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Quoted from BeaglePuss:
Here's a dumb question: How do you get on BPA? Is it invite only?
Not dumb at all. Membership is restricted, click 'Join Group' here and use your real name.
Quoted from pinballsmith:
I actually have no idea. The first legitimate one was up to $20,000 before the auction was pulled. The last one that was authenticated managed to accumulate close to $10,000. Mainly trying to sell it and gather some additional funds for a TRON LE. It's a cool piece, but not in the same league as pinball in terms of fun. Also, it's my second one at the moment and I honestly don't need two of them.
The PCs are retired Disney office workstations. They were pretty much nuked, but you can still see what was on them in the system registry.
I think this is right up someone's alley that collects movie props and rare promotional pieces. Can't really price it along the lines of an arcade game because that's not really what it is.
Do you have anything to authenticate it's a disney-made one and not a hobbyist one? Not in the market but I'm curious. Also I think your better market is eBay and not pinside, as its not going to an arcade collector, it's going to a Disney collector. Arcade collectors will just make their own before they drop $10,000.
Quoted from Craig:
I put this note elsewhere but will add it here. I am coming up from NC and would be open to getting another quality EM. Please PM me with any information. Thanks!
Awesome! Make sure you get up to Sarah's pinball wizard in NH and Mike's arcade at Lanes & Games in Boston. PM me if you need any info about the area.
Quoted from jadziedzic:
Look up Mike Engel, who runs the Lanes & Games arcade in Cambridge; he sells used machines on occasion, and may be willing to work with you on the invoice end. Mike is also a great person who contributes a lot to the Boston pinball scene.
Mike is also an authorized Stern distributor.
Honestly, for net-30 terms you are going to have a hard time finding a used machine. I'm curious why this is the case?
Also, I have a pinball machine in my office in Cambridge, MA. I just brought my personal machine into work for my coworkers to enjoy. Also in Cambridge, Wistia, a company just outside central sq, has a Metallica in their office.
Quoted from eabundy:
Cyclone 1,200 good shape, playfield mylar so very little wear, and ramps are good. New Rottendog displays and some LEDs.
Some people got upset that I asked if this was a game listed on CL for a specific dollar amount. Surprised this pissed anyone off since everyone's bought from a flipper in New England. Whatevs. Comment removed.
Quoted from stevevt:
Asking what he might have paid for the machine will probably affect what people think he'll take for the game. It can also imply that he's One Of Those People™ and unfairly harm his ability to sell games.
You appear to be genuinely oblivious to these implications, so live and learn I guess.
Jeez. I don't care either way. I really wanted to get that Cyclone on CL but I didn't. Its fine if it wasn't the one Eric is selling. Someone else posted the game earlier in this thread anyways, not like I poisoned the well. Sheesh.
Quoted from Blackbeard:
So you would've passed on a $500 cyclone?
I saw the CL ad 8 minutes after it was placed. Was texting a friend about it who bought a Cyclone and had it shipped up a few years ago, had got him into the hobby. Tried to convince him to get it as I am out of room and it looked like it was in better shape than his. I mean, I'd love the game but I'm pretty much out of room and money. I didn't say there's anything wrong with it, I just thought for sure the ad was a fake as they almost always are, someone luring collectors into responding to fake CL ads for jollies or whatever.
I'm not bothered either way. Sorry EABundy is offended, really am, but it seemed like a big rush to judgement over information that could have been gleaned by scrolling up a few posts? I've bought a game from Lorenzo and I know he's flipping games, no love lost there he's a great dude. I have talked to Eric a few years ago trying to get a STTNG but for whatever reason the game he had had problems or something (maybe cab water damage? not sure) and *he* was the one who said it probably wasn't a good game for what I was looking for. Also played EABundy's pinbot at Pintastic. No one doubts his integrity.
Heck, even I've sold a game for more than I've bought it for. Bought my first pin for $850 and did a complete teardown, LED upgrade, boardwork by Sarah at PinWiz, etc. Sold it a year and a half later for $1500. Nothing wrong with that, I added value, and brought it into the collector community, and played it a bunch. I just was shocked to see games still sell on CL for $500 if that was the case (and Eric indicated it wasn't) ; because 90% of those ads are fake and CL deals are REALLY hard to come by these days.
Quoted from Coyote:
When people say, 'Upgraded to LED', does that mean that they put in an LED OCD board, too, so that the inserts don't have the instant-on and instant-off?
Not usually. Most people mean they swapped out the incadescent bulbs for LED bulbs. LED OCD is very uncommon (but cool!) so most people outline that in the ad.
Ugh that's a smoking hot deal for the Earthshaker. Wish I was adding games but I'm in a space crunch for a bit.
Quoted from the96stang:
I have a Bowling queen. Game is stuck trying to reset. Flaking in the backglass. Playfield has some minor wear. No lockdown bar. 450 OBO.
OMG stang you are killing me. if I wasn't moving this week I'd be all over this. This is the one EM that I played at pintastic last year that I absolutely loved.
Quoted from MCE_LLC:
FWIW: I purchased my first pin from this thread. I was searching CL, ebay, and the Marketplace but stumbled upon a sale by drgnlair. Because it was posted here, I was able to do a little sleuthing and knew his name, reputation, and address before I even contacted him. That alone made a big difference in my trust level as I went into the sale.
The first purchase can either launch you into the hobby or sour you on it. Needless to say, my first purchase gave me the confidence to buy two more non-functioning project pins.
The marketplace fees seem reasonable for the private onesie, twosie seller. But these regional FS threads are a good resource for the first time buyer. Don't ruin it by clamping down.
So what you are saying is you got a ton of value from this site but don't want to follow the rules so the owners can now run the site as a full time job?
Zig zag: $200 (rough cab)
Surf champ :$375
Tropic isle: $425
Seemed to reset a few times while not being played during the auction
Space shuttle: $1000
1946 bubbler juke $3600
15% buyer premium + 7% sales tax
The funhouse had pretty bad ball drop wear. I wish I bid on tropic isle, was in nice shape.
Quoted from henhel:
Well it is official. Lanes and Games in Boston has no more pinball or anything else for that matter. The owner Mike has sold the land to an apartment developer which makes sense because it is most definitely a prime location. I was only there a hand full of times because of how far it was for me to go. I know it was frequented by many Bostonians who are going to miss it dearly. The machines were always fine tuned and ready for play, and you know what although I did not head there much I will miss it too. Good luck Mike on all your future endeavors.
Clarification: Mike Engel did not own the land. Mike Engel was operating an arcade out of the bowling alley.
The alley and its land were owned by a family who did not want to operate the alley anymore, probably because real estate prices are insanity right now and instead of running a business and giving people jobs, why not just cash out for millions of dollars? It's happening a lot and a lot of the social spaces in the area are being removed for housing. Johnny D's in Davis is gone. La Hacienda is gone. All businesses with long track records; they weren't losing money, its just why work for a salary when you can cash in your real estate lottery winnings. It's a real bummer to people who live in the area because while housing is sorely needed, so are these social spaces.
If anyone is going to pintastic from Rhode Island and can stop by Providence to bring games, I have one or two games for the free play area. Just no vehicle to move them.
Quoted from NonStopSwagger:
Although am I crazy? The new aerosmith pro seems like a lot of game for not much more money. Some folks might be getting it for $5,100 shipped? Somebody talk some sense into me.
Everyone I've talked to who's put any time on it loves it.
I played a Pro briefly during IFPA Nationals, but didn't get a ton of time so can't really say. If you are in MA head down to Flat Top Johnny's or Framingham to try one out.
Quoted from Colsond3:
Phantom of the Opera - also have new Rottendog PSB I'll include $1700
Moving some other games that need either minor or moderate repairs:
Gorgar - NOS BG, very nice PF, CPR plastic set, new speech board $900 (solenoid fuse blows, needs new trough coil)
Trident - semi project, very nice PF $300
Olympics project - reimport with plexi BG $150
What is wrong with the Trident?
Would also consider Mars Trek or Gold a rush although I think those titles command a bit more.
Ugh I want this. Do you ever come down to southern New England/ RI at all?
Quoted from herbertbsharp:
Machine - For Sale
World Cup SoccerNew!Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean “This WCS works 100%, has a very nice DMD, good cabinet and playfield. It has 4 new legs, a new soccer ball and it plays with no errors. The ramps are in nice shape. It has the kahr...”
16 hours ago Ballston Spa, NY 2,600
Quoted from PJKools:
I have a 1986 Seeburg Laser Music SCD-1 100CD jukebox project if anyone is interested in picking it up for free in the Philadelphia area. I thought it would be cool in an arcade but my space is limited. PM me and it’s yours.
Oh man. I wish I was closer. Although no idea if it would fit down my bulkhead into the basement anyways.
Quoted from spfxted:
Just played a Star Wars Pro last night and was surprised it was pretty good. Then played the GOTG Pro. Not too bad. Then The Beatles. Lots of fun! THEN, I played The Hobbit and WOZ. (Humdingers Bowling and Games in Paramus, NJ) The one thing I noticed playing them back to back was the build quality of the games. The Stern games felt like toys after playing the JJ machines. (maybe the Stern LE's are better?)
I love that you don’t mention if you had as much fun playing the JJP games vs Stern. IMHO hobbit can be built like a brick shithouse but it’s a just terribly unsatisfying game. I’d take any of the stern games mentioned over any of the JJP games. I don’t give a crap when I drop a quarter into a game if the build quality is whatever. I want to have a good time and be excited by the game and want to play again.
Longshot, I know, but is anyone looking to trade a GOT pro? Would do 2 for one or 3 for one depending.
Don’t suppose anyone local to New England has an opto board for world poker tour’s ace in the hole mech? Mine is toast.
Selling my Earthshaker. Located in Providence.
I have a yellowed topper if the buyer wants it. Also misc other parts and plastics.
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:
She’s a beauty and a blast. Take her away. Routed for one month prior to Covid. Very low plays...not a scratch on her.
Machine - For Sale
Wonka SE Low Plays
NOB - New out of box (first owner) “Wonka SE was brandy new then it was at a one location for one month before the virus hit.
Very clean game
Not a scratch on her
Not much else to say...”
50 minutes ago
Buy with confidence. Matt’s a solid dude and keeps his games playing great.
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