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

By Pecos

4 years ago

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#5360 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Disco Fever / SS System 3, 4 Player
Features: Banana Flippers
Month/Year: August 1978
Production: 6,006
Cost: $300
Location: Hatboro (Philadelphia), PA
Contact/Link: philadelphia.craigslist.org link
Condition: "I replaced the playfield lamps with leds."

I like his description... "Return to the 60's" Missed it by 1 decade....lol

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#5465 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Welcoming our latest!
Welcome maffewl!
Welcome gdonovan!
Welcome Damonator!
Welcome nascarrey!
Welcome Ballypin!
Glad to have you all aboard the Project Pin train!

Thanks Pecos! New to the hobby and collecting, been addicted to pinball since I could see the playfield! lol

#5492 2 years ago


<blockquote cite="#3854417">Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Night Rider / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1976
Production: 4,155
Cost: $500
Location: Paradise, CA
chico.craigslist.org link
OP: Night Rider pinball - $500 (Paradise)
hide this posting
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Bally
This is an older Bally, electronic pinball machine. It is in good shape for it's age, but it needs work.
The back glass is in great shape as well as the play field. But it won't power up. It's been in storage for years, and I would like to find a nice home for it.</blockquote>

<blockquote cite="#3854548">Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Night Rider / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1976
Production: 4,155
Cost: $350
Location: Toledo, OH
toledo.craigslist.org link
OP: Good Condition</blockquote>

Total Night Rider production included both SS & EM?
Picked up SS NR a few weeks ago....

#5592 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

How far would you drive for a $50 Bally Rolling Stones project? Unfortunately for me, I am not willing to drive 860 one way so I offer this up to all of you
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Rolling Stones / SS
Month/Year: June 1979
Production: 5,700
Cost: $50 !!!
Location: New York City, NY

Someone save this! Too far for me too.....

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#5719 2 years ago


Astro Black Sheep Squadron fs in Sterling Heights, Mi 50$

Cant figure out how to copy & paste post-link is to the group. Sorry.

I loved that show as a kid.......hope someone picks this up- only 488 made?

#5741 2 years ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Astro Black Sheep Squadron fs in Sterling Heights, Mi 50$
Cant figure out how to copy & paste post-link is to the group. Sorry.
I loved that show as a kid.......hope someone picks this up- only 488 made?

didn't last long-hope its getting restored!

1 month later
#5913 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.

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.

1 week later
#5957 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Nic's favorite:
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Big Ben / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: April 1975
Production: 2,900
Cost: $350
Location: Davenport, IA
Contact/Link: quadcities.craigslist.org link
Condition: "...in great condition"

I played a Big Ben when Nic was in town for EM class at the Chicago Street Pinball Arcade in Joliet-Ill

Nic is right......what a bore to play......

#5977 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.

Not saying that BB or any pin should be given away.....just wasn't much fun.....that's probably why its on free play at the pinball arcade

#5995 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?

Nic just worked on an Orbit a few weeks ago.........lol

1 week later
#6179 2 years ago

Good deal here for somebody......


World Fair
The Entertainer

All for $400!

1 week later
#6335 2 years ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

Like with politics , legalizing weed, abortion, and so many other topics there is really not right or wrong - just different people with different ideas.
Bottom line here is this topic is "PROJECT PINS FOR SALE" not what is "fair or unfair when buying and selling used machines".
So how about we all just agree that this discussion does not belong under this topic and move on?


This conversation is taking all the fun out of this thread.....

#6337 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I'll try a second time to get all y'all back on the correct subject.
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Jive Time / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: April 1970
Production: 465+ Appx
Cost: $200 OBO
Location: Hendersonville, TN (Nashville)
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287641541730430
OP: Jive Time pinball machine need repair.. As-Is I bought this a month or so ago with the intention to get it working.. But I have not had any time to even look at it and I have nowhere to put it right now so I'm just going to sell it as-is to the first $200 obo
It not in to bad of shape and should be able to get it playing with a few repairs. Must pick up in Hendersonville and you must have help to load it..

I get this error when I try to view that post....mabey b/c I haven't joined that group?

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Go back to the previous page · Go to News Feed · Visit our Help Center

#6341 2 years ago
Quoted from bluespin:

It is a closed group. Send a join request and someone will approve in a few hours. The seller on Facebook is Chris Denton, in case you want to pm him directly.

Whats the group's name?

#6444 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Night Rider / SS AS-2518-17, 4 Player
Month/Year: January 1976
Production: 7,000
Cost: $650
Location: Redford (Detroit), MI
Contact/Link: detroit.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Machine is clean and works but needs a new connector on the power supply board. Altek MPU. Repainted cabinet. Perfect backglass. Nice displays. New rubber. Some playfield wear (see photos)."

Lol- its cousin that I picked up earlier this summer has the same connector issue! Glad I paid a lot less than $650......

1 month later
#7114 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Evel was ahead of the times. By 1977 he had already flamed out and it would be another 3 years before Kmiec put the ramp and tube shot on Xenon.
$ 1,500 for EK's personal machine seems like a steal of a deal.

I agree......especially with documentation.....

EK SS was the the first pinball I purchased! Daughter and her friends love it!

#7117 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

ESTATE SALE - FRI 12/01 - SAT 12/02
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Four Million BC / EM 4 Player
Features: Zipper Flippers, Multiball
Month/Year: November 1970
Production: 3,550
Cost: ???
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Downers-Grove/60515/1740279?highlight=Pinball+pinball

This game sold today. I was messaging the estate sale company on this. Owner sold it to a family member for $600-powered up but wouldn't start a game...

Darn- was going to look at it tomorrow.....

#7138 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

In the last four months I have found six project pins in different parts of the country that I was interested in buying. I posted on each occasion asking if a Pinsider in that region would be willing to pick up the pin and drop it at a Fastenal store. No one was willing to help me. This week a Pinsider posted a pin for sale in this forum. I asked if he was willing to drop the pin at a local Fastenal store after I sent Paypal funds. I provided a link to a Fastenal store locator. He responded that three local collectors were interested so he was just going to sell it to one of them.
I have posted 300+ project pins in this forum, but no one is willing to help me? I won’t be posting in this thread going forward.

Bluespin- as someone who checks out this thread every day, I'm willing to help in the western burbs of Chicago. Have a Fastenal 2 blocks away from my work.

My first month on Pinside I saw a Spectrum bg for sale at a local estate sale, checked Pinside and saw that Jody was looking for one. Messaged him and was able to grab it before the sale ended. He arranged shipping and got a sweet bg that had been used as wall art for years. Yes I made a few $ on it-but it meant more to me to help Jody complete his Spectrum......FWIW

If you decide to leave- well miss ya!

2 weeks later
#7282 1 year ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

Manufacturer: Bally Midway
Game/Type: Evel Knievel / SS 1094-E
Month/Year: June 1977
Production: 14,000
Cost: $450
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact/Link: sandiego.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Evel knievel that is jinxed.
Desided to sell it earlier this year. Had a buyer and a something broke so I pulled it off the market.
Fast forward to this week. The game has been playing perfect for 6 months. Decide to sell again. Had buyer set up for this weekend.
Last night playing it the left flipper stopped working and 10 seconds later the whole machine shut down.
I am over this jinxed machine.
I have a new coil just zero interest in repairing this thing again.
This is a true fire sale."

That's a great price-lots of cab fade-hard to see playfield, but should be a great pick up for someone!

#7351 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

nascarrey, you wanted to contribute AFTER the backglass had been delivered! That means a lot to me. Thank you!!


Was a little late responding, but wanted to contribute to the most unselfish person on pinside IMO. Thanks for making me wish I had more time & money to chase project pins!

#7352 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

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

I've seen/heard of this also....been in automotive 33 years.

1 month later
#7869 1 year ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Thanks for posting the link Pecos, you beat me too it. Also thanks Rob and come back anytime.

Sent you an email John before I saw you were active in the thread.

1 week later
#7960 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Welcome back bluespin! My arms are open and welcoming! You might find this amusing. I always read your Pinside name as Blue Spin until just recently when I realized what it really meant!

How nice of you to take the time to let me know!

Yes, there are quite a few guys that make this thread go. Thanks for the comments!
I want to let my Project Pinsters be the first to know that I will be opening my own business. Please understand and forgive me if I am not able to spend as much time updating the Project Pin thread as I would like to.

Good luck Pecos! If I ever get out to the Tucson area I'll definitely stop in for a visit!

And thanks to all who keep this thread going!

#7963 1 year ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

sacramento.craigslist.org link
reno.craigslist.org link
goldcountry.craigslist.org link
medford.craigslist.org link

The old- 'Wish I was closer' on that Skylab....been looking for my first EM.........

1 month later
#8226 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Pecos' Palatial Pinball Parlour Proudly Presents 'A Pinball Party'
All Project Pinsters invited.
When: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, April 23rd
Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man, Bally 1982
Hardbody, Bally 1987
Future Spa, Bally 1979
Old Chicago, Bally 1975
Stellar Wars, Williams 1979
Firepower, Williams 1980
Black Knight, Williams 1980
Harlem Globetrotters On Tour, Bally 1978
Airborne Avenger, Atari 1977
Double-Up, Bally 1970
Travel Time, Williams 1973
Aztec, Williams 1976
Super-Flite, Williams 1974
Spanish Eyes, Williams 1972
If you have ever wanted to play some classic pinball machines, this is your chance. This is the last time these games will be together in one place. They will soon be going to Tucson businesses for public play. Play them now, while you can, courtesy of PPPP!
Pizza and soda will be provided. BYOB.
RSVP, please, to Pecos for location.

Wish you were closer Pecos!!!!!

1 month later
#8908 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Domino / EM
Year: September 1968
Production: 2,650
Cost: Min Bid $400, Buy It Now $2,000
Location: Mt. Prospect, IL
Link/Contact: ebay.com link » Used Domino Pinball Machine By Gottlieb
OP: For sale is a used Domino pinball machine game. I don't know much about this machine but all glasses are intact and it has been garage kept. The outside of it could use a touch up paint job. The first 2 Photos shown are of the pinball machine several years before I received it. The last five photos we're just taken a couple days ago and are the current condition of the pinball machine. It does have, and come with the keys for the change door.

So.... looks like the first 2 pics were taken DECADES ago...… ????

#8914 1 year ago
Quoted from Schamattack:

I think he used a picture of someone elses in excellent condition to advertise his. Thats some shady stuff right der.

Ya, that's what I was thinking. NO WAY that machine looked like HIS machine 'several years' ago.....

Shady Acres stuff there.....

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#10215 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Evel Knievel / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: July 1976
Production: 14,000
Cost: $1,000
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Link/Contact: ventura.craigslist.org link
OP: The ultimate Evel collectible pinball machine. A man cave must. Completely original machine with original manual and key. Works good, but needs new flipper servo.

Not a bad price for that title...doesn't look like its in too bad of shape either...

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#10386 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Cleopatra / SS
Year: November 1977
Production: ~7,300
Cost: $300
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Link/Contact: cincinnati.craigslist.org link
OP: Machine lights up, all lights and score windows illuminate. I'm sure it's an easy fix. 48 hours from now if I still have it I will be turning it into a coffee table...

Threats to sell a pinball! LOL!!

1 month later
#10922 11 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Aztec / EM 4 player
Year: July, 1976
Production: 10,150
Cost: ????
Location: Carol Stream, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Carol-Stream/60188/2012823
DATES: FRI 10/26 - SAT 10/27

Sent the seller a pm this morning already!

1 month later
#11315 10 months ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

This is a radio personalities house, he used to co-host a show on the radio called The Car Guys. I listened to the show when I was younger pre-internet. Lots of great car advice. Great looking house, always a bit creepy to see things just how they were when he passed.

Was that the guys on NPR? I remember listening to them many years ago....

3 months later
#12039 6 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

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

Pending sale as of now according to the ad.

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#12138 6 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

I'll grab it if you stop tagging me with every Big Ben post, ya bastage!
I'll have to admit El Toro is probably worse than Big Ben, but at least the artwork looks a whole lot better!


Too funny!

#12143 6 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Pppppppth! Done. [quoted image]

That was fast!

#12164 6 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

New FS ad, new Pinsider... price too good to be true?
TAF for only $4K

I messaged too about an hour after it was posted and wondered the same thing..I'm local and could be otr in a minute for that machine..he donated to Pinside so I thought it was legit..wonder who got it..

2 weeks later
#12304 5 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: The Incredible Hulk / SS
Month/Year: October 1979
Production: 6,150
Cost: ????
Location: Hinsdale, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Hinsdale/60521/2164005
DATES: THU 04/25 - SAT 04/27
They also have a shuffle bowler and a foos ball table

Hey guys, as of last night this was still available at $1000, they said it had a switch issue, but from the pics i saw it looked in really good shape. I was on the fence as ive been saving for a game thats supposed to be available soon, so decided to pass on this due to lack of space. Hes got an offer for less atm.

#12310 5 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

Big thanks to nascarrey.
Just purchased this game from the seller. Picking up soon.
I owe you one! Thanks much.

Congrats! I think you got a great deal! Glad a pinsider got it!

BTW, i only live 15 min away from seller if ya have time for a visit before you make the trip home

#12363 5 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

Yes, you and Rey were right. Thanks to Rey’s post, I reached out to them and they accepted. I have watched all the great deals on this thread......they seem to be as far away from me as possible. Florida, New Hampshire, Oregon.
I guess I just “dumb lucked” into this one.
Now, I need to find the special Game#500 manual.
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Sure, keep reminding me what I passed on.....more salt for my wounds please......lol

1 month later
#12535 4 months ago

This estate sale popped up today. Lucky Seven for sale


#12573 4 months ago
Quoted from Timerider:

Thanks for the lead.
Backglass is in very good shape, and playfield is pretty good too.
Boards look ok.
Adding to the collection. [quoted image]

They never responded when I asked her how much...thought about a road trip (my uncle owns a house on the chain in Antioch) but daughters schedule had me running all day... Glad you were able to scoop it up! It looked clean!

My 2nd estate sale pin referral in the last month (still banging my head on my desk about that Hulk!).

Anyone here get that Stern Dracula that was for sale in Darien? I bid $400~ you bid $450, its all good, but wanted to let you know that ive got a spare back glass for that machine for sale if youre interested!

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#12703 3 months ago

Not really a 'project' pin, but 2 used playfields for sale at this estate sale.....St Petersburg Fl.


#12757 3 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

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

Nice pick up bluespin !

#12766 3 months ago

Black Jack '77 & Kings (woodrail '57) at this estate sale...….look like theyre in decent shape!


#12767 3 months ago

Really old pin here.....not sure- they have it listed as Bally Bonus.


#12773 3 months ago


Chicago Coin Red Baron for sale here in Marietta, Ga.


Bluespin's wheelhouse??

#12774 3 months ago

1940 Score A Line woodrail for sale here in Kansas City


#12776 3 months ago


1933 Chicago World's Fair pinball for sale at this estate sale.

#12798 3 months ago

Captain Fantastic for sale at this estate sale....


#12799 3 months ago

Demolition Derby by Wonder Wizard at this sale along with a great looking puck bowler....


#12864 3 months ago

St Charles, Mo.
Per the ad:

Rare Henry Winkler Eightball Fonzie Pinball


#12865 3 months ago

Posting this for laughs.....

Vintage pinball machine from 1920


Problem is …..its a shuffle bowler....

#12874 3 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Police Force / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: August, 1989
Production: 4,757
Cost: ????
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Buffalo-Grove/60089/2273568
DATES: Today THU 07/11 - SUN 07/14

This sold 20 min after the sale started.

#12892 3 months ago

The agent I was emailing replied with this: "I do not know what the price was as I am in an office and not at the sales."

My guess is they got full or close to asking price...it looked super clean...….

#12895 3 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Ended up grabbing these two myself. Thanks nascarrey!


Were they as nice as they looked in the pics?

#12897 3 months ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Best of all, no drilling, they had all the keys!


That NEVER happens! Congrats!

#12903 3 months ago
Quoted from maxrpm:

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

Wow I think that's a great pick up for $1K....were they asking more? I would have been all over that at that price-good thing you got there on the first day! Congrats! And those stairs....good friends always come in handy!

#12905 3 months ago

Not sure on this pin since theres no bg...… a little help bluespin? New Jersey


#12915 3 months ago
Quoted from maxrpm:

I was second in line on the first day. At estate sales, you have to pay what they are asking on the first day, or leave a bid and wait until it is over if is has not sold and they will call you if you are the winning bid.

I got my first 2 pins from an estate sale (EK ss & BW100), so im familiar with how they roll.....

So in your opinion did they undervalue it?

I guess its a good thing I have a M-F job, or i'd be broke with 100 pins at home.....lol

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#13069 85 days ago

Stellar Wars for sale at this estate sale north of Milwaukee , starts tomorrow.


Sorry if Bluespin posted this already....

#13070 85 days ago

Game unknown playfield for sale....im sure someone will be able to ID it...

Gallatin., Tn.


#13073 85 days ago

Voltan Escapes Cosmic Doom for sale in Austin, Tx. Looks like its in good shape....


Me:not only looking at the pin, but the smoker on wheels! Anyone want to drive it up to Chicago??? lol

#13092 82 days ago
Quoted from pinball_ric:

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

Youre welcome! Nice pick up-glad you were able to get it!

When are you driving that smoker to Chicago for me??

#13094 82 days ago
Quoted from pinball_ric:

There's also a MASSIVE commercial freezer. You want that too? The range of stuff in there is quite bizarre.

lol -nah im good on the freezer... It did look like an eclectic mix of items for sale. You passed on the convertible VW kid car???

#13147 79 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I'm not seeing a Big Game at this link.

I didn't see any pics either but its in the list of items at the top......

#13148 79 days ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

I didn't see any pics either but its in the list of items at the top......

"big game pinball machine"

#13177 77 days ago

Aladdin's Castle

Theyre accepting offers for purchase online. Per the ad 'just restored'. Video of the pin on the page.


#13178 77 days ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

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

Oh well.

#13193 76 days ago

Never mind the Star Explorer pin, someone rescue #king-pin-gottlieb in Wellfleet, MA.


#13198 76 days ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

Last year my wife and went to cape code on vacation. We stopped at that store to look around and noticed the two pinball machines. We asked the price and the person said they were working and wanted some crazy price(don't remember the cost). We walked back over to them look them up on pinside. We said guess they will rot in the store.

That's usually how those 'vintage' shops work....over price everything!

#13218 75 days ago

Avatar (Pro) up for bid at this auction in Avondale, Az.


Me: Oooooh a Ms Pac cabaret & a Gorf for sale also for you video game guys!

#13363 69 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

You live in Texas...I’m surprised that you’re having trouble finding big guns....

I thought that was 'required' to live in Texas????

#13365 68 days ago
Quoted from dc2010:

Not required, however sweet tea , Big red, and bill Miller's is...

Big Red cola??? Love it-of course we don't have it up here....

And I love the BBQ- is Miller's a chain? Up here most chain BBQ is garbage.....

#13375 68 days ago

8 Ball for sale here in Georgia-BG looks nice, cab looks like its been repainted possibly.


#13379 68 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Pinbot / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1986
Production: 12,001
Cost: ????
Location: Clarendon Hills, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Clarendon-Hills/60514/2251320
DATES: FRI 08/09 - SAT 08/10

This sold for $1000.

I was unable to take today off to try and get this one....hope a Pinsider got it! It looked like it was in pretty good shape.....

#13493 61 days ago

The Shadow & Cue Ball Wizard for sale here in Fishers, In.


Me: these both look like theyre in great condition from the limited pics...

Sale starts tomorrow!

Some pinsider needs to grab these!

#13495 61 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I would love to own the Shadow

Me too!

#13497 61 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

They probably want too much for it

With estate sales-its hit or miss....

Bought my first 2 machines at one- negotiated both down from their asking price on the second day of the sale (Evel Knievel #blackwater-100), there was a Pinbot for sale local to me last week at one and I messaged about 30 min after the sale started and they said it sold already for $1000 (not sure what they were asking but it looked to be in real good shape). Most don't do presales but if they don't state that in their ad, I'll ask about it.
But ya gotta be Johnny on the spot with cash in hand to find out...part of the thrill of the chase I guess!

#13500 61 days ago
Quoted from pinfixer:

Is it me or do they look HUO? Look at the other stuff at this place. Appears that it was a upper-middle-class family at minimum. Cabinets have no scuffs or scrapes. Somebody's going to go home with a nice game no matter what!

The map shows a lake side house...so i'd have to assume that these were well maintained machines.....

Agreed, someone will end up with some nice games, hope its not a flipper!

#13513 61 days ago
#13557 58 days ago

Lightning Ball for sale in Jackson, Mi. (too bad my fam sold our lake house in Michigan Center..)


Also for sale PS1, PS2, Sega Genesis & a NES (looks like all come with games).
Can ya tell im an old school gamer? lol

#13570 58 days ago
Quoted from A_Bord:

Wanted to come back and say thanks for posting. Wouldn't have gotten my Moulin Rouge without this thread. Needed shopping, bumpers rebuilt and a few other adjustments but was a really great find.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Awesome! It makes my day seeing Pinsiders picking up games that they otherwise wouldn't have known about if it wasn't for this thread!

#13602 57 days ago

Alive for sale here..


Me:ooooo look at all the NASCAR die cast cars......including an autographed one of my fav driver #17!

#13620 56 days ago

It must be pitch & bat day today....

Short Stop (Deluxe) for sale here....


I see 2 active for sale ads....these really go for that much???

#13640 55 days ago

Jubilee for sale here in Livingston, NJ.

Also a United 'Alpha' shuffle bowler.


#13641 55 days ago

Star Trek up for auction here in Garnet Valley, PA tomorrow.

1pm start for the lot the pin is in.
Bally Star Trek pinball machine (lights up but does not currently work)


#13654 55 days ago

See post ##13620

#13749 48 days ago

The OP says its an 8 ball pinball, but I cant tell from the pics...im sure someone can id it from the front of the cab since the head is wrapped in cardboard....
Also a Donkey Kong for sale also...


#13776 47 days ago

1941 spot-pool-gottlieb for sale here...


no link on Pinside to this game-


Sale starts tomorrow.

#13828 43 days ago

Time Warp
Spanish Eyes
Summer Time

Online estate sale going on now.


Current bids are in the $26 range.....these look pretty clean and I see keys...……..

#13833 43 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I didn't look at Pinside for nine hours this afternoon.* I read 14 posts in this forum and I thought Oh no, I'm missing out on some great deal that everyone is drooling over. Instead zero project pins were posted, talk about a pin found at an estate sale, DE Jurassic park prices, etc.
Let's try to remember the intent of this forum:
Posting project pins that we found so that others can find a good deal, and help get more pins back into playable shape which helps our hobby.
Post fully working pins that are at a great price. Ex; You find a playable but un-shopped Meteor in really nice cosmetic shape for $600. We can debate the actual value (please don't), but let's agree that's a great deal.
If you see a pin with a problem that was posted in this forum, that may not be that noticeable to everyone else, point it out.
If you think a project pin is a great deal tell everyone.
If you think it's a scam, please share and help educate the rest of us as to why.
If you see a pin for sale at an estate sale or auction, post it here. We don't care the condition. Estate sales are a crap shoot, sometime people get huo pins for a fraction of it's value, other times they want crazy money. I bought a fully working pin for less than half it's value at an estate sale. Someone else posted it in this forum @nascarrey .
If you buy something because you read about it here first, tell us.
I've posted a lot of pins in this forum, but no I'm not the Op and no I'm not in charge. I just think if we remember why @pecos started this forum, we can keep that original intent going; helping people find good deals on pins, and getting more pins up and running and back into circulation with collectors.
*Yes it is possible, and no......you won't die trying.

Very well put bluespin. What machine did ya get at that estate sale?

I got my first 2 pins at an estate sale Evel Knievel Blackwater 100 back in 2017.

#13836 43 days ago
Quoted from sndchaser:

The terms say the pictures may be stock photos and the pinballs appear to be all stock photos. As does the foosball. You can see the actual items have their auction company tag on it, and these do not, and are in all different environments. Beware!

So theyre selling 'un-pictured' merchandise at an auction??? Kinda hard to bid, if you cant see what youre buying!!!

#13845 42 days ago

Well back to sales we can see pictures of the actual items being sold....

Teacher's Pet for sale here


#13852 41 days ago

Grand Prix for sale here


Me:also for sale a notoriously finicky Atari Pole Position arcade game.

#13857 41 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

With these estate sales, do you just show up and "get in line"? Is it an auction format? It it like a glorified garage sale? How does it work?

Each one is different. Most will not pre-sale but occasionally some do. They want you to come to the sale. I recommend getting there early to be first in line, especially if its a title you really want. Sometimes you can negotiate the price on the first day.....most wont reduce the price until the second day-although most pins don't last until the second day.

#13862 41 days ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

Yeah, I got my first pin at an estate auction about an hour from here. It was worth it. There were two other pins there that went for much less. (the Countdown with a see-thru backglass and new NiWumph board went for $150 right after I bought Firepower 2 for $650...I don't recall what King Kool went for--all were projects).
I'm interested in that Comet a couple of hours from here...could go for peanuts or it could be sold prior to the sale. It could really go either way. I've sent a request for better pics and additional info, citing the drive. Haven't heard back and don't think I will.
I think the trick with estate sales/auctions is to have the sale be rural.
If it isn't a hassle to show up, then several pinheads will pop in to see what's up.

I bet you do get a reply....ive only have a few estate sales where they didn't respond to a request for more/better pics....after all-if they want to sell their merchandise, they should communicate with a potential buyer.

#13869 41 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Call back and ask what the asking price is. They won't know how to take good pictures, plus they'll be busy getting things ready for the sale so they won't have time to call everyone back. Leave a brief and friendly message like "Hi my name is John, I collect pinball machines and I see that you have a Comet pinball machine for sale. I see that it isn't turned on in the pictures. Is it currently working and have you set a price yet? I ask because your quite a distance from me. If you share your asking price, and I'm not interested, I can share with other collectors that I know in the area."
I've found that usually the estate people won't set prices until a couple of days before a show. By calling and being friendly and easy to deal with you'll have more success. That's how I talked the estate seller down $400 from her asking price on Robo-War.

Yep- kill 'em with kindness!

#13928 37 days ago

Pirates of the Caribbean for sale here.


I like the custom 'instructions' card.....lol

#13972 35 days ago

From the pics it looks very clean with very little lower pf wear.

#14025 34 days ago

They don't work from my android either...


#14038 33 days ago
Quoted from digdug2084:

Thanks for this. Finally got the Grand Prix I was looking for. The pole position was toast, they wanted 200 for it. There was a twin jokers for 100 that was also missing parts (good for early bally legs though?), and an Exhibit Morocco that was probably past saving for 120. The backglass was missing a little, there wasn't much left of the play field.

Congrats! And you're welcome! I haven't picked up a pin in over 18 months...so i'm living vicariously through helping everyone else's pickups!

If that was closer to Chi-town, I would have picked it up!

#14085 32 days ago


Last day of this sale, they finally posted a pic of the pin


Edit: today 50%off

#14149 28 days ago


For sale here- cabinet has seen better days, legs are very rusty.....


#14152 28 days ago
Quoted from jaytrem:

Big money in that town. Might be worth taking a 1/2 day. I'm kinda maxed out on space right now, gotta move a wall! Thanks as always!

No prob....id rather some one here gets em than a flipper....

There's always room for 1 (or more) pins, right????

#14196 27 days ago

Little Chief

for sale here....bg looks roached....cab looks weathered....


#14198 26 days ago
Quoted from dc2010:

So....I feel like a part of the story is missing.....like the part RIGHT before the ending

So how did the sale end up happening Pecos? Did he contact you and accept your offer?

Edit- I didn't see you posted the rest of the story above.

#14209 26 days ago


Briarwood Rodeo for sale here


Never seen one of these before.....

#14254 23 days ago



#14256 23 days ago

Eight Ball Deluxe Limited Edition for sale here...looks to be in real good condition..


One of my fav pins of all time....wish I could find one closer....lol

"Chalk Up!"

#14269 22 days ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

That link is for the World Fair pin....

Thanks- too much cutting & pasting yesterday...lol

I fixed it.

#14275 22 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Gottlieb Gridiron
worcester.craigslist.org link
If someone needs me to pick this up let me know.

Very nice offer!

Does it come with the 'rug'????

#14287 20 days ago

Grand Prix

For sale here- I messaged the company and asked which machines they has as there was no pics yet....


#14292 20 days ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Grand Prix
For sale here- I messaged the company and asked which machines they has as there was no pics yet....

Estate sale sent me this pic last night..... 2 good looking machines!

GRANDPRIX (resized).jpg
#14298 20 days ago
Quoted from PBEarwood:

It's not in a kitchen, it's next to a hot tub and a pool is on the other side of the hot tub.

A wet bar then???