I just ran across this beauty...instead of linking it, I'll just put the text of the ad:
Unique cocktail pinball.Fully electronic.Gottlieb produced:"NIGHT MOVES".GOTTLIEB was a premium pinball manufacturer; from 1927-1996.Extremely"RARE"!Made in 1989*ONLY.* Includes original advertising and owner manuals.Great*COLLECTOR*for the cave,or rec-room. Use as a money machine;or keep as an appreciating collectible.(Pricing in the thousands), is based on rarity and condition.As this is *NOT* a must-sell situation;terms and conditions are available.View in person;prior to sale.Highest personally*ACCEPTABLE*offer;takes it home.
It has the all the hallmarks of a perfectly written ad. It includes words like "rare" and "collectible". It builds the hype by implying that this is worth "thousands" and will continue to appreciate. Finally, you have the "I don't need to sell it but if you make me a ridiculous offer, I will"...All it needs is a special bonus offer for calling within the next 10 minutes and an 800 number and he'd be all set.