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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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#3 1 year ago

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

#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...

#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.

#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?

#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.

#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.

#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?

#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.

#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.

#30 1 year ago

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

#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.

#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

#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 changeā€¦ 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.

#54 1 year ago

You'd NEVER understand.

#73 1 year ago

Never wanted to start this!

It is a ~$2,000 something pin. It's not like it is 10K over priced. If it's worth 2, then it's worth 2. If it's worth 2,500 then it's worth 2,500. I want it to have a good home and willing to deal with any honest person out there. I don't need my Savior's name used in vain. I find that extremely repulsive. As I said, my worth is not made up of a few hundred dollars. My worth is more in finding nice people in life. This thread has brought out many sour, bitter folks. I'd sooner donate this to a firehouse as a previous poster did than give it to a bottom feeding person. Many people have contacted me and encouraged me. Thank you to them. For those with POSITIVE comments, thank you too. I'm an honest person, who maybe only has had a couple pins. That doesn't make me a bad person. This is a nice pin, and it will find a nice home.

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