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For sale: Fathom


By NightMutilator

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

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$ 7,000 (OBO)

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For sale: Fathom

Added: March 28th, 2018 Ended: April 13th, 2018
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

Item description

Here I present a gorgeous example of the game with a gold CPR playfield which was just professionally installed alongside a complete restoration of the cabinet. I wanted to make this game shine, and shine it does... so much that I am afraid to play it since it looks so good. Thus why I am selling it. It should be in a good collectors home. Keep in mind I am flexible on the price if you have an offer...

The backglass is near perfect. Looks great!
Cabinet is sanded and re-painted
legs have been replaced with new hardware
CPR Gold playfield installed in December 2017
Has been at my home since pf swap with low plays


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Denver, CO, US


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#3 1 year ago

This looks awesome.

#4 1 year ago

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Gorgeous game! GLWS

looks like you found your Fathom Tiger!!! Better jump on this one quickly!

#7 1 year ago

Seller is a good guy and has a long time, excellent reputation in the Denver area.

#8 1 year ago

Looks great is this my old one with a new playfield and cabinet? Do you still have the orginal playfield? Looks awesome! Bump for a good guy.

#9 1 year ago

Damn, would love to own one.....glws

#10 1 year ago

One of the most beautiful machines ever made, and what a magnificent example. GLWS, too far away for me sadly!

#11 1 year ago

Ryan a solid guy & that Fathom looks sweet buy with confidence

#12 1 year ago

Beautiful pin and a great game, GLWS! I am glad I have an extremely nice sample of this game already or we'd be talking...

#13 1 year ago

nightmutilator I suggest posting some more and better pictures of the game if you want to sell it sooner rather than later.

Any possible buyer is going to want to see lots more and in good lighting. Underside of pf, boards, backside of glass, more of the cabinet repaint, etc...

The price is fair to good if the swap ad refurb was done well, but the photos will sell it quicker.

#14 1 year ago

Holy death dive! You mean to tell me that if I work hard enough my Fathom can look like that?! Just outstanding

#15 1 year ago

Another sales tool is a video. Here is a GoPro video I shot after dialing mine in after restoration...

snaroff

#16 1 year ago

Very impressive. One day ...

#17 1 year ago

Wish I didn't have common sense or I'd be all over this one.
Glwts.

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#18 1 year ago

I don't get it. Sorry to crap on the post. Can someone explain how this is worth 7500?

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from eabundy:

I don't get it. Sorry to crap on the post. Can someone explain how this is worth 7500?

Desire is a powerful thing...

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Desire is a powerful thing...

Who desires to throw money out the window?

#21 1 year ago

Popularity and scarcity has driven the price up.

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from eabundy:

I don't get it. Sorry to crap on the post. Can someone explain how this is worth 7500?

$7500 is the asking price. Doesn't mean it will sell for that but it's not an overly uncommon price for a restored fathom. Also having a nice original BG is a big plus on these. Although not as important as it used to be with the recent PPS release. It's pretty simple, it's a hard to find, low production game, that is highly desired, and it's fully restored.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Popularity and scarcity has driven the price up.

Ignorance and stupidity has too.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

Ignorance and stupidity has too.

If someone wants it and can afford it why do you care. I'm sure you've never spent any money on something stupid before.

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

$7500 is the asking price. Doesn't mean it will sell for that but it's not an overly uncommon price for a restored fathom. Also having a nice original BG is a big plus on these. Although not as important as it used to be with the recent PPS release. It's pretty simple, it's a hard to find, low production game, that is highly desired, and it's fully restored.

My issue is the parts to make a trashed fathom nice are still around if you know where to look, this fathom is NOT mint. It's pretty damn nice, but when you put it next to a NIB Jersey Jack or LE Stern game I don't get it. Now if HEP did this restore I could see the asking price. But this is NOT a HEP restore, or near his quality by any means.

GLWYS

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

If someone wants it and can afford it why do you care. I'm sure you've never spent any money on something stupid before.

Well actually, I bought a 5th Gen Camaro and blew the engine in it for the same money as this Fathom- does that count?

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#27 1 year ago

Lol. This whole forum and hobby is about stupid, over priced luxury items. You new?

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from eabundy:

My issue is the parts to make a trashed fathom nice are still around if you know where to look, this fathom is NOT mint. It's pretty damn nice, but when you put it next to a NIB Jersey Jack or LE Stern game I don't get it. Now if HEP did this restore I could see the asking price. But this is NOT a HEP restore, or near his quality by any means.
GLWYS

Base game will be 3500-4000, playfield is another 1k. Add in another 500-1500 for parts, etc. Add in labor and you get there pretty quick. I'm not saying this game is or is not worth $7500 but its certainly a lot harder to obtain then any stern or JJP game. If it was HEP restore it would cost a lot more then $7500.

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Lol. This whole forum and hobby is about stupid, over priced luxury items. You new?

500+ pins through my door frames, I'd say I'm anything but new.

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

Well actually, I bought a 5th Gen Camaro and blew the engine in it for the same money as this Fathom- does that count?

Sure does, but I bet you had a hell of a good time.

#31 1 year ago

Hate to be the price pumping police but, dear god, look at how many of you people commenting own a fathom. Pump the brakes and speak to the game being good but don't exaggerate the price as being good.

#32 1 year ago

If I'm paying over 5k for an 80s bally, I would like to assume the cabinet would be free of planking, the switches adjusted properly, all the lights working, and the spinner wouldn't look like it came off a world warI battlefield. But thats just me.

I get the desire vs value vs demand in this hobby, I've bought and sold hundreds of machines, but I take pride in giving someone VALUE when it's time to for it to leave. Where exactly is the value in this? To me, it's like here is a hard to find machine, now BEND OVER if you really want it..

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from eabundy:

If I'm paying over 5k for an 80s bally, I would like to assume the cabinet would be free of planking, the switches adjusted properly, all the lights working, and the spinner wouldn't look like it came off a world warI battlefield. But thats just me.
I get the desire vs value vs demand in this hobby, I've bought and sold hundreds of machines, but I take pride in giving someone VALUE when it's time to for it to leave. Where exactly is the value in this? To me, it's like here is a hard to find machine, now BEND OVER if you really want it..

This doesn't read like someone sorry to crap on a post. Probably could have just lead with this.

#34 1 year ago
Quoted from roar:

This doesn't read like someone sorry to crap on a post. Probably could have just lead with this.

Agreed, will do next time.

#35 1 year ago

What a nice example for the next remake after the next remake!

#36 1 year ago

Must be a huge room behind that door.

Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

500+ pins through my door frames, I'd say I'm anything but new.

#37 1 year ago

You forgot the beat up apron and the missing original instruction cards and missing coin door decal.

This is a $5500 game to me, give or take. Maybe higher if i was actually hunting for one of these but i'm not since i already have one.

Quoted from eabundy:

If I'm paying over 5k for an 80s bally, I would like to assume the cabinet would be free of planking, the switches adjusted properly, all the lights working, and the spinner wouldn't look like it came off a world warI battlefield. But thats just me.
I get the desire vs value vs demand in this hobby, I've bought and sold hundreds of machines, but I take pride in giving someone VALUE when it's time to for it to leave. Where exactly is the value in this? To me, it's like here is a hard to find machine, now BEND OVER if you really want it..

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from Capinball:

Hate to be the price pumping police but, dear god, look at how many of you people commenting own a fathom. Pump the brakes and speak to the game being good but don't exaggerate the price as being good.

If this is directed at me I never commented on the price being good other then saying it's not that unusual. The condition and quality of the restore will decide what it's worth as people will be picky with one listed at the upper end of the range. Restored Fathoms bringing $7500 is not all that rare at all. People will have to decide for themselves what this one is worth. I saw a really nice one last year at TPF that was a 1 year old super nice restore that went for the low 5's. I've seen others just finished up go for $6500-8000 pretty much in the blink of an eye. Some crazy high end ones have brought over 10K in the last year or so. It's a desirable game but like always the market will determine what it's actually worth.

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#39 1 year ago

I for one, can't fathom this price.

#40 1 year ago

If I knew you were gonna sell this I may not have sold you that playfield. GLWS bump.

#41 1 year ago

To me, Fathom is just Flash on juice.

I love the standups, but the pin itself doesn't do much for me.

GLWTS op

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

I for one, can't fathom this price.

Whoa, thats deep.

#43 1 year ago

Man, the seller listed it "OBO". Even if the listing price is on the high side (which is hard to determine with the photos above), nice Fathom's don't come up very often. A-list 80's pin restorations are in high demand. I could sell by Centaur and Fathom for 7k-ish with no problem (I've been solicited many times over the past couple years). The trick with 80's pins restorations is dialing them in. For Fathom, it took me a year to get it to play exactly how I wanted. The implicit drop targets were state-of-the-art for this time period (i.e. drops that can be programmed to drop without striking them). Fairly complex under the hood...

For those of you that have never restored a pin, it's EXPENSIVE...let's say a base game cost 3k. Add 2-3k in parts and 2k labor. 7-8k. Unlikely anyone is getting rich at this price!

snaroff

#44 1 year ago

I would say a base fathom core is 4k right nowand that is if you can even find one...

It is easy to then crunch numbers on a restoration and parts start adding up. I see 6k in base and main parts. No comment on the quality of the refurbish as I would need more picks or to see it in person.

#45 1 year ago

Sorry, but a poor restoration. Look at the side of the cabinet. What are those long gouges. Paint color way off. Whoever did that cab should be shot. Wasted.

#46 1 year ago

I don’t want to bash on this, but this not restored. Dents in coin door, maybe rails
Already went over the cab, it’s worse after painting. Warning. ...what you don’t see is worse. Under playfield, inside cab,...etc.

#47 1 year ago

A truly restored Fathom will go for this price. This one ain’t even close.

#48 1 year ago

It’s a pig with lipstick. Look at the coin door bezel closely. Rusty deformed coin return button. This game is not restored. I’m sure inside the cab and backbox is worse.

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#49 1 year ago
Quoted from jj44114:

Warning. ...what you don’t see is worse. Under playfield, inside cab,...etc

How do you know? Have you seen pics?

#50 1 year ago

Now that i look, the apron is crap too. I can’t believe anyone is praising this. All you got here is the playfield, and based on the poor quality of everything else, it’s not worth $4k

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