Quoted from fosaisu:
Ok, so if you value the game at $3k with hypothetical $850 playfield included, you value the game as-is, with ColorDMD, at $2150 ($1,800 without ColorDMD). When’s the last time a Shadow went for under $2k, regardless of playfield wear?
The playfield will definitely deter some buyers, but your cost estimates are also way out of whack.
Yea, the last $1800 (less than $2k) shadow I have seen was 5-6 years ago when Rob up in NY had a beater that had large holes cut out of the cabinet and playfield was a wreck. I have seen some really nice shadows with no mods and no LEDs for $2800 but that was 4 years ago. A nice playing Shadow with loads of mods is going to run $3500 - $4500 all day plus people have woke up to the fact it is a killer game. Mike Chesnuts old Shadow sold for $7500, but is probably the nicest one around unless HEP has done one over the years.