Price Check - PinBot

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Price Check - PinBot

By lpeters82

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

I'm not 100% sure I'm in the market right now, but what would you say is a fair price for a PinBot? This particular machine has two quarter size wear spots top and center on the playfield. I'm expecting it's not had a proper shop in a long time, but it looks to be clean. If this can be said, other then the large wear spots, it looks to be nice.

If I decide not to pull the trigger, which I'm thinking is a real likelihood I'll point the buyer in this direction.

#2 4 years ago


600-800 if cab is clean and boots and plays and no issues with displays. 1000 if you really want a pinbot

#3 4 years ago

I paid 900 year ago. New decals for center lane will cover wear spots

#4 4 years ago

It does have a topper.

#5 4 years ago

Check out the Gecko's Pin* will be like new!

#6 4 years ago

Wear spots are between the posts, behind the drop targets. That might be more hidden then I was originally thinking, but also could be harder to cover with new decals.

#7 4 years ago

This one can vary widely...I can see where a beater might fetch $300. I can also see where a near pristine example (new playfield, etc) might fetch $2k. Most seem to sell in the $800-$1000 area.

I had a very nice example that I recently traded for an equal condition Sorcerer. I would estimate the value of both to be in the $1200 range.

#8 4 years ago

This conversation started with the guy saying $2,500, which I happened to tell him was my current maximum budget for a pinball machine. I didn't want to be rude, so I just said "No thank you". He's contacted me a few times since and I'm getting the impression that he was just throwing sh*t at the wall to see if something stuck. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and I think he just really might not have all that much experience with pinball. It's harder to get an honest opinion on a machines condition, but as long as it's reflected in the price I don't mind taking on a smaller project.

#9 4 years ago

You have a decent budget. Find NJGecko's Thread about his totally restored Pin*Bot. I think he's going to sell it when finished (soon)

#10 4 years ago

I don't mind a few dings and dents. My ultimate goal is to have a lineup of 4 or 5 "budget" machines and I can stretch my budget on unrestored machines. I think PinBot would contrast, in a good way, with Fish Tales and Jurassic Park.

#11 4 years ago

I've bought/sold three pinbots....Paid in the $400 to $700 for each of varying condition and difficulty in acquiring (long drive). I fixed all electronics of each, completely shopped and touched up worn areas, and sold each in the $800 to $900 range. That seems to be the sweet spot for pinbots. Over 1K and it better be minty with intact corkscrew, topper and unwarped visor plastic.

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

...I think he just really might not have all that much experience with pinball...

Or he actually DOES and thinks he found a newbie sucker!

-Steve Ridge
Louisville, KY

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