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Official California For Sale Club (and Wanted too)

By jwwhite15

4 years ago

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#1430 4 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

I admire the effort. The worst thing about the hobby, are the people who feed off the people starting the hobby.

You are right Jean-Luc-
I think there are 2 types of buyers out there. 1) the person who has no skills to fix or restore a pin. This type of buyer just wants a finished product and usually, like you say, pays to much and wants it now.
2) the person who wants a project and looks for a good deal.

Myself...I like the projects and know a good deal when I see it. I just bought a Abra Ca Dabra and feel I scored a great deal, but needs a little work.

But I think the buyer getting into this hobby, needs to do a little research and hunt for the right machine no matter which type of buyer they are. Getting involved in a pin community like this (Pinside) is a great start. I find the "Hunt" is almost the best part.
This hobby is almost an obsession. I love looking for different machines. Im a huge 70's EM Gottlieb fan, always searching.....not always buying.

#1432 4 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Did you buy Kyle's Abra Ca Dabra with the faded backglass? That one was in pretty good shape, minus the missing red.

No, I bought from Jean-Luc. I saw Kyle's and had inquired and he put me #2 on the list. Then I saw Aarons and made a deal with him. Then Kyle offered his to me, but my deal was done. Mine has a new backglass in it and is a liitle bit of a project too, which I like. My bigger problem is I'm in the middle of restoring a Jack's Open and so ACD has to wait.

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#1469 4 years ago

Has anyone ever used this site below? Prices don't seem right.


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#1523 4 years ago
Quoted from Troutfarm:

I also got a Meteor from LA today via Chris. good stuff.

I live in Fresno, will Chris deliver to Fresno from bay area or LA area? Or is it strickly bay area/LA. Just curious for the furture.

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#1562 4 years ago
Quoted from Troutfarm:

Looking for a super clean EM. Not sure what exact title I want but something with a spinners is a plus. Let me know if you have anything!

Wedge head or multiplayer?

#1574 4 years ago
Quoted from Troutfarm:

Either will do.

fresno.craigslist.org link
Here is this one in Fresno. Been on CL for awhile so I'm sure you can talk price. This is a fun one and I'd love to have but, no room right now.

3 weeks later
#1653 4 years ago

Here's an Abra Ca Dabra for sale. I know this guy....he's legit

2 months later
#2024 3 years ago

fresno.craigslist.org link

Hey everyone. Here is a Flash for sale in Fresno. I went and looked at it and the cabinet is in pretty good shape with normal scratches here and there. Legs had some rust on them. Backglass had some flaking. It turned on but not all the displays worked. I couldnt get the game to load a ball or give me a credit. The playfield had some wear around the inserts, but not to bad. The plastics look really good. Needs a rubber kit. Im an EM collector and I dont know what it would take or how much it would cost to get this thing running. Just wanted to give my input. Hope it helps.

1 month later
#2348 3 years ago

Looking for a Gottlieb Haunted House.

1 month later
#2555 3 years ago

Ohhhhh man!! Viking is a super fun game....Deadly Weapon isn't bad either

6 months later
#4044 3 years ago
Quoted from NiftyLED:

Will trade straight across for an Austin Powers

Any interest in a trade for a Dr. Dude for AP?

5 months later
#4786 2 years ago

Wanted- Elvira and the party monsters "Monster Slide" plastic. Just arch at the entry. Let me know, thanks

1 month later
#4925 2 years ago

Nah! It's the Dodgers year. Go Dodgers

Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

So here is the new shop

Nice looking shop. I have the problem of more pins than space.

#4927 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

and also remember the hunt is half the fun

so true

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#5253 2 years ago
Quoted from merccat:

I did end up getting the TZ.

I watched that auction online ALL DAY! I wasn't sure how it was going to work and I wanted that beat up Jokerz machine. I cant believe it went for $500. It seemed like the games went for some pretty high prices compared to what they have sold for in the past on there. I still wish I was down there watching it in person. Seemed like a fun time.

#5288 2 years ago

MMMMM.....donuts (said in Homer voice)

2 months later
#5507 2 years ago

Dang dude! Getting out of the hobby? I still have the Abra Ca Dabra you sold me. Good luck

1 month later
#5686 1 year ago

Hello everyone. I have a friend I'm helping find his first Pinball machine. He's not a pinball guy like all of us but has always liked pinball and wants a game. He doesn't want an EM game but something "digital". His max to spend is $1500.00. Anyone have anything around that price they are looking to sell? Im in Fresno and there is a Harlem Glob trotters for $1500 and a Firepower for $1600 on Craigslist, but thought Id ask everyone here first.
Let me know.

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#5795 1 year ago

Testing the waters to see if anyone is interested in a trade? Like most of you I always like having something new (new to me) in my line up. Im kinda a hoarder with pinball and don't like selling any of my games. But, Im completely out of room. I have a really nice Dr. Dude that I've become bored with. If anyone is looking to trade something they are bored with or looking for a change, let me know what you have. Id like to trade for something around the same year, 1990ish or newer. Im also willing to put some money to make up any difference, if need be. If anyone is interested I can give you pics and details of the game. New LED's, Rotten dog boards, yada, yada, yada.... Thanks and have a great day everyone.

#5802 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Gottlieb Surf n Safari in so cal, near anaheim Ca. Who needs a rasta alligator?
Super clean, fully operational. Tight, solid playing, error free machine. New translite and trim. Rebuilt drops.
$2700, comes with new yellow ramp, and populated spare. Dont need them, but it comes with, small shoebox of new parts. Custom cliffy just made for me , saucer kickout. Operations manual. Plug and play.
Game has been to Pagg 2017, no problems at all during show, over 500 plays. Also been in few tournys its so solid and moves easy. Custom Led work, not throughout, but nice accents. Cheezy TIKI topper and palm trees included. Shopped and some titans added. Sling plastic new, plus spare, spare ramp lit entrance, brand new also included.
PM IF INTERESTED. Can and will pallett for shipping if needed.
Advertising here First.
Thanks Eric

I played this game for hours at PAGG this year. It plays so good. I would jump on this if I had the $$$$ or space (story of our lives right?)

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#5910 1 year ago

I just posted my Dr. Dude for sale in the market place. it really is in great shape. https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/54773

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#5957 1 year ago

I posted this in the NorCal thread also, so sorry if you follow that thread too.

I case anyone is interested, I lowered the price of my Dr. Dude for sale to $1900. Located in Fresno. I need the room for another game I committed to buy. I don't have to sell Dr. Dude, so I wont be giving it away, but I'd rather see someone enjoying it than folding it up and storing it in the garage.

#5959 1 year ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

there's a $1600 doctor dude listed for a long time in sacramento and no takers...

Thanks for the heads up. Im open to offers too

11 months later
#7231 9 months ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

Can’t we all just agree that they both suck almost as much as Family Guy and be done with it?

I love Family Guy the game and show. Super fun pin

1 month later
#7334 7 months ago

Yep, Chris is a solid dude. Used him a few times.

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#7405 7 months ago
Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

It is in amazing shape and pretty much has every extra you can think of: color dmd, construction topper, invisiglass, mirror side blades,.....

Dang! that thing is clean. Looks amazing. Such a great game. GLWS

#7407 7 months ago
Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

Yes. Probably the nicest I ever had, but I have to make room for another new pin (my personal holy grail), so this one has to go (as my wife told me ).
It is a steal for the price, and if it won't sell before X-Mas, I'll bump up the price again and most likely keep it....just gotta find a way to convince the wife, she thinks it will be physically traded against a new one .

I know exactly where you are coming from.

1 month later
#7528 5 months ago
Quoted from SpecialK-33:

Looking to trade for an Aerosmith Pro. Stock version without mods preferably. PM me if you have one. Located in Santa Clarita

What do you have for trade?

#7530 5 months ago
Quoted from Daveeb2000:

I would be in for a trade for Aerosmith, I have a really nice Jurrasic park + $$ if your interested in that.

No, not looking to trade my AS I was just curious what the pervious poster had for trade..

#7565 5 months ago

Just listed my GBpro if anyone is interested.

Archived after 6 days
Sold elsewhere
Machine - For Sale
As is “Im selling my Ghostbusters Pro with mods and topper. This has been a great game. Upgrades include: Walking Stay Puff, Sparky TV, upgraded Library, custom storage facility, Shaker m...”
Fresno, CA

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#7607 5 months ago

In case anyone is interested, Ive got my POTO up for sale. Open to reasonable offers or trades.

Archived after 16 days
Sold elsewhere
Machine - For Sale
Fully restored (full original status) “I have a nice example of a Data East Phantom of the Opera. I've gone through this game and it works perfect. I also installed a NOS playfield. The cabinet is in excellent condition...”
Fresno, CA

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#7716 3 months ago
Quoted from SimpleSam:

I'm looking for a late 80's through 90's game.

Last Action Hero!

2 weeks later
#7804 3 months ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

I think GB is a great game

I agree with you. It's definitely not a game for beginners. More for advanced players. For me, my LE is a Grail game. I love how challenging this game is.

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#7947 60 days ago
Quoted from topkat:

Saw a Godzilla posted in the sac area...Too far for me but looks decent from what I can tell
hopefully someone picks it up

thats gotta be fake!

#7952 60 days ago
Quoted from mrgone:

Godzilla is a scam.

WHAT??? I just gave them my credit card number. He said he was a Prince and needed me to hold some money for him too. they would be shipping the game as soon as they got my payment and bitcoin deposite. HAHAHA

#7960 58 days ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

If you haven't dealt with him, he's a super nice guy.

I 2nd that. He's one of my best buds! Straight shooter.

#7962 57 days ago
Quoted from thatdangguy:

lmjdad bought a pin from me sometime ago, super dude! And so is bicyclenut!

Hey look who it is! thatdangguy Havent seen you on here in awhile. Thanks so much, BTW I now own your Metallica!! Its a grail game for me.

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