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#20051 1 year ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Im trying to Buy a project LOL. All my current games are pretty much done.

I just bought 16 of them come to El Dorado Ks and pick one out lol

#20052 1 year ago
Quoted from dc2010:

I just bought 16 of them come to El Dorado Ks and pick one out lol

ROAD TRIP!!!! Ceckitti meet me in ST Louis & we can road trip the rest of the way!

#20053 1 year ago

Wrong thread

#20054 1 year ago

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#20055 1 year ago

Klondike
1971 Williams Klondike
Derry, NH
$500
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1210524792719260
OP: Non working. For repair. New rubber. Bring help to move it

#20056 1 year ago

This was listed in the local Merchandiser we get weekly if anyone interested. May not be a project but price looks fair. New Oxford PA

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#20059 1 year ago
Quoted from ZMonet:

Klondike
1971 Williams Klondike
Derry, NH
$500
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1210524792719260
OP: Non working. For repair. New rubber. Bring help to move it

Backglass is blown out and it's missing the plastic over the "slot machine reels".

Playfield is in good shape.

#20060 1 year ago

Gold Rush
Williams em
$650 obo
Pinsider belbs316
Lancaster, pa
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/112419

#20061 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Gold Rush
Williams em
$650 obo
Pinsider belbs316
Lancaster, pa
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/112419

Are all project pins gone or are games this nice considered projects now?

#20062 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Gold Rush
Williams em
$650 obo
Pinsider belbs316
Lancaster, pa
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/112419

It's gone.

#20063 1 year ago
Quoted from scootss:

How do estate sales typically work? Is there a set price on an item?
(and they don't show that price on the site...?)

Estate sales used to be a good place to pick up a reasonably priced pin but those days are generally gone. Here's what you're likely to find now:

Pin is priced at top dollar for an average worn example. Or, for a very nice example, price is stratospheric.

Pin either doesn't work at all, powers just the GI lamps on, or boots on to "adjust failure" state. No keys usually to be found, so no way to open backbox and check for battery leakage. Whatever the case, they'll tell you that "we were just playing it last night" even when this is an absolute impossibility, i.e. no balls in the trough.

You make a lower offer and they'll tell you that "someone is on their way from upstate right now with an offer for the full price". The roads from upstate must forever be filled will people that are on their way to pay full price at estate sales.

It's like these people have a script of lies that they read from.

#20064 1 year ago

Thanks for the many responses on the state of estate sales. Greatly appreciated.

#20065 1 year ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Estate sales used to be a good place to pick up a reasonably priced pin but those days are generally gone. Here's what you're likely to find now:
Pin is priced at top dollar for an average worn example. Or, for a very nice example, price is stratospheric.
Pin either doesn't work at all, powers just the GI lamps on, or boots on to "adjust failure" state. No keys usually to be found, so no way to open backbox and check for battery leakage. Whatever the case, they'll tell you that "we were just playing it last night" even when this is an absolute impossibility, i.e. no balls in the trough.
You make a lower offer and they'll tell you that "someone is on their way from upstate right now with an offer for the full price". The roads from upstate must forever be filled will people that are on their way to pay full price at estate sales.
It's like these people have a script of lies that they read from.

Funny as hell you mentioned this! Same shit here in the Chicago area. You have to call their bluff, on the spot, and get the homeowner involved if they are there. I went to look at a Stern Lightning at an estate sale. It was marked $1200, GI was the only thing that came on. I offered $500 on the spot. Lady tells me there was a group earlier that will be coming back for it at full price. I ask was there a deposit left, she says no. I notice a gentleman in the background just observing everything in the house and I ask him if he is the homeowner. He says no, this was his father's house. We chat and find out he was in charge and everything has to go. I say , can you come with me for a second? He follows me over to the lady at the table and I again offer the $500 for the machine. She starts making excuses and the guy goes will you take it now. I came home with a $500 Stern Lightning.

Some of these Estate people are up to dirty tricks and ruthless behavior. They purposely save or lie about the good stuff because they will have their people come in and scoop it up on the last day for 50% off.

#20066 1 year ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Funny as hell you mentioned this! Same shit here in the Chicago area. You have to call their bluff, on the spot, and get the homeowner involved if they are there. I went to look at a Stern Lightning at an estate sale. It was marked $1200, GI was the only thing that came on. I offered $500 on the spot. Lady tells me there was a group earlier that will be coming back for it at full price. I ask was there a deposit left, she says no. I notice a gentleman in the background just observing everything in the house and I ask him if he is the homeowner. He says no, this was his father's house. We chat and find out he was in charge and everything has to go. I say , can you come with me for a second? He follows me over to the lady at the table and I again offer the $500 for the machine. She starts making excuses and the guy goes will you take it now. I came home with a $500 Stern Lightning.
Some of these Estate people are up to dirty tricks and ruthless behavior. They purposely save or lie about the good stuff because they will have their people come in and scoop it up on the last day for 50% off.

The reason that they lie about other people buying it later that day, etc. is that they get paid a percentage of the sale. Would you prefer 15% of $500 or $1200?

P.S. My favorite estate salesman quote. “Oh...pinballs hot.”

#20067 1 year ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Some of these Estate people are up to dirty tricks and ruthless behavior. They purposely save or lie about the good stuff because they will have their people come in and scoop it up on the last day for 50% off.

I disagree. If the price is posted, where is the harm? Don't like the price? Walk. Sales people try to create demand and sell for top dollar---if they are good sales people. It is no different than an auctioneer trying to get the best price for his client.

Around here, estate sales set the price for 100% price on day 1. Then a 25% discount on day 2. And then another discount on day 3. Don't like today's price? Wait until tomorrow---and hope what you are wanting is still there.

Some will take an offer. Some won't.

#20068 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Around here, estate sales set the price for 100% price on day 1. Then a 25% discount on day 2. And then another discount on day 3. Don't like today's price? Wait until tomorrow---and hope what you are wanting is still there.
Some will take an offer. Some won't.

One tactic that works well if an item overpriced. Let's say the sale is F/Sat/Sun, with a 50% off the last day Sunday. They want $1500 for a Meteor on day one. Don't wait until Sunday, arrive two hours early and stand in line. Go Saturday 30 minutes before they close, and ask if you can buy it today for 50% off instead of having to return the next day. They'll usually make you wait until they close and then give you the 50% off, just in case someone else shows up willing to pay full price today.

Then your fellow local collectors will show up Sunday, stand in line and not get the pin!

#20069 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

One tactic that works well if an item overpriced. Let's say the sale is F/Sat/Sun, with a 50% off the last day Sunday. They want $1500 for a Meteor on day one. Don't wait until Sunday, arrive two hours early and stand in line. Go Saturday 30 minutes before they close, and ask if you can buy it today for 50% off instead of having to return the next day. They'll usually make you wait until they close and then give you the 50% off, just in case someone else shows up willing to pay full price today.
Then your fellow local collectors will show up Sunday, stand in line and not get the pin!

Now that we know your secret, you’re gonna have to put up yer dukes for the next $2,000 Ro-Go at an estate sale in Sheboygan.

#20070 1 year ago

hartford.craigslist.org link

Good luck you dirty dogs.

Tz in Hartford.

#20071 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I disagree. If the price is posted, where is the harm? Don't like the price? Walk.

Not sure why this concept is so harm. This can apply to dealing with other pinsiders as well. Yesterday I contacted one I have dealt with before about projects. After a bit of discussion they offer 4 project SS games at little over half their finished value. For me that was too high given that all 4 machines are dead. I wished them well and still do. If the deal doesn't make sense just walk away, it isn't the end of the world.

#20072 1 year ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Are all project pins gone or are games this nice considered projects now?

They are not gone, they are just priced 3-5x higher than they used to be and referred to as "player's" quality

#20073 1 year ago
Quoted from midcoastsurf:

They are not gone, they are just priced 3-5x higher than they used to be and referred to as "player's" quality

Lol true!
I’m just looking at that example and I’m thinking what would I do with it project wise? Wax it and change the rubber?

I guess we have different concepts of projects.

This is a project:
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#20074 1 year ago

Play Time
Chicago Coin em
$220 obo
Pinsider thegamedoc
Los Angeles, Ca
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/112477

#20075 1 year ago

Who bought the balls-a-poppin at the estate sale auction tonight?

#20076 1 year ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Funny as hell you mentioned this! Same shit here in the Chicago area. You have to call their bluff, on the spot, and get the homeowner involved if they are there. I went to look at a Stern Lightning at an estate sale. It was marked $1200, GI was the only thing that came on. I offered $500 on the spot. Lady tells me there was a group earlier that will be coming back for it at full price. I ask was there a deposit left, she says no. I notice a gentleman in the background just observing everything in the house and I ask him if he is the homeowner. He says no, this was his father's house. We chat and find out he was in charge and everything has to go. I say , can you come with me for a second? He follows me over to the lady at the table and I again offer the $500 for the machine. She starts making excuses and the guy goes will you take it now. I came home with a $500 Stern Lightning.
Some of these Estate people are up to dirty tricks and ruthless behavior. They purposely save or lie about the good stuff because they will have their people come in and scoop it up on the last day for 50% off.

When my father passed away we hired an estate sale company that was prolific in the area.
They turned out to be total scumbags. They discouraged us from attending because they said “it can be difficult to let go of sentimental items”

We went on the first day and noticed lots of interesting, popular items still sitting around. Some didn’t even have prices on them, yet other stuff was already gone. We also knew where these people lived and saw some of my Dad’s things in their front lawn.

Those scumbags would put outrageous prices on the thing THEY WANTED and would “buy” it themselves on the last day when nobody took them. Snowblowers and log splitters?? Absolute bullshit they “didn’t sell” small engine machines sell like crazy. Up here people buy snowblowers year round. Other things they would put piss-low prices on and practically give away

We threw them out and canceled the sale once we realized their scam, estate sales are a dirty business. If you really want a particular item, the people running the sale are just looking for their cut so either use that to your advantage or contact whoever is executor of the estate and deal with them. The executor just wants LESS STUFF to deal with, so any way to bring in money and get rid of large items is a win-win.

#20077 1 year ago

Solar City

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: EM
Year: 1977
Production: 2525

For sale here....

https://www.estatesales.net/FL/Milton/32570/2829357

#20078 1 year ago

Stock Car
Gottlieb em AAB
$350
Hillsborough, nj
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/486299815739923/

#20079 1 year ago

I'm not going to be too specific here, but if you are looking for a project... especially in the early SS era...contact me immediately. I have a line on some incredible stuff.

#20080 1 year ago

If you were 1000 miles closer, that would be great!

#20081 1 year ago
Quoted from Slogan1111:

If you were 1000 miles closer, that would be great!

Exactly

#20082 1 year ago

I've got a project Jungle Princess I'd be willing to part with for 500. BG has some definite flaking but BG Resto has informed me that they can do replacements. Playfield's in decent shape just dirty.

#20083 1 year ago
Quoted from Slogan1111:

If you were 1000 miles closer, that would be great!

I can ship

#20085 1 year ago

SERIOUS PROJECT ALERT! First one to give me 200.00 gets everything. I need room for more games. This is a parts machine so treat it as such. Yes it is a rifle game but it is E.M and just be missing the score wheel assembly, Gun stock & need some cabinet work its not a bad price. Also willing to accept trades but i would like it gone by the latest next friday thank you for looking.

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#20086 1 year ago

F-14 Tomcat
$50?
Northville, Michigan
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2779271115716475/?
OP: "Pinball machine available. Must be able to pick up in Northville, MI.
I will confirm all legs and bolts shortly. Give me a few."

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#20088 1 year ago
Quoted from DodgersFan32:

SERIOUS PROJECT ALERT! First one to give me 200.00 gets everything. I need room for more games. This is a parts machine so treat it as such. Yes it is a rifle game but it is E.M and just be missing the score wheel assembly, Gun stock & need some cabinet work its not a bad price. Also willing to accept trades but i would like it gone by the latest next friday thank you for looking.
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Good god I’d love to restore this thing!!!!

#20089 1 year ago

Me too! Just way too far away!

Quoted from mrm_4:

Good god I’d love to restore this thing!!!!

#20090 1 year ago
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#20091 1 year ago

Special Force
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/791691931764717
Forest Hills, Maryland
$550
OP: "Light project pinball machine. Bally’s Special Force from 1986. Needs backglass. Turns on and plays with some errors. Playfield in very good condition. Priced for quick sale."

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#20092 1 year ago

I know. But for me. Shipping kills the price. Anyways. PM me what you have. You never know? Thanks. My preference is the same as you a believe? Early bally/stern ss. Thx.

#20093 1 year ago

Spirit of 76
Worcester, Mass
$500
worcester.craigslist.org link

OP:"1975 gottlieb spirit of 76 pinball
Good working order good back glass. Has a couple of cracked pieces that are available to replace easily. Game #3 does not always reset to 0 on the first reset.
One of the scoring wheels has numbers that have been touched up with marker.
Set up for free play. Has all keys and schematic.

This is fairly priced for quick sale. You need to provide manpower to disassemble and move/load."

#20096 1 year ago
Quoted from tomdrum:

FREE Black Hole:
frederick.craigslist.org link

"Hole"y sh#t!!!

Someone grab that!!!!

#20097 1 year ago

Working on it. My son is 10 minutes away.

#20098 1 year ago
Quoted from frunch:

"Hole"y sh#t!!!
Someone grab that!!!!

Someone did, ad deleted.

#20099 1 year ago

I responded to the ad via text and called 3 minutes after it was posted. No response. I later texted and just asked for a response either way, nothing. My guess is they got flooded with calls and text and it will be for sale down the road. Who knows, maybe someone got lucky.

#20100 1 year ago

Or maybe somebody was just having a good time...

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