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Ebay is still a place you can buy an A pin for $2500- Delivered!


By shacklersrevenge

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Now that I have confirmation that it's on the truck for delivery,

Exhibit A- hqdefault (2).jpg An Addams Family with mods for $2500 buy it now, in good overall condition based on the description and pictures. There was also a ''make an offer'', I didn't waste my time. The sellers communication was A+ throughout,

I'm not saying it's common ebay practice, but there are deals at the right time, and this was a newly listed item. In 2009, I bought a HUO (less than 900 plays) TSPP for buy it now $1650. I think I've had a couple others, but I forget.

Timing and patience is everything.

#2 4 years ago

Congrats! Post pics when you receive it.

#3 4 years ago

I will be following this thread. Will you be providing pics of said pin with ebay results?

#4 4 years ago
Quoted from rad:

Congrats! Post pics when you receive it.

Thanks, will do. I had it on my wishlist for a couple years now I think. I always regret it when I sell a TAF, so hopefully this one I cement. And every time, it takes me longer and longer to find one...

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from PorkChopExpress:

I will be following this thread. Will you be providing pics of said pin with ebay results?

I will. The seller was great to work with, it looked like a divorce situation, as he mentioned something about his ex wife to me. In his listing, he mentioned about spending more $$ for collector quality TAFs, but if you just wanted one to play in the home for a lot less, this is the one for you. Worked for me. He just sent me the NAVL pickup slip with pictures of it loaded.

#6 4 years ago

Sounds cool. You wont truely know how you did until it shows up. Hopefully it's as described and isn't a basket case. You win some sometimes and you lose some with E-bay. Fingers crossed this is a "wins sometime" story in the end.

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Sounds cool. You wont truely know how you did until it shows up. Hopefully it's as described and isn't a basket case. You win some sometimes and you lose some with E-bay. Fingers crossed this is a "wins sometime" story in the end.

I studied the pictures as closely as I could, and am A-okay with everything I saw. It was a matter of seconds before someone popped the buy it now if I didn't.

#8 4 years ago

$2500 seems to be the right price for this title.

#9 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

$2500 seems to be the right price for this title.

Maybe in 2003...
Seems to be huh? Find me some $2500 TAF's and I'll give you some nice finders fees.

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

Seems to be huh? Find me some $2500 TAF's and I'll give you some nice finders fees.

I'll take two at that price
Nice snag can't wait to see pics

#11 4 years ago

It is a better game now?

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It is a better game now?

Ahhh, I see what we have here. Someone has had a rough time playing TAF.

#13 4 years ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

Ahhh, I see what we have here. Someone has had a rough time playing TAF.

Not at all. There were plenty of Addams next to the games I liked to play back in the day. I just never found it to be all that fun. $2500 seems like a fair price now.

#14 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Not at all. There were plenty of Addams next to the games I liked to play back in the day. I just never found it to be all that fun. $2500 seems like a fair price now.

What can I say, different strokes, different folks, but you're in the minority. TAF is an amazing overall pinball experience.

#15 4 years ago

James

Great score

How much shipping from.west coast

#16 4 years ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

James
Great score
How much shipping from.west coast

$470.60

#17 4 years ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

you're in the minority.

I must be in the fact that I would rather pay less than most for a machine they made so many of.

#18 4 years ago

Congrats... Someone emailed me the ad, thinking I could drive out to get it... Was gone before I ever saw it.

ebay.com link » Addams Family Pinball

#19 4 years ago

wow sweet deal bet it wasnt up too long

#20 4 years ago

Look like you got a nice deal there, even after shipping is factored in. I'm not even a huge fan of the game, but I would have bit at that price.

#21 4 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Look like you got a nice deal there, even after shipping is factored in. I'm not even a huge fan of the game, but I would have bit at that price.

Thanks. I think this game specifically tugs at the 11/12 year old in me the most, because the summer arcade I used to frequent had a strong Lawlor lineup (Earthshaker, Whirlwind, Funhouse) and then this game came along and it blew my mind, I drooled about owning one. It felt like all the above games rolled into one. It was a special time in my life for sure.

#22 4 years ago

And that's what matters most!!! - /\ /\ /\ . Good purchase, I'm happy for you!

#23 4 years ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

I think this game specifically tugs at the 11/12 year old in me the most,

That's cool because you got it for about the same price they were going for back then. Fireball is the one that tugged at the kid in me, and now nice examples are five to ten times as much as they cost then. Congrats!

#24 4 years ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Sounds cool. You wont truely know how you did until it shows up. Hopefully it's as described and isn't a basket case. You win some sometimes and you lose some with E-bay. Fingers crossed this is a "wins sometime" story in the end.

Yeah, sometimes you get a badly described basket case from a pinsider as well.

#25 4 years ago

I saw that but it said no shipping so I just clicked on lol

#26 4 years ago

Let us know when it arrives from Nigeria...

KIDDING! Congrats on the great deal!

#27 4 years ago

I bet that add wasn't up for more than 30 minutes, what a great deal.

#28 4 years ago

For that price, I would have picked it up in person.

Hopefully no funny business, good-luck!

#29 4 years ago

So $3k delivered. Congrats on a great game, but since this is still a pecker measuring contest...

I think my 2800 sample TZ wins

cheers on owning one of the best games ever made.

#30 4 years ago

Nice job, congrats - patience pays. Look forward to seeing the pics.

#31 4 years ago

Yes, please post pics when it arrives.

#32 4 years ago

Damn, right in my back yard. Be glad I never look on Ebay or it would have been mine. Have fun with it, am looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

1 week later
#33 4 years ago

Will post some pics Monday,
Sti called today and it's ready to drop this Monday morning.

#34 4 years ago

nice pick up!

#35 4 years ago

Finding a deal like that is pure luck.

You'll wait a decade or two before you snag a deal like that on ebay again.

I have found deals like that on collector items before, but let's face it, it's a fluke.

The seller made you a gift of $3000

#36 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

$2500 seems to be the right price for this title.

Snicker

Show me some for sale at that price and I'll buy all of them and give you a $500 finder's fee for each one.

#38 4 years ago
Quoted from irobot:

Finding a deal like that is pure luck.
You'll wait a decade or two before you snag a deal like that on ebay again.
I have found deals like that on collector items before, but let's face it, it's a fluke.
The seller made you a gift of $3000

Nah, I don't think it's a $6000 pin. It cost just under 3k to get it here, so maybe $1000-1500 or so ''gift''. From talking to the guy, he really seemed like he just didn't care about it. Some people have items like this that just aren't emotionally attached to, unlike some of us players and collectors.

Fluke, luck, probably. Still pays to look under the rocks and be patient. I've bought a few TAF's in my day for $2000-2500 within the last five years, but those were from Vendors.

And if it takes another decade, I'll wait. I'm patient.

#39 4 years ago

What's the typical price of a real nice TAF now?

$4000?

I'm thinking it's more like $5k to $6k

If I put one for sale on ebay it wouldn't be any $4k

#40 4 years ago

Real nice with a new playfield, maybe a color dmd- maybe 5500-6k,
I know every now and then on pinside a player machine will pop up for around $4500, and wasn't there a players games listed recently for $3500? There was a taf listed today on ebay for buy it now $4800, mansion looked decent..

This one seems to have some typical mansion wear, and who knows what else. It has some mods, but that doesn't add a ton of value.

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#41 4 years ago

it has arrived, 7am this morning. Unloaded, setup, plays great!
Came with a goodie bag including a new plastic set. The ramp is also new.

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#42 4 years ago

AWESOME!! I'm really happy for you.

#43 4 years ago

BAMMM

Congrats James

Don't Sell this One LOL

#44 4 years ago

Congratulations.

The ad said no shipping. How did you get the seller to ship?

#45 4 years ago

Wow. Congrats!

#46 4 years ago

Nice score!

#47 4 years ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Congratulations.
The ad said no shipping. How did you get the seller to ship?

When l quickly looked over everything and determined the probability high that the game was legit, that was the other part l had to hold my breath on/chance, after l clicked "buy it now"
Luckily again, the seller was great, had great communication and was just looking to get it gone. He had no problem with Sti pickup. Now I'm working on getting his initials off the high scores, which are pretty decent

#48 4 years ago

Nice! Great deal, congrats!

#50 4 years ago

Great score! Very happy for you, James. TAF is the game that got me into pinball as a 10-year-old kid and definitely a keeper for me.

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