More Craigslist laughs.

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More Craigslist laughs.


By wayout440

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    #5301 11 months ago
    Quoted from pookycade:

    I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

    This is in response to the guy that's been advertising a giant inflatable clown head for trade for a pinball machine. It has to be at least a year or two that he's been trying to do this trade and he posts over and over and over.

    As you could imagine, people get sick of seeing it up for trade so every once in a while you'll see a spoof ad like that one.

    Chicago craigslist has a lot of things like this. There's the guy that's been trying to sell his pinball promotional VIDEOS forever. I'm guessing most people wouldn't even have a way to play them even if they did want them. Then there's the guy that's had a bingo machine for sale for like 5 years at an insane price. Finally, after all these years, he's lowered his price. I guess he's finally figured out that what he's trying to sell isn't worth what he's been asking. It'll be interesting to see how low he'll go before it finally sells.

    #5302 11 months ago

    Here is a creative way to hide the fact that this is a home model and up the price $1900

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    #5303 11 months ago

    ebay.com link » Antique Pinball Pin Ball Original Who Kiss Wizard Happy Days Fonzie Pachinko Ace

    #5304 11 months ago

    WTF does "OG" mean?

    I've been seeing it everywhere lately.

    Why can't we just say "NOS" or "original" like normal people???

    #5305 11 months ago

    "And remember cash is king and no bs!!!!"
    houston.craigslist.org link

    #5306 11 months ago
    Quoted from SarverSystems:

    WTF does "OG" mean?

    The literal abbreviation is for "original gangster", as in a veteran and respected gang member, but some people seem to also use it when they just mean something old and original.

    #5307 11 months ago
    Quoted from bkbirge:

    "And remember cash is king and no bs!!!!"
    houston.craigslist.org link

    Te only BS I see is where he says that the parts are in fair to good condition.

    #5308 11 months ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    Te only BS I see is where he says that the parts are in fair to good condition.

    Hey, there's some good condition screws on that playfield! Gotta be $400 worth of screws there right?

    #5309 11 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    but some people seem to also use it when they just mean something old and original

    The term that they are looking for is "old school," which is, itself, an old school term. "OG" in this context is just dumb as hell.
    EDIT:
    Unless this is some oblique reference to the gambling history of early pinball. But, frankly, I think anyone using "OG" un-ironically is likely not cognizant of that history in the first place.

    #5310 11 months ago

    It just sounds retarded no matter how its used.

    #5311 11 months ago
    Quoted from fnosm:

    Can anyone make out what pinball machine this glass is from?

    I laughed at that one when I saw it on CL too.

    #5312 11 months ago

    No, I am pretty sure they used OG correctly. It actually refers to the Original Gangster, Manuel who comes with the machine I assume to offer protection.

    #5313 11 months ago

    Maybe he keeps the machine clean, replaces rubbers and bulbs, and goes "Oh, what a shot! You go girl!"

    #5314 11 months ago
    Quoted from RacingPin:

    Here is a creative way to hide the fact that this is a home model and up the price $1900

    Original Manuel?! What about pedro or Jose?

    #5315 11 months ago

    This guy must've made the post as a joke. So I'm not really sure it deserves mention but here it is: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

    #5316 11 months ago
    Quoted from misterschu:

    This guy must've made the post as a joke. So I'm not really sure it deserves mention but here it is: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

    Screenshot since it will probably be flagged down soon:

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    #5317 11 months ago

    At least he was conservative only asking 800 above price guide, not double.
    Great ad, thanks for that one, got a good chuckle out of it.

    #5318 11 months ago

    One very destructive grandmother

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    #5319 11 months ago

    asheville.craigslist.org link

    Appraised by a pinball Expert at $8000 he says.....lol

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    #5320 11 months ago
    Quoted from Scribbles:

    asheville.craigslist.org link
    Appraised by a pinball Expert at $8000 he says.....lol

    Did you make air quotes before you typed in the words "pinball Expert"?

    #5321 11 months ago

    Fair price but it is “wit out the ball tht gose wit it”

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    #5322 11 months ago

    Doesn't look like the head bolts come wit it either.

    #5323 11 months ago
    Quoted from wantdataeast:

    Fair price but it is “wit out the ball tht gose wit it”

    I'll have one wit.

    #5324 11 months ago
    Quoted from Scribbles:

    asheville.craigslist.org link
    Appraised by a pinball Expert at $8000 he says.....lol

    Amazing what a misplaced decimal point will do for ya.

    #5325 11 months ago

    Williams Dealer's Choice - $1,500

    albany.craigslist.org link

    "....original from the factory...." (Where else would it come from?)

    "....unique piece...." (If you consider 8,850 units produced "unique")

    Yes, it looks like it's in very nice condition from the pics, but $1,500??

    #5326 11 months ago
    Quoted from dfrazer:

    Williams Dealer's Choice - $1,500
    albany.craigslist.org link
    "....original from the factory...." (Where else would it come from?)
    "....unique piece...." (If you consider 8,850 units produced "unique")
    Yes, it looks like it's in very nice condition from the pics, but $1,500??

    Another thing I noticed with ads like this, if they do not state "working" chances are they do not.

    #5327 11 months ago
    Quoted from dfrazer:

    Williams Dealer's Choice - $1,500
    albany.craigslist.org link
    "....original from the factory...." (Where else would it come from?)
    "....unique piece...." (If you consider 8,850 units produced "unique")
    Yes, it looks like it's in very nice condition from the pics, but $1,500??

    Reminds me of the ad that had a Honey for sale for $1,500.00 and was VERY RARE. I see in your games that you have one which makes about 6 that I have seen. Rare?

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    #5329 11 months ago

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    #5331 11 months ago

    PLEASE DO NOT Tell this guy how much you think this machine is worth, because HE REALLY DOES NOT CARE.

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    #5332 11 months ago
    Quoted from jibmums:

    PLEASE DO NOT Tell this guy how much you think this machine is worth, because HE REALLY DOES NOT CARE.
    newyork.craigslist.org link

    Yeah... That got posted to the facebook pinball for sale group also. Needless to say, a lot of folks let him know that he will have that machine for a longgg time.

    #5333 11 months ago

    I don't think I'd trade him a Simpsons for 10 playboy's.

    Maybe if a real playboy bunny came with it....

    #5334 11 months ago

    ebay.com link » Gottlieb Super Mario Bros Electro Mechanical Pinball Non Coin Machine

    But why...?

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    #5335 11 months ago

    For the same reason a dog licked itself.

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    #5336 11 months ago

    Looks like for someone in a wheelchair. Pretty impressive IMO, lot of work done so someone could play pinball.

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    #5337 11 months ago

    I agree, that's pretty badass, and A LOT of work went into that.

    It looks like they wheeled that around to children's hospitals or something like that.

    #5338 11 months ago

    Really great the way they made it so that buttons or a joystick or basically any other input type would work.

    #5339 11 months ago

    I cannot imagine how happy that thing made people. I wish it could be fixed and it could live on like that.

    #5340 11 months ago

    So...is it really closing?
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    (an alert I received this evening)

    #5341 11 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    ebay.com link » Gottlieb Super Mario Bros Electro Mechanical Pinball Non Coin Machine
    But why...?

    Someone in another thread said they believe this may have been from a children's hospital -- in which case, it definitely gets a pass.

    #5342 11 months ago
    Quoted from SkyKing2301:

    Someone in another thread said they believe this may have been from a children's hospital -- in which case, it definitely gets a pass.

    I think it would be pretty awesome if someone were to come up with a generic cabinet like that which something like a modern stern could be dropped into. That one is pretty beat up but what a great concept. With the alternative inputs I can imagine even kids with severe disabilities being able to play.

    #5343 11 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    So...is it really closing?

    (an alert I received this evening)

    Ironically it's not exactly an arcade closing. It's some auction guy at a place called Big City Auctions who's selling a bunch of games off in March. There's a few things that I might be interested in, but the auction is mid-week during business hours. Why are all the auctions around here at inconvenient times. The ads seem somewhat misleading to me.

    #5344 11 months ago
    Quoted from Knapp_Arcade:

    Ironically it's not exactly an arcade closing. It's some auction guy at a place called Big City Auctions who's selling a bunch of games off in March. There's a few things that I might be interested in, but the auction is mid-week during business hours. Why are all the auctions around here at inconvenient times. The ads seem somewhat misleading to me.

    I've been to a few auctions like that before. You aren't missing much. There usually aren't any bargains to be had.

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    #5345 11 months ago
    Quoted from stangbat:

    Looks like for someone in a wheelchair. Pretty impressive IMO, lot of work done so someone could play pinball.

    My father was in a wheelchair my entire life, paralyzed from the waist down from a motorcycle accident when I was only 2, until he unfortunately passed away in 1999.

    I think this conversion is nothing less than awesome, if it enabled someone or several people that were handicapped to enjoy the lure of the silver ball. A lot of ingenuity and design went into converting this game, and it would be stellar to be able to save it.

    I just sent the guy a message asking if he would be willing to work with me on price if I could get it running and continue using it for its intended purpose. Perhaps take it to various hospitals and leave it there for a period of time so it can continue to be enjoyed by patients, or those that are not able to play a standard game.

    Hopefully I hear back.

    #5346 11 months ago

    And then you click on this little guy. Does the seller realize that you can get all new shiny bolts and washers at Lowes for $2 or $3?

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    #5347 11 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    And then you click on this little guy. Does the seller realize that you can get all new shiny bolts and washers at Lowes for $2 or $3?

    I found used lane guides on EBay once, something like 8 for 45 bucks. PBR has them for less than 2 bucks, I can never figure out some of these prices.

    #5348 11 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    And then you click on this little guy. Does the seller realize that you can get all new shiny bolts and washers at Lowes for $2 or $3?

    I almost clicked buy but then I saw that he hasn't tested them.

    #5349 11 months ago
    Quoted from HD_Fatboy:

    I found used lane guides on EBay once, something like 8 for 45 bucks. PBR has them for less than 2 bucks, I can never figure out some of these prices.

    Some people aren't aware of where to go to get parts.

    #5350 11 months ago
    Quoted from bkbirge:

    I almost clicked buy but then I saw that he hasn't tested them.

    How would we know if they actually screw in properly?

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