(Topic ID: 178052)

Decent Craigslist score...


By cosmokramer

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Came across an ad in the San Diego CL for a Shrek, ad said it was in good working condition and they were looking for 3000 obo. I sent an Email and the seller called me right away(a good sign) she told me it was bought NIB by her boss to put in a company break room, and that I would not be able to look at it for 2 days( a bad sign) since she would be busy hiring staff. 2 days later she called me again and arrangements were made, my wife and I drove down and looked at this dirty Shrek...
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It played perfectly and aside from a small chip on one side of the back box was in terrific shape. It was a BBQ restaurant so there was plenty of bbq sauce on flipper button, side rails and legs. She did not have any keys but I said no problem is your price firm and she said (in one breath)"Yes it is VERY firm, my boss paid twice that for it but I will accept 2900" I said OK, I will pay 2900 if you throw in a free lunch for my wife and I and she accepted.

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Come to find out her boss gave her a number and any extra cash she got above that was hers to keep, so she was stoked with 2900...

I brought it home and drilled out the lock...very clean on inside with goodie bag...

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It shows 7k plays on audits and only has 1 insert light out and approx. 5 gi bulbs out...no tech alerts...
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#2 2 years ago

Nice! Thanks for sharing, I love hearing success stories. Smart man to get the BBQ thrown in too!

#3 2 years ago

Sweet find

#4 2 years ago

They had it set on free play?

#5 2 years ago

Congrats. I saw that ad but never sent an inquiry. A score indeed and sounds like you drove back with full bellies to boot! Lucky dog

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from foxtj24:

They had it set on free play?

Yes, I found $3.50 in the coin box

A quick 30 minutes with some novus and wax and its good to go...

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#7 2 years ago

Nice find, never played Shrek looks a lot like Family Guy.

#8 2 years ago

Wow - what a find! Really cleaned up well too.

Unrelated, how was the BBQ? Looks delicious in the pics!!!

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from pinbum:

Nice find, never played Shrek looks a lot like Family Guy.

It is! Stern re-themed Family Guy into Shrek after it pretty much bombed. I think they made something like 600 Shreks so it's pretty rare. Definitely more family friendly (although I personally love FG) and the scoring is a LOT more balanced. The OP scored for $2900!

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from KrustyBurger:

Wow - what a find! Really cleaned up well too.
Unrelated, how was the BBQ? Looks delicious in the pics!!!

The BBQ was great (Phils BBQ in San Diego)

After about 30 games on it since I brought it home the only issue it has is not registering some drop targets all the time...should be an easy fix.

Never played the game more than once or twice before. Its actually pretty fun and has some funny callouts...

#11 2 years ago

Nice!

I have an AFM that was in a BBQ restaurant.

When you open it up, it still has a nice smoky rib flavor in there. I love it!!!

#12 2 years ago

Sweet haul man! Having the free grub thrown is a nice touch.

#13 2 years ago

Nice score! There's a pizza place by me that has a Shrek that I'm trying to figure out a way to buy. It's all about talking to the right person…

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I have an AFM that was in a BBQ restaurant.
When you open it up, it still has a nice smoky rib flavor in there. I love it!!!

Barbecued aliens!

#15 2 years ago

Wow great find and kudos to the wifey for tagging along!!

#16 2 years ago

Congrats bro, i love hearing a pinsider finding a deal and not flipping it.

#17 2 years ago

Now load the Family Guy software and have some real fun with donkey!

Brad

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