(Topic ID: 57909)

Price Check: CFTBL plus nice IPB pf


By Whysnow

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I am starting to debate what game gets sold so the next one can come in. CFTBL is the most likely from my currnet collection to leave...

I have a nice CFTBL and also a nice IPB pf (from earlier runs and is nice quality). I bought the pf becuase I am a dork and figured it was good to have in case I ever want perfect. The current pf in the game is VERY nice with only minimal blems and hardly any snack bar scoop wear (was previous covered with cliffy). If I were to just sell the game I would consider selling the pf seperately.

For the most part the game is very nice. I have never done anything to it becuase frankly it has not needed anything. Hologram is green with tint of blue (depends on angle) but still looks very nice. I'd say it is greener that most I have seen.

If I were to keep this game, then I would probably do a full top side tear down and cleaning just becuase it will be time come the fall/winter. I also bought a set of new plastics to replace the few with minor cracks when/if I ever shop it.

Cab is nice with only minimal blems.

There is not a whole lot of recent data on sales of CFTBL and boston pin shows almost 5k for the 3 that sold on ebay so far this year.

I appreciate your thoughts.

Fair vaule with extra pf and parts included?
Fair value of just the game?
Fair value of just the IPD pf?

thanks in advance

#2 6 years ago

You should put up some pictures while you're thinking about it. With all the new things out for it and the soon to be re-re-released hologram, I'm sure there's more than a few interested in both a nice machine and PF and may find some buyers that way.

Looks like $3500-3800 for just game and maybe a bit more. I don't follow what these PF's go for but 800-1000 wiht plastics? $4300-4500 for all for a package deal? I see plastic sets are still available from a few vendors.

Just my unprofessional guesses.

#3 6 years ago

WOW, I figured if Boston pin avg is ~5k for just the machine then fair pinside price for game and extra pf would be at least that.

Is ebay/boston pin that out of line on this title currently?

I can put up some pics if folks need them to get a more accurate assessment, but basically it is on the higher end of quality but not restored (yet).

#4 6 years ago

5K sounds way high for a CFTBL

#5 6 years ago
Quoted from herbertbsharp:

5K sounds way high for a CFTBL

It is, unless it is completely gone through and is in excellent condition.

I played a Creech this last week that was really sweet, with green powder coating, Creech video mod for the hologram, LEDs and other mods and he paid less than that.

But if he is including a new PF, the value would be at least $4500.00 or so imo.

#6 6 years ago

I thought CFTBL was 3200-3500. Maybe it went up a little recently... New PF would add to it as well.

#7 6 years ago

These appear to be the most recent on ebay and my game is similar/better condition than these.

>> ebay.com link » Bally Creature From The Black Lagoon Pinball Restored New Hologram Beautiful

>> ebay.com link » Creature From The Black Lagoon Pinball Machine By Bally Very Fun Family Game

>> ebay.com link » Creature From The Black Lagoon Pinball Machine W Working Hologram 199 Shipping

and from what I can find, blown out but restorable pf sell for ~$350
nudey girl IPB versions sell for ~$1400
regular IPB versions sell for ???

#8 6 years ago

Seems like a hard title to price with currently few sales. Has anyone from pinside sold one recently? Please shoot me a PM if you have.

thanks

#9 6 years ago

Ugh, I just hate when someone selling a pin mentions eBay. Don't they know that those sellers are unscrupulous vultures looking to find a sucker/noob buyer to prey on? I mean, I just picked up a nice CFTBL for $1000 on Craigslist the other day. I only waited 2 years to find it. They're out there, just have to look.

#10 6 years ago
Quoted from ReplayRyan:

Ugh, I just hate when someone selling a pin mentions eBay. Don't they know that those sellers are unscrupulous vultures looking to find a sucker/noob buyer to prey on? I mean, I just picked up a nice CFTBL for $1000 on Craigslist the other day. I only waited 2 years to find it. They're out there, just have to look.

Just quoting ebay sales as it is the only thing I can find. I am not selling now >> just trying to figure out a fair price if I do sell/ deciding what I should sell.

There appears to be one game in the pinside market place that sold for 'asking 4500'
Other than that all I see is a few ads in the forum with games that either sold for ~3500 and in worse condition than mine or did not sell/ were not updated as sold.

Also, nice score on the 1k creature >> There is NO WAY I would sell for that cheap (unless i had picked it up that cheap originally).

#11 6 years ago

My post was all sarcasm

#12 6 years ago

1k! That's a smoking deal! These days anything for that price that is DMD is cheap.

Whysnow, I'm sure you'll get someone willing to message you on the price they sold for. Ebay is just so hard to compare and agree its a game that is hard to price. I bought mine December 2011 for $2500. Not a great price then but not horrible. I'm not ever planning to sell as it is my favorite so I like to see what the market is doing and it has been hard to judge. With condition being the factor, it so hard to say since opinions on these things are so subjective.

And the PF's that aren't the nudey girls don't really show up much like you said.

#13 6 years ago

Whysnow,

I watched pricing for a little over two years before pulling the trigger on mine about 18 months ago.

Unlike other pins, Creature has not had the meteoric rise in price, but a very solid example without a bunch of mods should land somewhere in the 3200-3500 range.

cheers,

rody

#14 6 years ago
Quoted from Rody:

Whysnow,
I watched pricing for a little over two years before pulling the trigger on mine about 18 months ago.
Unlike other pins, Creature has not had the meteoric rise in price, but a very solid example without a bunch of mods should land somewhere in the 3200-3500 range.
cheers,
rody

Agreed. I've been following the pricing for a while, as I'm considering buying one, and I have seen them at or slightly under $3,500. I wouldn't pay more than $3,500 for one right now.

#15 6 years ago

Thanks for all the info guys.

I got a few pms concerning IPB pfs and it sounds like the going rate is ~1200 for a non-nudey CFTBL...

I also got a few PMs asking to buy the pf. I would only be willing to sell as a pair with the game at this time.

I am honestly not sure what I should sell/trade at this stage, but most of my other games are either keepers or fixer uppers at this stage.

#16 6 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

These appear to be the most recent on ebay and my game is similar/better condition than these.
>> Ebay link
>> Ebay link
>> Ebay link
and from what I can find, blown out but restorable pf sell for ~$350
nudey girl IPB versions sell for ~$1400
regular IPB versions sell for ???

It does seem like regardless of opinion you have your pricing set already. Shoot'r up and ebay and let it go

#17 6 years ago
Quoted from jrivelli:

It does seem like regardless of opinion you have your pricing set already. Shoot'r up and ebay and let it go

Not at all. I value all the info that people have posted/ pm'd me.

It helps get a good understanding of what current value is on the game and pf.

I can surmise from all input that based on condition, 3500+ is fair for the game and ~1200 for the pf.

#18 6 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

These appear to be the most recent on ebay and my game is similar/better condition than these.
>> Ebay link
>> Ebay link
>> Ebay link
and from what I can find, blown out but restorable pf sell for ~$350
nudey girl IPB versions sell for ~$1400
regular IPB versions sell for ???

Looks like they had a feeding frenzy on the first one. 43 bids.

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