I'm still pretty new here, but I was heavily into pinball machines back in 2000-2003. Had two back surgeries during that time and had 11 machines. Landlord was selling house I was living in, had to sell them pins in 3 weeks.... I got out of it after that for the last 15 years. Back then I found it fairly easy to pick up decent projects for 50-150. Now that my back has been ok for the last several years I decided to get back to this hobby. I love fixing them... I'm finding the average price around 300-500 for projects. However, there are still good deals out there. I picked up a Gottlieb Sea Shore in good cosmetic shape for 200 and I'm picking up a Stern Stampede in a few weeks(rough back box at bottom) for 100.00... I've also determined alot of the project pins that become available are homeowner purchases of working machines that gradually stop working until they become a place to throw things on top of. Good for us because as long as there are homeowners that buy working games and don't know how to fix them, they are "future" projects.