(Topic ID: 90537)

Chicago Trader/Seller Club

By badbilly27

5 years ago

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#412 5 years ago
Quoted from packie1:


I hate to ask this, but what game is SST? Must not be an 80's game as I have no clue.

Starship Troopers by Sega

1 week later
#457 5 years ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

Will do... in the last two years I picked up one for 1k and two other friends picked one up at 1k each as well....

I paid 1K for mine. Great shape except cabinet is scratched up on the sides.

#458 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

work something out for this SOF. There was a really nice one at MGC 2 years ago. Don't know who had it tho.

The one at MGC was sold to a guy in MN who sold it not long after.

#460 5 years ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

That makes 3 friends....

Aw, how sweet.

3 months later
#853 4 years ago
Quoted from beanhimself:

Anyone want to trade a creature for a 2009 Buell 1125cr?

Even trade?

1 year later
#2826 3 years ago

Who wants a Fish Tales? Neo? I can help with that and I will be driving as far as Reedsburg on Saturday.

1 month later
#2982 3 years ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

I have a lead on a Williams Time Fantasy. Does anyone know of a fair price for one or what they "go" for? This one has a little wear on the snail but overall condition looks nice.

$1500 give or take.

1 year later
#5718 1 year ago
Quoted from TomGWI:

You know if Neo goes to your house he is going to call you a Stern snob.

He is a comic book/ space theme snob, now you on the otherhand........

3 months later
#6096 1 year ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I sometimes wonder why you come to pinside? seriously

It's quite obvious, so he could buy a Slugfest for under 1K and sell for $1700.

2 months later
#6263 1 year ago
Quoted from dudah:

Machine - For Sale
PlayboyNew!Used - shows wear, needs some work “Pulled this Playboy out of a basement in Wisconsin. Spent some good time getting it cleaned up and working 100%.

It had a blown power supply, did a total rebuild on the power sup...”
9 hours ago Chicago, IL 900 (OBO)

That's a nice deal for someone who wants a fun game under 1K.

5 months later
#6859 8 months ago

Anyone have a Pharaoh I could shake loose down there?

#6861 8 months ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Building the two level collection back up?


#6875 8 months 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.

#6925 8 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

Is it deals or games priced at market value that people are after? If it's the later, go on Pinside and search within a certain radius, and make some road trips out of it. They are always a lot of fun (weather permitting), and you meet some great people.
If you want to snipe a game off of CL from an ignorant seller, you'll need to learn to employee the same tactics as the flippers do.

Make connections with other collectors. Give a deal, take a deal. Casually mention pinball when the opportunity comes up. I got a Pinbot from my doctor, found an EM while golfing and so on.

4 months later
#7411 4 months ago
Quoted from Electronmagic:

So if someone at a garage sale is selling an Adams Family for $100, you could pay him $100 for it and feel no guilt?

Just because it has more value to people on this website doesn't mean that it does to the person selling it.

#7422 4 months ago

For the people with guilt over this, if the doctor treats your child and saves his/her life what do you do? The bill might be $1000 but don't you now owe that doctor everything until the day you die?

#7429 4 months ago

True story:

I told my doctor that sometimes when I just let my arm lie still it hurt like hell, other times I could carry a pinball machine with no pain.

He asked why I would carry a pinball machine and I told him because I collect them. Turns out he had a Pinbot in his basement and would check in with his grown kids.

A couple days later he calls and says they don't want it in their houses so I should just take it and if they ever wanted it I could just give it back.

I explained to him why that wouldn't work. I would be sticking time and money into it to get it to the condition and playability level that I wanted.

He said OK, give me $250 and it's yours. I countered with $500 and he said you know you are doing this backwards. I told him it was OK and when I sold it I would be able to recover that and more.

I wish I would have thought of this while standing in his basement breaking it down but it didn't hit me until later. You never screw the only man in the world who can stick his finger up your ass.

#7435 4 months ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

. You never screw the only man in the world who can stick his finger up your ass.
That’s your choice

Who else is going to try and give me a Pinbot? Not sure what I would allow for a NIB Jungle Lord.

2 weeks later
#7487 3 months ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

Saved from the garbage!!

Don't be a larbage and put your monitor in the garbage.

4 weeks later
#7637 78 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Machine - For Sale

Aztec (can transport to Pit for ReplayFX)


Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean “Pinside suggests $1075, but $950 sounds fair for a no hassle sale on this classic that plays 100%.

This is a nice overall Aztec. Game was recently gone over and plays like a cham...”

9 hours ago

Madison, WI



I will be driving through on my way to Pinburgh next Tuesday if you are interested in this.

Want to bring a game back to WI from Ohio? Unfortunately it's not right on your route or I would bug you to work something out. Nice looking Aztec. I bet if you threw it on CL it would go fast.

#7639 78 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

sorry, no room on the way home for other games

Cool. Bring something good back to WI.

4 weeks later
#7736 49 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Anyone have one Bally 7 digit score display that I can buy?

If you don't find local I can take a look.

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