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For sale: Bram Stoker's Dracula

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#1 1 year ago

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For sale: Bram Stoker's Dracula


Added: December 8th, 2020 Re-listed: 1 time (March 2nd, 2021) Ended: April 2nd, 2021
Condition: Partially restored (almost original)

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$ 4,200 (OBO)

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Nice BSD for sale in SoCal - New repro art, siderails, lockdown, coin door, super clean. Looking for cash but might trade if you have something interesting. Works 100%.

More Pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7GZ3egBmteFmwABF6


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#3 1 year ago

Oh baby!

#5 1 year ago

Right! I was like "this aint a bad BSD for $4500"

Then I saw that interior cabinet photo...I mean who puts the ground braid on top of the corner brackets??

#6 1 year ago

I've found some strange things in a pinball, but a baby takes the trophy!!

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#7 1 year ago

Hypothetically speaking, how much without the baby?

#8 1 year ago

So clean, you would even let your baby sleep in it!!

#9 1 year ago

Gonna just chime in here and give a good ol “what the fuck?”

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#10 1 year ago

Priced too high? I haven't had my eye on the market much lately. Someone help me price this game.

#11 1 year ago

Just alot of new shiny stuff drawing peoples cash.

#12 1 year ago

white baby's sure don't bring what they used to in this day and age.

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from Phat_Jay:

Just alot of new shiny stuff drawing peoples cash.

That's what I was thinking. So many new games out. Still nothing with anything like Mist though!

#14 1 year ago

In poor taste in my assumption. But, to each their own. No one puts baby in the pinball.

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from jkashani:

No one puts baby in the pinball

If it's that big of a deal I can remove the baby. Did I also mention everything piece of metal has been tumbled and polished?

#16 1 year ago

If the baby has been there for the past 10 days. It would be a good idea to remove the baby.

blockquote cite="#6021501">If it's that big of a deal I can remove the baby. Did I also mention everything piece of metal has been tumbled and polished?

#17 1 year ago

Instructions unclear, bby stuck in VUK

#18 1 year ago

I mean, there are plenty of BSDs on the market for ~$3.5 give or take a couple hundred, so I would guess that you'd be hard pressed to sell one for $4.5k even given the upgrades you've done. Looks like good work, but most people are willing to pay more for a full blown professional restoration from a well known name or would be looking to pay the market average and do the work themselves.

Also the Californian market is weird from all of my watching from afar.

Also don't put your baby in a pinball machine. I didn't realize it was with the playfield out when I first saw it but on first glance it definitely screamed "child endangerment".

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from radial_head:

Also don't put your baby in a pinball machine. I didn't realize it was with the playfield out when I first saw it but on first glance it definitely screamed "child endangerment".

Don't tell me where to put the baby, last time I checked this was America.

3500-4k seems reasonable. Thank you for the insight.

#20 1 year ago

It’s perfectly acceptable to put your baby in a pinball machine in America. It is outlawed, however, in Khazwktasyan

Quoted from pinb0t:

Don't tell me where to put the baby, last time I checked this was America.
3500-4k seems reasonable. Thank you for the insight.

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from radial_head:

so I would guess that you'd be hard pressed to sell one for $4.5k even given the upgrades you've done.

Disagree. And I AM the price police on this forum.

BSD is a 3500 pin, give or take. You're correct.

Op is asking another 1000 for the work and costs for bringing it to where it is now. It's very reasonable.

My question for you, and please answer honestly: have you ever personally stripped a cab down of all it's parts, scraped decals off with a heat gun, removed the old adhesive, used bondo to patch imperfections, sanded, did more bondo, sanded, a little more bondo, sanded, cleaned the cab, prepped the cab with primers, sanded more, applied the decals on pins and needles, trimmed the decals, scraped the old glue residue off the side rails, then taken the time to add back all the crap you took off the cab in order to do so?

If you have not, you have ZERO room to talk.

GLWTS op. Price is spot on.

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

GLWTS op. Price is spot on.

Ha thank you! You're giving me PTSD just thinking about doing that again.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Op is asking another 1000 for the work and costs for bringing it to where it is now.

In other words, the seller is charging 1/3 the minimum wage, or, $3/hr for the work put into this.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

My question for you, and please answer honestly: have you ever personally stripped a cab down of all it's parts, scraped decals off with a heat gun, removed the old adhesive, used bondo to patch imperfections, sanded, did more bondo, sanded, a little more bondo, sanded, cleaned the cab, prepped the cab with primers, sanded more, applied the decals on pins and needles, trimmed the decals, scraped the old glue residue off the side rails, then taken the time to add back all the crap you took off the cab in order to do so?

I feel like an apology is in order here. Sorry if my comment was worded in a way that made me sound like I was saying the price was off base.

I absolutely was not saying that the persons work doesn't warrant the price. I'm actually surprised that it's priced as fairly as it is considering just how nice this pin looks. I interpreted OP's post of "priced too high" as a "hmm why hasn't this sold yet?". And since there have been a smattering of these in just okay condition, I would guess that plenty of people are snatching those up before they're snatching up restored versions.

Excellent work and a beautiful looking game AND priced fairly. I hope it sells fast.

#25 1 year ago

I don’t understand the problem with the baby in the cab? Gotta get them started in the hobby early and they have nice small fingers/hands to get into the tight places! Its not like he is hanging the baby over a railing a couple stories up... cheese and rice

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from pinb0t:

Did I also mention everything piece of metal has been tumbled and polished?

Which means all the mechs were rebuilt with new sleeves too, right? I would put that in the ad.

Quoted from pinb0t:

New repro art, siderails, lockdown,

This is the only part that made me go "hhhmmm?" How badly beat did this thing start out if you needed to replace those?

If it's as nice as it seems, more pictures might help: lockdown receiver, shooter lane, playfield close-ups, especially of inserts, under apron identifying playfield.

I suppose if someone was interested they could just ask, but I'd post all that from the start.

On first glance, though, I think the price is good.

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

How badly beat did this thing start out if you needed to replace those?

Most bsd are faded in the reds. Pretty common.

#28 1 year ago

Here is some more pics of the pin and the process of restoring it. I followed a thread here by Bryan Kelly detailing a step by step restore that was awesome and easy to follow. It's no where near as good as Bryan's work but I'm happy with it. Looking back at the process, maybe it's not worth selling it - I'm starting to get attached again. If I do sell it, I need to send Bryan_Kelly some beers.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7GZ3egBmteFmwABF6

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Most bsd are faded in the reds. Pretty common.

I was referring to side rails and lockdown. Seems odd to have to replace those.

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

I was referring to side rails and lockdown. Seems odd to have to replace those.

The originals were power coated black. I like my games looking factory fresh. Not big on mods etc.

#31 1 year ago

I bought mine at California Exreme in 2018, for $4200, with a color DMD.
After it got shopped and LED's turned out it was a gorgeous copy.

Your price seems fair for Socal. Baby and all

Cheers

Ps. Just saw the additional photos, very nice.
Your price is more than fair for Socal.

Message from the Freeeeky Carpathians.

#32 1 year ago

Classic thread. Game looks great...good work. GLWS.

#33 1 year ago

Who made the sideblades ? Looks similar to Pinball PT. Too bad you don't see much of it with the playfield in place.

#34 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

Who made the sideblades ?

They were custom from the guy I had print the cabinet decals. I dug up a PDF off some old French pinball forum where someone had made a PDF of the graphics. Then had someone local print them. He took out some layers to make the sideblades.

#35 1 year ago

I was just thinking the same thing. The hoppier, the better.

#36 1 year ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

I was referring to side rails and lockdown. Seems odd to have to replace those.

No it doesn’t?

Rails get dinged up a lot or bend removing. And most lock downs are rusty or crappy looking. Doesn’t seem strange at all to replace them.

#37 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

No it doesn’t?

Yes, it does, to me. Of all the machines I've owned, I've never looked at the rails and thought I need to replace those. Even the projects and Italian imports I've bought. So, if someone tells me they replaced the rails, I can't help wonder why. I have upgraded some to button guards or powder coat though, so op's explanation makes sense, as it's an upgrade to him.

If you've got a different opinion, enjoy, but it doesn't change mine.

#38 1 year ago

Can the baby be trained to fix it?

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from russdx:

Can the baby be trained to fix it?

Not anymore...the children of the night!

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#40 1 year ago

I wouldn't sell my BSD for $4500 and it's not near as nice as this one. Excellent work.

#41 1 year ago

This machine is correctly priced at $4500.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from gearheaddropping:

This machine is correctly priced at $4500.

I agree. Unfortunately for some this hobby has turned into “every pin is worth $5k or more”, even old SS games that 3 years ago sold for $1500 and under.

Which sadly is pushing people out of the hobby, and preventing others that can’t afford $4-$5k games from getting into it.

Game is priced great for being a BSD, and the work that went into it. radial_head ‘s post above was a good summation.

#43 1 year ago

I am surprised this hasn’t sold. If I didn’t already have one, I’d buy it.

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#44 1 year ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

Of all the machines I've owned, I've never looked at the rails and thought I need to replace those

When you go to the effort of sanding the cabinet back for hours, prepping it up, and installing new $250 cabinet decals, the last thing you want on there is 30 year old dinged up side rails. When for only $45 bucks you can have nice new shiny ones.

rd

#45 1 year ago

Same as elvis above, If I didn't have a nice one already, this would be my Christmas present to myself this year.

#46 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

When you go to the effort of sanding the cabinet back for hours, prepping it up, and installing new $250 cabinet decals, the last thing you want on there is 30 year old dinged up side rails. When for only $45 bucks you can have nice new shiny ones.
rd

BIG SERIOUSLY. Even if I’m doing a shop job and not a resto, I’ll replace side rails and lockdown bars if they’re available.

Of course I’m a Gottlieb guy so it’s usually warranted.

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

When you go to the effort of sanding the cabinet back for hours, prepping it up, and installing new $250 cabinet decals, the last thing you want on there is 30 year old dinged up side rails. When for only $45 bucks you can have nice new shiny ones.
rd

Man, you guys are really anal! Ha, just kidding, it seems more common than I thought.

Come to think of it, when I redid decals on an Indy 500, the rails did suffer some stress and if I did that again, I probably would swap them (sold that machine so can't go look at it now to see). Then again, that machine was beat, so it kind of reinforces my personal instinct, ha.

#48 1 year ago

I’ll be watching this sake. Looks fair enough to me!

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#49 10 months ago

I would like to buy this machine but the seller seems to have disappeared seeing as he hasn’t sold one on here, I’m getting cold feet

#50 10 months ago
Quoted from Xenon75:

white baby's sure don't bring what they used to in this day and age.

lolololo

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