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FS: Congo - Sold


By MnHotRod

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

1995 Williams Congo pinball machine. Machine is beautiful. No trades. Cash only. Funding for Metallica.

Clearcoated playfield by Playfield Renovations
Wireforms plated by Mike Chestnut
Full LED's (Includes Flashers)
Polished Stainless Steel Mirror Blades
Under Cabinet LED Lighting With Remote
Lighted Volcano Ramp
Pinball Pro Subwoofer Speaker System
New Coin Door
New Pinball Inc Jump Ramp
Mylar Flipper Button Protectors
Congo Promo Puzzle Set
Teardrop & Rectangular Keychain Promos
Complete Manual Set
Spare Slingshot Plastics Set
Volcano & Saucers Are Perfect

Hi-Rez Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnhotrods/sets/72157632667648536/show/

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#2 6 years ago

More pics...

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#3 6 years ago

???!!!!!????

So soon? Wish I had just picked it originally to upgrade mine ;(

#5 6 years ago

Now THAT'S an F'n Congo!

*sulks back to my sh*tty one*

#6 6 years ago

what a beauty!

#8 6 years ago

bump

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Now THAT'S an F'n Congo!
*sulks back to my sh*tty one*

Kyle and I will be by shortly to take it back since it's so bad.

#10 6 years ago

That is an amazing machine, quite impressive, great seller, deal with confidence! GLWTS MN_HR, can't wait to see the MET

#11 6 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Kyle and I will be by shortly to take it back since it's so bad.

Noooooo I love it.

#12 6 years ago

Shooter lane porn!

#13 6 years ago

Damn that looks nice! Good luck the sale man.

#14 6 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

Shooter lane porn!

Hell ya it is.
Being the nicest Congo in the world should help your sale. Good Luck.

#15 6 years ago

Forget my offer. I'm outbidding myself. $4300 it is. Call me.

#16 6 years ago
Quoted from pinlawyer:

Forget my offer. I'm outbidding myself. $4300 it is. Call me.

Sounds like it is SOLD! Hope you PM'd - not everyone reads their own threads constantly.

#17 6 years ago

Game sold pending payment.

#19 6 years ago

Was this Dan's originally?

#20 6 years ago

yes

#21 6 years ago

Damn, that was fast! Congrats on the sale.

#22 6 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Now THAT'S an F'n Congo! *sulks back to my sh*tty one*

+1

#23 6 years ago
Quoted from MnHotRod:

Game sold pending payment.

Wow, congrats. I know the game is very nice, but I didn't think it would move that fast.

#24 6 years ago

it was underpriced for the condition it seems.

Multiple offers, people offering more than their previous offer before even getting a response on the first one, people falling all over themselves and then toss shipping cost on top of it all.

Seems apparent this was probably worth closed to $4600 or even 5k...

The elite group pays for the best and they obviously have the cash to do so.

#25 6 years ago

Wow, nice sale! Gratz.

#26 6 years ago

Wow...

#27 6 years ago

I can't wait to have Pinchroma do the armor!!!

#28 6 years ago

what was the price on this?

#29 6 years ago

I'm going to have Alex do my Congo armor as well, which color were you thinking about? And congrats btw.

#30 6 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-Wiz:

what was the price on this?

Quoted from pinlawyer:

Forget my offer. I'm outbidding myself. $4300 it is. Call me.

I am guessing $4300 (or more based on the fact that there were obviously many interested parties)

#31 6 years ago

Wow, Congo is catching up with Tron!

#32 6 years ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

I'm going to have Alex do my Congo armor as well, which color were you thinking about? And congrats btw.

Same as ted's legs. Silver artery/shocker yellow top coat.

#33 6 years ago

There were multiple offers including straight up trades for Metallica Pro. Pinlawyer got the machine as cash worked better for all involved.

#34 6 years ago

Congo is one of the greatest pinball machines I have ever played. I've been singing its praises ever since I picked one up and always wondered when people would start noticing it. I had my armor powder coated orange:

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and my ramps and habit rails powder coated candy lime green:

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Several plays after getting it installed and it is still holding up well. You're gonna love it.

#35 6 years ago

Anybody can own Tron by contacting a retailer and ordering one. Try finding a decent Congo. Then add up the costs to restore it. Personally I would rather own Congo.

I almost puked yesterday when the deal was made. I will never see a Congo this nice again. I am new to the hobby and this move made sense for me. I'm told everybody in the hobby goes thru this at some point. I was fortunate enough to have Pinlawyer here to bust my virginity.

Quoted from swampfire:

Wow, Congo is catching up with Tron!

#36 6 years ago

ANybody can also own MET by calling and ordering one

Should have kept the Congo buddy...

#37 6 years ago

Congrats on the sale! I knew a Congo in that kind of condition would move fast.

By the way, does anyone have any really cool Congo instruction and price cards? I don't like any of the ones I've found online.

#38 6 years ago

Not crazy cards by any means but just plain black.

I don't think instruction cards should compete with the rest of the art.

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#39 6 years ago

Interesting... Post a restored Congo for sale for $5K and people are calling you crazy. Post one for $4.3K and everyone's lining up to buy it.

#40 6 years ago

This was a fully restored game with a clearcoated playfield... doesn't mean the beaters are worth even close to $4300. Anyone who's had to do this kind of work knows this.

But now all the routed Congo owners are pumped up thinking their machine is worth more than it is.

I like the game, but it's still a "B" title.. but a good "B" title.

NOTE: Fancy powdercoating doesn't add that much value, especially fruity colors.

#41 6 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-Wiz:

This was a fully restored game with a clearcoated playfield... doesn't mean the beaters are worth even close to $4300. Anyone who's had to do this kind of work knows this.

Pretty sure it sold for more that 4300

Quoted from Pinball-Wiz:

But now all the routed Congo owners are pumped up thinking their machine is worth more than it is.

Hope noone is that silly. High end games are an anomaly as there is a very small supply and apparently still a large market of guys with the cash to buy them when they pop up.

Quoted from Pinball-Wiz:

I like the game, but it's still a "B" title.. but a good "B" title.

Congo is most def an A title. No doubt about it! Still my favorite game to play currently and has been for 3 months+ of course that is JMHO man

#42 6 years ago
Quoted from MnHotRod:

Anybody can own Tron by contacting a retailer and ordering one. Try finding a decent Congo. Then add up the costs to restore it. Personally I would rather own Congo.
I almost puked yesterday when the deal was made. I will never see a Congo this nice again. I am new to the hobby and this move made sense for me. I'm told everybody in the hobby goes thru this at some point. I was fortunate enough to have Pinlawyer here to bust my virginity.

I wonder if the comparison was made since congo and tron have highly similar layouts? Or maybe that was really obvious on his part and i missed it...oops

#43 6 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-Wiz:

This was a fully restored game with a clearcoated playfield... doesn't mean the beaters are worth even close to $4300. Anyone who's had to do this kind of work knows this.
But now all the routed Congo owners are pumped up thinking their machine is worth more than it is.
I like the game, but it's still a "B" title.. but a good "B" title.
NOTE: Fancy powdercoating doesn't add that much value, especially fruity colors.

You're note is incorrect. A cv was listed for 6400 and didn't sell. I powdered it and that was the only change and it sold for 7900

#44 6 years ago
Quoted from jrivelli:

I wonder if the comparison was made since congo and tron have highly similar layouts? Or maybe that was really obvious on his part and i missed it...oops

Yes, that's why I made the comparison. I actually thought about selling my Congo to buy a Tron, when it first came out. But now that I've had some quality time on Tron, I'm happy I kept Congo.

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