Quoted from NorCalRealtor:
In an effort to not waste your time, I'll cut to the chase. Love the machine but for a regular Addams Family (not the gold collectors edition) I'd be around $6,500-$7,000. Not trying to low ball you in any way, nor am I some sort of scammer. I'm a serious collector that would love to add this machine to my collection. Are you even interested in a conversation? Totally understand if the answer is a hard no as you might get that much out of it if you're patient enough.
Thank you for your time reading, hope to hear back but I understand if you're taken back at where I'm at currently.
What you need is an unrestored Addams Family. Your budget it sufficient for one.
Thank you for your reply. I'd be shocked if you get anywhere near $10K for a standard Addams Family but good luck nonetheless, I totally understand. If you had a Gold then we'd be having a completely different conversation. I get my valuations from pinside if you're curious as to where my number even came from.
All of that being said though, appreciate the super fast response and I can assure you my intention was not to insult you or or your price.
Citing Pinside average values tells me you are totally unfamiliar with the value of high-end restorations. The restoration itself runs well in excess of $7000. Your budget can get you an unrestored Addams. Good day.
LOL... I tried to be nice and respectful but then you had to take a cheap shot... If you paid $7K to restore this machine then you're in no position to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about, you wasted $7k... Considering a standard Addams Family goes for around $7K, you're already in the hole so no wonder you're excessively pricing this machine. That's okay, I'm sure you'll eventually find a sucker who will grossly overpay.
Good luck, you're going to need it...
No, I'm the one who tried to be nice. Screw off you ignorant newb.
Ignorant newb? I'm not the dumbass who spent more restoring the machine than it's worth... LOL... Again, good luck... I'm sure you'll find a sucker eventually.
That is all.
Thanks man. Been a long day needed that.
I love when noobs try to chisel me down by throwing "pinside values" and other nonsense at me. When you've been doing this as long as I have you've heard it all, and you can spot a pain in the ass a mile away. That was obviously the case here.
Seller exhibited ridiculously restrained patience if you ask me. There's nothing worse than someone pretending to be polite while calling you an idiot who has no idea what they are selling.
You can't FORCE someone to sell you something. So make your offer and move on. When you go beyond that you are being a dick, and shouldn't be surprised by the adverse response.