I've been wanting a Sorcerer for 2 months after playing one at the local pin expo.
Saw no bites on nationwide-CL or ebay for 8 weeks, then BAM! 4 appear all at once...
Price points: (add $450 for NAVL to Calif.)
Click here to see all the highlights: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sorcerer-project#post-986009
1. $2500+450 (ebay) very high price from a reputable flipper. (saw quality pics, looked good, not $2500 good -- very funny how people don't know how to represent value... Instead they want you to bank on, "Trust me, it's worth every penny, we really cleaned this up!")
2. $1700+450 (CL) -- no idea on condition, never saw quality pics
3. $1000+450 (CL) -- no idea on condition, never saw quality pics
4. <$1000 from a Pinsider 4hrs away... delivered to my home (I paid for half the gas.)
Moral to the Story?
1. Pinsiders rule. Keep meeting quality people on here.
2. Wait for it... and buy local.
Met some nice people today, and have a new project that is tons of fun...
I'm ready to tear it down and do (what I hope is) a quick 16-hr restore on it so I can really enjoy playing this game before midnight Sunday (with CAX tomorrow!!! argh!!!)... All prepared with $350 worth of parts to get it playing sharp: (prices are rough guesses to the nearest $5)
1. cliffy flipper guides (2) $25
2. star posts (50) $15
3. set of rubbers $15
4. flipper bats (3) $10
5. replacement (used) pop caps (2) $65
6. 3 flipper coils (coming soon!) $35
7. replacement fuses $5
8. replacement incandescent bulbs and a set of 100 LEDs from Nifty (met them at CAX) $110
9. replace broken stationary targets and replace all target stickers $25
10. replace batteries/check for previous damage (looks good on first glance) $0
11. replace pop bumper skirts $5
12. resistors and capacitors $5
13. replace all plastic white nuts $5
14. new balls $5
15. lockdown bar assembly $25
She's a bit dirty coming fresh off route -- no worries, she'll shine and play like a dream within a few short days, stay tuned!
Lower PF has some tiny paint wear spots, but luckily has VERY flat mylar put over THAT (after some wear), but... with NO raised inserts (miracle). Typical black border paint missing around inserts. Upper PF has no mylar, and has some moderate wear in three areas. (someday) I'll need to learn to layer that up then paint it by hand. Not too worried about it for now, since the wear isn't in a ball-drain area, so it won't affect game play much -- if at all. I have no tolerance for ball wear in front of the flippers, though... that would be painful. Cabinet has typical knicks and fade. Backglass is great.