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Price Police - fuel the fire with back in the day prices


By WeirPinball

52 days ago



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    #51 51 days ago
    Quoted from Zablon:

    I feel there is a lot more to this story than you are telling us.

    Full story.

    Checked Nashville craigslist, a guy who owns a putt putt course near opryland wanted to clear out his arcade for new stuff. Had listed air hockey, big buck hunter, got pro, couple fast n furious arcades, and a few other things. He did not list a price. I was the first to call and inquire on pricing for buck and GOT, he told me if i bought both he would do 2k on GOT and 800 on buck. I couldnt believe it! I told him i would make the 2.5 hour drive to Nashville after work and wired him a deposit so he wouldnt sell to anyone else.
    When i arrived he said he had higher offers but he was a man of his word, and sold it and the buck to me. I asked why so cheap, and he said he had more than paid it off with visitors and he wanted to move it fast. Lucky me i guess.
    I traded it after 3 weeks for a new acdc vault, and after a year traded that for an imdn, which i still play everyday.

    #52 51 days ago

    Bought a Banzai Run in 2004 for $750. Sold in 2007 for $2200 which at the time was considered top, top dollar. Only game I regret selling.

    #53 51 days ago

    These threads are a lot of fun, wish I had held on to some of these

    - 2011 -

    STTNG $1490
    HS $300
    LAH $800

    - 2012 -

    HUO TOTAN $2500
    EATPM $1000
    POTO $1100
    NGG $2250
    TSPP $3250
    WWF $950
    BSD $1200
    ID4 $950
    HUO LOTR $4000
    TZ $3000
    TZ $3250
    MAVERICK $500
    HUO LOTR $3500
    CV $4000
    NIB TRON $4800

    - 2013 -

    Sample DH $1500
    IRON MAN $4000
    TSPP $2800
    WILLIAMS IJ $3750
    BAYWATCH $1000
    FUNHOUSE $1800
    LAH $600
    AFM $6500
    BREAKSHOT $900
    GOLDDENEYE $1250
    INDY 500 $1500
    LW3 $700
    TZ $3500
    GOTTLIEB SM $200
    PROJECT SPACE JAM $350
    POTC $3250
    HUO TSPP $3200
    MINT HUO ELVIS $2750
    SHREK $3500
    TRON $3750
    X-MEN PRO $3250
    TRON $4450

    - 2014 -

    TFTC $1750
    NGG $2700
    NBA FB $1200
    RADICAL $1850
    ATLANTIS $500....

    #54 51 days ago
    Quoted from herbertbsharp:

    These threads are a lot of fun, wish I had held on to some of these

    I was actually getting sick to my stomach reading these prices.
    Someone just listed a $5200 funhouse....
    F**K ME!!!

    #55 51 days ago
    Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

    To think I passed on a couple get this out of my basement calls from friends.
    Free Dragons Lair, Klondike, and Comet.
    Mainly as I had no place to put it back then.
    Got a Free Space Mission though at end of estate sale in 2016

    Where are my free pins

    #56 51 days ago

    I got into pinball in early 2015 and here are my deals

    $900 Shaq Attaq actually was our 1st pin and started it all. Got it on Friday and on Tuesday got a $300 F14

    Other highlights our
    $175 Trident
    $225 Meteor
    $275 Galaxy
    $275 Blackout

    Last year I picked up a 4 player Pacman Smash air hockey for $1000 bucks, then traded that for a Full Throttle, then traded that towards our Star Trek NIB

    $1600 Stern Harley Davidson 3rd Edition Chrome, traded with a little cash for a Cirqus Voltaire

    OH yeah and
    $100 Totan
    $100 Junk Yard and
    $100 No Fear

    #57 51 days ago

    Let's do a quick reality check to show how much prices have escalated:

    I'll compare prices for what I paid against prices from "back in the day" pricing. This is only for the games I currently own.

    TAF: $900 to $2400 based on prices listed here; I paid: $5500 in 2016
    CFTBL: $800 to $2100 based on prices listed here; I paid: $5200 in 2017
    BSD: $900 to $1500 based on prices listed here; I paid: $2400 in 2016
    Shadow: $1100 - $1650 based on prices listed here; I paid: $4200 just this week
    Scared Stiff: $1395 to $3450 based on prices listed here; I paid: $6800 in 2019

    So taking the max prices of each game from "back in the day" and combining them yields a total of: $11,100 for all 5 games.

    What I paid just for those five games alone from 2016 to present yields a total of: $24,100 for all 5 games.

    $11,100 for 5 games back then vs. $24,100 today! I could buy all five games back in the day or just CFTBL today

    HELL YEAH!!!!!

    So glad prices are up - makes this hobby great!!!!

    #58 51 days ago

    In 2013 I bought a scared stiff, taxi and World Cup soccer all for $4k but had to move them in 24 hrs. Only had pickup truck at time.

    #59 51 days ago

    Looking back however I missed the most important thing. Buy the game in the best shape! Not the cheapest! I was always looking for the great deal. I passed on to many perfect low play games due to price. They would be worth way more today than the ones I bought.

    When new games are selling for $6000 to $12,500 then old games are going to rise in price. Even a Funhouse in great shape. A guy said he only wants to pay a max of $5000 for a perfect HOU Champion Pub, I politely said those days are over. Maybe for a player one.

    #60 51 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    It was 2014 or 15 when someone on here threw up a HH and BH both working, for $750. Will prob be my last words.....I SHOULDA BEEN FASTER.

    I bought these. They were not quite working, but they were cool.

    #61 51 days ago

    What’s the purpose of the thread? I thought psychological torture was outlawed by the Geneva convention.

    I guess the only positive outlook is if you had the money invested well in the market, the returns might keep closer pace or exceed the escalation of pin prices.

    #62 50 days ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    I was actually getting sick to my stomach reading these prices.
    Someone just listed a $5200 funhouse....
    F**K ME!!!

    I bought a Funhouse around 2008 I think for $1200. Put a TON of work into it. Sold it for $1600. lol

    #63 45 days ago

    A picture from my garage arcade 10 years ago. The most expensive game (highest price I paid of these) in the picture?

    The linked Indy 500 in the foreground (red & blue seat) at $700.

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    #64 45 days ago
    Quoted from Agent_Hero:A picture from my garage arcade 10 years ago. The most expensive game (highest price I paid of these) in the picture?
    The linked Indy 500 in the foreground (red & blue seat) at $700.
    [quoted image]

    Nice! You had a couple of my favorites. Burgertime and Paperboy. Also loved tapper. But my all time go to was Galaga

    #65 45 days ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    Nice! You had a couple of my favorites. Burgertime and Paperboy. Also loved tapper. But my all time go to was Galaga

    Had Tapper too back then. Paid an absurd sum of $900 for it.

    #66 43 days ago

    Not some mega deal by these standards but I bought a TZ in excellent shape for $2000 back in 2006. That was not too far off of the going rate back then but it's crazy to see them going for 6-10k nowadays. Probably speaks more to just how fast 13 years flew by...

    #67 43 days ago

    I've only been in the hobby since around 2008-2009. Some of the prices I paid in the first few years I was collecting:
    JD-1,200
    MSF-1,300
    Tommy-1,800
    WCS94(needed work)-650
    LOTR - 2,600
    TZ- 2,800
    Austin Powers-1,550
    RBION- 2,400
    STTNG-1,900
    Corvette-2,500
    Congo-1,300
    Tron NIB(traded the Corvette and STTNG)!
    BDK NIB(traded RBION and $2k)

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