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#1126 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

**It's back! Relisted**
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Manufacturer: Midway
Game/Type: 2x Rotation VIII/ SS Cocktail 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1978
Production: Unknown
Cost: $600
Location: Omaha, NE
Link/Contact: " target="_blank">omaha.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "This is one of the coolest pinball machines I have ever seen... The playfield rotates around to who ever's turn it is to play. There are 4 plungers around the outside of the table.. I have 2 of them... The insides look pretty clean and I am sure you could get one going out of the 2. It also would be the coolest coffee table ever for the pinball fanatic even if it didn't work. I got these in a storage unit and don't know anything about them. They look complete inside. I also have the glass for the top but took them off for the pictures."

A few of us went in together on these. Hoping to get one working, but they're a mess. Between mice and humidity.....

#1185 3 years ago

I hate when they do that and it pleases me to no end that you bailed on the rest of the stuff. I hope he sits on it for a long time and has to take a $300 price drop to move it.

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#1396 3 years ago

Bon Voyage is a good game....played it a lot as a kid.

#1438 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: The Incredible Hulk / Solid State Electronic (SS) 4 Players
Month/Year: October, 1979
Production: 6,150
Cost: 800
Location: Round Rock (Austin), TX
Link/Contact: " target="_blank">austin.craigslist.org link
OP:I have for sale a Gottlieb System 1 Incredible Hulk pinball Machine.
So its current condition is . . . it needs work.
It was working fine and one day it stopped working (Thats the short explanation)
I had been able to in the past wiggle the connectors on the main board and it would continue to work fine. I think it needs minor work on the connectors and it should be back and fully operational. That or you could replace the boards with a NiWumpf and be in ever better than new condition. There are no issues with any of the electronics on the playfield and the machine is in good condition considering its age (1979 i believe).
You will need to pickup, and its not light.
Please send a phone number and i will get back to you on a first come first serve basis.

Gone already. Wish it was still there, a friend of mine is looking for one.

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#1517 3 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

Yeah, that won't last. Or it isn't real. Or he'll come to his senses, and relist for more money...

Or.... "I've had so many people respond I'm taking best offer."

Let the auction begin.

#1550 3 years ago

Any ad that's unbelievably priced with a gmail address is a scam, yes. They are phishing for your info.

#1578 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

I always click Freedom ads just in case it is the middle-pop version... ya never know!

Exactly what I did. You've ruined Freedom for me now....can't ever play one WITHOUT the center pop again.

#1589 3 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

$6.95 shipping. I might just go for that.

They got wind you thought it was super cheap and raised it to $7.05.

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#1776 3 years ago
Quoted from ChanningD:

I just sent my buddy in Albuquerque to look at that Freefall. Pretty rough shape overall. Guy had it on his screened in porch. Ughhh. Back glass isn't too bad, little bit of big pieces are peeling but nothing triple thick can't fix. Every piece of rubber is snapped. Game doesn't work, nor has it in years. Power supply bad as an extra one is laying in the cabinet. Playfield is blown out. But overall, might be a good player.

You'll have to come play mine when I get it done....it's in nice shape.

#1825 3 years ago
Quoted from rkahr:

Is that an Alltek MPU in this one?
-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

Sure is. That, coupled with the nice glass and playfield make this a great deal at $500.

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#1886 3 years ago

Why can't some of the good stuff be near me? Instead, we get this:

omaha.craigslist.org link

OP says: I have some pinball machine projects that just came out of a storage building. They all need work but I think you could save probably 3 of the machines. They also would be great if someone needed parts. All playfields seem to be in pretty good shape. I prefer to sell all of the pinball parts for 600 but would sell individually if someone needed just one game.

James Bond Cabinet is in great shape and playfield only has 2 small spots of wear No glass lockdown bar or backglass 300

Lucky Ace playfield and Nice head. No cabinet or backglass 100

Wild Card- playfield is nice and head is nice- cabinet needs replaced. Has water damage- Has glass and lockdown bar but no backglass 125

Olympic hockey- great playfield has everything but backglass Head has some water damage 175

Lost world- cabinet only no head. No glass or lockdown bar. cabinet and playfield pretty decent though if you needed one. 100.00

Would also trade for arcade games.

600 if you want everything.

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#2074 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Star Trek / SS
Month/Year: January 1978
Production: 16,842
Cost: Buy it now $399.99 or Starting Bid $299.99
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Untested Bally Star Trek Pinball Game Unrestored Condition

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Ro Go / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: November 1973
Production: 3,075
Cost: Buy it now $259.99 or Starting Bid $199.99
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Untested Bally Ro Go Pinball Game Unrestored Condition

Wow those are horror pics! Not sure, but the RoGo may actually be more scary.

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#2184 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Game Plan
Game/Type: Agents 777 / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: November 1984
Production: 400 (!)
Cost: $400
Location: Olathe (Kansas City), KS
Link/Contact: kansascity.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "cabinet needs refinishing, has new rubber, flippers, and lights. almost fully functional. was a project I was never able to finish."

Picked this one up today, thanks Pecos. I check KC often, I don't know how I missed it before.

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#2210 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

You are welcome dothedoo and congrats! I read on another forum that some Pinsider was willing to give up their left 'testicle', (different language used), to get Agents 777. Wow! I sure hope that wasn't you.

LOL, no that wasn't me. I'm saving that option for a different game.

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#2316 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Night Rider / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1976
Production: 4,155
Cost: $50
Location: Spokane, WA
Link/Contact: spokane.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "...it's in horrible condition, glass unfortunately shattered but fixable with TLC"

LOL! I wonder what kind of glue TLC is that he thinks is going to fix that.

#2317 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hokus Pokus / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 3,086
Cost: $400 or $450 - Choose wisely!
Location: South Seaville, NJ
Link/Contact: southjersey.craigslist.org link
Condition: Comes with schematics. OP: "As is,, needs some TLC"

Man I wish I could find a nice piece of glass like that for mine.

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#2390 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Would love to pick this up if it wasn't so far way. Any Pinsiders in the area?

Me too, the game looks great. And everything works....including the duct tape over the (supposedly) broken saucer.

#2402 3 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Thanks! It was fun to do. I'll have a better video up with gameplay, a little history, and higher-quality eventually.
Who will save the dying Lizard? Lol

Damn I was just there a week ago and could have picked it up. Funny that the OP cried a little........12 tears.......putting parts into it.

I bet you're dying to get this Big Ben, though.

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Big Ben / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 2,900
Cost: $400
Location: Loomis (Sacramento), CA
Link/Contact: sacramento.craigslist.org link
Condition: Cabinet in rough shape. OP: "Machine plays great lots of fun."

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#2509 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

2" flippers...have kind of grown on me.

You can use this stuff to get rid of them.

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#2510 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Future Spa / SS Widebody AS-2518-35 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1979
Production: 6,400
Cost: Seller has a bunch of EMs listed for $400 each and Future Spa listed in ad. Cost unknown.
Location: Denver, CO
Link/Contact: denver.craigslist.org link
Condition: Unknown. No legs or bolts.

That's crazy! I wonder what they're doing with the other 40 games shown in the pics.

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#2606 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hi-Lo Ace / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: April 1973
Production: 2,500
Cost: $550
Location: Newton Centre (Boston), MA
Link/Contact: boston.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "This machine is non-working but miraculously has with it all the schematics and original installation instructions! Also included are the original labels, etc. The profile image below is a stock photo of this model, the others are of the actual machine."

That's a great game. Played the one at Expo 2014 and the pops were fast as hell!

1 week later
#2670 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

**Price reduced!**
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hokus Pokus / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 3,086
Cost: $400 or $450 - Choose wisely! reduced to $200
Location: South Seaville, NJ
Link/Contact: southjersey.craigslist.org link
Condition: Comes with schematics. OP: "As is,, needs some TLC"

Wow....tempted to give them the $200 and just have them send me the backglass and schematics. Why is it all of these are so far away?

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#2759 3 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Here's a low risk investment.
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hi-Lo Ace / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: October 1973
Production: 2,500
Cost: $75
Location: Elk Grove Village, Il
Contact/Link: chicago.craigslist.org link

Wish I was closer, I'd be all over that. Great game.

#2772 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Dragonfist / SS M-200 4 Player
Month/Year: November 1981
Production: 302 (!)
Cost: $300 (!) Firm
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact/Link: sandiego.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "My dad is looking to sell his pinball machine it does work but probably use for parts..."

I sent them an email on the Dragonfist.

#2827 3 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hokus Pokus / EM
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 3,086
Cost: $300
Location: Bend, OR
Link/Contact: bend.craigslist.org link
OP: "1975 hokus pokus pinball machine.does not run at the moment.good project ..... 300 obo"

Dammit! Another one with a nice glass too far away from me.

#2837 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Lectronamo / SS M-100 4 Player
Month/Year: August 1978
Production: 2,423
Cost: $500
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Contact/Link: fortcollins.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Works but there is an issue with the sensor that senses the quarter passing through the coin slot"

I see the problem.....they used the wrong gasket in the coin door.

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#3040 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Condition: OP calls Flash "the flash"

Could be Flash Gordon

#3053 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Quciksilver / SS M-200 4 Player
Month/Year: June 1980
Production: 1,201
Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Trident / SS M-100 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1979
Production: 4,019
Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Galaxy / SS M-200 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1980
Production: 4,947
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Flash?? / SS System 4 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1979
Production: 19,505
Cost: $1700 "Would trade all for 1 and add money for the right game."
Location: Hikes Point (Louisville), KY
Contact/Link: louisville.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP calls Flash "the flash" OP: "Been sitting for 20 plus years. All will need some work to play again."

It WAS a Flash Gordon. OP told me he sold the lot for $1200.

#3094 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hokus Pokus / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 3,086
Cost: Starting Bid: $150 (No current bids ) OR Buy It Now: $200
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Untested Bally Hokus Pokus Pinball Game Unrestored Condition

Here we go again. You're doing this on purpose, aren't you?

This one sure is awful though.

#3106 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Trident / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1979
Production: 4,019
Cost: $400 (Open to Offers)
Location: Louisville, KY
Link/Contact: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/38978
OP: *project*Needs some work. Sometimes boots. Needs to be shopped and cleaned.

Wonder if that's one of the 4 with Quicksilver, FG and Galaxy.

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#3249 3 years ago

Just tell them you only accept cash and you'll never hear from them again.

Or you can mess with them and have fun, but I have yet to get one of them to send me one of their bogus checks.

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#3380 3 years ago

Damn that's a nice M&M Pac.

#3429 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Rollergames / SS System 11C 4 Player
Month/Year: June 1990
Production: 5,000
Cost: $825
Location: Denver, CO
Contact/Link: denver.craigslist.org link
Condition: "The game is fully working with nice bright displays. The game could use a cleaning, new rubber bands included. All three flippers have been professionally rebuilt. The playfiled has some wear but it's a really fun game."

Would l-o-o-o-o-ve that Rollergames!

#3437 3 years ago
Quoted from lmsybiatb:

Then go get it! Lincoln Nebraska isn't close to anything. I know it's one hell of a drive, but at that price, I think you can justify it.

Have you driven east-west from one end of Nebraska to the other?

#3440 3 years ago

8-9 hours each way is not the problem. Been there done that. I'm just poking fun at the fact that it's straight and flat. No greater chance of falling asleep behind the wheel than that drive right there. Yes a solo drive would be brutal and I would probably opt for shipping instead.

#3449 3 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hokus Pokus / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 3,086
Cost: $250 obo
Location: Columbia (Greenville), South Carolina
Link/Contact: greenville.craigslist.org link
OP: Vintage Bally Hokus Pokus pinball machine. It is in decent condition for its age. It lights up but needs some work to be fully operational.

You're killin' me man!

#3451 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Time to start making friends with road trips.

Friends schmends. I live smack dab in the middle of the country. All of the Hokus Pokus machines that have come up have been on one coast or the other. I'd have to be in bed with road trips to go after one of those.

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#3592 2 years ago

Don't beat yourself up over it. It didn't knock your Jive Time over when it fell so the outcome could have been considerably worse. You learned a lesson. You won't do it again. And you didn't lose the game as a result.

#3628 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hot Doggin' / SS MPU AS-2518-35, 4 Player
Features: Widebody
Month/Year: December 1979
Production: 2,050
Cost: $750
Location: San Jose, CA
Contact/Link: sfbay.craigslist.org link
Condition: "The playfield is in pretty good condition and all of the plastic so there except one broken plastic the body of the pinball itself is kind a rough might need a new touch up the glass does not have too much Flaking"

Fun game, played that in the Xpin booth. Great price too.

#3629 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

So how much would one of these go for?

You mean THE ONLY ONE? Anyone know how many prototypes were made?

#3666 2 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: $550
Location: Westminster (Baltimore), MD
Contact/Link: baltimore.craigslist.org link
Condition: "I bought this year's ago, intending to restore it, I'm clearing out several projects, just not enough time. This game is non working, nice solid cabinet, faded paint. Backglass is nice. Nice plastics, and playfield, paint loss left outlanes, center is nice. This FLASH GORDON even has the original strobe light, which always seems to be missing. Last owner added battery to board, so no visible damage
Battery is connected by wires to board. This is a great pinball once restored, I'm looking to sell it and move on."

I'd say that one leaned to the left a wee bit.

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#3737 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Dracula / SS
Year: January 1979
Production: 3,612
Cost: Make Offer
Location: Aspen Hill, MD
Link/Contact: washingtondc.craigslist.org link
OP: Currently not working Make me an offer $

How about $800 shipped with that Galaxy next to it?

#3750 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Buddy, look up 1, 2, and 4 posts before this post you made.
All that being said....another Dracula on Ebay...playfiedl is not in nearly as good a shape as the above example....missing backglas = Priced too high
Game/Type: Dracula / SS M-100, 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1979
Production: 3,350
Cost: Buy It Now: $400 obo
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact/Link: ebay.com link » 1979 Stern Dracula Project Pinball Machine Pickup Ohio Vampire Needs Work Arcade

Wow. Owner should have pimped that as 'retheme ready'. But really, his description SHOULD have said 'playfield has art in spots as shown'.

#3772 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Game Plan
Game/Type: Sharpshooter / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1979
Production: 4,200
Cost: $800 (FIRM) on Pinside
Location: Thornton, CO
Link/Contact: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/41459
OP:needs work will power up but will not boot up to play
On CL $1000
denver.craigslist.org link

This one really needs some better pics.

#3782 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Relisted for $300
cedarrapids.craigslist.org link

Oooh we got a price war going on here.

siouxcity.craigslist.org link

#3783 2 years ago
Quoted from brandsilence:

This is right by my parents house. It's so pretty I want to snatch it up but it doesn't seem like it will be that much fun to play. Any thoughts?

Just my opinion, but it was the most boring game I ever owned.

#3830 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Buy this pin and you can honestly say that "My flippers are bigger than your flippers!"
Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Big Flipper / EM 2 Player
Features: Yes, the flippers are big on this pin - 5 inch super jumbo flippers.
Month/Year: January 1970
Production: Unknown
Cost: $150
Location: Calhoun (Kansas City), KS
Contact/Link: kansascity.craigslist.org link
Condition: "does not work but It lights up just needs the points cleaned."

Is it any wonder the people on the backglass are smiling?

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#3901 2 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

From the guy himself:
"MONTANA Pinball Machines 20+ 300 each
First come First Served Storage Unit Friday morning. I need Space for Half Semi with Ball Bowlers which left Montana on Friday.
I’ll be in Denver over the Holidays
NO LIST. If interested show up with CASH. 9:00 am 
Will NOT save or HOLD any Games for anyone. 

WE NEED SPACE have 6 STORAGE UNITS OF GAMES For Sale
Sold as Found
November 25th.
09:00 am
Public Storage
11550 Huron St
Northglenn CO 80234-3044"
Apparently he's got a whole other set of games for sale in Montana? Didn't make much sense, but if anyone wants I can post the lists of arcade/shooter games he listed.

I SOOOO want to go, but I'm 9 hours away and without knowing what games are there could be a waste of time for me. And it's Black Friday. A lot of windshield time spent missing BF deals.

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#3963 2 years ago
Quoted from Radius118:

Barn find sold as a lot:
Manufacturer: Various
Game/Type: Various - Mostly EM pins, gun games, etc.
Cost: Not listed
Location: Posted in Seattle CL - Actual location unknown
Contact/Link: seattle.craigslist.org link
Could be a great deal.. or not.. No price is listed but there are a bunch of EM gun games as well as pins. One SS pin that I can see and a few vids too.

I noticed a Jive Time in there. Sure have seen a lot of those for sale lately.

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#4066 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Project Pin for five bucks! Christmas gift idea?

Location: Springfield, VA
Contact/Link: washingtondc.craigslist.org link
OP: "Set of 4 kits, containing pre-cut pieces for assembly and finishing. Great parent-child projects, scout crafts, etc.
Kits for each of the following:
- Helicopter
- Card holder
- Pinball game
- Goal post game"

I don't particularly care for sports pins. I'd retheme it.

#4072 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Relisted on Mr. Pinball today....$450 obo

So tempted to just have that Sharpshooter shipped in.

#4095 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

I call it "Vecturd"... but still... $250 is crazy cheap for being in that good of a condition.

Haha never heard that one before, but I couldn't agree more. Loved it in the arcade, couldn't get rid of it fast enough when I owned it.

#4127 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Relisted...Starting bid price $200
ebay.com link » Eight Ball Champ Pinball Machine For Restore

Now they're talkin. I was watching that one.

#4203 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Welcome JAHpinWizard!

I saw that sad sight. It looks like a Williams and at first I thought it might be a Fun Fest or a Swinger based on the front cabinet. Close, but no see-gar! I wonder if it could be restored with a new cabinet??

1972 Bally Space Time or 1973 Bally Time Zone

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2262&picno=13285

#4214 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

If you don't like pink cabs...Walk away
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Flash Gordon / SS
Year: May 1980
Production: 10,000
Cost: Starting Bid: $399 (No current bids) Auction ends 12/30
Location: Warren, Ohio
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Flash Gordon Pinball Machine
OP: THIS GAME IS NOT WORKING AND IS SOLD AS IS .......SHIPPING WILL BE DETERMINED BETWEEN BUYER AND SELLER

The other side is white

Maybe if you ask nicely he'll give you the other one with the red cabinet. I'm watching it just to see if he puts up the Iron Maiden in the background.

#4237 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hokus Pokus / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 3,086
Cost: $150
Location: South FL
Contact/Link: miami.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Not working"

.....and yet another one miles and miles away.

#4283 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Just for you dothedoo! Still looking for you.
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hokus Pokus / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 3,086
Cost: $500
Location: Dallas TX
Contact/Link: dallas.craigslist.org link
Condition: "playfield art has some planking. I waxed it to minimize additional wear.
Hokus Pokus has 3 spinners, each of which has a top hat image. When spinning, a rabbit comes out of the hat."

I'm glad you guys are still looking for me. I only really need the glass though, so I like the $100-$300 machines. The glass in this one looks really nice too.

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#4385 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Stingray / SS M-100 4 Player
Month/Year: December 1977
Production: 3,006
Cost: $250
Location: North Tonawanda (Buffalo), NY
Contact/Link: buffalo.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Needs to be fixed a prong on board broke off missing a few fuses good project machine"

That's one nice looking Stingray.

#4399 2 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

And it's now in the back of my car

S/O to pecos, been busy and hadn't been checking Craigslist lately, didn't see this till it got posted here.
Bit of flaking in the backglass, a few wear marks in the playfield but it'll probably clean up alright. MPU is covered in acid but the owner claims it still works

Nice score Zac...good game and the artwork is fantastic.

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#4660 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

The owner of the game was in the process of restoring it, when he unexpectedly passed away.

Well then I ain't gonna touch it!

#4667 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Scorpion / SS System 6, 4 Player
Month/Year: July 1980
Production: 2,000
Cost: $300
Location: Beatrice, NE
lincoln.craigslist.org link

I picked up this one today.
Was also listed on Facebook for $500.

#4700 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

~~~~~Mr. Pinball Classifieds~~~~~
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bon Voyage / EM 1 Player
Year: April 17, 1974
Production: 1,585
Cost: $200
Location: New Hampshire
OP: Game number nine off the line, serial number 1009, the good about it - perfect backglass, cabinet is solid, the bad cabinet horribly faded and the bottom of the cabinet has been replaced with a plywood bottom making the game heavy, the Bally coin door has been replaced with a Gottlieb coin door, I don't want to part out the game since it's such an early serial number, playfield is the early version without the writing on the playfield below the bonus area.

Loved Bon Voyage as a kid. I just used it in the Visual Quiz Show.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-pinball-visual-quiz-show/page/15#post-3584616

#4751 2 years ago

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ANOTHER MIDDLE POP ALERT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Spanish Eyes / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: March 1972
Production: 3,905
Cost: $500
Location: Leawood (KC), KS
Contact/Link: kansascity.craigslist.org link

OP: 1973 Williams Spanish Eyes pinball machine for sale. Everything works.

Not really a project, but a decent price for a supposedly fully working game.

#4754 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

psst... I do have tentative plans to create a 101st prototype... shhhh

That's what I was wondering. How hard would it be to take a production playfield and modify it with a center pop?

#4773 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Great item for your collection got 10 years of great use out of it.

Quoted from egyptrus:

If you look at the pictures, the playfield looks really faded and in the bonus area it looks like it's worn to the wood. Hard to tell for sure though. If I were guessing, I'd say the window that's shown in the background of one of the pictures has been letting sunlight shine on that game for the 10 years he's had it, causing the substantial fade...
Dave

Yeah, 10 years of great use and never cleaned it once.

#4837 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Game Plan
Game/Type: Sharp Shooter/ SS MPU-2, 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1979
Production: 4,200
Cost: Trade
Location: Wallingford (Philadelphia), PA
Contact/Link: cnj.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Game currently is not working but is totally complete. Comes with a bunch of extra parts and manual."

Good time to for somebody to pick this one up. Echo Lake doing another run of MPUs if it needs one.

#4866 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Playboy / SS AS-2518-35, 4 Player
Month/Year: December 1978
Production: 18,250
Cost: Best offer
Location: Mobile, AL
Contact/Link: mobile.craigslist.org link
Condition: Backglass is, well, you figure it out! OP: " It is in need of restoration and I'm taking offers on it."

There's a $100 machine for ya!

#4889 2 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

Who's in the couch?

1 month later
#5001 2 years ago

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CENTER POP ALERT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Fan-Tas-Tic / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1972
Production: 5680
Cost: $795
Location: Lincoln, NE

OP: Game is unique with pop bumper between flippers and roulette wheel, game is completely working, and in very good to excellent condition for its age. Great family game with unpredictable scoring.

From today's Mr. Pinball ad. Game is right here in my hometown. Good seller.

#5013 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Viking / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: December 1979
Production: 2,600
Cost: $500
Location: North Smithfield, RI
Pinsider: edcianci
Link/Contact: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/48135

$400...and I thought he sold it. Apparently, the buyer backed out. I would buy it if I didn't have to ship it so I could put it in my line up of doorbell games.

#5015 2 years ago
Quoted from frunch:

Doorbell games? I've never heard that term. What are they?

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#5020 2 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

...and here's mine. (Does this mean we need to form a club?)

Why yes, I think we do. I'll get it started.

1 week later
#5058 2 years ago
Quoted from darcangeloel:

Is it bad to post my own as a deal in this thread?
Mars god of war in good shape for 700 with new boards and a bunch of other work. I wish I could keep it but my wife is creeped out for some reason.Oh well ill move it and get something else
richmond.craigslist.org link

Two of the most difficult games to find with nice backglasses and there they are side by side. Very nice.

2 weeks later
#5135 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Vector / SS 4 Player
Monty/Year: February 1982
Production: 3,500
Cost: $1400
From Mr. Pinball ads 5/12

OP: "This one is for the advanced collector. If you are interested in a 1982 Bally Vector give me a call and we can go over the details. USA only.
Rich Phone: (314) 402-4488
vmspinball@aol.com, St.louis, Missouri"

In other words, this game has issues (like all Vectors do) and you must have advanced skills to fix it.

3 weeks later
#5279 2 years ago

~~~~~~~~~~ Free......yes FREE!! ~~~~~~~~~~

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Torch / SS 4 Player
Year: 1980
Production: 3880
Cost: FREE
Location: Parker, CO
Contact/Link: lincoln.craigslist.org link

OP: Moving and need pinball game gone. It is free and at the curb. It's yours when you load and haul off. NEEDS TO BE GONE TODAY 6-7-17

Do not call or email as posting will be taken down when it is gone.

Pick at 5615 Quinlin Ct. Parker CO 80134

2 weeks later
#5363 2 years ago
Quoted from Philk:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Space Shuttle
Cost: $550
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Link/Contact: harrisburg.craigslist.org link
Wish I could pick this up, but definitely have too many projects going right now

Bah.....if you have room to store it go get it!

1 week later
#5411 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Magic / SS M-100, 4 Player
Month/Year: August 1979
Production: 2,466
Cost: $425
Location: Elgin (Chicago), IL
Contact/Link: chicago.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Project stern magic pinball... needs work ...
Good cabinets
BG is flaky in some yellow and skin color areas
PF has some wear.. player condition
All mechs are there
All backbox boards are there, no battery damage
The rectifier board that goes to transformer was missing, have spare board and transformer to throw in. (Plus transformer in machine)
Missing player displays
It's a project but it will be a good player"

A little pricey for flaking bg, worn pf and no displays. On the plus side, it looks like the spare transformer may be the coveted transformer for MPU-200 games.

#5451 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Looks like the same seller cancelled the Craigslist ad and reposted. It's no longer $300 or make offer, now it is simply make offer.

Niiiiiiiiice. Seller started an auction. RUN AWAY!!!!!

#5501 2 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.

He's bluffing. If you want to participate in the auction, up your bid a small amount and give him your phone number in case the other "offer" falls through. Then just sit back and wait for the call.

1 month later
#5774 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Premier/Gottlieb
Game/Type: Hollywood Heat / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: June 1986
Production: 3,400
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Spring Break / SS System 80B, 4 Player
Month/Year: April 1987
Production: 3,550
Cost: $600 for both pins
Location: Reno, NV
Contact/Link: reno.craigslist.org link
OP: Two pinball machines Hollywood Heat and Spring Break both need work sat for years not working. $600 cash for both.

Wow I'd be all over that deal if it was in my area.....and if I had somewhere to put them.

#5789 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Premier / Gottlieb
Game/Type: Excalibur / SS System 80B, 4 Player
Mont/Year: November 1988
Production: 1,710
Cost: $800
Location: Raymond (Columbus), OH
Contact/Link: columbus.craigslist.org link
Condition: "works needs cleaned up trade for car or truck lightwieght ar atv dirtbike bangers motorcycles quads g19 ar package decent work van"

3 weeks later
#5935 2 years ago

Sure see lots of Gulfstreams come up for sale.

1 week later
#6038 2 years ago

The upper playfield is clear plexiglass. It's probably just dirty/hazy.

#6061 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

A Hardbody for $350?? Hard to go bodily wrong there! It will probably be needing some board/connector work though. The displays are showing gibberish.

I see what you did there.

#6169 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Playmatic
Game/Type: Space Gambler/SS - 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1978
Production: Unknown
Cost: $150
Location: Osseo, MN
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/713395722178595
OP: Space Gambler. New rubber and ball. Spare boards and some spare parts.

Shows $300 now. Must have got it working and decided to mark it up.

#6236 2 years ago
Quoted from remf:

Bally Eight Ball Champ selling for $700, but I think that's too high considering the left side and front were painted black. what do you think would be a fair offer for this?

Only the left side was painted black, front was always black.

Quoted from CactusJack:

Playfield looks pretty good overall but I can't tell what's going on over on the shooter lane. It almost looks as if it was painted with varnish early on and its coming off here and there. The yellowing seems to be somewhat present on the white inserts so again, varnish or old Varathane. Can't really tell as to the condition of the Backglass, but gotta love all that Nicotine staining in the head!
Since seller states working and no acid damage to the MPU, I really don't know that the $700 is that far off. Possibly $600?

Backglass appears to be peeling along the bottom. I think $600 is a fair price.

1 week later
#6326 2 years ago

I think what pisses people off the most are those guys that post 'want to buy' CL ads EVERY SINGLE DAY, come to your house, chew you down on your price, then list your machine 2 days later at 3 times the price without doing a damn thing to it.

Pretty safe to say none of us are like that. Sure, we like to pick up projects for a bargain. And we even see $$ in our eyes and buy a game knowing we can sell it for more. But at least we fix it, clean it or even restore it before we do. And personally, I like to keep them around awhile and play them first.

#6354 2 years ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

Damn I'd love to have this!

Me too, cool game. Too bad the playfields on these are always blown out.

1 week later
#6537 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

MOVING SALE - THU 10/19 with a pinball machine. Could be a Monster Bash, could be a Paragon, probably a table top $20 toy. You won't know unless you go look at it.
Pickney, MI
Link/Contact: centralmich.craigslist.org link

Considering they also have a jukebox and foosball I'm going to go way out on a limb and say it's a full size pin.

#6626 1 year ago

The backglass looks so good on this one it makes me wonder if it's a translite.

The worst part is Time Warp isn't worth much more fully working. I have one in my queue to resurrect from parts I've collected over the years. I started with a beautiful populated playfield, then got a crappy, but complete cabinet, and finally a NOS backglass with minor issues. If I ever sell it, I'll lose money.

#6646 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

GARAGE SALE - Tomorrow 10/26
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Police Force / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: August, 1989
Production: 4,757
Cost: ?????
Location: Clinton TWP (Detroit), MI
Link/Contact: detroit.craigslist.org link
OP: Multi-family garage sale.
Pinball machine (Police Force), Maclaren Twin Stroller w/original box, automotive collectibles, Avon red glassware Cape Cod, florist supplies, kids Halloween costumes, Halloween-Easter-Christmas items, Nickelodeon player piano, man cave items, old records (78, 33, 45), newer and many vintage sew patterns (some with Hudson's price stickers), Coca Cola bottles, vintage trophy's, child day care commercial play table, early 1900's wedding and portrait photos with holder, Disney VHS tapes (many factory sealed), craft items, many new or nice items for holiday gift giving.
Please note: If you want to purchase the pinball machine, come prepared with van/truck and payment. Holds or partial payments will not be accepted.
Monticello Dr between Aynesley St and Vincenzia Dr
Clinton Twp, MI
Thursday Oct 26, 10a-3p

So did anybody go after this Police Force? Details?

1 week later
#6778 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Scorpion / SS Widebody System 6 4 Player
Month/Year: July 1980
Production: 2,000
Cost: $650
Location: Little Falls, NJ
Seller: Kevin McHugh
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pinball4sale/permalink/1929984507028339/?sale_post_id=1929984507028339&rt=11
OP: Original/ complete/ lights up and that's it. Selling as is..

I had a fully working, shopped Scorpion with new 40-pin interconnect, new ROM sockets, new headers on driver and MPU, new flipper kits, better cabinet, better backglass and similar playfield at Expo for the same price.

It did not sell.

#6786 1 year ago

Is that the Pro or LE Ryan?

#6840 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

FIFTEEN PINBALL MACHINES - GARAGE SALE TOMORROW!
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Contact/Link: wichitafalls.craigslist.org link
There are 15 pins that I can identify, plus several that I can't. Here is a list of the pins that I can identify:
Wizard!
Captain Fantastic
Bally Playboy
Bally Star Trek
Flash
Black Knight*
Pharaoh*
Stellar Wars
Black Hole*
Eight Ball
Mata Hari
Strikes and Spares
Firepower
Gorgar
Tri Zone
*Does anyone want to pick one of these up for me? Please! ?

Looks like there's a classic Stern on the end with the red cabinet, but I don't know what game it is.

Quoted from vdojaq:

The others are :
Lost World
Evel Knievel
High Deal
Strike Zone
Genie

EDIT: I think you may be right. The game on the end may be Genie......or.......it could be Sharpshooter.

1 month later
#7534 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffc:

That buzzing is over the top.

Except that it's not an EM.

#7551 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Project Pin Parts!
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Type: Two used widebody playfield glasses
Cost: Free!
Location: Centennial (Denver), CO
Contact/Link: denver.craigslist.org link
Condition: Used. OP: "Up for grabs are a couple of used widebody Gottlieb Pinball playfield glass (Black Hole, Haunted House, etc.) "

Wow, wish I was there. I could use one of those.

1 week later
#7640 1 year ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

Found this playfield on Craigslist.
sandiego.craigslist.org link

Me want.

#7650 1 year 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.

Love the glass on that one.

#7656 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Not a bad deal for $275. A shame about the backglass.

Got some go-funny inserts to fix too.

I liked this game in my youth. So simple conceptually, but hard to complete.

2 weeks later
#7809 1 year ago

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

#7811 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

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

True, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy it if those posts weren't missing. That glass is probably as good as you're going to find. Playfield looked better than most too.

2 weeks later
#7912 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

This might be interesting. I've never seen one before: sacramento.craigslist.org link

Everything in that garage is from the 70's.

#7933 1 year ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Those chewed-on looking edges of the apron cards have me concerned...

You can see the mouse pee on the playfield.

3 weeks later
#8069 1 year ago
Quoted from SergioJ:

A variety of projects listed in this thread;
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/so-i-found-these
I’m assuming they’re located somewhere near Corpus Christi. Prices not known but a few desirable aNd other EM and early SS games listed there like;
WMS Club House - 1958
Bally Circus - 1957
Bally Nitro Groundshaker
CC Sound Stage
CC Festival
WMS Smart Set
There’s a few other games shown in the pics there when you take a look through, not sure what’s available and what’s not from the original post....

That Nitro Groundshaker looks amazing! The mylar saved it. Also a Sharpshooter and an Eight Ball Deluxe in there for you SS seekers.

#8070 1 year ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

No, at work and have medical problems right now worried over. I am hoping it's not the C word.

Oh man I hope not too. Good luck and I hope all your tests are negative.

1 month later
#8262 1 year ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Star Race / SS Widebody 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1980
Production: 870 (!)
Cost: $700
Location: Little Rock, AR
Link/Contact: littlerock.craigslist.org link
OP: All four flippers, bumpers, sound, &kickback hole work perfectly, it is a fast action game. The problem is, sometimes when you turn it on, the score lights don't light up, and you can't play. When they light up you can play, there is a loose connection, or maybe a fuse out, somewhere. It needs some minor work. All the glass and cabinet are in great condition.

Crazy how a game I've never seen in 30 years of collecting suddenly starts coming out of the woodwork within the last year.

Saw one for sale locally last summer - should have bought it
Played one at Expo last fall
A couple of Pinsiders have picked one up in recent months
Keith Holbrook is restoring one from his personal collection
And now this one...

1 month later
#8614 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Galaxy / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1980
Production: 4,947
Cost: $675
Location: Elgin (Chicago), IL
Seller: Scott Cook
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pinballenthusiasts/search/?query=scott
From the description and pictures of the displays looks like a working pin, but at a project pin price.
OP: Stern Galaxy $675 No Acid damage boards appear to be good ..Sorry for poor pitcher quality

Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hardbody / SS System 6803 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1987
Production: 2,000
Cost: $600
Location: Elgin (Chicago), IL
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pinballenthusiasts/search/?query=scott
Looks like a working pin for a project pin price.
OP: Bally Hardbody needs to be shopped but electronics work. Not acid damage $600

Looks like a 2-for-1 deal to me.

1 month later
#9477 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Manufacturer: Atari
Game/Type: Airborne Avenger
Month/Year: Sept. 1977
Production: 3,420
Cost: $600
Location: St. Joe Missouri
Contact/Link: kansascity.craigslist.org link
NOT WORKING - Atari Airborne Avenger - PINBALL MACHINE - NOT WORKING
$600 FIRM - This will part out for more on ebay , That is what I plan to do if it does not sell for the $600
call or txt 8one63nine0four2seven5
NO SPAM , NO LO-BALLERS

$600 for non-working? I guess he'll be parting this one out. Apparently, he's never worked on an Atari pin before.

#9569 1 year ago
Quoted from newovad:

Tri Zone
SS machine
Williams, 1979
7,250 produced
Price: $200
Tonganoxie, KS (outside of Kansas City)
Link: kansascity.craigslist.org link
lights up but won't reset to play. You load you haul

I want that bad.

2 weeks later
#9901 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Because Project Pinsters are often around and trying to remove mouse urine and feces I need to make you aware of this concern. You may have heard of the hantavirus outbreak that killed some people in the desert southwest, called The 1993 Four Corners Hantavirus Outbreak. From Wikipedia, "From April to May 1993, there were 24 reported cases. Twelve of those people died, or 50% mortality rate. Of the 24 cases, 14 were Native Americans, nine were non-Hispanic white and one was Hispanic."
You may not be aware that hantavirus is mostly dormant during periods of droughts when mice populations decline. When mouse populations boom, the number of contacts with humans increase and the number of cases of HPS increase. However, the hantavirus is still out there. A woman was killed this year from the hantavirus in New Mexico.
From the CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/pdf/hps_brochure.pdf
"Facts About Hantaviruses"
"Hantaviruses are a group of viruses that may be carried by some rodents. Some hantaviruses can cause a rare but deadly disease called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The disease is called HPS for short."
"While HPS is a very rare disease, cases have occurred in all regions of the United States except for Alaska and Hawaii."
"Only some kinds of mice and rats can give people hantaviruses that can cause HPS. In North America, they are the deer mouse, the white-footed mouse, the rice rat, and the cotton rat. However, not every deer mouse, white-footed mouse, rice rat, or cotton rat carries a
hantavirus. Other rodents, such as house mice, roof rats, and Norway rats, have never been known to give people HPS. Since it is hard to tell if a mouse or a rat carries a hantavirus, it is best to avoid all wild mice and rats and to safely clean up any rodent urine, droppings, or nests in your home."
"People get HPS when they breath in hantaviruses. This can happen when rodent urine and droppings that contain a hantavirus are stirred up into the air. People can also become infected when they touch mouse or rat urine, droppings, or nesting materials that contain the virus and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. They can also get HPS from a mouse or rat bite."
You shouldn't be overly concerned every time you buy a pinball machine that mice have used for their hotel. Like electricity, you do need to have a healthy respect for the disease.
These are some of the guidelines that I have used in the past or will be using in the future when disinfecting a pinball machine with mouse/rat urine and feces:
Do NOT bring the machine in the house or garage unless you must.
Do NOT vacuum or try to sweep up the feces.
DO take the mech board, cabinet, playfield and whatever parts show signs of urine or feces outdoors to disinfect.
DO wear a mask sufficient for filtering out small particles.
DO wet the urine and feces with a mixture of water and bleach in a spray bottle.
DO use paper towels to remove the urine and feces. Repeat until area has been thoroughly cleaned. Dispose of paper towels properly in the garbage.
DO paint the area of urine and feces after drying, if possible.
In addition, the CDC recommends wearing rubber or plastic gloves, washing them in a disinfectant after use and then disposing into the garbage.
According to the CDC, the proper bleach to water solution is:
"Mix 1 ½
cups of household bleach with 1
gallon of water. Smaller amounts can
be made with 1 part bleach and 9
parts water."
If you are going to be cleaning out a pinball machine with obvious signs of mouse activity, it is a good idea to read the entire CDC article.
https://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/pdf/hps_brochure.pdf
Stay safe out there!

Important safety tip, Pecos. Thanks!

#9928 1 year ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

I don't understand the "lack of love" for Magic and the low selling price compared to other Classic Bally & Stern machines? This is a fairly low production machine you don't see come up for sale often yet no one seems to care about it? Or at least the "average selling price" indicates no one cares about it.

I think the fact that all the ones I've seen at shows played like crap is the biggest reason for me. I like the artwork and if I could buy one for a decent price I'd set it up properly and would probably like it. Same goes for Dracula.

#10008 1 year ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

You can usually find a pallet or ten outside grocery stores like Kroger, around the back where the semis deliver. Buy a $10 pack of the neon orange ratchet straps at Harbor Freight...maybe a roll of shrinkwrap and cardboard or whatever your padding items of choice are when shipping. When you have it all packed and strapped to the pallet, take it to the back door at the Fastenal store. Knock on the back door, give them the password, and they'll take your pallet and ship it.

That's how it works for us, but he's referring to the person who has no interest in pinball and just wants to get rid of their machine(s). They make you break it down and haul it off. They don't even want to touch it much less go get a pallet, wrap and straps, then drag it off to a shipper.

1 week later
#10179 1 year ago
Quoted from mrpilkington:

Talked to the person. It's been changed to "best offer." Guessing there was a wee bit of initial interest. Not a scam. Although I'm not there.

i.e. auction

#10263 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Here is something you can do with your old pinballs. Glue a pinball to an ugly rubber doll's hand, call it 'The Pinball Machine Wizard' and sell it for $50!
Cost: $50
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Contact/Link: miami.craigslist.org link
Condition: "SOLID SOFT RUBBER DOLL."
[quoted image]

Looks like a Hobbit topper.

#10340 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

If I were closer............

......you'd still be 4-1/2 hours behind me.

#10344 1 year ago
Quoted from Tomahawkjim:

I wish I was this close. I could use a new playfield for mine.

I'd love a new playfield. Hurry up CPR and push it into the queue.

#10429 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Seven project pinball machines as one lot
Sinbad
Incredible Hulk
Dragon
Pinball Pool
Cleopatra
Solar Ride
Close Encounters
Cost: $5,000 for all seven
Location: Corona, CA
Contact/Link: inlandempire.craigslist.org link
OP: All machines have backglasses have been stored for safekeeping. Contact by text only

OP probably started working on one of these and said, "The hell with this!"

2 weeks later
#10620 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

And a barn find, maybe. No evidence at this point.

If it's been stored with that fridge, then there will definitely be some rusty parts to clean up.......unless monkeys flung poo on the fridge.

2 months later
#11303 10 months ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Is anyone able to see this listing on FB?
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463647494161527/
I would like to get in touch with the seller.
Thanks,
Eric

I can see it. Game has been marked sold.

EDIT: Never mind.

#11333 10 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Hi-Lo Ace / EM
Year: October, 1973
Production: 2,500
Cost: $400
Location: Gainesville, VA
Seller: Scott Brody
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/groups/?multi_permalinks=2404345246259717&notif_id=1544804528683659&notif_t=group_activity
OP: Working but needs a shop job back God’s is great. Sides painted.
$400
Pick up in 20155

Would love to get one of these someday. Played one at Expo that was setup really nice and got hooked on it. One fast EM.

1 month later
#11582 8 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Game: Counterforce
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Type: SS 4 Player
Month/Year: August 1080
Production: 3,870
Cost: $300
Location: Shawnee, KS
Seller: Lance Hinson
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midwestarcade/?fref=nf
OP: Sold as is needs work won’t boot. No time to mess with it.

PM sent. Hope it's still available.

#11603 8 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Game: Counterforce
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Type: SS 4 Player
Month/Year: August 1080
Production: 3,870
Cost: $300
Location: Shawnee, KS
Seller: Lance Hinson
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midwestarcade/?fref=nf
OP: Sold as is needs work won’t boot. No time to mess with it.

Quoted from dothedoo:

PM sent. Hope it's still available.

Counterforce was sold.
But he had a decent Xenon that I picked up.

2 months later
#12113 6 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I got to play a Bobby Orr at TPF. Maybe it was not set up correctly; I’m not sure. But it was a slow playing snoozer for me. I played 2 balls and walked.

I'll let you play mine after I redo it. It'll wake you up.

3 weeks later
#12327 5 months ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

Arrrgh! I could really use a donor late 70's Bally cabinet and head, and you've got a free EK set that would be perfect for my project. If it weren't 850 miles away from me.
Thanx for your post....very nice of you to make this offer. I'd hate to see it go to the landfill!

Quoted from shimoda:

You and me both!

Me three.

2 months later
#12752 3 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

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.

Same here. Missed a Stern Cheetah that was gone in minutes I'm guessing.

#12763 3 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Price dropped to $250

Wanna nab that and bring it to TPF for me?

#12769 3 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Sorry but I’ve flown the last two years and will next year as well

Hang it from the plane?

#12792 3 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Update. A local collector picked up the Memory Lane. I remembered that a collector in a neighboring state asked me to look out for one as he played this title a lot growing up. I gave the local collector the other guys contact info so that when he’s ready to sell it, someone who really wants it will get it.

Glad it went to someone who will really appreciate it.

1 week later
#12944 89 days ago

Posted on Mr. Pinball today:

Millionaire and Bally Lost World, 1988 Williams: $1000
I am actually selling a Bally Lost World and a Williams Millionaire for $1000. Lost World is complete, but the CPU is locked (no flashes) and the backglass is terrible. Millionaire is complete, but adjustment error message.

Located in Byron, Georgia.

ME: Wish I was closer, this is a great deal. Millionaire adjustment failures are common due to the flaky switches on the roulette wheel.

#12946 89 days ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Minneapolis craigslist had an actual cheap project for once.
Bally 8-ball project.
Needs backglass and apparently the only boards present are the displays.
Playfield doesn't look too bad actually, but does need some touchups for sure.
It is cheap at $150. I'd probably grab it if, if it was closer.
minneapolis.craigslist.org link

I’m waiting for that Flash Gordon to be posted.

#12950 89 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

I wouldn't wait, I'd contact them now and ask.....

I did, and he’s going to restore the FG. He has a CPR playfield set. It’s going to be a nice game.

#12963 88 days 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.

1) Xenon - This is the only one I can confirm I bought from a post in this thread. It wasn’t the game listed (Counterforce), but was another game he had for sale. It’s currently sitting folded in my queue. I just received a CPR playfield and plastics for it. I have a couple other projects I want to get to first, then I will do the restoration.

2) Getaway - I can’t remember if bluespin tipped me directly or in this thread, but it was a working game that I fully shopped and have in my lineup.

3) Agents 777 - Saw here or CL ad, don’t know. I fixed it, shopped it, played it for a while and put it in storage. I’m keeping it around in case I need to use it as a test bed for a Cyclopes build, then I’ll sell it.

#13056 84 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Absolutely nothing on the PF, and the least sexy girl in all of pinball on the BG.

Yeah but she's got the chain mail over the landing strip.

#13059 83 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

That she does. But teal on the game? Just made it uglier. They should have kept the early production BG and that color scheme.[quoted image][quoted image]

True true. But that might entice people to play it.

#13134 78 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

The game is in landfill 32/33 years ago.

Why would you throw it away with only the flippers gone?

#13175 75 days ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

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

At least we now know where the backglass art came from.

#13196 74 days ago
Quoted from sndchaser:

Never heard of that machine. It looks so terrible!

I have an Agents 777. Quirky little game, not their best work. I have a couple of videos on my YouTube channel.

#13273 70 days ago
Quoted from HHaase:

I'd be interested in the Raven for some disturbing reason.
-Hans

That is disturbing.

#13428 65 days ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

First pinball I ever remember playing. Spent several nickels trying to win a game. It was in the game room at Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii. We're there to look at a live volcano and I'm like "let me play another game!" Always a soft spot for that one. If ever one comes up for sale close enough I will MAKE room.

Not your Old Chicago, I would presume. Ever since I played that one of yours at TPF I have been searching for a decent play field. Thankfully CPR is finally going to put them out. I'll be snatching one up for my Multi-Bally project.

My friend has an El Toro he’d like to get out of his garage. If you want it we could bring it to TPF next year.

1 week later
#13544 57 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Valley old Chicago and Magnotron
OP: These are two vintage pinball machines. Both work. The Magnatron is from the 1950s. The "hole value" kicker in the middle works 80% of the time, but may need to be replaced for efficiency. The Old Chicago is from the late 1960s and has a humming sounds when it turns on. A cleaning tune up should resolve that. Otherwise they are in great condition and the asking price is $350 each.

Only off by a decade or two....

#13617 54 days ago
Quoted from steviechs:

200 would be a good pickup, but 400 isn't really that off base for a working 70's Williams game. Olympic Hockey is fun as a 2 player seeing who can score more goals.

Especially if it’s a game you’ve been looking for.

#13676 50 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Didn't need another project, but when they pop up in my very same town, they're hard to resist: snatched up this Bally Knockout today. It was a slight gamble because it was in a storage unit with no power available to see if anything worked. Backglass is immaculate, pf has a little wear here and there but overall pretty decent (missing right spinner, pop bumpers need updating), all plastics intact. Got it home and powered up, seems to have a few minor issues (e.g. score reel reset relay not getting triggered, 1000 switch sticking somewhere, only seems to want to start in 2p mode), but nothing I shouldn't be able to work through, hopefully. Overall it seemed to play fine, flippers are strong, should be fun!
[quoted image]

Beautiful game!

1 week later
#13876 38 days ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Not my style but nobody is forcing anyone to buy/sell. It's a matter of perspective. What's the difference between this and any stock or commodity? This is still America last I checked. The "flipper" is still taking a risk and having to manage the transaction. More power to him/her I say.

Yeah but no doubt the flipper tried to talk the seller down on price before he immediately turned around and listed it for 3x.

2 weeks later
#14306 18 days ago
Quoted from e-rock:

$75 Argosy, can’t beat that.
siouxcity.craigslist.org link

I sense an auction starting.

#14381 12 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

How about I come pick up your Flash Gordon and you keep your Vector?

Quoted from AUKraut:

Ahhhhh.....no!

Try again Earthling!

#14506 6 days ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Yup... and if you did that... and spent that kind of money... it would be cheaper to just
get a good working game.

Remember, the last non-working project QS sold for $5000.

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