So I took the kids to Silverball Sanctum in Sterling, VA last night. Nice little spot with 10 machines. Mainly I wanted the kids to see The Shadow, which will likely be my next purchase, but also wanted to check out Star Wars and stuff. Turns out my 11-year old daughter fell in LOVE with Royal Flush. She says it’s her favorite pinball ever, over all the other ones there and the two I have. So I came on Pinside to see what they’re selling for. Average around $900, let’s say. One was listed a few months ago for $1100. Ok, maybe I’d go that high if it were pristine... Looking on eBay, I find this:
$2800 starting bid???? Are you f’ing kidding me??? And that BIN it now price?? I mean MAYBE if it’s HEP restored or something, but it’s just in DECENT condition. C’MON!!!
I’ve seen T2’s on eBay being offered in the high $4K’s... Seriously??? I happen to love T2, mostly for nostalgia’s sake, since I played it a lot as a kid, and I love the movie (which is why I own one), but mid-2’s is the most I’d pay for one, because I’m not a moron!