Quoted from GoneFishinLvMsg:
If you've found a good deal then jump on it. $5500 is not a good deal IMO.
Personally I'd rather have a couple of $2000 to $2500 pins instead of one TZ. There are a lot of good ones... FT, TS, WPT, BSD, etc.
I also have seen one for a home user but without the upgrades for the higher priced one at $4,899.
Here is what the description is for the TZ going for $5,500. Just curious if this helps justify the price based on past owner, etc. Works 100%, playfield, cabinet, and backglass all in fantastic shape. Shopped with new rubber rings and balls. LED’s installed. New flippers bats, flippers rebuilt, new pop bumper caps, no broken plastics, no cabinet fade, new legs, new pinballs, new clockboard, driver board is rebuilt.
This is a professionally refurbished 1993 Bally Twilight Zone Pinball machine with 30 day warranty.
Machine is in Excellent condition and has not seen a lot of plays. The playfield is original and has no wear, or insert damage or any signs of aging. It has been polished with a 3 stage polishing kit.
The cabinet has no fade on the sides, has not been drilled for lock down bars. There is a scratch on the left side of the head that has been touched up and clearcoated. The sides and front of the cabinet are in fantastic shape. There is some wrinkling under the legs.
There are no broken plastics in the game, The ramp entrances are unbroken.
All electronics and mechanicals function correctly. No credit dot. Game is set for free play
This machine has been completely shopped. The entire top of the playfield was stripped of all parts and everything was cleaned before reassembly. Much of the bottom was also disassembled for cleaning including the subway ramps. Slot machine target is the reinforced on, slot machine weldment is solid with no broken welds.
All circuit boards were inspected and no faults were found.
The game has the following new parts
new rubber rings
new pop bumper caps
new flipper bats
new flipper buttons
new legs, leg bolts, levellers and corner protectors.
new playfield glass
new 9.4 Home revision eprom (includes an option to pause the game!!)
new shooter rod and spring
new rottendog clock board
new glass gumballs inside gumball machine
new custom apron free play and instruction cards
new power cord
All lamps in the game have been replaced with LED's including the GI lights and flashers. Color changing bulb used in the doorknob
Display high voltage section and 5V reset section have been rebuilt as a preventative measure to ensure long term reliability.