Quoted from quicksilvr:
Hey everyone.. newbie here.. I am looking to buy my first pin and after a lot of research think Gilligan's Island is the perfect fit for my game room; being fun, not too old, and not too new.. if 30 years old isn't considered too old.. I'm ultimately looking for a full restored table but am willing to buy one that needs work.. so far I'm not seeing many options but do see this one offered in Vegas.. seems out of the typical price range.. anyone have an opinion?
Avoid that scum bag in Vegas. Billiards and more is a front for flipping craigslist broken machines. I know for a fact! He's been around 15 plus years. And yes, ive purchased from him to, say 5 years ago. Ive also visited the store 10 times prior and since. His glorified shop jobs are not worth the price. Its a big store and he pays rent so your always going to pay retail.
Quoted from Hammerhead:
There's one available for sale right now in Calgary, Alberta, Canada somewhat directly north of you, $4300 CAD:
Even after shipping and customs brokerage fees it will still be far cheaper than $6K. There might be some understandable trepidation in shipping internationally for your first pin, but it happens more and more as the available games out there dry up.
DO not ship in from canada. First of all never ship a pin, age old debate, but just dont do it. Plenty of GI out there. Place a wanted ad here on pinside and craigslist. Also, anything over 3k is a bit much. If its in that 3-4 range it better have unfaded cabinet and look good, also for that price all the boards should be in good shape.