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Epic haul today


By vidgameseller

79 days ago



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    #151 78 days ago

    Nice haul! I am sure that you will find good homes for all those games.

    Just tell me you are at least keeping a game or two for yourself.

    #152 78 days ago
    Quoted from Fytr:

    Cool story/find for sure.
    I dunno about $9500USD for a NIB Tron Pro though. To make it worthwhile you're looking at another $1500 or more for mods alone, and some of them are long out of production themselves, so good luck with that.
    But yeah, of course they'll sell anyway.

    Lmao at games being “worthwhile” Only with hundreds of dollars worth of garbage installed.

    Not everybody wants to dress their games up like $60 whores.

    But yeah, of course they’ll sell anyway.

    #153 78 days ago

    Why is everyone pissed at everyone else in this thread?

    Nice find, id love to have a couple of those games.

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    #154 78 days ago
    Quoted from Monk:

    Why is everyone pissed at everyone else in this thread?
    Nice find, id love to have a couple of those games.

    Possible Answers:

    1. It’s Pinside
    2. It’s a Pinball Forum
    3. It’s the internet
    4. It’s the Pandemic
    5. It’s the people wearing masks
    6. It’s the people not wearing masks.
    7. It’s people that live in their parents’ basement
    8. It’s the parents of the people living in their parents’ basement
    9. Diarrhea
    10. Constipation
    11. They love Cats
    12. They love Dogs

    I could continue but I really don’t give a rat’s ass.

    #155 78 days ago

    Just leaving the hospital ( work). Will definitely check it out on FB and see what's available....

    #156 78 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Lmao at games being “worthwhile” Only with hundreds of dollars worth of garbage installed.
    Not everybody wants to dress their games up like $60 whores.
    But yeah, of course they’ll sell anyway.

    Tron Pro is a "special case", but yeah, you're right, of course, absolutely.

    #157 78 days ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    Did anyone see what the TWDLE was listed for before it sold?

    I was thinking the same thing, this went fast!

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    #158 78 days ago

    For those who are mad or jealous, or feeling like someone was being greedy......just be glad these are no longer sitting in a box in some obscure warehouse, and are now actually out in the pinball community. As far as I am concerned, the OP deserves accolades for rescuing them as a group and getting them out in the hands of people who will appreciate them.

    It was indeed an epic haul.....one of the few new threads that actually lives up to the title....lol

    #159 78 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    A friend of mine unleashed his entire conspiracy theories and endless rants on FB, all the while telling me I needed to join up too. He got kicked off, sent to prison, and they froze his menial bank account.
    Is that what I'm in store for too?

    You need to find better friends

    #160 78 days ago
    Quoted from davijc02:

    These penile enlargement surgeries....are they pretty expensive?

    Haha...touche!
    Troy is a great guy and a friend of mine. I'm not one to pass on an opportunity though.

    #161 78 days ago

    On one hand, Facebook is hot garbage; it's the wal-mart of social media.

    On the other hand, OP has the right to sell his games however he wants. If I was interested in one I'd just msg him here or make a burner FB account to get 'er done.

    #162 78 days ago

    I knew when I started looking into this hobby I was in trouble .Hard working blue collar guy who’s whole paycheck funds the family n retirement plans ect ...So I had 1 option , work more. I’ve funded 2 with side jobs about to be 3 and 2 more to go it’s pretty much all my personal time but In the end I saw something I wanted and sacrificed.Great job Troy I’m in your area n hope to do business w you soon best of luck !!

    #163 78 days ago

    Troy is a good dude. Can't wait to hear the story.

    #164 78 days ago
    Quoted from davijc02:

    These penile enlargement surgeries....are they pretty expensive?

    Expensive and EXTENSIVE.

    #165 78 days ago
    Quoted from TomGWI:

    Possible Answers:
    1. It’s Pinside

    I could continue but I really don’t give a rat’s ass.

    You can’t even spare a rat’s ass, Tom? C’mon man!

    #166 78 days ago

    I once met Troy in a McDonald’s parking lot. Solid guy and old school. He’s probably wasted more time chasing games than this whole haul is worth. I’m sure the seller was happy to be getting out of Pinball and also know a guy willing you drop that kind of money mostly sight-unseen. Kudos to both of ya!

    #167 78 days ago

    Well, I'm just glad I bought my Tron Pro when I did...

    #168 78 days ago
    Quoted from Manimal:

    For those who are mad or jealous, or feeling like someone was being greedy......just be glad these are no longer sitting in a box in some obscure warehouse, and are now actually out in the pinball community. As far as I am concerned, the OP deserves accolades for rescuing them as a group and getting them out in the hands of people who will appreciate them.
    It was indeed an epic haul.....one of the few new threads that actually lives up to the title....lol

    Sorry i’m jealous.
    I couldn’t have a chance to buy one from overseas!

    #169 77 days ago

    Funny part is that very few here have enough cash to even make this sort of purchase.

    When someone is getting out like this, they want it off the books.

    Troy works hard for these deals and keep the liquid to make it all happen.

    Only thing I am jealous of is the experience. Must be so fun to finally come upon a deal like think.

    From everything I have seen, Troy is super honest and straight shooter.

    Be happy for the guy that he hit on a big one and that he is getting these out of storage and into collections.

    #170 77 days ago

    I hope Troy shares the story.
    I love this stuff.

    #171 77 days ago

    Yeah, I’m eager to hear the story.

    #172 77 days ago

    Hi Troy,

    I've never met you, but your solid reputation here on Pinside speaks volumes.

    1) Congratulations on that find. I am glad your hard work was successful.

    2) Good luck on maximizing your revenue from that purchase. It's a great thing to get those incredible machines out to the community.

    I too would absolutely love to hear the story behind this when you catch your breath and have the chance to write it out for us.

    Hope to have the chance to meet you in the future.

    - Jim

    #173 77 days ago

    Freaking insane

    #174 77 days ago

    Storyyy, storyyy, storyyy!

    #175 77 days ago

    I’m I the only one that is most interested in the Lost World ?

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    #176 77 days ago
    Quoted from trilogybeer:

    I’m I the only one that is most interested in the Lost World ?

    Yes.

    #177 77 days ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Funny part is that very few here have enough cash to even make this sort of purchase.

    He probably paid only half of what he is asking, not bad considering

    Think we could all find someone to bankroll us if you could make that kind of return.

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    #178 77 days ago
    Quoted from potgar96:

    He probably paid only half of what he is asking, not bad considering
    Think we could all find someone to bankroll us if you could make that kind of return.

    I wish. It was a fair deal for both sides. The goal is to get my investment back and have 1 or 2 free games depending on which ones I want.

    #179 77 days ago

    Troy can you share if this was a haul from a private individual, and any back story to what was an eclectic find?

    #180 77 days ago

    Man, those one or two free games should be the Big Bang Bars. Seems like allot of work on your part to obtain these. You deserve to get what you want out of the deal.

    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    I wish. It was a fair deal for both sides. The goal is to get my investment back and have 1 or 2 free games depending on which ones I want.

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    #181 77 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Troy can you share if this was a haul from a private individual, and any back story to what was an eclectic find?

    I will share more but I have to word the story wisely as there many things that are private. I actually deal with my clients very respectfully and allot of anonymity. I will actually write a story and have the seller approve before posting.

    But I'm still driving trying to get home with it all

    #182 77 days ago

    Don't wreck mf!

    #183 77 days ago
    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    I will share more but I have to word the story wisely as there many things that are private. I actually deal with my clients very respectfully and allot of anonymity. I will actually write a story and have the seller approve before posting.
    But I'm still driving trying to get home with it all

    Awesome and I can't wait to hear. Congrats on the haul Troy....way to go!!!!

    #184 77 days ago

    In a perfect world it would be Big Bang bar. But in reality, you put everything up for sale. Then once the investment is recouped you get to choose what's left, or sell it if it's not what you want and buy what you want then

    #185 77 days ago

    Yeah, don’t tell them about how you squeezed my nipple on a highway on-ramp

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    #186 77 days ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    Yeah, don’t tell them about how you squeezed my nipple on a highway on-ramp

    He was gettin on, you were gettin off.

    #187 77 days ago
    Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

    This was me up until the past year when I realized how epic fb marketplace is.
    Just make up a bs name like Justin Urmom and start buying and selling today!
    My score yesterday, 4 brand new pool filters for $100
    Retails @ $400
    [quoted image]

    Agreed! Scored this cool calendar the other day!!

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    #188 77 days ago
    Quoted from potgar96:

    He probably paid only half of what he is asking, not bad considering

    That sounds about the ballpark to me: reading between the lines, asking prices total about 220K, and he paid well into 6 figures (let's say 120K).

    My quick estimate of how much you could flip these for easily, before I saw the asking prices, was 150K. But I think I'm low on my NIB premium estimates.

    Realistically, probably easily about 40K gross profit / 30% on investment.

    Congrats! Should easily be able to keep two of the high end machines and still make some bank.

    Fun to speculate...

    Quoted from potgar96:

    Think we could all find someone to bankroll us if you could make that kind of return.

    Imagining telling "investors" I need 100K to buy pinball machines and I can double that money, made me LOL.

    Maybe if you've got a bunch of rich pinhead friends...

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    #189 76 days ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    That sounds about the ballpark to me: reading between the lines, asking prices total about 220K, and he paid well into 6 figures (let's say 120K).
    My quick estimate of how much you could flip these for easily, before I saw the asking prices, was 150K. But I think I'm low on my NIB premium estimates.
    Realistically, probably easily about 40K gross profit / 30% on investment.
    Congrats! Should easily be able to keep two of the high end machines and still make some bank.
    Fun to speculate...

    Imagining telling "investors" I need 100K to buy pinball machines and I can double that money, made me LOL.
    Maybe if you've got a bunch of rich pinhead friends...

    Most of you guys who have never made a "bulk deal" don't realize these deals don't come cheap. When Troy says he is hoping to be able to keep one or two machines "for free" I have no doubt he is being 100% accurate. Maybe a $12,000 profit on the deal in the end once he is done. The days of doubling your money when buying and selling machines are long gone (and rarely ever existed in the first place). For every deal with the potential to make a huge return there are 1000 deals made with a 10% return (and that is if you are lucky and everything goes right).

    Something else everyone looking for the outside forgets is how much personal sacrifice is made when doing a deal like this. Hundreds of hours spend searching out these deals, days of driving to pick one up when you find one (in most cases), laying out huge amounts of money hoping to make a few dollars in the end, and so on. Also the time lost making and picking up a deal like this is also income lost if you were home doing what you typically would be doing to make money. Then their is the cost of owning a truck or trailer (and the tow vehicle if you are using a trailer). If you don't own a truck or trailer and rent you have rental cost for the vehicle. Etc.

    People from the "outside" looking at a deal like this keep thinking "how lucky the buyer was" but knowing what I know (being the buyer of several bulk deals over the years) I can tell you 100% for sure 95% of the time in the end it really wasn't worth all the time - effort - and work involved. And even when things work out great there is a price to pay with the wear & tear you put on your body abusing it like you have to moving a bunch of machines a lot of miles. There is also the stress involved with having a ton of cash invested hoping things come out OK in the end until you are finally in the black with the deal. Typically that takes at least a month or more when a dozen or more machines are involved.

    I guarantee most people who have done it once will never do it again! It isn't as easy as it looks and Troy or anyone else who takes the risk truly deserves any profit they might make. I don't know Troy but I wish him luck & safe travels. I just wish people who don't understand would give guys like Troy a break when it comes to "easy money" - bulk deals are not easy money and in most cases were some of the hardest money I have ever made.

    #190 76 days ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    I guarantee most people who have done it once will never do it again! It isn't as easy as it looks and Troy or anyone else who takes the risk truly deserves any profit they might make. I don't know Troy but I wish him luck & safe travels. I just wish people who don't understand would give guys like Troy a break when it comes to "easy money" - bulk deals are not easy money and in most cases were some of the hardest money I have ever made

    In my early days of collecting I did a bulk deal for 15 pins and quadrupled my money. Back then, I would have done it again. Now that I have a family, my time is worth way more money than buying and selling machines. If I had time, I would do it again. But it does take time, resources, and space. All of which are at a premium. A (more than) couple of years ago I passed on an operator bulk deal in Kentucky for 100 machines. I know for a fact I would have tripled my money, but the thought of renting out a semi and taking a week of my time was something I had zero interest in.

    Obviously a lot of the thrill is the hunt. It is super satisfying seeing these sitting just waiting to be picked up. Kudos to Troy for still enjoying the thrill of the hunt after all these years.

    #191 76 days ago

    I am wondering if the two BBBs have ever been played. When I bought mine from Gene, I went to his place to pick it up. There were four BBBs set up, including a BBB gold that I had to choose from. There was also a King Pin set up, but it was not for sale. I don’t know if most were boxed, but I do know that a few were not.

    #192 76 days ago
    Quoted from ralphwiggum:

    In my early days of collecting I did a bulk deal for 15 pins and quadrupled my money. Back then, I would have done it again. Now that I have a family, my time is worth way more money than buying and selling machines. If I had time, I would do it again. But it does take time, resources, and space. All of which are at a premium. A couple of years ago I passed on an operator bulk deal in Kentucky for 100 machines. I know for a fact I would have tripled my money, but the thought of renting out a semi and taking a week of my time was something I had zero interest in.
    Obviously a lot of the thrill is the hunt. It is super satisfying seeing these sitting just waiting to be picked up. Kudos to Troy for still enjoying the thrill of the hunt after all these years.

    Paraphrasing John (stop calling me Cougar) Mellencamp: He just made that story up, there ain't no bulk deal for 100 pins in Kentucky. Just kidding of course, but living here it is surprising that such a deal existed.

    #193 76 days ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    When Troy says he is hoping to be able to keep one or two machines "for free" I have no doubt he is being 100% accurate. Maybe a $12,000 profit on the deal in the end once he is done.

    Listen I don’t speculate on another mans business deal (and let’s be clear...this is business) but you’re smokin rocks if you think he did this to net $12k. The “free” machines you are eluding to would be the amount of the BBB’s at the minimum (definitely more).

    #194 76 days ago
    Quoted from ralphwiggum:

    In my early days of collecting I did a bulk deal for 15 pins and quadrupled my money. Back then, I would have done it again. Now that I have a family, my time is worth way more money than buying and selling machines. If I had time, I would do it again. But it does take time, resources, and space. All of which are at a premium. A couple of years ago I passed on an operator bulk deal in Kentucky for 100 machines. I know for a fact I would have tripled my money, but the thought of renting out a semi and taking a week of my time was something I had zero interest in.
    Obviously a lot of the thrill is the hunt. It is super satisfying seeing these sitting just waiting to be picked up. Kudos to Troy for still enjoying the thrill of the hunt after all these years.

    I imagine it's a ton of work, but I always smile a bit when I read of guys that do the containers/bulk deals telling everyone it really isn't worth it...

    ...then they then keep doing it. Beating down the potential competition?

    #195 76 days ago
    Quoted from pinballaddicted:

    US$10K each
    All the games are for sale on FB. Good luck to all!

    Dont have Facebook, can you please be so kind and tell me what hes asking for the xmen magneto?

    #196 76 days ago
    Quoted from tp:

    Dont have Facebook, can you please be so kind and tell me what hes asking for the xmen magneto?

    $8500

    #197 76 days ago

    tempted on that BBB, never owned or played one

    #198 76 days ago
    Quoted from bobukcat:

    Paraphrasing John (stop calling me Cougar) Mellencamp: He just made that story up, there ain't no bulk deal for 100 pins in Kentucky. Just kidding of course, but living here it is surprising that such a deal existed.

    I wish I could find the pictures. He was on the border near Cincinatti. Games were everywhere. Mostly Data East and Gottlieb, but still enough to be profitable for sure.

    Quoted from Methos:

    I imagine it's a ton of work, but I always smile a bit when I read of guys that do the containers/bulk deals telling everyone it really isn't worth it...
    ...then they then keep doing it. Beating down the potential competition?

    That was always my thought too.... Why keep doing it if you aren't going to get the games that you want to keep personally, and make money for your time, because it is a ton of work.

    #199 76 days ago
    Quoted from ralphwiggum:

    I wish I could find the pictures. He was on the border near Cincinatti. Games were everywhere. Mostly Data East and Gottlieb, but still enough to be profitable for sure.

    That was always my thought too.... Why keep doing it if you aren't going to get the games that you want to keep personally, and make money for your time, because it is a ton of work.

    Now I'm REALLY curious because that's where I live - suburb of Cincinnati, when was this approximately?

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    #200 76 days ago

    Yeah, I can’t wait to buy and try out my next $15K toy. Isn’t P.T. Barnum lurking in this thread somewhere? This is the most off topic thread that is supposedly related to pinball somehow that I have seen in quite a while. Off the rails is close my friends.

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