"In Philadelphia, it's worth fifty bucks." - Trading Places
Quoted from DropTarget:
Does this one belong here?
I mean ,I laughed but the guy is being honest.
What exactly is he charging $300 for here? It's a pile of "disassembled", "discolored", "crazed", "mouse infested" parts. Around here, that's called "garbage".
Oh, what a sad fate.....
"Old 1940s Pinball Machine converted into a fabulous Display Case! It's been turned up right on end. All Original Paint on side depicting Native Americans.
There are 3 heavy glass shelves. Opens in the back and from the top by lifting the coin slot. Metal Pull and Coin Slot are intact. Bottom of case is three glass brick with lighting capabilities. On Wheels. "
"1979 balky Star Trek Pinball Machine - $3000
Works when it feels like looks great when lit up.
Just saw one sell on eBay for $10,000"
At first I thought this clown didn't know how to spell Bally, but apparently the machine really is "balky". I don't know what's funnier, that or the $10k ebay Star Trek.
I've never listed anything on ebay, so I have to ask - don't they charge a small amount for every listing, whether something sells or not? Why on earth would someone pay to list a topper that's basically garbage, on the infinitesimal chance that some idiot may want it? And I'll assume that when it doesn't sell, they'll relist it, wasting more money.
Quoted from Droptargets:
I know this is eBay, but look at this garbage. They should be ashamed.ebay.com link » White Pinball Rubber Rings And A Free Assortment Of Used 47 Light Bulbs
On the bright side, there is a remarkably good set of pictures in the listing. You can see every little detail in the rubbers and bulbs.
Those aren't even photos of a real Addams Family pin, that's 3rdaxis' 3-d model:
Quoted from toyotaboy:
If paypal is excepted, then how shall I pay? Also nice catch on the rendering, how dumb does this person think people are? Maybe he doesn't even understand the concept of 3d rendering, found the image on a google search, and thought to himself "ooh, that looks very clean, I use this photo"
Could just be laziness. I make 3d pinball models for the 3dArcade MAME frontend, and several times I've found legit restorers/sellers using the screenshots of my models on their websites instead of photos of the actual machines they have restored & for sale. I can't fathom why, they're not fooling anyone, and if they were decent restorers then they should want to show off their work (maybe I just answered my own question there).
Quoted from wayout440:
I'm looking for one of these in about this condition, but for less than a grand. Are they serious?
ebay.com link » Like
That price does seem exorbitant for that condition, but the description says make an offer, without the "make offer" button. Possibly he's trying to skirt ebay fees by listing it at such an obviously ludicrous price as to invite email offers.
Drop whatever you're doing....now you can finally upgrade your old worn ball, this guy's got a 1 1/16" chrome plated steel pinball for only 5 bucks. Where else are you gonna find a replacement ball? I envy the guy who gets this ball first, and pity all you other suckas who will have to keep your old, pitted ball to play with. And it's 5 dollars FIRM, no lowballers!! He's got mouths to feed! As the ad states, "well worth it!"
Quoted from 3rdaxis:
This isn't Craigslist but Ebay. I'm sure many of you have seen this listing because its been posted on Ebay for years, lol. I guess because it has the drop targets (minus the 10 point switches that are suppossed to be behind them) this guy thinks its worth a million dollars. The playfield has wear, the cabinet has what looks to be white paint all over it, i am going to assume that the boards have not been upgraded and bullet proofed otherwise he sury would have mentioned it, the backbox is seperated and split at the seems, the backglass is far from perfect and its generally a mess but best of all is the "out of order" sign on it. But the one they are selling might not be the one pictured? hahaha So i can also assume if its not the one seen in the pictures it must be worse...
ebay.com link » Firepower Pinball Machine Williams 1980 Feel The Power
I've always wondered how these retail guys make ANY money at all when they have the same pins listed year after year, collecting dust, waiting for the right sucker to come along.
Quoted from RVH:
This has been reposted on craigslist for a second time this week. For someone to take care of or display.
" target="_blank">minneapolis.craigslist.org link
Looks like those backglasses were stored back-to-back, with a handful of sand thrown in between.
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:
this guy wants to trade all of his Donald Trump collection , including toilet paper for a Pinball machine tampa.craigslist.org link
I would sooner keep a termite-infested, mouse-nested, cat-piss-smelling, battery acid-damaged, dried-up rubber, all coils melted, peeling backglass, scraped-up moldy and dildo-filled cabinet, worn-to-wood playfield, hacked wire harness, rusty-legged Raven in the middle of my dining room when my fiancée's entire family is coming for Thanksgiving dinner, than trade it for this guy's collection of crap.
On the contrary, he probably does know and is trying to sell this for buck$$$ before the new ones are available.
Quoted from Mitch:
Price is fair nice playfield but the way they folded the head is awsome. They folded it with the head bolts in!
Also the Feel the power in the ad title is from whirlwind not firepower
ebay.com link » Firepower Pinball Machine Williams 1980 Feel The Power
"The back panel of the backboard and the particle board panel on the back do have some wear at the bottom -- though not readily visible."
I can hear that nasty CRRRRRRACK of the splitting plywood in my head right now.
Quoted from ForceFlow:
GNC's videos are...painful to watch. They aren't fun or entertaining. And that probably hurts their bottom line quite a bit.
I've been watching a lot of GNC videos the last few days and fully agree. Did Todd do something to piss them off, or do they just feel the need to rag on TNT at every opportunity? Promoting your business by bashing someone else's isn't going to win you any new customers. I enjoy Ray's tech tips and knowledge but the cameraman's endless bashing is tiresome. The constant "you guys suck" overdubs are tiresome. The dog shitting PIP videos are tiresome.
Used set of worn Space Invaders plastics for 175.00?? I pm'ed him for a more realistic price since the brand new CPR set, WITH topper, is available for thirty bucks less than that, and was told "I'm not in a hurry to lower price". Anyone got an original SI "clone chamber" plastic in good condition they'd like to get rid of?
Data East Simpsons pinball topper, $300. "I have not been able to find another one online to compare prices".....Really?? I immediately found two that came up in the same ebay search as yours for less than 40 bucks each.
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:
$4200 Fathom, who wants it?
Check out the playfield, he rates it as a "B" quality rating.
You cannot properly wax bare wood.
Game has electronic faults.
"I know what this game is worth, and how rare it is..."
Actually, no you don't, and it is not restored.
The march to the next pinball market stall continues...
What CL area is this and was there another listing for the Mr & Mrs Pacman?
Quoted from 4meansduck:
Who wouldn't want to trade a pinball for a huge, clown inflatable that won't provide hours of enjoyment?
Gotta love ads like this. There should just a generic one: "Attention suckers, I'll trade my worthless crap for your valuable collectibles".
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:
Superb condition and CLEAN Star Trek.
Price for the condition of the cabinet, playfield, and backglass is not out of line today. Cabinet stencil paint is outstanding. Game clearly was either restored on in a home environment for a very long time. Close inspection may even warrant collector condition.
Dependent on technical and board review, cost is equitable.
I would buy immediately at this price, if was looking for this title and did not want to conduct restoration efforts.
I see right off the bat that the playfield has had a mini post added between the flippers, and quite off-center too, and that the apron is bent on the left side. Who knows what else would turn up with better detailed photos or closer examination? It's a very nice and clean machine but not a $3k machine.
Quoted from EvanDickson:
Maybe it's like The Price Is Right, you just have to remove digits until you hit the actual price then you win it. I'm thinking remove the 1, and one of the 0s.
Dude, you read my mind....I was trying to figure a reasonable price from those numbers, and that was the only way to go.
What do you do when you have an extra Barracora backglass and a Pharaoh without a backglass? You put them together and invent a new game, Pharracora!
Great deal for the collector who has a Pharaoh backglass without a game and a Barracora game sans backglass. Kill two birds with one stone.
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".
I recently posted a box of 1940's - 1960's Life magazines in the "free" section of Craigslist. Received several emails, and the one I replied to first was a woman who was a schoolteacher who said she could use them in her classes. Sounded like a good home for WWII and Vietnam-era publications.
This person turned out to be one of the biggest ding-a-lings I've ever dealt with. Long story short, a ridiculous number of back-and-forths to set up a simple pick-up, and then finally she tells me that her niece will pick them up because otherwise she would have to come to Long Island from New Jersey. Then a call from her niece that she's on her way and needs the address. Then a call from the original woman (who I thought lived in New Jersey??) that she needs the address. Then a call from two streets away because she got the address wrong. At this point, I just don't want to deal with her any more, so I write LIFE MAGAZINES in thick letters on the box they're in, and put them outside on my front walk, with the writing facing the street so even an idiot could read it. Of course, two minutes later I get another phone call...."Are those the Life magazines in the box?"
Quoted from Atari_Daze:
And she is teaching our yutes? Yikes.
Exactly what I was thinking!
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:
I thought the story would end with now they are for sale on CL.
Good luck if she decides to sell them on CL. I had another batch of them up there, cheap, and no interest at all. Interesting reading, and interesting to peruse thru history, but they're boat anchors.
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."
Quoted from dfrazer:
Not CL, but this things costs more than what I've paid for any of the complete 11 Williams Machines that I currently / previously owned:
ebay.com link » Williams Em Pinball Machine Arcade Game Stainless Coin Door With Frame
Jeez, if they were gonna regrain that stainless steel coindoor, they could at least have made it look better than a ten year old kid with a piece of sandpaper could have done.
Quoted from Scribbles:
Even better, buy it, then smash it to oblivion in the sellers driveway, turn around without saying a word, and leave
Quoted from Puffdanny:
Theres a $10 toy pinball that pops up every few days in the Detroit area if I was closer I would go get it to smash.I have emailed them twice offering to send cash if they would just throw it in the trash.
With all the ubiquitous specific-game Pinside clubs here, that gives me an idea for a really good one: the "Smashed $10 Pinball Toy Game from an Annoying Craigslist Advertisement Club". You become a member by posting a photo of yourself with the game pre-smashed, and then smashed.
Eight Ball Deluxe...."the limited edition model has the rarer, more collectible cabinet style."
Wow, did not know those were the more collectible versions. Anybody want to trade me their Centaur II with the rarer cabinet style and half-size backglass for my full-size original Centaur?
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