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#399 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally Midway
Game/Type: Motordome / SS
Year: June, 1986
Production: 2,000
Cost: $300
Location: Reading, PA
Link: reading.craigslist.org link
Condition: "...playing condition but needs work. A great fixer upper..."

#406 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Summer Time / EM
Year: February, 1973
Production: 413
Cost: $200
Location: Buffalo, NY
Link: buffalo.craigslist.org link
Condition: "gets power and lights up but is not fully functional".

#408 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

*want*
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Must...build...addition...!

You're welcome to 'store' it in my livingroom

#411 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

You are located in New York, aren't you...

Just an hour away, even

#427 3 years ago
Quoted from davideokills:

I'll get whatever you want in the Cleveland area. Only catch is you have to take some of the projects I bought and can't get to with you.

Similarly, open offer: I can pick up anything in the upper half of New York and hold them for people, although I make no guarantees to when I might be driving somewhere, though I'd of course bring them along if I ever head that way. You just pay for gas. Discount if I'm allowed to set them up, and if you want, and it's an EM, I might even fix it for you (I enjoy working on them)

#428 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Ice Revue/ EM
Year: December, 1965
Production: 2,050
Cost: $250
Location: Clifton, NJ
Link/Contact: newjersey.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "has been in storage for years but is complete...The Plug end came off during its move so i have not been able to plug it in "

#439 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Data East
Game/Type: Batman / SS
Year: September 1991
Production: 3,500
Cost: $800
Location: White Plains, NY
Link/Contact: newyork.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "THE GOOD , SOLID CABINET , GREAT BACK GLASS , ,TOPPER , GAME PLAYS GREAT ,
NOW THE BAD , NO DMD DISPLAY COMING ON AT ALL AND THE PLAYFIELD IS VERY ROUGH , BUT ALL PARTS ON ON PF AND IT PLAYS GREAT"

#460 3 years ago
Quoted from Crispin:

Congrats! I had to talk myself out of this one, I have such a problem!

Same thing, I only didn't pick it (and that Motordome!) up because I've already picked up 3 projects this month :/

#461 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb / Premier
Game/Type: Rescue 911 / SS
Year: May, 1994
Production: 4,000
Cost: $450
Location: NH
Link/Contact: nh.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "No working project pin great for restoration project"

#474 3 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Asking for photos is generally a waste of time. Just go see the game. Sellers usually go for the lowest hanging fruit and if a potential buyer asks too many things, they generally get ignored if there are other buyers lined up.

Preferable, yeah, but when games typically appear > 3 hours away, I'm not taking a whole day unless I'm already planning to purchase something

#478 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Top Score / EM
Month/Year: October, 1975
Production: 3,200
Cost: $350
Location: Keene, NH
Link/Contact: nh.craigslist.org link

Condition: "was working when last set up this past summer. Playfield and cabinet in good shape. Some flaking on backglass in the red paint areas"

#479 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Amazing Spiderman / SS
Month/Year: may, 1980
Production: 7,625
Cost: $650
Location: Langhorne, PA
Link/Contact: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Has booting issue with display fuse blowing. All displays are tested and good, so it may be a driver or power supply board issue. Once in a while a game will start, but I haven't had time to get back and tinker with it. Has refurbished MPU from Mayfair. "

#484 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Paragon / SS
Month/Year: June, 1979
Production: 9,120
Cost: $500
Location: South Hempstead, NY
Link/Contact: newyork.craigslist.org link

Condition: "needs a tune up it's all there"

Lemme know if you get this otherwise I might get tempted

#496 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Thanks for letting us know that it has sold. zacaj has the uncanny ability to find project pins that sell fast!

That's because I post then within an hour of them being available sometimes

#506 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Super Soccer / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: January, 1975
Production: 7,130
Cost: $250
Location: NH
Link/Contact: nh.craigslist.org link link

Condition: OP: "complete and powers up. Has not been shopped. Playfield and backglass very nice"

#517 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Jungle Princess / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: August 1977
Production: 1,600
Cost: $200 OBO
Location: Reading, PA
Link/Contact: reading.craigslist.org link

Condition: "I don't have a key for it, it also doesn't turn on. At its best it's in fair condition and good for parts or to restore. I'm also open to trades foosball table, chicken coop, trained monkey, new job & etc"

grr, just drove through Reading three hours ago.

#543 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Game Plan
Game/Type: Old Coney Island / SS
Month/Year: December, 1979
Production: 3,000
Cost: $350
Location: Boston, MA
Link/Contact: boston.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Blows under playfield coil fuse. Everything else works except the coils."

#549 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Liberty Bell / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: April, 1977
Production: 3,000
Cost: $175
Location: Upper Township, NJ
Link/Contact: southjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: "All compete will need a shop out"

#560 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Flash / SS
Year: January, 1979
Production: 19,505
Cost: $350
Location: Albany, NY
Link/Contact: albany.craigslist.org link

Condition: "appeared to work last time"

#562 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

My guess is a bingo pinball, as the maufacturer says: "Bally Gayety"

I've got one of those in my basement! Pretty cool, as far as bingo machines go

#573 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Firepower / SS
Month/Year: February, 1980
Production: 17,410
Cost: $150!
Location: Franklinville, NJ
Link/Contact: southjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: "has some water damage from leaking roof...as is"

#598 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Sonic
Game/Type: Prospector / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: March, 1977
Production: Unknown
Cost: $500
Location: NY, NY
Link/Contact: newyork.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Score for fourth player doesn't work."

Someone put 'digital' stickers on the reels, cute

#644 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Big Shot / EM 2 Player
Year: August, 1973
Production: 2,900
Cost: $275
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Link/Contact: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

Condition: OP: " lights up, but stays stuck in tilt mode and will not reset or start up"

#664 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Red Baron / EM 2 Player
Year: June 05, 1975
Production: Unknown
Cost: $200
Location: Baldwin, NY
Link/Contact: longisland.craigslist.org link

Condition: "playfield is worn, the rubbers are good, cabinet art is nice, back glass has some pealing paint in the red areas" worked before it went into storage

#690 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Spanish Eyes / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: March 1972
Production: 3,905
Cost: $175
Location: Spencer (Ithaca), NY
Link/Contact: ithaca.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "This machine is complete, it has had some water damage/moisture in the cabinet. It will require a number of coils to be replaced, and detailed cleaning of the switches. I decided to move this one on to someone that won't mind spending the extra time this machine will require. I have restored the mechanics in the head already before examining the cabinet. All mechanics in the head have been serviced. This would be a good project for someone that has the time for this one."

Some one pick this up, it's without a doubt one of the best EMs. Love mine so much I'm almost considering grabbing this one too on principle, but.

#698 3 years ago

edit: probably a scam

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Game Show / SS
Year: April, 1990
Production: 2,500
Cost: $300
Location: Newton, MA
Link/Contact: boston.craigslist.org link

Condition: "It lights up, but does not function."

If only I were closer...

#702 3 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

The photos were pulled directly from the IPDB page.

Haha, "game doesn't boot" -> pictures show game booted

I can never figure out how they're gonna make money off this stuff

#714 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bon Voyage / EM 1 Player
Year: April 17, 1974
Production: 1,585
Cost: $300
Location: NJ
Link/Contact:newjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Needs a flipper coil and some minor
adjustment. Back glass is beautiful and rated a 10. Play field area is also very nice"

#760 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Playmatic
Game/Type: Speakeasy / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: May, 1977
Production: ?
Cost: $200
Location: Warwick NY
Link/Contact: newyork.craigslist.org link
Condition: "needs minor repair"

#766 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Terminator 2 / SS
Month/Year: July, 1991
Production: 15,202
Cost: $1000
Location: Wenham, MA
Link/Contact: boston.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Works fine except cannon needs repair."

#797 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Vulcan / EM 4 Player
Year: October, 1977
Production: 3,575
Cost: $300
Location: cinnaminson, NJ
Link: southjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Needs work, but does light up."

#805 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Casanova / EM 2 Player
Year: November 22, 1966
Production: 3,575
Cost: $250
Location: Galloway, NJ
Link: southjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: "working cond."

#810 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

What a cool lookin' game. I've never seen one come up before but have admired from IPDB. The photos from the seller aren't the best but the art package is great (uncharacteristically proportionate people from Christian Marche with really daring colors), a bagatelle in the backbox, and a playfield that looks fun too. Say it with me...
"Wish I was closer!"
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I stared at it on ipdb for a while, do you have any idea what the rules are? I couldn't make any sense of it from looking at the playfield....

#818 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Sega
Game/Type: Space Jam / SS
Year: December 1996
Production
Cost: $800
Location: Florida, NY
Link/Contact: hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Cosmetically great. Fast game play. Works 100% in Florida ,NY" no mention of functionality in other counties...

#835 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Real ganga here!
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Future Spa / SS Widebody 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1979
Production: 6,400
Cost: $375 Firm
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Link/Contact: orlando.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "The pinball machine has the normal wear and everything on the machine works except for the flippers. The flippers need work."

Well, I'm in line, behind five other people...

#885 3 years ago
Quoted from brandsilence:

So hideous. Are yours wood-grained too?
I am going to leave them be in the short term lest i catapult myself into a playfield restoration before i'm ready—which is what happened with my last EM project!

Mine has clear mylar ones.. over the wear marks. I don't get operators sometimes... every game I've got with mylar protection has wear under it

I was imagining making ones for my spanish eyes printed with a mockup of the graphics under them, or with some sort of circle or star pattern

#898 3 years ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

Hey, at least give them credit for installing the mylar protectors at some point! They started to see it wear, so they installed mylar. After all, they had to unsolder the lamp socket and remove the pop bumper body to install them. Just think what it would have looked like without them at all? There is a typical example on IPDB where there is no mylar and therefore, no artwork (just bare wood).

On my Spirit they wore down to bare wood, then installed the mylar, then wore through the mylar!

#957 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Police Force / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: August, 1989
Production: 4,757
Cost: $600
Location: Washington, NJ
Link/Contact: newjersey.craigslist.org link
Condition: "non working for parts or repair.
machine was removed from a damp basement
wood has some mold stains on the inside of the machine
head unit is removed from machine
looks to be complete."

#981 3 years ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

Not mine, from the ad, much dirt :
Selling some project pinball machines. These have not run in 20 years but priced right
Pinbot $400
Space shuttle $400 sold
Black knight $200
Agents 777 $200
Fire power $200
Alien star $200
Flash Gordon $200
Most are complete but some need back glass or CPU sold as is where is for parts or repair
seattle.craigslist.org link

I want almost every game in that list, and would take them at that price.. *starts planning cross country trip*

#1024 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Spin A Card / EM 1P
Month/Year: January, 1969
Cost: $275
Location: Sunapee, NH
Link/Contact: nh.craigslist.org link

Condition: "- Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't
-Great condition otherwise" cabinet has been repainted white

#1025 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Playball / EM 1P
Month/Year: April, 1971
Cost: $100
Location: East stroudsburg, PA
Link/Contact: poconos.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Ready to be restored."

#1026 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Sound Stage / EM 2P
Year: July 1976
Production: 3,000
Cost: $275
Location: Shrewsbury, MA
Link/Contact: boston.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Cabinet has been enhanced by local artist and an original 18x24 Oil Painting, on canvas, "The Awakening" has been mounted on the rear panel. Includes new rubbers, flipper parts, new locks, new bulbs, and new power cord. Machine starts up and plays but needs some tweaking to be fully operational. Back glass has been repaired."

No pics of that enhanced cabinet...

#1031 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Meteor / SS
Year: September 1979
Production: 7,939
Cost: $350
Location: Morris County, NJ
Link/Contact: newjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Recently had Alltek MPU board installed. One flipper not working."

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#1128 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Barn Find - Group buy?
Williams Padddock
Williams King Pin
Gottlieb Counterforce
Williams Grand Prix
Bally Twin Win
Williams Jive Time
+Other pinballs and lots of arcade EMs
Cost: Looking for somebody to purchase all of it.
Location: Portland, OR
Link/Contact: portland.craigslist.org link
Condition: Unknown but dusty!

Mmmmmmmmmm

I'll take the Counterforce, Grand Prix, and Spanish Eyes, just get em across the Mississippi

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#1232 3 years ago
Quoted from polyacanthus:

You'd be surprised. Lots of buyers too. The market is ruthless. If something's available after an hour it's overpriced.

Even in NY (land of no pins) 9/10 deals are gone within 10 minutes

#1255 3 years ago

Darn, Pecos, how are my NY searches missing all these? I haven't seen a good project come up in weeks!

#1264 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

There aren't any secrets. I start out at a major city like Cleveland or Portland, scan all of the posts and then hop to nearby cities from the city drop-down box in CL. I try to start in sections of the country that I haven't visited for a day or two. Other than that it is just a lot of hard work to find the Project Pin gems less than $500 by viewing as many posts as possible in as short a time as possible. Sometime I can find three or four in half an hour and sometimes I won't find one after an hour of searching. If CL goes dry, I try eBay. I used to Google for "Craigslist project pinball" but have gotten out of the habit since I find so many in my regular searches. I can usually find a Project Pin in the Northeast, Florida or on the West Coast when having trouble finding Project Pins. Salt Lake City and Albuquerque are usually 'draino' so I feel for those of you in New Mexico and Utah.

Wow, that sounds time intensive! I just made up a craigslist search that weeds out a good deal of false positives, then saved it in every county of every state within three states of me...

#1288 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: 2001 / EM 1 Player
Year: February, 1971
Production: 2,200
Cost: $200
Location: South End, KY
Link/Contact: louisville.craigslist.org link

Condition: "This machine is non-working, not sure what's wrong with it. The backglass is close to a 10. The playfield is very good. It's complete except for a missing plastic in the center. The cabinet is very good also."

#1289 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Quick Draw / EM 2 Player
Year: June, 1975
Production: 2,660
Cost: $400
Location: Brick, NJ
Link/Contact: jerseyshore.craigslist.org link

Condition: "in decent working condition"

#1293 3 years ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

I'd nab it if I was 2000 miles closer, damn, same with the 2001.

I didn't even know I had KY in my searches.

...I think it's KY? Craigslist makes this weird assumption that you know what state the page you're on is in, can't figure out why.

#1310 3 years ago
Quoted from TheOnlyest:

Hey gang, I had a cool idea that seems to be appropriate for this awesome thread...
I am willing to offer my services here in the Las Vegas valley, absolutely free to my fellow fans of this thread.
If you see a pin on CL, ebay etc in my area that you are seriously interested in, I will go and thoroughly check it out for you, take detailed pics and email them to you (or post them here). Keep in mind that we have a couple of notorious schmucks in CA that consistently list their ludicrously overpriced machines in CL Las Vegas, so I obviously can't go see those for you.
I can even buy and/or pick it up for you, if you pay the seller or send me the money. You can pick it up from me, or have a shipping company pick it up from me at your convenience. This will remove the issue of sellers who "want to sell locally" and wont be bothered with people who need to have the machine shipped... Not to mention all the other crap that CL sellers pull on non-local buyers mid or post deal.
There's nothing in this for me, except the chance that maybe someone in another market may do the same for me. Just a thought!

Nice!

Same thing on my end for most of upstate NY, as long as you've contacted the seller and they understand someone will just be coming by to take pictures and then leaving...

#1336 3 years ago

mystery six card bingo, Reading PA: reading.craigslist.org link
$175
Condition: "Back glass playfeild cabinef look good no flippers. buyer must try and get working i cant figure it out"

#1383 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Bon Voyage / EM 1P
Year: April 1974
Production: 1,585
Cost: $150
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Link/Contact: hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link

Condition: none given. Looks like it lights up, and most of the paint is still there...

#1416 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Atari
Game/Type: Space Riders / SS
Year: September, 1978
Cost: $499
Location: Benson, VT
Link/Contact:burlington.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Lights and sounds aND all normal functions working. Scoring is not working"

#1440 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Stern
Game/Type: Flight 2000 / SS
Year: August, 1980
Production: 6,301
Cost: $125
Location: Louisville, KY
Link/Contact: louisville.craigslist.org link

Condition: "The cabinet is solid and in good condition and the playfield is complete, but cosmetically rough. There are no boards in the head of the game, no backglass and no playfield glass."

#1446 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Freedom / EM 4P
Mo/Year: October 08, 1975
Production: 5,080
Cost: $125
Location: Scranton, PA
Link/Contact: scranton.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Two Bally freedom cabinets both missing some parts. One is missing the playfield glass. One head included. It is missing a score reel and the bottom plywood board that fastens to the cabinet. No backglass."

(I tried to remove the </p> but I can't see it when editing?)

#1449 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Sorry, I should have been more clear. Apparently, when a Project Pin thread viewer clicks on a link, the Pinside server opens up a new page, adds the link and includes, for some reason, HTML code at the end of the link. This is a possible bug and as best as I can tell, only affect CL links.
For example, in the link you posted, correctly by the way, a new page is opened and the following link is submitted:
scranton.craigslist.org link
The viewer can fix this issue by removing the HTML code, <br%20/> in your case or </p> for my link and resubmitting the URL by pressing the RETURN key.
It's not the fault of the poster. That said, I added a " at the end of the link when posting and that kept the Pinside server from adding any HTML at the end of the URL:
Examples:
Link/Contact: " target="_blank">chicago.craigslist.org link
" target="_blank">scranton.craigslist.org link
Or, I could be completely wrong and it's the CL server behavior that has changed or it could be a browser specific issue or something else.
Clear as mud??

Ah, I see. Definitely a pinside problem with how they convert your post to HTML and recognize CL links... Was hoping there was some advanced edit mode where I could see the HTML but alas all the editing options seem to be gone

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#1520 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Sellers love it when you give more than agreed to and I am glad to do it in order to have another project pin, a very special pin, to work on!

I recently got very lucky on a project Black Hole at a good price, when I went to pick it up, discovered it had all brand new boards and displays too, and the guy wouldn't even accept when I tried to give him more money as I loaded it up!

I've tried a few times to offer part or full down payments to lock something in, sadly people tend to hate things like Paypal...

Quoted from Pecos:

show up at the sellers door in an hour or less, if local.

Darn NY, I've only even seen two projects come up within three hours of me... and one was flipped for 5x the price within the day :/

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#1567 3 years ago
Quoted from aahgo:

FYI, this is in NY, not Wisconsin...

And current status of "best offer by Saturday gets it", so RIP

#1594 3 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Since it's easiest to transport a game broken down into 3 pieces - head, cabinet base, and legs - the biggest things you will need are some kind of wrench or ratchet/socket to fit the leg and head bolts - legs are usually 5/8" and head bolts 9/16". I mainly collect Gottliebs so it's best to have a selection of wrenches/ratchets/sockets, etc. that vary in size for anything you may run across. Other manufacturers may be different.

5/8" and 9/16" have been able to handle every machine I've come across, but it can't hurt to bring the full set, you never know.

Since it's a third floor apartment, you might want to just take the playfield out of the cabinet after you get the head off, much easier to move both afterwards. (reassemble before putting in car)

#1651 3 years ago

Don't like to do this, but with Allentown coming up I figure I might as well see if anyone has a better home for this:

I've got a Williams Laser Ball project currently set up and hogging two machines' worth of space what with it being a wide body and me needing the sides clear to work on it, I'm almost out of space and may be picking a game up next Monday, so soon this will be going into the garage; it's always on the backburner behind 'one other project' and then I pick something else up that goes in front of it in line.

No driver board (stole it for another game). Has an MPU, but has acid damage (I neutralized it with vinegar, etc, but haven't gotten to testing or replacing other components besides the interconnect). Think the head was stored on its side for a while, judging from the stain in the back:
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Acid doesn't seem to have touched anything besides the bottom inch of the board and the area immediately below the (removed) battery holder though, so not that much important to actually be damaged. Even before replacing the interconnect, I managed to get it to boot once, and saw that all the displays were working, the next thing I do when/if I get around to it again is replace the ram and cpu socket (new sockets included if you want them). It's not the rom sockets because I also tested it with a 2764 adapter: http://www.siegecraft.us/pinball/firepoweradapter.htm (great product, and I recommend you buy one, they're only sold out because he can't include the roms due to licensing, but I made my own 2764 that I can include). No idea if any of the original proms are good because they're some weird old pinout that my rom burner can't read. There's also a burn mark under the PIA for the displays, but I've verified all the traces are still good and the displays did work when I got it to boot.

PSU works, verified all voltages, but haven't replaced any caps or anything. Haven't tested the sound board.

Player 4 display missing, forgot to get it when I bought the game originally.

Cabinet is solid but has lots of scratches.
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Two different size rusty legs (but I tend to do that anyway to get my games tilted up enough...)

There's a chunk missing from the corner of the playfield glass:
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Backglass was spraypainted on the back by a prior owner to prevent flaking:
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Playfield is complete with all mechs, though some of the brackets are a bit rusty. No major wear marks besides from in the outlane kicker things and under the sling mylar, but light insert wear and ball swirling. Haven't gotten around to trying to clean it at all. One plastic is broken (left of the pops) but I have a replacement
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Have the apron, but it's bent (currently at a metal working friend's to see if they can straighten it). Also have a compatible apron from a Scorpion, but it has a 'lane change' text that isn't applicable to this game.
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Comes with a second playfield with much less insert wear and lane wear, just one spot near the kickout hole:
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Also a new rubber kit from PBR.

Currently located in Duanesburg, NY (half hour west of Albany) but can bring to Allentown with a commitment. Can take more pictures or give you any other info you need. Asking $350.

#1658 3 years ago
Quoted from chucktee:

Ah if you if just a little closer... and l had the money to spend. Got a bunch of parts from a Laser Ball I (regretfully) parted out years ago and was looking for a replacement cabinet at the minimum and this would be perfect. Just my luck

Come on, you know you want to go to Allentown

#1694 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Lost World / SS
Month/Year: February 10, 1977
Production: 10,330
Cost: $300
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Link/Contact: capecod.craigslist.org link

Condition: " Good shape. Turns on but ball does not come up"

#1721 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Vulcan / EM 4P
Year: October, 1977
Production: 3,575
Cost: $300
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Link/Contact: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

Condition: "boots and plays, but does get stuck in reset" "Playfield is really nice, with very minor wear. Backglass has some flaking"

#1739 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Tri Zone / SS
Month/Year: July, 1979
Production: 7,250
Cost: $250
Location: Hebron, CT
Link/Contact: hartford.craigslist.org link

Condition: " It boots and plays but needs to be cleaned up. All displays work. The flippers work. The GI is out."

#1772 3 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

Don't know if this one was listed - Black Pyramid
albany.craigslist.org link
I'm tempted for myself. It would go well with my Black Knight, Black Hole and Black Belt

Darn, that's right outside my door (but gone now). Would go well with my Black Knight, Black Hole, and Black Rose (iso a Black Jack and Blackout, because they're great, and Black Belt and Black Pyramid just because)

#1811 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Escape from the Lost World / SS
Month/Year: October 23, 1987
Production: 1,500
Cost: $260
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Link/Contact: indianapolis.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Externally in great shape. Internally everything functions very well except for the score displays"

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#1922 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Quoted from NicoVolta:
...and could do a middle-pop showcase at TPF 2017.
Don't do it! Then the middle-pop game prices will skyrocket and the rest of us will have no hope of joining the club!

I think we're up to four people in my local league that all own Spanish Eyes...

#1940 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

A good candidate for you playfield restoration experts.
Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Supersonic / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1979
Production: 10,340
Cost: $575
Location: Otisville, NY
Link/Contact: hudsonvalley.craigslist.org link
Condition: Backglass looks excellent. A few scuff marks on the cabinet. Playfield need a restoration. OP: "Game works, plays good. Has playfield wear but it's just one of those great old Bally games that were enjoyed."

This is the same guy I purchased a Dracula off of last week, game looked nice besides from the playfield. Good guy, nice collection.

Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Segasa/Sonic
Game/Type: Super Straight / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1977
Production: Unknown
Cost: $300
Location: Long Island, NY
Link/Contact: newyork.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "Antique super straight pinball machine. Works good just needs new flippers. All original."

Going to pick this up tomorrow...

#1942 3 years ago

thanks Pecos!

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#1956 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Aztec / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: July 1976
Production: 10,150
Cost: $250 or make offer
Location: Hartfort, CT
Link/Contact: hartford.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: "I have an Aztec Pinball Machine for sale, it does not work. The playfield is probably a 6 out of 10. The Backglass is a 6 out of 10. The cabinet is a Grand Prix cab.
It also comes with the original back box that is fully populated and the parts off of a Grand Prix Playfield along with the relays that would be at the bottom of the cabinet. Make me an offer on everything you see."

I contacted this one 4 days ago, said I'd take it. No response

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#1996 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Playmatic
Game/Type: Fantasy / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: January, 1976
Production: Unknown
Cost: $125
Location: Latham, NY
Link/Contact: albany.craigslist.org link

OP: Awesome machine. Had lots of fun with it. Lights up but does not play. It worked when I used it last fall.

#1997 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Playmatic
Game/Type: Travel Time / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: January 24, 1973
Production: 3,450
Cost: $325
Location: Latham, NY
Link/Contact:
albany.craigslist.org link

OP: "Great machine. This is the last machine that Dave Nicholson restored. Not many of these made."

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#2153 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Buck Rogers / SS
Month/Year: January, 1980
Production: 7,410
Cost: $300
Location: New Haven, CT
Link/Contact: newhaven.craigslist.org link

Condition: "powers up but does not work, it is complete and comes complete with new rubbers and a few other parts. back glass is flaking some but still looks good."

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#2507 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

The saga continues - 8th posting!

Just Curious,
One in your neck of the woods.
Sincerely,
Project Poobah Pecos
Manufacturer: Atari
Game/Type: Airborne Avenger / SS Widebody System 1 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1977
Production: 350 (!?)
Cost: $150 (!)
Location: Redford (Detroit), MI
Link/Contact: detroit.craigslist.org link
Condition: OP: " Overall, great condition, but may require some minor work - electronic score scrambles sometimes. Pickup only."

There was another one at the auction at pintastic last weekend

#2523 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Had an issue with uploading the videos but I'll get them up when I post the thread, decided just to do it when I'm finished.
I suppose I can throw a spoiler out there though...
Edit 1 second later: Nevermind. I'm just gonna put it in the thread. Too cool of a picture to spoil.

Picked up a project Harlem recently where all the backbox was 455s... and all blown out sadly

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#2664 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Maybe start "adjusting" switches & so forth.

Or loosening the screws on every switch stack and unscrewing the score motor from the board like some idiot did on the Aztec I picked up...

#2673 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Sega
Game/Type: Baywatch / SS
Month/Year: February, 1995
Cost: $750
Location: Lexington, KY
Link/Contact: lexington.craigslist.org link

Condition: "PLAYS BUT DOES NEED A GOOD CLEANING"

#2738 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: 2001 and Hi-Deal / EM 1P
Cost: $250ea
Location: Boston, MA
Contact/Link:boston.craigslist.org link
Condition: "working"

#2785 3 years ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

Looks like some bad touch-up on that one:

Holy... Maybe the picture makes it look works than it is, but....

I'd rather just have some wear
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#2793 3 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Stardust / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: October 14, 1971
Production: 5,455
Cost: $200
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Link: southjersey.craigslist.org link
Condition: "needs the contacts cleaned"

#2818 3 years ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Cant check it (no facebook), do you have a screenshot?

http://i.imgur.com/DRyRi4H.png

#2831 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

the backglass which is considered one of the all-time best EM backglasses.

Heh, I saw that BG for the first time and immediately went "well, I am never owning this game, the backglass looks like crap".

#2838 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Put big breasted babes on a backglass, I count eight, and for some reason it becomes popular in a male dominated culture. I won't even begin to describe the symbolism, but need I say it falls along the same lines? That backglass is sexually suggestive dynamite and should be rated PG13! That MIGHT have something to do with its popularity or it could be that guys just like the artwork and bright colors!
I've been seeing this backglass since age 15 so it is iconic to me as early 70s art.

I guess it must be something about being alive in the 70s.

Ignoring the girls, the clown creeps me out. Plus there's a 50% chance that any of my games will be set up in my mother's livingroom at some point in their life, so....

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#2997 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

I would be all over that, but am still knee deep in projects. - Just a short 6 hour round trip over the mountains for me..

Don't risk it! Some day you might run out of projects temporarily, like me, and then you'll just sit around all day looking at your pinball machines and wishing you had something to do!

#3012 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

For real. I offered $300 for an OXO in semi-working condition and was promptly turned down. Where's Colly...

There we go.

I'm still wishing I'd bought that one at the last Ohio show that was $350 fully working "or free to a good home"...

Quoted from NicoVolta:

OK Mr. Pecos, you gotta explain this one to me. I'm a fan of Norm Clark's relentless innovating over the years... the roulette wheels... the middle-pops with their flipper drains... the huge spinners... the backwards flippers... but OXO baffles me. I've seen it in person before and studied the layout but the geometry looks very simple. Like, a little too simple. Very similar to a lot of tables without much to shoot at except for "completing the goal". I'm leery of tic-tac-toe themes for this reason... they seem to sacrifice an awful lot of pure gameplay in order to accommodate the raw, visceral, sweaty-palms thrill of playing tic-tac-toe. *grin*
Egg Head and Square Head are good examples. If you don't care about the tic-tac-toe part, the games just fall apart. Both are so brutally difficult anyway that you'll never get the dad gum ball back up to the top even if you *do* care.
Lotsa kick-ass 70's Williams EM's out there with crazy fun features and fast gameplay... Gay 90's, Jive Time, Doodle Bug, Klondike, Spanish Eyes, Fan-Tas-Tic, Aztec, Hot Tip, Rancho... even the Craigslist-hogging Space Mission has its legion of fans. So you gotta tell me what in tarnation is the deal with OXO? Is it a multiplayer thing?

But, tic tac toe games are amazing! I dream of some day having every tic tac toe machine lined up... I love my Time Line. And my Black Jack, Spectrum, and Hot Hand. Not always the best layout, but they keep you on your toes, constantly trying to keep mental track of what's going on in the game, which shots to shoot for and which are useless (or even better, harmful). One of the ways I judge pins is by how much thinking / things you have to weigh when deciding what to shoot. Some games, you always know what to shoot. In Aztec, you shoot the spinner. Nothing else matters. Sure, it's pretty satisfying to rip the spinner, especially when it's lit, but there's a reason I sold mine off within two months. Next time you play any pin, think about how often you actually have to make a decision about what shot to shoot that goes beyond "am I on the right or left flipper", how much that decision matters, and how often the result of that decision changes. It's not the only thing that matters by any stretch, but it's amazing how many machines (even well regarded ones like Paragon for instance) don't really have that, and they suffer for it imo

#3017 3 years ago
Quoted from bingopodcast:

You've just described bingos perfectly.

I've got a Gayety and I have yet to see any intentional choices made by any players. Don't get the appeal.

Quoted from Captive_Ball:

Seller contacted me last night.....Willing to sell the Meteor and Freedom for $750. They posted a few pics of the Meteor. Feel free to PM Me if you want me to get you involved with it.

I wanna get involved, but there's some states in my way

Where's the project pinball biennial cross country game delivery road trip when you need it

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#3146 3 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

No, but I wouldn't mind adding one to the stable of Williams EMs at Pecos' Palatial Pinball Parlour!

I've been trying to find an EM to set up next to my SS

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#3341 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Scuba / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: September, 1970
Production: 1,450
Cost: $150
Location: Providence, RI
Contact/Link: "401-six nine six 0 four four"
providence.craigslist.org link

Condition: OP: ""

#3391 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Gulfstream / EM 1 Player
Year: May 24, 1973
Production: 4,175
Cost: Starting Bid: $375
Location: NH
Link/Contact: nh.craigslist.org link

Condition: " really great shape all bells lights functions work"

#3461 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Gold Wings / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October, 1986
Production: 3,260
Cost: $500
Location: Huntington, NY
Contact/Link:newyork.craigslist.org link

Condition: "very nice shape Shopped Lamps Polished New rubbers Lights up but it does not work"

#3533 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

When I purchase pinball machine it was working, brought it home and it hasn't worked.

I was about to say "I know the feeling", but then I realized that I've had more games sold as non-working that worked when I got them home than the other way around :/

#3564 2 years ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Royal Flush / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: April 1976
Production: 12,250
Cost: $450
Location: Dover, MA
Contact/Link: Very nice condition gottlieb royal flush pinball machine. Powers up but doesn't start. Should be an easy fix if you know these machines. Many new play field parts.

*almost emails them*
"You've bought three machines in the past two weeks, for more money than you spent on your last car, zacaj"
*sighs*
*closes email window*

These card hand based gottliebs all seem really cool in theory but I've never gotten the chance to play one to find out if it's actually anything more than knocking the whole bank down...

#3569 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Royal Flush is worth trying out. Drop targets don't reset but still a good game.
Jacks Open has a progressive poker hand feature and resetting drop targets after you complete each hand.

Seems like that'd be the one I want then...

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#3655 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Yep. Those black connectors are a real pain to repin. They use obsolete bifurcated contacts that are almost impossible to find so that would be one less headache to worry about.

I finally ended my year long search for a system 80 interconnect when I randomly spied one on a table at york. They don't make those housings anymore...

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#3761 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Gold Wings / SS
Year: October, 1986
Production: 3,260
Cost: $250
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Link/Contact: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Worked when put away 18 years ago"

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#3788 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Solar Ride / SS
Month/Year: February, 1979
Production: 8,800
Cost: $200
Condition: ""
Location: West Chester, PA
Contact/Link: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

#3835 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

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

Heh, good luck finding rubbers for them...

--a Hot Hand owner

#3836 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Crescendo / EM 2P
Month/Year: May, 1970
Production: 1,175
Cost: $275
Location: Evansville, ID
Contact/Link: evansville.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Complete and needs work but repairable and restorable"

#3846 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Lost World / SS
Month/Year: February 1977
Production: 10,330
Cost: $200
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Contact/Link: southjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: MPU not booting

#3852 2 years ago
Quoted from rkahr:

Here's one for the thread: I just got an empty Bally EM cabinet from a city dumpster. PM me if you want it for free... I also posted on DC area CL, but would be most pleased if someone who monitors this thread could put it to use (or maybe even just use some of the remaining metal on it). I don't even know what game it's from but whatever - you can't beat the price!

-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

Wish I was closer. My Black Jack could use a cabinet with more than 50% of its paint, four corners, and no sharks etched into the sides

#3853 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Game/Type: Out of Sight / EM 2 player
Month/Year: December, 1974
Production: 1,750
Cost: $150
Location: Willow Grove, PA
Contact/Link: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Game starts up and partially plays. Does not advance ball count
and some scoring does not fully work. Includes some new parts."

(if anyone is in this area and could grab another game for me, send me a PM)

#3855 2 years ago
Quoted from songofsixpence:

looks like a no-brainer

I'd be driving down if I didn't just buy two games and already own a Far Out

#3866 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

If I had the space, I would be sorely tempted. Looks like it's in fairly decent shape. Partially working pins tend to be good projects.

Sounds like bad projects to me! Where's the fun in buying a pinball machine that doesn't require hours of work to even start a game?

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#3964 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Chicago Coin
Game/Type: Polo / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: June, 1940
Production: 1,640
Cost: $100
Location: NJ
Contact/Link: newjersey.craigslist.org link

Condition: " Glass is cracked and dirty inside not sure if it works."

#3996 2 years ago
Quoted from Captive_Ball:

relisted on Ebay....Buy It Now $275 obo
ebay.com link » 1979 Stern Dracula Project Pinball Machine Pickup Ohio Vampire Needs Work Arcade

Heh, I bought a dracula project in better condition than this, did work on it, and sold it, for a cumulative price less than what that guy's asking...

#4029 2 years ago
Quoted from comment23:

I'm out of room or I would go get it!

I sent him an offer yesterday, no response yet

#4052 2 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

I sent him an offer yesterday, no response yet

Seller has informed me that "it's worth at least $300 in parts", neglecting to factor in the "irrevocably destroying a piece of history/art" fee of $200

#4067 2 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Is this already gone??

I believe this was forceflow's maybe?

#4090 2 years ago

I'd sure hope no one on this thread is doing crap like that

Quoted from SilverBallKid:Another person I have contacted now twice using the email address listed on the ad and I am not even getting a response.

I'd say this happens at least 50% of the time for me. I also discovered however, that at least a few times it was CL silently blocking my email address. I actually got a game after two weeks because I contacted them again from a different address.

Regardless though, you need to be able to say "I can have it gone tonight/tomorrow morning/etc" or you're not going to get a lot of stuff. And no hesitating about "is this a good idea or not?" or thinking "I'll sleep on it"/"I'll discuss it with my spouse": if you can't look at a listing and be able to commit on the initial email to buying it within 5 minutes a lot is going to slip through your fingers

Quoted from SilverBallKid:

When an item is sold on Craigslist, is it the responsibility of the seller to remove the listing

The only time you can ever tell anything from it still being listed is if the seller says in capital letters "IF ITS STILL UP ITS STILL FOR SALE". And sometimes not even then...

#4092 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Vector/ SS
Month/Year: March 24, 1981
Production: 3,500
Cost: $250
Location: Muncie, IN
Link/Contact: muncie.craigslist.org link

Condition: It powers on and lights up but does not work correctly. It is complete and in nice shape. The glass is not broken or chipped.

#4099 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

One of the main issues I have with it is its kludgy nature. The layout is congested with too many odd glancing shots to make. It didn't help that operators/owners were always moving posts around and changing things. Basically if the game isn't leveled perfectly and everything adjusted "just so"... it plays like crap.
I really like the artwork and sounds though. It's essentially an unlicensed version of TRON.

Seems like it needs new code that makes the upper playfield have a point and gives you something to do besides going for multiball. Some games can survive off just going for MB over and over (Black Knight, Spirit) due to how good their layout is. Vector is not one of them... Though I do love the double row of drops.

Edit: -35 only supported 8KB of ROM? If so, I guess that explains why they lost to Williams...

#4120 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Williams
Game: Bride of Pinbot / SS
Year: February, 1991
Production: 8,100

Manufacturer: Williams
Game: Slugfest / SS pitch and bat
Year: March, 1991
Production: ?

Manufacturer: Stern
Game: Dracula / SS
Year: January, 1979
Production: 3,350

Location: Syosset, VA
Price: $1400 for all
Condition: "Haven't turned on other 2 yet. All working when stored."

Link: longisland.craigslist.org link

I'd consider grabbing them myself for the Dracula, but I couldn't fit them all in my car...

#4124 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Bride of Slugfest?

It's a rare one-off retheme

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#4279 2 years ago
Quoted from metalkatt:

I might take you up on that offer next year, Pecos. My son lives in Tucson and I'm sure I'll be there at least for thanksgiving!! Have a nice holiday!!

Pinside really needs a "drop by my place any time even if we've never talked before" checkbox on peoples' locations

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#4397 2 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

That's one nice looking Stingray.

And it's now in the back of my car

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S/O to pecos, been busy and hadn't been checking Craigslist lately, didn't see this till it got posted here.

Bit of flaking in the backglass, a few wear marks in the playfield but it'll probably clean up alright. MPU is covered in acid but the owner claims it still works

#4421 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Recel
Game/Type: Top Speed / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: December, 1975
Production: Unknown
Cost: $325
Location: Akron, OH
Contact/Link: cleveland.craigslist.org link

Condition: "Game plays but will need to be cleaned / bulbs changed"

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#4598 2 years ago
Quoted from pantherpinball:

Projects for sale at TPF, these will be at the swap meet. Let me know if you have an interest.
Mousin Around - Has Spare PF
6m Dollar Man - Rough Cab, Nice BG and Nice PF
Cue ball wizard - Nice
Dolly Parton - Nice
Mata Hari - Nice BG, Nice Cab, ok PF
Mata Hari - Lower Cab
Power Play - Nice BG, ok Cab, OK PF ware at the slingshots
Power Play - Nice BG, cab needs work, ok PF
Rescue 911 - Missing Coin Door
Rescue 911 - Missing BG
Road Kings - Nice
Baby Pac-Man - Missing Parts
Bally - Strikes and Spares - Rough
Black Jack - No notes yet
Disco Fever - No notes yet
Firepower - No notes yet
Gorgar - No notes yet
Gorgar - No notes yet
Gorgar - bottom
Jokers Wild - No notes yet
Lucky 7 - No notes yet
Meteor - No notes yet
Middle Earth - No notes yet
Middle Earth - No notes yet
Mr & Mrs Pac - No notes yet
Mr & Mrs Pac - No notes yet
Pokerino - No notes yet
Pokerino - No notes yet
Time Warp - No notes yet
Time Warp - No notes yet
Tri Zone - No notes yet
Trident - No notes yet
Twin Joker - No notes yet
Williams Soccer - No notes yet
World Cup - No notes yet

Wish I lived in Texas...

#4603 2 years ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

There will probably be some nearby pinheads making the trip. If you don't know your local pin community you're missing a big part of the fun.

I'm in every league within two hours of me and no one at any of them even goes to as many shows as I do

#4654 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Playmatic
Game/Type: Conquest 200 / EM 1P
Year: October, 1976
Production: ?
Cost: $200
Location: Webster, NY
Link/Contact: rochester.craigslist.org link

Condition: "this machine has not been assembled in years. So know that it is not currently in working order. Cosmetically looks to be in very nice condition. "

Looks like it's in pretty good shape from the (bad) pics, does anyone know anything about Playmatic machines? Half tempted to grab it but suspect it's probably not a very good game...

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#4707 2 years ago

anufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Flip Flop / EM 4 Player
Year: November 13, 1974
Production: 5,350
Cost: $100 OBO
Location: Chardon, OH
Link: cleveland.craigslist.org link

Condition: "works most of the time... needs an owner that has time to fiddle around. I call it a high maintenance machine."

#4749 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

~~~~~~~MIDDLE POP BUMPER ALERT~~~~~~~
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Fan-Tas-Tic / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1972
Production: 5,680
Cost: $325
Location: Lehigh Valley (Allentown), PA
Contact/Link: allentown.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Project type machine...
Not tested.
Playfield has wear
Backglass has been sealed with minor lifting,paint loss.
Cabinet has usual chips and scuffs."

A Fan-Tas-Tic? On the East Coast? For <$1000?!? *emails*

#4752 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Are they that rare up there? Williams made a lot... they pop up around here every few months or so.

I've only seen one for sale closer than Texas before and they want $1300 for it. It and Freedom are the top of my middle pop hunt list, though I've never seen either in person before. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be 1/3 closer to completing the holy trio

#4758 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Evel Knievel / SS
Month/Year: June, 1977
Production: 14,000
Cost: $300
Location: Havertown, PA
Contact/Link: philadelphia.craigslist.org link

Condition: "main issue with the machine is acid has leaked from the internal battery on to the MPU board, the machine worked up until a few years ago"

#4759 2 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

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

If I ever see a cheap blown out one around I've been planning on picking it up to do exactly that

Quoted from NicoVolta:

Probably not too hard. Biggest challenge would be drilling/patching the playfield accurately and having the artwork redone and cleared to match. Lower plastics would need to be reproed as well.

I wish there was someone who I could just send cad drawings of the playfield, art for it, and money, and they'd send me new playfields. Lord knows my Black Jack could use one, and for many EMs making the design wouldn't be that consuming

Quoted from bluespin:

There is a really nice looking one for sale in the marketplace for $700 in Irvine Ca

Considering how out of space I am and that I've never played one before, I think the shipping alone is probably more than I'd be willing to pay for it.

Quoted from NicoVolta:

Nice collection you have. I see some unusual-but-cool ones in there.

Unusual but good is my motto. If only you were planning on going on a trip into the area at some point, you could come play them...

In other news, anyone here interested in the Stingray I picked up a few pages back? Got it working, but not my cup of tea...

#4762 2 years ago
Quoted from polyacanthus:

I didn't know these were in demand. There were a couple around here last year at the same time actually. They were fairly rough though, in the $300 range iirc.

I doubt they're actually in high demand, since that $1300 one hasn't sold. Just never see them for sale. Which, I mean, there's a lot of machines I haven't seen for sale ever, Fan Tas Tic just ticks me off because I keep seeing that $1300 one being relisted every month

#4776 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballTilt:

Thanks for continually posting these ads. Do you have a service that generates the information automatically? Seems like a lot of work otherwise

Heh, that'd be a cool plugin. Highlight the 'condition' on a CL page, hit a button, auto scrapes IPDB and makes a post

#4804 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

~~~~~~~MIDDLE POP BUMPER ALERT~~~~~~~
Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Fan-Tas-Tic / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: September 1972
Production: 5,680
Cost: $325
Location: Lehigh Valley (Allentown), PA
Contact/Link: allentown.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Project type machine...
Not tested.
Playfield has wear
Backglass has been sealed with minor lifting,paint loss.
Cabinet has usual chips and scuffs."

Fan-Tas-Tic retrieved, thanks again pecos

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Now the eternal question... Has this counter rolled?

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#4948 2 years ago

Manufacturer: Playmatic
Game/Type: Fiesta / EM 4 Player
Month/Year: June, 1976
Production: ?
Cost: $100
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Contact/Link: cincinnati.craigslist.org link

Condition: "It is not currently playable, possibly needs some fuses"

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#4975 2 years ago

Alladin's Castle, Camelot, Sweethearts, Lucky Ace, Dealers Choice on long island: longisland.craigslist.org link

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#5026 2 years ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Probably the cheapest one.

Every time I see one of those I have more respect for whoever carefully installed a small red button behind the coin flap on one of mine

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#5154 2 years ago
Quoted from Philk:

fingers crossed that they didn't get bombarded! Would be awesome next to my Meteor

Scam. Same pics+desc have been posted at least three times in the past that I can remember. Emailed them the first two times with no response

Quoted from Pecos:Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: Jungle Lord / SS System 7, 4 Player
Month/Year: February 1981
Production: 6,000
Cost: $300
Location: Harlem / Morningside (New York), NY
Contact/Link: newyork.craigslist.org link
Condition: "Selling my families Jungle Lord Pinball Machine. Selling as is. Was damaged in Sandy. Must take it from my apartment in Harlem."

Should hopefully be picking this up Saturday...

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#5366 2 years ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Why is everything on the east coast?#

Why is everything on the west coast?

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#5455 2 years ago

I've done that a few times... Never took my offer though. Weird.

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#5570 2 years ago
Quoted from balzofsteel:

Hmmm... not sure if this is a proper project - darn thing took longer to fetch than it did to fix.

Such a pain

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#5683 2 years ago

Stern Trident project, $100

newyork.craigslist.org link

bit too far for me to drive myself. Seller says the MPU is 'pretty crusty'.

#5696 2 years ago

Sky Jump near Dayton, OH for $150
dayton.craigslist.org link

#5735 2 years ago

project Gottlieb Big Brave, picked up as part of a package, but I've got no interest in it. Great backglass, bad playfield, nice cabinet. Can deliver to Saratoga Show (located 45min south). $300

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#5766 2 years ago

Sonic Mars Trek near Allentown, $325 allentown.craigslist.org link

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#5856 2 years ago
Quoted from DashingDaryl:

Here is a Williams Fan tas-tic without any backglass for $300. Based on the number of postings and his willingness to combine items, I think he is flexible on price.
Go to https://offerup.com put in a zip code of 85001 and Pinball

I can get someone a scan of my BG if they need

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#5894 2 years ago

Gottlieb Bad Girls $400 in MA - worcester.craigslist.org link
"2 flipper lights and works correctly.
May need some of the bumper rubbers replaced."

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#6005 2 years ago

Playmatic 'New World' in OH, $450 - columbus.craigslist.org link
"does start up,needs some work.but in good shape"

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. 'Ludicrous Collection must be next!

Apparently, despite definitely owning 37 at one point, I never had them all entered into pinside at once, so I've never gotten this! I wish you got a notification when you got a new achievement

#6049 1 year ago

Bally Eight Ball in Long Island, $250: longisland.craigslist.org link

looks to at least boot, but has display issues

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#6308 1 year ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

Well, there's the steal of the day at $625. I wonder if it sells or turns into an auction with callers saying they will give them more if they hold it for them? Good luck to all the locals.

Went to look at this Sunday. Doesn't boot, has some acid damage (but a new battery?) and entire playfield was worn to wood and then hand painted, and is now wearing through that too. Upper flipper is snapped off at the shaft. Owner said when they last powered it on four years ago a flipper wasn't working and it wouldn't kick the ball out. Cabinet average, backglass nice except for some cracking at the bottom edge. Said they got so many calls they were going to up the price for future people to $825

#6317 1 year ago

3x Gameplan Foxy Lady cocktails: $650 in CT hartford.craigslist.org link

#6318 1 year ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

There is nothing wrong with buying and reselling pins honestly. If you are looking for a deal on pinball projects they will be sold long before they make it to this thread. And yes.... most all will be flipped. Condemning people who flip games is like condemning people who pickup money laying on the street before you can get it you know.

1. Deals on projects get through here all the time, otherwise what'd be the point of this thread?
2. Money's only purpose is to be spent. Pinballs are to be fixed and played, and maybe sold. Not even close to the same thing.

If you buy them and then just sell them again without putting in anything yourself you're basically just skimming money. No excuse to try to get paid for not doing anything.

#6323 1 year ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

Just for clarification before this goes any further. I rebuild project machines. I have saved probably 50 or more games that were basically trash. I enjoy pinball as a hobby not as an “investment” and I will resell the majority of the games I rebuild. To be quite honest though I believe I enjoy fixing the machines more than playing them at this point. I suck at pinball lol. Obviously I am not flipping games like what was described above.

Not a problem, then. I too enjoy fixing more than playing often. If you buy a game, put time and money into it, and then sell it for more, good for you! There are less people that can fix games than want them, you're doing something you enjoy, and helping people out. But this type of reselling is obviously not what grayman_em was complaining about.

Quoted from jmountjoy111:I understand where you guys get frustrated wth people who simply buy and resell a game for profit without doing anything to it but be honest with yourself, what is the difference in “flipping” games and selling basically anything else?

With every other example you posted, there isn't much 'fixing' or 'playing' to do. They're baseball cards, you put them in your binder. Even the people at flea markets are providing a minimum service, in that they go to the trouble of building connections, finding all this stuff, and bringing it there, although I'm sure not all of them deserve the profit they're getting either. The thing with pinball is, who are the people the flippers are selling to when they flip it? The same people that were trying to buy the game in the first place. If the flipper had done nothing at all, the eventual buyer wouldn't have put any more work in. At the end of they day the average flipper isn't doing anything for