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Guy wants $1900 for this Gorgar. What do you think it is worth?

By aufisherman

6 years ago


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#1 6 years ago

Hello all,

I am currently trying to purchase my first pinball machine and being in West Florida is like being in the desert as far as pins go. This Gorgar is located about an hour away from me which is doable for me to get. Attached are the photos which were emailed to me upon request. What do you think it is worth? I looked on pinballprice.com and it looked like around $1000. I am located in Pensacola, FL and the machine is in Mobile, AL.

Thank you for your time,

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#2 6 years ago

$800 at best: No multi ball, decent game play, better off with a Firepower or Space Shuttle...will keep you more interested

#3 6 years ago

$1900 is REALLY high for a Gorgar. You would have to wait a long time to get your money back out of it if you decided to sell it. Typical Gorgars start at $500 for beat up routed games to $2500 for CQ games with clearcoat and refinished cabinets. Most games trade just under $1000; some people will tell you 'oh its rare first talking pinball' etc etc but they made a ton of them and the artwork isn't really family friendly for some households. Also yeah the gameplay design, while typical for the era, is still pretty rudimentary. For $1,000 you start to see games like Sorcerer and Space Shuttle that have cooler rule sets and features (multi ball, ramps, etc)

#4 6 years ago

First talking pinball, even though it says very little. I sold mine in a little better condition than this 3 years ago for $1000.

#5 6 years ago

Thank you for the input. The problem is that there are around 3 Pins for sale that I have found within 200 miles of where I live.

#6 6 years ago

I don't see a picture of the coinbox with $1200 in it, so I'm going to say no.

#7 6 years ago
Quoted from aufisherman:

Thank you for the input. The problem is that there are around 3 Pins for sale that I have found within 200 miles of where I live.

You are much better off either driving more or having one shipped in at that price.

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

You are much better off either driving more or having one shipped in at that price.

That is what I am afraid of. Haha. Thanks for your time.

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#9 6 years ago

What about the Ted Nugent pin on craigslist for $1000 in Fort Walton near you?

#10 6 years ago

$1,900 a joke for a Gorgar that thing needs to be perfect in everyway. It's a $500-$800 machine..

#11 6 years ago

I sold a Gorgar much much nicer than that for $900. It's a really fun game with awesome art, but it's not worth that much.

#12 6 years ago

How long has the game been listed? If its been listed for some time then you might be in a better position to haggle.

I personally would not offer more than $1,000 and that's if it's fully working.

Are you close to any pinball shows? There might be a good place to find a game.
Also, put out wanted ads.
Place a wanted ad on Craigslist.
Talk to other local collectors.
Look up local amusement venders and contact them.
You might be surprised by the number of people that will have games they will sell at fair prices.

#13 6 years ago

I will sell you a very nice No Fear pinball with some cabinet fade for $1900 if you want to drive a bit.

#14 6 years ago
Quoted from pinbum:

I will sell you a very nice No Fear pinball with some cabinet fade for $1900 if you want to drive a bit.

Had a chance to purchase No Fear as my first pin. Turned it down because I didn't like the theme, but looking back I regret having not bought it. $1,900 is a decent price, would certainly be a better buy for the OP than the Gorgar.

#15 6 years ago

Yeah. I am looking to spend $1500 or less. The idea of a Space Shuttle is starting to sound best.

#16 6 years ago
Quoted from pinbum:

What about the Ted Nugent pin on craigslist for $1000 in Fort Walton near you?

I'm really wanting something newer. I was just going to settle for the gorgar. It looks like I'll have to have one shipped.

#17 6 years ago

Good luck on your search, something will show up in that price range.

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#18 6 years ago

Gorgar is a fun game, but it's a little simplistic. it is simply not anywhere near a $1900 title (unless we are talking about some crazy museum piece, which this isn't). It's more like a $900 game. No ramps, no Multiball, can't even select lit lanes with the flippers. It's kind of a transition game between earlier, simpler, slightly more luck-based games and the more modern, deeper, more skill based ones. (No disrespect intended to EMs)

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from aufisherman:

Thank you for the input. The problem is that there are around 3 Pins for sale that I have found within 200 miles of where I live.

That's very slim pickings. In your case I recommend just buying and shipping one. That way you can take your pick of title, condition, price, etc. Just make sure to buy from a reputable seller capable of accurately portraying the condition.

#20 6 years ago
Quoted from mrgone:

How long has the game been listed? If its been listed for some time then you might be in a better position to haggle.

There's been a gorgar listed in Mobile on CL for well over a year for anywhere from 1700 to 1900. Most likely the same one.

I sold a beautiful Gorgar in Atlanta about 6 months ago for $1100.

#21 6 years ago

fisherman,

Hi from Mobile! Yes, pinball choices are limited in this area. I suggest you save up more money and drive to the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta next year. Should be able to find something there at a decent price that you know works. Those gorgar pics don't even show the displays on, so it may be a dead machine.

There was also a Gulf Coast arcade group trying to form up recently:

http://gcpac.squarespace.com

Maybe you can make some connections there.

#22 6 years ago
Quoted from cody_chunn:

fisherman,
Hi from Mobile! Yes, pinball choices are limited in this area. I suggest you save up more money and drive to the Southern Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta next year. Should be able to find something there at a decent price that you know works. Those gorgar pics don't even show the displays on, so it may be a dead machine.
There was also a Gulf Coast arcade group trying to form up recently:
http://gcpac.squarespace.com
Maybe you can make some connections there.

Thank you for the tips! It looks like I am going to have to have some more patience. Haha

#23 6 years ago

The Mr. Pinball price guide lists Gorgar at $950, and it says there were 14,000 of them made. That's quite a few.

#24 6 years ago

I would have to double check with wife first but I have a Maverick in St. Petersburg. Mint playfield (clearcoat is shiny and perfect). No missing plastics but Lauren Belle paddle boat has hairline crack, common in this game. Dmd is 2 years old so should last 20 years or more I am told.cab has couple nicks, no biggie. Game is beautiful and all boards are hack free. Prob. let it go for $1,750. If your interested I'll ask wife. Btw leaving next thursday sowould have to buy wednesday or before.

#25 6 years ago

Gorgar is a hard to sell game even at $600 as far as I'm concerned and I stay away from them totally as its the game that everybody wants but nobody can own due to the artwork. Have you tried getting in touch with Ross Ellis right in Panama City ? He has tons of games for sale, he might be a bit high priced....nothing like a $1900 Gorgar I dont think but still worth getting to know him. Look his name up on RGP and send him a email or I can give you his number. Tell him I sent you.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi
269-979-3836

#26 6 years ago

I wouldn't do it. You can find plenty of games that give you more for your money.. Too bad you're not closer I have a big guns im selling , that'd be a fun first game.

#27 6 years ago
Quoted from aufisherman:

I'm really wanting something newer. I was just going to settle for the gorgar. It looks like I'll have to have one shipped.

Never "settle" for a a pin just to buy one.... You'll have instant buyers remorse.

Agree with others...that's at most a $1000 pin. The back glass is one of the worst IMO.... Makes Hardbody look decent.

Gorgar has always creeped me out. Anyone remember the thread from a few years back on the one that was allegedly "possessed?"

#28 6 years ago

oops.... Double post.

#29 6 years ago

I am looking for a nice Gorgar if anyone is thinking about unloading one. Thanks - John

#30 6 years ago
Quoted from PismoArcade:

Gorgar has always creeped me out. Anyone remember the thread from a few years back on the one that was allegedly "possessed?"

All of my pins are possessed. They randomly break themselves and sometimes fix themselves.

For your first pin I would get a game with really great gameplay. If I were to buy a Gorgar it would be because of the awesome art...really love the cabinet art.
I have a Mr & Ms Pacman pinball and think its a really fun game to play. Very under rated in my opinion. They made a bunch of them and they can usually had for pretty cheap. I paid $150 for mine and had it up and running after about an hour of work.

#31 6 years ago

I liked having a gorgar. Super fun game, weird backglass. My daughter asked me "does gorgar eat people? Look al all those bones lying around." He sold pretty quickly for $950 about a year ago. If I had the space I would have kept him. He got replaced by a haunted house.

#32 6 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Gorgar is a hard to sell game even at $600 as far as I'm concerned and I stay away from them totally as its the game that everybody wants but nobody can own due to the artwork. Have you tried getting in touch with Ross Ellis right in Panama City ? He has tons of games for sale, he might be a bit high priced....nothing like a $1900 Gorgar I dont think but still worth getting to know him. Look his name up on RGP and send him a email or I can give you his number. Tell him I sent you.
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi
269-979-3836

Thank you for the info!

#33 6 years ago

I'd think for $1900 that at least the game would have new rubber parts, post that DIDN'T have residue on the them, and labels on the drop targets. Have to wonder what the inside looks like.

#34 6 years ago

I saw this thread last night and figured there would be a few quick posts saying "no, not worth it" and that would be it.

So, now I am checking to see why it is still going. I figured after a couple of dozen posts there must be something special about this one.

But no. Gorgar is a sub $1K game. Closer to $100 per word, I think it has 7. If you are new it is easy to get excited and over pay. Then when your stuck with it, the hobby loses something. You have lots of good advice here.

Good luck when you do buy your first pin. Play it, make sure you like it. Check the game and price and the seller. You don't know how to fix them yet so don't buy a headache. If you are in the $2K area there are many good choices.

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