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(Topic ID: 99830)

More Craigslist laughs.


By wayout440

6 years ago



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    #7351 51 days ago

    I've had over 90 emails but it's still for sale because all 90 people passed......

    #7352 51 days ago

    I have seen this thing change price quite a few times. At one point it was 4k I believe. He kept raising the price making comments about low-ballers. I think he got pissed at offers and just kept raising it to make a point but now it sits at 10k.

    anchorage.craigslist.org link

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    #7353 51 days ago
    Quoted from shimmydisc:

    Someone has to inquire about it...

    So I got a response - he sent me one photo in response to my request for pictures - graphic male porno. It was pinball themed though, FWIW.

    #7354 51 days ago
    Quoted from djtkach:

    So I got a response - he sent me one photo in response to my request for pictures - graphic male porno. It was pinball themed though, FWIW.

    4 Ball Multiball, FTW.

    #7355 50 days ago
    Quoted from djtkach:

    So I got a response - he sent me one photo in response to my request for pictures - graphic male porno. It was pinball themed though, FWIW.

    That's just wrong

    #7356 50 days ago

    and now the ad is gone

    #7357 50 days ago
    Quoted from guitarded:

    4 Ball Multiball, FTW.

    You may have permanently ruined multiball play for me!

    I really hate scammers. Sadly they are in every hobby. I’d love to know the “fake to real” ad ratio for Craigslist and other online ad services.

    #7358 50 days ago

    I knew a few guys in the guitar trade that were ex Secret Service and Insurance Fraud Investigators before retiring. They used to run down every guitar scammer that you threw their way. More than a few ended up getting dragged through court on charges.

    They were great for the hobby.

    #7359 50 days ago
    Quoted from Tomass:

    I have seen this thing change price quite a few times. At one point it was 4k I believe. He kept raising the price making comments about low-ballers. I think he got pissed at offers and just kept raising it to make a point but now it sits at 10k.
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    How about leaving this number: 907-555-1212.

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    #7360 50 days ago

    Does that number still work?

    #7362 49 days ago
    Quoted from tslayer71:

    Wow. Nice playfield...
    denver.craigslist.org link

    At least he is telling the truth in the second part when he says:

    “You will not find another machine with all of the complete parts, manuals and keys anywhere in the USA for this price.”

    #7363 49 days ago

    Yes, and it's "a genuine 1977 Evel Kneivel upright pinball".

    Good that it's genuine, because there are so many cheap forgeries floating around...

    #7364 49 days ago
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    #7365 48 days ago
    Quoted from tslayer71:

    Wow. Nice playfield..

    And it even comes with an alarm switch on the coin door.

    #7366 48 days ago
    Quoted from JustEverett:

    Only about 3x what it's worth...where do people come up with these asking prices? I sent them an offer for $1,500 [quoted image]

    This just dropped to $2K. I guess the guy got realized he was over the moon high in price.

    #7367 48 days ago
    Quoted from RyanStl:

    This just dropped to $2K. I guess the guy got realized he was over the moon high in price.

    They responded to my email telling them they were way off on the price and asked if I'd be interested at $2K. I just responded 'no'.

    #7368 48 days ago
    Quoted from tslayer71:

    Wow. Nice playfield...
    denver.craigslist.org link

    Quoted from mbeardsley:

    Yes, and it's "a genuine 1977 Evel Kneivel upright pinball".
    Good that it's genuine, because there are so many cheap forgeries floating around...

    Quoted from eagle18:

    And it even comes with an alarm switch on the coin door.

    And don't forget; it's an upright, too!

    #7369 48 days ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    And don't forget; it's an upright, too!

    wow they list that as excellent condition.....I'd hate to see what their description of poor condition was.....probably a pin in the back yard with a tree growing thru it

    #7370 47 days ago

    Is this open to Facebook? Here's a good one in St. Louis County. Someone else is asking $100 for same thing.

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    #7371 46 days ago

    ROTFL

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    #7372 46 days ago
    Quoted from fnosm:

    ROTFL
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    I got a BoP. Buy it today and I will knock 10k off the price.

    #7373 46 days ago
    Quoted from freeplay3:

    I got a BoP. Buy it today and I will knock 10k off the price.

    I doubt that yours is the rare "chrome edition"...

    #7374 45 days ago
    Quoted from mbeardsley:

    I doubt that yours is the rare "chrome edition"...

    For 10k, I can make it happen.

    #7375 45 days ago

    $13,500, could be worse. Just think how much a BoP with original antique patina would cost!

    #7376 44 days ago
    Quoted from mbeardsley:

    I doubt that yours is the rare "chrome edition"...

    Seller said he had it chromed... exactly what IDK. but not $7,500 worth of chrome

    #7377 44 days ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    Seller said he had it chromed... exactly what IDK. but not $7,500 worth of chrome

    Someone should probably break it to the seller that adding aftermarket mods does very little to raise the retail price of a machine. In some cases, it actually reduces it if the mod is non-reversible. In any case, he's at least 3x too high...

    #7378 44 days ago

    Anybody looking for that rare pin, Flesh Tales? Now's your chance!

    austin.craigslist.org link

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    #7379 44 days ago
    Quoted from caseydanger:

    Anybody looking for that rare pin, Flesh Tales?

    Pretty sure that was a Porno I saw once.

    #7380 44 days ago
    Quoted from caseydanger:

    Anybody looking for that rare pin, Flesh Tales? Now's your chance!

    Apparently, Flesh Tales is available all over the country. I think I saw the same ad on the Chicago CL today. Scam alert for sure.

    #7381 44 days ago
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    #7382 44 days ago
    Quoted from fnosm:

    ROTFL
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    You missed out. It was on Craigslist last night for $9,500. He also had a Firepower for $7,500.

    #7383 44 days ago

    I owned a Flipper Cowboy in the 1970 timeframe. It was OK. The playfield was pretty standard if I remember correctly, but the main appeal was the backglass gimmick, which allowed the cowboy to shoot a target which spun around. It was like a little animatronic diarama. A gimmick to be sure, but this was from the 60s!!

    #7385 44 days ago
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    #7386 44 days ago

    I do not understand why people get upset over this stuff. First of all, there are scammers in every hobby or business . Secondly, a machine of any title could greatly vary in price based on condition alone. A players condition example of High Speed could sell for 500 if it is not working, has a lot of wear on it, is missing parts, has acid or water damage, etc. Another example of the machine could be worth $3000 because it has just been shopped and upgraded with LED lights (which the buyer is looking for), and it is in extremely nice condition with no wear at all. Another example could be brand new and in the sealed original box. This obviously would be extremely rare, however it does happen. This example could sell for $7500, because there is a collector out there that favors the machine, and views this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a brand new High Speed machine(which turns out to be his/hers favorite game). A real shop job and rubber/LED replacement could cost up to $1500 to have done by a professional. That amount of money has different value to a person depending on many factors. Also, someone may be on the fence regarding if they actually want to sell the machine, so they make the price higher in order to justify getting rid of the game. There is no right or wrong, and stating that a specific title is worth a set amount without giving any value to the condition, when it was shopped, how many mods it has, how rare it is, etc makes absolutely no sense.

    Unfortunately, most of the people complaining about what people sell their games for are the people that turn around and do the same thing themselves. Most of the time, they can do their own repairs, and place very little value on the time that it takes to properly shop a machine since they have all of the time in the world to shop the machine themselves . These are the people that low ball you when you are selling a game, and then turn around and attempt to sell their games at full retail each and every time they sell a machine.

    Of coarse there are extreme situations that make zero sense, and their are times in which the seller is clearly trying to take advantage of a buyers lack of knowledge or experience in buying or selling pinball machines .

    If you do not like the price of something, then just don't buy it, and just stop bitching about it ...

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    #7387 43 days ago
    Quoted from Manny10:

    If you do not like the price of something, then just don't buy it, and just stop bitching about it ...

    This isn’t really the price police thread, it’s the laughs. Ridiculous listings or total odd-ball postings that are so off the wall they deserve to be shared.

    We all like to peruse Craigslist and Facebook for deals and when those are in short supply, why not discuss the 10k zizzle retro-fitted with LEDs?

    #7388 43 days ago
    Quoted from JustEverett:

    Every day there is another one...
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    Have you seen the $7,000 one on market place? It's better then new from factory condition! I don't know how better then NEW is possible but it is!!

    #7389 42 days ago
    Quoted from brobra:

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    This one still baffles me. I thought surely it had to be a scammer, but now I'm not sure. Did some guy just figure out he had something worth a lot more than his original asking price and go nuts?

    #7390 41 days ago
    Quoted from steviechs:

    This isn’t really the price police thread, it’s the laughs. Ridiculous listings or total odd-ball postings that are so off the wall they deserve to be shared.

    philadelphia.craigslist.org link

    "For sale is a 1990 Bally Pool Sharks Pinball Machine. First pinball machine to go Digital."

    WUT?

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    #7391 40 days ago

    Here we go again: Two Zizzle Pirates going for outrageous prices. I think we all need to start picking these machines up and sell them on eBay to buy real machines.

    ebay.com link

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    #7393 39 days ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    ebay.com link » Zizzle Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Man S Chest Pinball Machine
    they want a grand for this one...

    Its funny. Even the guy that bought his for $40 says was curious about these Zizzles, and he'll play it for a quick laugh and then take the legs off and store it...

    #7394 38 days ago

    $1000 Demolition Derby on FB

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    #7395 38 days ago
    Quoted from Quint:

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    It does look nicer than most.

    #7396 38 days ago
    Quoted from Manny10:

    If you do not like the price of something, then just don't buy it, and just stop bitching about it ...

    If you don't like forum threads just move on from that thread. No need to leave a story bitching at everyone else for bitching lol

    #7397 38 days ago
    Quoted from GlassManCometh:

    If you don't like forum threads just move on from that thread. No need to leave a story bitching at everyone else for bitching lol

    Of course, if you don't like threads with people bitching about other people bitching about bitching in threads...just ignore them...no reason to bitch about it.

    #7398 38 days ago
    Quoted from mbeardsley:

    Of course, if you don't like threads with people bitching about other people bitching about bitching in threads...just ignore them...no reason to bitch about it.

    I’m frankly tired of everyone bitching. There’s no need it, I’m contacting a moderator.

    Sincerely,
    Karen

    Ha ha, just kidding. Bitch away!

    #7399 38 days ago

    That trick never works.

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    #7400 38 days ago

    I don't think I would even want to touch whatever the frig that machine is covered with. Looks like black mold or 50 years of soot/dust. Even the walls behind it are covered in whatever we are looking at... Maybe it was in a fire and it's the only thing left standing!!! LOL

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