(Topic ID: 41454)

Price Check: JY


By LordCrom

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

Looking for a current price check for a good condition JY with minor nicks and scratches on the cabinet and minor wear to the playfield?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Please consider SoCal price bump

#2 7 years ago

About $2800.00, maybe less.

For some reason, the recent "flavor of the month" thread comes to mind. I don't think JY has *ever* been a flavor of the month.

#3 7 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

About $2800.00, maybe less.
For some reason, the recent "flavor of the month" thread comes to mind. I don't think JY has *ever* been a flavor of the month.

Thanks RobT. I trust your opinion. Does that account for an included topper?

#4 7 years ago

Toppers and the like don't add much value at all.

If it is a nice pin, with very little playfield wear, and you know that you like the pin (have you played it?), I don't think you will lose much money if you pay around $2800.00.

Also, I just did a search to see what others may have said on the issue, and it looks like I'm in the ballpark:

http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/price-check-junkyard

#5 7 years ago

Hey RobT. I actually have yet to play the pin. I've owned Space Shuttle and Last Action Hero before. I enjoy a lot of the pins from the early to mid 90's and I've heard good things about JY. Thanks for the link to the other post. I'll be looking to be $2800 for the pin.

#6 7 years ago

Yeah I'll agree on that price. They don;t seem to flucuate that much from what I've seen.

#7 7 years ago

Cool game. Fun video mode and I like the rule set even though many say it is simple. I have a friend heavily considering this game.

#8 7 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yeah I'll agree on that price. They don;t seem to flucuate that much from what I've seen.

I considered buying one 10 years ago in Indiana and the price was $2800 then

#9 7 years ago

Owned one a few years back....Fun for a while but got old kinda fast to me. Fun Midnight Madness mode & throwback video modes. Better games out there for the price.

#10 7 years ago

I just got a jy recently and I think its a really fun pin with great artwork. I will still have to see how long it holds its appeal for me but its a blast at this point. That said, I think a fair price is $2200-$2600 depending on condition.

#11 7 years ago

I think mid $2k range is a fair price...maybe a couple hundred more for that CA inflation

2 years later
#12 4 years ago

Hey, everyone. I'd hate to bump an old thread, but I was doing a little investigative work. I found someone on Craigslist with a CQ, HUO Junkyard for sale in the New England area. Pin is gorgeous! Any idea what a reasonable price would be for this title? This is an old thread so I'm not sure how accurate the old prices are. Just don't want to make sure I'm paying too much for this title. Seller is asking 4.5k. Again - game is pristine. What say you?

#13 4 years ago
Quoted from ViperZ:

Again - game is pristine. What say you?

Too much unless it's as it was when it came off the factory floor. Sold an excellent one a couple months ago for... $2800, same price it was 2 years ago.

#14 4 years ago

I think its a $3500 pin. It seems they dont come up for sale very often.

#15 4 years ago

Game doesn't move in price...still 2800-3200 for standard game. Hou means nothing. If it's totally prestine I would pay a few hundred more. No JY is worth 4.5k.

#16 4 years ago

Wow, surprised to see the pricing so flat for two years. Maybe I should look into one of these...?

#17 4 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

Wow, surprised to see the pricing so flat for two years. Maybe I should look into one of these...?

It's not a super well loved game. Whilst most people blindly bow to Aunt "Flow" these days, this game is all stop and go. Video mode takes up a big chunk of the game to as you do it repeatedly. I've always kind of liked it though, it's a little diff'rent than others, and I've always thought it has one of the best looking PF around. But I would imagine it wears on people pretty quickly. They cut some corners in it, removed the pop bumpers and such, so it's far from perfect

#18 4 years ago

Thanks for the feedback. I played this game at least a dozen times, but always on location so I was never really able to get a feel for the rules. I particularly enjoyed hitting the wrecking ball though - satisfying shot to say the least. As for the video modes, are they similar to a pin like IJ that has (I think) three? Unlike a lot of people, I really enjoy video modes in general so it's not terrible if it slows the gameplay down a bit. Plus TZ is my favorite all time game, and that's the epitome of stop-and-go. Oh, one last question: I know there is a wizard mode in this game - Battle Angry Bob or something. Overall, would you consider JY a deep pin or just average in terms of rules? Again - thanks for the insights guys!

#19 4 years ago

I picked one up a few months back and love it. Stands out as unique in my collection. Pretty cool layout, love the wrecking ball, callouts are cool along with the catchy music. 2 of the3 video modes are fun. Only got to the wizard mode once but it was Hella fun but crazy Bob escaped right before I thought I had him. Wife loves it also, and she's only said that about 1 other pin.

#20 4 years ago

It does have three video modes. Run from the dog, shoot the dog with toast, and a space invaders style game that comes up less frequently. They're OK, but not on the level of IJ. Multiball is easy to get, but there's only one true multiball plus a 2-ball multiball that's not very interesting or lucrative. Scoring feels balanced overall though.

There is a wizard mode after completing the four modes. It's all the balls at once (4, I think) and you have to make every shot in the game before the time runs out or the shots relight, which sounds harder than it is, especially since you'll get to wizard mode fairly frequently after you get good at the game.

It's a fun game and no doubt good on location and for casual players. It can be pretty brutal if you're having a bad day on it, but "deep" isn't a word that I think anyone would use to describe it. Lots of personality though!

#21 4 years ago
Quoted from ViperZ:

I particularly enjoyed hitting the wrecking ball though - satisfying shot to say the least. As for the video modes, are they similar to a pin like IJ that has (I think) three? Unlike a lot of people, I really enjoy video modes

Wrecking ball is the best part for sure. Going around it for jackpots in MB is fun. The video mode thing is yes there are three, but shooting a dog with a toast cannon you're going to be doing A LOT. Like you said, it may not bother you the way it does for others but they are no where near as good as IJ or STNG videa modes.
It's a later W/B so everything else, dots, audio, etc are extremely well done.

#22 4 years ago

I sold a players condition one about 6 months ago for 2800. Pin hasnt moved too much in value and some prices are down in general at the moment

#23 4 years ago

Lots of personality though!
......this!! .....and I beleive you can make video modes happen less often.

#24 4 years ago
Quoted from ViperZ:

Overall, would you consider JY a deep pin or just average in terms of rules? Again - thanks for the insights guys!

JY is super deep. Play the Save the Girl video mode over and over, time out all the modes, go to space, time out all the modes, go to space, time out all the modes...

Not very well designed or balanced. If you play for score it's 80% video mode and timing out modes, 20% pinball. If you just bat the ball around for fun, I think the theme of collecting junk is pretty neat.

#25 4 years ago
Quoted from ViperZ:

Hey, everyone. I'd hate to bump an old thread, but I was doing a little investigative work. I found someone on Craigslist with a CQ, HUO junkyard for sale in the New England area. Pin is gorgeous! Any idea what a reasonable price would be for this title? This is an old thread so I'm not sure how accurate the old prices are. Just don't want to make sure I'm paying too much for this title. Seller is asking 4.5k. Again - game is pristine. What say you?

Could you send me the info if you are going to pass on it. I might be interested. Thanks

#26 4 years ago

After reading all of your replies - I really do hope this sale goes through. The theme is wacky, the music infectious and the video modes sound fun. I mean, who doesn't like hitting Spike with toast? I agree it would be hard to surpass the modes in IJ though; I think they're among the best in all of pinball. So here is where I stand with the seller: I get the sense he's had this pin up for sale for some time and just hasn't found a buyer. Again, the game is simply immaculate and he's asking top dollar (4.5k). I didn't want to insult him with a low ball offer so when we talked earlier today, I just mentioned that $3,500 is the most I'm willing to spend for JY (or any JY, for that matter). It's an awesome pin, yes, but for a few more shekles, I could buy a Stern Pro. His reaction? He said he would think about it and let me know but he didn't dismiss my offer. We shall see. Assuming he accepts my offer, am I crazy for even paying $3,500?

#27 4 years ago
Quoted from ViperZ:

After reading all of your replies - I really do hope this sale goes through. The theme is wacky, the music infectious and the video modes sound fun. I mean, who doesn't like hitting Spike with toast? I agree it would be hard to surpass the modes in IJ though; I think they're among the best in all of pinball. So here is where I stand with the seller: I get the sense he's had this pin up for sale for some time and just hasn't found a buyer. Again, the game is simply immaculate and he's asking top dollar (4.5k). I didn't want to insult him with a low ball offer so when we talked earlier today, I just mentioned that $3,500 is the most I'm willing to spend for JY (or any JY, for that matter). It's an awesome pin, yes, but for a few more shekles, I could buy a Stern Pro. His reaction? He said he would think about it and let me know but he didn't dismiss my offer. We shall see. Assuming he accepts my offer, am I crazy for even paying $3,500?

I don't think so if your description is accurate... I have a really nice one, and I couldn't imagine letting it go for under 3, and at the moment definately not, not even sure 3500 would drag it outta the collection today and its not immaculate, well maybe in my eyes.

#28 4 years ago

I don't know...once you get into the whole CQ/Collectors area sense and logic go out the window. I guess it could be a 4500 game if someone put that much into it, the problem is, JY is never worth 4500. $3500 for a actual CQ would be great, but anything more I would get out of that. It's not a game that you see totally chewed up usually.

#29 4 years ago

Offer 2700..for 3500 you can get many better titles. For example Whitewater comes up for sale for that price range..the shadow goes for about 2500-3000 also..too many choices at 3500 to 4000.

#30 4 years ago

I would bail at anything more...buy Stern Pro NIB!

#31 4 years ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Offer 2700..for 3500 you can get many better titles. For example Whitewater comes up for sale for that price range..The Shadow goes for about 2500-3000 also..too many choices at 3500 to 4000.

Yeah can can get a beater Whitewater or a pristine Junkyard for $3500 its your choice. I no i am picking Junkyard.

#32 4 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

It's not a super well loved game. Whilst most people blindly bow to Aunt "Flow" these days, this game is all stop and go. Video mode takes up a big chunk of the game to as you do it repeatedly. I've always kind of liked it though, it's a little diff'rent than others, and I've always thought it has one of the best looking PF around. But I would imagine it wears on people pretty quickly. They cut some corners in it, removed the pop bumpers and such, so it's far from perfect

Is there any info of consequence on the prototype, other the couple pictures of specific details on IPDB? Even a pic of the complete proto PF? (top or bottom)

#33 4 years ago
Quoted from Collin:

Is there any info of consequence on the prototype, other the couple pictures of specific details on IPDB? Even a pic of the complete proto PF? (top or bottom)

Not that I know of. I had heard it was to have pop bumpers in the upper right corner but ended up not having them. Don't know why, and that area s completely empty, but covered with plastics

#34 4 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I had heard it was to have pop bumpers in the upper right corner

I kinda like no pop bumpers - it's one of the many things I enjoy on the Shadow.

#35 4 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNavidad:

I kinda like no pop bumpers - it's one of the many things I enjoy on The Shadow.

And what I liked aboot NF. I def don't think JY needs to be slowed down anymore either.

#36 4 years ago

After doing my own research, I feel $3,500 is more than fair. Have you heard anything back from the seller yet? Would love to know what they're going for today. If you could be so kind to update any info on the deal would be much appreciated!

#37 4 years ago

I just defeated crazy Bob last night....woohoo!!!

#38 4 years ago

3500 seems like a fair price these days for Junkyard.

#39 4 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

Have you heard anything back from the seller yet?

We're still trying to work out a deal. I'm not to keen on budging off my offer of $3,500. Might go $3,600. I'll keep you guys posted.

Quoted from tp:

I just defeated crazy Bob last night....woohoo!!!

I hope to be saying the same in the not-too-distant future!

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