I told him my Bro in law could be there at 6. Never heard back. Tool.
Just ship the pin to me and interac transfer me the money. Once I have both I will forward as appropriate.
I think he's already in Medicine Hat. Seems the issue here is neither of these posters has mentioned what City the pin is actually in.
I'm interested in this subject also for future use.
Wondering if maybe a mailed check for deposit because this gets you a physical address and a real name as a starting point.
Then maybe a shipper willing to call when it's on the truck and confirm the title so you can etransfer the balance.
Still not perfect and finding a shipper that will work with you in this way might be a challenge but if you could you'd reduce your risk of not receiving anything at all.
Yes but you are a pro.
I bought a machine from Detroit once. Glad it worked out. I did pay by check. It shipped standing up on legs, backbox up! Shrink wrapped and tied down.
I bet most of the time they are picked up from a private home by a shipper they aren't boxed. Just legs off, backbox folded down and then shrink-wrapped and secured. Unless it's new or particularly valuable of course.
Try uship, let us know how it goes. I've got quotes through them a couple times but ended up going a different route.
Quoted from aeonblack:
Yeah, honestly, gotta say I'm getting pretty sick of reading all the price policing posts in here.
I agree. Bitching there aren't enough games available then bitching about the price makes no sense to me.
I have a machine I'd sell but I also don't care if I sell it. The price i'd accept might seem high to some but to the one person looking for it, it might seem like a great find.
Either way not worth the bitching to list it so I'll wait until I feel more motivated or I'll list it as "trade only" as many do.
Wouldn't mind picking up a game today in Calgary (Yes, I know Join the Club). Maybe something you have needs work and you've been thinking about letting it go but don't have time to fix it up. Prefer DMD Games but never know.
Quoted from shaub:
Does anybody have any pins they want to sell? I'm not looking for anything over $6500. I'd rather not ship a machine but I'm likely willing to drive up to 8 hours from Regina if the price is right. Pm me.
If I'm able to find something, I'll be looking to sell my DH. So trade offers are also welcome.
There is something to be said for being able to see the game in advance. Not to mention all the scammers out there. If its a rare game you really want then you get it where you need to get it. If its some Metallica or whatever, there's enough in town (or reasonable travel distance); just might need to wait a bit. Or pay $8995 Lol.
All of these scams work pretty much the same way. They figure out a way to bounce a paypal payment. Make a deal with you and get what they want from you before you know you never had the money in the first place. Another popular move is "accidentally" pay you in $US which you gladly refund the difference. Problem is your payment goes through, theirs bounces. They never come for the machine because they aren't in the country to begin with. Nothing new under the sun. Paypal, wire transfer, checks, these things evolve with the tech but its the same old scam.
I guess I'd look at trade ideas for my Jurassic Park +/- cash. Maybe outright sale but I'm into it kind of high. Plays sweet. Thouroughly cleaned and Led'd, new rubbers, etc. Cabinet pretty good not any noticeable fade. Wouldn't mind a GOT Pro but would consider others. No hurry, don't mind keeping.
Edit. Cliffy's installed.
Quoted from Pauz21:
I'm passed that point. Got it in an auction and a friend has picked it up for me. Now I gotta go get it.
You were selling some games on here last week. I don't know if they sold but maybe the move is to try and sell them somewhere enroute like Calgary, including delivery, to offset your gas costs.
Pauz21. Why not post your requirements on uship.com, see what you get? Could be nothing, could get lucky. There's room for you to describe all your must haves.
Quoted from tominator:
I tried that for his Frontier which I want to buy...was quoted 580 bucks from sask to ottawa....
may as well buy a seat on a plane for the damn thing!
ya, i got a couple different things quoted there. One was pretty reasonable/cheap and the other was high. Just depends on who is going where and when... Good luck and timing.
Na, the flakey guys contact you outside of the uship system so pretty easy to weed them out. If you are lucky you get a reliable/verifiable carrier that simply has room on the truck. If all you get are flakes... Walk away. No loss.
I had both in my experience but one time the bids were higher than calling D&R. The other one, the bids were lower than expected but the game seller was hopeless so we couldn't complete the deal.
Ad is pretty sketch man. Says WANTED in it for some reason. Says don't bother calling, use email but doesn't give an email address. Plus i feel like I've seen the identical ad before.
Be sure to layover in Saskatoon, check that one out also. And bring a large suitcase.
Also see french language ads on kijiji. Often pretty high end games. And maaca.org must have listings in quebec.
Just put it through the dryer like 1000 times and it will feel similar to your money but more colorful.
Maybe but also in Ontario the landed price is higher due to tax so may not be prudent for an Albertan to shop there if other options exist.
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.
Quoted from Damien:
Anyone know their price?
Call them. IMO the main Advantage is the price in Canada is the price. If you order from the US there's no duty but could be brokerage fees, could be delays, etc. I bought a ColorDMD from Nitro. Whatever it worked out to was fine all things considered. Can't recall exactly.
Quoted from Pauz21:
So strange post... I recently picked up a pinball machine and asked a "non-pinball" friend to come along for the journey and exploit him for his labour LOL. Well... it seems he was quite taken when given a chance to see some games in Rob's great collection. He's now thinking that "maybe I could get just one."
He's given me a budget which is reasonable I think. He's wanting a newer game to avoid the headaches of repairs on an older game. But is struggling with finding a theme that interests him. He is a star trek and star wars fan, more trek... but isn't sure he wants to totally fan boy his place out with a machine with those themes. I wouldn't totally rule it out.
Looking for anything Sask/Ab that would be a good option for someone in that $4-$6K range. Preferably a newer game but if it it's a well restored strong title in that late 90's early 2000's era I could probably twist his arm.
What's available out there?
I'd actually thought Sandeep's Junkyard might be a fun first pin for him too but alas that ship has sailed.
Good budget should be lots of options.
Here's what I know, this comes up often.
Saskatoon to Calgary = 620km
Depot to depot shipping cost for a Stern Machine (300lbs over-estimated on the waybill) = $68 plus tax. That was in October. Took 1-2 days can't recall. Sooner than expected. Of course this requires an experienced seller that can wrap it properly and get it to the depot and so forth. I shipped him some tie straps and moving blankets via amazon prime, needed a couple more anyway.
Quoted from Linkage:
Need a boring rare game for you collection?
Here it is, your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a rare piece of horrible pinball history.
This EM game sports a large mirror that allows the player to view the horizontal playfield located in lower cabinet. Several plastics produce a kind of "floating text" image on the glass. Reminds me of Sega Time traveller really, on a much less exciting scale,
Here's the kicker - two joysticks with a flipper button on top of each. It's called a shaker game because literally the game allows you to shake the playfield up and down. Why shake? Who knows. Given how we play pinball you would have thunk a nudging game would have made more sense.
The game has no plunger. Instead, the ball rolls along a launch track at the top of the playfield and is dropped into play by pressing either flipper button. The chain track actually runs from game start until end. As we fixed it up that issues was driving us nuts - until we realised how it's supposed to operate. Ugh.
She can be a little finicky on times, but is running well. Playfield is beautiful and pristine. Exterior of the cab is a little rough though. Had to modify two legs to hit the hole spacing for the bolts.
It's rare and it's awesome to try - a couple times. After... meh. Honestly it belongs in a huge collection or a museum.
$1500 CAD OBO and includes shipping to the nearest R&L or Day & Ross depo.
Ask if you have questions. TONS OF PICS available.
Not looking to buy but curious on the title?
Quoted from dirkdiggler:
So I had a new to me scam today.
A guy responds to a ad I have posted on kijiji asking if still for sale. I reply yes. He then asks for my email for his wife who doesn't know how to respond to online ads and that she is suffering from ALS. Immediately I thought scam but played along and sent a address to reply to. Not 2 minutes later I get a message from a woman saying she's happy with the price, condition and that she would like to arrange pickup from a shipping company when her certified cashier cheque clears. Please send name, cell phone, etc.
Has anyone else experienced this? Usually it's the away on duty PayPal scam.
Read the yellow highlighted text.
Quoted from Damien:
Want to get some opinions here... I recently entered into discussion with a well known member here about a game. I sent him a $100 EMT, but after discovering there could be some potential/future issues with the game, I decided to back out. He is avoiding my texts about sending my money back.
What do you guys think I should do?
I have a family member that is in the police (fraud department) in his city, and I'm considering that approach.
I really don't care about the money. It's the principle at this point.
I don't rea
Since you asked, a deposit is a deposit and generally not refundable. Exception might be if you were mislead and when you went to get it, it wasn't as described.
So if it's about principle, I wouldn't expect a refund.
Real Estate is a separate matter, whether renting or buying; different rules apply regarding deposits.
The Consumer Protection Act covers this explicitly.
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