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For sale: Fathom


By Niels

59 days ago



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  • Latest reply 57 days ago by Thor-NL
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#1 59 days ago

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For sale: Fathom

Added: August 21st, 2020
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

Item description

Fathom in original state, and all original parts. A dream to play on, with fantastic game-play. some minor wear and tear, but normal for a machine this age.
The machine is standing in the Netherlands.


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Oldenzaal, Overste, NL


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#2 59 days ago

I'll take it if I can pay you when it lands at my door. I am serious.

#3 59 days ago

Shipping to the US?

#4 59 days ago

Oh man. I want it.

#5 59 days ago

steal of a price even with shipping to US!

#6 59 days ago

Does anyone know or has anyone dealt with Niels previously?

#7 59 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

steal of a price even with shipping to US!

Assuming it's 3900 EUR, converted to USD today is 4594.22. Throw in $80 USD bank wire fee, $100 USD import fee, $400 USD shipping fee, and it'll bring you up to about $5100 USD.

Throw in the fact that it's brand new pinsider with only 1 post...it's a big gamble in my book.

Unless he has tons of references from reputable pinsiders or other enthusiasts, I would personally pass.

#8 59 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Assuming it's 3900 EUR, converted to USD today is 4594.22. Throw in $80 USD bank wire fee, $100 USD import fee, $400 USD shipping fee, and it'll bring you up to about $5100 USD.
Throw in the fact that it's brand new pinsider with only 1 post...it's a big gamble in my book.
Unless he has tons of references from reputable pinsiders or other enthusiasts, I would personally pass.

ah... was assuming 3900 USD and less that 4500 to door?

#9 59 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Assuming it's 3900 EUR, converted to USD today is 4594.22. Throw in $80 USD bank wire fee, $100 USD import fee, $400 USD shipping fee, and it'll bring you up to about $5100 USD.
Throw in the fact that it's brand new pinsider with only 1 post...it's a big gamble in my book.
Unless he has tons of references from reputable pinsiders or other enthusiasts, I would personally pass.

The new Pinsider is my biggest concern for sure. Too big a gamble for me.

#10 59 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

ah... was assuming 3900 USD and less that 4500 to door?

I mean...it could be? Each game that I've reimported has been their native currency, just my personal experience.

#11 59 days ago

condition: fully restored?

#12 59 days ago

if i were u id buy it
then tell us how it goes

#13 59 days ago

Without references be cautious. Otherwise buy away...

#14 59 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I mean...it could be? Each game that I've reimported has been their native currency, just my personal experience.

you are right that noobie pinside is biggest caution.

That said, the condition and price are a nice combo.
I see a solid BG, nice original PF, avg cabinet, appears to be functioning, solid displays?, and boards look good for age.

If there is a local pinhead, this is a no brainer.
Shipping... do the due diligence and it is a good deal if all real/works out.

#15 59 days ago

If it was local, it would already be in my truck! Always just out of reach. I tell myself that’s just part of the fun

#16 59 days ago

Take another picture of the right side of the cabinet (since it has a unique gouge in the letter F) while holding an index card with your Pinside name and today’s date written on it.

#17 59 days ago

$400 shipping fee? More like $700 from the Netherlands to the East coast.

#18 59 days ago

Seller/OP told me 700-1000 US air freight and 300 US sea freight.

#19 59 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Seller/OP told me 700-1000 US air freight and 300 US sea freight.

that is about right from what I had heard. Keep in mind that sea freight means you need to also pay for truck once it hits the harbor.
Better off to go air to you nearest major hub. Also better than 2 months of possible damage and salt water corrosion.

#20 59 days ago

Why would anyone buy from this seller? You may want to consider spending the $3900 on scratch off tickets. At least there is a chance you’ll get a return on your investment.

#21 59 days ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Why would anyone buy from this seller?

With a 6 hr time difference between US and Netherlands, maybe in 3-4 hours you'll have a reply.
If not well... let us know how it goes!

#22 59 days ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Why would anyone buy from this seller? You may want to consider spending the $3900 on scratch off tickets. At least there is a chance you’ll get a return on your investment.

I dont think that is a fair accusation.

It is possible this is all legit and many things seems to point that it is.
Sure there are normal red flags to vet, but to flat out accuse the person as a scam is wrong.

#23 59 days ago

Paid $650 to have a game shipped from the Netherlands to Chicago nearly 20 years ago, gotta think it would be way more then that now a days.

John

#24 59 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

I dont think that is a fair accusation.
It is possible this is all legit and many things seems to point that it is.
Sure there are normal red flags to vet, but to flat out accuse the person as a scam is wrong.

Maybe it’s a decoy.

#25 59 days ago
Quoted from Isjack:

I'll take it if I can pay you when it lands at my door. I am serious.

I guess I’m missing something here. Are you serious? It’s got to be a joke. Why in the world would anyone ship a game to you awaiting payment when it gets to your door.

#26 59 days ago

somebody buy it already
so we can find out if this seller is legit
or not

#27 58 days ago

Well if it seems to good to be true......

Seriously doubt that Backglass is original.

#28 58 days ago

I asked the seller a follow up question to my shipping cost question about 20 hours ago and haven’t received a response. I asked if he had any experience packing and shipping a pin.

#29 58 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

I asked the seller a follow up question to my shipping cost question about 20 hours ago and haven’t received a response. I asked if he had any experience packing and shipping a pin.

Have you gotten any replies to pm at all?

#30 58 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Have you gotten any replies to pm at all?

Yes. He replied to my question regarding shipping costs.

#31 58 days ago

Here’s the reply:

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#32 58 days ago

Looks like a legit reply.
I assume at the price he got quite a few PMs. Probably looking to find the easiest/hassle free sale. Possibly a local that can pick up?

#33 58 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Here’s the reply:
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Did he confirm price is $US not Euro?

#34 58 days ago

If you look at his response, it does say US$. I didn’t ask for any additional clarification. However, I did ask if he has any experience packing and shipping pins and have not received a reply.

#35 58 days ago

I would suggest anyone do your due diligence (like you would for any purchase).

At this point the only caution raised is that this is not some known pinsider.

#36 58 days ago

Hopefully, it’s a local buyer. $3900 is a great deal by itself but after shipping, potential damage to shipping, unknown seller, etc. the risk outweighs the reward. I gave it a lot of thought and it’s just not worth it. There’s always another.

#37 58 days ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

I guess I’m missing something here. Are you serious? It’s got to be a joke. Why in the world would anyone ship a game to you awaiting payment when it gets to your door.

If somebody would pay a brand new pinsider thousands of dollars with no references, maybe the inverse is true. Why in the world would anyone send thousands of dollars into a black hole?

It's more of a "statement piece" than an expectation that it would actually happen. But yes, if it were sent to me, I would seriously pay.

#38 58 days ago
Quoted from Isjack:

If somebody would pay a brand new pinsider thousands of dollars with no references, maybe the inverse is true. Why in the world would anyone send thousands of dollars into a black hole?

On the other side, why in the world would anyone send a pinball machine overseas with absolutely no guarantee of payment? I wouldn’t send one across town without some sort of promise.

#39 58 days ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

On the other side, why in the world would anyone send a pinball machine overseas with absolutely no guarantee of payment? I wouldn’t send one across town without some sort of promise.

That's the whole point of my original post.

#40 58 days ago
Quoted from Isjack:

That's the whole point of my original post.

We’re in agreement here!

#41 57 days ago

This post got really quiet really quick.

Any updates from the Seller?

#42 57 days ago

Seen this pin on a local advertisement site asking 4.000 Euro's.
Bids are at the moment 3.100 Euro
Think he will first try to get 4.000 local before going through the hassle of shipping.

(Think a Fathom will not be sold for 4.000 Euro in the Netherlands though ..... but thats my opinion )

#43 57 days ago
Quoted from Thor-NL:

Seen this pin on a local advertisement site asking 4.000 Euro's.
Bids are at the moment 3.100 Euro
Think he will first try to get 4.000 local before going through the hassle of shipping.
(Think a Fathom will not be sold for 4.000 Euro in the Netherlands though ..... but thats my opinion )

Just curious. Do you know the seller? Is he legit?

#44 57 days ago
Quoted from Thor-NL:

Seen this pin on a local advertisement site asking 4.000 Euro's.
Bids are at the moment 3.100 Euro
Think he will first try to get 4.000 local before going through the hassle of shipping.
(Think a Fathom will not be sold for 4.000 Euro in the Netherlands though ..... but thats my opinion )

I assume like most games... they sell for more in US than Netherlands ?

#45 57 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Just curious. Do you know the seller? Is he legit?

Sorry don't know him, so i can't vouch for him.

Quoted from Whysnow:

I assume like most games... they sell for more in US than Netherlands ?

Prices are going up here aswell (Pinside marketplace, and ebay are reference places here too)
But like you said, they are a bit lower still

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