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Sevierville Auction Pinball prices for March 15, 2014


By bobgspinball

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Sevierville Auction Pinball prices:
Thanks Brian

Millionaire 400
Capt Fantastic. 800
Strange Science. 600
Junk Yard. 2300
Sharkey's Shootout. 1050
Viper Night Driving. 1100
South Park. 1600
Big Guns. 800
Tee'd Off. 850
Black Pyramid. 500
Bow and arrow. 300
Flight 2000. 475
Swords of fury. 900
Judge Dredd. 1300
Robocop. 900
Medieval Madness. 7700
Wheel of fortune. 4750
Terminator two. 1275
Scared stiff. 3850
Highroller Casino. 1100
Jurassic Park the lost world 1600
Terminator three. 1500
Data East Batman. 1200
World poker tour. 1800
South Park. 1600
Black Rose. 1600
Spiderman. 3500
X-Files. 1100
Terminator two. 1200
Dale Junior. 1900
Taxi. 750
Game show 900
Circus. 350
Ripley's believe it or not. 2000
Roller coaster tycoon. 1600
Revenge from Mars. 1750
Terminator two. 1400
24. 2800
Back to the future 1000
junkyard. 2500
Big buck hunter 3000
Playboy. ???
Big guns. 850
The Sopranos. 2400
Shaq. 225
Last action hero. 950
The Adams family. 4000
Lethal weapon three. 875
Whitewater 325
STTNG. 3700

#2 6 years ago

Breakshot 1550

#3 6 years ago

Those prices look good on SS, SM, JY, and Sopranos. What kind of shape were they in ?

#4 6 years ago

whitewater must have been a mess

#5 6 years ago

some very reasonable prices there

#6 6 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

some very reasonable prices there

A lot of the pins that were "reasonable" had a lot wrong with them, damage, etc. Believe me, this stuff was far from cheap price wise for condition.

#7 6 years ago

The Wheel of Fortune, was it NIB , or clean with many Mods? I passed on one a month ago at the WS auction.

#8 6 years ago

Same one I think. Yellow powder coat. Less than 700 plays. Mirror blades, LEDs, was very nice looking.

White water was trashed. Honestly though the Playfield was just dirty. The inserts and text looked good. No boards, trashed cabinet. Broken ramps. Bigfoot head was there.

Unsure how many of these are buybacks.

3 weeks later
#9 6 years ago

I'm thinking about heading to the next ws auction. What is a buy back? When the owner bids on it because the price is too low?

#10 6 years ago
Quoted from ddebuss:

I'm thinking about heading to the next ws auction. What is a buy back? When the owner bids on it because the price is too low?

Yes. At these auctions instead of setting a reserve price up front, they allow the owners to bid on their own items. When they win they only have to pay the auction house a small fee to take the item back with them. Without that policy these auctions would probably not exist, although it is somewhat controversial with the bidding public. Just realize when you go if it is down to you and one other person bidding, you are probably bidding against the owner of the machine.

#11 6 years ago
Quoted from viper001:

Just realize when you go if it is down to you and one other person bidding, you are probably bidding against the owner of the machine.

Totally lame auction format. Why bother? You aren't really establishing a market price at all, just the price at which the owner is willing to part with the machine.

#12 6 years ago
Quoted from Voltherd:

Totally lame auction format. Why bother? You aren't really establishing a market price at all, just the price at which the owner is willing to part with the machine.

I don't think they bring things there to establish any market prices. They are just trying to unload their non-earning junk. Sometimes you can catch them napping and get a bargain, but not too often. The fact that that auction company runs 2 auctioneers at the same time can help with that happening. I just decide what I'm willing to pay and make sure I don't go over that, and if the guy has to waste his time unloading and reloading his stuff than so much the better.

Back in my auction going prime I had a strategy where I would look at the bid tags so I knew all the games that a particular op had brought. Then I would rapidly bid up some early stuff and stop suddenly so he got stuck with buying it back, then I would go after what I really wanted further down the line more sensibly. This way he would normally let me have that piece as he already had a good number to take back. You have to be willing to potentially get stuck with something you didn't really want although I was pretty good at it so that very rarely happened.

Just go with the right attitude and strategy and don't let it bother you about the buy backs and you can have a pretty good time. It's just tough to expect any real deals anymore with a warehouse full of people all wanting to buy the same things...

#13 6 years ago

How was the crowd turn-out at the Sevierville auction? I could not make it due to a prior commitment. I had heard that they moved the auction to Sevierville from Kingsport in hopes of having a larger turn-out of casual "game room" buyers. Just curious if this was the case. Prices seemed pretty low compared to the last couple of Kingsport auctions.

#14 6 years ago

Royce Greene was trying to set the market prices years ago. He and his other 2 worker bidders (wife/daughter) would bid them up to ridiculous prices. Then go to the next highest bidder and ask them to buy outside the auction. Rick (the deceased owner) kicked Greene out of the auction for years until after many attempts to get back in, and Rick caved.

Quoted from viper001:

I don't think they bring things there to establish any market prices. They are just trying to unload their non-earning junk. Sometimes you can catch them napping and get a bargain, but not too often. The fact that that auction company runs 2 auctioneers at the same time can help with that happening. I just decide what I'm willing to pay and make sure I don't go over that, and if the guy has to waste his time unloading and reloading his stuff than so much the better.
Back in my auction going prime I had a strategy where I would look at the bid tags so I knew all the games that a particular op had brought. Then I would rapidly bid up some early stuff and stop suddenly so he got stuck with buying it back, then I would go after what I really wanted further down the line more sensibly. This way he would normally let me have that piece as he already had a good number to take back. You have to be willing to potentially get stuck with something you didn't really want although I was pretty good at it so that very rarely happened.
Just go with the right attitude and strategy and don't let it bother you about the buy backs and you can have a pretty good time. It's just tough to expect any real deals anymore with a warehouse full of people all wanting to buy the same things...

#15 6 years ago
Quoted from jazzmaster:

How was the crowd turn-out at the Sevierville auction? I could not make it due to a prior commitment. I had heard that they moved the auction to Sevierville from Kingsport in hopes of having a larger turn-out of casual "game room" buyers. Just curious if this was the case. Prices seemed pretty low compared to the last couple of Kingsport auctions.

Prices were actually much higher, and there were may more things. Easily the most packed auction I have been to with pure "stuff"; it took until 4pm to get to the pins.

#16 6 years ago
Quoted from WIZ:

Royce Greene was trying to set the market prices a years ago. He and his other 2 worker bidders (wife/daughter) would bid them up to ridiculous prices. Then go to the next highest bidder and ask them to buy outside the auction. Rick (the deceased owner) kicked Greene out of the auction for years until after many attempts to get back in, and Rick caved.

If that is the guy I'm thinking of, did they used to wheel him around in a big easy chair on top of a large mobile platform? It kind of looked like a throne or something. Up until then I thought I had seen everything at a coin op auction, but that was something else...

#17 6 years ago

wow, didn't get to pins to 4pm, did they have a lot of other stuff like video, redemption, jukes?

#18 6 years ago

Yes, yes and yes, a lot of stuff

#20 6 years ago

I saw it, you talk about trashed, no boards, all ramps broke, Ugly ugly

#21 6 years ago

I have to buy some pins, but also 80's video and some ticket redemption.. did they have a lot of these in Sevierville or should I try North Carolina?

#22 6 years ago

What is a good auction locating resource? I had no idea there was an auction near me in KY. I wouldve went! How do I find out more?

Jason

#23 6 years ago
Quoted from mrpostman:

What is a good auction locating resource? I had no idea there was an auction near me in KY. I wouldve went! How do I find out more?
Jason

http://auctiongamesales.com/

The next one is May 17 at the same location!

#24 6 years ago

There's an auction May 3 in Nashville, TN.

#25 6 years ago

you have to underestand THere are NOT auctions more like poker games.. you against the owner/bidder... But still fun..

#26 6 years ago

My niece works for a major network, and she said that they are sending undercover auction buyers to auctions this spring/summer in Cincinnati, Nashville, Anaheim, and a few other locations, to create a story on how auctioneers allow sellers to bid up their own items, or allow their "buddies" to win/bid items at their auction. I guess they have been attending for the last year or so and have some great footage. She said one seller was caught on hidden camera switching a board after the game was sold to a young couple. She also said they have footage of an auctioneer's relative in Cincinnati bidding up a pinball machine to raise price vs an online bidder. Cant' wait to see this on national tv!

#27 6 years ago
Quoted from eightball8:

My niece works for a major network, and she said that they are sending undercover auction buyers to auctions this spring/summer in Cincinnati, Nashville, Anaheim, and a few other locations, to create a story on how auctioneers allow sellers to bid up their own items, or allow their "buddies" to win/bid items at their auction. I guess they have been attending for the last year or so and have some great footage. She said one seller was caught on hidden camera switching a board after the game was sold to a young couple. She also said they have footage of an auctioneer's relative in Cincinnati bidding up a pinball machine to raise price vs an online bidder. Cant' wait to see this on national tv!

Scumbags.

#28 6 years ago

I really don't understand the problem with the owners and others bidding on their own machine. If you don't set a max bid price for yourself and stick to it, you should not be attending auctions to start with.

#29 6 years ago
Quoted from planters49:

I really don't understand the problem with the owners and others bidding on their own machine. If you don't set a max bid price for yourself and stick to it, you should not be attending auctions to start with.

Actually an illegal practice in some states.

#30 6 years ago

Make it like horse auctions here in KY, either set a reserve price or don't. If reserve not attained, the pin doesn't sell.

#31 6 years ago

In KY, if an owner his agent or someone from the auction house is eligible to bid on an item in any non-livestock auction it has to either be announced or spelled out in the auction terms and conditions (the fine print on the paper you sign to get your bidder number which no one reads)

#32 6 years ago

Who, the owners or the story tellers?

#33 6 years ago
Quoted from WIZ:

Who, the owners or the story tellers?

Whoever switched a board on a machine after it was sold to an unsuspecting couple. Also, the auctioneer's relative shill bidding against an on-line bidder. Those are scumbags.

#34 6 years ago

Ops bidding up their own stuff is a necessary evil imo. No problem with it

The funniest thing to me is when they used to do the ghost bids. Not sure if that still happens, but it was like:

"Next up, a Terminator Two. Terminator twoooo.

I got $2000, now 21, 22. Do I hear 23? .. <crickets>

Terminator two, we'll start the bidding at 800..."

#35 6 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Whoever switched a board on a machine after it was sold to an unsuspecting couple. Also, the auctioneer's relative shill bidding against an on-line bidder. Those are scumbags.

Dirt Merchants!

#36 6 years ago
Quoted from Erik:

Ops bidding up their own stuff is a necessary evil imo. No problem with it
The funniest thing to me is when they used to do the ghost bids. Not sure if that still happens, but it was like:
"Next up, a Terminator Two. Terminator twoooo.
I got $2000, now 21, 22. Do I hear 23? .. <crickets>
Terminator two, we'll start the bidding at 800..."

SuperAuctions, JR's specialty....

#37 6 years ago

Jason still does it at AGS, funny thing is though I don't see him do it on the TV show.

Quoted from MrBally:

SuperAuctions, JR's specialty....

#38 6 years ago
Quoted from WIZ:

Jason still does it at AGS, funny thing is though I don't see him do it on the TV show.

AGS has their own TV show?

#39 6 years ago

Watch out for auctioneer Michael Testa (or Michael Angelo) in Cincy. This guy is a total scam artist. He has a few guys that keep their games and pins at his warehouse and during an auction, let them ALL bid up their own items. I noticed one guy won over 15 games and at the next auction, what do you know, they are all up for auction again. I live a few minutes away, and it isn't worth the time to walk in, cause the guy is a scammer. He yells at new bidders, his workers, and he trys to sell broken games as working. he says it was working yesterday, but the machine needs time to warm up. What? 3 hours to warm up and function correctly?

#40 6 years ago

Photos of the WW for anyone who was wondering why it went so cheap:

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It also had some holes in the side of the cabinet.

I have some quick shots of most of the other machines if anyone wants to see anything.

#41 6 years ago
Quoted from MArmour:

Photos of the WW for anyone who was wondering why it went so cheap

I felt sick looking at this picture. Hopefully someone will save it.

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