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For sale: Fire!


By gordonshumway

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

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$ 2,650 (OBO)

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For sale: Fire!

Added: March 18th, 2019 Re-listed: 1 time (March 25th, 2019) Ended: April 3rd, 2019
Condition: HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only)

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Used Williams Fire! I'd rate the condition [phone number removed] Playfield is good to excellent, intact and original. New rubber and playfield glass. No electronic damage, box is solid and paint looks great. Everything works, including bell - which is shiny. Fire has a bunch of plastics in the play area. Only one building has a small crack at an attach point. Both ramps are cracked (as all do eventually). The ramps are available on the market, the building could easily be repaired to original. This is a solid version of Fire!


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#2 1 year ago

Oooof. When using cool whites goes wrong. Looks like winter is coming.

Won’t even get into price.

#3 1 year ago

What the heck do your comments mean? Love to know what your "price" means???

#4 1 year ago

I think he means your price is about 2x what these are going for (before you dropped price down). And that’s being generous.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

I think he means your price is about 2x what these are going for. And that’s being generous.

... and that the cool whites in that type of game fits about as well as this type of color on this type of car.

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#6 1 year ago

Wow, I see where this is going. That's really helpful. I've had offers much higher that "half" and turned them down. Sold the last Fire! for 3 and it wasn't near this nice.

As far as the lighting goes, my palette isn't quite that sophisticated. Must be 40+ years in the cockpit of high end jets that has made me color blind.

Thanks however for your comments...

#7 1 year ago

Sure you did

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Sold the last Fire! for 3 and it wasn't near this nice.

Cool story. Well now we know what kind of seller/flipper you are. GL flipping your 2x valued, terribly LED’d players games to unsuspecting suckers.

#9 1 year ago

Take that up with the dealer in Illinois. I didn't ask, he offered 3K. I paid 2600 for this one and I truly think it is of the 26+ value. I'm not here to add value to my thoughts. Quite honestly, I like the game enough to pull the ad. An extra few hundred will not make the difference in my life, but apparently it does in yours. I do NOT flip machines. I've owned exactly two pins in my life, both Fire! I actually like this one, except for the cracked ramps and the broken corner of the one building. Other than those two flaws, it is an exceptional pin. I've thought about going to Hutchins to totally revamp this one. I am looking for a buyer who appreciates the "low mileage original" that it is.

Thanks however for you humble opinion.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Take that up with the dealer in Illinois. I didn't ask, he offered 3K

No he didn’t.

No one did.

#11 1 year ago

Thats a clean Fire for sure. I agree cool whites maybe not the best look for this particular pin, but that doesnt really affect value in my eyes. Certainly looks like a $2-something Fire to me.

#12 1 year ago

After looking at your pics this is a pretty nice Fire at least in my opinion.

#13 1 year ago

Thanks for your POSITIVE thoughts. Does anyone know of a place to get the ramps and/or the upper left building new?

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Thanks for your POSITIVE thoughts. Does anyone know of a place to get the ramps and/or the upper left building new?

Look around for a set of CPR plastics for the ramps. They were part of the plastic set.

#15 1 year ago

So you’re selling at 2650 obo but passed up a 3k offer?

Somethings not adding up bucko.

#16 1 year ago

This machine actually does looks really good for its age, but I have to agree with them on the cool white lights...it just doesn’t look right. I would have gone with warm white for a more traditional look, but to each his own.

CPR has some plastics, but I’m not sure what is included in the set.

#17 1 year ago

No I didn't say that. I SAID I sold the LAST one for 3K. And it was NOT as nice as this one. You apparently don't read the entire post. It was a dealer in IL and he offered 3k, and then followed with payment for it, (pin #1). This Fire! is (pin #2), which is a much nicer specimen and I'm asking 2,650 OBO.

As I said, I really don't need to sell it, and certainly will not lose on it. It is a very fine example of Fire!, which is slowly becoming extinct.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

So you’re selling at 2650 obo but passed up a 3k offer?
Somethings not adding up bucko.

I am not sure why you are on this dude so hard.... he didnt say he passed up 3k, he said he passed up an offer for way more than the half others valued this machine at... re-read the thread.

How many Fires have you owned? I have owned two, and neither started off as nice as this one. Above average Fires arent super common around here. I dont know the seller, if I did I would give him a little playful shit for making his horses blue, but it is crazy the attacks he is getting for an above average machine.

#19 1 year ago

Thanks Ralph... I don't know you either, but only because you are also a Cheddar-head makes you one of my team. Thank you! It is a nice specimen and I'm happy to own it. After all of this banter, I'm sure to never ask opinions again.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

I am not sure why you are on this dude so hard.... he didnt say he passed up 3k, he said he passed up an offer for way more than the half others valued this machine at... re-read the thread.
How many Fires have you owned? I have owned two, and neither started off as nice as this one. Above average Fires arent super common around here. I dont know the seller, if I did I would give him a little playful shit for making his horses blue, but it is crazy the attacks he is getting for an above average machine.

I’ve owned ZERO fires but can tell you I’d never buy one with cracked ramps and buildings for over 3k which was his original list price.

#21 1 year ago

Ralph. I now see the blue horse(s). Being as though the previous (not me) owner did those LED's. What should I put in there. LED's through this whole pin wouldn't add up to $50, What should I put in?

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Ralph. I now see the blue horse(s). Being as though the previous (not me) owner did those LED's. What should I put in there. LED's through this whole pin wouldn't add up to $50, What should I put in?

Get rid of all the cool white LEDs in the game and replace them with warm white frosted... it will look great.

#23 1 year ago

No it was NOT over 3K. That was the last one. This one was listed at 2900 until tonight, then dropped to 2650. And Blackbeard. If you have all the answers, please tell me where I can get a new upper left building and spire. Niterider was KIND enough and gentlemanly enough to recommend CPR for the ramps. In the words of Bill Murray, "At least I got that going for me"...

#24 1 year ago

Thanks Ralph. Wish you were closer, I'd buy you a Rhinelander.

#25 1 year ago

I told you this would happen! I see you knocked $250 off your original price of $2900.

You need to keep going.

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

I’ve owned ZERO fires but can’t tell you I’d mever buy one with cracked ramps and buildings. Especially for over 3k which was his original list price.

Sounds like you will never own a Fire...lol...

A shopped $1500 Fire will have playfield wear, especially by the jump ramp, multiple broken buildings and ramps, and a cabinet with bumps and bruises. I have sold two Fires as described above at $1500 and it took 5 seconds.

Look at the pictures again, the devil is in the details, it is clear this game saw little time on route...

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

I told you this would happen! I see you knocked $250 off your original price of $2900.
You need to keep going.

I dont understand.... This has been on the market for one day....Its not like this machine has been here for 3 months.

Are you guys friends and you are giving him shit, or .... I am guessing you are looking for one?

#28 1 year ago

DB66: You offered me 1800? Get real. I offered to deal with you, not bottom-feed. As a few have stated, and I will add without knowing me or seeing anything but my pic's, this is a fine machine. Folk on this forum seem to think that everyone selling something is destitute. I'm not. This is a great pin and in unbelievable condition for its age. I initially didn't think I had room for two pins, maybe after this experience, I will find room to keep it. My initial hope was to find it a good home, but I'm not interested in giving it away or any more insults. My palette for LED colors, which I did not install, may be color blind, but that is chump change to buy. I honestly did not look at that as a selling point.

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

DB66: You offered me 1800? Get real. I offered to deal with you, not bottom-feed. As a few have stated, and I will add without knowing me or seeing anything but my pic's, this is a fine machine. Folk on this forum seem to think that everyone selling something is destitute. I'm not. This is a great pin and in unbelievable condition for its age. I initially didn't think I had room for two pins, maybe after this experience, I will find room to keep it. My initial hope was to find it a good home, but I'm not interested in giving it away or any more insults. My palette for LED colors, which I did not install, may be color blind, but that is chump change to buy. I honestly did not look at that as a selling point.

The high end for a Fire these days is ~$1500. Not $2650. If a game that is 32 years old has appreciated that much, then my WoZ must be worth $10k, right?!?

Like I said, I told you that people (very knowledgeable people) would chime in if you made this into a forum topic. Lower your price at least another $600 and then maybe people might start biting. But at your current price, you should take this somewhere else.

#30 1 year ago

As it says "OBO" . Belly up to the bar folks.

#31 1 year ago

This thing was originally listed over 3k I believe.

With the cracked ramps and buildings.

Fire is a 1500 pin all day long.

#32 1 year ago

Everything thing in life is worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Not what someone thinks it is worth. I told DB66 that it as not acceptable at 1800, Chime in. I'm open to honest offers.

#33 1 year ago

Blackbeard: I will NOT correct you again. I sold the last one for #3K. I listed this at 2950 exactly 10 hours ago. I dropped the price to 2650 upon recomendation by a trusted individual. Again, please read the script. You are NOT following it well.

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#34 1 year ago

$1800...and you swap the bulbs out.

Deal?

#35 1 year ago

4 pinsiders have wanted adds for a Fire, one is dirtbag.

#36 1 year ago

Mines listed for 1800, and this one is nicer. Nicer playfield, nicer houses, nicer ladder ramp area.

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#37 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Everything thing in life is worth whatever someone is willing to pay.

Translation: Some sucker housewife will buy it for their firefighter husband at $1100 over the max price.

I love people who prey on the uninformed. Hope it helps you sleep at night.

#38 1 year ago

DB. As I said, make an honest offer.

#39 1 year ago

Thanks Chuckwurt. And I may add, my high score on THIS machine Is 6.2

#40 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Blackbeard: I will NOT corrct you again. I sold the last one for #K. I listed this at 2950 exactly 10 hours ago. I dropped the price to 2650 upon recomendation by a trusted individual. Again, please read the script. You are NOT following it well.

I would stop wasting your time with these guys to be honest with you.... Its not worth your energy.... Good luck with your sale, it is a really nice looking fire, minus the cool white pallete... lol

#41 1 year ago
Quoted from pinbum:

4 pinsiders have wanted adds for a Fire, one is dirtbag.

Umm, okay?

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

I would stop wasting your time with these guys to be honest with you.... Its not worth your energy.... Good luck with your sale, it is a really nice looking fire, minus the cool white pallete... lol

I agree. It might be the nicest original I’ve ever seen to be honest. Above average for sure. Will he get $2600? No idea. But the game is nice that’s for sure.

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

DB. As I said, make an honest offer.

$1800 is pretty honest. If your machine was a Champagne, then I would entertain the $2650 price tag. You did nothing to this machine except put cool white bulbs in it which makes it look more like a Chicago winter than the Chicago Fire.

#44 1 year ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fire-at-station-45

I got this one for 1900$ then put some mild effort if pimping it. This is pinside my friend. Go to EBay if you wanna charge 2650, and it is not about the few hundred$.

#45 1 year ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

Translation: Some sucker housewife will buy it for their firefighter husband at $1100 over the max price.
I love people who prey on the uninformed. Hope it helps you sleep at night.

You listed a Twister at $2700 and a Royal Rumble at $2500.... and your busting this dudes nuts about a Fire you will clearly never own..... Is this bizarro world?

#46 1 year ago
Quoted from bladerunner:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fire-at-station-45
I got this one for 1900$ then put some mild effort if pimping it. This is pinside my friend. Go to EBay if you wanna charge 2650, and it is not about the few hundred$.

Is this Russ G's old Fire?

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from pinbum:

Is this Russ G's old Fire?

K7 got it for me, not sure from whom.

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

and your busting this dudes nuts about a Fire you will clearly never own..... Is this bizarro world?

This particular Fire, or all Fire machines in general?

#49 1 year ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

This particular Fire, or all Fire machines in general?

This particular Fire.... I dont disagree with your pricing on average Fires... look at the archives for reference... This isnt like those Fires...

Look at the paint quality of the cabinet, the inside of the coin door, the original playfield condition... This one hits the mark on all of those things and more.

The only negatives here arent terrible at all... slight touchup on left backbox, two cracked ramps, and one chipped building....and an easy swap of white leds.

This thing is a nice original survivor.

#50 1 year ago

I didn't put the bulbs in. They came with it. As I said, LED's (which really aren't bulbs) they are LED's came with it. I've priced replacements and it wouldn't set me $50 back - chump change… Replacing a playfield (which a guy in Milwaukee has new) will set you back $500. Plastic buildings (which are not available anymore) are impossible. The ramps (thanks to Niterider) are available. The bones that this machine offers can't be found anywhere! I bought this from a trusted folk who "claims" it was owned by a Chicago fireman. I can't prove that, but I can show a great example of a 1987 Fire! Either you are interested or you are not. I won't change your mind or anyone's. It's a 32 year old-soon to be antique. It works, it shows well and I think it's priced fairy. "OBO" means just that, make an offer. I won't insult you, please don't insult me. If a Fire! is what you want, then by all means make me an offer. If you want a new Gulfstream 650 and your budget can only afford a used 1970 Learjet 20, buyers need not apply.

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