Price Check on Doctor Who

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Price Check on Doctor Who


By Pinwizkid

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Curious as to what everyone thinks is a realistic going rate on a fully working, shopped Doctor Who in overall good condition. Thanks!

#2 3 years ago

Depends how good the condition is. There was a faded one with a couple chipping inserts in WV that sat for weeks without selling at $2100. Cosmetically nicer ones seem to have sold in the mid 2s.

#3 3 years ago

Sold one for 2100 several months ago. Damage to the front coin door panel and scratched and faded decals, but pretty nice PF and smooth working game overall.

#4 3 years ago

Bought one in August nice shape, faded decals, recently shopped 2300.

#5 3 years ago

Around $2000 fun game

#6 3 years ago

If anyone has a decent Dr Who in the Midwest for $2500 or less please PM me.

#7 3 years ago

$2425 and trending up for VGC per Mr Pinball 2015...if you ask pinsiders you will get the pinside retro price as opposed to real world prices.

I wouldn't sell mine for under $2500...probably even more than that...(I have 3k in it!), moving dalek, alternate translite, LED's

#8 3 years ago

Yeah, I don't really ever see these under the $2500 mark on the low end. Seems to have been trending more and more towards the $3k mark for the last 6 months or so.

#9 3 years ago

I would buy a players condition with fade for 2k

#10 3 years ago

2250 - 2750 for nice one usually.these days . Year ago you cld get a very nice one for 2k ish.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from RDReynolds:

If anyone has a decent Dr Who in the Midwest for $2500 or less please PM me.

That one in WV may still be available; check the marketplace here. $2100. Faded, but good players game.

#12 3 years ago

Unfortunately did not see it on the marketplace, so still on the hunt.

#13 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

I wouldn't sell mine for under $2500...probably even more than that...(I have 3k in it!), moving dalek, alternate translite, LED's

Imagine that

#14 3 years ago

? oooooo. k.

#15 3 years ago

My point is as much as people come and give "retro prices," is evened out by owners that "wouldn't sell it for anywhere near XXX price."

#16 3 years ago

This is a game that has definitely gone up recently. There were several people looking for a nice one on here in the last few months.

#17 3 years ago

Yeah I agree 2-3K depending on condition

But remember this is a pretty hot game at the monument

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

My point is as much as people come and give "retro prices," is evened out by owners that "wouldn't sell it for anywhere near XXX price."

crystal clear, thanks

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

2250 - 2750 for nice one usually.these days . Year ago you cld get a very nice one for 2k ish.

I remember when they were $400-600 at the auctions. On CL they were common for $1000-1500 tops.

#20 3 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

I remember when they were $400-600 at the auctions. On CL they were common for $1000-1500 tops.

They also got parted out quite a bit, as they were worth more in parts (boards and such) than the whole. I once asked Mirco about the possibility of reproducing DW playfields as so many are blown out and planked, and he told me that he didn't see that happening as DW was the most parted out game in Europe, so spare parts (including playfields) were always seen floating around, and he didn't think the demand would ever be there. Therefore, I wonder how many are left?

#21 3 years ago

I just got a nice one in a trade..seems to me that nice ones in the midwest are going for $3,000 or so

#22 3 years ago

I traded a very nice players mostly unfaded cabinet earlier this year for 2500 cash. I think 2k for a decent player and close to 3k for very nice restored seems fair. I do regret selling that game, such a great game!

#23 3 years ago

I wouldn't even think of letting mine go for less than 3k.
It's an awesome game!

#24 3 years ago

I'm selling one locally (http://www.aaarpinball.com/DW/Sale/sale.htm) but that doesn't help you too much --- unless you want to do a road trip to Atlanta area.

#25 3 years ago

Hard to find game in good condition. Trust me. $2,8k to $3.6k for a nice one. Worth every penny. Very good game.

#26 3 years ago

Tough game to find players condition at 2500 and a nice one is 3k+ depending. Faded, with wear on cab and field, no topper and some credit dots will probably hit 2k. I looked for months and am now building a cq one because those were all 4k+ when i tried.

#27 3 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

Hard to find game in good condition. Trust me. $2,8k to $3.6k for a nice one. Worth every penny. Very good game.

3.6k? Please pass what you are smoking.

#28 3 years ago

Soooooo if you want to buy one, the value is around 2k, if you have one then it is worth 3k+

#29 3 years ago

Actual selling prices seem to vary a bit. Howver, when a good player's game is SITTING FOR WEEKS within a couple hours of Columbus and Pittsburgh at $2100, that's a better indicator of the market than most people's "I wouldn't sell for X amount" or "It SHOULD BE worth X." Actual examples that have sold or were on the market recently are better than baseless speculation and price pumping.

(Full disclosure, I think the asking price was $2300, and the seller immediately told me they could do $2100)

#30 3 years ago
Quoted from Collin:

that's a better indicator of the market than most people's "I wouldn't sell for X amount"

I still wouldn't sell for X.

#31 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

I still wouldn't sell for X.

That's all well and good. I wouldn't sell my absolute player's Congo for $4500, but neither game would likely sell for that on the open market, and neither is a useful datapoint. Knowing what the theoretical minimum price of one example in the hands of one collector out of several thousand made isn't a useful datapoint. You control 1/7000th of the potential supply, which doesn't seem statistically significant.

Actual selling prices are much better data if you're trying to determine the market, and prices that games have been offered up at but haven't sold for are a good indicator of the ceiling of the market.

#32 3 years ago
Quoted from altan:

I'm selling one locally (http://www.aaarpinball.com/DW/Sale/sale.htm) but that doesn't help you too much --- unless you want to do a road trip.

$2500 in decent shape! Very fair!

Not that I've got any business buying a machine but I'm sure others here would like to know, where are you located?

#33 3 years ago
Quoted from altan:

I'm selling one locally (http://www.aaarpinball.com/DW/Sale/sale.htm) but that doesn't help you too much --- unless you want to do a road trip.

I've played this one - it's absolutely beautiful! I have no idea how it hasn't sold yet.

#34 3 years ago
Quoted from dung:

3.6k? Please pass what you are smoking.

Clear coated playfield, interactive topper.

When I was looking. $3k bought you a machine with insert wear + shipping

#35 3 years ago

Well, this thread has cleared things up significantly...as usual

"useful datapoint"? ....maybe like a pinball price guide? ....if only someone could give a quote from a 2015 price guide...ah well

#36 3 years ago
Quoted from Collin:

$2500 in decent shape! Very fair!
Not that I've got any business buying a machine but I'm sure others here would like to know, where are you located?

Atlanta area...

#37 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Well, this thread has cleared things up significantly...as usual
"useful datapoint"? ....maybe like a pinball price guide? ....if only someone could give a quote from a 2015 price guide...ah well

Actual recent sale price and condition is about as useful as anything.

If you purchased recently, what you paid and the condition would be useful data. It looks like you already said what you have in yours (3k+) which is actually a good data point.

Others here have just said "I wouldn't sell for x" without giving us anything useful. My initial "wouldn't sell for x" comment was not directed at you, by the way.

#38 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

.if only someone could give a quote from a 2015 price guide...ah well

2015 price guide lists it at 2425

#39 3 years ago
Quoted from Collin:

Actual recent sale price and condition is about as useful as anything.
If you purchased recently, what you paid and the condition would be useful data.

I purchased a "players' condition" DW in May. After 2 years of looking for a collector's condition DW, missing out on a few, and coming up empty handed, I said screw it.

On the minus side, this "player's condition" DW came complete with the following extras: 1.) Planked playfield in need of repair, touch-up, and or replacement. 2.) Some hacked wiring and boards that will need attention. 3.) Faded cabinet (perfect for someone who has an aversion to red and yellow graphics). 4.) A missing Transmat plastic in the pop bumper area.

On the plus side, it came with: 1.) The original grey metallic legs in not too bad condition. 2.) A good Dalek topper with clear dome intact (non-motorized). 3.) A perfect shape original translite. 4.) A good original style coindoor. 5.) Generally good original plastics and ramps (with the exception of the missing Transmat plastic and one broken sling plastic). 6.) The machine played and everything functioned as intended with the exception of a few playfield insert lights (like five of them - likely due to a board and/or wiring issue).

All of the above was mine for $1,900 in May 2015. It was playable when I loaded it up, and could have been immediately enjoyed by someone who just wanted a player's condition machine. However, I wanted a nicer one, so....

I ended up finding a NOS DW playfield which I'm having Kruzman clear at present, and I airbrushed reds and yellows back into the cabinet graphics. I also touched up knicks in the original coindoor and I'm in the process of sorting out the electrical hacks. I also secured the missing plastic and got some NOS sling plastics. All this will end up costing an additonal $1,500 or so, plus time and effort. I really would've rather spent upwards of $3000+ on a minty original or restored DW, but I grew impatient and I gave up trying to pull that off.

#40 3 years ago
Quoted from Chrizg:

2015 price guide lists it at 2425

see post #7....I didn't add the sarcasm icon

#41 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

see post #7....I didn't add the sarcasm icon

Oops, my bad

I still stand by my statement. 2k for a player with fade. 2400 if it has ColorDMD

#42 3 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

Clear coated playfield, interactive topper.
When I was looking. $3k bought you a machine with insert wear + shipping

It's not fair to include shipping in the price. A game in Ohio that would cost you $3000 shipped would cost me $2600 picked up. You generally can't expect to recoup your transportation costs when selling a game.

#43 3 years ago

I"ll probably be listing my soon, once I get around to shopping it out. Great PF, nice topper, extra new set of ramps, one side faded, other side pretty nice.

We can see where the market it at that time. Maybe interest in the game is still low - who knows.

#44 3 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

I"ll probably be listing my soon, once I get around to shopping it out. Great PF, nice topper, extra new set of ramps, one side faded, other side pretty nice.
We can see where the market it at that time. Maybe interest in the game is still low - who knows.

make sure you reach out to locals first please...

maybe one that has a pin stored for you and will be transporting it back 14hours in a month or 2

#45 3 years ago
Quoted from Collin:

It's not fair to include shipping in the price. A game in Ohio that would cost you $3000 shipped would cost me $2600 picked up. You generally can't expect to recoup your transportation costs when selling a game.

True, I guess it also shows that it is a hard to find game, so something to be prepared for is all. In my case, I was on a mission to find a perfect playfield with no insert wear. I was extremely lucky and found one local, paid more but it ended up being close to the same price if I shipped one in that had insert wear.

#46 3 years ago

Ok, anyone have a link for the one in Ohio?

#47 3 years ago

DW was my grail machine and also my first pin. It has a special place and is treated accordingly.

#48 3 years ago
Quoted from dung:

3.6k? Please pass what you are smoking.

I'll back Jean-Luc-Picard on his purchase. His find was very nice. IIRC, it had color DMD, Wobble head (hard to find), nice cabinet decals, no other problems.

#49 3 years ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

I'll back Jean-Luc-Picard on his purchase. His find was very nice. IIRC, it had color DMD, Wobble head (hard to find), nice cabinet decals, no other problems.

That seems like a cop out considering the Color DMD itself is 400 dollars. Really he bought a 3200 DW and a color dmd. Still crazy high but a lot more reasonable.

#50 3 years ago

Market here in GA seems a little slow right now... wonder if that's localized or wider. Mine's just hanging out... No one wants a Dr Who for Christmas (or insert favorite December event).

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