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Some nice looking EM classics just came up on ebay

By EM-PINMAN

8 years ago


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#6301 1 year ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Agree but I think in this instance the 2 internet photos were to show what a Jacks Open looks like in original condition and what inside the cabinet should look like without having to take the glass off. The other pics seem to show the seller’s machine with the dirty playfield and the backglass.
Still kind of a shady and lazy tactic. Seller also hasn’t sold anything in quite a while although the old feedback was all good. I’d ask for more pictures.

It doesn’t help when the main pic of the ad is a minty playfield from a different machine. Calling it deceptive all the way.

#6302 1 year ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

It doesn’t help when the main pic of the ad is a minty playfield from a different machine. Calling it deceptive all the way.

Could be. It’s off EBay now.

One thing I’ve seen before is when a seller with great feedback hasn’t had an auction in years, is that some low life family member or acquaintance hijacks their account.

Who knows.

1 month later
#6303 12 months ago

“Perfectly balanced and rarely tilts!”.
Only $7,500.

Cabinet/Backbox paint and stencils not included.

ebay.com link: itm

#6304 12 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

“Perfectly balanced and rarely tilts!”.
Only $7,500.

Yes, but over 100 hours into the restoration. Either the seller works slowly, the thing was a complete basket case or the hours put in is accidentally incorrect.

however, it is a jem (their spelling, not mine) and can be shipped USPS first class. I wonder if it fits inside an envelope or you put the stamps right on that beautiful cabinet.

#6305 12 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

“Perfectly balanced and rarely tilts!”.
Only $7,500.

Cabinet/Backbox paint and stencils not included.

Quoted from DropTarget:

Yes, but over 100 hours into the restoration. Either the seller works slowly, the thing was a complete basket case or the hours put in is accidentally incorrect.
however, it is a jem (their spelling, not mine) and can be shipped USPS first class. I wonder if it fits inside an envelope or you put the stamps right on that beautiful cabinet.

Could be the seller is a complete liar and a scam artist with zero feedback, but I doubt it.

#6306 11 months ago

The is not an ebay auction but an auction none the less in mid November.
Located in Orange Co. Calif.
In particular a rare Williams EM pin Reserve
along with several other pins.

I probably bid on the Reserve pin since it is a fun player,
as i discovered at last pin show I went to pre virus.
But traveling to So Cal to pick up any pins that i might win is not likely.
Only drawback on this particular pin is that the BackGlass is terrible
though PF looks OK at 1st glance

https://bid.captainsauctionwarehouse.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/55/lot/14148?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F55%3Fpage%3D1%26view%3Dlist%26key%3Dpinball%26sale%3Dundefined%26catm%3Dany%26order%3Dorder_num%26xclosed%3Dno%26featured%3Dno

1 month later
#6307 10 months ago

Deal of the day!! Start bid is only a $1.00 with No Reserve!

Sure Shot 2!!

Merry Christmas!!

ebay.com link: itm

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#6308 10 months ago

Good thing its a three hour drive each way during the holidays or I’d have to get it.

3 weeks later
#6309 10 months ago

Where do we start? At $2k apparently!

ebay.com link: itm

#6310 9 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

Where do we start? At $2k apparently!
ebay.com link

"playing surface is in good shape". Such a valiant effort in sales appeal. Poor machine is very tired.

#6311 9 months ago

Fresh from the Mahoning river. Head must not have been submerged.

ebay.com link: itm

#6312 9 months ago

I know it's not ebay, but a friend of mine is selling a minty Gottlieb Aloha. Any interest contact me

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#6313 9 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Fresh from the Mahoning river. Head must not have been submerged.
ebay.com link

I can smell the mouse piss from here. Look at the amount of mouse crap inside the cabinet.

#6314 9 months ago
Quoted from Playdium:

I can smell the mouse piss from here. Look at the amount of mouse crap inside the cabinet.

iS ThAt BERk SeLliNG iT?

#6315 9 months ago
Quoted from Playdium:

I can smell the mouse piss from here. Look at the amount of mouse crap inside the cabinet.

Would have been a good idea to vacuum out at least some of the rodent droppings on the floor.

3 weeks later
#6316 8 months ago

Wow $2,000 pachinkos, but the Dixieland is a bargain at just $1,200

ebay.com link: pinball machines used

#6317 8 months ago
Quoted from Model237:

Wow $2,000 pachinkos, but the Dixieland is a bargain at just $1,200
ebay.com link » Pinball Machines Used

I like the Gottlieb pin with no glass and covered in pillows myself.

#6318 8 months ago

Heat Wave for $2,500? Or is that just for the back glass? That's all that's pictured. Seller has been on EBay a long time- since Jan 5 2020. I’d sell mine for $2,500, except I like it way too much.

#6319 8 months ago

Here's my ebay find of the day, brass backdoor for my sample Ks&Qs

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#6320 8 months ago

If Anybody is going to South America soon, can you grab this for me? Thanks

ebay.com link: itm

#6321 8 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

If Anybody is going to South America soon, can you grab this for me? Thanks
ebay.com link

It would be a great game to own but too risky to bid on. Single player!

#6322 8 months ago

Ah, the "Yukon Special" with no middle pop bumper, inlanes, 2" flippers, no flipper pop-up save, different graphics... haven't seen one in person before.

#6323 8 months ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Ah, the "Yukon Special" with no middle pop bumper, inlanes, 2" flippers, no flipper pop-up save, different graphics... haven't seen one in person before.

I was fortunate to see and play one at the rebuilt PAPA facility in the mid 2000's. The different ruleset makes it an incredible game versus Klondike/normal Yukon.

#6324 8 months ago

Needs some work but I’d love to have it at the right price. Too far for me though. From the dirt bike guy in Minnesota.

ebay.com link: itm

1 week later
#6325 8 months ago

Gold Strike went for $1,724. Kicking myself for not grabbing an El Dorado for $1,500 awhile back.

ebay.com link: itm

#6326 8 months ago

I’ll get an El Dorado one day. That Gold Strike needed a new backglass, playfield and a cabinet redo. The Team One for $2500, here on pinside, looks like a good, clean machine to me.

#6327 8 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

I’ll get an El Dorado one day. That Gold Strike needed a new backglass, playfield and a cabinet redo. The Team One for $2500, here on pinside, looks like a good, clean machine to me.

Hopefully me too. Agree about the Gold Strike. I know it’s fairly rare but with all the issues it had, I thought it might bring $1000-$1200 but not $1700+.

It was at $700 with 7 minutes left in the auction. Must have been at least one person who seriously wanted it.

#6328 8 months ago

Here’s a rare one. No ratings on file at IPDB and zero Pinsiders own one, or at least not listed.

ebay.com link: itm

#6329 8 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Hopefully me too. Agree about the Gold Strike. I know it’s fairly rare but with all the issues it had, I thought it might bring $1000-$1200 but not $1700+.
It was at $700 with 7 minutes left in the auction. Must have been at least one person who seriously wanted it.

I sold a less than perfect Gold Strike with new backglass and plastic set for $900 years ago. The layout looked so interesting and has a cool art package. Early in my collecting days I thought it would be my grail but I don't miss it. It's very repetitive and once you get a good game going it lasts forever to the point of being boring. I'm an AAB guy but am guessing El Dorado is infinitely better. It has to be?

#6330 8 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I sold a less than perfect Gold Strike with new backglass and plastic set for $900 years ago. The layout looked so interesting and has a cool art package. Early in my collecting days I thought it would be my grail but I don't miss it. It's very repetitive and once you get a good game going it lasts forever to the point of being boring. I'm an AAB guy but am guessing El Dorado is infinitely better. It has to be?

I think it’s interesting that sometimes a machine that looks fun on YouTube videos turns out to be boring when you play it in person and vice-versa. Or sometimes you buy a game and your not thrilled with the gameplay at first but it grows on you like my Aladdin’s Castle.

With the El Dorado I think it’s the history behind it and the design along with it being pretty that would make it fun to have in the collection.

#6331 8 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

I think it’s interesting that sometimes a machine that looks fun on YouTube videos turns out to be boring when you play it in person and vice-versa. Or sometimes you buy a game and your not thrilled with the gameplay at first but it grows on you like my Aladdin’s Castle.

Right. Expectations can be a big factor. I may have dismissed Gold Strike too easily as I was hoping it to be the end all perfect game. Last year I acquired Gottlieb Ship Ahoy. After shopping it I had a couple epic run on games and thought oh here we go again. Another AAB wedge head that is way too easy. After giving it some time and raising the thresholds a bit I'm finding it to be a lot of fun.

#6332 8 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I sold a less than perfect Gold Strike with new backglass and plastic set for $900 years ago. The layout looked so interesting and has a cool art package. Early in my collecting days I thought it would be my grail but I don't miss it. It's very repetitive and once you get a good game going it lasts forever to the point of being boring. I'm an AAB guy but am guessing El Dorado is infinitely better. It has to be?

I had a pristine Gold Strike that I sold. I didn't care for the layout. The upper flipper arrangement was the reason.

#6333 8 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

After giving it some time and raising the thresholds a bit I'm finding it to be a lot of fun.

This solution can be applied to most any game. The set up needs to be balanced.

#6334 8 months ago

Pinball machine meets a roulette wheel. Would be an interesting conversation piece.

ebay.com link: itm

#6335 8 months ago

Nice Jacks Open. Bids flying out of the gate, at $1400 with over 5 days left.

ebay.com link: itm

#6336 8 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Nice Jacks Open. Bids flying out of the gate, at $1400 with over 5 days left.
ebay.com link

Surprised the seller didn’t get the title right.

#6337 8 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Surprised the seller didn’t get the title right.

I smell scam.

#6338 8 months ago

I think the first picture is of the other machine referenced in the description. Hopefully just an honest mistake.

Is it truly as good as a player as reported?

#6339 8 months ago
Quoted from Gotemwill:

I think the first picture is of the other machine referenced in the description. Hopefully just an honest mistake.
Is it truly as good as a player as reported?

They are both excellent players. I'd give the edge to Lucky Hand.

#6340 8 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I smell scam.

I thought scam when I first saw the listing too

...hopefully I’m wrong for the buyer’s sake

#6341 8 months ago

Williams 1962 World Series Pitch and Bat For Sale (not mine). ebay.com link: WILLIAMS 1962 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL PITCH AND BAT GAMEROOM FREE SHIPPING

I'll sell my restored machine for that!!!

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#6342 7 months ago

Some more craziness in the EM marketplace.

Jacks Open (nice) goes for over $4000.

Not comparing the two but I’m gonna hug my $800 Fast Draw tonight.

ebay.com link: itm

#6343 7 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Some more craziness in the EM marketplace.
Jacks Open (nice) goes for over $4000.
Not comparing the two but I’m gonna hug my $800 Fast Draw tonight.
ebay.com link: itm

Doubt it sold. El Zero was the happy bidder followed by Numero Tres!

#6344 7 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Doubt it sold. El Zero was the happy bidder followed by Numero Tres!

That’s a good point. We might see soon.

#6345 7 months ago

Well, Jack’s Open just joined the El Dorado and Atlantis club.

#6346 7 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Doubt it sold. El Zero was the happy bidder followed by Numero Tres!

The bidder history looks suspicious.

#6347 7 months ago
Quoted from Playdium:

The bidder history looks suspicious.

When the bidding looks like that, the bidder is either happy or looking for a sucker to help out the seller.

#6348 7 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Some more craziness in the EM marketplace.
Jacks Open (nice) goes for over $4000.
Not comparing the two but I’m gonna hug my $800 Fast Draw tonight.
ebay.com link: itm

Bogus bidder for sure, the same happened to me selling Sure Shot 2 at the $1.00 start bid. The guy even told me he was both bidders and was pumping up the price, and it was a 0 and a 3 feedback as well. FnA hole for sure. He was trying to get me to sell off eBay and arrange shipping for him so he could just rip me off outright. Luckily I had a repeat buyer jump in at the last minute or I would have been hosed like this seller. No more $1.00 start bids for me. Pretty sure it is a scam team as it seemed like I was talking to foreigners on email as some context made no sense a couple times as in writing English was not fluent. Looks like the seller had a real bidder up to $1720 which would have been a real price to pay. Hopefully the seller says no to everything the scammer asks then he can simply relist it.

#6349 7 months ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Bogus bidder for sure, the same happened to me selling Sure Shot 2 at the $1.00 start bid. The guy even told me he was both bidders and was pumping up the price, and it was a 0 and a 3 feedback as well. FnA hole for sure. He was trying to get me to sell off eBay and arrange shipping for him so he could just rip me off outright. Luckily I had a repeat buyer jump in at the last minute or I would have been hosed like this seller. No more $1.00 start bids for me. Pretty sure it is a scam team as it seemed like I was talking to foreigners on email as some context made no sense a couple times as in writing English was not fluent. Looks like the seller had a real bidder up to $1720 which would have been a real price to pay. Hopefully the seller says no to everything the scammer asks then he can simply relist it.

Wow. Sure sounds like the same scam artists.

#6350 7 months ago

Canada Dry. Reputable seller and in pretty good cosmetic shape. Non working and has some combination of rust-mold-mildew inside.

South Florida

ebay.com link: itm

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