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#2733 5 years ago
Quoted from davideokills:

I want that Gator. That might be the best Jerry Kelly art. The way the composition informs the shots on the playfield is amazing.

Well, don't tell us. Call the guy and buy it. By Google Earth, it is only 1,159 miles from Cleveland to New Orleans. You would get to drive thru some pretty country. Interstate all the way

Production for zipper flipper games

Capersville: 5,120

Nip it 4,580

Fireball 3,815

4 Million B.C. 3,550

Gator 2,120

Can't be too many of those around.

#2761 5 years ago

How come the neat stuff is always 1000 miles from me?

#2773 5 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

I sent them an email on the Dragonfist.

Me, too

#2826 5 years ago

Interesting. Here is a Jack in the Box back box to go with above pin.. Seller says glass in good condition. Thinks it is from a woo rail.

wichita.craigslist.org link

From a woodrail pinball machine, top part only. The glass is in good condition. Asking $60. Local sale."

#2839 5 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Interesting. Here is a Jack in the Box back box to go with above pin.. Seller says glass in good condition. Thinks it is from a woo rail.
wichita.craigslist.org link
From a woodrail pinball machine, top part only. The glass is in good condition. Asking $60. Local sale."

wichita.craigslist.org link

Since I'm local I thought I would see about taking a chance on this BG. I texted the seller.

ME: HI like the backglass you have for sale on CL. Bit I can't do $60. Can you do $40-$45? I live in Wichita and be a local sale.

SELLER: If you would do $50 today. It is at or near 50 years old. The plaint has flaked some but the glass is perfect.

(seller includes to pics. front and back.

ME: Well shoot, the paint is the most important part. How bad is it flaked? If it is too much I would not be interested at all.

SELLER: Other interested parties. Paint is good for 50 years.

ME: I understand. I'll think on it a little bit.

I emailed the pics from text to my computer email. With bigs pics, that back glass is nothing but flakes all over. It is trash. Sorry for posting here. BGResto has this one on file if you need one.

1 week later
#2913 5 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Dolly Parton / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1978
Production: 7,350
Cost: Current Bid: $99 (Auction Ends 9/2)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » 1978 Dolly Parton Pinball Machine Original Classic Local Pick Up
OP: Needs miminal electrical work on the power cord and one of the flippers.

Hmmm. There are two Dolly's in the pics. One is real nice. And the other is beat to shit.

2 weeks later
#3085 5 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Magnotron / Electro-mechanical (EM) 4 Player
August 1974
Production: 6,550
Cost: $150
Location: Mansfield (Dallas), TX
Link/Contact: dallas.craigslist.org link
OP: It powers up and lights up. I cannot get a game started. I don't know how to fix it. It is missing the legs. Pickup in Mansfield behind Legacy High School.

And four hours later the ad is gone !!

1 month later
#3682 5 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Game Plan
Game/Type: Captain Hook/ Solid State Electronic (SS) 4 Player
Month/Year: April 1985
Production: 450 (!)
Cost: Buy It Now: $895 obo
Location: El Paso TX
Contact/Link: ebay.com link » Game Plan 780 Pin Ball Machine Capitan Hook T90214
Product Description:
Turns on
Display is not working
Unit looks complete (No missing parts)
Boards are in good physical condition
Rubber is cracked

I kept watching the auction on this Captain Hook. There were only two other people besides me watching. I find the game interesting and lust worthy due to its rarity. The auction was for BIN or make an offer. I am planning a trip to Texas so I said, "what the hell" and gave the company a call. I made a low ball its-worth-a-gamble offer and to my surprise, they accepted. So I will be heading out to El Paso in a few days to pick up. Then hope I can fix it.

Thanks for posting this pin, Captive_Ball.

1 month later
#3992 5 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

relisted on Ebay....Buy It Now $275 obo
ebay.com link » 1979 Stern Dracula Project Pinball Machine Pickup Ohio Vampire Needs Work Arcade

I have made that guy two offers on his Cleveland CL ad and never heard back. No counter offer. No nothing. I could use the cabinet bot not for $300.00 and not for $275.00. and his Cleveland CL ad still is asking $300.00.

#3997 5 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

That playfield is pretty well roached.
It was probably someone's parts machine. No backglass, no boards, no displays....there's not much left other than the cab and some playfield parts.

Yeah. I saw the pics. You can not even make a decent coffee table with that play field. But I don't need the play field; The rest would be perfect for my project.

#4000 5 years ago
Quoted from Friengineer:

Flipper alert! He's going to relist it at $5.

And you know this how?

#4017 5 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

ebay.com link » Stern Trident Pinball Machine Parts Playfield Plastics
This guy is saying he's parting a Stern Trident because the boards aren't working. The cosmetics are nice. Someone save this one!
New Kensington, PA

Yeah. THat one is too nice to part out.

#4037 5 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

relisted on Ebay....Buy It Now $275 obo
ebay.com link » 1979 Stern Dracula Project Pinball Machine Pickup Ohio Vampire Needs Work Arcade

The seller and I finally made contact. My offer was way lower than what he was asking and he was receptive. Most of my cost for this beater is the gas to go pick it up. In is in my car now and we will be home tomorrow. The cabinet is very solid. Ugly, but solid.

#4050 5 years ago
Quoted from polyacanthus:

What is your plan for it? Wax and play?

I need an empty cab and back box for a project pin I am in process of building and this has all the cab parts like coin door, lockdown bar, wiring, rails, etc. All in one place and I don't have to trash a classic Stern to do it, since this one is already trashed.

2 weeks later
#4258 5 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

"I have suitcase for sale for $40. It is full of $100 bills but you can have since it not my money. Will drop off to Goodwill if I get no replie."
Geez. Some very bored person is obviously having fun up yonder. I wonder if this is another sign that Craigslist is eventually doomed to join the defunct digital scrap heap (Myspace, Geocities, etc)? Facebook Marketplace is trying to take over that space by linking items to sellers... which lets you at least sort-of-verify their integrity beforehand.
(the downside is how Facebook continues to eat the internet...)

Some of the CL stuff we see would disappear if CL charged for individuals to place an ad. Free ads, as nice as they can be when you are selling, let BS ads live forever, and dumb/stupid/greedy/enterprising want-to-be-sellers, and in general, idiots, get to run amok. I hate Facebook so I hope CL continues.

#4274 5 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

Yes, Merry Christmas!
I'm so happy I'm not the only pinhead checking the "Project Pin" thread on Christmas morning

I'm right here with you Now I'm off to Ebay to see how an auction I am interested is going

#4308 5 years ago

I guess I'll post some I see when I'm wondering around on CL.

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Rocket III
Features: Bally Rocket 3 pinball machine, one play, works good, no key, crack in clear glass on top right hand corner
Month/Year: April 1967
Production: 2,603
Asking Price: $ 600.00
Location: Columbia MO
Contact/Link: columbiamo.craigslist.org link

#4309 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Bronco
Features: 77' GOTTLIEB BRONCO 4pl, BG 9, PF 8, Cab 6, $400. Game will reset scores, but motor continues to run and will NOT eject ball. My repair skills have dwindled over the years and I'm done messing with it.

Month/Year: April 1977
Production: 9,160
Asking Price: $ 400.00
Location: Springfield MO

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hang Glider

Month/Year: Dec. 1976
Production: 2,325
Asking Price: $450.00
Location: Springfield MO

Contact link: springfield.craigslist.org link


#4310 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Big Deal
Features: Recently restored pinball machine. This is in very good shape and fun to play. I restored it last year and now I'm moving to Little Rock, AR. I have too much stuff to move this too. This has all new bumpers and all new rubber parts, new ball, all new bulbs, paint touch ups, etc. Should sell for $1,100 but I need it gone.

Month/Year: May 1977
Production: 7,301
Asking Price: $ 650.00
Location: Bernie MO
Contact/Link: semo.craigslist.org link

#4311 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Top Hand Add-a-Ball

Features: I have a 1966 William's Top Hand Pinball Machine ready just in time for Christmas! Game is fully working and has been waxed, new bulbs, and rubber. Ready for your game room. Please note the back glass is separated into two pieces but does not effect the play of the game. Can deliver in the area. Email me and I will respond and go from there

Month/Year: April 1966
Production: 2,600
Asking Price: $ 650.00
Location: Little Rock AR
Contact/Link: littlerock.craigslist.org link

#4320 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Loop The Loop

Month/Year: December 1965
Production: 1,055
Asking Price: $ 350.00
Location: Wichita Falls TX
Contact/Link: wichitafalls.craigslist.org link

#4321 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Dodge City

Features: Gottlieb Dodge City Pinball Machine. Original condition, works good, just noticed a couple rubber bands need replacing those were easy to find. I've had this game for 43 years it was in The Peppermint Lounge Bar on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth Texas before that. The little guy who dances when being shot at, his legs of always got caught up there, you can undo them but they go back up eventually. Have the keys. Vintage and still fun to play

Month/Year: July 1965
Production: 3,175
Asking Price: $ 799.00
Location:Fort Worth TX
Contact/Link: dallas.craigslist.org link

#4322 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Flip Flop
Month/Year: November 1974
Production: 5,350
Asking Price: $ 350.00
Location: Dallas TX
Contact/Link: dallas.craigslist.org link

#4360 5 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Quick Draw / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: June 1975
Production: 2,660
Cost: $500
Location: Kansas City, KS
Contact/Link: kansascity.craigslist.org link
Condition: Pics taken with a flashlight? OP: "Its been sitting for a few yrs. Great Machine...Just needs a little TLC...."

That one is driving distance, but the house is full.

#4361 5 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Welcome Travish!

I've always liked the Atari pins and it was such a novel way to insert your quarters.

Those coin slots remind me of those old table top juke boxes. I wonder if Atari bought a bunch of NOS juke box coin slot mechanisms for cheap.

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#4471 5 years ago
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

This one was a curb alert on Sunday free pinball machine in fact the add is still up. Someone close enough grabbed it and is now trying to make a few bucks hope it makes its way to a good home. I sent the add to a fellow pinsider Sunday who was closer then me but it was gone when he checked on it. When it was still free...

It looks like a Katrina refugee.

#4482 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Swing Time ( EM. Add-A-Ball )
Month/Year: May 1965
Production: 700
Cost: $250.00
Location: Oklahoma City
Link/Contact: oklahomacity.craigslist.org link

OP: Pinball machine - late 40's early 50's?? Was working but not used for several years. Plugged in and have a solenoid stuck I think. Also needs rubber bumpers replaced.
405five9six3523 Might trade for ammo or???

** This is a nice looking pin.

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#4549 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Surfer / EM
Year: October 1976
Production: 2,700
Cost: $600
Location: Huntsville Alabama
Link/Contact: huntsville.craigslist.org link

It looks like it is in nice shape.

#4554 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinball_Nate:

It is still available, someone should snatch this one up - guy responded, and offered to talk and supplied phone #.
Supposedly a good EM machine, sought after.................this is one I want sometime.

It is a competition quality pin. It is one of the few Gottliebs I would not mind owning, except I swore off of EMs.

PAPA.org has a vid.

#4558 5 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Swore off EM's??? *gasp*
I ended up going the other way... SS's gone, all EM now (except a Sinbad which, lets face it, still has real chimes).
What prompted the switch?

I have had two EMs. Both had problems and I am not any good with the trouble shooting part. I would need to work with a pro looking over my shoulder and teach me how to trouble shoot all those coils and switches.

#4573 5 years ago

Manufacturer: Gameplan
Game/Type: Sharpshooter
Month/Year: May 79
Production: 4200
Cost: $850
Location: Madison Wisconsin
Contact/Link:madison.craigslist.org link

Nice looking Gameplan Sharpshooter. I'd like to have this one. Lot of miles, though. And wrong direction. I'm afraid I'd get up there and get snowed in.

#4585 5 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

Big game is a fun player. Seriously underrated IMHO.

I agree. I am in process of restoring my BG. I should have the play field back from being restored with a clear coat at the end of March. I'll be buried in it but I don't care. It is a gas to play.

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#4803 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Straight Shooter
Month/Year: 1959
Production: 1150
Cost: ???????
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact/Link: albuquerque.craigslist.org link

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This ad is for a garage sale. Two pins shown. Argosy and Straight Shooter. No prices. Looks like the garage sale is over. Some times stuff not get sold and you can make some nice deals.

#4838 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: OXO / Electro-mechanical (EM) 4 Player
Month/Year: Oct 1973
Production: 7,053
Cost:$500.00 for pair
Location: Oklahoma City

Manufacturer: Midway
Game/Type: Wild Kingdom shooting gallery
Month/Year: ???
Production: ????
Cost:$500.00 for pair
Location: Oklahoma City
Contact/Link: oklahomacity.craigslist.org link

"I have a couple of classic arcade games that I grew up with. Wild Kingdom shooting gallery by Midway and OXO pinball machine by Williams. These games have set in my mothers house for several years and we are cleaning things out. Everything is in original condition but not operable due to sitting in dusty environment for years. $500.00 for both."

It is a bit hard to tell from the one picture, but the OXO pin does not look too bad.

#4839 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Gameplan
Month/Year: May 1975
Production: 4,200
Location: Rockwall Texas

" Sharpshooter 1 Pinball Machine. Great for gameroom, manroom, media room, rec room, office, bar, or club. New Mother Board. Backglass is superb. Machine boots up and all system tests successful. All 4 score displays have all digits. Flippers are excellent. Machine plays but some bumpers and individual mechs don't work during game. However, they test OK during machine system tests. Will need some adjustments. 650.00"

Nice looking pin.

#4840 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Month/Year: Sept 1969
Production: 1952
Location: Memphis TN
Link: memphis.craigslist.org link

"PRICE IS NEGOTIABLE. Pinball machine with "Paddock" game. Has been sitting in old building for years. Has tax receipts from Texas on it from 1973, 1974 and 1975."

I have room for no more pins. I have drove a lot of miles this year and I'm tired. Plus, I swore off of EMs, but, damn, I'd like to give this pin a go. I think that is a beautiful play field and a youtube vid shows that it looks like fun to play

#4894 4 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Free alert:
Chicago Coin Hi Score Pool in Dayton, Ohio
dayton.craigslist.org link
You have to take the red/white hideabed couch too
Here's the ad in case it gets deleted:
I have a green, red and white plaid hideabed couch and a vintage 1971 Chicago Coin Hi Score Pool Pinball machine for free that I'm looking to remove from my property ASAP. Both are in good condition, and both are a package deal. If you have any interest in my items please email me for pictures. As long as this ad is up, the items are still available.

Somebody go pick this stuff up and sell me those pool balls in that Hi-Score game. I don't want the game---just the pool balls.

#4915 4 years ago

kansascity.craigslist.org link

Text from the seller:

I have five (5) EM pinball machines for sale. I accumulated these over the years.

Single game prices are as follows:
$275 1973 King Pin
$600 1972 Grand Slam
$400 1976 Hollywood
$225 1968 Ding Dong
$300 1965 Lucky Strike

Will take $1375 for all five games. Will discount single game prices for multiple purchases.

Grand Slam and Hollywood are shopped and working.
King Pin is mostly working but needs shopped. The 10's score reel is sticking and needs adjusted to get it started.
Lucky Strike worked but is not starting now.
Ding Dong is complete but doesn't work.

Games are in my basement. Stairs are a wide straight shot up to the main floor. You will be responsible for breaking the games down and hauling out. Sorry but I am unable to help get games out of the basement.

Sorry for the sideways presentation. I tried to rotate and save the images straight but it obviously didn't work.

Calls only. No email, no text. If I'm not there only leave a message if you get the answering machine with woman's voice for Pierson's Lawn Care.

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#5055 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Aladdin's Castle / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: September 1975
Production: 4,155
Cost: $750.00
Location: Topeka KS
Contact/Link: topeka.craigslist.org link

OP:1976 Bally Aladdin's Castle electromechanical pinball machine. Backglass and playfield in very good condition. Two player machine working condition. Has operators manual and schematics.

This one has been for sale for a month. Looks like it is in nice shape.

3 weeks later
#5177 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

cottonm4 Craig you may be interested in this.

Thank you, John. I saw the ad and watched a youtube vid. Not my kind of pin and I don't want to speculate.

4 weeks later
#5359 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Flash Gordon / SS MPU AS-2518-35, 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1980
Production: 10,000
Cost: $800 Firm
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Contact/Link: cincinnati.craigslist.org link
Condition: "...works perfect except strobe light is burnt out. New one is 70.00. I have new rubber bumpers on it. Box in in great too."

That did not take long. The for sale ad is no more.

1 week later
#5445 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Seller only wants $75 for this project, but Pinside has three working versions of this pin for $1,250-1,799.
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Line Drive / Pitch and Bat
Year: February 1972
Production: ???
Cost: $75
Location: Midwest City, OK (Oklahoma City, OK)
oklahomacity.craigslist.org link
OP: I've an old baseball pinball machine haven't plugged it in don't know how, or which plugs go where
As is $75

I tried to contact that Line Drive seller the day his ad went up and never got the decency of a reply. I figure it sold fast and the seller does not know how to take the ad down.

#5485 4 years ago

Too bad the guy is trying to auction this pin with the "make an offer" routine.

The guy is selling a Bally Skyrocket. Only 545 of Skyrocket produced. I would say it is a rare pin. I swore off of EMs but I"m tempted to contact him and say "put a price on".

littlerock.craigslist.org link

#5493 4 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Just placed an offer. It would be a 20 hour round trip. We'll see if the price is right

Good Luck. It will be cool if I help someone cross off their wish list item. Maybe a bunch of us could toss out some low ball offers and he will think your bid is the best

#5498 4 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

I did get a reply from the seller. He says he has a local guy that has me bettered by 200 but I asked for better pics. Don't like the thought of a constant raise if I meet the current offer. Not like I can wizz over there and slap some cash and load up.

Well, I guess you can up your bid in Ebay type increments. Raise him by $25.00 maybe? Better to walk away, but Skyrockets don't come around very often, I suppose. Al least it is not being sold by a retailer.

#5505 4 years ago
Quoted from Spg101:

Pecos, I contacted them last night. They want a firm price up front and I told them I either need better pics or to see up close for a firm price. They have not gotten back in touch with me.

Their CL ad shows to have been up for a couple of days, but this is merely a new ad. Those pins have been showing up for sale for a couple of months. I don't know if this will help you but it is always nice to know how long somebody has been beating a dead horse.

#5506 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

I'd like to have a go at that Strato-Flite. Just the kind of project I like! I don't see a lot of Stato-Flites posted for sale and they are usually $400 and up. Thanks for posting it bluespin.

Around 4 years ago I went and looked at a Stratoflite. At the time, he wanted $500.00. It needed shopped. It had a beautiful almost mint play field with only flaw being the ball trail up top at the arch. The back glass was flaked badly. As I recall, the cab and cab paint was in real good shape.

I'm not sure, but he might still have it---although it would probably not be any cheaper. I'd have to drive about 6 miles to see if it is still there. If you would like me to look, let me know.

#5524 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Sometimes people contact the seller through the ad and then cancel the ad so that other buyers can't contact the seller

Huh? How is some buyer going to cancel a seller's ad? That's new to me. Explain, please.

#5536 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

The way prohibited should work is if someone reports an item as prohibited then Someone who works for Craigslist should review the ad and make the decision. Also if an ad is cancelled because it is reported as prohibited the seller is not notified that their ad was cancelled.

I guess that is what we get when something is free. But at least you think CL would have the decency to at least tell you that you were taken down.

But I like the "free" part. Where else could I run a WTB ad all over the country for months and not pay a dime?

#5571 4 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

Hmmm... not sure if this is a proper project - darn thing took longer to fetch than it did to fix.

Shall we take bets on how it will be before you decide to sell. It is an interesting looking machine. I got to try one at TPF 2016. I lasted for 3 balls and moved on.

#5614 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

First time posted here.
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bus Stop / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: May 1969
Production: 2,303
Cost: $450 TNT Amusements
Location: Southampton (Philadelphia), PA
Contact/Link: philadelphia.craigslist.org link
Condition: "This was just traded in...lights up with new color bulbs in some places...it cycles but does not work...nothing hacked inside...so probably a switch...this is for the tinkerer that likes to work on these older electro-mechanical games. Nothing appears rusty or burned...and was in a game room for many years and is clean looking!"

That's a neat looking pin. There were only 825 produced. There are no videos on youtube to see any action, though.

#5639 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Some appear to be a little bit rough around the edges but, hey, you just don't find deals like this anymore. I'd grab them if I could get them in one go.
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Apollo / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: June 1967
Production: 3,100
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Super Soccer / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1975
Production: 7,130
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Sure Shot / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: March 1976
Production: 3,700
Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Beatniks / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: January 1967
Production: Unknown
Cost: $125 Each
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact/Link: lasvegas.craigslist.org link
Condition: "pinball machines For Sale Old School EM "Pinball Arcade Games" Beat Nike Sure Shot Super Soccer Apollo.
I have 4 pinball machines taken up room. I need to get rid of, they are all complete. They all worked at one time, but have been sitting at my building for years. They all need good servicing. Rubber bands contact cleaning. All of the turn on but have issues. All cabs are in so-so condition."

Google Earth says Tucson is 413 miles from Las Vegas. That's a day trip. If you want them, load up

#5644 4 years ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Not any more:
» YouTube video
Right flipper is fussy, needs a new coil and the elastics are beat.

Nice vid you made. Thanks. Todd said it was not working and it was probably a switch. What was the problem? how did you fix it?

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#5708 4 years ago

It doe not look like a project. Seller wants $1100.00 for an El Dorado. I"m tempted to call and ask about it but I have no more room for another pin. Besides, I swore of of EMs for my self.

After 14 days I don't know if it is still available and would be surprised if it is.

Good Luck

jonesboro.craigslist.org link

Oh, yeah, Jonesboro Arkansas north west of Memphis

3 weeks later
#5851 4 years ago

Here is another Bally Skyrocket for sale on Ebay. Located in Florida. Some flaking on back glass. Play field looks nice. Current bid is $405.00.

ebay.com link: 1970 Bally SkyRocket pinball machine

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#5909 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Monte Carlo / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1972
Production: 5,254
Cost: $300
Location: Manchester (Hartford), CT
Contact/Link: hartford.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Needs some wiring."
What is that, a headless horse, on the pinball machine?

It looks like a hobby horse.

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#5985 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Yep, I done dunnit. I just couldn't resist the temptation! The backglass is near perfect and the playfield has only one dime sized wear-to-the-wood spot. The cabinet will need some major mending - not sure how I will handle that yet. It's nice when you pick up a Project Pin that has the backbox door, the front door lock key and the coin box! I'm really looking forward to getting this up and working.

Thanks to Captive_Ball for posting this here in the Project Pin thread. And thanks to Leef for a smooth and friendly transaction.

You made a nice buy. It will not take much to repair those two extra post holes that were drilled and that just looks lie a super nice super clean play field. Cabinets are not all that hard to come up with a solution.

#6000 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Some of the wooden corner pieces are cracked. I am hoping that I can glue those and the cabinet corners back together. I'm not a cabinet maker so it should be an adventure, meaning it will take ten times longer than it should take!

I recently bought a table saw. I have some extra wood laying around. I could cut you some new corner pieces to about any size you would need. You would have to pay the shipping. I'm guessing all of the piece you would need would fit in the smallest USPS priority box for around 6 dollars.

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#6056 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Captain Fantastic / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1975
Production: 16,155
Cost: $825
Location: Pensacola, FL
Link/Contact: pensacola.craigslist.org link
OP: Not sure of exact year but somewhere around 1975, captain Fantastic pinball machine. This machine does light up, but does not work. I bought at a charity auction with the intent of restoring, just don't have enough time. I have seen this machines fully restored selling for as much at $3000. Does have keys to lock front access panel as well as extra light bulbs and 8 balls. Not looking to make any money just get what I paid for it.

That has to be the first Capt. Fantastic I have seen with an asking price of less that $1000.00 for about 3 years now.

#6063 4 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Maybe price can be negotiated down since ad has been up a month?
Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Big Game/ SS Widebody 4 Player
Year: March 1980
Production: 2,713
Cost: Starting Bid: $1000
Location: Thayer (Des Moines), IA
Link/Contact: desmoines.craigslist.org link
OP: Safari pinball machine

It would be worth try. Hard to see well with the crummy pics but the play field looks like it is in decent shape. BG Resto has the replacement for the flaking back glass. If I did not already own a Big Game I would be thinking hard about chasing this one.

The OP sure did not pass marketing 101 with his bland ad. Safari pinball machine ??

#6074 4 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

I agree, that's why I put it up there. I know I would give it a shot if it was priced lower, depending on inspection, of course. No pictures with GI on.

That is funny, they couldn't even put the name of the game in the ad. I want top dollar for my game, but I'm too lazy to do any background on the game to help with the sale.

My Big Game was listed for 19 days for $1000.00 before I saw the ad.

I made contact and asked if still for sale.

He said yes.

I said I have been looking for BG but could not give $1000.00

He said he was negotiable.

One day later I made the drive and loaded it up for $500.00

You won't get a date if you don't ask.

#6099 4 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

If the distance was closer...I would go through that process. Glad you were able to pick yours up for a good price.

Sorry. I did not see that you were in Houston. That would be a drive.

#6111 4 years ago
Quoted from DashingDaryl:

This is pretty close to my house. I am thinking of going to look at it. phoenix.craigslist.org link
Based on the ad, what do you think an appropriate price range for this machine is? ( in it's current condition)
I wish their were better pictures of the playfield and the box; the fact there isn't leads me to believe they are selling it from an antique perspective instead of a pinsider perspective.
Anyone ever play it? The fact there is no center chute, is interesting to me.

Here is a Gottlieb Mayfair for sale in Missouri for $650.00. With the back glass.

loz.craigslist.org link

BG Resto does NOT have this back glass on file. You will have a hard time finding one.


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#6268 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I feel the same way about the Jacks Open.

What Jacks Open? All I see is a Volley.

#6275 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

A worthy candidate for a full restoration. The perfect winter Project Pin?
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1975
Production: 16,155
Cost: $200 Firm
Location: Denham Springs (Baton Rouge), LA
Contact/Link: batonrouge.craigslist.org link
Condition: "This item was in the 2016 flood, and received water in the box. The ply is separating on the cabinet and will probably have to be replaced. The machine lights up when plugged in. I can push a relay to reset the score bank, but the machine won't progress to the next player and finish the startup sequence. This machine is a major restoration or donor machine. The legs, bolts, schematics, and back box lock are included with this machine."

This one is a parts machine. All of those switches were under water.

#6284 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Please inform those of us who rarely see standing water what a flood does to the switches. Are they completely unsalvageable?

My guess is that they are salvageable but at a time cost that makes it a parts machine.

#6322 4 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

1. Deals on projects get through here all the time, otherwise what'd be the point of this thread?
2. Money's only purpose is to be spent. Pinballs are to be fixed and played, and maybe sold. Not even close to the same thing.
If you buy them and then just sell them again without putting in anything yourself you're basically just skimming money. No excuse to try to get paid for not doing anything.

How much time do you have to put in before it is not considered skimming? I recently bought two pins with the idea of selling both. One is still folded up and waiting for attention.

The other one? I stripped the play field and waxed it and added a set of rubber rings and cleaned the play field glass. That's all I did. That took about an hour of my time. It play fines and is now sold for an amount that gives me the other pin for free. I could have done nothing to this pin and sold it for a bit less. So, where does the skimming part become "not skimming"? Does adding a set of rubber rings make it not skimming?

I have another pin I bought real cheap. I bought it to sell and try to make a little money to help pay for my other pinball stuff that is eating me out of house and home It is covered with 35 years of nicotine. Cleaning the nicotine off is more than I want to mess with but the pin has more collector value than what I paid. I might mess with it and I might just take the money and run. Maybe that is skimming, but why would that be bad? No one else at this auction knew anything about pinball machines. If I was not there it would have more than likely wound up in someone's shed or garage to further deteriorate. But now, this pin is going to live again. And I'll make some money for my time and gas in going to the auction to get this pin. Is this skimming?

#6330 4 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

On the other hand, if you (say) picked up a project Monster Bash for $100 at an auction, let it sit in your garage for a few months, and then put it up for sale for $6000.... I don't think that's fair.

My parents gave me a MB for my birthday. They have both passed on. I don't have to pay them back and my cost in the pin is ZERO.
People in the marketplace are tripping over themselves to buy MBs at $6k plus. So, should I sell it to you for $400 or $500 so you can turn around and sell it for your "good guy" price of only $1100.00. And then your buyer, obviously another good guy, can sell it for $1600.00? And this MB keeps getting turned until it finally discovers its true market price of $6k.

Sorry, I like my way better. I'll sell it direct for $6K and cut out all the middlemen (which includes you).

But I am interested in what your definition of "fair" is.

#6333 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

The only flippers that bother me are the ones that buy something off Craigslist, then relist it the next day for more than the original seller. The new post is in a new city, but with the old sellers pictures. For example there is a guy in Charlotte that sold a Nugent for $300. The next day another seller (different seller) listed the same pin with the same pictures for $3200. Same thing happened with a Genie in CA. Seller sold it same day that he listed it at $200, next day it was listed for $1600 an hour away.

Why should a Genie in Cali bother you? You were not going to buy it. If I understand you correctly, if the buyer-turned-seller would take new pics then all is well?

Half of me wants to feel sorry for sellers who sold something too cheap. The other half of me says it is the seller's fault for not researching the market before placing an ad. And the other other half of me wants to feel sorry for someone who paid too much (like the idiot who bought a home edition Evel Knievel on Ebay for $2200.00). And yet, the fourth half of me says "Buyer Beware". Do your homework.

#6334 4 years ago

Here is a Meteor in Wichita for sale. I'd be interested, but the back glass is flaked out.

He is hard on his $700.00 price.

wichita.craigslist.org link

"Pinball machine works but needs a little work to make it a great machine. The drop targets need to be taken off and either set the gap in the leaf switches or replace them. A few plastics are broke, cabinet is in decent shape. Great first pinball machine or for someone that wants to work on one. This machine was built in 1979 by Stern. Text me at 316-two one 3- one 4 six 9"

#6385 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hi-Deal / EM
Year: October 1975
Production: 2,085
Cost: $800.00
Location: Norman OK
Link/Contact:oklahomacity.craigslist.org link

#6400 4 years ago
Quoted from Schnollms:

Hmm I'm in mahwah. Maybe I'll check it out even though I'm into EMs.

EDIT: Wrong post.

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#6538 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I see four pinball machines in the pictures, but the seller only mentions two of them, the Ballys. The seller mentions an Elvis pin, but it is probably a Brunswick Alive that isn't worth anything, but it could be a Stern Elvis. I think that I have the right editions of the Fireballs based on their pictures.
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Fireball Classic / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: December 1984
Production: 2,000
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Fireball Home Model / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1976
Production: ~10,000
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: High Speed / SS
Year: January 1986
Production: 17,080
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Space Mission / EM
Year: January 1976
Production: 11,652
Location: Studio City, CA (Los Angeles)
Link/Contact: Classic Pinball Machine lists at $3,500 best offer takes - $100 (Studio city). We have 2 pinball machines that have been in our family for over 35 years - Both Bally Official Regulation Arcade Machines 1970s asking $950 each both for $1,500 use to be in our dad's movie studio offices - also an Elvis pin ball at $950.00 or best offer

Do you have a link?

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#6745 4 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

"I bought this really nice sports car, but I figured it would really be a conversation piece if I cut off all the doors and lifted it. It now serves neither its original purpose nor some utility purpose, it's really just a useless expensive project that you can look at and wince... I'm only looking for about double the original value due to my skilled craftsmanship, I think that's fair!"

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#6812 4 years ago

Yard sale in Cushing Oklahoma Friday and Saturday.

All kinds of old pin stuff for sale: Pharaoh populated play field, other play fields, old stuff, etc.

stillwater.craigslist.org link

#6842 4 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

That looks amazing. Too amazing to be real. Only one day's notice, no phone number, and "everything must go or will be donated to Goodwill"? C'maaan.
Close enough for me, but not enough on (mostly) blind faith.

The address in the CL ad is 3505 Kessler Wichita Falls. Might be a hoax. Might be real.

But a Google Street search shows this house with a building in back that could be large enough to house this many pins. And it looks like the shed/building was built special for for these pins.

It true, this house with swimming pool is in a nice neighborhood.

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#6844 4 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Hmmmm... promising indeed, but still two hours away with no prices or phone number.
Anyone going to check it out?
Three years ago, I'd totally be there at 7am sharp. But with a work queue as deep as the one I've got now... I'm content to sit in the peanut gallery.
I think. :p :p

I'm leaving Ft. Worth in the morning and headed home. A detour there would add 120 miles (your 2 hours) to my trip. It is tempting just for the treasure hunt aspect but I did not bring a lot of cash on this trip; My tools are at home. I have already spent a lot of money and I am out of room for any more pins.

As you noted, a lack of a phone number or any kind of prices is a caution flag.

#6874 4 years ago
Quoted from PinPilot:

I paid a local lawn service guy I found on CL $20 via Paypal to go to that garage sale in Wichita Falls.

That was some clever thinking !!

#6940 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Ha ha! Love the honesty in this ad.
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Motordome / SS 6803, 4 Player
Month/Year: June 1986
Production: 2,000
Cost: Buy It Now: $250 Current Bid: $1.00
Location: Harrison (Springfield), AR/MO
Contact/Link: ebay.com link » A Crappy Bally Motordome Pinball Machine

ebay.com link: A Crappy Bally MotorDome Pinball Machine

Interesting build on that Motordome cab. People like to bitch about the Spanish pins, E.G. Sonic, Playmatic for their cabs being made out of particle board. But that Motordome is tossed together with particle board just like the Spanish pins.

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#7144 4 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

seshpilot You are not remembering what transpired correctly. I posted in this forum asking if someone in the Indianapolis area if anyone in the Indi area could help me. No one in your area responded. I then pm'd you since we both are active in several classic Stern threads, and below is the conversation:

John, I realize you have un-favorited this thread and may not see this: I am sorry you feel like you got burned, but I'm not seeing it.

Quoted from bluespin:

From me: I found a pin that I am interested in buying, and I am first in line. It's an early 80s Pin. I can pay you something for your time and effort. I would pay the seller directly for the pin with Paypal, and pay Fastenal directly also. The only trouble is that Fastenal stores are only open 7:30AM-5PM M-F. Thanks, John.

If this is the only correspondence to seshpilot I do not see where you actually asked him if he could make the pickup for you. You talk about the Fastenal store hours and finish with Thanks John.

Where I come from, you need to actually ask if someone could make the pickup for you, like, " I want to buy this pin. It is in your area. Can you, would you go pick it up for me? I'll pay you for your time. " That requires an answer: yes or no.

You didn't ask if he could pick it up for you.

Quoted from bluespin:

You said: Hey John, that might work. I'm out of town till Monday but if you can wait we may be able to work something out. Steven.

I don't see where seshpilot said no. I see where he was out of town and busy with family/friends stuff. He asked if you could wait until he got back home. I see a timing problem. This is where you should have came back and said you could not wait for an answer because the seller was getting antsy and then ask seshpilot again if he could commit to pick the pin up.

But I don't see where you asked him for commitment to make the pick up for you. Unless there is other correspondence this is what I see. Also, my thoughts are that this is something you had been thinking on for a while and that your PM to seshpilot was his first knowledge that something is happening needs to happen.

I do not see where you communicated a sense of urgency to seshpilot. And he did not say "no".

I don't see the burn.

Quoted from bluespin:

I couldn't buy the pin without a commitment from someone to pick it up. If you had said I can pick this up for you next week after work I could have tried to work that out with the seller. The seller sold to the second person in line since I couldn't commit to buying it.
Thanks to all the generous offers from everyone. I un-favorited this thread so I won't see anymore conversations on this thread.

#7200 4 years ago

Game: Royal Guard
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Type: Wedgehead
Month/Year: 1968
Production: 2,900.00
Cost: $200
Location: Haysville/Wichita KS

Link/Contact:wichita.craigslist.org link

This a nice looking Royal Guard. Nice price. Not my type of pin. And I have no room.

#7201 4 years ago

Game: Several to choose from
Manufacturer: Mostly Gottlieb
Type: Wedgeheads and others
Month/Year: EMs
Cost: $500.00 each
Location: Kansas City

lawrence.craigslist.org link

It's come to a end with me and pinballs. Number of years buying and selling. Now I am turning a new leaf with my interest and pinball is not involved. I have a ton of working, non working and some almost there machines. 500 each firm as my loss is your gain. I will not take 200 each of you buy them all. It 500 firm each. Lots of fun still to be had.

#7202 4 years ago

Game: Big Ben
Manufacturer: Williams
Type: Single player
Month/Year: 1975
Production: 2900
Cost: $200.00
Location: Oklahoma City

oklahomacity.craigslist.org link

1975 Big Ben Pinball. Needs a flipper rebuild and a couple of targets. Overall good condition. $200

#7204 4 years ago

Game: Magic City
Manufacturer: Williams
Type: Single player
Month/Year: 1967
Production: 2675
Cost: $400.00
Location: Wichita KS

wichita.craigslist.org link

Electro-machanical type from the early 1970's. Everything works perfectly. Try before you buy is fine with me. All new rubbers installed 4 years ago. Replaced a flipper coil 2 years ago. I am only selling it to make room for a new TV. Details can be found on the Pinball Machine Database. Serial #67901.
Call or text Dan at Three 1 six- 2 five 0- six 4 nine 7.

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#7328 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

I had one burst in shipping. the box never even made it to it's destination. They brought the box back to me and had me fill out the insurance paperwork, as it was just a box of glass. Luckily it was one of the common zaccaria glasses.

Not pinball related, but I was driving a Mazda RX-7 to work one nice morning and minding my own business when the driver's window went "pop" and shattered into a million pieces. My first thought is that I was being shot at (there had been a couple of shootings recently). But the window just decided it was time to shatter.

Your experience is only the 2nd time I have heard or seen glass shattering for no visible reason.

#7366 4 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I've never seen one of those before. That game is awesome....I definitely wish I was, well you know.

Yesterday, the Space Gambler was mine. I worked a trade and wound up with a Laser Cue.

#7382 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

cottonm4, I am finishing up work on a Laser Cue. It is more fun than I thought it would be. Did you know that Laser Cue has 50 Volt flippers? The flippers have their own power supply board in the backbox! There is awesome power in those flippers but the drop targets take a beating. I just got some hard to find drop target decals at Action Pinball and some drop target coil stops (really solenoid stops) at Marco's. PM me if you need any pics or there is something that I might be able to help you with.

Thanks for the PM invite. I did not know about the 50 volt flippers until......... I got the pin to playing good and then a flipper fried on me. So, I am going to have to replace some transistors, I suppose. I am having trouble finding the schematics anywhere online. If you could lead me to the schematics, I would appreciate it. I was enjoying the game play while it was playing.

#7392 4 years ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Not really a project machine but two cheap playfields which look to be in decent condition could help someone finish a project machine!
sandiego.craigslist.org link
Great for wall art. Big game and dolly Parton. $80 for both.

Already gone 4 hours later That Big Game play field looked like it was in nice shape.

#7402 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Royal Guard / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: January 1968
Production: 2,900
Cost: $300
Location: Swedesboro/Woolwich (Wilmington), DE
Contact/Link: southjersey.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Vintage 1968 (very rare) Gottlieb pinball machine. Restore it or use it as is. This was a big hit with my kids when they were younger. Price just reduced. Get it while you can."

And another one gone in 4 hours.

#7423 4 years ago

I have gone beyond to wishing I was closer to I am out of room. The guy who I got my Laser Cue from wanted to make an outright sale. I told him I am at the point of one goes out before another comes in. Two days later he was ready to trade.

I'd love to have a Sinbad and a Joker Poker. I wish I had more room.

#7426 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Ditto. But no matter how much room I have, I sure do have no trouble filling it.

My little house looks like most peoples' garage. My garage looks like a backyard shed. I could make more room but then I would be adding more pins to what surely be adding to the nation's pinball purgatory

Speaking of which, how many pins do all of you think have made it all around the country living in one garage or another for years on end? Put another way, how many of today's project pins will still be project pins five years from now?

#7429 4 years ago

The pin that is still for sale looks like it is a Sonic Triple Action. Not working and he is asking $300.00. I just put this link on the Sonic thread. I have no idea how many were made. Only one Pinsider owns one. I cannot find any information with a Google search. I'm thinking is it rather hard to find.

St. George looks like it is close to Flagstaff AZ.

stgeorge.craigslist.org link

Nice 1973 EM Pinball, new rubber, looks GOOD however does NOT WORK AND PLAY. Lights come on tries to reset but must have a relay stuck or not making contact. If you want that something special for your Man Cave, Game Room, Garage, Bar or are just looking for something different this is for you. Check the pictures for playfield wear, back glass is in good for a 40+ year old machine. Any questions give me a call.
Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (1), Passive bumpers (2), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (4).

The CIRCUS machine is SOLD

#7432 4 years ago
Quoted from aahgo:

Williams, not Sonic.

Pick your poison. Pinside shows them both. Pinside shows only one owner for the Sonic Triple Action. That owner lives in the Netherlands.


This is a Willams Triple Action with a blue colored play field.
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The Williams cabinet.

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In this picture, the one on the right is also a Triple Action. But that white play field is not a Williams Triple Action.
With no other picture or information to go by, I'm guessing it is a Sonic Triple Action,
I am also assuming the cabinet paint on the one for sale is original with the yellow only color.

But as I said I can find no information about it. I'm open to suggestions.

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#7439 4 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Wow, I LOVE these handyman rethemes, they’re such gems! Or more aptly, like glueing googly-eyes and glitter on your gemstones to add that “personal” touch.

I just sent the seller a text asking him if he would be kind enough to tell me what is up with his play field. I'll share any answer I get.

#7478 4 years ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Also a RCT for 2500
austin.craigslist.org link
Jeez those are deals

6 hours later and the ad is gone.

#7502 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Wild Wild West/ EM 2 Player
Month/Year: August 1969
Production: 1,3590
Cost: $200
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Contact/Link: stlouis.craigslist.org link

Working pinball machine for sale. Purchased about 3 years ago and haven't really touched it. Been mostly collecting dust. It's fully operational.

According to Pinside game archive this pin is fairly boring. Maybe that's why it is collecting dust

#7514 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Astro/ Wedgehead
Month/Year: Oct. 1971
Production: 500

miami.craigslist.org link

"Vintage pinball machine by D. Gottlieb. Game is ASTRO. Perfect working order. Must pick up ASAP. Great holiday gift!"

THis ad has been up for 22 days. If I were closer to Miami Florida I would be trying to have a closer look. The cabinet looks a little rough. After 22 days the seller might consider an offer.

#7519 4 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

This is most certainly a "wish I was closer" moment....I've only seen one of those before. That backglass is AWESOME!! I would love that to be my next total resto....cab can be redone. Although the names chiseled into the side do give it character.

What is a rare Gottlieb like that worth? Assuming that the play field is in good condition.

#7552 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Surfer / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: October 1976
Production: 2,700
Cost: "...shoot me a offer of cash or what you have to trade."
Location: Tulsa, OK
Contact/Link: tulsa.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Game powers on but flashes game over. Don't have time to mess with it"

Wow! That thing is a parts machine only.

#7558 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Boomerang / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: December 1974
Production: 2,585
Cost: $625.00
Location: Toledo
Contact/Link: toledo.craigslist.org link

Boomerang PINBALL MACHINE Vintage Excellent Working condition FUN!!! Many lights and rubber bumpers replaced. Solid cabinet, graphics, and Back-glass Artwork. Very exciting to play. Paul Bunyan pinball machine is also for sale on the Findlay Craig's list NO TEXTS or EMAILS USE phone number in the contact section of this post.

This one has a little play field wear, but it looks like a cool pinball machine.

#7620 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Machine - For Sale
Sinbad projectAs is “This is a restorable project.

Have not booted it up yet, so it's as-is. All the displays and original boards are there. The MPU has a little battery damage, but it's fairly minor....”
16 days ago Ballston Spa, NY 325

Like Colson says: I wish I was closer

#7627 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I had someone from Australia PM me about it this morning. It seems that everyone who might be interested is far away

Yeah, and every pin I have bought so far has been 4 hours from home minimum. My house is turning into an oasis in a pinball desert

#7642 4 years ago

No joke. Nice shape. All you need is a cabinet and back glass.

#7647 4 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Rockmakers
Month/Year: August 1968
Production: 2420
Cost: $850.00
Location: Phoenix AZ
Contact/Link: phoenix.craigslist.org link

Selling my Rockmakers Pinball Machine. This is fully working and I have owned it for 4 years now. I have had it completely gone through and it is solid as Bally's are once you do a round of preventative maintenance on them. I got a new backglass in there so that looks great. Cabinet was painted over. Playfield is good. Low plays. This is not a reimported model, like the few other Rockmakers you might encounter. See pictures.

This one looks interesting. It is another Bally zipper flipper pin.

#7653 4 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Rockmakers
Month/Year: August 1968
Production: 2420
Cost: $850.00
Location: Phoenix AZ
Contact/Link: phoenix.craigslist.org link
Selling my Rockmakers Pinball Machine. This is fully working and I have owned it for 4 years now. I have had it completely gone through and it is solid as Bally's are once you do a round of preventative maintenance on them. I got a new backglass in there so that looks great. Cabinet was painted over. Playfield is good. Low plays. This is not a reimported model, like the few other Rockmakers you might encounter. See pictures.
This one looks interesting. It is another Bally zipper flipper pin.

Pecos, Google Earth says you are ONLY 116 miles from Phoenix. You should go and chase this one It looks like 4-lane Interstate Highway the entire distance.

#7672 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Casino / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: June 1972
Production: Unknown
Cost: $300 OBO
Location: Palomino Valley (Reno), NV
Contact/Link: reno.craigslist.org link
Condition: Backglass is toast. Playfield looks nice. OP: "It is working but needs minor repair."

THat was fast. 3 hours later the ad is down.

#7690 4 years ago
Quoted from RoyGBev:

Saw this Big Game in person last week. Backglass had lots of missing red but the playfield was nearly perfect - some black trails but only one insert with wear. And very minimum wear at that. I called this afternoon to offer $300 but it was gone. Somebody got a nice playfield.
The Sharpshooter playfield looks almost as good but it too has a deteriorated backglass, lots of pinholes I could see even without lighting it up.
littlerock.craigslist.org link

Big Game is starting to get some attention. I'm starting to see some WTB ads for this pin. I need to get mine back together. I miss playing it.

#7727 3 years ago

Several months ago I started watching an Ebay auction for an EK home model. It was NOT advertised as the lesser home model. Whoever did the auction write up had some professional experience at ad writing as the writing was very polished. It was so polished that that home model EK (it was in nice condition) sold for $2200.00 !! Somebody got bent over hard on that one.

#7741 3 years ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Is it all in one piece?

Work blocks CL and FB

It is all in one piece except the legs are not attached.

Here is what the seller (who has owned it for 29 years !! ) says:

The machine was in working condition when I got it in 1989. In one of my moves, the clear glass over the area you play was broken and the cord was cut. The backlit scoring board is intact. I have the legs, but am not able to lift the machine myself to put them on. The pictures show the machine on the floor. I had someone look at it and they said it could easily be fixed, probably just needs new cords and some rubberband type things. If you know anything about pinball machines, you probably know what I mean.

#7785 3 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

Well, you talked me into trying to move on this one. Unfortunately, there is no contact information in the ad. Probably not prudent to go around Bloomfield, knocking on doors!
Will see if they update

At the bottom of the ad, CL asks you if the seller forget to provide contact information and provides a way for you to contact the seller via CL email.

#7797 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Honey/4 Player
Month/Year: December 1972
Production: 6,301
Cost: $400
Location: Shreveport LA

One poor pic but looks interesting for $400.00.

Contact/Link: shreveport.craigslist.org link

#7808 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Rolling Stones /SS MPU AS-2518-35, 4 Player
Month/Year: June 1979
Production: 5,700
Cost: $350 Firm
Location: Woodbury (Minneapolis), MN
Contact/Link: minneapolis.craigslist.org link
Condition: "I wont have time for this project. Its missing some playfield components, transformer assy. Displays, sound bd, driver bd are included but should be assumed non working. I have a box of parts I will throw in as well. extra plastics etc. The legs pf glass and end rail are included. ...If you have Bally parts around and are ambitious you can get this working again. These sell for big $ when working. Thanks!"

Get ready for it. " I wish I was closer". THat RS has a nice looking play field and back glass.

#7810 3 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Looks like it's missing the scoring posts on the looparounds, though. Those would be impossible to source.

I see what you are saying. I also looked closer at the back glass and it is all bubbly at the bottom.

#7832 3 years ago
Quoted from rkahr:

In the ad, they claim to have the whole machine.
-check out my Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...d?ref=3De36051
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

I hope the play field is in better shape then the back glass.

#7847 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: F-14 Tomcat / SS System 11A, 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1987
Production: 14,502
Cost: $300
Location: Atlanta, GA
Contact/Link: atlanta.craigslist.org link
Condition: "...plays great, fast multi ball game. play field in good shape , has cash box, keys , original manual, original paint ,back glass Good ,all displays functioning."

I texted this F-14 to my contact in Atlanta. He says it is a scam " I already sold it but here is the site whee I bought it."

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#7932 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Flight 2000 / SS Widebody 4 Player
Month/Year: August 1980
Production: 6,301
Cost: $300
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Contact/Link: fortmyers.craigslist.org link
Condition: Wear on lower playfield. OP: "OK I plugged in the pinball machine and it Turned right on, Then it powered off. I can't get it to turn back on. It's a really cool machine the glass is in great condition. It also will need the rubber bumpers replaced but I saw them on eBay for $35 for the whole kit. I don't have time or the knowledge to try and get it working so I am selling the machine. I looked on Google and the first website I saw they were selling the machine for a couple thousand dollars. I'm sure you can find them cheaper but again I don't have the knowledge or time to work on it."

Wish I was closer.

#7935 3 years ago
Quoted from remf:

you really do have to be quick on Craigslist.... Listing popped up today for 4 games sold as a lot (maverick, shadow, tee’d off, and slugfest) for only $5,000 and in good condition. I called him 45 minutes after it was listed and someone was already heading there with a trailer. Oh well, the hunt continues...

Somehow some of these guys get alerts when something comes up on Craigslist. They will know within 10 seconds of the ads posting. The good go fast. The rest you just keep seeing and seeing and seeing.

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#8010 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Well Colson....here is a chance...bit of a drive for you...no price given.
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Snow Derby / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: December 1970
Production: 1,050 (!)
Cost: ???
Location: Derby (Wichita), KS
Contact/Link: wichita.craigslist.org link

Colson, that is NOT my Snow Derby. I don't know who is selling that one.

#8022 3 years ago
Quoted from Madmax541:

How was the BG?

You saw that bubbly back glass, too. I had a Playboy with the kind of bubbly. I have seen pics of several Bally's with that kind of bubbling.

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#8123 3 years ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

Its their first post.

It is their first post but they did make a contribution to pinside and have a little red heart. That may mean something positive, or maybe not. If it was closer I would send a PM and then ask for a phone number.

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#8335 3 years ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

There is a fairly rare(but perhaps not very desirable) Fisher Skyhawk in an auction ending today: https://www.equip-bid.com/auction/3631/item/9996?offset=114
It's in Towanda, Kansas.

It is nothing I would want but it is located about 15 miles from me. If someone wants it and can make arrangements with the auction, I can go pick it up and hold it for a few days. PM me if you are interested. I'll pick it up and hold it for a few days. Nothing more than that.

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#8368 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

That's mine. Sold pending pickup.

That is a nice looking Flip Flop. FF is a fun playing pin.

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#8482 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Data East
Game/Type: Monday Night Football / SS DataEast/Sega Version 2 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1989
Production: 1,492
Cost: $750
Location: Dallas, TX
Seller: Michael Russell
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/
OP: For Sale - Monday Night Football
Plays but needs flipper rebuilds and other adjustments. Goal post and moving ramp work great! A few broken plastics but Playfield is decent overall with no major wear and displays look good. Cab is rough (see pics) with some water damage underneath (sanding might fix it). Needs a backglass as it currently has a faded repro translight. Great project game.

Thanks for the link, John. I hate trying to search for anything on Facebook.

#8509 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Joker Poker EM
Month/Year: 1978
Production: 820
Cost: Offer
Location: Dallas
Link/Contact: dallas.craigslist.org link

My dad bought this to machine a long time ago but then was never able to complete it. He is no longer with us so I'm looking to sell it. It will turn on light up and the machine will count when you put a quarter in but the game won't actually start. Open to all reasonable offers. Thanks for looking. As you can see the glass on the scoreboard is gone and the door was damaged."

Rare Joker Poker EM. Needs a back glass.

EDIT: I don't know how to do strikethru lines. The JP EM is sold.

#8548 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Every time that someone converts one of these old pins into a coffee table we lose another part of our history. Someone could have bought it and restored it to playable condition, and a new generation of pinball players could be enjoying this part of our history. Instead someone who isn’t a pinball enthusiast will buy a piece of furniture so that they can look “cool” to their other non-pinball friends.

I bought a Cheetah populated play field. Half the plastics are missing. The play field needs restored. I would need to find a cabinet and back box. And back glass. I needed the parts and wiring so the play field was stripped.

1) The play field is leaning against the wall. 2) I could leave it there or hang it on the wall. 3) I have some junk pop bumper assemblies and junk flipper assemblies and spare play field glass so I could make it into a coffee table easy enough for not much money.

Pick your poison: Do you want Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3?

If a cab and back box with transformer were to come around I could put it back together, but unless Cheetahs make a large value/price jump it would be a money losing proposition chasing very rare plastics and a rare back glass.

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#8662 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I asked the estate agent how much for the pinball machine and she said $4,000! I'm only posting this so that no one wastes their time going to the estate sale.
Manufacturer: Data East
Game/Type: Star Trek / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1991
Production: 4,400
Cost: $4,000 (!)
Location: Glenview, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Glenview/60025/1889730
DATES: THU 06/07 - SAT 06/09

Any estate sale I have been to usually starts out at a high price on day 1. On day 2 the price decreases---sometimes by half. On Day 3 the prices get reduced again. And some times you can make an offer on Day 1 and get a deal. And sometimes you can make an offer and leave your phone number and will get a call to bring your money. True, the estate seller might use your offer to play off of, but all of this is like getting a date. You won't know until you ask.

It is sort of like an auction in reverse.

These estate sellers don't want to be dragging this stuff home. They have a deadline.

If I wanted this pin and the drive was not too far, I would chance it.

#8687 3 years ago

Bluespin, you should check out this Mr. and Mrs. Pacman. It is only about 50 miles from you. In the pic the back glass looks good. A lot of these Bally back glass of the era like to get all bubbly.

The play field is not perfect but looks better than others I have seen pics of.

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man / SS AS-2518-35, 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1982
Production: 10,600
Cost: $450 Firm
Location: Dallas (Atlanta), GA
Contact/Link: nwga.craigslist.org link
Condition: "This Pinball machine isn't perfect. Today, was the first time is was plugged in about a year.
I started rebuilding it and other interests and projects have come up. Nothing real horrible with it. It's a playable project. Needs, a couple of displays rebuilt, the pacmaze works but I do have one of the IC's hacked with a jumper to put Voltages into the correct range(kind of hard to explain). It's a $2 IC, I've just never gotten around to it.....The old one is fading just barely out of limit and I tied it down a little on that leg to make it work(if that makes any sense at all haha)
Also needs...Drop targets, they are so brittle I broke 3 in one game. will also need some of the connectors and plugs changed.
The plastic is great!! The MPU was rebuilt by me, isn't a "Professional" looking job, but I'm confident that it's rock solid for a long time. Everything on the board is new. Along with the updated Ram to delete the battery.
Ok...So, if anyone is interested? It needs to go quick! I have to clear this space out soon. Once I move this thing to storage I'll pull the ad. I thought I'd throw it on here for what I'd let it go for before I have to move it. It's not perfect, but a solid start for a resto. $450 Firm.... The pop bumper caps aren't in the pics, but I do have them."

#8704 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Six Sticks / EM 6 Player
Features: IPDB: "...the first 6-player production pinball machine."
Month/Year: August 1965
Production: 1,410
Cost: $150
Location: Deer Park, TX
Seller: Sean Coughran
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/permalink/1030026247151294/?sale_post_id=1030026247151294&rt=11
OP: Bally Six Sticks project machine. Game is complete, needs shop out and whatever else to get it going. I don’t work on EMs, so available to whoever else wants to tackle this one.
Photos show condition, brighter spot in middle of playfield is where I cleaned it a bit to make sure the grime would come up. Chrome on lockdown bar corners is rough.
Comes with a set of schematics I found in the cabinet.

I bought my Stern Nine Ball from this guy a couple of years ago. He is s nice guy. It was a great transaction.

#8710 3 years ago

Here is a Bally Hang Glider populated play field with wiring harness. Some play field wear. $100.00. It is worth that for parts.

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hang Glider/ 4 Player
Month/Year: December 1979
Production: 2,325
Cost: $100.00
Location: Albuquerque

albuquerque.craigslist.org link

It is also on Ebay for $250.00.

ebay.com link: like

Maybe someone has an empty cabinet and back glass.

It would make a good looking coffee table which would be a shame because it has some good reviews.

#8780 3 years ago

I have you all beat.

1600 miles one way for one pin.

I just got back from a 1000 mile one trip for the last pin on my shopping list.

When they are low in numbers and hot machines you have to do what you have to do.

#8781 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Neptune / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: April 1978
Production: 270 (!)
Cost: $1,000
Location: Madison, WI
Link/Contact: madison.craigslist.org link
Price is high but it is in great shape, and they only produced 270 of them.
OP: Selling our 1978 Gottlieb Neptune Pinball Machine.
Pinball machine works and is in great condition other than the rubber on one of the flippers breaking.
Must be able to pick up and remove from our basement before June 25.

I'm surprised no one has jumped on this Neptune. This is a Add-A-Ball version of Hit The Deck. Between the two pins less than 800 were produced.

This one looks like it is in good shape.

Some one made a lucky shot on a HTD for $450.00 in Oklahoma but it needed some work. The last HTD I remember being sold was for around $2500.00.

#8852 3 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Well, this absolutely breaks my heart. of the hundreds of games I played at ReplayFX two summers ago, Fairy was the one that charmed me the most and I absolutely fell in love with it. One finally comes up for sale and it's on the other side of the continent. Bummer. I hope a Pinsider grabs it and gives it the love it deserves.

Quoted from bluespin:

Navl will probably charge $500. It sounds like the seller isn’t motivated by money, but wants it to go to someone that will enjoy it. Call the seller, tell him what you told us about Replayfx, and ask if he can come down to $300 so that you can have Navl pick it up. Then it costs you $800 for a rare pin.

Quoted from ZNET:

STI/Beltmann/NAVL (i.e. Michelle Bianchi) would likely cost closer to $400, ground floor to ground floor) from CA to Ohio. At $900 total, including shipping, the purchase of that Fairy is certainly within the value range for that title in good condition. It is unlikely that another will surface for sale anytime soon.

PAPA owns one. A Pinsider on the east coast owns one. One for sale in L.A. That's a count 3. No production numbers. It looks super clean. Not perfect but super clean. I do not see any back glass flaking. Play field has one hickey at the tip of the left flipper.

You should follow the advise of the others and go for this. It has to be worth $500.00. Assuming it would cost you $900.00 the worst that could happen is that you could be in it for $400.00 too much if you had to sell. Do you think it would give you $400.00 of play time value if you owned it?

It sounds like the widow's husband died many years ago and she is finally to the point she can let it go.

If "Fairy was the one that charmed me the most and I absolutely fell in love with it. " I would not think twice about pulling the trigger.

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#9036 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I am debating making an offer on this one, but I know nothing about em maintenance and I already have a lot of ss projects. I asked the seller to add some close up pictures of the backglass, under the playfield and inside of the cabinet. What are people's opinions of this title, and it's condition? Do you think it would be a major project to get it running again?
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: On Beam / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: September 1968
Production: 1,150 (!)
Cost: $500 OBO
Location: Huntington, WV
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Vintage On Beam Bally Pinball Machine
OP: Really nice condition, will take pics of anything all parts there, non working, parts only, as is, make offer must sell, please pay within 48 hours

John, Cactus Jacks in Oklahoma City has a well maintained On Beam. It's not a bad pin but having an idea of the types of pins you like, I think you would tire of it quickly. I played it a few times and it offers a different type of challenge. But I like fast, hard-hitting flippers and On Beam is not that type of pin.

#9052 3 years ago