I was recently on vacation and came across an AFM. I did not take photos (sadly) but it was in what I would consider fair condition only. It was very dirty. The cab had some fade and marks. I don't remember if the playfield had any significant wear or not as I was not really thinking about trying to buy it. The playfield, of course was very dirty also.
The flippers needed rebuilt and worked only partially.
At least one martian did not work.
This was my first time (and only) ever playing AFM not on Pinball Arcade and I was pretty much underwhelmed because of some of these issues.
Anyhow, on a whim, I called the owner of the establishment today and she is considering selling the machine to me. She has no idea what the pin is worth and put it on me to figure out a fair price.
I did mention to her that I could trade one of my other titles (namely POTC or HS + cash) but she did not seem interested. (I did make a thread about possibly offering POTC for the AFM and the consensus was that would be a good trade.)
So, I told her I would do some research and get back to her. I want to offer a fair price but I also desire to fully restore this pin to its former glory which means maybe paying somebody to do it for me. With that in mind, I need to consider how much it is worth as a project/routed pin.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for your input and experience.