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Post Project Pins for sale here - CL, eBay, Pinside and others

By Pecos

4 years ago

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#5239 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

I think he farted too close to the front panel of that 300.

Looks like a pile of $50-$100 spare parts to me.

#5283 2 years ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

Curious...Are there any pinsiders near this^^^^
Bally Time Zone that could buy it and bring it to Pintastic and I'll give you $700 cash in your hand? Or Paypal F+F,.PM me and let's work the details.

Just missed a real nice Time Zone in CT down by the casinos, going to its new owner on Saturday morning.

Let it go to a friend for $600


#5301 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Blackout / SS System 6, 4 Player
Month/Year: June 1980
Production: 7,050
Cost: $650
Location: Enid (Oklahoma City), OK
Contact/Link: oklahomacity.craigslist.org link
Condition: "...everything works but one flipper, which worked fine earlier, but must have a short now. Valued at over $1,000.00."

Pity, I'd have a go at it for that price. Too far from home..

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#5398 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Mini Cycle / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: February 1970
Production: 885 (!)
Cost: $150
Location: Lubbock, TX
Link/Contact: lubbock.craigslist.org link

A pin based on mini-bikes? Who knew! I'd buy it in a heart beat, why does it have to be so far away??!!


#5402 2 years ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Pretty boring game, but if you are a mini-bike enthusiast, why not? The price is right.

Some games I like for the game play, others for the art.. This one strikes me as rather whimsical and would not mind having it considering the price is right.

#5456 2 years ago

I sent an offer for $75

Need someone to offer $50 next.

#5463 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Pot 'O' Gold / EM 2 Player
Features: Backbox animation
Month/Year: June 1965
Production: 1,800
Cost: $200 Firm
Location: Rio Rancho (Albuquerque), NM
Contact/Link: albuquerque.craigslist.org link
Condition: "... was told it Powers up power cord looks a little sketchy to me comes with new power cord ,balls ,new bumpers and everything's there it's all complete"

My kind of project.

#5472 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

OP: Up for sale is Hearts And Spades, a pinball machine made by Gottlieb in 1969. Rare non-wedgehead wedgehead. Game appears to be complete. Very nice original backglass. Hearts and Spades has heavy wear to the playfield and is not working. Please see the pictures. Too many projects over here, so I need to thin the heard. Please message me with any questions.

I like the look of that machine, another one to keep an eye out for.

#5474 2 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I've had a Hearts and Spades for about a month. It's a nice game. Simple but fun.

Life is complex enough, I like simple games to unwind.

#5515 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

OP: For sale: Vintage 1969 Gottlieb Aquarius Pinball machine, worth $2,000.

In your dreams pal.

#5521 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

The poster of the Craigslist add thinks that it is worth $2,000, not me. OP means original poster.

I know and my comment was directed at the CL seller.

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#5619 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

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

As soon as I get it sorted out I'll be happy to post!

#5620 2 years ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Someone from CT just picked it up this morning.

My wife and I had a busy day today, 12 hour road trip! Pity I can't do any serious work to any of them till Spirit of '76 is back together.

Many thanks to Colson and and his gracious wife and Todd at TNT who regaled us with tales while we were there. Very enjoyable trip!


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#5642 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Some appear to be a little bit rough around the edges but, hey, you just don't find deals like this anymore. I'd grab them if I could get them in one go.
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Apollo / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: June 1967
Production: 3,100

Very fond of single player Williams, I'd love to have that Apollo and fix it up.

#5643 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

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

Not any more:

Right flipper is fussy, needs a new coil and the elastics are beat.

#5645 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

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

I have a shot gun approach where I simply pull the main board and go through everything- inspect every solder joint, clean, lube and adjust every switch and relay. I figure it has to be done any way after 50 years of service and neglect. I also found one bonus unit had been assembled wrong, some relays were out of adjustment, a scoring reel switch was off and the match unit coil and plunger was missing.

Still have to pull the scoring reels and clean, lube and adjust switches and for some reason the special lamps for the out lanes never light regardless of score. I can wait till a diagram from PBR shows up before exploring what is going on there. Then I'll know what activates them and chase down the problem.

#5682 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Space Mission / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1976
Production: 11,652
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Highways / EM 1 Player
Features: From IPDB: "This game featured "Styling of the 60's" with a new cabinet design having anodized aluminum trim and tapered tubular chromium steel legs. A shelf with cigarette holder allowed for placement of drinks and increased the length by six inches. The plywood bottom was increased from 1/4-inch to 3/4 inch in thickness. Williams used this cabinet design on several games during 1960-1961."
Month/Year: March 1961
Production: 600 (!)
Cost: $400 OBO
Location: Pembroke (Boston), MA
Contact/Link: boston.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Two machines one worked last time used and highways needs some love. Have repair manuals with schematics too. Make an offer. "

A friend of mine gave me a heads up yesterday, tempted but full plate at the moment and after driving a few thousand miles in the last 2 weeks a little burned out.

1 week later
#5764 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Sing Along / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: September 1967
Production: 3,300
Cost: $400 OBO
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Contact/Link: albuquerque.craigslist.org link
Condition: "It is missing the original glass top and needs minor work to turn on. If fixed up it would be worth a lot."

Maybe its a fuse? snark.

Fails to mention cab repaint or worn playfield..

Title I would not mind having on day, wife found Melody charming at Pintastic.

#5771 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Sometimes you just never get a response for whatever reason. It happens.

I'm dealing with that now. I think some of it is they sell quick and cannot be bothered to take the ad down.

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#5812 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

~~~~~~Mr. Pinball Classifieds~~~~~~
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Sky Divers / Electro-mechanical (EM) 1 Player
Month/Year: February 1964
Production: 2,250
Cost: $200
Location: Hanover, Pennsylvania, PA
OP: Non-working, fairly decent condition, definitely restorable. I will also throw in spare parts, Bally Rocket III head and Bally Hang Glider cabinet with populated playfield. Includes original schematic and a copy.

GONE! Missed it.

#5818 2 years ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

Big Valley
Bally (1970) 2,500 made
$100.00 get it NOW!
texoma.craigslist.org link

Bally loved that table setup! I squint and I can see my 'ol Time Zone play field.

#5830 2 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

Manufacturer: Allied Leisure
Game/Type: Getaway / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: Nov. 1977
Cost: $400 obo (!)
Location: Riverview, FL
ebay.com link » Allied Leisure Getaway Pinball
Includes a major infestation of some sort of beetle. Get out the flamethrower.

Termites. Looks like a $50 parts machine to me!

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#5896 2 years ago
Quoted from RonSS:

I don't know, I think I would have at least turned the machine ON to try and sell this!!!

Its just a fuse!

#5910 2 years ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Must be the going rate, here is one by me for the same price:

A very satisfactory transaction.

Nice drive there and back with the Mrs., light traffic, great seller, machine in decent shape and home owned for a number of years and had two wiring diagrams and a raft of other documents and parts.

Odd problem with the replay relay only seeing half wall voltage, need to trace that out. Cleaned up the Jones plugs which got things going when manually triggering the relay and played several games. I'm a sucker for backglass animations and 60's Bally/Williams pins.

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#5912 2 years ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Ha! Gdonovan, I'm going to start charging you a finder's fee!
EMs scare me. Glad you can bring these puppies back to life.

Actually I had my eyeballs on it for a few days since it popped up on my twice daily trawl of the interwebs =)

Surprised the NJ Delta Queen is not gone, down to $250! The playfield does not appeal to me or I would have scooped that up on the same trip.

Really need to move along 4-5 titles that I have referb'd and decided we like other titles better. Wife is really liking Star Action, might have finally dethroned High Flyer as her favorite and I can move it (High Flyer) along.

Not my favorite but she loves the game a bunch, real poor spinner placement by Chicago Coin on that one.

#5922 2 years ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

ronss I felt the same way. Was totally intimidated by them until I took nicovolta's EM class.
Kicking myself for a few EM's I passed on because of that.

You do get your tough ones! Lucky Strike is going to be interesting, I'm still puzzling over how a 120 volt coil can have 43 volts going to it... with nothing going on.

#5939 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Tropic Isle / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: May 1971
Production: 2,700
Cost: $350 FIRM
Location: Johnston, RI (Providence)
Contact/Link: providence.craigslist.org link
OP: tropic isle pinball as is not working complete
350 firm nice backglass
no text no scams no checks

Been for sale for months, seller does not answer e-mails.

#5946 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Have you tried reverse psychology? Post a Craigslist ad Wanted old Gottlieb pinball machines, private collector, top dollar paid?

Not that interested in the title to be frank, but I think someone else did post an ad specifically targeting the seller asking them to get hold of him.

#5978 2 years ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

I played it when it first came out and yes it was not one of favorites. But does bring back memories of me young playing Big Ben pinball. Should they just be giving them away? Nic must love it when he has to work on one.

In honor of this posting I'll offer up this fully shopped example for $300

New elastics, ball and scoring motor, fully tuned up.

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#5981 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

You're.. not comin' to York, are you?

Afraid not this year.

#5986 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

You're.. not comin' to York, are you?

I might just- If your serious drop me an PM so we could arrange details.

There is a pin down in the York area I'm interested in but not worth the trip alone (in truth a bit overpriced for condition, but I'm stubborn at times) if I could bring a few pins.. then it would be worth it.

Anyone interested in fully tuned up Full House or Spirit of '76? $400 each or interested in 60's Ballys in trade, delivered to York. I'm losing my rear on both, the Spirit in particular so can't offer further discount on the price.


Edit- Also have an Orbit, $300. Works good but skips player 2 and 4.

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#5989 2 years ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

GDonovan I'll take it along with the Orbit for what did I say $375.00? When can you deliver them here to me in Indiana? Maybe you can get Nic to look at that Orbit for me? By the way I have seen more Orbits here with problems than I want to.

Is that flaking or just the flash on that Spirit picture? I would on both if they had no issues to deal with and you made all four pins for say $1,200.00?

1) My wife said no trips to Indiana, sorry!

2) Pics of Spirit of '76 can be found here-


3) I would not sell them for $300 each as a package, I'm fairly sure if I dropped the price to $300 each on the local CL (where they are listed for $500-$600 each) they would be gone inside a few days and I would not have to load and deliver them to York.

The price above is the price above of which I'm already losing money and generously offering to Pinside members. The price for Big Ben was offered half in jest but I'll stand behind it.

#5992 2 years ago
Quoted from Grayman_EM:

I did find another Orbit where the guy put a switch in to make it a one player game because he had problems with the other players on the machine.

That was mine.

I have a few Ballys and Williams I'm in the process of restoring and just don't have the time to devote to working on the Orbit further.

#5996 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Wow gdonovan lots of work put into that Spirit of '76. $400 is crazy cheap for all that effort!
I've got a Bally Expressway and Grand Tour up for trade or sale. Looking for either? PM if you'd like to discuss... cheers & keep up the good work.

Yup, crazy amount of work on that one! Glad I could bring it back though and the experience was good practice. Someone will get a great playing machine and it will continue on.. Pity we just seem to not like games with drop targets.


#6003 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Pinside Achievement Spoiler Alert: If you are ever fortunate to reach 35 pins, your Pinside achievement is 'Rediculous Collection,' the sixth achievement in the collection category! Rediculous is right.

It just might be a possible future, already currently at 21 and determined to pair down to just the ones we really like.. and then another will trickle in.. Lucky Strike is pretty fun so might be here awhile.. and still looking for that wood rail... Looking for a Sheba too.. Hay Ride hasn't turned up yet.. you know how it goes..


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#6192 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

~~~~~Mr. Pinball Classifieds~~~~~
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Night Rider / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1976
Production: 7,000
Cost: $350
Location: Medford, Massachusetts, 02155, six miles north of Boston, MA
OP: Machine has a nice play. It was in running order before being put away. Needs contacts cleaned because it does not reset properly now. Playfield in good condition, showing some wear. Backglass is good. Cabinet paint has wear and looks tired. I can send pictures, so contact me if interested.

Great game!

I just cleaned and waxed up our EM version and added some tasteful LED in spots (generally speaking the pf is fairly dark) and the game is always a joy to play.

#6248 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Dipsy Doodle / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: December 1970
Production: Unknown
Cost: $350 OBO
Location: Litchfield (Manchester), NH
Contact/Link: nh.craigslist.org link
Condition: Someone went a tad wild on the cabinet spider-webbing. I didn't know that Williams pins had spider-webbing! Original cabinet Pointy People artwork GONE!! OP: "Machine does turn on, great machine for a tinker! Son purchased from Arcade but went back to college before he could doing anything with it! Just trying to get what was paid!"

Thought about this one, would like the single player version Doodle Bug more I think after seeing at Pintastic.. not on my bucket list though.

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#6406 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Listed 23 days ago??
Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Moon Shot / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: August 1969
Production: Unknown
Cost: $300
Location: Between Reno and Sacramento on I80, NV/CA
Contact/Link: goldcountry.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Hello, I have this old 1969 moonshot 4 player pinball machine up for grabs. It does need some work and legs to stand on."

First time I have seen one for sale aside from mine which was a private forum deal.

Someone save it! One of Chicago Coins better games.

#6427 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Tag Sale FRI 10/13 and SAT 10/14
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Big Star /EM 1 player
Year: July 1961
Production: 1,130
Cost: ????
Location: Colchester (New London), CT
Link/Contact: newlondon.craigslist.org link
OP: "it needs repair"

1972, not 1961

#6445 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Tag Sale FRI 10/13 and SAT 10/14
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Big Star /EM 1 player
Year: July 1972
Production: 1,130
Cost: ????
Location: Colchester (New London), CT
Link/Contact: newlondon.craigslist.org link
OP: "it needs repair"

I'm just the man for the job.

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#6488 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

While this isn't a project, this is a really great EM pin that rarely comes up for sale and should be listed at $1,000 in my opinion.

Nice looking playfield!

#6489 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Ski Club /EM 1 player
Year: March 1965

Pity I don't facebook, I'd go take a look for that one.

#6491 2 years ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

It’s listed by pinsider ejacques so shoot him a message.

Thanks, I dropped him a note.

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#6625 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Originally posted for over $1,000. The backglass is trashed. This still looks like a $100 parts machine.
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bus Stop / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: October 1964
Production: 825 (!)
Cost: $500
Location: Conyers, GA
Seller: Shirley White
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/26863723030864

If picked up for parts, I'd be interested in a plastic on the playfield.

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#6760 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

When I used to play pinball at the Student Union at the University of Arizona, this game showed up, restored, seven years after it was made. It's a fun game which surprised me since it was a 2" flipper game when all of the pinball machines of that era had 3" flippers. I liked it most because easy to beat by getting the specials lit and saving me many quarters!
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Ding Dong / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: February 1968
Production: 1,850
Cost: $350
Location: Lees Summit (Kansas City), MO/KS
Contact/Link: kansascity.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Cabinet and playfield are in great condition. Unfortunitly, the backglass is broken but it has been sealed together as shown in photos. Game has been shopped out and plays great. A unique family-friendly game."

We have this one, a favorite in the line up.

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#6765 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

OP: Husband passed and now selling all his collection of Classic Toys, Tiger, Christmas Ornaments and Animated Decor, Yard Displays, Halloween Props, Pool Table, Juke Box, Rare Gottlieb Around The World Pinball Machine, Movie Memorabilia, Scooter, Furniture, Etc...

Sad, my wife will be doing the same one day I wager.

#6814 2 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Nice score for someone!!

I'd show up with a truck and cash and make off with the lot if the price was right.

Some folks think they are sitting on a gold mine. There is a place up the street that has "tag sales" and they think everything they have for sale is in high demand and priced accordingly. 3-4 figures for beer signs, I kid you not.

Been watching too many TV shows.

#6828 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Seems the chickens pecked that backglass to death. Better stick to the egg biz, methinks...

I was tempted to make an offer... and looked at the glass and passed.

#6853 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

gdonovan, are you selling your Bus Stop?

Yes, I'm trying to pare back and have too many projects.

I'm more inclined towards single player machines than two player units with some exceptions.

Planning on listing Bus Stop and Ship Ahoy on Pinside later tomorrow.

Currently in the repair/restore queue: Finish Grand Tour painting, everything on Sky Divers, re-theme of Star Action, Bazaar full tune up and repaint, Touchdown full paint job, Double Action repair and cosmetics.

#6912 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Eh, probably not worth the trouble. I'm just kind of surprised it wasn't gone instantly.

I was thinking about calling, could be saved with some carpentry work...

#6990 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Valiant / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: August 1962
Production: 1,050 (!)
Cost: $200
Seller: Vince Bliss
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/740083386176767/
OP: Very old has all parts nothing taken off but will not work was working but can’t firgure it out

Pity it is in TN, I like those old Williams.

#7007 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Trio / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: July 1965
Production: 750 (!)
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: MiniZag / EM 1 Player
Features: Zipper Flippers
Month/Year: February 1968
Production: 1,172
Cost: $300
Location: Lebanon, NJ
Seller: Gregory John
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299213816922644/permalink/856436551200365/?sale_post_id=856436551200365&rt=11
OP: Both play, but need tuning. I would like to sell both or trade the 2 for 1 in better shape.

FYI- This guy is fishing, pins are not for sale.

Offered to buy both and he declined.

"What do I have to trade"

#7025 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

somebody go get dat!

That is a great deal and they don't show up that often.

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#7067 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Atlantis / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: January 1975
Production: 2,225
Cost: $350
Location: Crescent (Pittsburgh), PA
Contact/Link: pittsburgh.craigslist.org link
Condition: "this is very collectible pinball machine , it is a project machine."

Mentioned in another thread, unit is junk and missing parts.

#7136 2 years ago
Quoted from igo4rams:

Most people don't even want to touch the game let alone pack, find a pallet, strap and drop off.

This could be a problem with some people- I sold a game to a board member who took care of the shipping, I just had to get it ready for transport which I did at my own time and expense. There was finding of a proper pallet, a roll of shrink wrap, 2 rolls of tape, a boat load of cardboard, 3 ratchet straps and four+ hours of my time before it was wrapped to my satisfaction.

That can be a lot to ask of some folks who only know the other person via internet and have limited time/space available.

#7139 2 years ago
Quoted from Joker2415:

I'm still fairly new to this stuff....But the Idea scares me a little. Paypal, having someone pick it up, etc...
Especially, when trying to sell a project(I've only ever sold 2). I'd much rather sell it cash in person. Maybe my fears will change a little once I get to know the community better. In my mind there are just too many things that can go wrong! On all sides if you don't really know any of the people you are dealing with.
You are taking a lot of responsibility on your name for even picking it up for someone you've never met on the internet. Just say they back out of payment after the machine has left? And you were the guy that picked it up? How does that work?
I'm just speaking in general. Not really directing that at Bluespin. Just thoughts after reading the thread and why I wouldn't be quick to say "ya, I'll go pick that up and drop it off." Not that I wouldn't want to help, I've been burned too many times to not consider everything without really knowing anyone.

I can only speak of the one "over phone and e-mail transaction" that I have done. Did my due diligence; checked forum postings by buyer, did online search of name/handles to make sure there were no outstanding warnings or complaints. In my other hobby, cars, there is no shortage of.. shady characters and usually if they are going to jake someone out of cash they are habitual about it and reputation of said transaction follows them like a trail.

At some point you have to still decide.

Seller looked legit, nice guy on the phone and no skeezy trail. I try to put myself in his shoes as well because in the end if legit he is sticking his neck out to a stranger on the other end of a phone too. I offered references, detailed pictures, feedback from other sites like Ebay and Heatware, etc. He transferred funds direct to my bank, sent me e-mail proof and I finished "shopping the machine" out, packaged it up and delivered it to work where it was picked up by the transport company.

It made it there safe and sound and everyone was happy.

#7141 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

seshpilot You are not remembering what transpired correctly. I posted in this forum asking if someone in the Indianapolis area if anyone in the Indi area could help me. No one in your area responded. I then pm'd you since we both are active in several classic Stern threads, and below is the conversation:
From me: I found a pin that I am interested in buying, and I am first in line. It's an early 80s Pin. I can pay you something for your time and effort. I would pay the seller directly for the pin with Paypal, and pay Fastenal directly also. The only trouble is that Fastenal stores are only open 7:30AM-5PM M-F. Thanks, John.
You said: Hey John, that might work. I'm out of town till Monday but if you can wait we may be able to work something out. Steven.
I couldn't buy the pin without a commitment from someone to pick it up. If you had said I can pick this up for you next week after work I could have tried to work that out with the seller. The seller sold to the second person in line since I couldn't commit to buying it.
Thanks to all the generous offers from everyone. I un-favorited this thread so I won't see anymore conversations on this thread.

PM sent.

#7143 2 years ago

Bluespin are you going to step up and explain why you down voted my posts?

I sent a polite PM inquiring why which so far you have not responded even though you have made posts since.

#7146 2 years ago
Quoted from SergioJ:

Wow. Never expected to see controversy in this thread....lol. The trouble I see with with picking up and shipping games as favors for folks that you don’t know is that there has to be some understanding of what happens if something goes wrong. I can easily see a situation where despite all careful retrieving and packing, a backglass gets broken or something. Who would be responsible for it at that point? I think this is why many people are hesitant to take it on.

Careful; posting common sense observations will get you downvoted.

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#7250 1 year ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Updated OP: Asking $350.00, but if you come with cash, we can negotiate a bit. Negotiating only done in person.
Hot Line

Machine a pile of junk, don't bother.

Offered $50 for the parts that were there and he dropped to $100 in an instant.

I passed.

Missing parts and pieces, reeks of mouse piss, playfield looked like it was stored underwater. Unless you are hard up for a back glass (and even then it was only fair) just run away.

#7266 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

All I can say now is Thank You all so much, not only those who contributed to this wonderful gift but also for all of you who participate in this thread. It is indeed an honor and a privilege to know you all!
Thank You!!!

It was a pleasure to help out in some small way Pecos, your enthusiasm and help to all is refreshing and to be emulated.


Gary Donovan

#7326 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

gdonovan, when I see pics of your gameroom it reminds me of the Pecos Palatial Pinball Parlour! A little bit of this and a little bit of that and from the same era as my pins. I hope we can find a few more for you! Thanks for your helping fund the backglass - another reason to think of you when opening up the PPPP.

Thank you sir for the kind words! I like what I like regardless of what critics think, just has to be a fun! The Gottlieb Double Action woodrail for example has turned out to be buckets of fun and sits proudly in the line up between Olympic Hockey and Space Odyssey. I wish we had more room as they are all so much fun there just isn't enough room for all the titles we would like to have.

You are more than welcome to visit and play a few rounds should you be in the area of our humble abode.


#7330 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Similar happened to my family, back in early 90s- We were all at home, and we hear shattering in the garage.
Go outside to look, and one rear window of the minivan just went up in pieces. Nothing fell on it, nothing inside.. Strange.

Working in the auto trade, I have seen this several times. Tempered glass is under tension and sometimes goes "boom" all by itself.

#7357 1 year ago

catskills.craigslist.org link

Here we have for sale is a beautiful and complet Bally hokus pokus pinball machine. Glass is in great shape no cracks,wood is in good shape,no broken, buttons. Machine is not in working order does not turn on but is all there needs electrical work hasn't been taken apart asking $400

#7358 1 year ago

maine.craigslist.org link

Casanova pinball machine, works 100%. new rubbers and lights and clean. Slight flaking playfield and on backglass and cabinet is fair/good. $600

#7359 1 year ago

nh.craigslist.org link

1937 home run Chicago coin nickle pinball machine - $300

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#7691 1 year ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Manufacturer: D. Gottlieb & Co.
Game/Type: Spring Break / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1987
Production: 3,550
Cost: $500 (Pinside estimated value: $920 - $1080)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact/Link: pittsburgh.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Selling my spring break project. (Does not work) but complete. Playfield has been shopped and re rubbered. CPU is messed up and needs repaired. $500 firm. Not $300 not $400. If your not willing to pay $500 don't e-mail me"

One of the few SS titles I'd think about getting, 90's cheese!

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#7748 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Soccer Kick-Off / EM Woodrail 1 Player
Month/Year: March 1958
Production: Unknown
Features: "A version of Williams' 1958 'Kick-Off' likely for export." IPDB
Cost: $325
Location: Joppa (Baltimore), MD
Contact/Link: baltimore.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Restore or for parts. Sports themed pinball machine in need of some TLC. The game is complete with the exception of the wood lock down bar. The backglass is presentable and iconic of the late 1950's. The playfield has wear, but the plastic set is in beautiful shape. The paint on the cabinet is average for its' age. The back of the cabinet has a bad piece and should be replaced."

Mike is a good guy, picked up my Sky Divers from him. Damn shame the playfield is rough on that Kick-Off pin.

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#10377 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: #spring-break / SS System 80B, 4 Player
Month/Year: April 1987
Production: 3,550
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: #tri-zone / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: July 1979
Production: 7,250
Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: #hollywood-chicago-coin / EM
Year: February, 1976
Production: Unknown
Cost: $1,000 for all three
Location: Norfolk, VA
Contact/Link: norfolk.craigslist.org link
OP: I have three pin ball machines $1000 for all three
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Pity out of my range, I was thinking of getting a Spring Break purely for nostalgia reasons. Were cutting back on the EM's a little and looking for one or two SS titles. Anyone picks up the lot drop me a note, I'd be interested.


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#10674 1 year ago

Wrong area, sorry.

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#10901 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: #black-hole / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1981
Production: 8,774
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: #haunted-house / SS Widebody System 80, 4 Player
Features: IPDB: "Three Level Playfield. Secret passage (false target that drops down after impact to allow entrance to cellar). Trap door that opens for ball. Lightning animation in backglass."
Month/Year: June 1982
Production: 6,835
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: #volcano / SS Widebody
Year: September 1981
Production: 3,655
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: #genie / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: November 1979
Production: 6,800
Cost: $1,500 each or $5,000 for all four
Location: Cleveland, OH
Seller: David Spasic
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/958426214184968/permalink/2328480473846195/?sale_post_id=2328480473846195&rt=11
OP: Take your pick. 4 classic system 80 widebodies. $1500 each or all for $5000. All of the games boot but each will need some TLC to be playable with exception of Genie which plays great and has a new Ni-Wumpf board and Titan silicone rubbers.

Pity, I'd drop $5000 for the four titles.

#10903 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

gdonovan Are you not on Facebook? If not send me a pm and I’ll it you in touch with the seller

I'm not on FB nor interested at the moment to drive to Ohio and back from the land of taxation (Connecticut)

Shame as I'm looking for a few mostly simple SS titles.

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#10987 1 year ago
Quoted from steviechs:

The seller removed 2 critical pictures from this listing. The first showed the underside of the playfield where you could see that both flippers & all associated hardware + coils, both slingshot kickers + mounting hardware + coils, and probably another relay had all been removed. Maybe more importantly, the bottom board was missing the transformer, score motor, play counter, and probably 2 relays.
If you needed a good backglass and a few spare parts, this might be worth it. Otherwise there is way more to do here to salvage this as a project

And it is a very complex em with tons of extra relays.

#11055 1 year ago

providence.craigslist.org link

I took one for the team tonight and went and looked at this one as I'm a sucker for odd titles even though I'm mostly in the market for SS titles right now. Harem is clearly an odd title and it looked nice.

The good news is backglass is in very good shape and the playfield is gorgeous. MDX cabinet in decent shape with no swelling, no missing parts I could see (no back cover though)

The bad news is the unit was transported with the head in place and is broken down at the bottom including breaking the formica finish, dead as a doornail, no wiring diagram, the glass was wrong size for the machine (too long) and it is in a warehouse on the third floor with no elevator and wicked steep stairs.

I left without even making an offer, though tempted too. Just a black hole for time, did have nice drive with the Mrs. though.

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#11202 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Someone is threatening to part out a perfectly good project machine if nobody ends up buying it soon:

I'll get hate but being a Playmatic with no backglass, early s.s. with function issues and junk cabinet going to be a tough go finding the right buyer even for parts.

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#12433 6 months ago
Quoted from Pecos:

OP: "Untested but complete, I assume that this game will need some work to be 100%."

I always take this as code for "I plugged it in and it is dead as a doornail"

#12454 6 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

A working pinball machine and a Millipede arcade for $500 (one price!)
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Super Orbit / SS
Year: May 1983
Production: 2,100
Cost: $500 for both(!)
Location: Kansas City, MO area
Seller: Jim DeWoskin
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/358314777949760/permalink/638650279916207/?sale_post_id=638650279916207&rt=11
Me: I pm'd the seller and it's $500 for both games. You could probably sell the Millipede for $700 and then have enough money to buy any needed parts for the Super Orbit.
It's only 11 hours (each way) for me.

I liked the EM version, would not mind having the SS version.

#12467 6 months ago

Works great.

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#12553 6 months ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Linking my project Bally Star Trek here. Needs work, but should clean up nicely. Please reach out with any and all questions. I want to be as transparent as possible.

Ack! Close enough for me to consider it!

#12583 6 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Need to make room for a few other games.
Road Kings $575
Picked up at Pinfest as a nonworking project for $400, reflowed the MPU, replaced a few connectors and some header pins on the PSB. Shopped it. Full LED’s on upper PF, and some below. Plays fine and has a few spots of wear, and the flippers will need a rebuild at some point. But it plays decent and it’s fully working. Memory issue on start up, but I’m out of remote battery holders. A few of the insert sockets aren’t lighting. Open to offers.

Almost said wrap it up, I'll take it but I think another pin is coming home Monday. Or two.

Horrible problem. I think I need to add a second floor to my garage.

#12589 6 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Yeah, I got a few messages about it but I’m surprised it’s still here. Can’t beat a good condition working alphanumeric game for under 600 bucks.
550 if anybody in this thread wants it.
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#12631 5 months ago

longisland.craigslist.org link


Vintage electromagnetic pinball machines for sale!!!

Excellent working condition, ready to use

Original electronic schematics included

Extra repair supplies included

$100 each, or $250 for all three

Please call if interested: 516-242-5593

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#12634 5 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Interesting is the correct word. Those things look in well above $100 each condition.
If I were on The Island I'd take a chance, but I'm not a road warrior on a gamble today.

I have already had 2 of the 3 titles so little interest, though I do miss Space Odyssey time to time.

#12650 5 months ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Personally, I think it sounds like too good a deal. Most things out on Long Island or never priced that low. It's probably a scam.

I don't disagree but every once in awhile fate does toss you a bone.

Picked up a pair of genuine HUO wedgeheads a few years back from LI for very reasonable money.

#12655 5 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Just had a decent conversation with the guy. They are sold. Not a scam at all. Sucks to miss out on a deal like that.

Glad to be able to pass along a deal, hopefully a Pinsider was the buyer.

#12663 5 months ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Note: Why do these show up the week before Pintastic when I am strapped, lol.

I looked at them too; Jetspin looks interesting but I'm being very selective about further EM additions to the collection. Love to get a Fireball one day, fun game.

#12737 5 months ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Great, I'm glad someone here nabbed it.

Since Coloson spilled the beans.... Much obliged to those who passed the word along, I did the same with 3 pins last week

Wife played Sing Along or Melody at Pintastic 2017 and liked it so much that I have had my eye out for one since. This one popped up 10 minutes from work and I was out of the building and heading that way pronto as the seller was a little squirrelly. Took one look at the playfield with only the slightest of wear compared to most of these, tossed her the cash and was loading the truck while she was still counting.

Took me a hot 15 minutes to get it operating again. Playfield is stripped down now for deep cleaning, posts are in the cleaner and the plastics have already been polished and LED in route from Comet. Cabinet needs minor repairs but I think I can handle that along with some touchup to the backglass. Coin door and related hardware already had their dip in Evap-o-rust and hit with the polishing wheel.

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#12784 5 months ago

I should not be here looking at pins for sale, we have entirely enough.

But wait, there's more!

#12787 5 months ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

sfbay.craigslist.org link

Olympic Hockey with a Grand Prix backglass.

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#12796 5 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Space Odyssey
Elmira, NY
elmira.craigslist.org link
Someone converted the head to a coffee table, but they have the complete machine. Someone please pick this up and change it back to a pinball machine.

Don't tempt me, I like hard luck cases. I'm twisted like that.

Will be finishing Melody shortly and I have to get back on Hearts and Spades, playfield clear coat should be hard enough at this point to start mounting hardware.

#12806 5 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Let the playfield cure a little longer. Go grab that coffee table monstrosity and convert it back to a pin!

Just can't. Two, maybe three other pins in the queue with a car waiting for an engine install.

#12830 5 months ago
Quoted from Bortino:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Ski Club / EM
Month/Year: 1965
Production: 550
Cost: $600
Location: Chehalis, WA
seattle.craigslist.org link
OP: It is an older machine and it still works. It does however need a little bit of love. Just general maintinance stuff that any working pinball machine would require over time. No Trades Cash Only
Anybody every played this game?

There was one in the NE area I was looking at in the past, had heavy wear on the PF though.

#12836 5 months ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Touchdown / EM
Year: November 1967
Production: 2,253
Cost: $340 obo
Location: Los Angeles , CA
Pinsider: Bobby6
Link/Contact: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/80055

Very fun game, fair price if playfield and backglass are decent. BG looks like it needs minor touchup, mine was all blown up.

#12863 5 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bobby Orr's Power Play / SS
Month/Year: February 1977
Production: 13,750
Cost: $500 OBO
Location: Tampa, FL
Link/Contact: tampa.craigslist.org link
OP: Selling a Bobby Orr Power Play pinball machine. This machine needs work, I bought it to fix up but ended up favoring another machine instead. Maybe someone else would enjoy it.
I do NOT know if the machine works. I have never plugged it in. I was told the boards were new but I have no way of knowing. Playfield is in great shape, just dirty. Some minor plastics damage, machine will likely need some servicing and rubber. Cabinet has some water damage to the front, but everything seems solid still. I took the plunger off because it was stuck, probably have it if you still want it but I'd recommend new. I do not have keys but the machine is not locked. Backglass is decent, some minor touch ups by a previous owner and some very slight flaking, mostly just dusty. I do have the playfield glass.
Please excuse the pics, don't have much room. Would recommend help to move it. Other machines NOT for sale. If you need more pics or want something specific, send a text to show contact info - please no calls! Questions answered to the best of my ability. Asking $500.
Me: If it really does have new boards, the board set is worth the $500 asking.

Wow. So many wiggle words fills me with skepticism.

You have time to take pictures of the back of the backglass but no pictures of the possible "new boards" which are a major selling point right behind it.


#12911 5 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

A Chicago Coin em? Stored outside in the elements? No backglass? Most em collectors don’t like Chicago Coin pins. Maybe $50

I like CC and $50 as described would be a stretch. More like free.

#12959 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I'm just curious of how large pinball purgatory might be.

Well here is what I have going right now.

1) Time Machine- Was dead, got it working 100% a month ago. Someone was interested in it at that point, no follow through. When I'm done with two other pins it will be painted and decal'd and put up for sale as I have two.

2) Melody- Picked up month ago, referb'd and in the line up.

3) Hearts and Spades- In process of referb, just finished playfield. Might be done and in the line up at end of month. Maybe.

4) Grand Tour- Done for over a year aside from webbing and stencils, going to web H&S and this pin at same time. Waited till I was ready to learn how to shoot webbing.

5) Bazaar- Over year ago, got it working, waiting turn for cabinet repair and stencil.

6) <new project> Just picked up, preliminary look over, researching solid state platform and issues. Works, erratic sound and lighting issues. Playfield and cabinet fair.

So everything I have is moving along aside from Bazaar which got pushed to the back burner when other projects and pins came in. I have purchased an easy dozen pins since that point. All of them needed work of some sort which required time. Ground mods, lighting changes, reliability upgrades, minor board repairs, etc.

Currently 14 running strong in the game room. Last one to be worked on when it arrived was Hollywood Heat which needed driver board repair, a few sockets, full LEDs, flipper rebuilt and mandatory System 80B ground mods.

#12988 4 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

This will go fast. A lot of tournament players live this title, and people have been lobbying Mirco to make a repro playfield for this title

I enjoyed playing the machine at Allentown, great title

#13004 4 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Have you seen many of that title? Cabs are usually way faded, and PF’s are usually blown out. You got a ”pretty damn nice” example. Rejoice!

Well I was comparing it to other pins brother! Yes, usually the playfields are trashed down the center on this title.

#13006 4 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I was just busting your balls.
I always remember a guy had one at Pinfest two years ago that he was selling for $1k, and the playfield was practically bare wood.

MPU trying to make up for the playfield condition, chuckle.

I can fix it!

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#13028 4 months 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.

A pin sitting broken in my garage is the worst ever. Get'm back on their feet and in the lineup! stat!

#13034 4 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Not an especially desireable game, but I list the projects that I find, even though some are overpriced. The price will probably drop dramatically.

Pretty sure its the "wave of the future" cabinet that Williams used on a few models 60-61 or 61-62. Built like a tank and has a shelf for your beer or coffee. I had a Darts that was pretty fun and wicked clean, now out in Mystic CT.

#13074 4 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I believe it is a Williams Trade Winds.


#13113 4 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Campus Queen / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1966
Production: 1,125 (!)
Cost: $400
Location: Missouri City, TX
Seller: Rob Schultz
Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299213816922644/permalink/1268505123326837/?sale_post_id=1268505123326837&amp;rt=11
OP: 1966 Balley Campus Queen. Very nice machine for its age.

Trivia- Same layout used in Sheba and Gator.

I was on a Bally mid-60's kick for awhile, Sheba is still on my wishlist.

#13162 4 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

I picked the wrong week to quit buying project pins.[quoted image]

I have had to restrain myself as well, been a crazy summer for pin buying and refurbishment.

#13165 4 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

My problem is we had to move into my mobile home / workshop for the summer, I have NO room at 'home' and am going to build temporary work shop out back but haven't started yet. I do have access to a huge warehouse at work...

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.

#13168 4 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

What popped up and what are you still looking for?

Hearts and Spades (in progress) Melody (done)

Hope to have the webbing done this Thursday and start on the stencils.

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#13180 4 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Nice job on Melody! Always wanted to find it's replay machine, Sing Along...

Thanks; had to do some cabinet repair work and touch-up and some major work to part of the backglass, came out pretty sweet. Fun playing game and sounds great!

#13202 4 months ago
Quoted from seshpilot:

As a studio owner, I really want one of these! Been on the lookout. Such a beautiful looker.

I lucked out, 2 years been looking. 15 minutes from home.

#13213 4 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

If it is a scam, it's the worst one I've ever seen. Won't even respond to me offering to send them money electronically!

For $300? Doubtful. I bet it was gone inside an hour and they were too lazy to pull the ad, I see that all the time.

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#13431 4 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

What? I was beginning to think you were the Will Rogers of pinball machines. That you never saw a pin you didn’t like

Jungle King is worse than Big Ben, there I said it.

#13436 4 months ago

What is there to do in JK? Bunch of roll overs and a single pop. Glad to get rid of it I was.

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#13441 4 months ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

What about Jubilee?

Never played it but it does look boring, Skylab/Spacelab ditto.

For a low volume title they do seem to pop up a lot. Great backglass on those last two.

#13474 4 months ago

allentown.craigslist.org link

Someone was looking for a Sing Along? Williams Tom Tom also listed.

#13507 3 months ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Invitation to all EM fixers, restorers and Wanna Be's:
I am going through all the major parts of an EM and explaining them and what might go wrong. In this post, I share my method for cleaning and adjusting relays:

Just wanted to thank you for doing these EM threads my friend, I wish I had something to add to them. I have gotten pretty good at fixing EM's at this point in my pinball journey but nothing I could honestly distill into a coherent form aside from small bits here and there as issues arise.

#13529 3 months ago

ebay.com link » 1979 Bally Classic Star Trek Pinball Machine Kirk Bones Mccoy Spock

$1800 for a totally hammered Star Trek?

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#13554 3 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

If anyone is looking for one of the following machines they have been posted forever in NH and his prices are inconsistent each time he posts and I actually spoke to him and he didn’t even know what he had posted for prices: If you need me to do a pick up I would be more than willing to do so to help you out.
nh.craigslist.org link
Charlie’s Angels SS
Dipsy Doodle
Chicago Coin:

The High Flyer was one of my wife's favorite games and our first Chicago Coin. I traded it off for a Gottlieb woodrail, I see he still has it for sale. Game played well, had new elastics and bulbs and I rebuilt the chime box which sounded great. Before CC went downhill and started using doorbells and molex connectors. Picked it up from a guy from Long Island and it was in our collection for a bit. Very reliable.
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#13564 3 months ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:It couldn't be any farther away, could it...

That would be an all day trip for me and I'm in CT.

Yes the old "I never plugged it in" disclaimer. Assume its dead with board damage if not missing.

#13600 3 months ago

Was looking for one for a time, all the ones that came up were highly distressed.

I think it would be very rare to find one in nice shape, never viewed one personally.

#13645 3 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Yes it does. It all begins to look the same on the highway.

Drove to Maine with two trucks with trailers to collect a garage full of Shelby Dodge parts and two vehicles. We had every nook and cranny of the trucks, vehicles and trailers packed with parts. It was the longest drive of my life heading to the middle of Maine and back, worse than 80W in Pennsylvania.

#13650 3 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

My Quicksilver was worth the 22 hour round trip, but few pins are worth more than a 4 hour round trip to me. I only drive that far because I had been searching for the pin for a year and they rarely come up for sale. You have to really want a pin to do a road trip.

I drove to Maryland a few years back and it was a less stressful trip. Delivered four pins while in route to Maryland along the NJ Turnpike and came back with a Bally Sky Divers. Everyone was punctual and it went off without a hitch, amazing.

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#13754 3 months ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Uhhh why? that game is barely worth the ask even intact and working.

I saw the cab early on and was looking at the pics, if not far from you at least a quick look and the seller might take less than $400

Not worth the trip for me but if in your back yard why not a quick look? Backglass looks like it is on the edge of going, I'd seal that quick to keep it from deteriorating further.

#13756 3 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Will somebody please save this Palooka. It has been for sale for months
newyork.craigslist.org link

Months and months and months.. though I do think the price dropped but been so long I can't recall now.

#13788 3 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Who scooped up that El Dorado in NJ for $250? Gone in a second. That was the deal of the month.

It was a trifle rusty.

Looks like it was stored in that shed for sometime

#13865 3 months ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

The world is full of dicks.

Points for not using pictures from the first ad though, props for that.

#13891 3 months ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

I don't mind missing out on cheap projects but it irks me when someone with no interest in pinball buys a project just because its cheap only to turn around and immediately relist it for over 3x what he paid IN THE SAME GROUP HE BOUGHT IT FROM. I mean at least clean it up a little or wait a week or two.
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On CL now.

westernmass.craigslist.org link

Boring title and a mouse hotel for good measure? Not touch that with a 10 foot pole. $150 sounds about right.

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#13894 3 months ago
Quoted from LukyDuck:

But it says “minor” restoration!

Well they should get right on it so they can collect $3900

#13902 3 months ago

newyork.craigslist.org link

1963 Gottlieb Square Head pinball machine - $650

Pity the blackglass is going, the artwork is amusing

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#13923 3 months ago
Quoted from LukyDuck:

But it says “minor” restoration!

What junk! Joke is on him. $50 parts machine

ebay.com link

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#13924 3 months ago

Someone else offer $45

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#13926 3 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Don't you get three trys when submitting a best offer?
48, 49 then 50

Be funnier if all the offers trend downward.

#13931 3 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Here is an interesting project that came up on CL If you’re into backbox animation:
providence.craigslist.org link


#13942 3 months ago
Quoted from edward472:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Zig Zag / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: Dec 1964
Production: 1,674
Cost: $150
Location:Chancellor, Virginia
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/958426214184968/permalink/2868652023162368/?sale_post_id=2868652023162368
OP:Selling a project Williams 1964 Zig Zag pinball game. It is missing the back glass, cab has been painted white but the original paint may be underneath. Other then backglass it is complete including the hard to find back glass animation balls.. Use for parts or restore..

"maybe underneath"?

#13945 3 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Yes, sometimes you can remove what's been painted over top and return the cabinet to its original state. Why some people decide to cover a cabinet with paint like that, I have no idea.
Probably the same type of people who insist on painting antiques green or whatever.

I was referring to the very vague statement "maybe" they don't know so why even mention it. Its just someone trying to build in a positive sales point where little exists.

Like stating "maybe needs a fuse," could just as well need a whole wiring harness.

Been my experience 25% of cabinets still have the original paint lurking under the repaint and my luck so far has been zero getting the repaint off without destroying the original paint. God bless people who pull it off, like winning the lottery.

#13950 3 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I've seen some people post good results on paint removal. Unfortunately, the three cabs I've attempted haven't been too successful in that the paint was very difficult &amp; time consuming to remove. I probably won't go after any more games with painted cabinets since I've found them to be such a pain to work with.

I spend 5-10 minutes trying and if poor results, strip the whole thing down. I'll take one of my repaints any day of the week, especially since I can do proper webbing now.
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#13968 3 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Bally Magic City...working condition
Manhattan Kansas
CL ad has been up for 5 days.
ksu.craigslist.org link

Interestingly worded ad, too bad the playfield and glass are on their way out.

#14030 3 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Unless you're completely out of storage room.

For $100 I'd find some room

#14033 3 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Hey, mom, I'm coming out to visit for the afternoon .

More than one reason I have one parked at work, lol.

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#14253 80 days ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Little Chief / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1975
Production: 6,300
Cost: $300
Location: Rochester, NY
Pinsider: zacaj
Link/Contact: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/80229

Love to get this for my wife, one of our first pins. No room at the moment though.

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#14347 73 days ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Super Circus Rifle
Chicago Coin
Hudson Valley, NY
Link: hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link
More for parts than a project but still worth it.[quoted image]

I was thinking about saving it but the backglass is pretty tough.

#14472 67 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Yard Sale TODAY
Athol, MA
Atari - unknown name
westernmass.craigslist.org link

Have not owned an Atari yet!

#14563 63 days ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Phantom of the Opera
Data East
Shrewsbury, MA
worcester.craigslist.org link
This is a Phantom of the Opera Pinball Machine by Data East.
Cabinet is in great shape
New Legs and levelers
New Pinscore Display
NVRAM (no batteries required)
playfield clean with new rubber
Flippers rebuilt
Full of LEDs
New Glass
Playfield is worn (see photos)
intermittent problem with the VUK's (probably a harness issue but I don't have time)
Left sling shot isn't firing (no switch registering, I haven't had the time to get back into it)
This is a little bit of a project but with a little love its a great players condition game. Willing to take best offer! I need this gone asap as I just don't have the room for it and have no interest in the title.

Fun game!

Oddly enough NOT for my line up but a buddy's down south. He asked if I could make the deal so I hauled ass north and then back home. Just finished unloading and loading my stuff for York and I'm heading out in a few hours. Phantom will sit here a few weeks till he can make the trip for pickup or we can meet. He did me a solid bringing Xenon, which I'm enjoying every much at the moment.

Hope the Mrs. doesn't start playing a few rounds of Phantom of the Opera or I'll have to find another! Theme is right up her alley, I best throw a sheet over it and hide from view. Were at capacity as it is.

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#14612 57 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Mibs / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: October 1969
Production: 2,200
Cost: $300
Location: Commerce, GA
Contact/Link: atlanta.craigslist.org link
OP: Pinball machine works great
Me: Cabinet has been repainted (poorly)

At least it isn't brown.

#14625 56 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

I would already be on his door step if I was closer

Same. I'm really getting a taste for this vintage Bally pins.

#14627 56 days ago
Quoted from ibuypinballs:

You have good taste!

Played FG at Pintastic and own Xenon and Star Trek now.

Flash Gordon was the only pin I played at Pintastic that had that "one more game I'm getting the hang of it" feeling.

#14653 53 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Damn, great price. If....I....was....closer. I’d have this loaded up an hour ago.

If I didn't get there first

#14658 53 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Haha...you bastard! 14 1/2 hours each way for me. Not for a $400 project game. The game would end up nutting me $1000 with travel costs.

I'm feeling angst, I'll be down 3 pins by next weekend, Grand Tour has been clear coated, Haunted House is running and I'm waiting on parts for it and I have empty space in the workshop.

Time to start thumbing through the ads again!

#14659 53 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I'm feeling angst, I'll be down 3 pins by next weekend, Grand Tour has been clear coated, Haunted House is running and I'm waiting on parts for it and I have empty space in the workshop.
Time to start thumbing through the ads again!

Oh and I can see why operators hated Black Hole and Haunted House, some of the bulbs and mechs are a bear to get at. There is a LOT packed in there.

#14673 52 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

There’s quite a bit in there. Sure most of them look like complete shitshows, but probably a ton of salvageable parts and maybe even half games in there. Definitely worth more than $100-$200.

I was wondering if from the arcade that shut down 2 years ago, the owner (Sarah?) seemed to indicate that she had more in a barn or warehouse somewhere. These looked like they have been picked over pretty good, not sure how much usable stuff is there.

#14697 51 days ago

boston.craigslist.org link

Thought about picking up up, but have other things going on.

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#14702 51 days ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

Good price and a fairly hard to find title. I owned one a few years back and was always kind of sorry I sold it.

Very tempted but I have Bally Bazaar waiting for my attention the last 2 years along with a automotive project.

#14704 51 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I already sent a message.

I thought you had no room? Best be loading up the Batman then. lol

#14707 51 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Haha. You can always find room for a $100 project

Room yes, time no.

Have a Haunted House to raise from the dead, other projects always down the road.

#14709 51 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

It’s in Scranton. Which is about a 1 hour drive. Come on Darrin! It’s the home of Dunder Mifflin.

Were talking about the Dixieland I posted near Boston.

#14721 50 days ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Yeah, we want to see you whistlin’ Dixie.

I'm sure you do. toot!

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#14725 50 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

If anyone needs me to pick up the Dixieland let me know. I would be happy to help. I live just over an hour away. We can make arrangements later for pickup/shipping.

Closing the circle, Dixieland now residing in my garage. Family owned it for 40 years and in very good condition.

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#14728 49 days ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Awesome pickup, looks like a fun layout. Did you pick it up for someone or is it for yourself?

For myself at the moment. Have the day off so I'm tinkering with it, about 75% sorted out.

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#14745 48 days ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Awesome pickup, looks like a fun layout. Did you pick it up for someone or is it for yourself?

Been giving this some further thought. I still have to finish servicing Dixieland (total playfield teardown, deep cleaning and wax) but it occurs to me that this would be a perfect game to bring to Allentown, Pintastic or York next year along with Touchdown for the free play area.

Touchdown hasn't been seeing much action the last few weeks and I think it is time to pull from the lineup for another title... which since I just finished Grand Tour.. there you go.

#14746 48 days ago
Quoted from pinfixer:

‘nother Dixieland just hit the market.

Must be gone, rolls over to a Twilight Zone now.

#14762 47 days ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Quite a steal on that Dixieland.

They playfield to use a Baywatch term is immaculate aside from a few pounds of elastic dust.

One of the cleanest playfields I have owned, I'll have to take some pictures when I do the teardown.

Not a spot to be touched up or scuffed.