This past weekend, I bought a bulk buy of project machines and 52 playfields. 48 of the playfields are still populated top/bottom. I'll be going through them, trying to identify some of them (will ask in this thread), cleaning them some and taking pictures. In lieu of that, however, I'm struggling a bit with the best way to sell them. As a whole, is it best to sell PF's populated as they are, or strip them, and sell the parts separate. Most even still have the aprons. My concern is the populated ones, especially, the EM's are very heavy and so shipping would be difficult. Also, I would think the value of a populated field is less than an unpopulated one Plus the parts (Plastics, mechs, etc.), but then that brings into labor of stripping and packing separate.
Secondly, what's the best way to value these? They range from EM 60's to DMD 90's, with most falling in the 70s to 80s range. I'll post a couple of pics here now (big Guns, Shipmates), but understand, these are fresh off the truck and haven't been even wiped with a rag. For condition, some are worn, some would be wall art at best, IMO, but some probably have some decent parts on them that are useful to the EM guys, which I am not (an EM guy). Some unfortunately have some small scratches in the PF from the way the OP stored them (mech's of one, scratched PF of the one behind it), so I don't know how easy or how hard it is to touch those up vs normal paint loss from ball wear. I'm completely lost when it comes to valuation of these EMs, and PF's in general.
Lastly, would it be worth it to bundle them all up and ship them to a restorer to fix some of the issues and then sell them, or just sell them as is and let the individuals decide what to do with them?
In general, any advice would be appreciated.20190820_075421 (resized).jpg20190820_100132 (resized).jpg20190820_100412 (resized).jpg