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For sale: Taxi


By whitey

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

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$ 6,000 (Firm)

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For sale: Taxi

Added: December 24th, 2018 Ended: January 13th, 2019
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

Item description

This is the nicest taxi I’ve ever seen, every has been done , new playfield, plastics, ramps , cabinet,
It’s not a Hep but it looks like it
It’s flawless. Playfield was redone after getting from CPR, its plays perfect . It’s collector quality
Email me and we can talk about the game


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#2 1 year ago

Pictures are worth a thousand words.....but I don’t know if they would be worth your asking.

#3 1 year ago

I think there might be a real Taxi attached to this game

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I guess pics will tell us soon

#4 1 year ago

OP, you have been a member for 6 years. You know the drill with needing pics, now you’re the one about to be drilled

#5 1 year ago

How do I do that emoji with the eyes popping out?

#6 1 year ago

Is a real taxi included w/ the price & does the $6000 cover all the taxes associated w/ this transaction. I'd be there tomorrow to sign the title, only if I could see what I was buying.

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#7 1 year ago

I see where this is headed

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#8 1 year ago

(imogi with eyes popping out)

#9 1 year ago

Wow..... I like Taxi, appreciate quality....but gotta say 6k is a hard pill to swallow

#10 1 year ago

Does the cashbox have $3k in it?

#11 1 year ago

Stern came out w a taxi?!

It’s the Pro, right?

#12 1 year ago

Price isn't far off if the work is well done. Not sure why this one working some of you up.

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Price isn't far off if the work is well done. Not sure why this one working some of you up.

It was originally listed at $8K when most of the comments occurred.

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#14 1 year ago

License and registration, please.

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#15 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Price isn't far off if the work is well done. Not sure why this one working some of you up.

No. It’s far off.

A new pf doesn’t justify 3k extra.

W new pf it’s a 3k pin.

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#16 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

No. It’s far off.
A new pf doesn’t justify 3k extra.
W new pf it’s a 3k pin.

Simple fact is it will sell close to 6K and you stating it's over priced isn't going to change that if the quality of work is good. Start with a base game at $2200-$2500, new playfield at $800, new plastics 300 or so, another 800 for the playfield to be recleared if you can't do it yourself, 800+ or more in cabinet work depending on if it's a brand new cabinet or just completely restored, time and part to retumble or replace whatever is needed under and above the playfield. If you wanted to send a Taxi to get restored you are going to come in well above 6K in most cases and have to wait a year. People are not that patient and there's no reason to be if you can just buy a restored game rather then go through the process.

Now all that depends on the work. If it's as nice as stated it will sell. If it's low quality work that a different story. No pics so it's pretty hard to determine that.

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#17 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Start with a base game at $2200-$2500,

You
Lost me here.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

License and registration, please.
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Wow surprised it took you that long to post this.
The originality is amazing

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Simple fact is it will sell close to 6K and you stating it's over priced isn't going to change that if the quality of work is good. Start with a base game at $2200-$2500, new playfield at $800, new plastics 300 or so, another 800 for the playfield to be recleared if you can't do it yourself, 800+ or more in cabinet work depending on if it's a brand new cabinet or just completely restored, time and part to retumble or replace whatever is needed under and above the playfield. If you wanted to send a Taxi to get restored you are going to come in well above 6K in most cases and have to wait a year. People are not that patient and there's no reason to be if you can just buy a restored game rather then go through the process.
Now all that depends on the work. If it's as nice as stated it will sell. If it's low quality work that a different story. No pics so it's pretty hard to determine that.

Or, , , it won't. I'm not certain you can declare it selling near 6k as "simple fact."

I'd be willing to bet 4.5k on a super nice Taxi you could actually see. Would take a collector, with money, though.

Location, location, location?

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#20 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:You
Lost me here.

I'm not surprised.

Quoted from RonSS:

Or, , , it won't. I'm not certain you can declare it selling near 6k as "simple fact."
I'd be willing to bet 4.5k on a super nice Taxi you could actually see. Would take a collector, with money, though.
Location, location, location?

Almost every restored game is purchased by a collector with money. That's kind of how this works.

#21 1 year ago

$10k by Christmas!

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

I'm not surprised.

Almost every restored game is purchased by a collector with money. That's kind of how this works.

So, almost every restored game is purchased? Cool!

Look, I've owned Taxi, it's great, this invisible one is priced high. I hope you are right that it gets purchased if it is as nice as it sounds.

#23 1 year ago

If you are too lazy to post pictures most people are going to pass your ad by and won’t contact you. I’d be very surprised if this sells for $6,000.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

I'm not surprised.

Almost every restored game is purchased by a collector with money. That's kind of how this works.

6k for a taxi is asinine dude. Justify the price anyway you want, but it’s asinine.

Here’s some help to get your started: base game 1700-2000

#25 1 year ago

As a Taxi owner with CPR playfield, I'm rooting for this sale.

#26 1 year ago

Lots of free bumps. I think the OP did this on purpose; part of his diabolical master plan to keep it at the top of the forum.
He’s been around for six years and knows how it goes.
Stranger things have happened, but I doubt he’ll get anywhere near asking price without throwing up some pictures to back up his words.

#27 1 year ago

This must be the new stern Uber prem...

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from Chicoman:

$10k by Christmas!

Do I hear 11?

#29 1 year ago

Dbl post

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

6k for a taxi is asinine dude. Justify the price anyway you want, but it’s asinine.

as·i·nine
/ˈasəˌnīn/Submit
adjective
extremely stupid or foolish

Are you referencing the seller?
Or the potential buyer?

#31 1 year ago
Quoted from rollitover:

as·i·nine
/ˈasəˌnīn/Submit
adjective
extremely stupid or foolish
Are you referencing the seller?
Or the potential buyer?

Seller is asinine. Buyer would be moronic. Or idiotic.

But all somewhat synonyms of the same: stupid.

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Or, , , it won't. I'm not certain you can declare it selling near 6k as "simple fact."
I'd be willing to bet 4.5k on a super nice Taxi you could actually see. Would take a collector, with money, though.
Location, location, location?

I don't think you undertand the restored market. It would cost double what the seller is asking to get a HEP Taxi from HEP. If this Taxi is at or near the quality of HEP, $6k is not a crazy price. Your estimate of $4500 might not even cover the raw cost.

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

6k for a taxi is asinine dude. Justify the price anyway you want, but it’s asinine.
Here’s some help to get your started: base game 1700-2000

You're basically calling all buyers of professionally restored pins morons.

#34 1 year ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I don't think you undertand the restored market. It would cost double what the seller is asking to get a HEP Taxi from HEP. If this Taxi is at or near the quality of HEP, $6k is not a crazy price. Your estimate of $4500 might not even cover the raw cost.

But it's not a HEP...it looks like one though

#35 1 year ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I don't think you undertand the restored market. It would cost double what the seller is asking to get a HEP Taxi from HEP. If this Taxi is at or near the quality of HEP, $6k is not a crazy price. Your estimate of $4500 might not even cover the raw cost.

Well put - I'm halfway done with one and it won't be cheap when it goes up either....

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#36 1 year ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

But it's not a HEP...it looks like one though

Some just can’t list a pin or sell it on its own merits. They have to use someone else’s name or reputation as a marketing tool.

#37 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Some just can’t list a pin or sell it on its own merits. They have to use someone else’s name or reputation as a marketing tool.

And to make matters worse, no photos? Inappropriate...

snaroff

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Stern came out w a taxi?!
It’s the Pro, right?

That would be the $8k version

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

But it's not a HEP...it looks like one though

I know. And as such is cheaper. No such thing as a HEP pin for $6k.

#40 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Some just can’t list a pin or sell it on its own merits. They have to use someone else’s name or reputation as a marketing tool.

Take it as flattery. You've set the bar which others aspire to compare to. The seller equated you with flawless.

#41 1 year ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

You're basically calling all buyers of professionally restored pins morons.

That’s a stretch but whatever you think.

This thing is way, WAY overpriced.

#42 1 year ago

Ya'll know Santa is watching this thread too right? Don't be naughty, be nice.

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Simple fact is it will sell close to 6K and you stating it's over priced isn't going to change that if the quality of work is good. Start with a base game at $2200-$2500, new playfield at $800, new plastics 300 or so, another 800 for the playfield to be recleared if you can't do it yourself, 800+ or more in cabinet work depending on if it's a brand new cabinet or just completely restored, time and part to retumble or replace whatever is needed under and above the playfield. If you wanted to send a Taxi to get restored you are going to come in well above 6K in most cases and have to wait a year. People are not that patient and there's no reason to be if you can just buy a restored game rather then go through the process.
Now all that depends on the work. If it's as nice as stated it will sell. If it's low quality work that a different story. No pics so it's pretty hard to determine that.

must be his brother- in-law?

#44 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

That’s a stretch but whatever you think.
This thing is way, WAY overpriced.

No stretch at all. Customers pay minimum $10k for professionally restored pins, sometimes in excess of $15k. If, according to you, stupid moron level is $6k, what does that make the guys paying $10k-$15k?

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#45 1 year ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Take it as flattery. You've set the bar which others aspire to compare to. The seller equated you with flawless.

I would but truthfully these games listed this way are rarely if ever on the same level if you know what to look for.
Typically it is used cabinets,sloppy wiring,no added serviceability connectors ,generic wiring,no short protections etc.
Normally they are just playfield swaps with new decals a little or a lot of chrome or powder coating here or there.
HEP Taxi
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/taxi-2018-hep

Lets see this one inside and out head to toe and see if it truly looks like a HEP
If so $6000 is a great deal. If not leave HEP out of it and just sell your game. No need to include it in your for sale add unless you are selling one.

#46 1 year ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

I don't think you undertand the restored market. It would cost double what the seller is asking to get a HEP Taxi from HEP. If this Taxi is at or near the quality of HEP, $6k is not a crazy price. Your estimate of $4500 might not even cover the raw cost.

You are correct, I don't understand the restored market. As I said, good luck to the seller.

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

No stretch at all. Customers pay minimum $10k for professionally restored pins, sometimes in excess of $15k. If, according to you, stupid moron level is $6k, what does that make the guys paying $10k-$15k?

You’re putting an amateur pf swap into the same category as a HEP.

just stop.

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from Chicoman:

$10k by Christmas!

10k by Christmas, eh? 11 hours and counting on the east coast.

#49 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

You’re putting an amateur pf swap into the same category as a HEP.
just stop.

Have you seen the pin? Do you know who restored it? If not, you're trolling.

#50 1 year ago

Why don’t you two go get a room

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