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SOLD. Gottlieb Devils Dare for sale. South Florida


By tones72

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Hey guys. I'm interested in selling my GottlieDevils Dare machine. I hate to sell it...but you know how that goes. It's been in a climate controlled storage unit for the last 5 years. When I had it set up at my old house, it played really good. A couple of the score displays were a little sketchy (digits missing here and there). And the game sounds started to not work once and a while. The machine is complete. No missing parts. I have the original manual as well. I'm going to get it out of storage this weekend and get some pics of it and post them here. I have to get rid of my storage unit and there is no room for it where I'm staying. I'm not a pinball collector. This game has sentimental value to me, so I'd rather sell it here to someone who would appreciate it and repair it correctly. Honestly I'm not sure of the value of this machine. I started looking around. Maybe $1000? Please tell me if I'm completely off on that number. I'm sure you guys know what it's worth according to the pictures. I'm just wanting to see if anybody here is interested. I'm in South Florida, north of West Palm Beach. Looking to accept the best offer I get. Thanks for your consideration guys. Sorry no pics yet. I just want to see if there's any interest here. Any questions, please let me know. Thanks again.

Post edited by tones72: Sold

#2 6 years ago

1000 is good if fully working
Less for less working imo

#3 6 years ago

I would guess that there are a few folks looking for a DD.
Given that it's in S. FL, and it's been in a storage facility for a long time, better check it for termites. Not trying to rain on your parade, but I've seen it before.

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#4 6 years ago

It's in a commercial storage facility. They spray for insects regularly. I'll check for termites when I take the pictures. I never see any bugs there. Thanks for the heads up though. Thanks for the responses so far.

#5 6 years ago

Did you remove the battery before storing it?

#6 6 years ago

I'm 80% sure I did. I'm going to check it out this Saturday and get pics of the interior and exterior. Gonna try to get it out of storage and bring it to my house and plug it in.

#7 6 years ago

Please post pics when you get to it...80% sure ? lol

#8 6 years ago

DD is a great game and worth taking a chance on buying. The problem with the sounds may be related to a bad SC-01-A sound chip. It's not quite unobtainium but it's VERY difficult to find, and expensive. If the chip is not working properly you'll get some background sounds occasionally but no robot voice. I believe the export version of DD had sounds only, no voice (in case this is that version). Of course, there are many components at play in the sound generation but there are ways to trace down sound problems.

Whoever buys this, make sure to do all the ground mods if they aren't already done (and replace the large cap in the bottom cabinet) and the game will be bullet proof. It's so ridiculously fast if you do a full and thorough shop job, but that's part of the fun.

GLWS, and good luck to the buyer in the restoration!

#9 6 years ago

I know....80% sure, haha, at least I'm honest. Sorry guys. I didn't get to my storage unit like I wanted to this past Saturday. I'm trying to borrow a trailer and bring my DD home so I can take good pictures and inspect everything. I did play the game for two years when I bought it, and my family owned one back in the 80's. My Devils Dare is the model with the sound/music and the 'robot' voice. I didn't perform any mods like the ground mods when I bought it. I just played it for a while. Then the voice started going in and out, the music too. I remember reading that these machines had a lot of connector pin problems as well. I never had a chance to check/clean the connector pins or diagnose the problem before putting it in storage. Hopefully it is an easy fix. I thought I remember seeing the sound module 'newer replacement style' on eBay when the sound was getting sketchy, could still be available? I need to check it first. Gonna get some pics of the game in storage today so you guys can see it. Then bring it home later this week. Thanks for the interst guys and info so far. Pics are coming, I promise.

#10 6 years ago

Ok. I got some pics. I have more to upload. Sorry about any reflection. I'll post the rest of the pics later tonight. No bugs in sight when I checked the machine. My storage place is super clean and air conditioned.

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#11 6 years ago

Thanks for posting the pics. Now we have something to work with.

It's a rough example for cab, head, and playfield.
Still, it's a hard-to-find machine, hopefully someone local will pick it up as a project.
If I were local and wanted to play one, I'd need a price I knew I could get out of when a better one came along. I'd be thinking $600. Plugged in, gently shopped, and nothing to diagnose, perhaps $750 tops.
-mof

#12 6 years ago

$800

#13 6 years ago

8-1000 is fair

#14 6 years ago

Thanks to the guys that checked my pics so far. I appreciate the pricing info. Rollinover...I'm feelin the love. I was hoping to, at the least, get $1000.00 for it. It's a little rough, I agree, but it's complete. No parts are missing or have been taken off. If I recall there is a target or two that are broken, but you can still hit the nub with a good shot and it'll drop. No rot or water damage. I took the pics today as it was in my storage unit. I didn't get a chance to vaccum it out or clean it up. I know you guys are wanting to see in the top, but I need to get the machine out to get some pics. If you guys want certain pictures please let me know. Again, I'm on the east coast of Florida. (The treasure coast). North of West Palm Beach. Thanks again for looking! Apologize for duplicate pics I just posted. I'm at work.

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#15 6 years ago

Question. If I get it back to my house. Do I need to change/inspect some components before I plug it in? It's been about 6 years since it's been played. I just don't want to fry any boards or components because of grounding issues or certain things that should've been cleaned before power applied. Thanks for any info.

#16 6 years ago
Quoted from tones72:

Question. If I get it back to my house. Do I need to change/inspect some components before I plug it in? It's been about 6 years since it's been played. I just don't want to fry any boards or components because of grounding issues or certain things that should've been cleaned before power applied. Thanks for any info.

nah just do what I do .... have the wife plug it in and turn it on!

#17 6 years ago
Quoted from meSz:

nah just do what I do .... have the wife plug it in and turn it on!

Lol. That's awesome!

#18 6 years ago

Pic of the side graphics. Forgot to post.

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#19 6 years ago
Quoted from tones72:

Pic of the side graphics. Forgot to post.

Very nice -- does the game have another side to it?

-mof

#20 6 years ago

Not easily found looks sharp and a little play field touch up work will be a beaut!!!

#21 6 years ago

Or maybe you can find someone that has an NOS playfield that can be talked out of it. They're out there still.

Steve

Quoted from rollinover:

Not easily found looks sharp and a little play field touch up work will be a beaut!!!

#22 6 years ago

I recently got a DD and the game is really fun
Challenging multiball

#23 6 years ago

With the playfield wear, backglass peeling and broken targets I think $1000 is way high. I also notice the orange cap still there, that needs to be replaced as well as the ground mods done. If the battery is still on the mpu, probably has leaked by now and that will mean it will need to be repaired or replaced.

I was under the impression that nice condition\fully working were in the $1k ballpark. If projects are in this range now, I might have to re-consider selling my spare...

#24 6 years ago
Quoted from cpu-slave:

With the playfield wear, backglass peeling and broken targets I think $1000 is way high. I also notice the orange cap still there, that needs to be replaced as well as the ground mods done. If the battery is still on the mpu, probably has leaked by now and that will mean it will need to be repaired or replaced.
I was under the impression that nice condition\fully working were in the $1k ballpark. If projects are in this range now, I might have to re-consider selling my spare...

you should reconsider. I have seen projects sell for around 1000 all day around here.
bh hh and dd are not titles u see all the time and when people want them they pay for them.
from what I have seen the last 6 mnths these games are on the rise

#25 6 years ago

I could post this recommendation in most threads with a rough example of an early 80's solid state for sale:

There are always two prices:

1) Best seller's price: ~$1000
2) Ideal buyer's price: ~$600

I aim to declare which price I am pitching when I post... I posted my "ideal buyer's price" of $600-$750. That would "suggest" he posts at $900-$1000, and see what he can get for it.

-mof

#26 6 years ago
Quoted from mof:

I could post this recommendation in most threads with a rough example of an early 80's solid state for sale:
There are always two prices:
1) Best seller's price: ~$1000
2) Ideal buyer's price: ~$600
I aim to declare which price I am pitching when I post... I posted my "ideal buyer's price" of $600-$750. That would "suggest" he posts at $900-$1000, and see what he can get for it.
-mof

I appreciate your recommendation. In my original post I stated I thought it may be worth $1000 but wasn't sure. After I posted my first set of pics, you guys threw out some pricing information. Thanks to everybody who responded. When I posted my second set of pictures, I stated in that post that at the least I was hoping to get $1000.00 for it. So Best offer starting at $1000 would take her home. Again, I'm really torn selling this machine. I grew up with a Devils Dare and Gorgar in my family's home. That's why I bought this one. And I love playing it. As you guys know, crap happens and I had to put a lot of my belongings in storage. I need to get rid of my storage unit now. Tired of paying every month. Here's the kicker...I've been loving the forum here. Been reading a lot of the restoration posts and enjoying them. Been reading a lot about my DD again and my love for my machine is coming back. This forum is getting my blood flowing for pinball again, haha. If someone jumps on it soon I'll sell it, but if I get it back to my girlfriends house, clean her up, order me a rubber kit and throw it on, perf the ground mods and replace the capacitor and get her fired up, and get a chance to play it again......then it just may be restoration time. So I apologize for not putting up a price. Honestly I thought someone would have pm'd me already with an offer. There doesn't seem to be a lot of these around. And again, thanks to everybody who responded to my post so far. This is an awesome forum and people here are very helpful. I know I need to get some pictures of the inside of the head on here. I'm afraid to damage the back glass graphics any more by me doing something stupid. Next shot is Saturday for me getting some pics of the head. Sorry for the wait. Any tips on how I can protect the back glass graphics after I remove it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again guys. Once more taking best offer starting at $1000.00

#27 6 years ago

Reading this will give you an idea on how to preserve the backglass http://www.pinrepair.com/restore/index1.htm#bg

My advice would be to take it to the girlfriends house and do ALL the needed work on it. Steve at pinball resource will have the rubber kit, balls, and the correct drop targets for the game. If the mpu is wasted from battery damage, Niwumpf is a great replacement - I see that Rottendog also makes one but I have not personally tried it yet.

Get it cleaned up and fully working, at that point I would decide to either keep or sell - and if you decide to sell then I could see it going for around your asking price. As it sits now, I believe you will have a very difficult time finding a buyer in the + $1K range... unless you haul it up to the Cleveland area apparently...

#28 6 years ago
Quoted from tones72:

I grew up with a Devils Dare and Gorgar in my family's home.

Sounds like Anton LaVey's gameroom.

#29 6 years ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Sounds like Anton LaVey's gameroom.

Naw. Our game room was actually pretty nice. The black walls were a little creepy though. Also didn't know what that big upside down star painted in red
was on the ceiling either. Lol

#30 6 years ago

Ok. Not looking like I'm going to have the room to move it into my girlfriends house. So I'm dropping the price to $800.00 Local pickup only. This could be a nice Christmas gift for someone here.

#31 6 years ago

Here's a "someone in South Florida rescue this game" bump for you since most have to read the very first post to find out where the game is located and nobody knows where your girlfriend lives. The price is getting better.

Steve

#32 6 years ago
Quoted from blownfuse:

Here's a "someone in South Florida rescue this game" bump for you since you have to read the very first post to find out where the game is located and nobody knows where your girlfriend lives. The price is getting better.
Steve

If the playfield were in better shape I'd buy it. Ed

#33 6 years ago

What about swapping the playfield out with an NOS one? They aren't that hard to do, I think I've done 10 of them so far.

Steve

Quoted from Fast-Ed:

If the playfield were in better shape I'd buy it. Ed

#34 6 years ago

To much trouble and then I'd lose my ass if I ever sold it.

#35 6 years ago

Appreciate everyone's replies. Again, this game is located on the east coast of Florida (the Treasure Coast) North of West Palm Beach. It needs a good home. Btw, girlfriends house is 10 min from my storage unit. I've been living with her for 5 years. I've already packed her garage, filled her spare room, and half of her bedroom with my stuff. Lol. I literally have no room to put this game. Otherwise I would keep it and restore it. Which may end up happening if no one wants to buy. For the people that haven't played Devils Dare, it's a ton of fun to play. Very challenging to get the multiball. Cool sound/music and voice. Just needs a little work to be a daily player. Even with the worn playfield, super fun to play.

#36 6 years ago

This is my last price drop. $700.00 is my rock bottom. I'm feeling this is a fair price for buyer and seller. I can't figure out how to change my post title so I can put the price in it.

#37 6 years ago
Quoted from tones72:

I can't figure out how to change my post title so I can put the price in it.

Go back to your first post and click on "edit". You will then be able to change the price in the subject field!

#38 6 years ago

Cool. Thanks.

#39 6 years ago

Hey guys. Thanks for all your help and information. I had to let it go for $549.00 Lower than I wanted but went to a good guy. We did plug it in and it played. No sound like I remembered though. Merry Christmas guys. I'm gonna keep reading on this forum. I got my mind on a Metallica LE sometime in my future. Gonna start saving a little each month.

#40 6 years ago

Cool that's a fair price for both parties considering the playfield wear. Ed

#42 6 years ago

Thanks guys.

#43 6 years ago

Fun pin with an incredibly cool backglass! Congrats to both seller & buyer!

1 week later
#44 6 years ago

Did not sell for 1k then 700, Finally sold for 549.00 just to try and flip it for $1300. miami.craigslist.org link

#45 6 years ago

I'm really beginning to hate flippers, especially the one's that pretend to be nice guys so they can steal a game, I hope he sits on it forever.

Steve

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