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For sale: Congo


By Push600

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

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$ 5,200 (Firm)

Price is firm


for sale

For sale: Congo

Added: October 4th, 2017 Re-listed: 1 time Ended: November 15th, 2017
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

Item description

Beautiful Congo
-All metal tumbled/polishes
-Playfield polished to glass shine
-New ramps
-New rubber
-New lockbar receiver
-New coin door
-Color dmd
-Full led plus flashers
-Full tear down/shop
-Super clean
-Some touchups in cabinet black
Very nice
Plays perfectly
Dialed in 100%
$5200 firm


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Item location

Sunbury, OH, US


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#4 1 year ago

Nice Congo bump

#5 1 year ago

Thats a nice looking game....

#6 1 year ago

Yea. Firm

#7 1 year ago

Firm Bump! GLWTS

#8 1 year ago

Sounds Like he's firm!~

#9 1 year ago

the beautiful example of this game has me pretty firm too.

#10 1 year ago

One of the best pinballs out there. I'll never let mine go.mine came from the original owner. Really enjoyable pinball. Your going to miss it.....

#11 1 year ago

Congooooooooooooooo!

#12 1 year ago

Congo is a real gem!!

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#13 1 year ago

i must have gotten a hell of a deal because i bought one very similar to this if not better ( very little shooter lane wear) for $3800 this past summer .

#14 1 year ago

I sold my nicer one for 4200. I must have sold too cheap!!!

#15 1 year ago

Is this really a 5k game now? Geez I remember when you could get a TOM for that, now they are being pimped for 7500.

#16 1 year ago

I also sold a nicer Congo this summer for $4500. Maybe this title has went up in price.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

Is this really a 5k game now?

I guess it is if someone will pay that. It's like owning a million dollar error baseball card. You can tell whoever you like that it's worth a million dollars, but you still gotta find someone willing to pay you that much for it if you want the money.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from pinbum:

I also sold a nicer Congo this summer for $4500. Maybe this title has went up in price.

Must add mine did not have a color DMD.

#19 1 year ago

Bump for a damn good seller. I bought my last Drac from push and it was nothing short of amazing.

Only regret in this hobby is that I sold that game, it was that good.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

Is this really a 5k game now? Geez I remember when you could get a TOM for that, now they are being pimped for 7500.

I remember when you could get a TOM for sub 3k in 2010. Prices have gone up. This is a beautiful game. Glws

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from doublestack:

Bump for a damn good seller. I bought my last Drac from push and it was nothing short of amazing.
Only regret in this hobby is that I sold that game, it was that good.

Thanks for the positive comment. Much appreciated.

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#22 1 year ago

I remember when people didn't shit in other people's sale threads

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#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

I remember when people didn't shit in other people's sale threads

When was that.....

#24 1 year ago

You're right, never

#25 1 year ago

That's why I'm not on here much. Always the same people too.

#26 1 year ago

All you had to do is not put it in the form and spend 10 whole dollars then you wouldn't hear the BS

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from Geddy2112:

All you had to do is not put it in the form and spend 10 whole dollars then you wouldn't hear the BS

Didn't really know the difference. $10 isn't an issue.
It really doesn't bother me anymore about the negativity. The pics are proof of a nice machine. If it doesn't sell that's ok too.

#28 1 year ago

Great game ...and pretty rare.... miss mine
Glws

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from Push600:

Didn't really know the difference. $10 isn't an issue.
It really doesn't bother me anymore about the negativity. The pics are proof of a nice machine. If it doesn't sell that's ok too.

Nice game Worth every penny!GLWS

#30 1 year ago

Actually the $10 would only make the ad be featured and wouldn't block the shitters. GLWS looks like a very nice example of a fun game.

#31 1 year ago

Not sure why people feel the need to police the prices.
I mean how many Congos are for sale in Ohio? Anywhere? Ask the price you want and let the market dictate the sale. GLWTS

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#32 1 year ago

Everyone's always bitching & moaning about the price of pinball machines going up, but when one is pointed out, the be nice warriors come to the rescue. Either you like high prices or you own those titles and hope they keep climbing.

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from pinbum:

you own those titles and hope they keep climbing.

both! Bump

#34 1 year ago

I found..
you're only allowed to say nice things on pinside. So as long as that's the case you can post your opinion

#35 1 year ago

Beautiful game. Wish I was closer

#36 1 year ago

I sold mine this summer for a Metallica +1k just as nice with an unfaded cab and added pinsound board with flipper fidelity to a color dmd. He's high but not completely out of the ballpark

#37 1 year ago

I owned a congo and had it about a year. The volcano shot is a top 5 ramp shot for sure but the lower pf is an extremely lame slapfest. I also like the unique postition of the pops. I bought for 1700 and sold for 2800 and that was 2 or 3 years ago. Good luck with your sale.

#38 1 year ago

great guy and great seller
somebody wanting a nice clean congo as a keeper would probably be willing to pay this. you hardly see these come up for sale and when they do its normally a routed pos for 3500-4000!

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#39 1 year ago

Nice machine, excellent seller. I've bought a couple machines from him and they all played butter smooth, error free the whole time I had them. As for price, if you don't like it, then get out of the thread. Its great to hear some people bought/sold nicer and cleaner machines. That doesn't mean "your" machine is the standard that all other machines should be based on for price.

#40 1 year ago

I own over 50 games now and Congo is still a top played game in the house, bolted to the floor, and rare to find a nice one.

It has been funny to watch this title in particular. Lots of the old school collectors passed it over based on theme because they felt it was the weakest theme of the WPC-95 games. That was back in the day when they were sub 2k.

Reality is that it was always a rarer title so many had never even played it when they formed and opinon.

Then pinball shows got more popular and more people got exposed to the game. People realized it actually has lots of nostalgia, is a fanstastic shooter with some cool stuff, has some fun toys, and the B class movie is so out of date that now it seems more like a non-licensed theme. The game play is more choose your own adventure and when set up well is plenty challenging (I have owned mine for over 5 years I think and only made it to 100 diamonds 2x).

Quotable callouts, infections ear worms, and addictive to play 'just 1 more' (this is the game that often gets me in trouble if the wife is getting ready and I am just going to play 1 quick game of pinball before we leave...)

It was 2500
then it was 3500
then a few at 4500 that were nice.

Reality is that this is a very fun deck and still more loaded than any NIB pro coming out now. People look around, see remakes of top 10 games for 7k, NIBpros for 5400, and then a solid congo for less.

I can tell you honestly what one I would pick everytime...

I actually think Congo is still undervalued for what it is >> WPC95 (some of the best era in DMD B/W), rare (compared to others from that era), and just plain fun.

While we have seen the NIB pro market soften on the secondary, we still see good older games continue to rise in value.

#41 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinphila:

When was that.....

Edited because everyone is pissed and hates monkeys.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

I own over 50 games now and Congo is still a top played game in the house, bolted to the floor, and rare to find a nice one.
It has been funny to watch this title in particular. Lots of the old school collectors passed it over based on theme because they felt it was the weakest theme of the WPC-95 games. That was back in the day when they were sub 2k.
Reality is that it was always a rarer title so many had never even played it when they formed and opinon.
Then pinball shows got more popular and more people got exposed to the game. People realized it actually has lots of nostalgia, is a fanstastic shooter with some cool stuff, has some fun toys, and the B class movie is so out of date that now it seems more like a non-licensed theme. The game play is more choose your own adventure and when set up well is plenty challenging (I have owned mine for over 5 years I think and only made it to 100 diamonds 2x).
Quotable callouts, infections ear worms, and addictive to play 'just 1 more' (this is the game that often gets me in trouble if the wife is getting ready and I am just going to play 1 quick game of pinball before we leave...)
It was 2500
then it was 3500
then a few at 4500 that were nice.
Reality is that this is a very fun deck and still more loaded than any NIB pro coming out now. People look around, see remakes of top 10 games for 7k, NIBpros for 5400, and then a solid congo for less.
I can tell you honestly what one I would pick everytime...
I actually think Congo is still undervalued for what it is >> WPC95 (some of the best era in DMD B/W), rare (compared to others from that era), and just plain fun.
While we have seen the NIB pro market soften on the secondary, we still see good older games continue to rise in value.

Congo's a GREAT game, but not deep enough to stay around for very long. Nobody was playing it in my house, and I'd seen all there was to see, so it was time to go. This is a nice one, though!

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Yesterday before this Congo was posted?
It looks great, but at $5200 this is easily the highest priced Congo ever seen on Pinside, unless someone posted a NIB.
Just to put this in perspective...

Except for that one that was listed at 5900 up in Michigan. I think it's now down to 5300 or somewhere around there. Awesome game either way. He's high but he's just seeing what he can get.

#44 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Yesterday before this Congo was posted?
It looks great, but at $5200 this is easily the highest priced Congo ever seen on Pinside, unless someone posted a NIB.
Just to put this in perspective...

Completely inaccurate statement, here are at least 6 others from Pinside that are more, one is listed at the same price.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/archive/52081

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/54190

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/archive/53392

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/archive/40443

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/archive/39154

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/archive/27816

#45 1 year ago

I was on a hunt for a Congo for a LONG time and finally found one that never got listed on Pinside(fortunately cause I know it would have sold in a heartbeat). I can tell you I paid right around this price for it and couldn't be happier, one of my favorite games!

#46 1 year ago

You can easily spend +$5k on games worse then Congo. I think we're going to continue to see more "b-list" and "c-list" games increase in value, as people discover there are great games outside of the top-10 and top-100. When I entered the hobby, I could have purchased my entire current collection for roughly the same price of a Medieval Madness. Pinball pricing is weird!

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from Bud:

As for price, if you don't like it, then get out of the thread

To be fair, he could have easily disabled comments when he posted the machine. Pinsides always going to Pinside and I think prices would escalate much higher without the price police.

#48 1 year ago

Mine is in superb shape/color dmd/shaker.... I wouldn't part with it for under 5.

#49 1 year ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Mine is in superb shape/color dmd/shaker.... I wouldn't part with it for under 5.

So $5,000 will get it? Sounds like a better deal.

#50 1 year ago

Prices are up on a lot of games. Whysnow nailed it on Congo. It has a lot of unique, fun features and far from shallow. You have a bunch of multiballs, interactive volcano, different video modes, unique modes, and a really fun layout. Theme and music is great in my book. The jungle vibe with guerillas, hippos, diamonds, and an interactive volcano is all good in my book. True, the final wizard mode is weak and the lower playfield could be better but it all works. I like that it's a bit easy and nothing requires a lot of planning. You just shoot for what is fun and play out the modes. I don't know if any of my games are "bolted to the floor" but Congo could be my favorite game. It would take a lot to pry mine out of my hands. I bought mine for far less than $5000 but put a ton of money into it with repairs, new ramps, new plastics, rubbers, leds, etc. Pretty sure I have more than $5000 in it by now. Finding any Congo is not easy and finding a nice one is more difficult. Subtract $400 for the colordmd and $4800 is not unreasonable if you are honest. If you can find a nice Congo for much less than jump on it. GLWS.

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