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More Craigslist laughs.


By wayout440

6 years ago



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    #3751 3 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Blackout pinball game. Manufactured by Williams in the 80's. 4 player. Audio. Xlnt condition.
    Plays well. Reconditioned. Coin op bypassed. $875. Call / Text / E-mail

    They should have painted the cab black...at least it would make more sense. Now it seems more like a brown out than black out. Brown out...lol...maybe the pin was restored in the early 2000's, like 2002.

    #3752 3 years ago
    Quoted from BrewinBombers:

    RARE Original Flyer for AMH:
    $99
    ebay.com link » Spooky Americas Most Haunted Original Flipper Game Pinball Machine Flyer Rare
    h/t: Spooky's Facebook

    You know, I've bought one or two things from that guy before. Seemed like a perfectly rational person, so I'm not sure where he got the idea that flyer was worth big money.

    I wonder if it's a moron trap?

    #3753 3 years ago

    northernwi.craigslist.org link

    $3900 for a Gorgar. Remember folks "Collectors Item".

    #3754 3 years ago
    Quoted from Hoopjohn:

    northernwi.craigslist.org link
    $3900 for a Gorgar. Remember folks "Collectors Item".

    Hah. If it works, drop the 3. If it doesn't work (not turned on in pic, so probably the case), drop the 9.

    #3755 3 years ago
    Quoted from Hoopjohn:

    northernwi.craigslist.org link
    $3900 for a Gorgar. Remember folks "Collectors Item".

    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    Hah. If it works, drop the 3. If it doesn't work (not turned on in pic, so probably the case), drop the 9.

    Did you guys miss the part where not only does the machine talk, but it's the first talking pinball ever? Your loss, I just threw an offer for $4500 so I don't have to deal with all the people in line ahead of me. muahahahaha

    #3756 3 years ago

    Here's a good one on ebay. Somebody buy this "wonderful" game in "great" condition!

    ebay.com link » High Speed Pinball Machine

    #3757 3 years ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    Here's a good one on ebay. Somebody buy this "wonderful" game in "great" condition!
    ebay.com link » High Speed Pinball Machine

    No, actually its working and is in working condition! Apparently those are two completely different things. lol He maxes out the allowable number of pics, not a single one shows the machine actually working. I'm sold

    #3758 3 years ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    Here's a good one on ebay. Somebody buy this "wonderful" game in "great" condition!
    ebay.com link » High Speed Pinball Machine

    Got to love those dumb-ass listings where the person doesn't even clean the glass before taking the pictures.

    #3759 3 years ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    Here's a good one on ebay. Somebody buy this "wonderful" game in "great" condition!
    ebay.com link » High Speed Pinball Machine

    Whoa with a Buy it Now of only $8,000, this pin is a steal, and from a seller with NO FEEDBACK too, I'm confident this is worth my "cash money", I'm going to give the guy my checking account number now!!

    #3760 3 years ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    Hah. If it works, drop the 3. If it doesn't work (not turned on in pic, so probably the case), drop the 9.

    That's a good one and about right.

    #3761 3 years ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Whoa with a Buy it Now of only $8,000, this pin is a steal, and from a seller with NO FEEDBACK!

    Wow I totally missed that

    #3762 3 years ago
    Quoted from Meloyelo51:

    Did you guys miss the part where not only does the machine talk, but it's the first talking pinball ever? Your loss, I just threw an offer for $4500 so I don't have to deal with all the people in line ahead of me. muahahahaha

    It's got a modified sound chip that can say "Gorgar...too...much...money" and "Me...Gorgar...you...sucker".

    #3763 3 years ago

    chicago.craigslist.org link

    $2K for that crap? About $1800 too high

    #3764 3 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    chicago.craigslist.org link
    $2K for that crap? About $1800 too high

    But it has NOS banana flippers

    #3765 3 years ago

    Here's another knee slapper.

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    #3766 3 years ago
    Quoted from fnosm:

    Here's another knee slapper.

    That would probably go nicely right next to the infamous $100K Back to the Future.

    #3767 3 years ago

    did you see who the seller is? lol

    #3768 3 years ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    did you see who the seller is? lol

    fattrain11 Sacramento, California

    #3769 3 years ago

    If you follow Chicago CL you will understand.

    chicago.craigslist.org link

    #3770 3 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    If you follow Chicago CL you will understand.
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    LOL, that ad is just perfect.

    #3771 3 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    If you follow Chicago CL you will understand.
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    I have only been following the Chicago circus for a few months...some of the best posts I have read. The awards were classic...

    #3772 3 years ago

    Wow....great price for this home version.
    sacramento.craigslist.org link

    #3773 3 years ago

    Custom, simplistic, minimalistic cabinet paint job

    tulsa.craigslist.org link

    #3774 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bugsy:

    Custom, simplistic, minimalistic cabinet paint job
    tulsa.craigslist.org link

    Oh man, that's so sad.

    #3775 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bugsy:

    Custom, simplistic, minimalistic cabinet paint job
    tulsa.craigslist.org link

    And a bad player 4 display too!

    #3776 3 years ago

    What a steal:
    ebay.com link » Star Wars Pinball Machine Leds Huo

    #3778 3 years ago
    Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

    What a steal:
    ebay.com link » Star Wars Pinball Machine Leds Huo

    from the ad:
    “THIS IS A SUPER RARE HOME USE ONLY MACHINE NEVER BEEN ON A COMMERICAL LOCATION 1 OWNER PINBALL ”

    Yet: Shows pictures of machine on location

    =Priceless

    #3779 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gryphun:

    from the ad:
    “THIS IS A SUPER RARE HOME USE ONLY MACHINE NEVER BEEN ON A COMMERICAL LOCATION 1 OWNER PINBALL ”
    Yet: Shows pictures of machine on location
    =Priceless

    Location is a showroom!! They're a retail shop.

    #3780 3 years ago
    Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

    What a steal:
    ebay.com link » Star Wars Pinball Machine Leds Huo

    Shipping is also insane. I don't think they want anyone to buy it. It's probably just a way to advertise their business on ebay without having to pay the ebay commission on sale. Someone sees the ad, calls them, and they arrange a sale for $4k or $5k or whatever the real retail price for a very nice DESW is. And if someone DOES happen to buy it? Groovy, baby!

    #3781 3 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Location is a showroom!! They're a retail shop.

    I stand corrected. Thank you Poppapin.

    You have to admit on first glance with the awful purple paint and neon lights in the pictures it looks like a cheesy arcade / family fun center.

    #3782 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gryphun:

    I stand corrected. Thank you Poppapin.
    You have to admit on first glance with the awful purple paint and neon lights in the pictures it looks like a cheesy arcade / family fun center.

    Looked at ad again & couldn't believe the price!! WTF Then looked at pics & saw chip on head, sure it's HUO.

    #3783 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gryphun:

    from the ad:
    “THIS IS A SUPER RARE HOME USE ONLY MACHINE NEVER BEEN ON A COMMERICAL LOCATION 1 OWNER PINBALL ”
    Yet: Shows pictures of machine on location
    =Priceless

    Hey, it's all in caps so it must be legit.

    #3784 3 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Looked at ad again & couldn't believe the price!! WTF Then looked at pics & saw chip on head, sure it's HUO.

    I swear that back has been repainted

    #3785 3 years ago
    #3786 3 years ago
    Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

    What a steal:
    ebay.com link » Star Wars Pinball Machine Leds Huo

    No surprise here if you know who the seller is

    #3787 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gryphun:

    from the ad:
    “THIS IS A SUPER RARE HOME USE ONLY MACHINE NEVER BEEN ON A COMMERICAL LOCATION 1 OWNER PINBALL ”
    Yet: Shows pictures of machine on location
    =Priceless

    Those pictures are of his retail showroom

    #3788 3 years ago

    Choo Choo has been advertising through EBay like this for years. The copied the GRC methodology for sales. Even their warehouse sales are outrageous.

    #3789 3 years ago
    Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

    Choo Choo has been advertising through EBay like this for years. The copied the GRC methodology for sales. Even their warehouse sales are outrageous.

    I've purchased from Choo Choo. They're prices are negotiable and I got a fair deal. But it was interesting dealing with Dale nonetheless. Lesson learned was to be paitient and wait to purchase from a pinsider.

    #3790 3 years ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    I've purchased from Choo Choo. They're prices are negotiable and I got a fair deal. But it was interesting dealing with Dale nonetheless. Lesson learned was to be paitient and wait to purchase from a pinsider.

    Lets take a moment here to reflect on what has been happening in 2017.
    This will help people understand things in a bigger scope.

    Choo Choo prices are not negotiable on everything, it depends on the title and the age of the game.
    If Dale believes the title is worth 3-4X the value, he will not budge.
    The methodology I mentioned is not opinionated, I am providing observations as I watched the Ebay while evaluating market conditions and how things work in this hobby.

    There are "marketeers", speculators, dealers, and brokers not considering any person that is a collector, owner, or private restorer.
    The last type are not going to be considered here, nor HEP sources either, as they are specialized.
    Therefore, as I describe, this has nothing to do with private individuals looking to make maximum profit off a game on pure CL ads.

    A "marketeer" (a play on words of "musketeer") is a person who lists prices that follow trends and doubles or triples costs on typical selling locations. Many are informed, so this is not an accidental afterthought by any means. This type of person spikes during the "good times".

    A speculator is a person who buys a game as low as possible, and then turns and flips the game with no intention of keeping the game, as soon as they can. Once again, this does not consider private owners sitting on NIB games for years, those fall into the category of "marketeer" collectors. Speculators always exist, and also are known simply as "flippers".

    This applies to both new and used games.

    A dealer is a seller who exclusively sells games for business profit as a lifestyle, and if they are good, they know how to properly restore games, in order to continue to have repeat customers, which is critical in this hobby, especially when the market stalls.
    This is also how they acquire more inventory stock more easily.
    The most successful have been in the business for over 20-30 years, and there are not that many left now (less than a two dozen in the world).
    Collectors continue to buy games during stalls, new owners sell, enthusiasts do not, and operators rarely buy restored games from dealers, they buy from distributors, under the same pretense has the dealers themselves, meaning inventory stock, sometimes with trades between them.
    This is exceptionally important, if an enthusiast wants to know "when to buy, and when to sell" if you know what you are looking at with collector glasses.

    A broker is a turn key seller, selling stock at whatever price they believe it can pass, but provide minimal restoration efforts, sometimes incorrectly or taking shortcuts, if they can get away with it. This also is where the "mom and pop" stores get generated during periods of resurgence, which for the time being remains active.

    Some operators subsidize into these categories as well, when they dump their old games.

    Choo Choo is classified as a broker, meaning if it does not sell it squats in their warehouse because it does not sell, it does not really matter. They recently conducted warehouse auctions again under the same pretense. They would welcome the opportunity to buy quality games from owners, and provide pennies on the dollar, in order to sell them back at increased prices on Ebay or their website.

    If owner wants to know when the market "bubble bursts" (which I do not use these words anyway), watch the NIB sales.
    Sales continue to be dropping, as extended games remain unsold, foreign markets cannot afford the games, and operators outright refuse to buy except in mecha regions, with the exception of a handful of titles, and the "special editions" which are going to home owners.

    Stern is being untruthful when they state "more than 50% of their games are going overseas", as the buyers are in the USA.
    This is marketING not the markET.

    For manufacturers that are building less than 300 games per year, it remains inconsequential for the time being as these are directed to the home market, but eventually are impacted and will close in time.
    More and more games are coming up for sale now in the market as far as choices (from every source, and is a positive), competing against new releases, particularly older titles as every category of people are trying to "cash in" on the pinball craze.
    Dealer prices are currently through the roof, as some simply cannot find games to add to their inventory stock, and must continue to make a profit somehow, coupled with their own greed.

    The saddest part of the negative side of a surge is not that prices are affected, but the eventually it is the greed that catches up to those that participated and market implodes upon itself, as more and more games just sit in the mud.
    The "mom and pop" shops close, a few manufacturers remain, and then the whole cycle starts over again in 5-15 years.

    If people are curious to know "who owns pinball machines" here is a snapshot of the past 90 days of game serial number submissions at IPSND.
    71% of all submissions were from the USA.
    North America simply has the largest number of collectors, brokers, "marketeers", and dealers in the world.
    This has not changed significantly since the 1980s.
    Not particularly a huge revelation if you understand the market, but has incredible relevance to sale prices.

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    #3791 3 years ago

    They know it doesn't even work!
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    #3792 3 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    They know it doesn't even work!
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    at least they went the extra mile and claimed that it "might" be a circuit board, rather than a fuse

    #3793 3 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    They know it doesn't even work!
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    I like how they took photos of a computer monitor that was displaying the game photos, and then posted those to craigslist, instead of just uploading the original photos.

    #3794 3 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    They know it doesn't even work!
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    "Must sacrifice" the ad says. Yes, please do....throw it into a volcano to appease the gods.

    #3795 3 years ago

    gulfport.craigslist.org link

    RARE Mortal Kombat "table top pinball", batteries included!

    #3797 3 years ago

    Classic using the Gramdma card

    #3799 3 years ago

    I think that's a photo of Ellen Sharpe, Roger's wife and a pinball champ herself.

    #3800 3 years ago

    Is she a pinball buyer and in Tampa or is someone taking advantage of her pics to get some games?

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