Quoted from grantopia:
I would agree that 3k-ish is probably the going rate for these, +/- based on condition. I don't love the rust on the ramp flap on the right ramp...I would want some better pics of the wireform and under the playfield to make sure its nothing more than that one.
I'd also get a look at the boards. If it's a clean game and he has the deadworld mod you are probably at the market price (not a "deal") price at 3000-3100. I actually took the deadworld mod off my game because the optos are real finicky in the entrance and exit and it would occasionally lose track of the balls. It looks cool but ultimately wasn't worth the annoyance...YMMV on that obviously. If the game is already LED that would help too. If you like them you are going to be another 100+ into that as a cost.
If its past your budget hard cap and makes you nervous grab the ES or wait for a cheaper JD. If you love the game I wouldn't lose it over 100 bucks.
Yeah, I mentioned that rust to him. And he said it is LED'd. Looking at the pics, it doesn't actually look like the deadworld mod is installed. A little hard to tell from the pics, but that looks like a stock deadworld to me. I think maybe he's got the mod included, but not installed, which might be better anyway then.
To elaborate a bit, I've barely played JD, so I'm not sure how much I'll like it or not. It looks like it's up my alley watching videos and playing the Pinball Arcade version, and I like the Dredd character, but actually owning one and spending a lot of time with it is a different thing. If it was a JP or a WCS or a WW, then I wouldn't sweat $100 or $200 so much.
The other telltale sign that the price is on the high-end, is that it's been for sale for 3 weeks at this price. That means that it's not a good deal, because around here any pin that's for sale at a really good price is gone in hours. When it comes time to re-sell, I don't wanna have to take a loss. Due to budget and space restrictions, I can't keep my games forever. So I have to consider resale. But it's fun to have options and to analyze this stuff. Because what else are we gonna do while we're locked-down and new pinball is hibernating.90445715_3080957911948464_2409698178879193088_o (resized).jpg