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(Topic ID: 275004)

For sale: Houdini


By rbgorda

69 days ago



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  • 21 posts
  • 14 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 60 days ago by jokerpoker
  • Topic is favorited by 2 Pinsiders

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#1 69 days ago

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For sale: Houdini

Added: August 12th, 2020
Condition: NOB - New out of box (first owner)

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Houdini Pinball machine with custom topper and side blades.


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Vista, CA, US


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#2 67 days ago

I contacted this person twice with no reply , was skeptical they have no reviews. Now after taking a better look at the photos notice art blades missing in some photos.

#3 67 days ago

I havent had a reply either. I did ask about the pics of 2 different machines

#4 67 days ago

FYI, the close-up playfield images are stock images from AP's website. They have now been removed.

rbgorda Please only use photos from your actual game.

#5 67 days ago

This is s screaming deal....
Makes me think it could be to good to be true?
I reccomend cash on glass in person for this purchase.
Account is 3 years old. this ad is their first post. Not that this is suspicious, but does ad caution.

#6 67 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

This is s screaming deal....
Makes me think it could be to good to be true?
I reccomend cash on glass in person for this purchase.
Account is 3 years old. this ad is their first post. Not that this is suspicious, but does ad caution.

It is to good to be true , they took down the other 2 photos after I called them out.they go as far east and west or even out of the country looking for someone that needs it shipped , in this case I'm being ignored because I would be cash on the glass. Just beaware!

#7 67 days ago

Crazy that a game this good isn't driving high demand.

Oh well... buyer's gain!

#8 67 days ago

Only post on pinside in 3 years. Not a single comment, upvote/downvote or rating. Red flag, potential buyer be cautious.

#9 67 days ago

They did not take down the picture it was moderated out. Total Scam, funny this add got me to finally pull the trigger on listing my STNG as I was like see self see - you can get your Houdini for the price you want.

#10 67 days ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Crazy that a game this good isn't driving high demand.
Oh well... buyer's gain!

Just wait til people realize how rare it really is down the road

Probably 3 pirates out there for every Houdini

#11 67 days ago

Is Houdini officially out of production? Do we know how many were made?

#12 67 days ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Is Houdini officially out of production? Do we know how many were made?

I remember hearing a month or two ago that it was on the way out. Seems lime 750-1000 units? Which POTC is 1000.

#13 67 days ago
Quoted from wesman:

I remember hearing a month or two ago that it was on the way out. Seems lime 750-1000 units? Which POTC is 1000.

Ahh no. More 500-600 ish

#14 65 days ago

forceflow Hi mate just a quick question. As this add appears to be suspicious why do these types of adds just not get removed to save an unsuspecting person. If it’s dodgy enough to remove pix why not pull the whole ad and send OP a message they must use their own pix and repost. If it’s legit you would think they would! Not trying to be antagonistic just a genuine interest. Cheers.

#15 65 days ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

forceflow Hi mate just a quick question. As this add appears to be suspicious why do these types of adds just not get removed to save an unsuspecting person. If it’s dodgy enough to remove pix why not pull the whole ad and send OP a message they must use their own pix and repost. If it’s legit you would think they would! Not trying to be antagonistic just a genuine interest. Cheers.

All pinball Ads from now on should have an upfront fee.
2 things come from this;
Paypal paper trail is #1. You get a name, verified address.
#2....by charging a Fee for each pin listed you have the commitment from seller in advance they are serious about there ad. To pony up $25 bucks for every 5 thousand sounds fair and will avoid the bogus sales and ads.

#16 65 days ago

The seller is verified... maybe he/she is legit

#17 65 days ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

forceflow Hi mate just a quick question. As this add appears to be suspicious why do these types of adds just not get removed to save an unsuspecting person. If it’s dodgy enough to remove pix why not pull the whole ad and send OP a message they must use their own pix and repost. If it’s legit you would think they would! Not trying to be antagonistic just a genuine interest. Cheers.

Quoted from 27dnast:

The seller is verified... maybe he/she is legit

"Maybe" is the operative word. It's sometimes hard to tell the difference between a newbie and a scammer.

We typically nuke ads that are fake beyond a reasonable doubt. In this case, there isn't enough information to determine that at this time, though it is suspicious enough to keep an eye on.

#18 65 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Ahh no. More 500-600 ish

I remember them aiming for 500, then they seemed to extend manufacturing for 9 months or so longer.

Quoted from ForceFlow:

"Maybe" is the operative word. It's sometimes hard to tell the difference between a newbie and a scammer.
We typically nuke ads that are fake beyond a reasonable doubt. In this case, there isn't enough information to determine that at this time, though it is suspicious enough to keep an eye on.

Considering they have one post, and this thread is it, and they haven't posted in three days of this thread existing.....

#19 65 days ago

well have people contact them as if they are intersted and gauge if it's real or not.

#20 61 days ago

Hell...I was ready to get in the truck when he posted. But ahhh for not!! I have left 3 messages with no response. Hell, maybe they should do a courtesy safety check! After all....we are living with a WW Pandemic!!

#21 60 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

"Maybe" is the operative word. It's sometimes hard to tell the difference between a newbie and a scammer.
We typically nuke ads that are fake beyond a reasonable doubt. In this case, there isn't enough information to determine that at this time, though it is suspicious enough to keep an eye on.

Thanks mate. Appreciate your response.

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