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Fish Tales Value


By Tunamanz

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Hello,

Looking at buying a Fish Tales that has been shopped and upgraded with LED Kit. Asking price is $4,999. Thoughts?

Thanks!

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#2 1 year ago

That one right there is about 2400.00 too high.

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#4 1 year ago

High end price would be $3000-$3500, fully restored. Of course it all depends on condition. Seems quite overpriced

#5 1 year ago

Atleast from the front it appears it had the typical cabinet fade. How is the overall condition of the cabinet? Any really bad playfield wear?

The fact it had LEDs is nice but you could have done that on your own for $200 with buying a kit or cheaper if picking your own.

I guess the big question is how does it play? I’ve seen this title go for 5k but it had a brand new cab and had a very extensive shop job done to it.

For me this would have to be a damn nice Fish Tales to drop $5k on it. I paid $2200 for mine but it has some playfield wear and a worn cabinet but it plays great.

It all comes down to how you like your machines. Damn fun game though.

#6 1 year ago

With topper in the vicinity of 3k, plus or minus 500 or so, depending on condition. A mint one could fetch more.

#7 1 year ago

I am looking to make my first ever pinball purchase. My top two choices are Fish Tales and Creature From The Black Lagoon.

I have a hold on it now as I have not seen it in person and planning on seeing it this week to make a decision. That is why I am seeking some advice here before I pull the trigger.

Appreciate all the input.

#8 1 year ago

I'll sell ya one cheaper that i powder coated when I shopped it

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#9 1 year ago

I think I’d take about 3k in cash. Hit him at $2500 and reference all the info here (cab fade, playfield wear, the price a restored game would fetch) and just beat him into submission

#10 1 year ago

2-2500.... nicer ones go for more

#11 1 year ago

It looks like this is a game from a retail shop where you can expect the prices to be higher than a private sale. If having a warranty and delivery, etc. is important to you then perhaps you'll want to spend the extra money. In my opinion, this is at least $2,000 over what a comparable game would cost in a private sale. Personally, I wouldn't buy it but you have to make your own decision on how best to spend your money based on the level of service you think you need.

Dave

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from Tunamanz:

I am looking to make my first ever pinball purchase. My top two choices are Fish Tales and Creature From The Black Lagoon.
I have a hold on it now as I have not seen it in person and planning on seeing it this week to make a decision. That is why I am seeking some advice here before I pull the trigger.
Appreciate all the input.

WAY overpriced. I can't believe you'll get $2500 worth of service. You could buy TWO for a hair more than that price.

Quoted from Christdidit:

I'll sell ya one cheaper that i powder coated when I shopped it

Without a massively faded cabinet, too.

#13 1 year ago

Way overpriced with that fade. I agree with others, $2000-$2400.

#14 1 year ago

If you put up an ad saying you’d pay 3k for a similar fish tales, lots of owners would jump on it.

#15 1 year ago

You may try going to the Village BBS board which is a Florida collector's group and post a WTB. I agree this is no more than a $2500 game tops on a good day.

#16 1 year ago

I’d say this one is worth no more than 2500.

#17 1 year ago

Should be able to get 2 of these from a collector at that price. Just remember, if you sell this down the road, your going to take at least a 2k hit.

#18 1 year ago

He would need to throw in the "No Fear" for free at that price and you would still be paying market value for each. Agree with everyone above run away from this.

#19 1 year ago

Way to high. New decals and dome and plastic set, major shop...with this your barely touching 3500. This one maybe 2500-2800 tops.
Good luck. Spending 5k your touching a creature.

#20 1 year ago

For $5000, they could at least replace the left sling plastic.

I agree with most everyone else. This is maybe a $2500 FT, although I'd have to look inside first.

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

For $5000, they could at least replace the left sling plastic.
I agree with most everyone else. This is maybe a $2500 FT, although I'd have to look inside first.

The consensus from all here seems to be spot on with regards to the value of the FT that the OP is considering. Come on Bryan give us some eye candy and post some photos of your gorgeous FT (cabinet is amazing).

Gord

#22 1 year ago

Whats up with that launch reel buttion? Looks so wrong. Occurred to me, this doesnt even have color DMD. Avoid retail price.

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#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Whats up with that launch reel buttion? Looks so wrong. Occurred to me, this doesnt even have color DMD. Avoid retail price.

Yes - that's not the right button. Also, wrong flippers - should be lighting flippers. Sling plastic is broke and also looks like both sides of the boat ramp plastic are broke...

#24 1 year ago

My guess is that your PM box is full at this point with a lot offers from pinside members to sell you theirs at a much better price.

Good luck

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from GRB1959:

The consensus from all here seems to be spot on with regards to the value of the FT that the OP is considering. Come on Bryan give us some eye candy and post some photos of your gorgeous FT (cabinet is amazing).
Gord

LOL This one is not for sale, Gord.

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#26 1 year ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

LOL This one is not for sale, Gord.

That's pretty! Almost done, not finished. Needs Colordmd.

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

LOL This one is not for sale, Gord.

Oh my!

#28 1 year ago

4 days ago, someone in Orlando put a FT up for sale with $3000.00 asking price.

Orlando is less that 150 miles from you. That's a Sunday Drive.

orlando.craigslist.org link

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

4 days ago, someone in Orlando put a FT up for sale with $3000.00 asking price.
Orlando is less that 150 miles from you. That's a Sunday Drive.
orlando.craigslist.org link

Actually, it is in Winter Springs.

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

That's pretty! Almost done, not finished. Needs Colordmd.

It has since been added.

#31 1 year ago

I sold one in the same condition about two months ago for $2500.

#32 1 year ago

Thanks everyone for the input! I politely walked away from it and got my sight unseen deposit back. It was exactly what everyone had said $2K-$2.5K machine.

I am back on the prowl for a FT, CFTBL, or WW as those are my top 3 from my arcade time while growing up! Please contact me if you have any of these three.

Thanks again!

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from t2000:

Also, wrong flippers - should be lighting flippers....

That's up to the owner.

#34 1 year ago

They also could have glued the separated cabinet back together instead of using whatever type of screw they used lol

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#35 1 year ago

Hell no You should never ever pay that price for a Fish tales. I've seen dozens of restored FT sell for 3k. What you are seeing is a dealer price. If that thing sells Shit im flipping the wrong games

#36 1 year ago

This is apples and oranges, but this one sold for $15,000 at Texas pinball fest last year. Not all fish tales are 3-5k restored.

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#37 1 year ago

Horrendous

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

High end price would be $3000-$3500, fully restored. Of course it all depends on condition. Seems quite overpriced

Fully restored would be far more, double that if not more. Fully restored would mean a restored or new playfield, restored cabinet, all parts removed and cleaned, etc.

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from Bud:

This is apples and oranges, but this one sold for $15,000 at Texas pinball fest last year. Not all fish tales are 3-5k restored.

That was a beautiful game regardless of the price.

4 weeks later
#40 1 year ago
Quoted from Bud:

This is apples and oranges, but this one sold for $15,000 at Texas pinball fest last year. Not all fish tales are 3-5k restored.

Th custom apron is awesome. I still can’t believe that machine would sell for more than 4-5k

#41 1 year ago
Quoted from chubtoad13:

Th custom apron is awesome. I still can’t believe that machine would sell for more than 4-5k

Everything is bigger in Texas

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