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For sale: Varkon

By j0novision

56 days ago


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#1 56 days ago

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For sale: Varkon

Added: 2024-05-22 21:39:40 UTC • Ended: June 11th, 2024
Condition: As is

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$ 6,500 (OBO)

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As is, cash only, no shipping.


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Troy, MI, US



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#2 56 days ago

$1500 game right there.

#3 56 days ago

All pricing aside it doesn’t help the cleanest thing in that video is the freshly seal-coated asphalt.

#4 56 days ago

Honestly, this is a troll ad, right?

#5 56 days ago

at least
take time
wipe a rag over it
then
u can sell it as
shopped

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#8 56 days ago

Shit, this is an arcade. Wrong website for selling.

#9 56 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Shit, this is an arcade. Wrong website for selling.

I'd disagree. It's Hybrid Pinball. But you probably should get a good read over on the KLOV thread linked above. You know; Pinside member 12 days and all.

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#10 56 days ago

Varkon sucks. Rarity doesn't make it fun at all.

#12 56 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Shit, this is an arcade. Wrong website for selling.

It's still pinball. Same category as baby pacman, granny & the gators, and caveman.

All oddball experimental games from the 80s that tried to merge arcade with pinball. As Bob said--hybrids.

#13 56 days ago
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#14 56 days ago

No one from Michigan loves Jamaal Charles that much.

Oh and, 'Berminham's in Troy. '

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#15 56 days ago
Quoted from mnpinball:

$1500 game right there.

I think it will sell for a lot more personally.

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#16 56 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

All pricing aside it doesn’t help the cleanest thing in that video is the freshly seal-coated asphalt.

I’m going to let whoever buys it do everything. Once I start cleaning it I’ll end up wanting to keep it.

#17 56 days ago
Quoted from CoolCatPinball:

Honestly, this is a troll ad, right?

No it’s a real game for sale.

#18 56 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Shit, this is an arcade. Wrong website for selling.

I don’t think your statement is accurate.

#19 56 days ago
Quoted from BobLangelius:

I'd disagree. It's Hybrid Pinball. But you probably should get a good read over on the KLOV thread linked above. You know; Pinside member 12 days and all.

I can’t post the game for sale here without becoming a member.

#20 56 days ago
Quoted from Pablito350:

Varkon sucks. Rarity doesn't make it fun at all.

I’ve never played it. Like all other games I’m sure it gets old.

#21 56 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

No one from Michigan loves Jamaal Charles that much.
Oh and, 'Berminham's in Troy. '

My favorite running back.

#22 56 days ago
Quoted from BobLangelius:

I'd disagree. It's Hybrid Pinball. But you probably should get a good read over on the KLOV thread linked above. You know; Pinside member 12 days and all.

I stand corrected. I just saw the upright cabinet and have never once heard anyone discuss this game in any way like you do baby pacman and granny.

#23 56 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

I stand corrected. I just saw the upright cabinet and have never once heard anyone discuss this game in any way like you do baby pacman and granny.

I agree that it is definitely even less traditional than those cabinets, due mostly to upright format, the half silvered mirror and the joysticks.

#24 56 days ago

Definitely a rarity in "barn fresh" condition. No idea what pricing should be tbh.

#25 56 days ago

After reading the KLOV threads yeah...seller is an absolute scumbag.

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#27 56 days ago

Price drop $7300.

#28 56 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

After reading the KLOV threads yeah...seller is an absolute scumbag.

I thought this all sounded familiar...

#32 55 days ago

What an unfortunate situation. A highly collectible rare title, but neglected to the point of decay. Read more and see it being solicited for profiteering.

Cheer up fellow collectors, plenty of rare titles have been popping up lately.

#33 55 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

Shit, this is an arcade. Wrong website for selling.

You’ve clearly never played it. Should try it. It’s actually pinball in an arcade cabinet. Uses joysticks for the flippers instead of traditional buttons and a mirror so you can see the action.

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#34 55 days ago

Hi all.
I the buyer that he ripped off and abused
& continues to be rude to me and everyone on KLOV, + left me almost $500 down and still hasn’t made me whole, only lies and insults)

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO READ THESE THREADS & DO NOT GIVE HIM 1cent FOR THIS!

https://forums.arcade-museum.com/threads/let%E2%80%99s-check-out-my-barn-find-varkon.530366/

https://forums.arcade-museum.com/threads/varkon-by-williams-7300-located-southeastern-michigan.537547/

Jonathon Miller is the type of person that gives these forums a bad name & disrespects the community. Around 7 people were petitioning for him to be banned on KLOV and the fact he hasn't is just Crazy.

He bought it for $250, originally tried to sell to me for $6500 and now wants $7500!
Oops sorry “price reduction”… $7300
He’s literal scum.

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#35 55 days ago

I actually played one a couple years ago at Pincinatti. Neat concept. The novelty/fun wore off after about 60 seconds. For what the seller is asking, go buy any Stern pro instead, and feel amazing about your decision.

#36 55 days ago

Wow, a falling apart, missing parts project for how much? Must be good drugs in Troy!

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#37 55 days ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Wow, a falling apart, missing parts project for how much? Must be good drugs in Troy!

I believe the board that is missing is probably a generic Williams board common to the time period. Because there’s no way someone would take it out to use in another Varkon. More likely it was taken out to get another pin back up and running.

#38 55 days ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Wow, a falling apart, missing parts project for how much? Must be good drugs in Troy!

What you dont know is the rare spider eggs inside sell for thousands on the black market.

Ask the dead mouse next to the transformer.

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#39 55 days ago

Why are the mods still allowing this person to exist on Pinside?

#40 55 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Why are the mods still allowing this person to exist on Pinside?

A question I find myself asking frequently.

#41 55 days ago

Wow, you tried to scam one person, now you are on Pinside trying to scam us since no one else wants it? Come on man, just give up at this point.

#42 55 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Why are the mods still allowing this person to exist on Pinside?

We need more Chiefs fans in the NFL thread.

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#43 55 days ago

Let’s give varkon a home with some lofty company. Swap my coin pusher outta there and make it a dreamy Williams row.

3k is my offer.

And I’ll document the restore

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#44 55 days ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

Let’s give varkon a home with some lofty company. Swap my coin pusher outta there and make it a dreamy Williams row.
3k is my offer.
And I’ll document the restore[quoted image]

That Nintendo fiber sign is FIRE.

#45 55 days ago
Quoted from Flowst:

What you dont know is the rare spider eggs inside sell for thousands on the black market.
Ask the dead mouse next to the transformer.

Good eye, pilot Jim!

#46 55 days ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

Let’s give varkon a home with some lofty company. Swap my coin pusher outta there and make it a dreamy Williams row.
3k is my offer.
And I’ll document the restore[quoted image]

Somebody offered him 4k at one point and he said he'd burn it in his firepit before accepting that. I know he's too much of a coward to do that but I wish he would.

#47 55 days ago

I watched 1 minute of his video ( made in Nov 2023)

All looks good , will clean up nice , original artwork , paint on front looks good etc
I could not watch anymore of his bullshit

Come on , why this still up ????

Please burn this thing in a fire pit

You do all Varkon owners a favor $$$$

#48 55 days ago
Quoted from rvdv:

I watched 1 minute of his video ( made in Nov 2023)
All looks good , will clean up nice , original artwork , paint on front looks good etc
I could not watch anymore of his bullshit
Come on , why this still up ????
Please burn this thing in a fire pit
You do all Varkon owners a favor $$$$

Just the bottom of it is ripe, I pulled it out of some mud. The rest is fine, especially the playfield. Not sure whether I showed the underside in the video, everything is nice.

#49 55 days ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

Somebody offered him 4k at one point and he said he'd burn it in his firepit before accepting that. I know he's too much of a coward to do that but I wish he would.

Honestly if I keep reducing the price and no one wants it and I get down to $4k of course I’d sell it. I went through the trouble of saving it, I’m not going to burn it. I just think there’s a chance it’s worth more.

#50 55 days ago
Quoted from j0novision:

I think it will sell for a lot more personally.

On eBay maybe.

With all the posts in this thread, I'd close it and move on. WAY too many people here read line for line for you to get anything north of $1500.

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