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FS: Cactus Canyon (HEP Restore) - Open to Serious Cash Offers


By mmlpin1

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

If you are looking for a High End restore of Cactus Canyon done by High End Pins - Chris Hutchins

This is from my personal collection - doesn't get any better then this !

Please PM for details - Please only serious inquiries.

Open to serious cash offers.

Thanks..

#2 5 years ago

No further information required. GLWS!

#3 5 years ago

Dear Santa...

#4 5 years ago

Can you post a few pics, just so we can dream

#6 5 years ago

I would give my left nut for a Hep CC...Not trying to low ball you (no pun intended)

#7 5 years ago

No more to say but GLWS.

#8 5 years ago

Guy is going to need an armored truck with cash to buy this one !!!! Guy selling it is going to need a cash counting machine as well....LOL !!!! Hope guy brings 100's and not 20's.....or he is going to be there an hour counting the money....

GLWS.....don't even need to know what he wants for this but most likely is north of $15K....probably close to $20K !!!

#9 5 years ago

GLWS. Would love it, but can't. Be interested in what it sells for.

#10 5 years ago
Quoted from Drew13:

Can you post a few pics, just so we can dream

I second this; give us poor dreaming saps some pinball porn and post some pics!

#11 5 years ago

forgot to ask when i sent email if this is running ccc. anyone?

#12 5 years ago

fyi.. this is not running CCC - but it would be a prime example...

open to cash offers - send PM if interested.

#13 5 years ago

Would really love to see pictures of this beauty

#14 5 years ago

I will post some pics this weekend (out of town) - or you can goto the HEP site and look it up - its listed as ml or chrome (forget been a bit)

Really hate to sell - but things come up in life....

#15 5 years ago

It might be nice to include that for potential buyers. This is a game I wouldn't ship. I know there are plenty of people who would, but a game like this wouldn't leave my sight if I bought it.

#16 5 years ago
Quoted from sammiesguys:

This is a game I wouldn't ship.

Nothing to worry about as long as the OP kept the original HEP packing--or knows how to duplicate it.

HEP ships its games on a custom pallet with an outer shell made of 2X4s; if you're still a nervous wreck, five sides of outer plywood can be subbed for the cardboard.

Just insure the game for its full value--if it's damaged, Chris can just make it new again.

#17 5 years ago

than

#18 5 years ago
Quoted from NM:

Nothing to worry about as long as the OP kept the original HEP packing--or knows how to duplicate it.
HEP ships its games on a custom pallet with an outer shell made of 2X4s; if you're still a nervous wreck, five sides of outer plywood can be subbed for the cardboard.
Just insure the game for its full value--if it's damaged, Chris can just make it new again.

It's an expensive game that I wouldn't have shipped. It would be left to me to deal with the transportation company if something happened. That's not a risk I would want to take. I would also be relying on the seller and not HEP to package it.

To me, I would prefer to see something in person, take it, and leave no one else responsible after that. Plenty of other people are ok with it otherwise though, and Im sure someone will enjoy it. GLWS OP.

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#19 5 years ago

I believe for sale posts are required to have a price listed.

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#20 5 years ago

He quoted me 20k for what it's worth.

#21 5 years ago

I believe for sale posts are required to have a price listed.

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#22 5 years ago

I can have $20k tomorrow at 8 am. My only point is that it is against forum rules to list an item without a price.

#23 5 years ago
Quoted from davewtf:

I can have $20k tomorrow at 8 am.

That will be soon enough. We are having dinner and drinks tonight, then I'm kicking her to the curb first thing in the morning. Would you like the curb #?

#24 5 years ago

All I'm trying to point out is that forum protocol is being violated.

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Edit: never mind, I don't give a ..,

#25 5 years ago

What I am dying to know is when most people spend $20K on a HEP restore CC are they planning on playing the SH** out of it. Or do most people play it sparingly because of the fear of doing damage to the game. Truly, this is one reason I would never by a CQ game other then the newer HUO models. I love to play my games and my HUO's are not going to only have 200 plays on them when the day comes (if it comes) when I unload any of them. Again, my feeling is someday these pins are worth a lot less and I justify the cost by playing them every year. So in 5-10 years I got most of my money out of them by enjoying them....that is "my strategy" not to put them in a corner and hope they go up.....because if you are wrong you didn't enjoy them.

So if all of you guys bought this would you play the hell out of it or just look at it and play a game or two here and there.

Just curious and the main reason I limit myself to about a $4K average for my collection (top limit is around $6K for any pin). I can get that much use out of them over the next 5-10 years and if I only get 25-50 percent of what I paid I am still a big winner !!!! Just my view....I can't get $20K out of a pin (at least not with a large collection of games.....you can only play so much pinball a year !!!).

#26 5 years ago
Quoted from houseofpin:

What I am dying to know is when most people spend $20K on a HEP restore CC are they planning on playing the SH** out of it. Or do most people play it sparingly because of the fear of doing damage to the game.

My belief is the people that can afford one can afford to play the hell out of it and not worry. Of course, I really couldn't afford my HEP MM, and still played the hell out of it. If you're not in this hobby to play pinball, then you have may other issues. IMO.

#27 5 years ago
Quoted from houseofpin:

What I am dying to know is when most people spend $20K on a HEP restore CC are they planning on playing the SH** out of it. Or do most people play it sparingly because of the fear of doing damage to the game. Truly, this is one reason I would never by a CQ game other then the newer HUO models. I love to play my games and my HUO's are not going to only have 200 plays on them when the day comes (if it comes) when I unload any of them. Again, my feeling is someday these pins are worth a lot less and I justify the cost by playing them every year. So in 5-10 years I got most of my money out of them by enjoying them....that is "my strategy" not to put them in a corner and hope they go up.....because if you are wrong you didn't enjoy them.
So if all of you guys bought this would you play the hell out of it or just look at it and play a game or two here and there.
Just curious and the main reason I limit myself to about a $4K average for my collection (top limit is around $6K for any pin). I can get that much use out of them over the next 5-10 years and if I only get 25-50 percent of what I paid I am still a big winner !!!! Just my view....I can't get $20K out of a pin (at least not with a large collection of games.....you can only play so much pinball a year !!!).

I agree with everything above, but some people have lots of disposable income, and 20k is no big deal.

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

If you're not in this hobby to play pinball, then you have may other issues. IMO.

Wow, judgmental much? I agree, to a point but dayum, that's harsh.

#29 5 years ago

Just curious HOP: do you have one of those speech-to-text devices? Or were you a court reporter before you retired?

#30 5 years ago

Oh yeah, Chris puts down a very nice clearcoat that protects!

#31 5 years ago

Just so that it is listed:

Asking price is 20k - But open to serious offers..

Everyone knows the quality of this restore -

Thanks...

#32 5 years ago

It wasn't all that long ago that everyone was trashing CC.

#33 5 years ago
Quoted from houseofpin:

What I am dying to know is when most people spend $20K on a HEP restore CC are they planning on playing the SH** out of it. Or do most people play it sparingly because of the fear of doing damage to the game. Truly, this is one reason I would never by a CQ game other then the newer HUO models. I love to play my games and my HUO's are not going to only have 200 plays on them when the day comes (if it comes) when I unload any of them. Again, my feeling is someday these pins are worth a lot less and I justify the cost by playing them every year. So in 5-10 years I got most of my money out of them by enjoying them....that is "my strategy" not to put them in a corner and hope they go up.....because if you are wrong you didn't enjoy them.
So if all of you guys bought this would you play the hell out of it or just look at it and play a game or two here and there.
Just curious and the main reason I limit myself to about a $4K average for my collection (top limit is around $6K for any pin). I can get that much use out of them over the next 5-10 years and if I only get 25-50 percent of what I paid I am still a big winner !!!! Just my view....I can't get $20K out of a pin (at least not with a large collection of games.....you can only play so much pinball a year !!!).

If they are buying it and not playing it, that is just wrong. In a home environment, the amount of wear put on the machine should be negligible, assuming they are keeping up with maintenance like missing shooter rod tip, new pinballs, putting mylar and cliffy's on where needed etc.

#34 5 years ago
Quoted from davewtf:

Wow, judgmental much? I agree, to a point but dayum, that's harsh.

Not really. Sure I love to work on them and look at them, but if the time ever comes that I no longer enjoy playing them, then they're outa here! And we all must have some kind of issue, just look at us.

#35 5 years ago
Quoted from sammiesguys:

It's an expensive game that I wouldn't have shipped. It would be left to me to deal with the transportation company if something happened. That's not a risk I would want to take. I would also be relying on the seller and not HEP to package it.

I hear you regarding your apparent underlying concern: nothing would be better than picking the game up in person.

However, the majority of potential buyers do not fall into that category--and have no option but to ship.

All I can tell you is of my personal experience with Michelle & NAVL: of the 15+ games I've had shipped, two were damaged during transit--and both of my claims were resolved quickly to my complete 100% satisfaction.

Therefore, as long as one insures to the full game value, there's really nothing to worry about in this particular case for the following reason:

The only worry involved here is monetary.

Meaning, it's not like the game has an irreplaceable silk-screened cabinet or anything: CC came with decals from WMS.

Chris put decals on the game when it was restored, and he can put new decals on the game again or obviously replace anything--thus turning whatever components were damaged during shipping into being brand-new HEP-restored components.

Almost a win/win in that regard IMO with respect to restoration freshness...with no additional monetary outlay involved.

Sure there's some hassle factor--but the win/win is those components would be made brand-new again by the master himself.

But to each his own; my 2 cents.

#36 5 years ago
Quoted from NM:

I hear you regarding your apparent underlying concern: nothing would be better than picking the game up in person.

However, the majority of potential buyers do not fall into that category--and have no option but to ship.

All I can tell you is of my personal experience with Michelle & NAVL: of the 15+ games I've had shipped, two were damaged during transit--and both of my claims were resolved expeditiously to my complete 100% satisfaction.

Thanks for the info on your shipping experiences. It's nice to hear it from someone who has been through it many times. I hope to own a CC one day, and I have to suck it up and ship it to get it done, then maybe that's what will have to happen.

#37 5 years ago

Please move this to the Market Place - Thank you...

#38 5 years ago

would much do you think it will make on route?

#39 5 years ago

Good to see that people plan to play the CC after they buy it. Good points made as to some $20K is not a big deal. It is all relative I guess. To some $2K is a huge amount of money and to a lot of us a $2K game is "cheap game"....so it only makes sense to some pinsiders $20K is probably cheap as well (I am not in that camp....LOL !!). However, I really never really thought about it that way until right now.

Also, for those of you who wonder I am a really fast typist but my wife is the COURT REPORTER and she can take 230 words per minute but I blow her away when it comes to typing (go figure !!!). I also talk fast....which probably most of you have figured out and those of you who know me are well aware "I NEVER STOP TALKING".....the Italian New Yorker in me....and yes I wave my hands when I talk....LOL !!!!

#40 5 years ago

You ever consider de-caf?

#41 5 years ago

Don't drink any coffee. I get way too hyper if I drink coffee.....LOL. However, maybe I should give it a try.

#42 5 years ago
Quoted from houseofpin:

Good point that to some $20K is not a big deal. I guess to some pinsiders $20K is probably cheap.

Where I come from we have a name for people for whom a $20K pinball game is cheap. (We call them rich bastards.) I spent $6K on my MB a few years ago ($3K for a used game + $1K for a new cabinet + $1K for an NOS playfield + over $1K in new parts) plus a week's vacation used to carefully assemble everything onto the new playfield and into the new cabinet. And ever since rebuilding it I play it less than any of my other 14 pins, just trying to keep it looking great.

#43 5 years ago

I admit it, I only came into this thread to see how ridiculous the price was gonna be. $20k satisfied that, though I was kinda expecting higher (how sad is that?). Hey, if you've got the money and don't give a #&(% then why the hell not? I've come around to accepting an $8k pin, even though it still feels slightly nuts, so I guess someone has to be cool with $20k.

#44 5 years ago
Quoted from houseofpin:

Don't drink any coffee. I get way too hyper if I drink coffee.....LOL. However, maybe I should give it a try.

You can try my method. I drink Jack Daniels until I can no longer stand, and then get as little sleep as possible. No more hyperactivity here.

#45 5 years ago

night bump

#46 5 years ago
Quoted from davewtf:

I believe for sale posts are required to have a price listed.

I realize he listed the price, but where is this rule listed? I searched and could not find the forum rule of listing the price.

Proper Etiquette - Probably

Against the rules: I really can't find it listed.

#47 5 years ago
Quoted from jimjim66:

I realize he listed the price, but where is this rule listed? I searched and could not find the forum rule of listing the price.
Proper Etiquette - Probably
Against the rules: I really can't find it listed.

There is no price rule when posting a machine for sale.

The main people who want to know unlisted prices, never have any intention of buying the machine anyway.

#48 5 years ago

You don't have to list a sales price in the marketplace, so I can't imagine you have to in the forums.

#49 5 years ago

The only question I ended up with in this thread is if the game was still at HEPs or when it was
completed. Unfortunately I knew in advance that I would not be able to make the purchase, but whoever does might want this information.

#50 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

The only question I ended up with in this thread is if the game was still at HEPs or when it was
completed. Unfortunately I knew in advance that I would not be able to make the purchase, but whoever does might want this information.

The game isn't at HEPs. It looks like it was completed sometime in may 2012 or so (guessing from the gallery photo date). That was a reason I initially asked for a location, I figured it would be helpful for people interested without bothering the seller directly.

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