Quoted from pinnyheadhead:
Ah great pickup on the ghosted inserts. Hard to do a total count of them, but I bet stern would replace the PF if there was 10 or more. My SM PF was replaced in January. I was the second owner. Stern did not ask any qyestions of who bought it, where, when, etc. . Good service for me after the PF bloop.
So if one could get a new PF with all new parts on this game then it would be a super good deal. No?
Yea...that would definitely help. Besides the ghosting, that wear by the magnet and outlane (and who knows what else is hiding behind those bad pics) will definitely not clean up with some Novus. A new playfield would be the only way to fix all that, and like you said there is a good chance Stern would replace it based on the ghosting. If that happened, yes it would be a great deal (assuming the rest of the machine is nice...can't tell from these pics) If I were the OP, I would try to get it replaced before selling and definitely make more money on the deal. If I were a potential buyer, I would want to see the machine in person first to make sure there isn't cabinet bumps/bruises/scratches and make sure those side rails aren't scratched or dented. Can't see any detail in the pictures and the way the playfield looks, I wouldn't be surprised if they show wear also.
Again, the price is right for what it is, but it's definitely not the great condition and killer deal that so many are saying it is. There are issues beyond cleaning that are shown in the pics, and who knows what else could be lurking in the shadows. I'm a firm believer that not every machine needs to be a beauty queen and perfect, and the price here does reflect that. Just make sure you are actually looking at what you are buying, because "great condition" this is not.