For sale: Gator


By Betsy

1 month ago


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#1 45 days ago

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For sale: Gator

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

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Bally gator 1969 good condition pinball machine.


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Chesterton, IN, United States


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#2 45 days ago

$10K by Christmas

#3 45 days 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 45 days ago

Great price!

#5 45 days 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 45 days ago

Likely another scammer post?

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

#7 45 days 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 45 days ago

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

#10 44 days ago

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

#11 44 days 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 44 days ago
Quoted from TxJay:

No wiggle room on that 5K asking price huh?

This aint no Wiggler, it's a Gator!

#13 44 days ago

Tough decision any stern pro or a gator.

#14 44 days ago

I'll take 2!

#15 44 days ago

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

#16 44 days ago
Quoted from bkbirge:

I'll take 2!

HA, 10k by Christmas there C_B !!

#17 44 days ago

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

#18 44 days ago

Is Betsy your real name?

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#20 44 days ago

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

#21 44 days ago

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

Another one???

#22 44 days ago

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

#23 44 days ago

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

#24 44 days ago

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

#25 44 days 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 44 days 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.

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#28 44 days ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

Tough decision any stern pro or a gator.

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

#29 44 days ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

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

Instead of ghosting, is it gatoring?

#30 44 days ago

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

#31 44 days 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 44 days 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 44 days ago

Is it hardened against an EMF attack?

#34 44 days 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 44 days 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 44 days ago

Gator approves this game.

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#38 43 days ago

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

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