Chicago Trader/Seller Club

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Chicago Trader/Seller Club


By badbilly27

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#6852 30 days ago

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/359358518222091/

I have a Williams Cherokee EM shuffle alley that I am parting out... just have the main cabinet (everything mechanical still inside) and coin door... the cabinets have been painted over... back glass is available (good shape)... marquee is available but has a crack...

Local pickup or shipping (not main cabinet though)

Coin Door $30 + $12 shipping

Back Glass $35 + $15 shipping

Marquee $10 + $12 shipping

Main cabinet with everything inside $50 but local pickup only... if no one buys whole main cabinet then I will part out.

If I sell anything here I’ll make a donation.

Added 27 days ago:

The main cabinet was SOLD

#6853 29 days ago

Family Guy needs a new home. Just north of the border. Put on the 4 wheel drive and come take a look.

https://www.wisconsinpinball.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1828

#6854 28 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/359358518222091/
I have a Williams Cherokee EM shuffle alley that I am parting out... just have the main cabinet (everything mechanical still inside) and coin door... the cabinets have been painted over... back glass is available (good shape)... marquee is available but has a crack...
Local pickup or shipping (not main cabinet though)
Coin Door $30 + $12 shipping
Back Glass $35 + $15 shipping
Marquee $10 + $12 shipping
Main cabinet with everything inside $50 but local pickup only... if no one buys whole main cabinet then I will part out.
If I sell anything here I’ll make a donation.

For another $50, if someone wants to make this a more complete machine, I've got the lane section and front end (that you can put that coin door into). It came in a package of bowlers I picked up a few years back.

#6855 28 days ago
Quoted from Pin-up:

For another $50, if someone wants to make this a more complete machine, I've got the lane section and front end (that you can put that coin door into). It came in a package of bowlers I picked up a few years back.

If someone wants to do this let me know.. I’ll cut them a deal so this can be saved.

#6856 28 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

If someone wants to do this let me know.. I’ll cut them a deal so this can be saved.

I'm pretty sure I've got an extra back glass and set of pins if any of the pins on your section are damaged that can go as well.

#6857 27 days ago
Quoted from Pin-up:

I'm pretty sure I've got an extra back glass and set of pins if any of the pins on your section are damaged that can go as well.

I think 3 were broke.. otherwise they were in good shape and white

#6858 27 days ago
Quoted from newovad:

They are the same ads over and over again. Not sure they are making any money at this point. Good thing Craigslist is free.

Good. Screw those flippers.

Anyone interested in a HUO Metallica pro with light show mod, color dmd (and all your typical tasteful mods) or a HUO Iron Maiden pro with a shaker for trade? Or both? Would be open to offers. Both are one owner (myself) machines in better than new condition.

#6859 25 days ago

Anyone have a Pharaoh I could shake loose down there?

#6860 25 days ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Anyone have a Pharaoh I could shake loose down there?

Building the two level collection back up?

#6861 25 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Building the two level collection back up?

Trying.

#6862 23 days ago

Going to list a Six million dollar man. Has cleared playfield, new plastics, new pop caps,body’s and skirts, Alltec MPU.
Back glass is mint.

#6863 23 days ago

Looking for a TSPP and TAF

#6864 23 days ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

Going to list a Six million dollar man. Has cleared playfield, new plastics, new pop caps,body’s and skirts, Alltec MPU.
Back glass is mint.

I'll take it!

#6865 22 days ago

I've got a Williams Contact, Williams Flash and Williams Lucky Ace (EM) that can be made for sale. All 3 are currently working 100% with new lights, rubbers, locks and keys among other things that differ between the games.

#6866 22 days ago

Chief Shuffle Alley

$100 or trade for??? if anyone wants this. It powers up and plays but not all switches work . It's located in Cudahy, WI.

Bill

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/shuffleballskee-club-join-us/page/9#post-4787154

post #420

#6867 22 days ago
Quoted from Lawnboy:

Chief Shuffle Alley
$100 or trade for??? if anyone wants this. It powers up and plays but not all switches work . It's located in Cudahy, WI.
Bill
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/shuffleballskee-club-join-us/page/9#post-4787154
post #420

I have this game set up in my parents basement. $100 is about right. I picked mine up 15 years ago for the cost gas to pick it up.

#6868 22 days ago

Picked up a Batman Forever yesterday thus far noting getting into it. Pretty sure I'll be listing to trade.

#6869 22 days ago
Quoted from waldo34:

Picked up a Batman Forever yesterday thus far noting getting into it. Pretty sure I'll be listing to trade.

was that the one in Sugar Grove?

#6870 21 days ago

Hate to kinda lurk a lot these days and then come in here all mopey, but Im feeling really down lately about pinball collecting as a hobby. Iv had pretty much the same lineup for almost a year and a half, but there just isn't much out there these days unless I want to pay out my nose. Ill jump in this thread every other week to check out whats available, and its just pages and pages with maybe one or two things for sale. Same with the marketplace, if you ignore GAP there are really only a couple listings at any given time.

Just makes me kinda sad about it because I used to have such enthusiasm for collecting and I don't know if the hobby got too big, or if Chicago is just a tough location. I just don't see myself being able to buy anything anymore. /end sad rant

#6871 21 days ago
Quoted from DrStarkweather:

Just makes me kinda sad about it because I used to have such enthusiasm for collecting and I don't know if the hobby got too big, or if Chicago is just a tough location. I just don't see myself being able to buy anything anymore. /end sad rant

Chicago is tough (naperville guys buying everything and letting it sit), prices in chicago are high (some california prices in the marketplace are lower than here which isn't right), but buck up. I said the same thing for months, and then out of the blue a good deal of a pin in my wishlist came up in facebook marketplace a few weeks ago.

#6872 21 days ago
Quoted from DrStarkweather:

Hate to kinda lurk a lot these days and then come in here all mopey, but Im feeling really down lately about pinball collecting as a hobby. Iv had pretty much the same lineup for almost a year and a half, but there just isn't much out there these days unless I want to pay out my nose. Ill jump in this thread every other week to check out whats available, and its just pages and pages with maybe one or two things for sale. Same with the marketplace, if you ignore GAP there are really only a couple listings at any given time.

Just makes me kinda sad about it because I used to have such enthusiasm for collecting and I don't know if the hobby got too big, or if Chicago is just a tough location. I just don't see myself being able to buy anything anymore. /end sad rant

A lot of people I talk to feel the same way. Prices have gotten out of hand in the Chicago area. Unless you get lucky, or you are willing to drive a substantial distance, you're going to be hard pressed to find any good deals. The flippers grab anything that's even remotely reasonably priced, and this has forced a lot of frustrated local collectors to pay way more for games than they used to. I can't even believe how much the early solid states are going for. Forget about the System 11's. It's hard to touch a nice one around here for less than $2k these days, and that's just crazy. It has almost gotten to the point that you can buy a game out of state and have it shipped for less than it would cost you to buy it locally.

The one market segment that has actually cooled is newer Sterns. You can actually grab nice HUO examples for quite a bit less that it would have cost just a couple years ago. The popular titles like MET, TWD, ST, etc. have held their value, but everything else is down substantially.

#6873 20 days ago
Quoted from DrStarkweather:

Hate to kinda lurk a lot these days and then come in here all mopey, but Im feeling really down lately about pinball collecting as a hobby. Iv had pretty much the same lineup for almost a year and a half, but there just isn't much out there these days unless I want to pay out my nose. Ill jump in this thread every other week to check out whats available, and its just pages and pages with maybe one or two things for sale. Same with the marketplace, if you ignore GAP there are really only a couple listings at any given time.
Just makes me kinda sad about it because I used to have such enthusiasm for collecting and I don't know if the hobby got too big, or if Chicago is just a tough location. I just don't see myself being able to buy anything anymore. /end sad rant

Definitely a tough market. Seems like there are just a *lot* of pinheads in the area- both collectors and flippers. It's not just the flippers driving game costs up in the area, it is the old 'supply vs. demand' that does it in this market.

When looking for games for good prices/good deals, you have to think outside of the box to find them. They are still out there, just more work is put into finding them.

#6874 20 days ago

Recently, eBay has had better deals than Craigslist or Pinside. What does that say about the market?

Of course, the eBay ads aren't selling either.

#6875 20 days ago
Quoted from DrStarkweather:

Hate to kinda lurk a lot these days and then come in here all mopey, but Im feeling really down lately about pinball collecting as a hobby. Iv had pretty much the same lineup for almost a year and a half, but there just isn't much out there these days unless I want to pay out my nose. Ill jump in this thread every other week to check out whats available, and its just pages and pages with maybe one or two things for sale. Same with the marketplace, if you ignore GAP there are really only a couple listings at any given time.
Just makes me kinda sad about it because I used to have such enthusiasm for collecting and I don't know if the hobby got too big, or if Chicago is just a tough location. I just don't see myself being able to buy anything anymore. /end sad rant

You have a 4 pin collection worth over 20K. Sell one at today's prices and buy a different game. Lower your standards and have fun with a solid state project. You were unhappy with prices when you were a regular here. Not worth being stressed over. Wait 5-10 years until this blows over. There will be deals again someday.

#6876 20 days ago
Quoted from Wmsfan:

It's not just the flippers driving game costs up in the area, it is the old 'supply vs. demand' that does it in this market.

Yup. I know multiple collectors who owned few or zero games less than five years ago, and now have a dozen or more each. They generally start out buying new Sterns and the more popular WPC titles; now those guys have discovered early solid states. When they get around to EMs, the last bastion of affordable collecting is shot.

#6877 20 days ago

Might be throwing my Popeye on the market

#6878 20 days ago

The local market has attracted more hobbyists in recent years who have become enthusiasts. Meaning, they'll pay more or out maneuver the casual tire kicker because they have an aggressive passion right now. It gets frustrating, but don't hate the players or the game - it is what it is. That's why I set up this thread with the hopes we start here first to trade/sell/buy to keep things local and make contacts with locals that help each other when time to rotate collections.

I've had some awesome dealings with locals on deals that never hit pinside. I think I've been fair with my dealings to them as well in hopes of maintaining relationships and hopefully dibs on games if they ever sell in future on my want list. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't (and those sting a bit). I believe in karma. Sometimes you need to give to get. Have to be willing to give a deal to get one in the future. My .02

#6879 20 days ago

Could it also be that people think that their pins are worth more than they actually are? I see many games that are in players or less then players condition trying to get huo prices?

#6880 20 days ago
Quoted from etnfrd67:

Could it also be that people think that their pins are worth more than they actually are? I see many games that are in players or less then players condition trying to get huo prices?

You mean like that p.o.s. Funhouse that has been on C.L. for $4500 from the guy in S. Elgin?

#6881 20 days ago
Quoted from badbilly27:

The local market has attracted more hobbyists in recent years who have become enthusiasts. Meaning, they'll pay more or out maneuver the casual tire kicker because they have an aggressive passion right now. It gets frustrating, but don't hate the players or the game - it is what it is. That's why I set up this thread with the hopes we start here first to trade/sell/buy to keep things local and make contacts with locals that help each other when time to rotate collections.
I've had some awesome dealings with locals on deals that never hit pinside. I think I've been fair with my dealings to them as well in hopes of maintaining relationships and hopefully dibs on games if they ever sell in future on my want list. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't (and those sting a bit). I believe in karma. Sometimes you need to give to get. Have to be willing to give a deal to get one in the future. My .02

Give a deal? Every game I sell, I take a loss! Lol!

#6882 19 days ago
Quoted from kklank:

Give a deal? Every game I sell, I take a loss! Lol!

Me too!

#6883 19 days ago
Quoted from kklank:

Give a deal? Every game I sell, I take a loss! Lol!

You have my phone number right?

#6884 19 days ago
Quoted from kklank:

Give a deal? Every game I sell, I take a loss! Lol!

Maybe we should all take a lesson in overpricing by Ryan in Naperville! LOL

#6885 19 days ago
Quoted from etnfrd67:

Maybe we should all take a lesson in overpricing by Ryan in Naperville! LOL

Ruined the hobby in this area for sure.

#6886 19 days ago
Quoted from etnfrd67:

Maybe we should all take a lesson in overpricing by Ryan in Naperville! LOL

The fact that these are sitting is starting to remind me of that Niles guy. His ads ran for like 6 years, ran his pins into the ground at his arcade, then passed on, and his wife sent his whole collection to super auctions (who took 30%, and I heard she had to fight them to collect the money). As warehouse costs add up, I can only see these pins go up in price to make up for it, which will only push away buyers even more. At some point these pins will end up in either an auction or estate sale.

#6887 19 days ago

Still holding out hope for finding a TSPP within 100 miles of Chicago. Tracked one down but having to haul out to Toledo is not in the cards for me right now.

#6888 19 days ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Ruined the hobby in this area for sure.

I’m just glad I got into this stuff before finding a deal in this area went to crap. I had a good 2-3 years otherwise I could have never got into it the way it is now. I needed some cheap games to work on and learn from. Now that seems almost impossible.

#6889 19 days ago
Quoted from AndHart120:

I’m just glad I got into this stuff before finding a deal in this area went to crap. I had a good 2-3 years otherwise I could have never got into it the way it is now. I needed some cheap games to work on and learn from. Now that seems almost impossible.

Thats most of us bro. No way I would have gotten any of my games at these prices.

#6890 18 days ago

Anyone interested in selling a pin for bitcoin?

#6891 18 days ago
Quoted from abracadabra:

Anyone interested in selling a pin for bitcoin?

That depends. What's a bitcoin worth these days?

#6892 18 days ago
Quoted from gweempose:

That depends. What's a bitcoin worth these days?

A single bitcoin is worth about $3400 today. Sorry, I didn't mean "selling a pin for a *single* bitcoin".
What I meant was "selling a pin for bitcoin(s) instead of USD. More than one bitcoin or fraction thereof if necessary."

#6893 18 days ago
Quoted from abracadabra:

Sorry, I didn't mean "selling a pin for a *single* bitcoin".

Oh. I was going to say that I'd be happy to sell you my Genie for a single bitcoin ...

#6894 18 days ago

It really is annoying.. I see all these posts from pinball friends that live in other areas in the country, constantly able to get reasonable pins rotating in and out of their collections and I just sit and watch.. and watch...and watch.. and pretty much give up. Unless you plan ahead and able to pick something up at Expo or MGC, I know the chances are too slim.

#6895 18 days ago
Quoted from valgalder:

It really is annoying.. I see all these posts from pinball friends that live in other areas in the country, constantly able to get reasonable pins rotating in and out of their collections and I just sit and watch.. and watch...and watch.. and pretty much give up. Unless you plan ahead and able to pick something up at Expo or MGC, I know the chances are too slim.

My best advice would be to just make a bunch of friends in the Chicago area. Go to monthly tournies at Brixie's, Pac-Man in Schaumburg (formerly Level 257), maybe join a league. Put yourself out there. The more collectors you know, the more inside info you'll get when a guy is tired of a game, considering selling, downsizing to move, trying to free up space/money for a new game, etc. Most of the used pins I've bought never hit any kind of open market. So much easier to sell to a friend than take a bunch of photos, make an ad, deal with tire-kickers & Craigslist flippers, or pay the Pinside fee (sorry Robin).

I know that's not exactly a short term solution, but it has awesome fringe benefits.

#6896 18 days ago

Last pin I bought I had to go north of the border.

#6897 18 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

My best advice would be to just make a bunch of friends in the Chicago area. Go to monthly tournies at Brixie's, Pac-Man in Schaumburg (formerly Level 257), maybe join a league. Put yourself out there. The more collectors you know, the more inside info you'll get when a guy is tired of a game, considering selling, downsizing to move, trying to free up space/money for a new game, etc. Most of the used pins I've bought never hit any kind of open market. So much easier to sell to a friend than take a bunch of photos, make an ad, deal with tire-kickers & Craigslist flippers, or pay the Pinside fee (sorry Robin).
I know that's not exactly a short term solution, but it has awesome fringe benefits.

But it's more fun to sit on your ass and bitch that no deals ever fall into your lap.

#6898 18 days ago

Anyone have a couple of the cliffy slot protectors they would be willing to part with? Shoot me a pm if so please.

#6899 18 days ago

That aint a bad deal. If it weren't for the cold this would be worth driving to Michigan
grandrapids.craigslist.org link

#6900 18 days ago
Quoted from valgalder:

It really is annoying.. I see all these posts from pinball friends that live in other areas in the country, constantly able to get reasonable pins rotating in and out of their collections and I just sit and watch.. and watch...and watch.. and pretty much give up. Unless you plan ahead and able to pick something up at Expo or MGC, I know the chances are too slim.

Is there a specific game you are looking for?

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