(Topic ID: 241733)

Buying an infamous pinball! What is your loss?


By Onwallst

82 days ago



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  • Latest reply 73 days ago by NorCalRealtor
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    “Buying an infamous pinball! What is your loss?”

    • Biggest loss NIB? 32 votes
      59%
    • Biggest loss trade game? 3 votes
      6%
    • Biggest loss used title? 12 votes
      22%
    • Please don’t ask, too much pain? 7 votes
      13%

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    #95 73 days ago
    Quoted from dankme:

    Sigh. Just one for me but it was a heart breaker one. This was several years ago.
    Bought a Pinball Magic from a friend of a friend who got it from an estate sale. It was in really nice condition, clearly sat in a home for years.
    He shrink wrapped and put it on a pallet to ship to me. I get a call 2 days later from the shipper that my game is at the terminal ready to be picked up. I get there and they bring out the game which was now laying in its side on the pallet, no shrink wrap, no straps, nothing. All the glass broken, the cabinet severely cracked, even the playfield was cracked if you could believe it. They HAD to have dropped it off of the truck (or building) or something to inflict that much damage.
    Being a friend brokering the deal, I paid cash ahead of time to him. You know where this is going. I wanted to reject the shipment but was told to go ahead and receive it, 'promise to make it all good', 'won't leave you hanging'. I think I got $300 back after nagging and nagging from what was a total loss.
    Not much else I could have done. I am sure if I rejected the shipment, I probably would have been out a game and my money. Lesson learned, no cash ahead of time even to a friend on an expensive item.
    But on a positive note, I still have the game, it is still a todo. Some other friends were able to help me get some of the damaged NLA parts (for free) and a new playfield for it. So with a lot of work it can be salvaged. But still obviously way overpaid by a longshot.

    Thing is nobody will ship you a pin without being paid first. How did you get boned so hard on the settlement? Was it not properly insured?

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