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Chicago Trader/Seller Club

By badbilly27

6 years ago

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#95 6 years ago

I have a Farfalla that I might be willing to trade for the right System 11.

#103 6 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Oh man you can't get rid of that, it's a rare GEM!

I love Farfalla, but there are a couple System 11s that I really want such as Space Station and Diner.

#111 6 years ago
Quoted from GAP:

Gweem whats your asking price on Farfalla?

Hmm. I'd have to think about it. I threw it out there as potential trade bait, and I'm honestly not sure what the current market is on them.

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#201 6 years ago
Quoted from TomGWI:

Sounds like you are upset by this yet I have no idea why!

What makes you think he was upset? It sounded to me like he was just curious.

#250 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

if you both agree to back out of the auction, nobody gets charged fees. That's why it happens so often.

Exactly. It doesn't cost them anything to have their friend shill bid.

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#317 6 years ago

I have five or six sheets of slightly used standard size glass that I will happily give away for free.

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#377 6 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Theres a fire! in Milwaukee for $1500

It's on the Milwaukee craigslist, but it looks like it's in Green Bay, a couple hours north.

#379 6 years ago
Quoted from Trekie:

I have a Stern HD for sale ...

Now there's a pin that you almost never see. They must not have made a lot of them. Only 18 Pinsiders list one in their collection. I've never played one. Is it any fun? You would think they would be popular with Harley enthusiasts.

#430 6 years ago

Screw taxis. Uber is where all the action is at!

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#511 6 years ago
Quoted from Nelly:

Not sure if any of you guys use Facebook, but I just started a page dedicated to selling and trading of pinball machines, parts, and services for the Midwest region. Please check it out and give it a like if you are interested. Thanks!

Midwest Pinball Trading Post: https://www.facebook.com/midwestPTP

That's pretty cool. It may even get me to join Facebook ...

#523 6 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

Cant remember what an sof is?

SoF = pure awesomeness!

#531 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Why are you letting it go then? You do have some kick ass games in your collection, but if it was me. Airborne Avenger would be gone before SOF would even be close to the door.


I sold my SoF a couple years ago.

#535 6 years ago

Anyone have a nice HUO Metallica they are willing to part with?

#539 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

what are you getting rid of in it's place? Did you get to expand to the big room?

I'll have to sell something, but I'm not sure what yet. Possibly Farfalla. The problem is I love all my games. I still only have two pins in the big room for now (SC and WPT). Any more than that, and I may be sleeping on the couch.

#540 6 years ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

You looking for a pro or premium?

Probably a pro. I just don't think I want to spend premium kind of money right now. I suppose I would consider a premium if one came along at the right price. What are nice condition used pros going for these days?

#559 6 years ago
Quoted from tadowhere:

I know this is off the thread topic....Is there any pinball league in the chi burbs?

Contact Joe (toyotaboy). He runs the Illinois Pinball Club ...


#563 6 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

This is WAY off topic, but I wondered if you guys could help.

I have had drainage issues at my home since I bought it. The sump pump line and the gutters were all draining onto the brick patio that the previous owners put in. I have been dealing with drain tile likes all over the place for the last few years now to keep the water off the patio, but the time has some to have some one come in and tear up my yard to do it right. Does any one have an recommendations of a company to do this? I have been on Angie's list, but its hard to pin down a company that ONLY does drainage. Most seem to do landscaping and drainage is secondary.

Any help is appreciated.

There are two main companies in the Chicago area that specialize in drainage. They are U.S. Waterproofing and Perma-Seal. I would suggest giving them both a call and getting some estimates.

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#581 6 years ago

I was just at Golf Mill a couple of weeks ago. It's seriously the saddest, most pathetic arcade I've ever been in. I used to play Mortal Kombat there back in the day, but now it's literally not even worth stepping in to. And don't even bother calling about the pins. They are all beat to shit. I wouldn't even buy the T2 and No Fear as a package deal for $2,800.

#583 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

If your buying a package deal of T2 and No Fear, you shouldn't even be in the 2800 price range anyway. 2 faded heavily routed games like that. You should be offering $1700 for the pair or less. Going to take a ton of work, time and parts to get them to presentable condition. If the cabinets are beat to shit, they will take even more. 2800 would be to much for those games routed regardless.

That was my point. He's asking more for one than the two are worth together. He's so far off the market it's ridiculous.

#590 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

He wanted $2800 each? Someone is dipping into the crack pipe.


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#603 6 years ago
Quoted from Al:

MNF, Chicago area, 1500

Now there's a game that you just don't see come up for sale very often. In fact, I've never played one. It is any fun?

#614 6 years ago
Quoted from joemagiera:

The Niles guy has a few locations. He's got an Attack from Mars at one location that has been out of order for over a year. Well worn cabinet and playfield, DMD almost dead. Just sitting there taking up space. I inquired about it being for sale. "Absolutely not, they don't make 'em like that anymore". I reply "but it's just taking up space not working". "I will get it fixed". Oh well.

Are you talking about the one by the Bunny Hutch?

#634 6 years ago
Quoted from badbilly27:

What's currently for sale/trade guys? I'm playing with moving my WW and might be convinced to move my RG or XMen.

With TWD LE on the way, I'm going to have to sell something. You interested in anything in my collection?

#636 6 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Don't suppose the congo is up for grabs?

Got six grand burning a hole in your pocket?

#638 6 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Um no, but it is a SWEET looking congo you have, I won't deny that.

Thanks! I'm not looking to get rid of Congo at this time. I still enjoy playing it too much. That's the problem. Most of my games I simply love too much to get rid of. The only ones that I would consider selling right now would probably be Farfalla, Airborne and I500, but it would take a lot to get me to part with I500.

#640 6 years ago
Quoted from badbilly27:

Hmmm...I like you're Airborne, I500 and Shadow too.

I'm afraid Shadow is not on the table.

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#657 6 years ago
Quoted from joemagiera:

Yes, that one. Have you checked it out recently? Working yet?

My brother was just there with my nephew over the weekend. Unfortunately, he didn't pay any attention to the pins. He did say that the golf course was in really nice shape. I haven't been there in a long time. They must have put some money into it.

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#747 6 years ago

It's like T2 and T3, but even better ...

#752 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

What's a restored and cleared tz playfield worth?

Is it a regular production playfield, or early sample?

#763 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

I'd say it's a regular production

Darn. If it was a sample I may have been interested.

#779 6 years ago

I have a Farfalla for sale if anyone is interested. Thought I would give the Chicago people first crack at it before listing it.

#782 6 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

You guys know of any one servicing gottlieb system 1 thats reliable?

Have you reached out to Gavin?

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#898 6 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

worth seeing if I can help anyone out in chitown area...
Sorry for short notice but sometimes things line up... I will be driving up to twin cities area of MN and have room to transport 1 game. I am leaving early in the morning on Sat so you would need to get the game you need transported to me tonight.

That's a really nice gesture.

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#925 6 years ago

I have some games potentially for sale:


The last three are in exceptional condition and I will only let go for top dollar. If you are looking for a bargain or a "players" machine, these are not for you. I am also not interested in trades at this time.

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#985 6 years ago
Quoted from badbilly27:

X-Men Wolvy LE has been sold pending pick up over holidays to very cool out of state buyer. My Chicago thread let me down.

Congrats! I know you had a few deals fall through on that game.

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#1022 6 years ago
Quoted from Aicfuel:

Any EM or SS pins available locally?

Any interest in a Farfalla?

#1028 6 years ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Any chance you are looking to part with WPT?

Afraid not. One of my faves!

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#1056 6 years ago
Quoted from MRG:

$5900 HUO Metallica Premium Monsters with shaker and uninstalled NIB Cliffy's.

What does the "Monsters" version look like? Does someone have a link?

#1058 6 years ago

Thanks. So is that the premium they came out with after the fact to satiate all the people that were pissed off because they couldn't get a MOPLE?

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#1245 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Yet, there are still people driving slow as shit that you can't get around.

Not me. I once got clocked on I55 going 127 mph. Not one of my brighter moments.

#1264 5 years ago

There is no law preventing you from passing a left turner on the right. You just aren't allowed to pass someone on the shoulder.

#1282 5 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

There is no law preventing you from passing a left turner on the right. You just aren't allowed to pass someone on the shoulder.

Quoted from calvin12:

According to the cop who stopped me there is.

This is taken straight from page 25 of the Illinois 2015 Rules of the Road book ...

You may pass on the right (but not on the shoulder except for authorized vehicles):

• When you have enough room on a two-lane roadway, and when the vehicle you are passing is making or is about to make a left turn.
• On a one-way street or on a roadway with two or more clear lanes in each direction.
• At an intersection widened for this purpose.


#1315 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Frontline arcade

When that game first came out, I was so addicted to it.

#1322 5 years ago
Quoted from VirtualKorean:

Didn't Ikari Warriors also use a push/pull spinner?

Ikari Warriors used a rotating joystick, but you couldn't push/pull it.

#1335 5 years ago

Anyone have a nice MAME for sale?

#1345 5 years ago
Quoted from bowz:

Rick is really great with fixing pinballs, and I also own one of his 4 player MAME machines. It's pricey, but it's legit and has every game imaginable on it. Unfortunately, I bought mine a good time ago, and I've still got a crummy TV monitor in it instead of an LCD screen.

He doesn't seem to have any information about his MAME machines on his website. I'd love to see some pictures of his work.

Edit: Never mind. I just realized that I've played Rick's MAME's many times at people's houses. I don't think I've seen one of his newer LCD models, though.

#1356 5 years ago
Quoted from Barron:

I'm not sure why there's not one of these already, but a group has been started on Facebook for Chicagoland pinball and arcade people. Hoping for general location stuff, chatter, etc. If you have things for sale, you may wanna crosspost there as well.

Thanks for the heads-up. I just put in a request to join. You're the admin, right?

#1360 5 years ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

Hi Guys. Would any of you be available Saturday afternoon/evening or early Sunday to help me move a machine? I bought a Banzai Run off of a family friend and it is in the basement, and unfortunately my brother in law had a back injury and is no longer able to help. I have never moved a Banzai but read up on some videos and it looks straightforward...just heavy. I have a dolly, just need some muscle. I will probably be renting a truck as well as I don't think it will fit in my Ford Explorer.. unless it is on its' side. The machine is near Barrington/Palatine. Let me know and I'll pay for your time!

Just be careful when you move that sucker. Here is a cautionary tale ...


#1370 5 years ago

I'd be afraid of an Escalera, but that Lectrotruck does seem way safer for your average person to use.

#1372 5 years ago

Why does that Lectrotruck video seem like it was made in the 70's?

#1397 5 years ago

I ended up giving my rear projection set away. It was a 60" Sony XBR SXRD. There just isn't much of a market for deep sets like that these days.

#1399 5 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Isn't that crazy? What once cost well over a grand, you can barely give away these days

When I think about how much money I've blown on tech that became obsolete, it practically sickens me. I paid well over 5 grand for that rear projection XBR. I think I paid about $2,300 for my first flat screen, and it was only 22". And don't even get me started on laser discs ... Believe it or not, I paid over $1,000 for my first portable DVD player. It was worth it, though. You should have seen the looks I got from people on airplanes.

#1411 5 years ago
Quoted from rosh:

I still have one of these, almost 10 years old, lamp is about to go (I've noticed the picture has dimmed quite a bit of late)

Mine was very dim when I finally got rid of it. I was on the original bulb, and I had watched the crap out of it over the years. I was fortunate that I never had the green blob issues that plagued so many of them. It was an awesome set. I bought it when it first came out. At the time, the picture quality blew away pretty much anything else out there with the exception of the really high end front projectors. I remember the first time I fired the thing up in my basement. I was simply blown away by the black levels. There wasn't a flat screen on the market that could touch it back then.

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#1588 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Still looking for an Indy 500.

You know where to find one, you just don't want to pay up ...

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#1608 5 years ago

I was talking to a local op the other day, and he said he will soon be acquiring a HUO Bally Playboy and a HUO Bally Eight Ball. He plans on selling them. I have no idea what kind of condition the games are in or how much the guy will be asking for them, but if anyone is interested, I'd be happy to forward you his information.

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#1638 5 years ago
Quoted from Brad76:

Still looking for a tommy i500 wwfrr demo man or tftc if anyone is selling.

My I500 is still available.

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#1646 5 years ago
Quoted from dj_xwing:

Toying around w/ the idea of trading my Metallica Pro for a Walking Dead Pro...would anyone in the area be interested? Pin is in great condition, fully LED'd & a few mods (snake fangs, tongue decal, fluorescent plastic protectors, mezel speaker mods & a couple Laserriffic guitars)

I see you have I500 on your wishlist. Perhaps we can work out a Metallica/I500 trade.

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#1710 5 years ago

In case anyone is interested, there is an estate sale in Glencoe this weekend. Looks like they have a couple pins, an EM gun game, and an EM shuffle bowler ...



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#1747 5 years ago

LMAO!!! Someone needs to get these two together. Maybe the guy looking for the hot tub will give you the SF2 as a finder's fee?

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#1759 5 years ago
Quoted from jeffgoldstein2:

Looking to sell Transformers Le Combo.

You didn't happen to buy it from a guy in Indiana?

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#1806 5 years ago
Quoted from seshpilot:

My gosh. If I had a TWD, I wouldn't be able to give it up fast enough for any WH20, let alone one this nice! Wow. You sure you want to trade that thing? Gorgeous.

I had a WH2O, and it's one of the few games I sold that I really miss. That being said, TWD has become one of my favorite games of all time. It's just amazingly fun!

#1809 5 years ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

Will be putting up my nice creature for trade soon.

How nice of a Creature?

#1822 5 years ago
Quoted from DrStarkweather:

BTW, Im feeling like its time to reduce my collection by 1 and also change my collection up a little. SM and Wh20 (still love it after all these years, thanks Gweem) aren't going anywhere, but the others are on the table.

Glad you're still enjoying it after all this time. I was just playing Bill's last night, and it reminded me of how much fun the game is. There are few things in pinball more satisfying than pulling off the 5X multiball stack and then nailing all three Insanity Falls shots.

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#1879 5 years ago

Anyone have an XMLE they are looking to get rid of?

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#1902 5 years ago

Anyone interested in trading a MET Premium for a super nice Congo or TSPP?

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#1947 5 years ago

I put an ad in the market looking to trade my Congo for a MET premium. While MET premium is still my first choice, I'm now willing to consider other games as well. If anyone is looking for a restored Congo with unfaded original artwork and a clearcoated playfield, shoot me a PM.








#1987 5 years ago

Looking for a HUO Met pro. I can pay cash, or I also have some nice machines I can trade for it such as Congo, TSPP, WPT and Farfalla.

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#2083 5 years ago

I'd help you if my back wasn't already fu**ed. That's why I don't buy and sell games nearly as often as I used to.

#2102 5 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

Sorry, not being sarcastic but what's an iso list?

Quoted from Whysnow:

In search of list or a wish list

Thanks for the clarification! I thought is was some kind of Tron: Legacy reference ...

#2137 5 years ago
Quoted from dung:

Lol, downvoted for correcting someone who was mistaken? People take voting way too seriously.

The fact that you are reacting to it would indicate that you take it somewhat seriously as well ...

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#2199 5 years ago
Quoted from turbo20lbs:

Kinda want Gweem's Congo

You should come by and play it. If you like it, I'm sure we can work something out.

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#2226 4 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

I also finally found my Creech!

Congrats! Now don't forget to update your collection.

#2232 4 years ago

You obviously haven't seen the stairs to his basement ...

#2299 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

wernt' all the playfields screened?

I assume he meant it has a screened cabinet, as opposed to the later runs that had decals.

#2314 4 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Hey Chicago pinheads... Since we are on the topic of tickets, I am a big Phish fan and they are playing at Wrigley this summer. Tickets will likely be near impossible to get fields. Anyone have any hookups to help a guy out? I figure it is worth asking before the official on sale happens.
Will likely be my 99th and 100th show and I cant think of a better place to see my favorite band for the momentus life occasion than inside the friendly confines of Wrigley. Hoping to get 4 fields for each night.

Wrigley Field is easily my favorite place to see concerts. I can't think of a better venue to see Phish.

#2335 4 years ago

I think I know one of the girls in that bottom photo!

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#2422 4 years ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Yeah that asshole has been getting everything and flipping it... Top it of I worked out a deal with that dirt bag on a pin recently and then let's me know he got a better offer after he said it was mine... (Really wanted pin) and said I would beat this so called offer by $50 and said he couldn't sell it to me now... Dick head... If I didn't like other people in the community I would be posting fake ads with with number.... But maybe some people seeking comfort CL ads with his number is coming his way... Ummm sorry for rant.

Quoted from vdojaq:

Same with me! I had a deal with him made, he told me it was mine. I gave him an exact time I would be there. He turns around and changes his CL ad to the price we agreed on and states pricing is for today only. I call him out on it and he gives me some bullshit answer. I told him he said it was mine as long as I showed up at our agreed time. He goes, "Oh, I would have let you know if I sold it to someone else" I gave him a few choice words and told him to sell it to someone else, I don't do business like that.

Is this guy on Pinside? If so, I'd like to know his name so I can avoid doing business with him.

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#2534 4 years ago

Just a reminder to everyone in the area that I have both a ROM burner and a rivet press. I'm happy to offer both services for free to all local pinheads.

#2536 4 years ago
Quoted from tadowhere:

Anyone have any suggestions for a local guy who does nice powder coating? Also what should I expect to pay?

Check with Matt over at Back Alley Creations. I'm not sure what he charges, but he's a good dude that does excellent work.

#2569 4 years ago

I had both a WOZ and an AC/DC premium. I really liked AC/DC. WOZ, not so much.

#2573 4 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

didn't like woz, or didn't like repairing issues?

Issues aside, I didn't particularly care for the game play. It was a beautiful looking machine, but it bored me. I've only spent a limited amount of time on Hobbit, but I'm already getting that same vibe from it. I've owned TSPP less than a year, and it will probably me my next pin to go. All three of those games have phenomenal rulesets, and yet they just don't do it for me. I guess I'm just not a fan of Balcer's designs.

#2576 4 years ago
Quoted from turbo20lbs:

Um sounds to me you are correctly describing boring pins.

They are boring to me, but I wouldn't necessarily say they are intrinsically not fun. WOZ and TSPP are both in the top 20, so obviously a lot of people enjoy playing them. They're just not my cup of tea.

#2592 4 years ago
Quoted from tadowhere:

Thanks, had him do my Monopoly and TFTC both turned out great!

Awesome! Can't wait to see some pics.

#2596 4 years ago

I love that green color on TFTC! Quick question. How do you tighten those painted bolts without ruining the finish?

#2637 4 years ago


Any interest in a gorgeous TSPP?

#2646 4 years ago

I've always wanted a shuffleboard, and that one does look really nice. I just don't have any place for it to go. You really need a long straight wall for it to go against.

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#2757 4 years ago
Quoted from badbilly27:

A friend just contacted me today looking for an Addams Family Pinball machine. Just remodeled his basement and really wants to add one pin - so not a collector. Asked me to help so he doesn't get ripped off.
Anyone who has a nice Addams please PM me.

Your friend should strongly consider a nice TSPP ....

#2769 4 years ago
Quoted from Nelly:

Looking for a TMNT.

Gonna re-theme it to Angel?

#2780 4 years ago
Quoted from BradKreisler:

Met pro, HUO original no leds, excellent condition. 4,500

Any mods or upgrades? That's close to what NIB ones are going for.

#2782 4 years ago
Quoted from BradKreisler:

No mods or upgrades, but also no metal back box or surface mounted led either. So you are free to led the game the way you want and some people prefer an all wood back box. If not, then order one NIB and enjoy.

The new MET pros that Stern is currently running don't have LED boards. They have the same standard sockets as your game. You are correct about the metal backbox, though.

#2787 4 years ago

That's a beautiful looking MET. Should sell fast. Good luck with the sale!

#2825 4 years ago
Quoted from Vince_Giannini:

Out of Order has a Game of Thrones Premium for sale.

Who or what is "Out of Order"?

#2828 4 years ago

Okay guys, I'm officially putting my TSPP up for sale. I thought I'd list it here first and give the locals a shot at it before placing an ad in the market place. I'm asking $5,500 OBO for it.

It's a HUO example in amazing condition. The playfield is perfect, other than a little chipping in the black paint in the shooter lane. I covered it with Cliffy protectors on both sides to avoid any further damage. The backbox and cabinet look virtually brand new. Translite is perfect. No flipper button wear at all. I just shopped the game, so it's clean as a whistle. It also includes about $1,000 in mods and upgrades:

ColorDMD (an absolute must with this game)
Color changing speaker lights with nuclear acrylic inserts
Purple illuminated flipper buttons
Full custom LEDs (probably my best LED job to date)
LED OCD controller board (for smooth, incandescent-like fading of the LEDs)
Full set of ramp protectors + Itchy & Scratchy hole protector
Couch lock reinforcement bracket
NVRAM battery eliminator
Slingshot plastic protectors
All black posts sleeves replaced with custom colored post sleeves
All rubbers replaced with custom colored Titan Competition Silicone rings

Here's a link to some playfield photos ...


The game has been upgraded to the latest software and plays perfectly. It's honestly one of the nicest TSPPs you will come across.


#2830 4 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Nice! Ive been trying to get a guy at work to buy a TSPP for a long time. Very nice example. Hes a total noob, so you may have to coach him a bit. I will let you know.

You guys are welcome to swing by any time to check it out. You really have to see it in person to appreciate how nice it is.

#2836 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

holy crap. Is that an actual open space I see? Didn't know you ever have one of those.

I sold my Congo a while ago and ordered a NIB MET pro to take its place. I've been waiting for the MET for 3 months now.

#2855 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Don't you already have a Devil riders?

He was simply pointing to his for sale thread and seeing if anyone local wants to possibly trade for it.

#2856 4 years ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

Anyone else see the ToM on eBay? Buy it Now price is $3000. No details other than "smoke free home" and cabinet in nice shape. Located in Arlington Heights. Seller is new, no feedback.

Was it pulled? I just searched for it and couldn't find it.

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#2940 4 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

What the hell is going on in that translite?

I don't know, but it's f***ing awesome!!!

#2948 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Not even as a video game manufacturer? they made Arkanoid.

Not to mention a rather insignificant little game called Space Invaders ....

Taito actually made some of my all time favorites such as Space Dungeon, Front Line, Qix, Zoo Keeper, and Elevator Action.

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#2991 4 years ago
Quoted from Crazypinball8509:

Yes we bought the Medusa in Illinois

And was it "like new"?

#3001 4 years ago
Quoted from jho159:

Just in case anyone was wondering, the Black Spiderman in Peoria for 2K is a scam.

I wish you would have told me this before I sent the guy an envelope of cash and my Social Security number ...

#3025 4 years ago
Quoted from Timerider:

So which one of you wiseguys dumped a couple of Black Hole & Mars:God of War heads behind the YMCA in Northbrook?

Not me, but the YMCA is two minutes from my house.

#3036 4 years ago

I'm with badbilly. I've never driven more than two hours one way for a pin, and I never plan to.

#3040 4 years ago

I had a guy out in California that wanted to buy my TOTAN. He was willing to drive all the way out here to get it. I talked him out of it. This was when gas prices were near their highs. It seemed crazy to me that he was willing to spend all that time and money just to grab a TOTAN. If it was a BBB or some other rare game, that would have been a different story. In that case, I could understand wanting to pick it up yourself instead of having it shipped.

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#3118 4 years ago

Is anyone interested in purchasing an LED DMD that I just pulled out of a MET? It's basically brand new, as I recently unboxed the game. I also have a couple fully working used plasma DMDs.

#3120 4 years ago
Quoted from DaveD:

I would be interested in a plasma so long as it works with a POTC. Mine is in the beginning stages of out gassing.

I will check out the ones I have to make sure they aren't outgassing. As far as what to charge you for it, I honestly don't even know what a fair price for one is these days.

#3138 4 years ago

I have a perfect condition MET pro translite that I just pulled out of the game if anyone is interested.

Edit: SOLD

#3149 4 years ago
Quoted from MikeS:

I'm not really in the market for an X-Men but that seems like a pretty damn good price for an LE! GLWS.

In my opinion, XMLE remains one of the best bargains out there. I simply don't get why they sell for so cheap. The game is loaded with toys, has a great ruleset, and features one of the best art packages in all of pinball.

#3152 4 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

It seems most people find it pretty boring to play relative many of the newer Sterns and I would agree. It feels clunky in overall gameplay compared to newer games.

I don't find it boring at all. It has fun shots, and a deep challenging ruleset. I own a Tron LE, TWDLE, and STLE. XMLE holds up well when directly compared to any of those titles. I think the game is a real bargain, even if you compare it against the premium versions of those games. The only other modern Stern that I think offers a bigger bang for the buck is Met pro, and I own one of those also.

#3164 4 years ago

I have a brand new Pinball Refinery TWD "Bicycle Girl" mod for sale if anyone local is interested.

#3195 4 years ago

I have a brand new Pinball Refinery Bicycle Girl mod for sale. They normally go for $45, but it can be yours today for the low low price of $30 ....


#3201 4 years ago
Quoted from pacman11:

Selling a few games if anyone is interested.
Original Kiss $3,500
Harley Davidson Bally 3k
Cigarette Vending Machine $1,950
Pm for details I can send you plenty of pictures.

Just a reminder. The new rules dictate that you must create a market place ad for any game over $3k. Once the ad is made, you can embed a direct link to it in a post on this or any other regional for sale thread. Thanks!

#3226 4 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Let's see how this embed thing works ...

If Hilton can figure it out, anybody can ....

#3230 4 years ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

Good to see there's been a lot of trading and selling going on in this thread lately.

I'll trade you my Farfalla for your Jurassic Park + cash ....

#3272 4 years ago
Quoted from badbilly27:

Trust me, me loves free, prefers free, and agrees with MANY of your points. However, a small hobby that is growing and a site that makes it a more user friendly global meeting place may require some money to cover operating costs.

It actually goes beyond just recouping the operating costs. Robin runs this site for a living. He depends on it to feed his family. This didn't used to be the case, but he found that he was devoting so much time and energy into keeping the site going that it became impossible to successfully juggle Pinside and his day job. He was then forced to make a difficult decision. Either quit his job and forge full steam ahead with Pinside, or pull back and allow the site to become stagnant. He chose the former, and in doing so, this required him to come up with new ways to monetize the site.

Obviously, this transition has been difficult. People don't like change, and Robin understands that. But the fact remains that he needs Pinside to be profitable. If the site doesn't generate a profit, then it will cease to exist, at least in the way that we now know it. The good news is that Robin has always been open to suggestions. Not every new idea will be a winner, and people should absolutely offer feedback if they think something isn't working or isn't fair. It's a learning process. That being said, it's a also two-way street. While Robin learns to how to best implement changes to the site, we must also learn how to acclimate to these changes if we want the site to continue to thrive.

#3302 4 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

gweempose: Now's your chance to dump it!
chicago.craigslist.org link

I've corresponded with that guy in the past. The problem is that he doesn't actually live in Melrose Park. He lives in Colorado. He has a buddy that occasionally stays in Melrose Park when he is in town for work. I'll reach out to him again, though, since he's obviously still looking for the game. Thanks for the heads-up!

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#3331 4 years ago
Quoted from tadowhere:

Lol. I didn't post prices for a few reasons a big one being I'm not sure. I know that's lame but this isn't a fire sale. Regardless if 1 or all sell because of pinside i will donate appropriately. I am open to offers or if the gallery wants to help me set a $$$$ then that works too ?

You said the MET was loaded. What mods does it have?

#3340 4 years ago
Quoted from damageinc55:

Then I consider the fact that guests probably don't care either way, and I should get games that *I* want

I realized a while back that it just doesn't make sense to buy games for the "guests" when I'm the one who plays them 99% of the time.

#3356 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

s phoenix? is that Stars Phoenix? If so, i'll take it.

I'm guessing he meant to type "ss phoenix" to indicate that it is the 1978 version, not the older EM.

#3360 4 years ago
Quoted from danczaz:

I texted him earlier and it's a Williams Phoenix (don't worry Neo I'm not looking for any Zacs)

Not surprising. That's a lot more common of a game than the Zac. Plus, if this came out of the same person's house as the Mata Hari, then it makes sense that both games would be from the same era.

#3380 4 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I'm guessing the organizer of the show lost money then. Banquet halls rented, guest speakers booked, probably no rooms booked (I would think only local people would take a chance, not people out of town unless you're a vendor, poor attendance. I'd be curious if this is tried again next year.

I assume they also had to pay Galloping Ghost a lot of money to get all those arcade games there.

#3401 4 years ago
Quoted from danczaz:

No ColorDMD? In my opinion WPT has the best color dots of any game!

It definitely had some of the best beta testing ....

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#3432 4 years ago

It seems like it's very difficult for a place like this to survive out in the burbs.

#3437 4 years ago

I was looking forward to checking the place out. Just hadn't got around to it yet.

#3449 4 years ago

Just a reminder, all games that are $3K or more must be listed in the Marketplace before you can post about them here. Once you have an ad, you will be given an embed code which makes it really easy to embed the ad into a post. For example ...

#3466 4 years ago

Anybody have an extra standard size sheet of PDI or Invisiglass that they would be willing to sell?

#3469 4 years ago
Quoted from inhomearcades:

Lowered prices on the following pins today:
CV, POTC, IJ4, GNR, WH20, Kiss LE NIB, TOTAN. All my ads are in the market place, didn't post a price in this thread per the rules.

As long as you have an ad for a game, you can post a price here. You're just not allowed to post pics here. The best thing to do is to embed your ads in your post like this ...

Archived after 38 days
Sold off Pinside
Machine - For Sale
Fully shopped/refurbished “For sale is a circus voltaire. First the bad, there was a decal placed over the volts part, looks okay but it is just a decal. A few inserts you will see have slight ghosting like ...”
Wood Dale, IL

Archived after 175 days
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Machine - For Sale
Fully shopped/refurbished “Up for sale is a Guns and Roses pinball. The game is in overall good shape. The bad is a little wear that was covered by a decal by the guns part on the playfield. It can easily be...”
Wood Dale, IL

Archived after 39 days
Sold off Pinside
Machine - For Sale
Fully shopped/refurbished “For sale is a Pirates of the Caribbean. The game was routed, I picked it up shopped the game out. I have had it in my collection a few years and its time to replace it with somethi...”
Wood Dale, IL

Archived after 39 days
Sold (amount private)
Contributed to Pinside
Machine - For Sale
Fully shopped/refurbished “Up for sale is a White Water pin. First the bad, game has some planking, a few insert edges up or chipped, some cab fading in spots, only front two chromed legs back ones are stand...”
Wood Dale, IL

Archived after 175 days
Sold off Pinside
Machine - For Sale
Fully shopped/refurbished “Up for sale is an Indiana Jones. Before I got it in it was on route. I have had it for a few years now and its in pretty good shape. Everything works as it should. Rubbers, flipper...”
Wood Dale, IL
3,900 (Firm)

Archived after 175 days
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Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean “Tales of the Arabian Nights was a routed game (players condition) I got in. Had the guys in the warehouse shop it and make sure it works as it should. Shopped means new rubber, bul...”
Wood Dale, IL

Archived after 46 days
Not sold
Machine - For Sale
NIB - New in box (distributor/business) “Looking to trade a NIB Kiss LE for the following titles in restored or HUO condition: MM MMR AFM CC BBB Stern IJ SS TAF IJ LOTR LOTR LE SM SM black AMH MB CFTBL TOM PM CV RFM FT F...”
Wood Dale, IL
6,850 (Firm)

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#3522 4 years ago

I just listed my STLE. The game has very low plays and comes with some nice upgrades. If anyone has an MMr, I'd love to discuss a possible trade.

Archived after 2 days
Sold (amount private)
Contributed to Pinside
Machine - For Sale
HUO - Documented (Home Used Only) “Up for sale is my gorgeous HUO STLE. I will entertain any reasonable offer, and I would also be interested in working out a trade for an MMr. The game is available for local picku...”
Northbrook, IL
8,500 (OBO)

#3546 4 years ago
Quoted from damageinc55:

I'm offloading my tickets to the super epic amazeballs stern party. $70 for the pair via paypal gift.

Darn. I thought you were about to say that you were unloading some Cubs playoff tickets.

#3554 4 years ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

Anyone see that ad on CL this morning with Austin Powers, TSPP and South Park for $3k? Said they were moving today and needed them gone. Porter, IN.

I just unloaded all three machines into my garage. They appear to be HUO ....

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#3610 4 years ago

Still looking for a standard size piece of PDI or Invisiglass ...

Archived after 36 days
Unknown reason:
Other - Wanted
Wanted! “Does anyone have a new or used piece of standard size PDI or Invisiglass that they can bring to Expo?”
Northbrook, IL

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#3656 4 years ago
Quoted from RazerX:

To be fair, there are several bars right across the street down there that are not charging a cover too, but it's probably just gonna be completely nuts down there. As much as it would be cool to be in a bar nearby and hear the roar of the crowd while watching, I think I'll just pop over to my local watering hole and watch it there for that community vibe.

Unless I was at the game itself, I wouldn't make the trek to Wrigleyville. That whole area is going to be beyond nuts, and as much as I hate to admit it, I'm just getting too old for that kind of shit. Twenty years ago I would have braved those crowds without hesitation, but now it just seems like such a pain in the ass.

#3659 4 years ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

I think that age where fun becomes a pain in the ass is about 40 or so.

And I'm four years past that cutoff ...

#3670 4 years ago
Quoted from csbelli:

Does anyone in the area do ROM burning? I have a Lethal Weapon 3 that has the original rom revision, CPU 2.0, display 2.0. Marco and the other places only sell the last revision, 2.08, which I do not want. I am looking to get CPU 2.05, display 2.06.

If you can get me the chips and the files, I'm happy to burn them for you.

#3676 4 years ago
Quoted from Timerider:

Anyone know who grabbed the non-working Mata Hari from Antioch in the past day or so?
My Facebook market feed glitched, and I never saw it until today.
As a Bally collector of that series... I'm really bummed that I missed that one by a day.

That game was up on Facebook since at least October 30. That's when I first became aware of it. If it was closer I would have went to take a look at it, but I didn't feel like schlepping all the way up there.

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#3692 4 years ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

Check with Dino he-man40 , he might still have his available. it was the one in the Pincades booth at Expo. All chromed out and really nice.

That's a HEP. Probably way too nice of a machine for a non-pinhead to appreciate.

#3697 4 years ago
Quoted from dung:

Has anyone seen the pistol poker in Allerton? Was posted to facebook over the weekend with two pictures. Guy appears to want the moon for it. Wants to trade for a GNR or an Elvira, but won't add any cash. From my understanding he bought it 7 years ago, only machine, and thinking its going to have issues and is unshopped.

All things being equal, I would think a Pistol Poker is worth much less than either of those games.

#3707 4 years ago
Quoted from rich_r31:

I have a HUO Stern Grand Prix (NASCAR but with a different theme for outside of USA) for trade in beautiful condition. It was purchased 4/27/2006 from AVS and sat in a basement with no kids or pets since then. Shopped out on 11/15/2016, batteries changed, and garage adjusted so the ball now hits the left flipper. Comes with manual and goodie bag. Has no scuffs or scratches and no cracked plastics. Have many pics. Everything works as it should and plays like new. It will be difficult to find a machine this clean without buying a NIB. This is a domestic machine made for USA and not a reimport. Located in the NW suburbs of Chicago.
Pics are on my google drive... https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0QRojwHIXUOMUZvZ1J4bFB4RFk

Just a reminder, you are required to create a Marketplace ad for all games over $3,000. I'm guessing you would want more than that for a beauty such as this.

#3712 4 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

So I don't need to create an ad to say I have a nice paragon for $1300?


#3721 4 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Actually Ill consider ANY nintendo cabinet games.

I have a nice R-Type I might be willing to part with.

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#3748 4 years ago

Okay, which one of you bozos scored the TZ at the estate sale in Highland Park last week? The guy running the estate sale said that he had a lot of calls about it, and that someone literally slept in their car outside the house overnight so they could be the first one there in the morning.

#3756 4 years ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

I saw that too. Any idea what it went for?

I believe the price was $4K. That's not a bad deal if the game was in nice shape, but it hardly seems like a "sleep outside in your car" kind of price. Then again, the market has gotten pretty crazy these days. Perhaps a $4K TZ is the new $2,500 TZ.

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#3783 4 years ago
Quoted from sturner:

What is the going rate for a nice TZ? I feel dumb after seeing that price for spending $5500 or so on one a few years ago. Mine is pretty nice and has new decals on it though.

You frequently see nice TZs sell for $5K and up, so $5,500 doesn't seem unreasonable for one with new decals.

#3786 4 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Gtb Spider-Man good shape, working-$1100

Coincidentally, I happened to notice a WTB ad for this game on CL yesterday ...

chicago.craigslist.org link

#3803 4 years ago
Quoted from brandsilence:

Need to hire someone in the area to install an overlay on a playfield and clear coat it. Everything is ready to go (including the $$$)

I would recommend contacting tatman9999

#3821 4 years ago
Quoted from RJ23:

Hello all! Hope everyone had a good Christmas. I've been looking to get a pinball machine for my basement when it's finished( hopefully in 1 month). I have zero experience with this and hope that someone can point me in the right direction. Who are the reputable sellers in the Chicagoland area? I don't know enough to buy off of CL so I doubt I would go that route. I want a machine that looks good and something that kids and adults would be happy playing. What's a realistic budget that I should set? I'm not a collector, just a guy who is finishing his basement and that would like a fun, dependable pinball machine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Welcome to Pinside! I don't know what kind of budget you have, but I have a beautiful Simpsons Pinball Party that your family will absolutely love. If this is a theme that you might be interested in, shoot me a PM.

#3842 4 years ago

Anyone have a GB LE/Premium for sale? It must have absolutely no ghosting on the playfield or I'm not interested.

#3863 4 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

Still have a mmrle for sale 8100.
Includes Laserrific topper, pinblades, color rom.
Perfect condition.

I'm surprised this game is still available. $8,100 is about the price of a stock NIB standard version, and this has some nice upgrades.

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#3902 3 years ago
Quoted from inhomearcades:

I was asked to continue providing the games at the new location, however I turned them down.

As soon as I heard the games weren't in as nice of condition as they were previously, I assumed you must not be servicing them any more. Thanks for the information on what went down, and good luck with the new endeavor!

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#3956 3 years ago
Quoted from simplykind:

Looking for an IJ, GoT Pro, LotR or PotC for some friends to put in their condo in Chicago.

miamiredskin has a POTC that he is looking to sell ...


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#4043 3 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

I used to own one, with a bad tranny. rest of the car was actually really nice. It was an 87.

Was that the one with the big electronic infotainment screen in the middle? I remember thinking that thing was cool as hell back in the day.

#4061 3 years ago
Quoted from Manimal:

Not a pinball, but thought I would throw this out there in case anyone wanted a beautiful piece for their game room. If I sold it, I would use the money for pinball anyway.....so I thought I would see if there was any interest in a trade(s). It's one of my high-end digger (crane) restorations.

Gorgeous! What do you value something like that at?

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