(Topic ID: 211862)

For sale: Gator


By Betsy

4 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 38 posts
  • 32 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 months ago by Atari_Daze
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 8 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

47DB70BC-EB0A-42A8-9EE3-D54F9B65345F (resized).png
5DF2E314-F654-4D0D-9946-025D7C835B6D (resized).jpeg
Choot Em! (resized).png
8D869645-973B-443A-8A03-10F7EC6B350D (resized).jpeg
96BF6610-F0F3-4ACF-B577-F2E769200012 (resized).jpeg
60DBB381-19A1-42CA-97EC-925F63B9E671 (resized).jpeg
CF8B0BB2-587C-4DE5-8CF8-BE4EE32A4EEC (resized).jpeg
DB440C9C-4FAE-42F5-8615-92608F3ED6E9 (resized).jpeg

This topic is linked to a classified ad.

The Marketplace Ad Listing this topic was linked to has expired.

-1
#1 4 months ago

EXPIRED

Expired ad

Pinside keeps a record of old ads in its Market Archive, for historical purposes and as a price reference. This ad has been ended by its seller and is now archived.


Price

$ 5,000 (Firm)

Price is firm

for sale

For sale: Gator

Added: March 9th, 2018
Condition: Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean

Item description

Bally gator 1969 good condition pinball machine.


Item photos

DB440C9C-4FAE-42F5-8615-92608F3ED6E9 (resized).jpeg
CF8B0BB2-587C-4DE5-8CF8-BE4EE32A4EEC (resized).jpeg
60DBB381-19A1-42CA-97EC-925F63B9E671 (resized).jpeg
96BF6610-F0F3-4ACF-B577-F2E769200012 (resized).jpeg
8D869645-973B-443A-8A03-10F7EC6B350D (resized).jpeg

Photos not showing? Make sure your ad blocker plugin is not hiding them.


Contact

Note! This is an expired ad.


Item location

Chesterton, IN, US


Seller insights

These are Betsy's all time market stats.

All ads

0
0

Archived ads

0
0

Success

0
0

Feedback score

0
N/A

Go to Betsy's stats page



#2 4 months ago

$10K by Christmas

#3 4 months ago

Betsy, you should rethink that price. It will never sell. You'd be lucky to get $500.

Or maybe you hit one too many 0's on accident?

#4 4 months ago

Great price!

#5 4 months ago

No wiggle room on that 5K asking price huh?

I would have loved to have been in that room when someone was convincing old Betsy that this pin was worth $5000 and NOT a penny less.

"Hey!, I know pinball and I wouldn't let that thing go for less than 5 large!"

#6 4 months ago

Likely another scammer post?

I got a SBM, I'd let it go for a mere $4900 !

#7 4 months ago

I can offer a HUO documented Nip It!

It is in pristine condition. Plug and play.

Let me know your thoughts on a trade. I'd need cash my way. I list my Nip It at $5200.00.

Thanks and GLWTS!

#8 4 months ago

If it was LED'd, then MAYBE you could get 5k

#9 4 months ago

Looks HUO!

#10 4 months ago

2,120 made not that uncommon for a 1969 Bally. I have seen it in some collections and sold by some.

#11 4 months ago

Again, you can ASK any price you want. You just got to find the sucker, er I mean person to pay it.

John

#12 4 months ago
Quoted from TxJay:

No wiggle room on that 5K asking price huh?

This aint no Wiggler, it's a Gator!

#13 4 months ago

Tough decision any stern pro or a gator.

#14 4 months ago

I'll take 2!

#15 4 months ago

How the F--- does this keep happening? Multiple times a week!

#16 4 months ago

HA, 10k by Christmas there C_B !!

#17 4 months ago

Dammit! I left 4850 on the table last gator I sold

#18 4 months ago

Is Betsy your real name?

#19 4 months ago

Choot Em! (resized).png

#20 4 months ago

Chris, I mean Betsy; I wish I was closer......

#21 4 months ago

pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-no-good-gofers-24

Another one???

#22 4 months ago

where are the coin entrance chutes? Must be one of them “prototypes” No wonder it’s 5k

#23 4 months ago

This pinflation........ is really making me rethink this hobby......

#24 4 months ago

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

#25 4 months ago

Good luck.
Game has been modified for home use, and parts removed from the coin door with a swap out.
Other than that (without further inspection) the game looks to be in excellent condition overall for being nearly 50 years old.
This looks to be a "project+ title" for a restorer overall.

Many people might not have had the chance to play this Ted Zale "zipper flipper" title, but it is nowhere near the top of the list of all his designed games regarding features. Very open playfield design. Even the rare German export, Alligator, does not command anywhere near this value, even if fully restored. I speak from experience as I own both versions and there are differences in the design mechanics, not just cosmetics of both titles.

Ted Zale games of this nature do seem to be continuing to rise in popularity out of various amounts of game "enlightenment".
Keep flipping.

#26 4 months ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

Good luck.
Game has been modified for home use, and parts removed from the coin door with a swap out.
Other than that (without further inspection) the game looks to be in excellent condition overall for being nearly 50 years old.
This looks to be a "project+ title" for a restorer overall.
Many people might not have had the chance to play this Ted Zale "zipper flipper" title, but it is nowhere near the top of the list of all his designed games regarding features. Very open playfield design. Even the rare German export, Alligator, does not command anywhere near this value, even if fully restored. I speak from experience as I own both versions and there are differences in the design mechanics, not just cosmetics of both titles.
Ted Zale games of this nature do seem to be continuing to rise in popularity out of various amounts of game "enlightenment".
Keep flipping.

Thats actually an interesting tidbit about them having different mechanical design mr knight! I saw some mention online about it only being a spelling difference on glass for other language sake, but wondered.

#27 4 months ago

5DF2E314-F654-4D0D-9946-025D7C835B6D (resized).jpeg

#28 4 months ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

Tough decision any stern pro or a gator.

Well, this MIGHT be better built than a new Stern??? Just sayin

#29 4 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Well, this MIGHT be better built than a new Stern??? Just sayin

Instead of ghosting, is it gatoring?

#30 4 months ago

Well, if you look at recent eBay auctions I believe she is providing a great value.

#31 4 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Well, this MIGHT be better built than a new Stern??? Just sayin

Probably plays better too.. orbit, orbit, ramp, ramp. Ramp, orbit, ramp, orbit. Ramp, ramp, orbit, orbit!!! Jackpot!!!

#32 4 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

Well, this MIGHT be better built than a new Stern??? Just sayin

All these Bally games are built better than post 1999 Sterns. That is why many survived the EM purge in the late 1970s. Both mechanically, materials, and structurally. Gator is not nearly as complex in terms of parts and design as other "zipper flipper" games of the same period. Spare parts are even available for general requirements.

#33 4 months ago

Is it hardened against an EMF attack?

#34 4 months ago

I know we can be a tough crowd for new users that only come to pinside and try to sell a machine but I would pay $300- if this were local. Just saying
-Mike

#35 4 months ago

Well, I threw a PM offer of slightly more than 300 yesterday right after the original post. Shocked that I have yet to get a reply

#36 4 months ago

Gator approves this game.

47DB70BC-EB0A-42A8-9EE3-D54F9B65345F (resized).png

#38 4 months ago

Man I can't believe this one is still available.

This topic is linked to a classified ad.

The Marketplace Ad Listing this topic was linked to has expired.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside