Saw a listing on craigslist for a "working" data east simpsons that has a broken flipper for 900. I am assuming the worst here and that it will need lots of work. I havent contacted the seller or anything so i have no pics or any more info than what i just said.
Read some past threads on this title and it seems that TSPP blows this out of the water. I get that. Also see that this game usually has playfield wear and broken plastics, and could have board/connector damage.
So assuming the worst, i have a few questions
If truly the only thing wrong is a flipper needs rebuilt, is 900 a good price for this (ballpark)?
I dont want to step into the world of unobtanium parts... So
What is the general availability of parts for this title (game specific things)?
What is the general availability of data east common parts, flipper parts, boards, displays, etc?
What is a cleaned up, fixed plastics, fixed board/connector issues, data east simpsons worth?
My two pins are newer sterns and havent needed much repair work (thankfully), and i thought a project game might help me hone my repairing skills a bit and be fun.