Thanks for the return of the thread.I have been really frustrated in my neck of the woods,looking every day for the right machine. A local Craigslist Ad is driving me nuts, a fellow offering machines at a premium price and selling none,thing is,he jams the Ads with daily updates so it is hard to find real candidates for purchase.Someone from Pinside told me "It is difficult to sell an EM" and I see what he means.
I am more convinced than ever most of the desirable Titles are in private collections. My local Market offers fringe EM Sterns, Chicago Coin,and Playmatics, all at prices I wouldn't even consider.Desirable Titles are not listed,period,at any price,unless you include an 11,000 dollar Fireball.
I am sure I will get a Project Machine before the cold weather sets in, just have to be patient.