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#20151 9 months ago

I vote Williams system 3 - 7. Lots of available parts, and they are not hard to debug.

#20152 9 months ago
Quoted from Peruman:

Also in southern NH, I would suggest an EM, in particular a single-player one, all the mechanical switches and relays make for a more visual debug.

Good tip. Thanks

#20153 9 months ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

I vote Williams system 3 - 7. Lots of available parts, and they are not hard to debug.

Yeah available parts important too. We’re new to the hobby, don’t cringe too hard. He’s digging it, so figure a good project for him to work on. If it takes him all summer to tinker and figure it out I’m happy with that.

#20154 9 months ago

I think that that generation of pinball is about the best ratio of ease of repair to fun. Something like Gorgar or Blackout will have some legs beyond the initial thrill of the game. If he decides he wants to learn more, you can also easily swap the MPU for an APC board and write your own rules for the game.
I learned to fix pinballs on a Gorgar and played that beast for years.

#20155 9 months ago
Quoted from Snowtrooper:

Just out of curiosity, any Gottliebs going in the list (not asking for titles)? Just asking.

The only two Gottliebs in our current collection are Black Hole & Haunted House and both will likely get sold at some point. I just don't know how soon that might happen. We need to thin down things from around 18 machines to around 8 over the next year or so. Now we just need to figure out where to start. You guys know how it is you love them all but can't keep all of them!

#20156 9 months ago
Quoted from Flancrest_ent:

Anyone have good suggestions for starter project for a teenager? Looking to buy a project for my son for the summer. Figure gives him something to work on rather than stare at the Xbox. Figure $500 cheaper than summer camp (too old anyways) and gets him interested in electronics and sense of accomplishment (if) he gets it working.
Trying to find a fairly simple machine to work on, want to at least try to set him up for success! Any suggestions appreciated. We’re in southern NH for what it’s worth. Thanks!

How old is your teenager? What are his skill sets and interests? Is he mechanical minded or electronic minded?

What kind of tool selection will he have? He will need a nice soldering station. He will learn many skills working on a pin. Knowing how to properly solder carries a lot weight.

You say electronics. I would suggest something by Bally in the late 70s/ early 80s. They are relatively easy to work on. Most common parts are readily available. If a circuit board needs replaced, they are readily available and reasonably priced.

And--------there are a lot of Bally people here who can help him out when he runs into problems.

$500.00 will not buy very much in this market. But deals are out there.

Shoot, put him on the hunt for the pin he thinks he wants. You Tube has lots and lots of pinball videos to let you see what you might like. You guys might get to take a road trip together to pick up a pin and get a little father/son bonding.

#20157 9 months ago
Quoted from Flancrest_ent:

Anyone have good suggestions for starter project for a teenager? Looking to buy a project for my son for the summer. Figure gives him something to work on rather than stare at the Xbox. Figure $500 cheaper than summer camp (too old anyways) and gets him interested in electronics and sense of accomplishment (if) he gets it working.
Trying to find a fairly simple machine to work on, want to at least try to set him up for success! Any suggestions appreciated. We’re in southern NH for what it’s worth. Thanks!

I think you’d have better luck posting in the below forum.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/northeast-us-for-sale-thread/page/401#post-6216150

#20158 9 months ago

Playboy
Bally ss
$1200
Pinsider @upkickpinball
Hackensack, nj
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/112864

#20159 9 months ago

I saw this one and about 5 minutes later it was sold. I didn’t get it.

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#20160 9 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Playboy
Bally ss
$1200

is that the one that sold for 500.00 yesterday? If it is, it cleaned up nicely.

#20161 9 months ago
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

I saw this one and about 5 minutes later it was sold. I didn’t get it.[quoted image]

Yesterday was April FOOLS day....js

#20162 9 months ago
Quoted from dc2010:

Yesterday was April FOOLS day....js

I think it was real, I checked and they had a few other things for sale. It did say players 3 and 4 displays were out but other then that it worked. By the time I went to respond it was marked sold. Add was up for about 6 hours from what it showed.

#20163 9 months ago
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

I think it was real, I checked and they had a few other things for sale. It did say players 3 and 4 displays were out but other then that it worked. By the time I went to respond it was marked sold. Add was up for about 6 hours from what it showed.

It happens. Like that Gottlieb Majorettes I passed on for $50 being an idiot and not looking up how valuable it was and it was 10 minutes from my house.

#20164 9 months ago
Quoted from Flancrest_ent:

Anyone have good suggestions for starter project for a teenager? Looking to buy a project for my son for the summer. Figure gives him something to work on rather than stare at the Xbox. Figure $500 cheaper than summer camp (too old anyways) and gets him interested in electronics and sense of accomplishment (if) he gets it working.
Trying to find a fairly simple machine to work on, want to at least try to set him up for success! Any suggestions appreciated. We’re in southern NH for what it’s worth. Thanks!

I've got 6 projects if you are looking. Bally viking, bally flash gordon, stern magic, stern flight 2000, and 2 stern meteors.

#20165 9 months ago

$500 each Daditude ? Sold, I’ll drive up tomorrow

#20166 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I've got 6 projects if you are looking. Bally viking, bally flash gordon, stern magic, stern flight 2000, and 2 stern meteors.

After reasonable pricing, plus shipping, puts me above where I’d like to be. Especially given the fact that I’m not using it as an investment, and expect no real return, other than get my boy working with his hands and perhaps interested in the hobby beyond me buying nib pins! Thanks for the offer though, much appreciated.

#20167 9 months ago

Bally Hokus Pokus
$350
dallas.craigslist.org link

#20168 9 months ago

Edit take 2- reposted - see below:

#20169 9 months ago
Quoted from radial_head:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2325224994265608/
Cheapish firepower project with a seemingly ok playfield. Usually that bonus area is trash. Buxton Maine

FB marketplace sucks so bad. FP cheap and in my backyard and I never even saw it because Zuckerberg wants to show me Lularoe handbags or whatever other sponsored trash is on there instead of what I actually want. Grrrr.

#20170 9 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Playboy
Bally ss
$1200
Pinsider @upkickpinball
Hackensack, nj
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/112864

Guys I just picked this last night (happened to be dropping off a game 15 mins away when the listing appeared) - repinned, recapped and bead blasted all the boards and it boots! Boards and backbox/cabinet is actually super clean compared to most games of that era. It will need an overhaul on the playfield tho, and I don't have the time/space to get to it. PENDING

Also if you're interested in a cheaper project - I have a project Gottlieb Jungle Princess EM (Jungle Queen 2 player) for 450. Never been tested but it's complete.

#20171 9 months ago
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

I saw this one and about 5 minutes later it was sold. I didn’t get it.[quoted image]

I got that one! Drove up from Austin super fast to snag it, but it was indeed legit

#20172 9 months ago
Quoted from Venetic:

I got that one! Drove up from Austin super fast to snag it, but it was indeed legit

Better play the lottery!

#20173 9 months ago
Quoted from Venetic:

I got that one! Drove up from Austin super fast to snag it, but it was indeed legit

Congrats, that’s awesome.

#20174 9 months ago
Quoted from truemagoo102:

Guys I just picked this last night (happened to be dropping off a game 15 mins away when the listing appeared) - repinned, recapped and bead blasted all the boards and it boots! Boards and backbox/cabinet is actually super clean compared to most games of that era. It will need an overhaul on the playfield tho, and I don't have the time/space to get to it. PENDING

If i did not have so much on my plate I would have grabbed it, fun game.

#20175 9 months ago

"Elvis" pinball

Manufacturer: Brunswick
Game/Type: Alive / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: 1978
Production: Too many
Price: $8,000
Location: Douglasville, GA
Link/Contact: atlanta.craigslist.org link

OP: Elvis Pinball machine, last time played 10 yrs.ago . I had and enjoyed, lights up but ,need some minor work.

Me: If the seller will accept Paypal payment, I can pick this up for you and store it.

#20176 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE - TH 04/22-SAT 04/24

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: SlugFest /SS
Year: March 1991
Production: 1,559
Cost: ????
Location: Burr Ridge, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Burr-Ridge/60527/2835819

Me: Seller also has arcade games; Indiana Jones*, Joust and Pole Position. Plus a juke box

*I played this a lot back when it first came out in 86(?). Fun game for the time period.

#20177 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE - FRI 04/16 - SUN 04/18

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Time Zone / EM
Year: May 1973
Production: 2,500
Cost: ????
Location: San Diego, CA
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/CA/San-Diego/92110/2841696

#20178 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE - SAT 05/15 - SUN 05/16

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Jack In The Box / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: February 1973
Production: 8,300
Cost: ????
Location: Addison, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Addison/60101/2844072

#20179 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE - SAT 06/05 - SUN 06/06

Hi Score
Gottlieb EM 4 player
Kiss
Bally SS
Deluxe Batting Champ
Williams EM pitch and bat
Unidentified woodrail
Saddle Brook, NJ
Contact/Link: https://www.estatesales.net/NJ/Saddle-Brook/07663/2843361

#20180 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE - SAT 04/17 - SUN 04/18

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Shaq Attaq / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: February 1995
Production: 3,380
Cost: ????
Location: Nashville, TN
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/TN/Nashville/37214/2814135

#20181 9 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

"Elvis" pinball
Manufacturer: Brunswick
Game/Type: Alive / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: 1978
Production: Too many
Price: $8,000
Location: Douglasville, GA
Link/Contact: atlanta.craigslist.org link
OP: Elvis Pinball machine, last time played 10 yrs.ago . I had and enjoyed, lights up but ,need some minor work.
Me: If the seller will accept Paypal payment, I can pick this up for you and store it.

LMAO. This isn't a project, more of a dream.

#20182 9 months ago

Estate Sale - Last day tomorrow 04/11

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Austin Powers / SS
Month/Year: June 2001
Production:
Cost: ????
Location: Tarzana, CA
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/CA/Tarzana/91356/2840844

Me: When I asked the price last week they said $3500. If it's still there tomorrow, maybe someone can get it for 50% off.

#20183 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE - SAT 04/25 - SUN 04/26

Manufacturer: Midway
Game/Type: Judge Dredd / SS Widebody 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1993
Production: 6,990
Cost: ????
Location: Northfield, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Northfield/60093/2822067

#20184 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE - FRI 05/14 - SAT 05/15

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: The Six Million Dollar Man / SS 6 Player
Month/Year: October 1978
Production: 10,320
Location: Montclair, NJ
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/NJ/Montclair/07043/2844600

#20185 9 months ago

ESTATE SALE Last day tomorrow SUN 04/11

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Batter Up / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: August 1970
Production: 560!
Location: Williams Bay, WI
Contact/Link: https://www.estatesales.net/WI/Williams-Bay/53191/2837586

#20186 9 months ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Dipsy Doodle / EM
Mo/Year: December 1970
Production: Unknown
Cost: $350
Location: Lexington, NC
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastcoastarcade/permalink/2021830544631823

#20187 9 months ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Olympics / EM 1 player
Month/Year: 1962
Production: 2,200
Cost: $350
Location: Brick, NJ
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pinball4sale/permalink/4582446271782136

#20188 9 months ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Atlantis / SS
Month/Year: April, 1989
Production: 1,501
Cost: $1,350
Location: Myrtle Beach, NC
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374370779354283/permalink/2820881308036539

#20189 9 months ago

SHUFFLE BOWLER EM MODEL

$300
Richmond, CA
Seller: Andrew Harris
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1413885755408760/permalink/2138250106305651

#20190 9 months ago
Quoted from tomdrum:

LMAO. This isn't a project, more of a dream.

So are you saying that Elvis won’t be leaving the building?

#20191 9 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

So are you saying that Elvis won’t be leaving the building?

Yes. Elvis never even got into that building.

#20192 9 months ago

Bluespin -

You should have posted the Elvis for $8K in the Craigslist laughs!

#20193 9 months ago

I’m not sure where this belongs:

I get a text from an acquaintance who knows I like pinball. He asks if he can pass my phone number to a friend looking to value a pin. I said sure.

The next day I get a call from some woman who puts on estate sales. A friend of hers has a Royal Flush that needs to move. She gives me an address and I say I will go look at it tomorrow.

Tomorrow comes and I drive the 15 miles for a look see. The pin is in the basement. Nice house.Nice basement. These people are packing up to move.

The pin turns out to be a Williams Straight Flush. There is some minor wear on the play field and the back glass, while not perfect, is in good condition. And it works! So says she.

It has an old lamp cord for power. I plug in and reach under the cab to find out there is no toggle switch. So I push the credit button and the GI lights come on. Nothing else works. The rubbers are dry, yellowed, and broken.

I’m not interested in this pin called Straight Flush; I don’t do EMs. For a Royal Flush I would make an exception.

I ask her what kind of money she is wanting for it. It is obvious this woman has been looking at EBay. She wants...drum roll...$3500.00.

I told her that this is not a popular pin and needs lots of work. That it might be worth $200.00. Well, this is the pin her late husband always wanted and that she will just go ahead and keep it.

She thanked me for coming to look. I headed for the door.

That’s my over priced pin story.

#20194 9 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Well, this is the pin her late husband always wanted and that she will just go ahead and keep it.

For some reason that reminds me of a story..

I tell them the old joke about the man who asks a girl if she will sleep with him for a million dollars. Of course, she says yes. He then offers her two dollars and she slaps his face, saying, ‘What do you think I am?’ He answers, ‘I know what you are. We are just haggling over the price.’

#20195 9 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I’m not sure where this belongs:
I get a text from an acquaintance who knows I like pinball. He asks if he can pass my phone number to a friend looking to value a pin. I said sure.
The next day I get a call from some woman who puts on estate sales. A friend of hers has a Royal Flush that needs to move. She gives me an address and I say I will go look at it tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and I drive the 15 miles for a look see. The pin is in the basement. Nice house.Nice basement. These people are packing up to move.
The pin turns out to be a Williams Straight Flush. There is some minor wear on the play field and the back glass, while not perfect, is in good condition. And it works! So says she.
It has an old lamp cord for power. I plug in and reach under the cab to find out there is no toggle switch. So I push the credit button and the GI lights come on. Nothing else works. The rubbers are dry, yellowed, and broken.
I’m not interested in this pin called Straight Flush; I don’t do EMs. For a Royal Flush I would make an exception.
I ask her what kind of money she is wanting for it. It is obvious this woman has been looking at EBay. She wants...drum roll...$3500.00.
I told her that this is not a popular pin and needs lots of work. That it might be worth $200.00. Well, this is the pin her late husband always wanted and that she will just go ahead and keep it.
She thanked me for coming to look. I headed for the door.
That’s my over priced pin story.

Such a deal! I would have asked her how much she would pay me to get it out of her way. That's one ugly pin to begin with.

#20196 9 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

She thanked me for coming to look. I headed for the door

She's lucky and YOUR lucky it didn't burst into flames! Lamp cord? Check. No power switch? Check. Fuses? Who knows. Potential fire box? Check.

I'll add I picked up an old EM with my cousin. It was the right price and located in the basement. Standard wear, back glass flaking - $200. We flipped it on and GI turns on. I check the backbox and all of the fuses were bypassed except one which was blown. I undid all of the modifications and replaced a few coils. Cleaned up well enough. Coulda been a fire starter!

#20198 9 months ago

Really nice backglass and playfield. I’d start messaging them now. Just because their store is closed doesn’t mean they’re not responding to messages.

#20199 9 months ago

Flip Flop
Bally em
$500
Bellbrook, oh
Pinsider paugust1127
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/113038

Me: Large hole drilled in right side of cabinet.

#20200 9 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Really nice backglass and playfield. I’d start messaging them now. Just because their store is closed doesn’t mean they’re not responding to messages.

Not really that interested, just figured I'd post the link. If I get a chance to check it out I'll post back.

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