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More Craigslist laughs.


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    #192 4 years ago
    Quoted from kirkgun:

    hmmm. did the ball get stuck behind that dangling broken rubber, perhaps?
    Nice playfield condition though.
    charlotte.craigslist.org link

    That ball is supposed to be there, it's a captive ball on a Stern Stampede.

    3 weeks later
    #249 4 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    How can you tell if she has a rug??...

    It's "Carpet", man

    2 months later
    #653 4 years ago

    Only needs minor repair.
    ebay.com link » Williams Space Shuttle Pin Ball Needs Minor Work Repair Or Use For Parts Look

    #667 4 years ago
    Quoted from indypinhead:

    Gotta add this one to the list:
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    The buyer will be in a big hurt at that price.

    #693 4 years ago
    Quoted from Dano:

    denver.craigslist.org link
    Why do people see a listing on ebay that does NOT sell and think that is what things are "going for"

    That Pool Sharks has been on and off ebay in Florida for about a year. I made an offer on it and they didn't like it so I have been blocked from making any offer, including full price...lol

    2 weeks later
    #822 4 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Looks like it fell out of an airplane...

    Maybe it's Harrison Fords, he just crashed a plane

    3 months later
    #1135 4 years ago
    Quoted from skywelker:

    I know right. How do you even get side rails to be that worn?

    It's a Gottlieb, they all have siderails that look like that

    2 months later
    #1262 4 years ago

    Not craigslist but ebay, check out this CQ Gilligans Island with "No Fade"
    ebay.com link » Gilligans Island Pinball Machine By Bally Collector Quality

    #1272 4 years ago
    Quoted from WIZ:

    Asked about the fade "I thought Gilligan wore a RED shirt, not a yellow one......................." and this was his reply:
    "by golly ur right but thats the way cabinet was made tell u what buy it and ill send u a roll of masking tape and a red sharpie 4 free : )"
    I feel sorry for the poor sucker that buys this.

    He called me a "Stupid Honky" for asking about the CQ listing.

    1 week later
    #1364 4 years ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    I hate when people post any game for sale and use the stock photos, or even worse, the flyer. Then again, there are some people out in the world that still use 1994 Motorola flip phones. Hopefully he takes the money he makes off the game and buys either a camera or an updated cell, or some common sense.

    Flip Phone? I just got a new family plan with these really cheap.
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    2 months later
    #1727 3 years ago

    reply x prohibited[?] Posted: about an hour ago ◀ prev ▲ next ▶ print
    1950's Gotlieb pinball macchine - $7000 (Coral Springs,Fl)
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    condition: good
    make / manufacturer: Gotlieb
    model name / number: Dodge City
    size / dimensions: 29x69x22

    safety tips
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    product recalls
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    This is a 60 year old pinball machine that is all flat spring relays. Asking $7000.00 or best reasonable offer. You must pick-up and ship.
    it's ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
    post id: 5325961921 posted: about an hour ago updated: about an hour ago email to friend ♥ best of [?]

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    #1730 3 years ago

    I tried to post a pic of the mildewed playfield but couldn't get it to load into the post.

    #1753 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mateo777:

    $7000????!
    Old=rare=expensive. I wonder what the real worth of this machine is?

    I just got an email from him, he sold it to someone for $300. Too bad it wasn't me. I'm not far away.

    3 weeks later
    #1854 3 years ago
    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    This Indian loves to party!
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    With both men and women

    2 weeks later
    #1984 3 years ago
    Quoted from seeburg220:

    This one looks like it's been shot at, as well as smoke damage....and it can be all yours for $2k. This is the same clown that has the CF listed for $5k and it also looks like crap.
    ebay.com link » Bow And Arrow Pinball Machine

    That has to be a joke ad

    #1987 3 years ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    I'm curious about the oily spot in the center playfield.

    Bodily Fluids?

    1 week later
    #2033 3 years ago
    Quoted from RVH:

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link
    Bally wizzard $2300. Cash only, bring hundreds!

    I'd bring five of those $100's

    #2046 3 years ago
    Quoted from GreenMachine19:

    This gets bumped to the top of Eastern CT on CL about every other day. A Big Deal for $1200. I'm just going to flag it everytime I see it now.
    newlondon.craigslist.org link

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    Why flag it?

    #2050 3 years ago
    Quoted from GreenMachine19:

    Because I'm tired of looking at it. It hasn't moved at all at this price. The Op just keeps bumping it to the top of the list.

    That is no reason to flag him/her. They can ask whatever they want for their machine, and bump it whenever they want.

    #2051 3 years ago
    Quoted from GreenMachine19:

    and it smells like a scam

    Splain Lucy.

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    #2053 3 years ago
    Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

    CL lists this in their rules.
    "spam; miscategorized, overposted, cross-posted, or nonlocal content"
    No, they're not supposed to post the same ad day after day after day. And in cases where they're overpriced by multiple times what one could reasonably expect - fuck em. Flag away all day every day.

    Doesn't make it a "Scam".

    1 week later
    #2169 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dan63:

    I know that this about Craigslist listings, but it seems for whatever reason I can't post a new thread like the rest of you and I talked to the webmaster and he can't figure it out so I am doomed I guess? Attached are some pictures of my Topcard Pinball. I've had it about 7 years now and really enjoy it. I actually bought a real Junker for around $200 and on the drive home I got a call from a friend of mine who was selling his Topcard, so yes I bought it. I took the best parts from both machines and made one and sold the other Junker and got my money back. I grew up on this game and always loved racking up the games. I love that knock. My favorite shot is trapping the ball on either flipper and shooting it to the opposite lane when "Specials" is lit and scoring two quick games. I always try to exchange the ball from flipper to the next trying to see how many times I can do it.
    Anyway I have too much in it to sale it and I doubt I ever will. Too much meaning I had to pay someone to work on it when I first got it and of course it cost me over the time I had it, but it was worth it. I would like to eventfully learn how to make the repairs myself. The game isn't worth much as it is. I would say $500-600 maybe on a good day, but like I said I love playing so its worth it to me to hang on to it.
    So my question to all of you is this? Should I invest in a full top to bottom restoration on the machine or just keep it well maintained and leave everything original condition? I wish I had some advance skills to do the work myself, but I don't which is why I would like to learn the basics.
    What would a full restoration cost and what company would you guys suggest?
    Again my apologies for posting here on this thread, but I don't have the access on my account to start a new thread. It seems I can only respond to existing threads.
    Dan
    PS: Whats wrong with the instructions on the game card? Do you see it?
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    That playfield will clean up beautifully with a little magic eraser and a few coats of wax.
    No need to do a full blow restore.

    1 week later
    #2301 3 years ago
    Quoted from 3rdaxis:

    This really pisses me off... And its warped.
    ebay.com link » Williams Firepower Pinball Machine Used Slingshot Plastic

    He also shows that it is warped. so he's not hiding a thing

    #2302 3 years ago
    Quoted from 3rdaxis:

    This really pisses me off... And its warped.
    ebay.com link » Williams Firepower Pinball Machine Used Slingshot Plastic
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    #2336 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dan63:

    So what would be a fair price. He's about an hour away from me

    I have the two player version of it, Pioneer, and I have $1000 in it, so he really isn't that far off in price. IMO
    Looks super clean

    #2346 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    ebay.com link » Black Knight Pinball Machine Toy
    This BK2000 pin has been relisted over and over again. I think I first saw it listed for around $275, and it has been steadily dropping in price to where it sits at $165 at the moment.
    Get it while it's hot!

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    Well it is listed as a "TOY"

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    #2399 3 years ago

    Sounds like he just wants to trade, but if you insist on buying well here's the price.

    1 week later
    #2436 3 years ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    motivated seller
    sarasota.craigslist.org link

    That could be one of Russos guys

    2 months later
    #2737 3 years ago
    Quoted from John_in_NC:

    Your text came off pretty bad, "my time is valuable" Give me answers or else..., kind of dickish. If I were the seller I would have said about the same.

    I won't even deal with a text.
    I don't have a texting phone, and each text I send or receive costs me $.25

    2 weeks later
    #2888 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bos98:

    Speaking of grammar police, can we get a topic on the proper usage of the words: to , too and two ???

    I "too" would like "to" see one or 'two" of these

    #2890 3 years ago
    Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

    I'll start the topic just as soon as I finish installing these LED's.

    How many LED's do you have, won or to?

    #2893 3 years ago

    Wear is a link to this thread that there talking about?

    #2913 3 years ago

    Oh Boy, that should light a fire....LOL

    #2961 3 years ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    Guess the seller doesn't know that a 2013 pro can be had for the same price, or less. He'd probably ask 6-7K for the 1978 version next to it lol
    pittsburgh.craigslist.org link

    The working small DMD is worth more than the whole machine.

    #2990 3 years ago
    Quoted from GLSP3022:

    Why all the hate?

    "Miners"

    2 weeks later
    #3050 3 years ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    Would you buy... a pin... from... this... man... ??? This pic made me laugh... Needs caption...

    That's a member on here, Turboderf. he's a great guy and honest to deal with.

    #3052 3 years ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    That's cool, just the odd expression on his face made me laugh! Looks like he's freaked out, someone told him he had to stand next to the pins.
    I'm not photogenic either, usually takes a couple dozen to get something decent... Get a better one of him!

    He's on the left

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    #3319 3 years ago
    Quoted from paddlepaw:

    Wow
    detroit.craigslist.org link

    Must be for a girl

    4 weeks later
    #3396 2 years ago

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    favorite this post 1972 Mint Gottlieb Wedgehead Pinball Machine World Series - $2975 (Boca Raton) hide this posting
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    condition: excellent
    make / manufacturer: Gottlieb
    model name / number: Wedge head World Series
    For the man or lady who has everything... Perfect for the Man Cave

    1972 Gottlieb Wedgehead Pinball Machine. Machine looks like it came out of time capsule. One of only 775 made!
    http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=2813

    Only one light not working probably needs new socket, all rubber recently replaced.
    The back glass is perfect, the playing field barely has a mark, even where the balls get fired out of the infield holes. The outside paint is about as nice
    as your going to see for an original painted cabinet. There is a small part on the lower left rear edge where the plywood lamination cracked off, it is smaller
    than a cigarette and barely noticeable unless you seek it out, and a few very,very minor chips here and there. The legs aren't even pitted. I have everything
    but original lock and key, even the original grease pencil to record high score.

    fyi: http://www.pinrescue.com/games/grandslam2011.html this machine is very similar to mine.
    mine is 100% original mint condition. Only new parts are rubbers. Am I Asking top dollar ... yes. This is a museum piece if there is such a thing. You will not find another original pinball machine this pristine. A collectors show piece

    As far as i am concerned this machine is museum quality. It has barely any use. It was in a private collection from day one, and allegedly purchased directly from the Gottlieb family although I cannot prove this. I don't need to sell it so any lowball offers won't even be considered. Just looking to clear up some space to buy more stuff.

    Open to right trade or make me a cash offer

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    #3398 2 years ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    This is the Craigslist Laughs thread. And while that price MAY be funny, you have to open a Marketplace ad for the game, if you're going to sell it here on Pinside..

    It's not mine it's a CL ad

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    #3496 2 years ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    Perfect working? I see the right flipper is working really well!

    There is a ball cradled on the flipper, pic was taken during playing a game.

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    #3516 2 years ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    **Bally Capt. Fantastic Elton John Pinball Machine** - $3000
    detroit.craigslist.org link
    We have a Bally Capt. Fantastic Elton John pinball machine for sale. It has been completely reconditioned and is fully functional. Please feel free to swing by and check it out or call for more details. Wise Buys Resale & Consignment Shop

    Is that the X rated backglass?

    #3520 2 years ago

    It's a great pin, and I know a collector that paid $1800 for his. $3000 is high but it is in a retail location

    3 months later
    #3851 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinden007:

    I was considering offering $200 since it didn't look too bad. I have no idea how to fix anything that could be wrong with it but it's the game I had when I was 12.
    annapolis.craigslist.org link
    Thoughts?

    $200 max for a nonworking EM

    #3863 2 years ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    sanantonio.craigslist.org link
    $3000 for a 1972 Nip It partially covered in brown vinyl. Game weighs about 800 pounds and takes four people to load it in a truck.

    Must have some bodies in it to be that heavy.

    #3886 2 years ago

    Hard to find a fun EM under $900 anymore
    They are more popular now because of the crazy high prices for a SS ore a DMD pin.

    #3896 2 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    losangeles.craigslist.org link
    Not really funny, just wanted to see if its just me or does the LED lighting on this game look awful?
    Sorry to the seller if he is a member here, but tone it down a bit...

    LEDs don't always photograph well so it's hard to say.

    #3947 2 years ago

    I'm surprised that anything surprises us anymore on CL

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    #4106 2 years ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    The guy said he had 3 people interested in that Kiss.I told him they must be dumber than him.

    Great bargaining skills you have

    1 month later
    #4426 2 years ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    On closer inspection, it's nota white board, that's an F'n layer of dust!

    Don't know what it is but it isn't dust, because it's not on everything.
    None on the backbox or shooter assy, or the cashbox on the pin next to it.

    #4442 2 years ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    That disappointing...it was mine. Not hard for me to decipher given that it still has my custom keychain on the coin door in his pic. He said he wanted it for himself. And he's a Pinsider, probably why it's not listed here.

    It's his pin he can do what he wants with it.

    2 weeks later
    #4584 2 years ago
    Quoted from nascarrey:

    More like 1.5 hours of work when you factor in tear down, waiting for empty elevator & traffic........lol
    Is he moving only 1 machine or all 3 that I see in that pic?

    If there is an elevator then it is a piece of cake to move

    #4586 2 years ago
    Quoted from nascarrey:

    Move-yes, but it will be way more than 20 min of someones day.

    $100 should cover it

    #4588 2 years ago
    Quoted from nascarrey:

    I like that $300/hourly rate!

    Nice work if you can get it.

    #4600 2 years ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    Rodeo Shooting Gallery, Royal Flush Pinball, Magnotron Pinball, Flip Flop Pinball and a Imperial Butcher Block Foosball Table. All have been sold recently for $15,740.00 I looking for $9.995 total, CASH, or make an offer.
    detroit.craigslist.org link

    About right for a retail seller

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    #4629 2 years ago
    Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

    Warning: politically incorrect comment.
    You guys are missing the essential of this auction. The Girl comes with it .

    She would have to be a "Working Girl" to make it worthwhile.

    #4677 2 years ago

    That almost looks like it has been in that spot it's entire life.

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    #5210 1 year ago
    Quoted from VDrums2112:

    So aside from the fact that he's asking way to much for this game, did this guy never pass English in school? I may only have a high school education, but I can at least write something that is halfway presentable and readable for shit's sake.
    And if any of you comes up with some silly ass run on sentence, this entire class is gonna feel... my... wraf! Now, where is A-A-Ron? Is there an A-A-Ron in here?
    -Steve

    Also "Wrath" not wraf.

    #5230 1 year ago
    Quoted from Grayman_EM:

    I've noticed on some of these rare high priced machines that they will get them working and do all the mechanics of the internals of the pinball but the cabinet has not been touched. If it's over a grand the cabinet should be spotless! EM of course.

    A Rare and Spotless" EM for a grand?

    #5241 1 year ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    but who puts a pinball in the kitchen?

    I would if I had to

    #5246 1 year ago
    Quoted from igo4rams:

    Fathom: Asking $5,695 on ebay and
    Asking $7,100 here on Pinside: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/57436

    Sounds like Pinside is getting Trolled by a few people for shits and giggles.

    #5254 1 year ago
    Quoted from alexmogil:

    Wow Frankenstein for ten bucks!
    ebay.com link » 1996 Sega Marry Shellys Pinball Machine Frankenstein
    Come on eBay. That account, newly hacked, probably has millions of dollars of items for sale, all placed within minutes of each other.

    That's the opening bid, not the sale price

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    #5536 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Never good when the description includes "The game does smell."
    columbus.craigslist.org link

    The gameplay stinks on it's own, doesn't need any help.

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    #5589 1 year ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    HUO only , really? With all the wear on both the coin slots, sure.

    How can you see that from that blurry picture?

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