Well lookie here. This looks like an interesting thread..
Quoted from TheOnlyest:
Nope, it certainly wont... you should only have 2 expectations when it comes to CL sellers...
1. Always assume that the seller is a clueless drooling dipshit, because 80% of them are.
2. Expect that the value of what they're selling is actually 50% or less of the dilutional price they're asking,
CL has been very kind to me. Yes, there is a lot of wading through BS but every once in a while you can grab a diamond in the rough for a song.
You have to be willing to take a road trip. I get many good leads in places that are very rural. You also need to be able to judge people and make them trust you. Nothing like paying sight unseen to gain trust. If I am underpaying for a pin, I will actually tell the seller, they like knowing I'm not a thief (just an opportunist with cash)
Quoted from NicoVolta:
Well sheeit... an unknown buyer snagged the Fan-Tas-Tic out from under us.
That's how it goes in the Wild West of Craigslist... :/
Pretty sure we'll find another Fan-Tas-Tic by TPF 2017. Hope so, anyway.
Funny to see love for Fan-Tas-Tic. That's a game that is commonly parted out.
Missing legs and bolts but looks NICE
Quoted from Pecos:
Game/Type: Target Alpha / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: November 1976
Cost: $400 OBRO
Location: Evanston/Skokie (Chicago), IL
Link/Contact: chicago.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Got a web page of pictures I can send you.
No legs, no leg bolts, no head bolts, no keys (both head and coin door are locked), no manual.
Untested, but can't imagine that it works.
Considering prices of pins these days, this is cheap!"
Who can grab and hold this for me?
Quoted from bluespin:
Game/Type: Central Park / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: April 1966
Cost: $600 OBO
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Seller: Jack Grenuk
OP: Gottlieb Central Park Pinball Project Complete AS-IS in Alpharetta, GA
For sale is a project Central Park. The machine is complete, but needs to be gone through to get it working. The backglass is in very nice shape, and was sealed at one point. The playfield is beautiful with very little wear. All of the playfield plastics are intact. The cabinet is in decent shape as well. The machine will power up, but continues to cycle. I will admit that if this were a Hurdy Gurdy I would not be selling it but unfortunately it is not. The machine comes with a backdoor. I am listing this machine in AS-IS condition.
Asking $600 OBO. I'm located in Alpharetta, GA and the machine is easily accessible to ground level. If you have any questions, or need additional pictures, please let me know! Bob Cunningham comes through Atlanta often and would likely be an option for transport if you need it.
There are a few machines I would be interested in trading for, the list is here:
Gottlieb Flipper Fair
Gottlieb Lucky Hand
Gottlieb Strange World
Gottlieb Gold Strike
Gottlieb Hurdy Gurdy
Gottlieb Asteroid Annie
Williams Skill Pool
Quoted from dfrazer:
Gottlieb Cowpoke $650
The seller said that the machine is located inside of a ground-level storage unit, so it should be an easy pickup for whoever gets this one.
Lockdown bar is not shown, but seller says that they do have it.
I messaged the seller, anyone in the area that could hold this for me?
Quoted from Matesamo:
I saw the ad on my phone and did not realize the box was on the cabinet body. I am going to look at it today (the seller lives a mile away from me so why not) but realizing that the legs are off and the head is flat on the machine I don't have a great feeling about it.
Uhhh why? that game is barely worth the ask even intact and working.
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.
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.
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