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For sale: Lord of the Rings

By mobilexx

4 years ago


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#1 4 years ago

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For sale: Lord of the Rings

Added: February 1st, 2017 Ended: February 3rd, 2017
Condition: HUO - Documented (Home Used Only)

Price

$ 6,999

Item description

THIS IS THE CLOSEST LOR YOU COULD FIND TO NIB, WITHOUT THE BOX...
IT IS AS IT CAME OUT OF THE BOX...IT SAT COVERED IN A ROOM SINCE PULLED OUT OF THE BOX, I DONT KNOW IF IT HAS EVER BEEN PLAYED...
MUST SEE !!!! PLAYFIELD HAS NEVER EVEN BEEN LIFTED, EXCEPT MAYBE WHEN TAKEN OUT OF BOX TO BET THE LEG BOLTS ...
WOULD TRADE FOR AN AC/DC PREMIUM...
20 MINUTES NW OF CHICAGO...
WILL SHIP


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#3 4 years ago

Box

#4 4 years ago

Great price

#5 4 years ago

Wish I was closer...meet half way?

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#6 4 years ago

Wasnt your price like $5500 a second ago?

#8 4 years ago
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

Was this like $5500 a second ago?

Yes it was but he must have gotten flooded with PM's. At $6,999 I'm out.

#9 4 years ago

Ya, I PM'd him at 5500 I was in, 6999 is too much for me. Claims he originally miss-priced it, which happens.......

#10 4 years ago

NOoB (New Out of Box) = New HUO term, regarding games of which neither of the terms is decidably distinguishable.

It is simply another example of a potentially home low use stock game with "less than 200 plays", none of which can be determined.

Actually increasing ironic when a person considers relevence in the current market.

Interesting description, but you may want to research your pinball terminology, and consult an English grammar book, dictionary and ettiquette guide before posting.

The ad as currently written makes the game sound incredibly unrealistic, unless you regularly install legs on a game with the playfield in maintenance position. I have never tried this myself, but it sounds rather challenging.

Can you teach an old Jedi a new trick?

GLWS.

#11 4 years ago

Wow,

I'm next to this suburb.

GLWS.

#12 4 years ago

why are you pricing a regular lord of rings for the price of an le? Does this even have mods? This should be priced around 5500 maybe 5800 on a good day!

#13 4 years ago

Price change.....NOT SO GREAT PRICE

#14 4 years ago

$10K by Xmas.

#15 4 years ago

This ad has a couple things that bother me.

How can someone say PLAYFIELD HAS NEVER EVEN BEEN LIFTED, EXCEPT MAYBE WHEN TAKEN OUT OF BOX TO BET THE LEG BOLTS ...

among other things in the ad that are over done.

#16 4 years ago
Quoted from ramsfan:

This ad has a couple things that bother me. That and a friend of mine agreed to buy it at the original posted price, only to get rug pulled out from under him.
How can someone say PLAYFIELD HAS NEVER EVEN BEEN LIFTED, EXCEPT MAYBE WHEN TAKEN OUT OF BOX TO BET THE LEG BOLTS ...
among other things in the ad that are over done.

Did the OP agree to sell it to your friend at that price?

#17 4 years ago

Yes, friend agreed to to buy it, poster went to move it to Pending Sale, when he realized he advertised it at too low of a price. Honest mistake? Maybe, probably, who knows? Maybe he got a ton of interest at the price he chose, and jacked it up much higher once he realized that. Maybe not, again who knows. Easy to give the OP the benefit of the doubt on this one, but it still stinks. I think the ad is ridiculously over stated on several things. Maybe that should be a red flag.

I am also jaded, as my friend is working on buying his first pin, and this is his second fail on a LOTR using pinside. On the other occasion he wired money for the sale, while arranging shipping, he got a call saying there was a flood above the game and the game was damaged. Good news he did get his money back, only to watch the same game be sold a few months (without disclosure or any evidence of flood damage) later at a higher price....

People - learn to make and honor commitments, it will serve you well.

Rant over.

#18 4 years ago
Quoted from ramsfan:

Yes, friend agreed to to buy it, poster went to move it to Pending Sale, when he realized he advertised it at too low of a price. Honest mistake? Maybe, probably, who knows?

too low of a price? he originally had it priced just right not too low. wasn't it priced at 5500? that's about right maybe a touch on the low side but not much. what do you think an huo lotr with no mods should be priced at?

#19 4 years ago

I mean if someone wants to pay $6k for this and that is fine and all, but this is completely stock. Put LED's in and it needs an LCD OCD so that would put you back around $300, color DMD $425, Palantir mod $150 and some other minor things and you would be at $7000. Then you play it 300 times and it becomes like any other HUO LOTR with mods which is not worth near $7000. And I own a HUO LOTR.

#20 4 years ago

Man this price jump in the last couple of months on this title is crazy. Reminds me of Iron Man(time for a vault edition Stern). Holy pinflation Batman. I do have to say that that shooter lane does look nice and it does look like a truly low play LOTR. I found one months back that also is extremely low play and pristine. I actually decided to keep it all original except for the Palintir mod. I like the golden look of the stock machine and I actually prefer this classic machine to stay stock. If I were to have the choice between a minty stock or a minty modded machine with LED's, I would choose the stock one. Not everyone wants mods, and sometimes mods do not add value.

#21 4 years ago
Quoted from PoppyCock:

too low of a price? he originally had it priced just right not too low. wasn't it priced at 5500? that's about right maybe a touch on the low side but not much. what do you think an huo lotr with no mods should be priced at?

You are misunderstanding my point. I agree the price was fair. My friend had a deal, and then he backed out and upped the price. Could be an honest mistake that he mis priced it, or could be that he got a deal real fast, and lots of other interest, and decided to back out of the deal and raise the price to try and get more. Who knows...

#22 4 years ago

I sold a modded HUO LOTR for $5500 about a year back...wish I didn't now. I wouldn't deal with someone who popped the price up though. Not cool.

#23 4 years ago
Quoted from ramsfan:

I am also jaded, as my friend is working on buying his first pin, and this is his second fail on a LOTR using pinside. On the other occasion he wired money for the sale, while arranging shipping, he got a call saying there was a flood above the game and the game was damaged. Good news he did get his money back, only to watch the same game be sold a few months (without disclosure or any evidence of flood damage) later at a higher price....

Who was the pinsider or can you link the FS add? I'd like to know whom this is (as I'm sure others would to) so we don't do business with them in the future. That is shady on multiple levels.

#24 4 years ago

This game is going to sit. No way anyone would give up $7K for a non modded LOTR. There are plenty on nice ones out there in the mid 5's. If I were the OP I would remove the ad and list on Craigslist for a month and see what happens. Then put it back on Pinside for $5,500.

#25 4 years ago

it went for sale on facebook around the same time for the $6999 price, so I would guess at honest mistake, too. I could totally see the disappointment, but I guess I lean toward giving benefit of doubt until there's a pattern.

I've seen him on Facebook a few times with items, no ones voiced and concerns there that I've noticed.

Now, he is in Illinois and probably a Bears fan, not a Packers fan, but that's a whole other problem.

my 2 cents

#26 4 years ago
Quoted from ramsfan:

Maybe he got a ton of interest at the price he chose, and jacked it up much higher once he realized that.

I have had this happen a few times before on for sale ads and when it comes to that I am out. There was a Pinbot local to me and I told the person I was interested and he came back at me saying there was a lot of interest and he increased the price on me. I am not getting in a bidding war. Once that happens, the seller won't hear back from me.

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