings and some poker chips to the play field so it looks like I'm in for around $4,400 +/- after all the mods and in my opinion this is a deal. I think that WPT is a huge bargain when compared to some of the absolutely ridiculous prices on new games.
By the way, I have paid an absolutely ridiculous price for some of the new games -----> AFMLE & Alien LE.
I have a problem..... please help
Cool of you! Pm me if you find it and I will shoot you 20 bucks or whatever for shipping.
I have heard you can't polish those but it seems like a good candidate to see if that is true!
Quoted from Murphelman:
Despite what games are "worth" I am seeing more and more high value games sitting without buyers. Maybe the time of year or maybe people don't want to pay the price for games. I am not saying they are not worth that much, just people want more affordable games now I guess.
I think it is more that IF you have 10k plus to drop on a game unless you NEED a specific title in your life you have a tonne of NIB options. Or used pins for less.
Quoted from extraballingtmc:
I’ve noticed last while that all premium and le games are taking a while to sell or need price drops to move them. Older stuff and Huo recent pros seem to sell pretty quick though.
I have noticed this too. Glad you finally sold your afmle. It was tempting but again for over 10k at least some of the the newer games deliver better value. And I like afm better than mm!
Selling my Gottlieb Playball to make room for something else; in decent shape and plays well. I went over it last Summer when I bought it (replaced rubbers, all bulbs, and did some mech cleaning and adjustment to get it playing as close to perfect as possible ).
Game is located in Victoria , BC.
Quoted from pinballjah:
If you have ever purchased a game from someone in the US, what is the best method to make a deposit from a Canadian bank? I was trying to make the deposit through Paypal, but it takes over a week to move the funds from your bank account to your Paypal account. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Can't you just make a deposit via credit card, or pay from your bank account?
I can send money via paypal pretty quick, NEVER a week long process... just click some buttons.
Quoted from aeonblack:
lol, just my personal opinion, everyone is free to like what they like! For me, I don't like it because of lopsided rules, unsatisfying shots, video mode that's worth far too much for what it is, etc. The theme is fun, the gameplay is just a bit dull for me. YMMV
Fish tales was a great $1200 game. When it is pushing towards used Iron Maiden pro pricing in Canada, you have to give your head a shake
Quoted from Geteos:
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.
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?
Quoted from dirkdiggler:
Anyone else tired of this glass talk? Isn't this a pins for sale thread? Why not take it to the What's Up Canada thread? Lol
I like the glass talk.
I will have some pics of a 2007 era Stern spiderman for sale in Victoria tonight to satisfy your sales needs
Hopefully someone around here wants it!
Here are the pics from my Spiderman; asking 7k, game is located in Victoria:
I just took a (possibly crazy) amount of pics and uploaded them here:
It was routed for a time years ago, but the outside cabinet is in great shape. I am sure the inside could be touched up with a paint pen here and there, I tend to keep stuff like that original.
The good: It is is in pretty good shape. I upgraded to comet LED's soon after I bought the game years ago, added an LED OCD board so you can still tell where the 2x and 3x multipliers are (as well as maintaining the light show), added a shaker motor and upgraded to flipper fidelity speakers. I wanted a players game I could rock out to, and that is what this is.
The bad: There is some playfield wear near the doc oc magnet (I would consider this normal wear, but it is there). The plastics on this game seem to take a beating; if needing perfect plastics is your thing replacements are available at pinball life, I just never felt like dropping the cash on those, just to keep them in the bag in the cabinet. There are some tiny white dots on the translite; it almost looks like something from the factory as the back of the translite looks fine.
I swear I bought a replacement sandman plastic (those are broken basically 100% of the time; mine has been upgraded with some spring steel, which has worked and been durable. If/when I remember where my sandman plastic is I will include it. I have a paper manual to include as well (I know where that is ).
Price drop on my Spiderman to $6700;
Comes with Shaker, upgraded speakers and LED OCD board to make the LED's even more awesome (and micromanaged if desired).
I also have a players condition World Poker Tour that if anybody is looking for I can take some pics tomorrow; All games are in Victoria BC .
Quoted from Spencer:
I have a color dmd (lcd) I pulled from my Lotr and wanted to install into my Spidey but found out it wont work. Needs to be the updated newer version "b". Anyway, I'll sell or trade this one for one I can install into Spiderman. I have extra cables for Stern and Williams/Bally, included. Prefer a trade, $400 cash.
I will buy it if you can or will ship to Victoria BC. We can work out via pm tomorrow if you want.
Quoted from chaz009:
I’ve been offered a Transformers LE by more than one person for my TSPP (even though it was not on my short list of pins I’d trade it for).
I am as big of a fan of Transformers as I am Simpsons and I heard the LE Transformers is much better than the Pro. What are chances I’d regret trading TSPP for Transformers LE?
Close to 100 percent?
Honestly even 260 is not too too bad. That vs the other rates is a difference of what... The amount I would pay for shipping a Marco or pinball life order to me?
Quoted from FlipMyBalls:
Anyways this is a for sale thread. Im thinking of letting my modded DILE go. Pm me for details and ill be making a kijiji add with photos next week
Quoted from Wiggy76:
Selling off some games to make some room, open to offers
The Shadow and Iron Man Vault - PM with any questions or additional picture requests!
Nice games! Iron man is tempting and I already own one!
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