What do you guys think a Cactus Canyon (CQ) completely rebuilt from the ground up by HEP (Chris Hutchins) would be at $$$ wise..
It will cost you in excess of $15,000. And that is on the low end. If you can get it cheaper, then someone else(not me) will probably give you more.
This is exactly why prices "need to correct" (in my opinion). ONLY REASON someone would pay $15K for a CC (and I am sure that is the going rate) is if they STRONGLY FEEL that it will either go up in value or stay about the same. If they felt pins would start to depreciate (like they should....in my opinion) at 10-15 percent per year I truly wonder who would buy one at $15K knowing it would cost them $1.5-$2.0 thousand per year to play.
The prices have become truly a joke for games like CC, MM and some others. I have never played a CC but unless it does something that the others don't I can't understand how any pinball machine is worth that much. It will correct and I know they have been saying that for years but "the time is near" and I do believe you are seeing the very early stages and this will be either confirmed or NOT in a few months as prices should firm up as they normally do. I can't wait for the first PINSIDE GUIDE to show a decrease year over year (it could be the 2014 book) and that should be the start of a much needed price correction. I FEEL A LOT OF PEOPLE ONLY BUY PINS THAT ARE REALLY EXPENSIVE because they feel they will get more expensive.
Finally, I would love to talk to most of the guys wives and see if they get this standard answer from their Hubbies "honey, the price will go up so what is the problem".....I wonder how many wives would be on board if all of a sudden the "game changed" and pins started declining 10-15 percent a year......now they would have to say "honey, my $50K collection is only costing me $5K each year"....wonder how many wives would be on board then....WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.
However, it is coming so guys get a NEW REASON ready for the wives because the days of this being a NO COST HOBBY are coming to an end in my opinion....hey, if I am wrong I have a hell of a collection that will appreciate so "don't shoot the messenger" but we are GETTING CLOSE....plus, my track record for buying at the top is SOLID (that is why I made 500% sure I wanted to play these for many years so I would get my money back through enjoyment !!!)....LOL.....so I promise everyone we are near a top based solely on the fact I bought...if I am wrong so be it I play for FREE as well !!!
LOL......I knew there had to be a GREAT REASON for it being worth $15K and that explains it. Going to have to find one.....thanks for making me understand. Hopefully, he jumps high....and to think I was never going to consider owning one of these.
Does it have CCC installed? I think that is a great addition to the game, and a nice additional selling point. Although I would think even if it didn't, it would sell, and the new buyer would likely add it.
It costs a good amount of money for HEP to restore a game (he can't work for free!). Add that cost up and the cost of the base game and you have more than 15K easy
An HEP restore is more that the $15k. I would guess around $20k if it has the CCC package.
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