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More Craigslist laughs.

By wayout440

5 years ago

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    #171 5 years ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    check out this awesome pinball table, only 325$!
    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    I like the idea. Not so much on the price.

    1 week later
    #204 5 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Not craigslist, but still completely rediculous nonetheless:
    ebay.com link » Vintage Pinball Machine Spare Part Chromed Steel Ball
    A rusty, used ball for $20 on ebay. With $18 shipping.

    Ummm. It's coming all the way from Australia. Of course the shipping is high. They make the best rusty pinballs down under. You want the best - you pay the price, mate.

    #208 5 years ago
    Quoted from egyptrus:

    And it comes with the "sex sells" shot of a woman standing by the game, as if that somehow makes the game more desireable...

    2 months later
    #523 4 years ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    Just in time for the Super Bowl:
    ebay.com link » Dallas Cowboys Custom Pinball Machine Real Classic Gottlieb Bells Chimes More

    I'd say that that table is quite a catch. But on further review, no. No it's not.

    #566 4 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    This guy can't decide whether he has to sell or not -- it's an awesome read!
    1. First offer of $3650 will be accepted.
    2. I am not considering offers less than $3200.
    3. If you can meet me in the Cleveland, Ohio area I will accept $3100 non-negotiable lowest price.
    4. Please send offers -- we can negotiate.
    5. I am not in a position where I need to sell this quickly.
    #1 will never happen because of #2 an #3. LOL
    #3 nullifies #2. (sounds like he's attempting to give a non-shipping price, but it's just not clear)
    #4 nullifies #2 and 3, (if by offers he means "below his 3100 rock bottom price")
    He could have just gone with, "Asking $3650."
    Am I missing something? How can a guy offer 3650, when he tipped his hand that $3100 is just dandy, oh and he'll negotiate...

    This guy should end up on Pawn Stars taking $1150 or so.

    1 week later
    #613 4 years ago

    Rare pic of the mylar they likely used.


    #638 4 years ago

    There's no way that thing can be serious...


    A proper tongue in cheek playfield ad:
    ebay.com link » Shaq Attack Pinball Playfield For Wall Art Or Rpg Target Practice

    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    Too many pinball machines? Need at hot tub instead?
    portland.craigslist.org link

    There's really only one possible trade.

    #647 4 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    El Dorado - City of Sepia Indiana Jones!
    sanantonio.craigslist.org link

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Drop Targets.

    #689 4 years ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    That's a joke...I saw it years ago.

    Years ago....
    Twice on this page....
    On the previous page....
    In another day or two....
    What once was will be again.
    Time really is a flat circle, man.

    2 weeks later
    #801 4 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    lol...this guy is confusing a couple of movies....selling a DE Star Wars with a robotic bobo the owl????
    orangecounty.craigslist.org link

    What if the translite is autographed by the cast of "Clash of the Titans?" What then?

    #825 4 years ago
    Quoted from WApb:

    For some reason the ad does not really match up with the picture. If he wanted to fix it up im sure he could have stored it better.. This is just a wreck.

    Here's that exact picture in someone's blog of sorts from 2009.


    1 week later
    #875 4 years ago

    That's not playfield ware. It's playfield where. As in "Where did the paint go?"


    2 weeks later
    #937 4 years ago
    Quoted from davideokills:

    I dare you to offer something imaginary and post the response here.

    Offer the square root of -1.

    3 weeks later
    #984 4 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:

    humboldt.craigslist.org link
    Imperial II-class Star Destroyer (Mad River)
    Selling a slightly used Imperial II-class Star Destroyer.
    Previously (slightly) owned by a navigator of a spice freighter, this vessel has been sitting on my moisture farm and needs to be removed before next year's harvest. I just haven't had time to give this classic the attention it deserves and my loss is some-one else's gain!
    1,600 meters in length this bad boy has a maximum atmospheric speed of 975 km/h and an acceleration of >2,300 g. It's got a Class 2 hyper-drive system still in working order with a backup Class 8. SFS I-a2b solar ionization reactor is in good to excellent shape. KDY Destroyer-I ion engine turns over on the first try but may need a new serpentine belt.
    As you can see by the picture provided, the deflector shield generator domes are intact. That is a state of the art ISD-72x.
    Fully equipped with LeGrange targeting computers, heavy ion cannons, Phylon Q7 tractor beam projectors, leather bucket seats, and a 15 disc cd changer.
    36,000 tons of cargo capacity, this beauty was ran with a crew of 37,085 but you can pull it off with a minimum of 5,000 leaving you plenty of room to pack in a few extra AT-AT walkers, TIE starfighters, prefabricated garrison bases, Lambda-class shuttles, yards of soil, spool after spool of pipe, and jet skis.
    This superstructure is perfect for long road trips with the family, discovering new galaxies, picking up girls for dates, and general destruction of your enemies. Have you ever seen what a Star Destroyer can do to the surface of an unshielded planet? Stones run like water and sand turns to glass. With just a little TLC, this baby can be good as new.
    Brand new this beauty of the skies runs at about 145,670,000 credits, but do to some carbon scoring I can be flexible on the price. Realistically, I just need it removed from my property, so all offers or trades will be considered. Make me an offer, no mind tricks.
    First come, first serve basis. You are responsible for towing.
    do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers


    humboldt.craigslist.org link

    3 months later
    #1207 4 years ago

    Not really a laugh, since I'm tired of seeing it.

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    An overpriced EM with a single bad photo? Well, I never.

    But like (I assume) a lot of you, I get emails from CL when machines are posted. You know how even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day? It feels like that's how often this thing gets listed.

    I'm exaggerating, but this is from my gmail.

    1 month later
    #1399 4 years ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    That has got to be a few of the weirdest posts on CL I have ever seen. What the hell are those two thinking? And do they even have a pinball machine they're selling? LOL. I wish I had that much free time on my hands that I could circuitously make fake ads about nothing.

    Kinda feel like posting to the NH craigslist and adding fuel to the fire.

    2 weeks later
    #1459 4 years ago

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    Williams TAXI Pinball Machine with Marilyn, not Lola - $3000

    "One of only 200 built, Williams Taxi pinball with Marilyn. Only 200 produced and 99%+ were exported. Rumor has it only two remained here in the states."

    #1463 4 years ago
    Quoted from Bohdi:

    I saw it too and just laughed. I honestly believe there are more Marilyns than Lolas out there, at least from what I see. Also love the "original" topper. This should sell FAST

    Hey. At least the 2 US based Marilyns are in Minnesota.

    And it's supposedly HUO, so don't worry about the wrong topper. I'm sure the original is around there somewhere.

    1 month later
    #1682 4 years ago
    Quoted from boustrophedonic:

    chicago.craigslist.org link
    Yeah... $5K... minor cosmetic issues... just wow...

    Saving the pic for the thread.
    Jordan dunked on that for years.

    1 week later
    #1754 4 years ago

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    Yeah, and the hooker downtown is "almost a virgin."

    1 month later
    #2052 3 years ago

    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.

    #2061 3 years ago
    Quoted from 0geist0:

    Doesn't make it a "Scam".

    I didn't say it did. I was pointing out that per CL's site, "overposting" is a valid reason to flag ads.

    4 weeks later
    #2350 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mikala:

    $6,000 Chicago Bears machine. Market price on this one must be up after that stellar season performance this year.
    chicago.craigslist.org link

    Free to Jay Cutler as long as he leaves town with it.

    2 weeks later
    #2438 3 years ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    motivated seller
    sarasota.craigslist.org link

    I'd be pretty motivated to sell at those prices too.

    2 weeks later
    #2493 3 years ago

    Boring standard overpriced Hurricane:

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    "This Pin is shopped and completely gone through by our expert staff."


    Experts that missed the credit dot.

    Oh, and if you visit the sales page on their website - they have a few pictures of tables. Granted - they don't actually say that they have these particular tables for sale, but one of these things is not like the other.


    1 month later
    #2585 3 years ago

    He'd call his friend who's an expert on the unlicensed usage of images.

    2 weeks later
    #2656 3 years ago
    Quoted from aahgo:

    More rubber dinosaur!!!
    milwaukee.craigslist.org link


    John, the kind of control you're attempting simply is... it's not possible. If there is one thing the history of toppers has taught us it's that they will not be contained. Toppers break free, they expand to new territories and crash through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is.

    #2658 3 years ago

    It's happening again....

    #2677 3 years ago
    Quoted from PinballNewb:

    buffalo.craigslist.org link
    looking to trade my exotic pet with minor disabilitys for pinball and or arcade game.
    about my pet, his name is Stanley and he's a kangaroo,(no he doesn't have a pouch) we named him Stanley after the Stanley steamer commercial, he has intestinal issues and needs hourly attention from caregiver, it's just time to give the steamer a new home. will provide additional details for new owner and interested individuals, not a good family pet!
    a little about Stanley, he's a brown kangaroo and you'll probably want to pet and hug him up but I wouldn't due to unpredictable aggressive behavior, he kicks hard and it can hurt real bad. just look and don't touch. Willing to trade for arcade games or just about anything.
    we have about 4 months of adult sized diapers that will go with Stanley. he's a great kangaroo and is looking for a great new home.

    Wonder if they'd be interested in this.

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    #2679 3 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    That's got to be a BS ad.

    It's clearly a KS ad. Please try to pay attention.

    2 weeks later
    #2789 3 years ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    They must have some way to stop him somehow. The abuse of keywords could be considered as clogging up the system, responses from customers flagging etc. I would think are somehow valid reasons to shut him down. Annoying for certain.

    Post ads in the free section with their phone number in it. It's childish, passive aggressive as Hell, and they may not even make the connection. On the other hand, screw em'.

    1 week later
    #2889 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'll start the topic just as soon as I finish installing these LED's.

    #2924 3 years ago
    Quoted from waveman:

    Ghostbusters LE Pinball Machine - $14000 (walnut creek)
    sfbay.craigslist.org link
    Stern Ghostbusters LE Pinball Machine
    New in box !

    Ask them how it fits in there with that Monopoly taking up all the room.


    #2927 3 years ago
    Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

    Reported for immediate scam, blacklist of account, and individual ad marked for removal as prohibited.
    Sometimes diligence and extra effort is needed to protect others.

    And the ad is down. Heh.

    #2929 3 years ago
    Quoted from GLSP3022:

    Do they honestly think people are that stupid??
    Wait. Don't answer that

    I think this falls under the "it only takes one idiot" rule.

    Maybe they land the perfect storm of stupid.

    A non pinhead that wouldn't know that LEs aren't out yet.
    One that wouldn't immediately see that that image had been photoshopped.
    One that REALLY REALLY likes ghostbusters.
    They have a load of disposable income, and are willing to throw it around without looking to see what something should cost.

    And of course, they'd have to then be willing to wait for the machine, not questioning why they can't have the one that was shown in the ad.

    Now wishing I had responded to the ad saying I'd take it, but only if I could get it immediately.

    2 months later
    #3237 3 years ago
    Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

    Some "battle scarred" games and few creative paint jobs.
    Thousands of them in my archives.


    1 month later
    #3307 3 years ago

    Attention Minneapolis CL watchers - It's baaaaack.
    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    Down another $100 since our last visit, and now at just under a quarter of the original asking price.
    Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 11.33.38 AM (resized).png

    Going to assume that it still needs those new "bumper pads" though.
    good enough (resized).jpg

    #3332 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bbismuth:

    stlouis.craigslist.org link

    Probably a new Stern what with the ghosting and all.

    Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

    Attention Minneapolis CL watchers - It's baaaaack.
    minneapolis.craigslist.org link
    Down another $100 since our last visit, and now at just under a quarter of the original asking price.

    Going to assume that it still needs those new "bumper pads" though.

    Huh. Looks like it might have hit the sweet spot.


    2 months later
    #3539 2 years ago
    Quoted from bdPinball:

    spacecoast.craigslist.org link
    I keep seeing these references to somehow, this crappy Brunswick "Alive" is in someway related to Elvis Presley?! He'd FREAK if he knew someone mistook this for a likeness of him!!
    And $4,000?? Even if you inflated the 1970s dollars that this sold for originally, at what? Maybe $750 retail? at the usual 4x 70s inflation, it's only $3k... But Brunswick games didn't exactly appreciate in value. Heh.

    ouch (resized).jpg

    #3552 2 years ago
    Quoted from BrewinBombers:

    Best pics ever:
    kansascity.craigslist.org link

    This is art.

    #3577 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    Had to post these cuz they are great...just to preserve them.

    I went to look at that machine.

    Owner came to the door and seemed nice enough, but now I'm at the bottom of a hole and it's cold and I'm scared.

    I still have my phone somehow. Took this picture of the owner.
    Buff (resized).jpg

    I can hear him now somewhere above me. Talking about tilting.
    "Would you tilt me? I'd tilt me."
    I don't know what's happening.

    Sorry for any typos. My hands are slick as shit with all the lotion I have on them.

    1 week later
    #3613 2 years ago

    Worst man cave ever.

    #3646 2 years ago

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    4 weeks later
    #3734 2 years ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    Has anyone gone to see it in person? Like maybe it's mint except for the goofball coin door.

    I went and took a look. Game was OK. Their kitchen really freaked me out though.

    kitchen (resized).jpg

    #3741 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinball_faz:

    What did the Kitchen Shooter Lane look like!?!

    Home use only, naturally.

    Cliffy'd since day one.

    4 weeks later
    #3820 2 years ago
    Quoted from darcangeloel:

    HAHAHHA Where do these prices some from? Doorbell Mod hahahah

    I'm suddenly amused by the idea that the doorbell doesn't add credits, but actually just rings a doorbell.

    1 month later
    #4053 2 years ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    Is that made out of an old bed frame?

    Hey, baby. Wanna come back to my crib and play pinball - made from a crib?

    #4056 2 years ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    I wonder why they call it Spinout "Elvis Presley"?

    p4159_p_v8_aa (resized).jpg

    1 month later
    #4394 2 years ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    i think that's the game that someone had at expo with the "custom" playfield paint job.

    Woman on the scooter has her top on, so I don't think so.

    That custom job was pretty damn nice.

    2 weeks later
    #4515 2 years ago
    Quoted from dfrazer:

    ".........but needs a few new fuses to get her back to life."
    Not that constantly blowing fuses are in any way 'OK', but how many machines on CL need "just a fuse or two"? If that was all that was required, why not just replace the fuses and advertise the machine as working? Oh yeah, the sellers either have no idea what they are talking about, or they're trying to scam potential buyers who have no idea what they are buying.....
    The laugh here.......we all get to call BS on this type of stuff

    It's not always a fuse. Sometimes a wire just jiggles loose.

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    The Hell with fixing it before selling though.

    Edit - wait. They actually spelled "juggled." That's somehow way better.

    #4519 2 years ago
    Quoted from jibmums:

    But he's "sure it's an easy fix." Wonder how many other easy fixes he's sure about?
    "My wife isn't speaking to me, but I'm sure I can sweet-talk her out of it."
    "My boss left several angry messages on my answering machine, but I'm sure it's nothing serious."
    "I'm coughing up blood, but I'm sure it has nothing to do with my four-pack-a-day habit."

    #4568 2 years ago

    Just a run of the mill overpriced Zizzle, but I don't think I'd ever seen pics of one still in the box.

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    1 week later
    #4606 2 years ago
    Quoted from nighttaco:

    fortcollins.craigslist.org link

    Pffft. The translite isn't even signed.

    2 months later
    #4960 2 years ago

    Knew I'd see that here the second I saw the post this morning.

    1 week later
    #5018 2 years ago

    It does work and operate kind but it does need some cleaning.
    doodle-dont (resized).jpg
    Oh. And a plunger.

    #5024 2 years ago

    You’re banned from CL for 12 months after the Pharoah score.

    1 week later
    #5082 2 years ago

    Well, political leanings aside, the seller is going to learn something about the free market.

    3 months later
    #5478 1 year ago

    Even the most basic coat of black paint would make it look 200% better. Or sobering up before carving that foam around the steering wheel.

    3 weeks later
    #5547 1 year ago
    Quoted from Minneapolispin:

    To quote Dr. Evil, "....right....".

    Huh. Haven't gotten this on in my email notifications yet.

    Did I tick a "Don't bother me with bullshit" checkbox and not realize it?

    2 months later
    #5683 1 year ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    Not sure what to make of this one.
    but it's only 400.00
    hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link

    Charlie Day on CL.

    1 month later
    #5771 1 year ago
    Quoted from newovad:

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link
    OP: Has intermittent power. ..perhaps needs new power supply. .. model # 55-860224-2. ..MORE PHOTOS COMING
    3 Photos of the manual for a 1979 Elvis Alive Brunswick Pinball Machine. None of the machine. How much would you pay?
    Seller wants $2995.

    They should just drive it up the road to Fridley. I'm sure Al at the pinball warehouse would give him $2000 or so.

    2 weeks later
    #5807 1 year ago

    I only received this since they're willing to trade for pinball machines, but the first picture that loads gives me the worst Uncle Touchy's Naked Puzzle Basement vibe ever.

    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    Might as well bring your own lotion if you're going. Easier to avoid the hose that way.

    #5812 1 year ago
    Quoted from egyptrus:

    Here's a $38,000 Wizard...madison.craigslist.org link
    Here's the text:
    Very rare limited edition Tommy The Who Pinball Wizard featuring Ann Margaret. Meticulously maintained by an electrician and pinball enthusiast. Protected from direct sunlight. Beautiful back glass and playing field.
    I didn't realize this was a "limited edition". If you look at the one and only picture you'll notice the reflection in the backglass of what appears to be the outside of his house (looks like trees in the reflection). Apparently this game is only exposed to indirect sunlight.

    Ann Margret better be in there and she better be looking like "Bye Bye Birdie" era Ann.

    3 months later
    #6046 11 months ago

    Any time one of these is listed in a section other than "free shit" it's ripe for this thread.

    Low hanging fruit, but a $500 Star Explorer if you're inclined.
    minneapolis.craigslist.org link

    9 months later
    #6602 55 days ago

    Should really triple thick that backglass before it gets worse.

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