Quoted from Whysnow:
Abso>> if you really think you have a chance in hell of finding "MB for $4,736 or MM for $7,013" unless they are beat up shells of their former self then there is really no piont in even discussing price of pins with you.
I know for a fact a MM sold just a couple months ago for $5k and it was in average route shape, not blown out. I helped pick it up and make the deal. I will post here when it is ready for sale. PF is in IL getting refurbed right now. I know that to make it a collector pin with pf, cabinet and all redone it will have over $10 in it buying it at 5.
I know of seveal pins that are waiting for good homes at prices you guys down there would freak over. That is why I keep telling you location is key. There are very few collectors here and nobody will pay those prices for stuff and the shipping here kills any deals. Sealclubber left last summer and now we only have a couple collectors that only have room for a few pins.
A few weeks ago there were a couple machines that I would have bought but the only three collectors here that are buying all went together and we did not fight over them. They made offers and were accecpted. I could have easily paid more and got them but that is not the way we work here. We respect the offers other make and do not pay more to take the machines. It keeps prices normal.
Another example was SC's TAF. He was asking a fair price that would have sold down there in days. It did not sell for months here. He took it there and it was an easy sell.
Quoted from Astropin:
+1 You can not use an 84 month average and expect it to be even remotely accurate.....in fact it's entirely useless for any SS machines.
It might have a tiny bit of value for EM's since they don't sell on a regular basis and the pricing is a little more stable....but even then it's just a low end ballpark.
You are correct, the list is not accurate at all. All the pins that have sold here in the past year have been below the 84 month average. Location, nobody here pays that much for pins. Did you guy know that the entire state that is 2.4 times larger than Texas has less than 800,000 people? Most of you guy live in areas larger than that. I drive over 600 miles just to reach Canada and pass no towns with more than 1,500 people after I leave the Palmer-Wasilla Area where I am at. I read many posts here, I understand pins are going up and how the list is out of date for many. Deals are around, believe that.
There is a nice Comet here right now the guy is asking $800. It will sit for a few months or sell lower. If anybody is interested I will help crate and ship it, just buy it and pay shipping. it is cheaper going south because the containers are empty so it should only be around $1,000 for shipping.
I originally said DM could go for that price in that area and many said the prices are not that high, see the ebay sales summary. Now the same people are telling me the list is not right and is too low for pins because the list is out of date. I still stand by my original post that average in that location is 1800-2000 and could be that high there. That is the original question. You guys can price the machine how you see fit. Happy Hunting.