(Topic ID: 241107)

Quicksilver price check


By Slips

67 days ago



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  • Latest reply 65 days ago by cottonm4
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#1 67 days ago

What’s the current going rate for a Quicksilver? I might have the opportunity to buy one but it may be “broken”. What should I pay if everything is there and it’s not in a destroyed state?

#2 67 days ago
Quoted from Slips:

What’s the current going rate for a Quicksilver? I might have the opportunity to buy one but it may be “broken”. What should I pay if everything is there and it’s not in a destroyed state?

Consider anything under $3k a bargain.

#3 67 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Consider anything under $3k a bargain.

I have to agree with this. A non-working project Quicksilver sold in a couple of hours in the Marketplace for $5000. I bought my fully working Quicksilver with a heavily worn play field for way less than $3000 and that was a real bargain

#4 67 days ago

You are not finding that game too often. If the play field is complete, a minimum of 3K. I would probably pay close to that, even if it was worn to nothing and rusty. You could sell 100 of them at 3K. Not my favorite game but I know I could trade it for just about any classic I would want. If you don't want it, PM me and I will drive up to Chi. to buy it.

#5 67 days ago

TEN MILLION DOLLARS!

Just kidding, but yeah, 3K, as crazy as it sounds these days. I own it, and enjoy it, but still not sure why it goes for so much. Big Game I think is more fun and goes for way less for whatever reason!

#6 67 days ago

Had a chance at a project one of these about 2010 for 600, and passed. Those days are long gone though...

#7 67 days ago

I’m dying to know what it went for.

A friend drove from upstate NY to Illinois today for this estate sale and tapped out at $4400.

Plus fees sounds like this game will go north of $6000?

#8 67 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I’m dying to know what it went for.
A friend drove from upstate NY to Illinois today for this estate sale and tapped out at $4400.
Plus fees sounds like this game will go north of $6000?

I was there with him! Too much for me lol

#9 67 days ago

So I’m hearing it actually SOLD for $$4400

So with tax and fees that’s well over $5,000.

That’s a boom for the dead guy!!

How many people were there sniffing around at the game? What kind of shape?

#10 67 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

So I’m hearing it actually SOLD for $$4400
So with tax and fees that’s well over $5,000.
That’s a boom for the dead guy!!
How many people were there sniffing around at the game? What kind of shape?

4 or 5 people. It turned on and started a game but it didn’t reset drops or kick out a ball. Some playfield ware and backglass flaking but not terrible.

#11 67 days ago

Sounds about right but after fees, a lot of unknowns in there.

#12 67 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I’m dying to know what it went for.
A friend drove from upstate NY to Illinois today for this estate sale and tapped out at $4400.
Plus fees sounds like this game will go north of $6000?

so you have a friend that drove (not flew) all the way from NY to IL and tapped out at dollars shy of the actual sold price.

now that is funny

#13 67 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

so you have a friend that drove (not flew) all the way from NY to IL and tapped out at dollars shy of the actual sold price.
now that is funny

It was a blind bid

#14 67 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

so you have a friend that drove (not flew) all the way from NY to IL and tapped out at dollars shy of the actual sold price.
now that is funny

Yeah I wouldn’t have done it.

Some people just LOVE these old sterns.

#15 67 days ago
Quoted from Slips:

It was a blind bid

They may have done even better with a live auction.

#16 66 days ago
Quoted from smileymatthew:

I own it, and enjoy it, but still not sure why it goes for so much.

Come experience mine.

#17 66 days ago

It’s the best playing classic Stern, assuming that you like challenging games. I’ve found five Star Gazers for sale in the last year, but I’ve only found one Quicksilver for sale, the one I bought. They made more Quicksilvers than Star Gazers so that tells you what fans of classic Stern games think of Quicksilver

#18 66 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

It’s the best playing classic Stern, assuming that you like challenging games. I’ve found five Star Gazers for sale in the last year, but I’ve only found one Quicksilver for sale, the one I bought. They made more Quicksilvers than Star Gazers so that tells you what fans of classic Stern games think of Quicksilver

meh

It is likely the most overhyped of the classic Sterns IMHO. It is an OK game but I would much rather play Seawitch and 9-ball for sure.
Catacomb may be the best and most challenging (still need more time on it to decide).

#19 66 days ago

2.5 years ago I stumbled onto this QS that sold for $560.00. About the same time, and pinsider was talking about the QS he scored. But he left out his bargain price.

https://www.ebth.com/items/3852349-quick-silver-pinball-machine

About 3 months before this, one came up on Craigslist in Kentucky for $1000.00. I just missed it. It also wound up on pinside.

I have never had a chance at another one.

Last year I got "lucky" and found a fully populated blown out play field and and located an empty Stern cab. The play field is waiting for restore.

#20 66 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

meh
It is likely the most overhyped of the classic Sterns IMHO. It is an OK game but I would much rather play Seawitch and 9-ball for sure.
Catacomb may be the best and most challenging (still need more time on it to decide).

I have all 3 of these pins plus Big Game. Big Game and Catacomb keep getting farther ahead in the race. With Catacomb you get that one in a thousand killer ball and a super adrenaline rush. The rest of the time you learn to enjoy getting your ass whipped as you wait for another killer ball.

I recently got to play a finely tuned Quicksilver. It will be another year before I have mine put together. I look forward to getting completed.

#21 66 days ago

Quicksilver is awesome.

Catacomb is terrible.

#22 66 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

meh
It is likely the most overhyped of the classic Sterns IMHO. It is an OK game but I would much rather play Seawitch and 9-ball for sure.
Catacomb may be the best and most challenging (still need more time on it to decide).

I have them all, and QS is by far is the best in my opinion, even better than Stargazer. As much as I love the art on Seawitch, it probably is running third, maybe fourth behind Nine Ball. Having said that, it's still a much better pin than Catacomb and miles ahead of dogs like Viper and Iron Maiden. Catacomb isn't terrible, but I would only rate it as average.

As for value, I'll take any blown out QS that someone wants to sell for $3k. Just hit me up.

#23 66 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Quicksilver is awesome.
Catacomb is terrible.

Catacomb is tough to play. I would not want to feed in quarters in an arcade (I also feel the same way about BSD), but it sure has helped my lackluster flipper skills. Every game is a challenge.

#24 66 days ago

drdave had a really nice original fully working Quicksilver that he was asking $8000 for. Star Gazers in the same condition sell for $5500-6000. Regardless of how we each feel about each classic Stern it’s basic supply and demand. A lot of people want a Quicksilver and they’re willing to pay well for one.

#25 66 days ago

Right now for me (in order):
Quicksilver
Star Gazer with Scott Charles custom ROMs
Meteor with 31" legs on back at 7.5+ degrees
Catacomb
Seawitch

Haven't played enough Dragonfist yet to rank it, but it will probably fall in there somewhere.

#26 66 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Quicksilver is awesome.
Catacomb is terrible.

That's what all the people say who can't play Catacomb

It takes no prisoners and offers no flatery

#27 66 days ago

There is very nice QS on Craigslist Anchorage AK. If you live near an Alaska Airlines destination, freight can be 300 to 400. He has several pins for sale.

#28 65 days ago
Quoted from FireballAK:

There is very nice QS on Craigslist Anchorage AK. If you live near an Alaska Airlines destination, freight can be 300 to 400. He has several pins for sale.

I just looked and I don’t see the ad. It must have sold already

#29 65 days ago

Read the add that has Blackout for sale. He sold Blackout.

#30 65 days ago
Quoted from FireballAK:

Read the add that has Blackout for sale. He sold Blackout.

I see a Bally Silverball Mania. I do not see a Stern Quicksilver.

#31 65 days ago

I heard the buyer flipped it on the way home for $5,500.

#32 65 days ago
Quoted from sublime90803:

I heard the buyer flipped it on the way home for $5,500.

Sarcasm? Or for real lol

#33 65 days ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

Sarcasm? Or for real lol

That was sarcasm. I just confirmed with the CL seller that he never had a Quicksilver.

He has the following for sale:
Blackout (sold)
Silverball Mania
Raven
TMNT
Black Knight
Amazing Spider-Man

fireballak You thought his Silverball Mania was a Quicksilver

#34 65 days ago

Dragonfist is amazing. Just a special game.

#35 65 days ago

EDIT: Wrong thread

#36 65 days ago
Quoted from sublime90803:

I heard the buyer flipped it on the way home for $5,500.

He’s probably talking about the estate sale buyer in IL. I dined at first that he was talking about the AK buyer

#37 65 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

He’s probably talking about the estate sale buyer in IL. I dined at first that he was talking about the AK buyer

There was an estate sale with a QS in Illinois? I missed that one.

#38 65 days ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Right now for me (in order):
Quicksilver
Star Gazer with Scott Charles custom ROMs
Meteor with 31" legs on back at 7.5+ degrees
Catacomb
Seawitch

Haven't played enough Dragonfist yet to rank it, but it will probably fall in there somewhere.

So, I have a Quicksilver, Catacomb, Seawitch, and Dragonfist currently. Dragonfist is as good of a game as the other three classic sterns I have. All are superb examples of classic Sterns. Catacomb is probably my favorite of the four at the moment, but that changes from time to time.

As for Quicksilver prices, they keep going up at the moment. It was a great layout and rule set for its day combined with a cool art and sound package. Given its rarity its not surprising to see where it has gone price wise. I am confident Stern will eventually give the layout the Beatles treatment for some future release, but unlike Seawitch (which had some readily apparent engineering improvements really needed) it is hard to imagine a way to improve the layout for Quicksilver.

#39 65 days ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

So, I have a Quicksilver, Catacomb, Seawitch, and Dragonfist currently. Dragonfist is as good of a game as the other three classic sterns I have. All are superb examples of classic Sterns. Catacomb is probably my favorite of the four at the moment, but that changes from time to time.
As for Quicksilver prices, they keep going up at the moment. It was a great layout and rule set for its day combined with a cool art and sound package. Given its rarity its not surprising to see where it has gone price wise. I am confident Stern will eventually give the layout the Beatles treatment for some future release, but unlike Seawitch (which had some readily apparent engineering improvements really needed) it is hard to imagine a way to improve the layout for Quicksilver.

I’m not sure how quicksilver is going to play with modern stern flippers. That’s a big issue with these inspired-by designs.

Maybe I’m wrong. But I think you’d want to dial down the flippers a bit to reclaim The classic feel. Or just use original stern mechs.

#40 65 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

But I think you’d want to dial down the flippers a bit to reclaim The classic feel.

Shouldn’t be a problem at all with new tech. AP and JJP lets you individually control the power of every coil. I think they definitely would need to go back to the fatter flipper bats though.

#41 65 days ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

So, I have a Quicksilver, Catacomb, Seawitch, and Dragonfist currently. Dragonfist is as good of a game as the other three classic sterns I have. All are superb examples of classic Sterns. Catacomb is probably my favorite of the four at the moment, but that changes from time to time.
As for Quicksilver prices, they keep going up at the moment. It was a great layout and rule set for its day combined with a cool art and sound package. Given its rarity its not surprising to see where it has gone price wise. I am confident Stern will eventually give the layout the Beatles treatment for some future release, but unlike Seawitch (which had some readily apparent engineering improvements really needed) it is hard to imagine a way to improve the layout for Quicksilver.

Tigerlaw,

You need to get yourself a Big Game.

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