As if I don't have better ways to spend my time ... here' my reply:
(seller's name is Harry)
Thank you Harry.
I believe you might be overpricing it quite a bit. I’m not trying to be disresepectful, I know pinball machines very well. Gottlieb’s are wonderful pinball machines; some of the best made. Unfortunately they just don’t command the amount you are asking. If it was new, in-box, never plugged in, then you might be able to fetch five or six thousand. Once unboxed and played (home-use only, and kept in climate-control, out of the sun to prevent fading), then you’re down to three to four thousand. And if it was ever placed in an arcade where it is left powered on all day and played thousands of times over the course of its life, then all bets are off - you’re looking at $300-$1200 depending on how badly it’s worn and faded.
Best regards on a sale. You’re local to me, and I’m quite passionate about the hobby - so please forgive the unsolicited advice.
Yes, I refrained from crying foul and insulting the guy. I think I'll get out of my cave now and enjoy the day elsewhere ... need to forget how much of a weiner this hobby has made of me.