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For sale: Flash HUO DOCUMENTED!!

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    #1 62 days ago

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    For sale: Flash HUO DOCUMENTED!!

    Added: June 3rd, 2021 Ended: July 26th, 2021
    Condition: HUO - Documented (Home Used Only)

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    Listed at $ 6,000

    Open for offers

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    I am listing this for a friend who does not frequent Pinside. As requested, I have uploaded photos of the circuit boards. Should, for you decide that the original backglass is not to your standards, I have a NOS glass available. This would be a separate transaction from the machine.

    Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to to add a HUO DOCUMENTED Williams FLASH pinball machine to your collection. My friend purchased this Flash from the original owner back in 2010 and has cared for it ever since!

    Almost everything on this machine is just like it left the Williams factory back in 1978. The flipper mechs have been upgraded to System 11 style for additional reliability and performance. Original flipper mechs will be included with the sale.

    The cabinet has never been touched up. If you prefer for the cabinet to be touched up, a professional touch up job will be performed at no additional charge. But, it's only one hundred percent original once. All Plastics are original, not any chip or broken plastic. Drop targets have been replaced with New Old Stock. Has just been fully shopped out and plays 100%.

    Have documentation to prove authenticity. If you're looking for a pristine Flash with providence to prove it's HUO status, look no further. Nothing available on the market today even comes close! Would consider a fair cash offer, or trade for anything of equivalent value. I had no specific reference regarding the price, so any reasonable offer will be considered.


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    #2 61 days ago

    Even being HUO, it shows wear around the inserts. If you get $6k for this I’d be very surprised. Good luck with your sale.

    #3 61 days ago

    Pictures of the boards would help to.

    #4 61 days ago

    The seller listing this machine is an A#1 guy. Buy with confidence.

    #5 61 days ago
    Quoted from Push600:

    Even being HUO, it shows wear around the inserts. If you get $6k for this I’d be very surprised. Good luck with your sale.

    True but it’s in really nice shape for a flash that’s never ever been been restored. That’s pretty minor wear for a game that’s blowout 90% of the time.

    #6 61 days ago

    I had one as well I sold a few years back. No documentation but the pictures speak for themselves. Yours looks very nice and GLWS

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    #7 61 days ago

    Let’s see a photo of the inside of the cabinet.

    #8 61 days ago
    Quoted from kklank:

    Let’s see a photo of the inside of the cabinet.

    You looking for a Flash? lol I may have one you know well.....

    #9 61 days ago

    Why does it matter that a game from 42 years ago is HUO if the cabinet and playfield are worn? Even if slightly. I just sold a Flash that was clearly routed (it had the tax stamps) and it looked much nicer. The cabinet was actually pristine, unlike this one. I rebuilt the targets with brand new, more reliable circuit boards, brand new sound board and cleaned up all the boards in the back box. Playfield protector, simple LED's... It will play great for another 40+ years. $1,700 out the door. Why on earth would someone pay $6,000 for a Flash? Especially if its original.

    #10 61 days ago
    Quoted from drypaint:

    Why does it matter that a game from 42 years ago is HUO if the cabinet and playfield are worn? Even if slightly. I just sold a Flash that was clearly routed (it had the tax stamps) and it looked much nicer. The cabinet was actually pristine, unlike this one. I rebuilt the targets with brand new, more reliable circuit boards, brand new sound board and cleaned up all the boards in the back box. Playfield protector, simple LED's... It will play great for another 40+ years. $1,700 out the door. Why on earth would someone pay $6,000 for a Flash? Especially if its original.

    More so how does a receipt prove HUO? Doesn’t every purchase have a receipt?

    #11 61 days ago
    Quoted from drypaint:

    Why does it matter that a game from 42 years ago is HUO if the cabinet and playfield are worn? Even if slightly. I just sold a Flash that was clearly routed (it had the tax stamps) and it looked much nicer. The cabinet was actually pristine, unlike this one. I rebuilt the targets with brand new, more reliable circuit boards, brand new sound board and cleaned up all the boards in the back box. Playfield protector, simple LED's... It will play great for another 40+ years. $1,700 out the door. Why on earth would someone pay $6,000 for a Flash? Especially if its original.

    I’m field this one:

    Anybody who has owned a Flash knows how janky these games can get after all these years. An HUO version is likely to be much less so.

    Plus there’s just something about an HUO game. They are super clean inside and out and generally have a nice, pleasing aroma. In 20 years in the hobby I’ve never seen an HUO Flash, that’s truly a very rare bird. And, it’s had professional attention with the flipper upgrades and such.

    No idea what it’s “worth” but clearly a premium over a regular old routed Flash. Looking at the underside of the playfield it’s pretty clear it’s HUO to me.

    #12 61 days ago

    My Flash was nicer, don’t know if it was HUO, but I felt lucky to get slightly over 1k. 6k for a Flash is just like wtf.

    #13 61 days ago
    Quoted from jkashani:

    6k for a Flash is just like wtf.

    Almost EVERY pin ad these days is like WTF ...

    rd

    #14 61 days ago

    This is the nicest HUO Flash I have ever seen documented. He was asking 6k 2 years ago (mentioned in the youtube comments)

    https://www.pinballpickers.com/pinballmachines/flash/home.html

    #15 61 days ago
    Quoted from Joydivision:

    This is the nicest HUO Flash I have ever seen documented. He was asking 6k 2 years ago (mentioned in the youtube comments)
    https://www.pinballpickers.com/pinballmachines/flash/home.html

    Thats a nice looking machine but the guy sounds like he is going to orgasm right on the game when he is describing/showing the beautiful playfield...

    #16 61 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I’m field this one:
    Anybody who has owned a Flash knows how janky these games can get after all these years. An HUO version is likely to be much less so.
    Plus there’s just something about an HUO game. They are super clean inside and out and generally have a nice, pleasing aroma. In 20 years in the hobby I’ve never seen an HUO Flash, that’s truly a very rare bird. And, it’s had professional attention with the flipper upgrades and such.
    No idea what it’s “worth” but clearly a premium over a regular old routed Flash. Looking at the underside of the playfield it’s pretty clear it’s HUO to me.

    Although there is definitely some truth to this statement, I have seen just as many blown out home use games from people that don't know how to care for them over the years. Doesn't necessarily apply to this game because I have not seen or played it in person. But its a very general statement to say a home use game from 30 to 40 to 50 years ago are cleaner and have less issues. If a person leaves the batteries in it too long while its sitting in the garage through brash winters and humid summers while there grandkids beat on it with a dusty playfield and rusty ball, it may as well be on route getting attention. Again, this has little to do with the condition of this game and more to do with the idea of old home use games. I have seen some amazing older home use games that look like they were in a time capsule. This just isn't one of them. And oh, its a Flash. I believe they made a couple handfuls of them. (regardless of my statements I actually really like this game).

    #17 61 days ago
    Quoted from BoJo:

    I had one as well I sold a few years back. No documentation but the pictures speak for themselves. Yours looks very nice and GLWS

    That game is beautiful. Never seen that note stapled to the inside of the lamp panel before.
    Edit: I mean the condition is beautiful of course, I don't personally care for the artwork on Flash.

    #18 61 days ago
    Quoted from Joydivision:

    This is the nicest HUO Flash I have ever seen documented. He was asking 6k 2 years ago (mentioned in the youtube comments)
    https://www.pinballpickers.com/pinballmachines/flash/home.html

    I don't know much about this game or story, but I will say this dude in the video bought a Firepower from a friend of mine. I sold my friend the firepower out of my arcade. It had been there for a least a couple years. I got it from a guy who got it from an operator. That said, the cabinet was beautiful, but the playfield had touch up in several spots. This guy came out and beat my friend up over the pricing ($1800 asking). My buddy stayed firm and the guy paid it. Two day later he relisted it for sale as a HUO for that silly price of around $6k (I don't remember the exact number).

    #19 61 days ago
    Quoted from drypaint:

    I don't know much about this game or story, but I will say this dude in the video you posted bought a Firepower from a friend of mine. I sold my friend the firepower out of my arcade. It had been there for a least a couple years. I got it from a guy who got it from an operator. That said, the cabinet was beautiful, but the playfield had touch up in several spots. This guy came out and beat my friend up over the pricing ($1800 asking). My buddy stayed firm and the guy paid it. Two day later he relisted it for sale as a HUO for that silly price of around $6k (I don't remember the exact number).

    #20 61 days ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Thats a nice looking machine but the guy sounds like he is going to orgasm right on the game when he is describing/showing the beautiful playfield...

    Yes, I should have pointed out the audio needs to be turned off before viewing & best to start watching at the 16 second mark to avoid that intro too.

    #22 60 days ago
    Quoted from drypaint:

    Although there is definitely some truth to this statement, I have seen just as many blown out home use games from people that don't know how to care for them over the years.

    Truth. I have a Grand Tour I restored that was in someones home for 40 years. The plunger was peened over 1/2" and the ball was rust covered.

    And for good measure the owners kid painted it maroon.

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