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Should I pay more for modding and customization.

By Modernpinman

3 months ago


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    #51 3 months ago

    The responses here are funny considering all the people jumping all over themselves to buy LE's and CE's which are essentially just overpriced bling.

    #52 3 months ago
    Quoted from Zablon:

    The responses here are funny considering all the people jumping all over themselves to buy LE's and CE's which are essentially just overpriced bling.

    2 thoughts on that.

    1. Lot of those peeps are just rich.
    2. Those things, unlike a big point of this thread, are known to hold their value pretty well. I mean, that's what I've heard anyway.

    #53 3 months ago
    Quoted from acedanger:

    Only two mods that IMO add value is Color DMD & Pin Stadiums!

    Not sure why you're getting down voted. Color dmds do add some value. Not sure about pjn stadiums, but they sure are expensive. I personally don't care for them.

    In either case, it would be nice if the seller gave you the option to NOT have them to reduce the price.

    This reminds me of the time I was gonna sell my Metallica with the total light show mod, and the guy asked me to remove it. Lol. Sure! It would only take about 5 hours! Lol

    #54 3 months ago

    Also: all this mod talk reminds me of seeing sdtm videos where all of Zach's games are just rotten with nonsense shit in/on them. Crazy speaker lights and toppers and toys. Jesus.

    #55 3 months ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Autocorrect for the win!
    This question always has the same answer: it depends on the mods, and what matters most is what the buyer cares about. If it's worth more to you because you want it that way, or they improve the game for you, or are rare and hard to get and you want them?

    This. If there are mods on there I like and I don't have to buy and mess with putting them on (side art, extra lighting, color DMD, anti-glare glass, tasteful powder coating) I will factor it into my offer and up it vs. the game that is not modded assuming same condition. If it is dolls or pinstadiums - no increase.

    #56 3 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Not sure why you're getting down voted.

    Pinstadiums obviously

    #57 3 months ago

    I’m in the minority,,,, I love mods ! I love adding them , and IMO it adds to the fun and enjoyment of the game ,, For MET , adding Powerbladez , Pinwoofer Sound System, Color DMD, Sparky Helmet wire ,,,makes the game Better , I would gladly pay extra for a color dmd and better sound System that I wouldn’t have to install later …some mods do add value to some !!

    #58 3 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:Not sure why you're getting down voted. Color dmds do add some value. Not sure about pjn stadiums, but they sure are expensive. I personally don't care for them.
    In either case, it would be nice if the seller gave you the option to NOT have them to reduce the price.
    This reminds me of the time I was gonna sell my Metallica with the total light show mod, and the guy asked me to remove it. Lol. Sure! It would only take about 5 hours! Lol
    MBr was kinda on dark & I didn't want to add spots. The UV with Flashers & the level of layered leds along with it reducing glare big time was worth it.

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    #59 3 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Pinstadiums obviously

    Can't be that bad they won the award for best MOD this year lol

    #60 3 months ago
    Quoted from acedanger:

    Can't be that bad they won the award for best MOD this year lol

    Boaty McBoatface

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    #61 3 months ago

    I recently sold my really nice Guardians pro for $5300. Before selling it I removed the Stern topper, Stern shooter knob, and the out of production Stern side Armor. I didn't even offer any of it to the buyer. I ended up with an additional $1600 selling the extras without the game.

    A $6900 Guardians pro just just isn't a good looking listing.

    #62 3 months ago
    Quoted from Otto110:

    I recently sold my really nice Guardians pro for $5300. Before selling it I removed the Stern topper, Stern shooter knob, and the out of production Stern side Armor. I didn't even offer any of it to the buyer. I ended up with an additional $1600 selling the extras without the game.
    A $6900 Guardians pro just just isn't a good looking listing.

    This guy right here gets it.

    #63 3 months ago

    The thing about mods is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you have a machine with mods and another person has one with no mods, the modded machine will probably be more attractive, assuming the buyer likes the mods. Things like a shaker motor and color DMD, probably will be attractive to most people, but not all. Adding LEDs is another good example. A lot of people would probably like having LEDs installed already because they would do that eventually themselves. However, some people hate LEDs and would prefer the standard bulbs. It is difficult to put a value on these things, since there are so many different opinions.

    #64 3 months ago

    LEDs to me have no value added as a mod and I put them in all my machines. They are just too subjective. I care about the shape and look of the bulb as much as I do how it lights things up. I get a machine with those odd shaped or really cheap looking LEDs and they are coming out and going in the one day if I am desperate between my next order bag. The guys that want the most for their LED jobs always seem to have completely different taste.

    #65 3 months ago

    If you like the mods, yes. If you don't like the mods, no. There are several cosmetic mods that I really like; including the Ghostbusters firehouse and Metallica Snake decals and fangs. To me those mods would add value. They look like they are what should have been there before being removed to save a few bucks.

    #66 3 months ago

    Dont forget these awesome mods for Alien, got a tracker mod on the right and this awesome apron, sure beats the old plasticy one.

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    #67 3 months ago

    I think that it comes down to the the seller and buyer at the end of the day.

    - I have sold a few games with mods and did not consider them to add value as I got my enjoy out of the game and sold the game at average market value.
    - One game which had my own Snackbar Mod in it, I gave the option of a game priced without the mod or slightly higher but discounted with it installed - sold it with the mod in it.
    - Then I bought a game with a topper mod and non standard translite and paid a little extra for them but removed and sold them off which meant the game worked out at better value in the end.

    But I see no value in action figures installed in a game.

    #68 3 months ago

    Scale model figures (not “dolls”), signs and vehicles are sunk cost. I have no expectation of getting any money back out of those kinds of mods when I sell the game. They’re probably the most subjective mods of all, except maybe art blades. Man, I hate most of the art blades on the market right now, except for the ones that the manufacturers are putting out (using the same art team). Think before you bling.

    #69 3 months ago

    No, yes, maybe...

    It's all up to what you like and value.

    #70 3 months ago

    If you like the audio aspect of pinball it’s worth owning a PinSound system if you are buying a game that has several aftermarket sound packages.

    #71 3 months ago

    I've been pretty firmly in the no mod camp. I feel like they usually draw too much power and get in the way of things, so personally I don't do them myself.

    I have a lot of friends that mod their games though and I will never complain or tell people how to spend their money.

    All that being said, I won't and don't want to pay more for modded games.

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    #72 3 months ago

    Reading through these comments, especially the SUPER opiniated ones, I get the vibe that these same "purists" would no doubt expect full compensation for the "muffler delete and screaming eagle kit" on their Harley, and the Borla Exhaust on their car... Like most other rational people are saying, if you like it and it cost any considerable amount of money to add, then it definitely adds some value.

    #73 3 months ago

    Yeah, if you want a game with no mods, you could be waiting a very, very long time. Best to come in as buyer with an understanding of the mods’ intrinsic values, and some flexibility. Nobody wants to hear that they made bad decisions. Having said that, if someone posts a game on Pinside with lots of crappy mods and wants 50% more than the stock game, I’ll be happy to join the mob in ridiculing it.

    #74 3 months ago
    Quoted from nicoy3k:

    Modding does not subtract value unless it’s something irreparable or a pain in the ass to fix like shit colored powered coat.

    So true. There are definitely games I pass on because of ugly powder.

    #75 3 months ago
    Quoted from acedanger:

    Don't forget AC/DC lightning bolts!! Stock ones suck IMO

    The hooked ones, though bright were a bit of a maintenance nightmare. I had to do soooo many repairs on the boards while I had it.

    #76 3 months ago
    Quoted from PersonX99:

    The hooked ones, though bright were a bit of a maintenance nightmare. I had to do soooo many repairs on the boards while I had it.

    Pinbits

    #77 3 months ago

    I can only speak from personal experience, but modding my pins tastefully (key word), has paid off in the selling and trading of them.

    #78 3 months ago

    For me, I'd pay for the ColorDMD and mods that should have been included in the original machine but were cut. For example, sinking building mod for Earthshaker. The lighted skull pile eyes for Scared Stiff.

    Anything else will not add value for me.

    #79 3 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    Also: all this mod talk reminds me of seeing sdtm videos where all of Zach's games are just rotten with nonsense shit in/on them. Crazy speaker lights and toppers and toys. Jesus.

    (Gasp) yeah they are hideous!

    #80 3 months ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    (Gasp) yeah they are hideous!

    What was it..."Self proclaimed King of the Toppers"? Was that you? I can't keep all you podcasters straight anymore.

    #81 3 months ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    What was it..."Self proclaimed King of the Toppers"? Was that you? I can't keep all you podcasters straight anymore.

    Suuuuuuure love ya too Fraxxy. Play your cards right and I might send you a set of speaker light kits for the holidays

    #82 3 months ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Suuuuuuure love ya too Fraxxy. Play your cards right and I might send you a set of speaker light kits for the holidays

    Ha, for what, exactly? Iron Man's already got one, and is getting sold. Demo Man is getting sold, so I wouldn't take any charity for that. Crescendo.....is an EM. And of course Ultraman will have them already. Unfortunately, I'm not one of these wierdos that hides my collection...I'm just very limited on space and money I care to dedicate to pinball. Short of it is they'd be better off going to just about anyone BUT me.

    Hard to bribe the man with...everything and nothing at the same time!

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