(Topic ID: 217047)

Game Selling Etiquette


By tomdrum

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 72 posts
  • 42 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by drsfmd
  • Topic is favorited by 4 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider Pinwizkid.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    #29 1 year ago

    This is a major difference between buying pinball machines "back in the day" versus buying games today. Back in the day, whoever messaged first usually was given a chance to see the game (or inspect detailed pictures) and have a discussion with the seller before making an offer. Today, however, with people rampantly throwing money at the pinball games, you basically have to commit to buying the game at full price without even knowing what you are buying (which honestly, flat out sucks). The only recourse is to back out on your word to buy the machine in the event that the game is a litter box (which you would have known had the etiquette of days past still been in play).

    When I sell a game I try to maintain that whoever messages first gets a chance to have all their questions/concerns answered. If I have a lot of interest, I will sell to the first person that offers me my asking price, but will always give that opportunity to the first responder by saying the price is firm if I feel I am destined to get my price due to the amount of responders.

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinsanity:

    High volume sellers don't want 30 minute phone conversations, back and forth wiggle room on pricing or tentative meet ups in the next day and a half to negotiate.

    All of that would just raise red flags to me that the sale is not going to crystallise in one way or another.

    I think if the buyer is willing to come to your location to inspect, it's courteous to give them that chance or at least communicate that you have other offers and that you'd like a decision from them as soon as possible. If they want to meet up somewhere or at a show, then the deal should definitely be solidified by a deposit. I cringe when people back out of pre-arranged deals at shows - could have been avoided with better communication and pictures.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 159.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 24.99
    Lighting - Led
    Lee's Parts
    $ 43.00
    Lighting - Interactive
    Hookedonpinball.com
    From: $ 15.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    From: $ 42.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 46.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lermods
    $ 7,499.00
    Pinball Machine
    Little Shop Of Games
    $ 27.99
    Lighting - Interactive
    Lee's Parts
    $ 7,499.00
    Pinball Machine
    Deadpool Premium Out of stock
    Flip N Out Pinball
    $ 7.50
    Playfield - Decals
    Pinball Haus
    $ 18.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 99.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 2.50
    Playfield - Protection
    Pinball Mod Co.
    $ 76.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    From: $ 15.00
    $ 49.95
    Playfield - Plastics
    MicksPinball
    From: $ 99.00
    Lighting - Under Cabinet
    Rock Custom Pinball
    $ 35.00
    Cabinet - Decals
    Pinball Haus
    $ 14.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ULEKstore
    From: $ 7.49
    $ 9.95
    $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Operation Pinball
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    From: € 15.00
    Lighting - Interactive
    TheDudeMods

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider Pinwizkid.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside