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Chicago Trader/Seller Club

By badbilly27

5 years ago

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#6059 1 year ago
Quoted from vbittnv:

Looking for an iron man, game of thrones pro, tron. Can travel a bit. Let me know.

This one is in the marketplace: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/64751

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#6092 1 year ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

No. Keeping an open mind, but they haven't impressed me yet.

#TNA is really amazing. Played it for the first time a few weeks back, now my wife wants one (it convinced her we need a pinball machine in the house),

#6094 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

We all started with one pinball machine. The question is can you wait patiently six months for one after putting down a deposit today, OR will you buy another pinball machine now to tide you over?

I'm probably going to get a different one first (thinking about an Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro) or something more classic like #FT or #WW) - she wants that one for herself

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#6250 1 year ago
Quoted from jorant:

Anyone interested in an Iron Maiden Pro trade for something? I'm getting sorta tired of the shooter lane inconsistency. I'd listen to offers on newer games in awesome shape and/or HUO.
Game I really would want would be a walking dead, but will entertain any offer.

I've noticed some issues with it when I've played it in the wild, is it consistently that bad?

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#6419 1 year ago
Quoted from bobwiley:

Not to turn this into a pinball pricing thread, but I've personally changed my perspective on the B/C level games. As those have risen to 2k, I'm like, screw it, I'll just save longer for a game I really want rather than what's "affordable" now in my price range. When prices were lower I would've gladly spent money on a less popular pin, but now that the low end pin price range has creeped up and the newer pinballs price range have sort of maatched classic popular titles it really has me much more discerning.

I mostly agree. I've been looking to buy a machine, but it is really worth it to spend $4500 on an older machine. I've been looking at some one the ones in the $2-3K range that I like (Fish Tales or JP) and think have some value at that price, but I'm still not sure that I shouldn't just buy a NIB IM or DP. The games coming out right now are really compelling and as much as people shit on Stern a lot, the quality has gone up the past few years.

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#6440 1 year ago
Quoted from GAP:

I have the following as is machines, all will need to be shopped. I have not had the chance to dig into issues with all machines.
I will list more shortly.
Big hurt, boots up plays, has a transistor issue for ramp, I think. missing speaker plastic panel $1600
Flash, nice condition, needs to be shopped, has a tilt issue when switch is hit, plasy fine except tilt error $1200
Sega Jurrasic park. Unshopped clean. From home owner. $2900
Jungle lord, nice condition, needs to be shopped, works, plays fine $1300
Black Pyramid, nice cabinet, has playfield wear, worked when taken from home. $700 - Sold
Volcano, x2, both cosmetically in great shape. one has a coil issue, games boot up, $1200, $1100.
NBA fast break. Clean. Not really dirty took in as trade. $2995
Nascar, HUO. One switch not working. Clean. From millionaires home in Barrington. One location.
Roller coaster tycoon shopped. Needs batter holder replaced.
Mars god of War, game boots up , may need tweaking, needs to be shopped out $1000
High speed, game has cpu issue, good cosmetics, need to be shopped and board work fixed. $1100
Golden tee 2003 , HUO near mint condition. $900
Ms Pacman, boots up and plays, has sagging of screen in right corner. $700.
EA sports Sit down Nascar, with flat screen tv, has battery issue , resetting . great condition $1200
Space invaders cocktail table, screen is scrambled. $600
Top dawg shuffle game by Williams, $600.00
Pacman cabaret. $600 works
Ms pacman cocktail. Scrambled screen. $700
Midway haunted House rifle game. Complete. Works but needs to be restored $1200
Who Dun it pinball machine. Clean, working. Complete. Needs to be shopped .
Game show, clean . Needs to be shopped. $1800
Dracula unshopped. Complete. Slight planking, ramp has nipple due to light locked on. May have errors.
Shopped out
Time machine, Excellent condition.Nicest I have come across $2300
Valley Dynamo All Star Baseball and Zombie League
Iron Maiden
Metallica monster
Attack from Mars SE
Simpsons x2
No Fear
Family guy
Star Wars premium

Any chance of pictures of the #JP?

#6443 1 year ago
Quoted from GAP:

I'll try to get pics tomorrow night

Appreciate it.

2 weeks later
#6481 1 year ago

Looking for a Jurassic Park, anywhere around Chicago or between Chicago and Champaign.

#6491 1 year ago

SO I know this isn't exactly the right thread, but I figured since a big part of this thread is moving large objects around, I would see if people had suggestions.

I just moved into a house in Champaign, IL and I'm looking at buying a sectional (found a few quality used ones through a reseller in Chicago that I'm considering). Problem is, I have no idea how to get it from Chicago to Champaign (each part of the sectional is about 9.5ft long). Are there any services people know of that do that run? I figured people might do something similar with machines. Is it just rent a Uhaul and do the drive thing?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

#6493 1 year ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I used uship.com once to ship a pin from Massachussets, cost something like $260 and was white glove service in a van. Both vans and trucks bid on your moving job, and you wait to see who bids lowest (and you can choose to accept or not)

This is great! Exactly what I was looking for.

#6500 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffgoldstein2:

Logan Arcade Chicago has a huge selection of games.

Logan is great, I was there last weekend. They are Stern's favored arcade so they have a fairly well maintained stable of Sterns - I also think Headquarters is very solid, especially when the downstairs is open (not always the case).

The Emporiums are ok (but not excellent). I heard the Galloping Ghost now has a pinball area, but I haven't seen it yet.

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#6559 1 year ago

Anyone got a #fishtales or a #JP they might be interested in selling?

1 week later
#6621 1 year ago

Ok I'll jump in with a bump for an actual buy/sell

Still looking for a Fish Tales Jurassic Park or The Shadow

I'm in Champaign, but am driving through Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison in the next week or so (crossing all the regional sale threads!)

8 months later
#7593 3 months ago
Quoted from Marcdaddy:

Anyone have a JJP Hobbit they wanna sell or Trade?

Someone just posted in the Indiana thread they are looking to sell theirs:


#7623 3 months ago
Quoted from valgalder:

Just a heads up for you Chicago folks; Gavin put a Wonka at the Green Eye Lounge in Logan Square. Can't wait to go check it out.

Went last night and played it. Pretty fun, wicked short games. Balls coming out of that left orbit are pure danger.

#7627 3 months ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Gavin is really good about adjusting and maintaining his games.
Give it another chance. Maybe you had an off day? Maybe that one is just set up tough I am sure he will get it tuned in.
IME, every game is different but after a week or 2 of data adjustments that are small can be made to make a huge difference.
I am absolutely loving our WONKA

Do you have a bumper by the left outane? There isn't one in this one and that made it tough too. These aren't complaints - I really enjoyed playing it and even had a few decent games on it. It's just a faster game than a lot of the sterns out there right now, and many of the JJPs I've played.

#7628 3 months ago

I will say the ball lock plate on that one does need a little adjusting to level it with the playfield. Sometimes when the ball passed over it, it would cause the ball to change directions (not always and mostly when the ball was moving slowly). I've seen similar issues recently with the plexi on Munsters premium and LEs.

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