What's the story with these guys they seem a little cocky or something...
WTF "HEP restored GRC improved" they improved on HEP?
ebay.com link » 1997 Bally Cirqus Voltaire Pinball Machine Hep Restored Grc Improved
Below are thier "5 rules for buying a pinball machine"???
5 RULES FOR MAKING A GREAT PINBALL MACHINE PURCHASE:
"Don't EVER buy a machine that you haven't seen, played, evaluated, & discussed face-to-face, in person!
Don't EVER have a pinball machine shipped distances because you think you found some "bargain."
You'll be out the shipping costs & have a 99% probability of utter disappointment & headaches.
Support your local pinball shop. If you don't, they might not be there when you NEED them!
Don't be a cheapskate!
If there's evidence that someone invested serious time & money into reviving something, don't try to step on their face.
Businesses need to make a reasonable profit on parts & labor or they will not be there when you NEED them!
Cheapskates (even more than lazy crooks) are a major contributor to the loads of substandard machines on the market.
Buy with a WARRANTY & secure a service "plan." Pinball machines break - it's what they do.
Most of the time, if you're not completely inept, you'll be able to successfully diagnose & make needed repairs.
Sometimes, you WILL need help. Be prepared with a contingency plan!
Break any of these rules at your own risk! It's a gamble you won't win...
Would you buy a car without driving & evaluating it yourself? Think about it..."