Quoted from egyptrus:
That's mine and your sentiment above is exactly why I don't have it listed on pinside...it seems that pinsiders don't care about or know about woodrail pinball machines.
There isn't a lot of reliable pricing information so I asked around the woodrail community and also used information from Bostonpinbball.biz, etc. I think it's priced fairly (with the exception of the price on Ebay, I use Ebay for advertising for the most part).
As always, the market will let me know if I've overpriced it but based on the initial interest I've gotten, I think I'm in the ball park.
I understand exactly where you are coming from. Things that are old and rare have a very small market however the collectors in that market are willing to pay big money for rare items that fit their collections. It has taken me years of collecting a variety of different things to understand that. New pinball machines have a very wide market and are easy to deal in. Pricing points are readily available and it makes it so much easier to judge on over pricing.
As for me... I typically don’t touch EM machines, wood rail or not, unless they are basically given to me. I just personally don’t like the game play. I would never spend money on a flipperless game because to me the lack of flippers kills the fun. Even if I were getting a good deal I know so little of that market that I would be afraid of loosing on a game I don’t personally like to play. However... I totally get that some of them are worth a ton of money. I doubt he meant any harm in his statement. Just a simple misunderstanding of market