absolute pinball beginner here. I am currently on a mission to purchase my first pinball and already found something interesting (pinball is in the same town), namely a Tomcat. Here is the corresponding ebay auction: ebay.com link » Flipper Williams Tom Cat Multiball Abholung Saarbruecken Saarland
The descriptsions roughly translates to:
- Playfield is in good to very good condition. Flipper door (coin door?) is not damaged. Original paint. All keys.
- Negative: 3rd display is broken.
- Everything else works
The pics are somewhat blurry and to me it seems it is a bit worn, but as I said I don't have much of a clue.
The price of 1000€, which translates to roughly 1300$, is pretty high, I guess, considering that one display is broken and the overall condition. I thought about offering something like 700$. What do you think?
Luckily it is in the same town, so a visit and test play should probably a must. From what I've read so far about F-14 is that I have to watch out for bubbles on the mylar, raised playfield inserts and the batteries. Anything else in particular?
I am really excited to get my first pinball and this forum is really great. I could read it all day, but I think it's also time to get active now, so your help would be much appreciated!