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Official California For Sale Club (and Wanted too)

By jwwhite15

4 years ago

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#6054 1 year ago
Quoted from jwwhite15:

He just wants to play pinball...not get molested too! No need to post that crap!

I think that is Evan's listing from OC Pinball in Fullerton. He's a member here:


I bought something from him in August. No molesting.


#6063 1 year ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Well, he has one fan I guess... It's your wallet that gets molested, and i'm sure you paid at least twice whatever you bought was worth.

I found him because he happened to have the specific EM that I was looking for. He delivered, set-up and even came out twice to service the machine in the first 30 days as part of his warranty. So, no...neither me nor my wallet was molested.

Would you mind sharing your source for amazing pinball machine deals?

#6066 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

I would be pissed if my tax dollars were going to deliver pinball machines all over the state.

I mean...there are worse things our tax dollars could be spent on!

1 month later
#6274 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

...the pro is the way to go and they’re $5200 new.
I have 4 people want to buy my Aerosmith Pro ... I tried to get them to buy your Premium (it’s a good deal, even after shipping it here) but they all prefer the pro as a player.

Why is that? I've only played the pro version.

3 weeks later
#6390 1 year ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

That guy was me once, I was an occasional lurker here for years

I can’t wait until the little clock by my name rolls over from the <1y designation.

2 weeks later
#6474 1 year ago
Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

I am looking for a restoration candidate Funhouse.

I'll take it off your hands when you finish.

#6476 1 year ago
Quoted from spandol:

Have my GOT pro for sale with upgraded Stern armor, topper and art blades, as well as a couple of others.

Good luck with the sale, Steve!

#6479 1 year ago

Does this mean one of your deposit games is ready to ship?

3 weeks later
#6548 1 year ago
Quoted from spandol:

Someone local want a NIB Houdini?

Glad to see a quick sale Steve!!

#6559 1 year ago
Quoted from Buju:

HUO Hobbit is now up on marketplace.
7 k obo
Pm if you have questions

Hope it sells fast!

Scott is awesome, by the way.

2 weeks later
#6616 1 year ago
Quoted from twinmice:

Anybody know of any Hobbits around Santa Clarita to play? Has to be in nice shape as my wife wants to play one to see if she likes it, and first impressions are everything. lol

Pinballmap.com isn't always right, so it may be worth a call to this place to see if it is still there and set up properly:


70 miles each way to evaluate a $7,000+ purchase isn't insane.

#6624 1 year ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Fuck, I don’t post for like 5 months and nothing’s changed.

Au contraire, buddy. You've missed some fantastic stuff recently:

1. There was a great John Wort thread
2. Someone was trying to sell a pair of cowboy boots
3. We helped o-din invest some of his retirement savings
4. A 20-something kid was looking to finance the Supreme machine, because: Millennials

It's not all flame wars about which $8,000 machine people should buy or why stuff in the hobby is way overpriced anymore!

#6636 1 year ago
Quoted from Jarson:

Captains Auction has a hobbit for sale tomorrow, they let you try the games between 9 am and 11 am. In Anaheim

I was fishing around on their website and notice that they post the sales prices. This is helpful.

Here's the link:


EDIT #2: 18% buyers premium plus 8% sales tax, so adjust prices accordingly.

#6643 1 year ago
Quoted from Coindork:

Yeah, auctions are funny. The prices are often not indicative of market conditions, rather what two bidders are willing to pay on a specific day.
Take away the winning bidder and the same machine brings one bid over the second highest bidder, which can be a vastly different price.
That being said, they are certainly attracting bidders.

That's exactly what happened with this GI. Before I found the price sheet, I ended up on their FB page watching a video of the auction.

It almost gaveled at $3,100...bit two guys seemed to be going back-to-back, resulting in a bid war!

#6652 1 year ago
Quoted from Jvspin:

I remember going to an auction years ago. Was a bit disillusioned when I noticed owners bidding on their own machines.
Many of the games were won by the owners when the bid price didn't get high enough for them. Later learned this is called a "buy back" and is common.

This seems...ethically questionable, but I guess if they pay the buyer's premium and sales tax, the auction house is happy. Plus, having a reserve would actually decrease the chances that some of these things sell which hurts the auction house.

What a world.

Can you imagine eating $750 on a $3,000 game of yours that you have buy back?

#6655 1 year ago
Quoted from Jvspin:

The owners didn't have to pay sales tax and buyers premium, just a small fee to buy the games back.

Well, boo if true.

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#6771 1 year ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

The funniest thing about this topic is I have ZERO interest in an IJ for my collection! It aint even on my wish list! So, i'm done on this subject... --applause--

Damn. There goes my weekend entertainment.

Thanks a lot.

1 month later
#6943 1 year ago

Great LA Weekly article about the "resurgence" of pinball here in So Cal:


2 months later
#7186 11 months ago
Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

I’ve pretty much made my last price reduction on Taxi. If no one wants it st this price, I may put it in storage till next spring.

Maybe I'll have room for it next spring if you don't end up selling it this time around!

2 months later
#7410 9 months ago

Uh oh. What happened to o-din?

EDIT: Nevermind. Just found the thread. As you were everyone...

5 months later
#7983 3 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

I put my Getaway up on CL, if anyone is interested &amp; wants to see pics, since I can't post them in this thread
losangeles.craigslist.org link

Saw it on CL! Priced fairly and includes a Color DMD. This should move quickly. GLWS!!

4 weeks later
#8125 75 days ago

All of this Kawhi Leonard talk around LA has got me pumped about basketball. Anyone have any basketball-themed pins for sale? Nothing ever seems to come up for sale...

#8129 75 days ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Stern NBA is really rare...only about 300 made, but also not really desirable. If you can find one, it's actually pretty dang fun...the ball launch into the net trick is very fun and works every time (at least on the ones I've played)

Thank you for the thoughtful response. I'm just bored and wanted this joke to play out:

Quoted from gunstarhero:

If only there was a pin that featured a legendary Lakers player...
...but nope. No Kobe, Kareem or Magic pins.

Now I feel bad.

#8132 75 days ago
Quoted from jahbarron:

Those guys weren't a brand, though.

I wonder if I could re-theme it? Maybe do a Michael Olowokandi version?

#8134 75 days ago
Quoted from jahbarron:

At $900, there's nothing you can't do to it.
Except for play balls 2 &amp; 3.

Which is why an Olowokandi pin would be perfect. He couldn't do anything on a basketball court.

2 weeks later
#8243 56 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Wanted: somewhere to play. I’m in LA, technically Castaic through the end of the week. I need to get my pinball fix while I’m out here if anybody wants some company. Or if anybody has any suggestions where to play.

You can't beat Shane's place (doomid) in Van Nuys: http://www.aycegogi.com/ Shane has an amazing collection that is as well-maintained as any location anywhere.

I'm also a huge fan of Walt's in Eagle Rock - https://www.yelp.com/biz/walts-bar-los-angeles Walt's has a nice sampling of early SS games ( Harlem Globetrotters On Tour Eight Ball Deluxe Fathom etc.) but beware that it is filthy with hipsters. Filthy.

Down the street from Walt's is the new Barcade - https://barcadelosangeles.com/. Hipster caveat applies here as well. Maybe that's a selling point for you. I don't judge.

Button Mash http://buttonmashla.com/ and Eighty Two http://eightytwo.la/ also work. Both closed on Mondays, though.

#8248 55 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I'm in Castaic, up the 5 off the Hasley Canyon exit.

To be honest, I had to look that up on the map.

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#8298 45 days ago
Quoted from meSz:

Anyone with a Bally KISS project they're looking to sell? Bought a CPR GOLD pf and now need a machine!

Here you go:

losangeles.craigslist.org link

You're welcome.

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