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(closed, thanks!) Advice on purchase of Jokerz


By norcalfella

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

This is an impossible ask, but I'm asking anyway.

I'm 200 miles from the seller, without a vehicle to transport (and don't want to lean on friends for a trip this far) so....

Price is $800 *BUT* the machine makes a "loud sound" at startup. Is it worth it to just get the table and fix it up? He wants $300 to deliver which is basically a ransom so he won't sell it to a local, and I'm okay with that.

Total cost $1100 which gets it to a repairman.

Cabinet looks good, playfield looks good. I'm planning on this being HUO and will never sell it.

Worth it? Need answer by Monday morning. Appreciate anyone's 2 cents on the matter. I missed on one that was $1449 because the seller was a prick who didn't want to text and it was 75 miles away. I feel like this could be my second chance, but I don't want to have it be a money pit.

Attached pictures. I'm a rookie at this, and won't work on it myself because I don't know how.

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#2 1 year ago

buying a game under ppressure is always a mistake
that you cannot drive and pick it up yourself, fix your priorities

pinball machines are always moneypits

#3 1 year ago

Game has a hard to get sound board if it has a issue. Also no pics of playfield? Id be more comfortable at 800....1100 to start not so sure especially not being able to see it first......

#4 1 year ago

2-0 for the no crowd.. thanks for input so far

#5 1 year ago

Did you play it?

#6 1 year ago

I assuming you have not

#7 1 year ago

I've seen this title sit with a price tag of $1200 at shows.

It's not particularly rare or highly desirable. Take a pass on it, and find another one. Too many unknowns for the asking price, and it sounds like the purchase would be to complicated in your situation.

#8 1 year ago

Have not played it. Theory is that, fixed up the thing is worth at least $1600 if not more. I've had a dealer even say they charge $3500 (I rolled my eyes at that) for a restored Jokerz. Locals are lined up, someone contacted from Oregon and machine is in Nevada.

#9 1 year ago

I'm calling this post a victory. Anyone else feel free to chime in.

The no is a strong winner.

Grateful for the responses because I've got some future help I'll be needing the community for I'm sure.

#10 1 year ago

Then be patient, and wait.

#11 1 year ago

I'd pass. It's not a good game, and money you sink into it for repairs will be really hard to recoup if you try to sell.

#12 1 year ago

If you don't have detailed pics or a good idea of whats wrong already, I can't imagine spending that much. Pass & pick up a working machine at a similar price point.

#13 1 year ago

Thanks jar155, but I like the game it's nostalgic I used to play at the arcade with my brother. I'm looking to do a collection of 5 games total, and this would be the most economical. (EPM I paid $2300 for, just bought MMRSE new and have AFMLE coming)

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from norcalfella:

Have not played it. Theory is that, fixed up the thing is worth at least $1600 if not more. I've had a dealer even say they charge $3500 (I rolled my eyes at that) for a restored Jokerz. Locals are lined up, someone contacted from Oregon and machine is in Nevada.

Its not s very sought after pin and can usually b bought for 1000+1250 in nice working condition

#15 1 year ago

It kind of sucks being on the west coast... I scour the lists looking for machines and it's really hard to get them in the Bay Area unless it's a $5,000+ title.

Would love to find a $2000-$3000 WC94/T2/Whirlwind I'd grab them and just call it good, before I lose my mind and buy Scared Stiff and fall in love with another brand new title.

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from norcalfella:

Would love to find a $2000-$3000 WC94/T2/Whirlwind I'd grab them and just call it good, before I lose my mind and buy Scared Stiff and fall in love with another brand new title.

You should have come to the Pin a go go show in Dixon this weekend. There was a lot of opportunities there, including a WCS94 with a clearcoated playfield & CDMD for sale (within your budget) by a well respected Pinsider . Needless to say it sold..

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from moto_cat:

You should have come to the Pin a go go show in Dixon this weekend. There was a lot of opportunities there, including a WC94 with a clearcoated playfield & CDMD for sale (within your budget)by a well respected Pinsider . Needless to say it sold..

Dude, that WCS was awesome looking. I thought it was an OK deal before I even knew it had the color dmd.

I saw that Jokerz on CL too. I was wondering about it.

#18 1 year ago

I wish I had gone to the Dixon show, I did last year but didn't see a lot for sale... I couldn't find any online listings for games there that were on the market or I probably would have made the trek and figured out transportation later

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