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    #5351 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    How would we know if they actually screw in properly?

    The same guy has the cabinet ripped apart in four pieces and is selling them individually as "art". Who the hell would buy that?

    And that is pure rhetoric, as obviously some people in the world have questionable intelligence, taste and/or motives.

    #5352 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    The same guy has the cabinet ripped apart in four pieces and is selling them individually as "art". Who the hell would buy that?
    And that is pure rhetoric, as obviously some people in the world have questionable intelligence, taste and/or motives.

    That seller is always parting out games and usually listing the remains with high prices--like you referenced, he tends to list cabinet pieces and stripped playfields as "americana pop art".

    #5353 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    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.

    Wow! What an unfriendly seller/person. And they don't use proper English, which really gets on my nerves. I had one typo, but his last message barely makes sense.

    At this point, I'm not extraordinarily optimistic. Obviously you have to read each message starting at the bottom.

    A real shame that a game with a history like this ends up in the hands of somebody like this. From the other items he sells, seems like he might be someone that buys abandoned storage units.

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    #5354 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Wow! What an unfriendly seller/person. And they don't use proper English, which really gets on my nerves. I had one typo, but his last message barely makes sense.
    At this point, I'm not extraordinarily optimistic. Obviously you have to read each message starting at the bottom.
    A real shame that a game with a history like this ends up in the hands of somebody like this. From the other items he sells, seems like he might be someone that buys abandoned storage units.

    Meh, just another flipper with dollar signs in their eyes. I don't waste my time with those guys.

    #5355 1 year ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    I'll have one wit.

    I see what you did there.

    #5356 1 year ago

    Ahh , the Alma Mater of time

    #5357 1 year ago

    Mater of Time, that's like Father Time's wife?

    #5358 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Wow! What an unfriendly seller/person. And they don't use proper English, which really gets on my nerves. I had one typo, but his last message barely makes sense.
    At this point, I'm not extraordinarily optimistic. Obviously you have to read each message starting at the bottom.
    A real shame that a game with a history like this ends up in the hands of somebody like this. From the other items he sells, seems like he might be someone that buys abandoned storage units.

    Wow, what a jerk. Not only is $1000 a very fair offer, it's for a great cause. The seller also obviously has no personal attachment to the machine, so why wouldn't he want to sell it. Some people man....

    #5359 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scribbles:

    Wow, what a jerk. Not only is $1000 a very fair offer, it's for a great cause. The seller also obviously has no personal attachment to the machine, so why wouldn't he want to sell it. Some people man....

    My thoughts exactly. Doesn't sound like the word philanthropy is in his vocabulary. Well, apparently matter isn't either. Like I said, just a shame this is the guy that stumbled upon such a unique game.

    #5360 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    My thoughts exactly. Doesn't sound like the word philanthropy is in his vocabulary. Well, apparently matter isn't either. Like I said, just a shame this is the guy that stumbled upon such a unique game.

    Just a bad situation there. A scumbag ends up with a device used in hospitals. Most unfortunate. I don't know if you are going to have much luck reasoning with him

    #5361 1 year ago

    You guys are ridiculous. The guy can't speak english too well, so what. Does that make him a scumbag or a jerk? No.

    If he buys and sells storage units, he is in this to make money, not to be a charity. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I know plenty of people who are charitable but never mix it with their business operations.

    Pinside lists the machine at $2,700, would you sell it for $1,000 if you had it? I wouldn't, and I don't believe you really would either. The guy isn't into donating pinball machines to hospitals, so what.

    The guy is probably on his storage forum complaining that a pinball jerk is lowballing him on it.

    #5362 1 year ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    You guys are ridiculous. The guy can't speak english too well, so what. Does that make him a scumbag or a jerk? No.
    If he buys and sells storage units, he is in this to make money, not to be a charity. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I know plenty of people who are charitable but never mix it with their business operations.
    Pinside lists the machine at $2,700, would you sell it for $1,000 if you had it? I wouldn't, and I don't believe you really would either. The guy isn't into donating pinball machines to hospitals, so what.
    The guy is probably on his storage forum complaining that a pinball jerk is lowballing him on it.

    I’m just going to be completely honest here. SMB is not a $2700 game. SMB is only valuable to non pinball people. It is an absolutely awful game. And yes I owned one for years so I feel comfortable saying it. That being said, I get that the machine was made for a purpose but from a pinball collectible position that game is in horrible condition. It needs a complete new cabinet. It is damaged. It’s not working. Are you sure it’s worth $1000? Lol. I’m not certain I’d give that for it and I buy just about anything lol

    #5363 1 year ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    You guys are ridiculous. The guy can't speak english too well, so what. Does that make him a scumbag or a jerk? No.
    If he buys and sells storage units, he is in this to make money, not to be a charity. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I know plenty of people who are charitable but never mix it with their business operations.
    Pinside lists the machine at $2,700, would you sell it for $1,000 if you had it? I wouldn't, and I don't believe you really would either. The guy isn't into donating pinball machines to hospitals, so what.
    The guy is probably on his storage forum complaining that a pinball jerk is lowballing him on it.

    If that were my machine, in that condition, and someone offered me "$1000 maybe $1200" I'd jerk that money away from them so fast they wouldn't know what hit em'. The fact that it would be used to help disabled kids have fun is just icing on the $1000 cake. The guy is a fool for not taking that money.

    #5364 1 year ago

    I agree it’s not a $2700 machine (ever) but not taking 1000 bucks from some random internet guy that’s trying to educate him on the price doesn’t make him a jerk.

    It’s just funny to hear pinsiders disparage others who are not as enlightened as they are.

    #5365 1 year ago

    I saw a STAR EXPLORER on Facebook for $800 it is in Centerville MI
    the older ad has it for $1100.00

    #5366 1 year ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    I agree it’s not a $2700 machine (ever) but not taking 1000 bucks from some random internet guy that’s trying to educate him on the price doesn’t make him a jerk.
    It’s just funny to hear pinsiders disparage others who are not as enlightened as they are.

    I agree, I guess what rubs me the wrong way about people like that is the fact that they're selling an item, but refuse to put a price on it. They expect people to put in bids on it and then wait indefinitely for the seller to see if he can squeeze someone for a few extra bucks. Put a price on it and get sold I say. Especially if you're a flipper like someone mentioned earlier.

    #5367 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scribbles:

    I agree, I guess what rubs me the wrong way about people like that is the fact that they're selling an item, but refuse to put a price on it. They expect people to put in bids on it and then wait indefinitely for the seller to see if he can squeeze someone for a few extra bucks. Put a price on it and get sold I say. Especially if you're a flipper like someone mentioned earlier.

    That’s where the laugh came in. The guy is asking $2495 for it. It’s a crappy game when fully working and nice. A good game for kids so I get what colsond3 wanted it for. But $2495 is a laugh so in this thread he was rightfully made fun of. He is going to have it for a long long time I’d say

    #5368 1 year ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    The guy is probably on his storage forum complaining that a pinball jerk is lowballing him on it.

    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    It’s just funny to hear pinsiders disparage others who are not as enlightened as they are.

    A pinball jerk? I am far from that Jack. This is far from even a $2000 game given the manipulations that have been done to it, the fact that it's not working and obviously has cosmetic damage. I don't care what Pinside says. You can buy this game all day for 1800 - 2000 bucks in fair condition.

    I am more enlightened than he is. I have been in the hobby for nine years, and know much more about what games are worth, and what they need to be repaired than this schmuck does. Notwithstanding, when you run a business, you don't speak with customers or potential customers that way.

    And I can pick apart grammar as much as I want. If you're going to be sarcastic with somebody, and try to be snippy, at least do it with proper words and composition. Doing anything less just makes that person look like a moron.

    Check the threads. I've given pins away for free for lesser causes. For what it is, the price I offered him is more than reasonable period.

    #5369 1 year ago
    Quoted from Black_Knight:

    You guys are ridiculous. The guy can't speak english too well, so what. Does that make him a scumbag or a jerk? No.
    If he buys and sells storage units, he is in this to make money, not to be a charity. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I know plenty of people who are charitable but never mix it with their business operations.
    Pinside lists the machine at $2,700, would you sell it for $1,000 if you had it? I wouldn't, and I don't believe you really would either. The guy isn't into donating pinball machines to hospitals, so what.
    The guy is probably on his storage forum complaining that a pinball jerk is lowballing him on it.

    What's that saying about glass houses?

    #5370 1 year ago

    I thought I read a thread a couple months back that said he was gone from Pinside, but I guess we were wrong.

    #5372 1 year ago

    Colson you are clearly missing the irony here.

    I wasn’t saying you are a jerk. I was laughing at the fact that he was probably bitching about pinball jerks just like people here were bitching about junk flipper jerks.

    Everyone needs to get over themselves.

    #5373 1 year ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    The elusive 1972 SS

    From the ad, "but since it has solid state components, the reliability is far superior to the EM versions." Ha! A System 1 Gottlieb that is more reliable than their EM games. Pure comedy gold!

    #5374 1 year ago
    Quoted from stangbat:

    From the ad, "but since it has solid state components, the reliability is far superior to the EM versions." Ha! A System 1 Gottlieb that is more reliable than their EM games. Pure comedy gold!

    So reliable he had to spend $$$ replacing the board and power supply.

    #5375 1 year ago

    The new game code is outstanding and really makes this Ultra Rare Pin stand out..

    atlanta.craigslist.org link

    More than the local NIB distro price...

    #5376 1 year ago

    This has to be someone from here.....right?

    buffalo.craigslist.org link

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    #5377 1 year ago

    The saga continues.

    newyork.craigslist.org link

    #5378 1 year ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    The saga continues.
    newyork.craigslist.org link

    Number 13 out of 20....

    #5379 1 year ago

    Yeah,

    I spoke with him on the phone and he kept harping on that. I couldn't tell him the truth, the kid was so proud.

    I also picked up another machine from him, and while I was there, he kept repeating that he has 13 out of 20.

    #5380 1 year ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    Yeah,
    I spoke with him on the phone and he kept harping on that. I couldn't tell him the truth, the kid was so proud.
    I also picked up another machine from him, and while I was there, he kept repeating that he has 13 out of 20.

    I thought it was a fake ad at first.

    Where is he getting the idea of "13 of 20"?

    #5381 1 year ago

    Here's one for only $5,500. Less than 40,000 made!!!! One of ours maybe having a laugh?

    newjersey.craigslist.org link

    #5382 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    I thought it was a fake ad at first.

    Not fake, but has been changed numerous times. Prices fluctuating, machines changing, originally used pics from the internet. The one consistency is his spelling and grammar.

    The first ad said that he had 4 machines for sale. When I contacted him, he said that one was sold. Well, "it's not really sold", but its a great title (the ad had a pic of KOD) and it's 13 of 20, and his dad wanted to keep it, so they would only sell it for 3000.00. It's funny, as including the DJ, he had three games, not four. I told him about a DJ on CL that is in much nicer condition and asking much less. He was aware of it, but kept the price at 3k. It's coming down now. Personally, I might give him 400.00 for it. The pf looks good.

    I picked up his Volley. Probably paid too much, as I usually low ball and I had to pay gas and tolls and it was raining and it took so much of my time and do you know all of the effort I have to put into this game to get it going?

    Oh wait. That's a different thread

    Anyway, the whole thing was pretty strange.

    #5383 1 year ago

    That SMB is kinda cool, knowing the context for the modifications done. Makes me wonder if one might be able to make use of a Dialed In for similar purposes, without as much hacking, as it's already set up for remote play via an app.

    #5384 1 year ago

    Not craigslist, but eBay. Black hole $6,500. Why are there so many pinball sellers on eBay still thinking they can get this for their machines!

    Black Hole pinball machine ebay.com link

    #5385 1 year ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    Why are there so many pinball sellers on eBay still thinking they can get this for their machines!
    Black Hole pinball machine ebay.com link

    Maybe certain buyers only use ebay?

    Like the Nigerian Prince Scam, it's still around because someone falls for it once in a while.

    #5386 1 year ago

    wait...that's a scam?

    argggggg!

    #5387 1 year ago
    Quoted from RonSS:

    Here's one for only $5,500. Less than 40,000 made!!!! One of ours maybe having a laugh?

    Price is dropping, and an interesting read.

    newjersey.craigslist.org link

    #5388 1 year ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    Price is dropping, and an interesting read.
    newjersey.craigslist.org link

    What a shame. Great game. Hopefully the price drops to something much more reasonable.

    #5389 1 year ago

    I like his honesty.....

    #5390 1 year ago

    newjersey.craigslist.org link

    Price dropped again. from 5,500.00 to 3,500.00 now 1750.00

    I may have to post to nice em's on CL thread soon.

    #5391 1 year ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    newjersey.craigslist.org link
    Price dropped again. from 5,500.00 to 3,500.00 now 1750.00
    I may have to post to nice em's on CL thread soon.

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    #5392 1 year ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    newjersey.craigslist.org link
    Price dropped again. from 5,500.00 to 3,500.00 now 1750.00
    I may have to post to nice em's on CL thread soon.

    He's starting to get an idea about what the game is really worth.

    #5393 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    He's starting to get an idea about what the game is really worth.

    Reality is a cruel beast.

    #5394 1 year ago

    Hey, he's got an offer of $900, let the bidding begin!

    #5395 1 year ago
    Quoted from RonSS:

    Hey, he's got an offer of $900, let the bidding begin!

    As I said before, I stay away from the ads that turn into bidding wars anymore. Not worth the time. And whoever stopped by to fix his game planted $1500 in his head, so I don't see him going much below that. I guess if someone really wants it…

    #5396 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

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

    Agreed, total waste of time and gas. Auctions were great 10+ years ago. Guys were practically giving machines away so that they wouldn't have to drag them back onto the trucks.

    #5397 1 year ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    Agreed, total waste of time and gas. Auctions were great 10+ years ago. Guys were practically giving machines away so that they wouldn't have to drag them back onto the trucks.

    Yeah, those days are long gone.

    #5399 1 year ago

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    #5400 1 year ago

    WOW, for those of shorter stature I suppose.
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