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Is Bally Wizard really worth $6450?


By swampwiz

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    Saw this @ Mr. Pinball Classifieds:

    Wizard, 1975 Bally: $6450
    A highly popular and successful pinball machine, it ran for over 10,000 units. Based on The Who's rock opera Tommy it features some great game play. Most notably it has "flip flags" on the playfield which flip over left to right when hit. This is regarded as the first licenced pinball, with The Who receiving royalties for its sale. This set a trend thereafter with many music icons being featured on pinballs the backglass shows Ann Margret and Roger Daltrey who were in the movie. Stunning cabinet. Without blemish - bright and vibrant colours. Lovely playfield: new playfield glass beautiful backglass newly rubbered. Perfect working order as a piece of furniture and Rock N Roll and Who memorabilia, it takes some beating. Even inside it is excellent. None of the wires have been chopped about - they are all as when the pinball machine left the factory. There are even the paper labels that were tied to some of the wiring loom. You may cherish this pinball for the rest of your life - but as an investment you will never lose money on it either. These will only ever go up in price.

    #2 4 months ago

    No

    #4 4 months ago

    Noooooooo.
    In pristine collector's quality condition that's a $1700 to $2000 game.

    #6 4 months ago

    That reads like a total scam.

    #7 4 months ago

    But doesn’t the fact that it still even has “the paper labels that were tied to some of the wiring loom” make it worth at least that much?

    #8 4 months ago

    Is Roger Daltrey going to come set it up and cook dinner too?

    #9 4 months ago

    You've been on this site 8 years and you cant tell that it is overpriced?

    #10 4 months ago
    Quoted from TopMoose:

    Noooooooo.
    In pristine collector's quality condition that's a $1700 to $2000 game.

    Don’t think so. Restored examples with Wade Krause playfields should fetch much more.

    #11 4 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Don’t think so. Restored examples with Wade Krause playfields should fetch much more.

    Agreed.

    I'm working on one with a new cabinet, NOS Bill Davis cleared playfield and NOS plastic set. If I ever sold it, I'd ask much more than $2k.

    But not $6450!

    #13 4 months ago

    Own two with Wade Krause playfields. Value is priceless to me.

    #14 4 months ago

    I don't think an NIB one would fetch that much unless the buyer was clueless .

    #15 4 months ago
    Quoted from megadeth2600:

    I don't think an NIB one would fetch that much unless the buyer was clueless .

    I’m the crazy person who would. Doubt they exist.

    #16 4 months ago

    an asking price like that, makes this POS, look like a bargain!
    atlanta.craigslist.org link

    #17 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    You've been on this site 8 years and you cant tell that it is overpriced?

    I cant stop laughing about this

    #18 4 months ago

    I would say no, but that ultimately is up to the buyer. I always ask myself what else I could get for the same price. 6450 buys a LOT of better pins. Of course, if it is a CQ pin and there us a rich person out there that just has to have a perfect one...maybe it is worth it to them.

    Remember, only one person has to think it is fair for it to sell.

    #19 4 months ago

    Your making a hell of a leap say this one is the perfect one anyway!

    #20 4 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    I would say no, but that ultimately is up to the buyer. I always ask myself what else I could get for the same price. 6450 buys a LOT of better pins. Of course, if it is a CQ pin and there us a rich person out there that just has to have a perfect one...maybe it is worth it to them.
    Remember, only one person has to think it is fair for it to sell.

    Nice taste for pinball machines. Dodge City is another machine I consider priceless. A bitch to find.

    #21 4 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Nice taste for pinball machines. Dodge City is another machine I consider priceless. A bitch to find.

    They are super hard to find...but it is interesting you said that, it just so happens that i am about to sell one.
    You can PM me if you are interested.

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