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#11225 3 years ago

Why are these listings NEVER close to me???

#11248 3 years ago


There are too many here to list all. They are being sold cash and carry this dec 8th in castle pines, Colorado. GREAT prices

If anyone goes, i am very interested in the williams olympic hockey pin. Feel free to contact me.

#11262 3 years ago
Quoted from tenjuna:

Any pinbots ever come across this thread? I would love to resurrect one.

You just missed out on a pinbot in the north dallas, TX area about a week ago. The same guy still has a road kings, i believe

#11270 3 years ago


4 project pins for 600, or will sell individually.
Turf king, mayfair, speakeasy, (4th is unknown)
Valley mills, Texas

#11296 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Speakeasy / SS 2 Player
Month/Year: August, 1982
Production: 3,000
Cost: Make Offer*
Location: Valley Mills, TX
Seller: Billy Schlasman
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/permalink/1180064252147492/?sale_post_id=1180064252147492&rt=11
OP: Make offer play field looks to be in good condition make me an offer
*Someone suggested a price of $200

I visited the seller and bought the speakeasy.

He still has a williams OXO machine (working), an incredibly rare 1950 bally turf king, williams casanova, gottleib Mayfair, and gottleib grand slam. He is looking to sell individually or give an incredible bulk price.

#11300 3 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

And your 2nd pin was not on your wish list They will really start multiplying now.

For sure! If I had more money, I would already have a room full!

#11301 3 years ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Is anyone able to see this listing on FB?
I would like to get in touch with the seller.

It says it has been sold. I know of one close to me, however.

dallas.craigslist.org link

#11317 3 years ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Beware on this one! One of the photos of the Dipsy Doodle is absolutely my photo I took when I listed my game. I didn't end up selling it. Looks like the photos of this game are four different machines.

Good looking out

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#11371 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Dodge City / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: July 1965
Production: 3,175
Cost: The future is uncertain
Location: Addison, TX
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/TX/Addison/75001/2093730
ENDS: SAT 12/22
Me: Seller sealed the backglass...DIY gone wrong
[quoted image]

This auction is less than 5 minutes from my work. I put a max bid of 100 bucks (there is also an auction buyers premium of 18%). I lost out to someone that bid 120. It needed a lot of work, which is why I figured that into my bid.

Im probably better off. I already have a project pin, and this one needed some SERIOUS help.

#11389 3 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Still on the hunt for a "two steps from the dump" Taxi project. Reasonably complete in any condition.

Me 3

#11406 3 years ago

I guess i should ask....does anyone have any parts for a bally speakeasy, gottlieb haunted house, or bally Motordome??

#11436 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Sega
Game/Type: South Park / DMD
Year: February 1999
Production: 2,800 (?)
Cost: $1,950
Location: Columbia Station, OH
Seller: Bryan Holmgren
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/840783619322597/permalink/2074688645932082/?sale_post_id=2074688645932082&rt=11
OP: Semi-working players game. Currently no coils firing. Wear at drops.
Northern Ohio

Already contacted. It is sold.

#11468 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: #earthshaker / SS
Month/Year: February 1989
Production: 5,257
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: #elvira-and-the-party-monsters / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1989
Production: 4,000
Manufacturer: Midway / Williams
Game/Type: #addams-family / DMD
Month/Year: March 1992
Production: 20,270
Cost: ????
Location: Overland Park, KS
DATES: THU 01/10 - SAT 01/12
Me: They also have a foosball table, electronic darts machine, pool table and Pole Position arcade machine

Is there any contact/website info?

#11472 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Shit, I might as well just rent a U-Haul, come out there and take everything in the wine cellar too.
Or if the house is available, just leave everything in there and looks like I’m moving to Kansas.

Be careful...they don't like eagles fans there

#11475 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Easy there fellas. They might not like my teams, but they will certainly like this game I’m in the middle of restoring.
[quoted image]

Are you selling any games or projects?

#11480 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Should be listing a few in the next couple days.

Could you pm me?

#11485 3 years ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Not sure if it helps your cause, but I am 90% sure I will be around KC, Kansas on Sunday to pick up 2 unlisted pins. I can pick up others and bring back to Dallas for shipping if interested. I would have to rent something though (probably a closedtrailer- cheaper), as I can only get 2 pins in my truck. I could prep for STI for your delivery. Help with Uhaul trailer fees and some $ for effort..

I contacted the estate sale on price info for those pins and they never got back to me. If they were a decent price, i would be in on it. If that earthshaker is reasonable, please let me know. I can send you the money for it.

#11502 3 years ago

I have a project pin for sale here on pinside classifieds. It is for a Bally speakeasy machine. I am located in the dfw area.

#11504 3 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I see your ad is a wtb for a backglass. I don’t see a project pin for sale

It is under another listing. Here is the info:

Bally Speakeasy - 400
Project. I am in the middle of restoring it. I have 2 sets of plastics, brand new rubbers and pinballs, custom apron cards and originals, manual and schematics, 2 sets of card flyaways, extra rom chip, brand new bulbs with extras as well, full brand new plunger mechanism, and brand new playfield glass, and extra lane plastics and fuses. Apron is included, just not pictured. I have gone through and cleaned and waxed it.
No backglass.

#11534 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Come on you guys, you are going to hurt my feeling

Chum is fum. A spongebob squarepants reference. You don't see those everyday...I thought you would appreciate it.

#11536 3 years ago
Quoted from RoyGBev:

You should learn how to work on them. They are amazing. If I can do it anyone can. Capersville looks fun. With 4 Million BC I just can't get past the look of it. It's ugly and dull looking to me. I passed on a nice Bally Joust about a year ago and regret it now.

Where is the capersville? I would like to have that one

#11561 3 years ago
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

I’ll call this game a pin of opportunity. Not one I was looking for but was leaving a job I’ve been on for the last couple weeks and passing right by where it was so I figured I’d take a look and guess followed me home.

How does it look?

#11563 3 years ago

I have a 1966 Bally Six Sticks EM pinball machine project. It was the first production 6 player pinball and it is exceedingly RARE. It is a very nice Hockey themed pinball.

Playfield appears to be in nice condition, the BG is pretty good too. The cabinet needs some love.

Pm me if interested.

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#11606 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Six Sticks/ Hockey EM
Production: 1,410
Cost: $200
Location: Rockwall, TX

Link/Contact: Daditude

'Six Sticks' was the first 6-player production pinball machine. The back glass is very nice with minor imperfections only. Pin appears complete. Very rare title.

Added over 3 years ago:


#11612 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

1962 United Lancer Shuffle Bowler
$250 Now $200
Irving, TX
Seller: Shawn Christian / Pinsider dallas_pin
I picked up this shuffle bowler in Oklahoma a few years ago but never got around to getting it setup and playable. The seller said it had been working until about a year before I bought it when a few relay actuator plates cracked. It is missing one of the plastic score reels but has the mechanism. My current game room plan does not have a spot for this and I need to free up storage space so I can get rid of more units so this must go. Currently asking less than what I have into the game. It is very heavy and moves as two large pieces. I can deliver with my truck and liftgate within the DFW metroplex for $100 extra. Game currently located in storage in Carrollton, TX.

I happen to know Shawn is a solid guy to deal with. He also has a ton of other pins he is going to sell.

#11621 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

If only you were closer....

I will be at TPF, if you are going.

#11622 2 years ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Anyone check on this one? I have no facebook but might be interested.

It has sold already

#11626 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

You wouldn't believe the number of people that pm me thinking that the games that I post are mine. lol

Soooooo......what do you have for sale?

#11657 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Super-Flite / EM
Year: July 1974
Production: 5,977
Cost: $200 OBO
Location: North Richland Hills, TX
Seller: Steve Gluck
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/?fref=nf
OP: I got a problem of buying things i dont need. I will never have time for it. 200 obo

The backglass on this machine is shattered and patched together by tape (I saw the picture). He also says it was never plugged in, which likely means it doesn't light up at all.

#11696 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Data East
Game/Type: Monday Night Football / SS
Month/Year: September 1989
Production: 1,492
Cost: $500
Location: Canfield, OH
Pinsider: skypilot
Contact/Link: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/monday-night-football-project-parts
OP: Project or parts machine I’m guessing parts unless you’re extremely enthusiastic. Game came in a group of other games. Water damage to the cabinet. Best offer to get this thing out of my garage.

Anyone live in ohio or near that who could get this to TPF? I am interested in this pin, but I live in Texas. Please pm me if you could pick it up or know someone that can.

#11700 2 years ago

I have a gottlieb haunted house project for sale. I prefer to sell locally or possibly at the Texas Pinball Festival (I live near it and will be there 2 or all 3 of the days).

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Haunted House
Year: July 1982
Cost: 1,500 obo
Location: Rockwall, TX (next to Dallas)
Pm me

Already Sold

#11720 2 years ago

Does anyone have any cheap EM projects in or near DFW, or maybe a lead?

#11726 2 years ago
Quoted from tomdrum:

Here's one you don't see often. Project Bally Fathom in Indiana on auction on 3/2/2019. If only I was closer...….

Quoted from cottonm4:

Oh hell, you know you want it.
It is an online auction. If you win the bid, Google Earth says you only have a 444 mile one way trip. One night in a motel. Or if you are really adventurous, you could leave early in the morning and could be there in 7 hours. Then load up and head home. Of course, this time of year the weather could stick it to you.
I looked at your collection. You need this Fathom
If this was a game I was looking for I would be all over this.

I am signing off to mapquest how far this is away from me.....

#11743 2 years ago
Quoted from sndchaser:

Why didn't you work on that Black Hole?

Because I don't have one...?

#11747 2 years ago
Quoted from sndchaser:

I thought I saw you selling a project Black Hole a week ago. My bad.

I had a haunted house

#11763 2 years ago
Quoted from robertmee:

That one has been listed a long time. Doesn't seem like such a bad deal but I know nothing about the title. It's been listed about as long as the $3k Pharoah.

If it is a good working game, 750 is good. 3k is double what pharoah should cost, however.

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#11931 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Wiggler / EM 4 player
Year: August 1967
Production: 3,410
Cost: Package deal - $700
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Seller: Bobby Niefer
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/permalink/1246434548843795/?sale_post_id=1246434548843795&rt=11
OP: I have a Bally wiggler project machine that also comes with another lower cabinet and populated Playfield and a brand-new Repro backglass....... the pictures included in this listing are of the other Wiggler that I just had Keith restore so you can see how beautiful this game can be.......... these are not pictures of the project machine
Me: Only three Pinsiders own this machine

Super solid guy with a great price on an incredibly rare machine.

#11932 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

So, Keith Holbrook has been elevated to first name only status. He is good. And his wait times keep getting longer. But I had not thought of prospect that he would achieve the status that we could say, "Keith restored my play field." and everybody would "know" who Keith is.
Can you imagine stopping at a car lot because your dream car just showed up on the front line, only to have the sales rep tell you this "fine automobile is not for sale. It is just a teaser. The one we are really selling is that beat up POS over in the back corner".
I think that is called bait-and-switch.

You can play Bobby's "holbrook" restoration wiggler at TPF. Im sure you could pick up the project wiggler there as well...and tell him about your bait and switch theory.

#11953 2 years ago
Quoted from canoncitypb:

Anyone have a project Bally SS Beat the Clock?

Quoted from bluespin:

“Post Project Pins for sale here”

While we are asking, does anyone have a medieval madness project for sale?


#11974 2 years ago
Quoted from CollinT:

Sent an email 15 hours too late, no response

I emailed too...zero response.

#11978 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Not a scam. There was contact info in the top of the ad. Also if it was a scam he would have responded to the buyer. I bought the following extremely cheap projects last year thinking they might be a scam:
Rocky Bullwinkle
Stern Nugent
Tx sector

I reached out to him very quickly, but i suppose someone could have beat me to it.

We don't see too many good project pins here in Texas. bluespin feel free to help us find some in this "neck of the woods" while your here at TPF

#11993 2 years ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

bluespin have fun at TPF this weekend and all other pinsideders; out and about at TPF.
Have a great time.

Just met John (bluespin )
Great guy. Always awesome to meet pinsiders!!

#12033 2 years ago
Quoted from edward472:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: James Bond /SS 4 player
Year: October 1980
Production: 3625
Cost: $300
Location: Charlotte, NC
charlotte.craigslist.org link
For sale are two Gottlieb James Bond 007 pinball machines. These are two parts/project games. They could both be combined to make a decent game if you were to take the time to do so. They do not have boards in the heads or displays. Also they do not have lockdown bars. There is only one backglass. Overall there are some pretty hard to find parts and plastics included. If you would like more detailed pics let me know. Thanks

Quoted from bluespin:

55 Project Pins for sale
Location: Big Lake, MN
Price: $20,000
Contact/Link: minneapolis.craigslist.org link
For Sale:
55 Pinball Machines
None of these are plug & play, they will all require work
Some of these are parts machines only, many new parts as well.
Serious Inquiries Only Please
I may sell groups of machines separate
I will not take individual pictures, there is just too many machines and too much to do
E-Mail for more information
Revenge From Mars
NBA Fastbreak
Pool Sharks
Eight Ball Deluxe
Eight Ball
Eight Ball
Roller Games
Police Force
Disco Fever
Disco Fever
Disco Fever
Lucky Seven
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
Robo Wars
Spring Break
Charlies Angles
Close Encounters
Close Encounters
Big House
The Lost World
Space Riders
Middle Earth
Last Action Hero
AG Soccer - Rare (500)
Roy Clark

Oooooooohhhh! So many games i want and so far away!!!!


#12043 2 years ago
Quoted from edward472:

That's always how it is. I see tons of games here I want but are too far away. And tons of games near me that I have no interest in. Just like the James Bond I posted. It is literally 45 mins from me..not interested though.

Im a Bond fan. I would definitely try to get them.

#12044 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Data East
Game/Type: Star Trek / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1991
Production: 4,400
Cost: $1,100
Location: Richardson, TX
Seller: Mike Mallory
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/?fref=nf
OP: Price is firm. No lowballing please. This is a project machine. The good: very nice Playfield, cabinet and head have no fade. The Bad: needs a translite and probably a power supply. Turns on, lights up, doesn't do anything else. Does come with manual/schematics.

This is a solid local (to me) guy with a great reputation. Buy with confidence.

#12064 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

That seller has had the same overpriced games for at least six months

It is tough to find a deal on pinballs on ebay. They usually ask double what they are worth, lol

#12097 2 years ago
Quoted from ebrenner87:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Strikes and Spares/ SS4 Player
Month/Year: August 1977
Production: 12,820
Cost: $200
Location: Okmulgee, OK
tulsa.craigslist.org link
OP: Selling my 1981 vintage bally pinball machine. It lights up but game won't start. Replaced all O rings 5 yrs ago. Have original manual. You will have to come get and load it up.

Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Damn, anyone near Tulsa that can get this one for me!

The original sales ad has been deleted.
Looks like it has already been sold.

#12101 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Got to play a Wheel of Fortune yesterday. Nice playing pin. I would like to have one of these rare birds. But too far away.

How much?

#12106 2 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Really? I have a client looking for one but not at those prices... Are they that sought after?

There is an "OBO" behind the price.

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#12181 2 years ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

ebay.com link » War By Viza 1978 Face To Face Pinball Extremely Rare Fully Working

Quoted from SeaLawyer:

What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing!!

#12244 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Atari
Game/Type: Middle Earth / SS Widebody
Year: February 1978
Production: Unknown
Cost: Make Offer
Location: Dallas, TX
Link/Contact: dallas.craigslist.org link
OP: Atari middle earth pinball machine. Comes on but doesn’t work. Comes with book. Make us a trade offer on it.

I have contacted this guy with an overly fair offer. He isnt interested in that. He wants to trade up. WAY up.

#12293 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Earthshaker / SS
Month/Year: February 1989
Production: 5,257
Cost: $1,200 OBO
Location: Midlothian, TX
Seller: Jeff Jones
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/432175147610434/
OP: $1200 obo
1988 Earth shaker pinball machine, works great, has Manual and spare bumper bands and lights

That sold within minutes. My buddy was in line to get it, and he had car trouble...so the next person got it!

#12302 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

'Red Flags.'
I don't look at Craiglist for pinballs anymore. I don't have the money or the room for more pins. But for some reason I checked the Tucson Craigslist last night and found a game on my wishlist, Flash, in Tempe, that I have been wanting for years. It was a Project Pin but priced right, too right, at only $300.
Red Flag - Yellow Flag #1: Priced well below market value. I should change this to 'Yellow Flag' because I have found some amazing under-priced Project Pins here in Arizona.
The ad had been up for eight hours already so I was expecting it to be sold already. But I replied to the ad by email and to another ad that he had for a Silverball Mania.
I received two emails in the morning saying 'I do' which was rather bizarre since I wasn't asking if he still had the machines. I was offering to buy them.
Red Flag #2: Email answered with what seemed like a canned reply, as if he hadn't even read my email.
One of the ads had a phone number so I called him up and told him that I was looking for a Flash. I told him that I was driving from Tucson and would he hold them for me? I offered $100 more than he was asking for the two machines. He told me that he couldn't do that and that he had someone there wanting them/it. I told him that I had to go to my Credit Union to get the money.
Red Flag #3: Telling me that he had someone there but the games were still available?
I offered to put $100 in his Paypal account if he would hold them for me. I wasn't about to drive almost two hours to Phoenix to find that he had sold the game(s) to someone else. I have learned that this promise is important!! He told me he didn't want that!
Red Flag #4: Why wasn't he willing to work with me? I was offering more than he asked? I was offering a down payment, sight unseen.
Red Flag #5: I got the feeling that he wanted several people to show up so he could have a 'Flash Auction', pun intended.
I then asked for his address and he told me that he would text it to me after I had the money in my hand. Huh?
Red Flag #6: What kind of games were this seller playing? Why wouldn't he give me his address? Why did I have to waste the time to drive to my Credit Union?
I went to my Credit Union. I really wanted Flash. It is one of the games in the great early Williams solid state games trilogy. I already own Firepower and Black Knight.
I called J**** again and told him I was at my Credit Union. He told me that someone was coming to look at Flash which seemed to contradict his earlier statement that he had a possible buyer already there. I told him that I wasn't coming up to Tempe until he accepted or declined my offer. He told me that it was probably better that I not come then.
Apparently this was a 'cash in hand' seller. Or was he looking for more money? He has the right to accept or not the offers that come his way. But what was with all the games? I did not take money out of my Credit Union and I did not make the hot drive to Tempe. I have no hard feelings, sometimes Craigslist sales go like this and I am certain that I made the right choice by passing on this rather strange Craigslist Project Pin opportunity.

It is quite possible that he has been burned in the past too, and he didn't want tire kickers.
He may have had several interested parties (most likely), so he may have had someone there at the time and then someone coming to check something else out later. Idk.

I try to be as clear and concise when selling ir buying on CL...unfortunately...a lot of people aren't as clear.

#12305 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Beat Time EM
Month/Year: September 1967
Production: 2802
Cost: 300
Location: Lake Dallas, TX

OP: cleaned, new rubbers, pop bumper caps and skirts. 90% running.

#12307 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: strikes and spares
Month/Year: June, 1978
Production: 12820
Cost: 300 or 500 with mpu
Location: Solon, OH
Contact/Link: greg

#12373 2 years ago
Quoted from mark532011:

What happened, did cL go down? 18 hours without a posting, I’m going withdrawals, got the shakes

Ok. Here you go:

Spottem flipperless pinball
Cameron, TX (near Austin)

From the seller: "I have a complete Spottem flipperless pinball machine. Game is complete and looks ok. Havent plugged it in so so not know if it works.
Asking $350 obo"

austin.craigslist.org link

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#12444 2 years ago
Quoted from edward472:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Meteor
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Bronco
Cost: $1500
Location: Thomasville, NC
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1037747893086042/
OP:All three for one price no slitting up no lower price two plays but all have minor issues

Great deal. I would be all over this if it were closer.
If anyone gets it, i will be interested in meteor if you part it.

#12452 2 years ago

I am selling a Flash gordon for 1200 here on pinside. I am located in Rockwall, Texas, but I will ship at the buyers expense.


Added over 3 years ago:

Sold...but I have to admit...I miss it.

#12485 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: 8 Ball
Month/Year: 1966
Production: 3,250
Cost: $300
Location: Keller, TX
Seller: Rick Ward
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/permalink/1298056080348308/?sale_post_id=1298056080348308&rt=11
OP: 1966 Williams 8 Ball, needs work. Plastics are warped and will need to be straightened or replaced. Lights up and plays, score reels seem to work ok. A few switches don’t register currently. Backglass is in decent shape, playfield is ok with some areas of wear but not bad for a 1966 machine. Prior owner stripped the cabinet and stained it, could be left as is or primed and painted.
Good start to a project and a machine you don’t see very often!

This is from a friend of mine and fellow pinsider, Pinball_Gizzard

Buy with confidence

#12496 2 years ago

ebay.com link: Stern Catacomb Pinball for rebuild

Stern catacomb project on ebay. 700
Not mine...but i would get it in a heartbeat if i lived in the northeast.

Located in altoona, Pennsylvania

#12507 2 years ago

dallas.craigslist.org link

From OP: 1979 gottlieb " count down " vintage antique pinball machine. Worked when put into dry storage over 20 years ago. Good paint and wood on play area. Good glass. Top needs touched up. Complete machine. I know what they are worth restored and unrestored condition. Make me a reasonable offer. Text or call. No email

#12508 2 years ago

dallas.craigslist.org link

From OP: Old casonova pinball machine. Game works and plays with everything working. Is missing backglass sadly but still plays. Send me a reasonable offer on it and it’s yours. Great game for parts, a restoration, or just a game to fix up and put in your garage. Send me reasonable offers. Located in vanalstyne tx

#12512 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

That is one rough ass Countdown.

The guy said to make him a "reasonable offer." I thought about offering to haul it away for him if he pays me 50 bucks.

#12513 2 years ago
Quoted from Daditude:

dallas.craigslist.org link
From OP: 1979 gottlieb " count down " vintage antique pinball machine. Worked when put into dry storage over 20 years ago. Good paint and wood on play area. Good glass. Top needs touched up. Complete machine. I know what they are worth restored and unrestored condition. Make me a reasonable offer. Text or call. No email

Quoted from MikeO:

That is one rough ass Countdown.

Quoted from Daditude:

The guy said to make him a "reasonable offer." I thought about offering to haul it away for him if he pays me 50 bucks.

This joker just put up a $175 asking price. I hope he isn't serious...

#12580 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Motordome in northern Wisconsin for $100
northernwi.craigslist.org link
Pinball Machine - $100 (Ashland)
© craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap
(google map)
MotorDome pinball machine in good physical shape. Needs some electrical work to run. $100

Sounds like a steal! I would get it if i were within 6 hours!

#12600 2 years ago
Quoted from edward472:

Space Shuttle
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Harley Davidson
Revenge From Mars
Cost: $8,500
Location: Atlanta,GA
Me: Love this guys description on how he priced this....
Link: atlanta.craigslist.org link
Got in 5 pins on Monday. Working when stored, all have been sitting for in excess of 5 years. All of the pinballs have been operated in the past and in the expected condition. If taking low prices from Pinside and Boston pinball Ebay averages, and deducting $2500.00 more, that is the price I have put in the box. Low Pinside prices combined for the 5 is $11,000.00, These are what they are, and have been heavily operated(hence the $2500.00 below the low Pinside pricing)and then sat since 2011. Playboy and Space Shuttle will need playfield overlays or restoration, and Space Shuttle will need backglass. All games power up and play, and I only saw 1 segment of 1 of the Space Shuttle's displays not working. Once again, the price for all 5 as a group is derived from starting with the LOW price from average on each title and deducting even more to factor in the condition and potential travel and loading considerations for the buyer.
Playboy - Bally 1978
Space Shuttle - Williams 1984
Terminator 2 - Williams 1992
Harley Davidson - Stern 1999
Revenge From Mars - Bally 1999
This is a great deal for considering 1 brand new LE model pin is going for more than the price of 5 good older titles here. Do not fool yourself, all will need attention in some form or another, but this is a great opportunity to get started in the hobby or expand your current collection.

These are always so far away

#12604 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Regarding the Quick Draw. I looked and it's 450+ miles one way from me or I would have already loaded it up at that price.

Me too

#12652 2 years ago
Quoted from dc2010:

Oh snap! That's about an hour from me, thanks for posting! I'll go check it out, it's a flying carpet by gottleib if anyone's curious

Estate sales pinballs often go for too much, but please let us know what happens.

Also, stop by the China Garden in Pleasanton for lunch. They have some of the most authentic and best tasting Asian food in Texas!

#12701 2 years ago
Quoted from Dono:

Hey DC2010; yeah 500:way too much for that pin... I’d be shocked if it went for anything over a few hundred, especially in that area of TX.

You would be surprised. There are some major collectors in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Dallas...and they are more than willing to drive.
500 is definitely too high...but they may get it nonetheless.

#12706 2 years ago

If anyone is in or near Florida and goes to this sale, please contact me. I would love to have it.

#12710 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Anyone in the Ocala area that can pick this up for me? Thanks

I beat you to the punch

#12742 2 years ago

Did anyone go to see that ROBO war in Florida?

#12751 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Did you really? It looks like it’s loaded in my suv. As as someone in the group bought it. The worst situation is when someone who doesn’t collect pinball machines buys one and it sits in their garage for ten years[quoted image][quoted image]

I couldn't find anyone to help me out

Of course, I would offer to get something local to me for someone else, but we hardly get project postings here...and when we do, they are gone in the first minute. Literally.

#12754 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I called the estate seller, talked shop to build rapore, and she agreed to hold the game for me. I drove down last night and stayed overnight to pick it up. No one helped me, but it was a 800 mile drive round trip.

800 miles???

Are you ready to sell it?

#12756 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I’m not even home yet.
I’ll play it for a while. If it isn’t a keeper I’ll trade it for another rare title

Please keep me in the loop if you decide to move on from it.

1 week later
#12794 2 years ago

I have a bally strange science that I will be parting with for 1200.

#12844 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

My wife and I wanted this!!! I seen the post 30 minutes after it was posted and it was pending sale

This was the first bad cats I have seen publicly for sale in the last year or so.

#12887 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

No low offers are ever decent
It’s probably going to sell for $300-600. I have a lot of pinhead friends in Chicago and they’re all over the estate sales. In this type of situation I suggest offering $20 more than you think it’s going to sell for, if you can still make some equity in it getting it working 100%

What pin is it?

#12901 2 years ago
Quoted from maxrpm:

I grabbed the Police Force. Boards looked clean, no battery damage. Game will clean up nicely. Had to drill the front lock and the back box key was inside Missing speaker and badge on topper Receipt from local game store came with the manual. No date on the receipt, but the house was owned by the same person since 1997 and was being sold in conjunction with the estate sale. I suspect it was in the home for 20 years? Paid 1K. Thanks to my friends for help getting the machine up those PITA stairs.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Great score. I have a buddy looking for this game, and I have been helping him look with no success. These have become tough to find.

#12924 2 years ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

ebay.com link » Bally Eight Ball Pinball Machine
Bally Eight Ball project, Wichita Falls, Texas

Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Atari_Daze this looks right up your alley

Actually, I think it is priced too high.

#12926 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

I agree, but it does have the make offer button

Offer 100 bucks and a Popeyes biscuit.

In all seriousness, however...how long of a drive would that be for you?

#12930 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Bally Big Valley for sale.
These don't come around very often.

I figured bluespin would be all over that

#12935 2 years ago
Quoted from shimoda:

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Totally moldy

I know Sooooooo many people looking for that game.

I have never played it, in spite of my quest to play all system 11 games (it is one of the 4 i haven't played yet)

#12943 2 years ago

Incredibly rare game!


Bally Galahad in alvin, Texas (near houston)
300 OBO

From seller:

working when put in storage 20 yrs ago, missing scoreboard plexiglass, cabinet complete & good condition, all wiring boards are here, have diagram & extra bumper rings, when plugged in all lights are working, probably needs contacts cleaned. OBO

#12960 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I have some questions:
Of all of these project pins that have been moving around the country, how many have been put back together and are now up and running?
How many have just changed hands and are sitting folded up in a different corner in a different house? Rephrasing the question: How many of these project pins are in pinball purgatory and just living in different houses as they get passed around from basement to basement or garage to garage.
How many will we see ads for that say," I'm selling this pin. I have too many projects right now."
I have a pin folded up in a corner of my house. It will be at least 2 years before I can get to it. And I could decide sell it as a project in the meantime.
I'm not knocking this thread. I'm just curious of how large pinball purgatory might be.

No one can truly answer these questions, but I think you would be surprised at how many pins are brought back...or at least improved upon before changing hands.

I know a lot of pinheads that repair machines and even more that try to fix up whatever they can while a pin is in their possession.

It seems that the ones that sit the longest are those owned by non-pinball fans (e.g.pins passed down by family or those wasting away in a warehouse).
I think the ones that sit for extended times that are in pinballers hands are the "broken down" machines that just need a lot of time and repair. I have seen a few of these recently.

#12971 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Zacarria
Game/Type: Magic Castle / SS
Year: Jan 1984
Production: ????
Cost: ????
Location: Seattle, WA
Link/Contact: seattle.craigslist.org link
OP: Selling a project Zaccaria Magic Castle. Import from Europe. As far as I know it does not work but I have not turned it on. It is in good shape. Playfield and boards looks good. Playfield glass is cracked. Comes with legs but no bolts, don’t know where they went. Selling as a project. $900 cash.

Ooooooooo!!! I would love to have that!!! Too far, as usual

#12998 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

A collector that I know in Texas told me that there are three collectors in his state with very large collections of pins. They’ve been buying and hoarding pins for years and very rarely sell anything.

Quoted from dc2010:

I probably know at least one of them lol, but yeah, lost contact with a friend , who last I spoke to him had about 150 pins, more than half were projects, his job allowed him to travel in a company truck with unlimited fuel...

I know 2 of the 3...and i "know of" the third.

I don't understand this type of thinking. I either play my pins, work on them so they can be played, or sell them. Hoarding is not in my nature. I get disturbed if one sits too long unplayable.

#13000 2 years ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Me either. If I have a pin that’s not working I’ll fix it and play it. Maybe sell it, but I won’t let it sit in the corner for years.
I bought 5 projects in a lot last year. These games were really rough and needed a lot of love. I got them all working and sold 3 of them. Two remain and are a blast to play.

What did you keep?

#13016 2 years ago
Quoted from JethroP:

WALKED AWAY from a project for the first time. What a disappointment. Guy has a collection of 400+ pins (Paicines Ranch) about 1-1/2 hours drive south of San Jose. He listed on Craigslist Mata Hari project. I called and we discussed. He described the cabinet having just some "flaking paint" on one side. The play field and backglass he said were "good." So I made the hour plus drive (3 hours round trip). Flaking paint and good backglass my ass.
The side of the cabinet didn't just have flaking paint...it was missing like a section at least 12" x 12" on one side. The cabinet was delaminating and missing the bottom supports. The backglass was toast. It looked like 30% of it was covered with touch up paint. Very sloppy.
I was expecting a project, but definitely not as described. Beware if you ever go there to buy something. Not as described.

Were you able to look at any other pins

#13018 2 years ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Yeah, walked through some of the collection before I looked at the Mata Hari. It is a very impressive collection indeed.

I gotta ask...did you make an offer on anything else...or a lower offer on mata hari?

#13027 2 years ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Hoarding has always been a strange thing to me, I had three older EMs in storage to bring to Pintastic and I felt crappy that these machines weren't being enjoyed. I was happy to see them go to new homes during the show, having dozens of machines in storage doesn't impress me in the least.

Completely agree

#13048 2 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I posted a p3-roc set to the marketplace. This is definitely a project but may not be appropriate here. I am willing to go with the opinion of the group here. If you'd like me to post a link to it I will. If you'd like me to delete this post I can do that as well. Thanks

Post it, for sure

#13097 2 years ago
Quoted from pinball_ric:

Thanks for posting this. I ended up snagging it. Backglass is mint and cabinet has like 2 dings. Playfield is dirty but looks like it should clean up. I think there's typical ball swirls but there isn't a game that doesn't have those from the era.
It's currently not working. After it's shopped and fixed I'm definitely open for trades on other rare games. In particular a Zaccaria Robot. If anyone has that or something else interesting and wants a really nice Voltan.

Quoted from nascarrey:

Youre welcome! Nice pick up-glad you were able to get it!
When are you driving that smoker to Chicago for me??

Quoted from cottonm4:

I got beat out of a Farfalla up here a few weeks ago. Did you have any competition for buying the Voltan?

I was very close to going out there for it, but I decided not to. I am in the Dallas area, so it would've been 3 hours each way.

I tried to reach the estate sale company about the price multiple times with ZERO success.
It's hard to spend that much time and effort going in blind on price. They might want 100 bucks, they may want 10,000 bucks. My experience with estate sales (which is vast) says that they usually ask way too much. The game is certainly rare, but not as much fun as a lot of others from the era...so that played into it as well. Still...I would love to know what it went for.

#13125 2 years ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

I have a sad story on one that I fixed...
It made me cry.

Do tell...

#13127 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Miss-O was originally titled Miss-Q. But Williams learned Miss-Q was a less than satisfactory word usage in France. So it became Miss-O.
You can find this reference at the IPDB.org website.

Im confused. Why did you cry?

#13131 2 years ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Long story short... Back in the days of cheap pinballs...
A Game Plan Sharp Shooter came in... It was a mess... Got all the parts to fix the game...
New flipper parts... Coils...new plastic set, Etc, etc, etc. Got the game
all bright and shiny... With supper strong flippers... I did some redesigns of the hardware.
I just got it done and ready for the show room floor, when a panicked "D.A." comes in.
I NEED FLIPPERS NOW!!!!! He looked at the game I had just finished,
(mind you, I have spent several weeks to complete). PERFECT!
Wire cutters ... chop , chop ,chop... unscrew, unscrew,unscrew...
He was gone.
The sad Sharp Shooter sat in the back of the shop for several months, no flippers, nobody
wanted a jacked up game with no flippers... so in the dumpster it went.
All that work for nothing. It just broke me.

Yikes!! So much going on there!

Are you going to try to get that project?

#13133 2 years ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

The game is in landfill 32/33 years ago.

Lol! I mean the sharpshooter project that is listed in here.

#13139 2 years ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

Maybe 3 years ago. These days a project High Speed is closer to a $1200 machine on a good day and maybe more depending on how bad owner wants to sell one and how bad buyer wants it. The days of any System 11 under $1000 are pretty much long gone. You might find a Road Kings for under $1000 in rough shape but I think that would be the only System 11 that still can be found under $1000

Road kings and millionaire go low...but not much else.

#13151 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Time Warp
Facebook Marketplace

They are giving 100 dollars to whomever hauls it off?

#13164 2 years ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

The way I drive, it's only 3 ish hrs, I was there in February!
If my restored Motordome would sell, two of those would be gone!

Which 2?

#13166 2 years ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Oh I have room, just time limited. Stuff I was keeping an eye out for years popped at the same time. Hopefully 2 or 3! will be done in the next 30 days. After that just one which needs a cabinet rebuild and I'll do that this winter, going to take some time.
So.. no more purchases even if dirt cheap unless its on my very small shortlist.

What popped up and what are you still looking for?

#13172 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

No Big Game here. Very small game.[quoted image]

15,000 by Christmas!

#13188 2 years ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

How about this
sfbay.craigslist.org link
Wico Aftor pinball machine
Game was won on The Price is Right in 1985.
Game works, might need some slight repair and TLC.
Machine is pretty rare..(see pic of info)
Asaking $450 or best offer

Quoted from cottonm4:

It looks in good condition. No more room and it is too far away or I’d be all over that for $450.00.
Fun playing pin.

Quoted from robertmee:

That's pretty cool...I'd buy it, if local.

Quoted from bluespin:

I’d be on my way too!

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Break out The Price Is Right tapes!

Me too. 100% would get it if I were within just a few hours drive.

#13190 2 years ago
Quoted from dc2010:

I'd already be loading it up lol

There has to be someone going after it already...right?

#13201 2 years ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

How about this
sfbay.craigslist.org link
Wico Aftor pinball machine
Game was won on The Price is Right in 1985.
Game works, might need some slight repair and TLC.
Machine is pretty rare..(see pic of info)
Asaking $450 or best offer

Looks like a fellow pinsider got it. I hope he posts in here.

#13209 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinmasher:

prob scooped up already its been an hour[quoted image]

Quoted from HHaase:

Already texted him I wanted it..... but I may have been late to the party. Haven't heard a response yet.

Quoted from RonSS:

Ooh! Good luck!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this looks EXACTLY like a scam/hoax posting that has been making the rounds.

#13230 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: F-14 Tomcat / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1987
Production: 14,502
Cost: $900
Location: Mesquite, TX
Seller: Chad Lester
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173543789466215/permalink/1345832062237376/?sale_post_id=1345832062237376&rt=11
OP: Players F14 Tomcat. Cabinet has some dings, but not too bad, some wear on playfield. Some LEDs, new rubbers, weak right flipper. Game plays but displays not working. New chrome legs. $900 firm

I contacted this guy within a few minutes of the listing (since it is about 10 minutes from me), and ive had ZERO response

#13239 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Police Force / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: August, 1989
Production: 4,757
Cost: $995
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeRescue911/posts/2300960066639822

13 hours each way for me

#13243 2 years ago
Quoted from rkahr:

Better eyes than me - way to go guys!

I'm almost with you. It's ~90 minutes from me and I've got nothing pressing to do today (except a couple daughterboard shipments and maybe make some more). But, to what end - to clean parts and sell to others? to hold "in case" I need them in future projects? for a stack of spares for my collection? Maybe it's just for the pride of salvaging something from what looks like nothing.
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED displays for model H & model S Skee Ball

It would make one heck of a restoration/refurbish thread...which would, in turn, draw more attention to your daughterboards for sale.

A win/win, I would say.

#13250 2 years ago

I have a buddy near me (Dallas, TX area) selling a gottlieb victory, gottlieb raven, and allied leisure star shooter for 800 total.

I have another acquaintance who has a centaur II, stern trident, and bally mata hari for 2500 total.

If anyone is interested, send me a pm and i will get their info to you.

#13263 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballHelp:

I have a working Sharpshooter II game with a pretty heavily worn playfield - the game boots and plays but the playfield has seen better days. Any idea what it would be worth? I'm looking to unload it to make room.

Can you pm me pics?

#13285 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I’d be interested in the Split Second if anyone wants to buy this group of games

Quoted from shimoda:

I was going to say I'd be interested in the Split Second and the Jungle Princess

Quoted from bluespin:

This (Split Second) is not the pin that you seek...move (it) along...sell it to me...

Ha! Split second is the one i would be interested in too!

bluespin and me seem to have very similar tastes.

#13286 2 years ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Surprised there wasn't more discussion on this one. If I had the funding right now I'd be all over that first package.
Heck, it they end up going north, I'd be interested in the Raven for some disturbing reason.

Quoted from play_pinball:

I am genuinely surprised that Centaur II / Trident / MH deal is still available. Trident is wildly underrated as a player. I've had mine for about 20 years with no intentions of ever selling it. I'd be all over it if I wasn't out of room.
The Gottlieb deal is a good one but I'm scared off by the water damage to the particle board cabs. And the fact I'm VERY out of room.

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I would love a Victory or a Trident but Texas is so far away it’s not really worth it


My one friend sold the cocktail pin, so he us offering victory and raven for 750 total. He us motivated, so there may be wiggle room there.

The trident and mata hari have sold, leaving only centaur II. He is thinking of keeping it, so if anyone is thinking about making a move for it...I would suggest doing it quickly.

#13287 2 years ago

A guy on my Facebook pinball page just posted an awesome classic stern 9 ball pin.

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#13290 2 years ago

I usually don't post much from my FB page (I assume a lot of you are members already), but I like to share some of the nice ones.

I'm glad you made a deal on it.

#13296 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

If the seller is really motivated he’ll be willing to deliver both games to a Fastenal store, place on their backs on the pallet, shrink the game and strap them to the pallets with two cheap straps from home improvement stores. It’s a lot to ask the seller.
He was selling Raven, Victory and the cocktail pin for $800. Now he wants $750 for Raven and Victory. There was a cocktail pin of the same title sell for $200 this week, probably the same one. I think you guys can get both pins for $600. Fastenal will probably cost you each $200-225 as their rates recently went up. Downside is that the shipments won’t be insured.

I know that he is motivated, so im sure he will work with y'all

#13299 2 years ago
Quoted from tbaum:

I'm not in Facebook, so I always appreciate the posts. If it looks like something I'd want I can all my wife to wow to them.

What pins are you looking for?

#13301 2 years ago
Quoted from dc2010:

Woz... wanna sell it? Lol

Sure. 1 meeellion dollars!

#13307 2 years ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

daditude,would you or your buddy do the fastenal thing for raven and victory if we reach a deal?

I just want to be clear...these are my friends games. I have no part in owning, selling, or shipping them...but having said that...i will ask him for you.
I have no idea about supply chain regulations, but i would definitely recommend calling fastenal and getting a quote/find out.

I will pm you with what he says.

#13311 2 years ago

I hope someone on here got the raven and victory. He said they are sold and shipping to New York.

He does still have a maverick and earthshaker for sale/trade.

#13348 2 years ago

Does anyone live in or near North Carolina that can either help hold a pin for me, or help me find a way to get it (ship or meet up)?