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Stolen Big Bang Bar #153 -- Houston!


By mikeflan

4 years ago



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#951 4 years ago

We will never hear

#952 4 years ago
Quoted from Magic_Mike:

I keep checking this thread hoping to hear some good news.

Ditto

#953 4 years ago

Well, without an update pretty soon...it's gonna go SDTM....

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#954 4 years ago

An update: Yesterday I settled with the insurance company. They offered me what I considered a fair offer after I threw their initial one back along with a list of a half dozen pinball companies who provided written estimates on the value of a BBB. In the end the settlement was what the last couple BBBs sold for minus the $2500 deductible. I did have plenty of documentation and photos of the game to prove condition, including photos of it being opened NIB when I purchased it.

If the game turns up with police (which I doubt will happen - more luck of it being found by a pinsider) the insurance company somehow will be notified, and I will (supposedly) get first shot at buying it back. At least that is the way the adjuster explained it to me. And in lessons learned, I'll be taking a lot more photos of the rest of my collection to prove condition, from A-listers to the dogs.

Not sure how all this will affect my premiums, but it was, in the end, a relatively painless process. Gut wrenching at times, sure, but painless.

I hope none of you ever have to go through it.

Thanks for all the concern - I love this community.

Mike

#955 4 years ago

wow.
glad to hear you got some level of closure with it.
hey, at least now you have space & cash for the new Alien or TBL

#956 4 years ago

Good deal! And good job keeping records.

#957 4 years ago

glad to hear at least that much of positive resolve ........but I'm still hoping for you to get that Baby back someday & soon too

#958 4 years ago

Be sure to also put up security cameras everywhere and hide the DVR or NVR someplace safe.

#959 4 years ago

Coulda been worse, man. Coulda been worse. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

#960 4 years ago

Glad this was resolved, though I'm sorry you had to go through it

#961 4 years ago

Glad it was settled for you Mike.

Just for the other guys reading, with my collection the insurance company has a list of my machines and values. I have insurance to cover what they owe me in case of total loss (theft, fire, disaster)

Something I learned many years ago, with everything - not just insurance ... Get every deal you do written out in black and white so if there is any problem down the line, you have it all there in front of you, and all parties are on the same page.

Hope that info can help people out down the track.

rd.

#962 4 years ago

I was wondering if you are going to replace it with another BBB or are you totally bummed ? It reminds me of when my ATC got stollen and I just said forget it

#963 4 years ago

I was hoping to hear it was recovered. I am glad you were able to settle with the insurance company for an amount that was fair.

Thanks for the update on the resolution.

#964 4 years ago

What bugs me is there is a likelihood that the a$$hole that made off with this OR now has it in his possession is reading this thread now.

#965 4 years ago

Glad this was taken care of. I still hope the machine turns up somewhere...

#966 4 years ago

Glad to hear this was taken care of! I've been checking this thread every time it got bumped.

#967 4 years ago

Awesome to hear. Although I imagine getting the BBB back in perfect condition would have been the best outcome.

#968 4 years ago

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.....

#969 4 years ago

Sooner or later this game will turn up. What happens when it does depends upon who finds it...

#970 4 years ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Sooner or later this game will turn up. What happens when it does depends upon who finds it...

Hard to keep a BBB hidden forever. Just takes one person to notice the # and then whoever bought it will be SOL.

#971 4 years ago

#153, folks. commit it to memory. you never know.

#972 4 years ago

Congrats on the insurance $$$ without issues. Hopefully your game will show up in the future... I'm sure this thread will ignite when it does.

#973 4 years ago
Quoted from pezpunk:

#153, folks. commit it to memory. you never know

every time I even just think about BBB the # 153 pops into my head

#974 4 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

What bugs me is there is a likelihood that the a$$hole that made off with this OR now has it in his possession is reading this thread now.

Just what I was thinking , kind of makes you want to throttle his neck.

#975 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.....

Ask for Jake

#976 4 years ago

Why ask for Jake? He sounds hideous.

#977 4 years ago

I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open. Hope it finds it way back to you OP. I had the pleasure of playing a BBB at expo for the first time and showing it to the ol' girlfriend. Definitely a cool and fun machine.

#978 4 years ago

Hope it doesn't pop up for sale from a clueless genuine buyer who got screwed buying it from the real thieves. That situation can turn ugly, fast.

#979 4 years ago
Quoted from Astropin:

Hard to keep a BBB hidden forever. Just takes one person to notice the # and then whoever bought it will be SOL.

The person who stole it knows it's value and I'm sure has had a trophy shop make a new plate with new number.

#980 4 years ago

Never underestimate the stupidity of a thief- anyone for that matter.

#981 4 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The person who stole it knows it's value and I'm sure has had a trophy shop make a new plate with new number.

my fear is that it is now someone's "cool coffee table"

#982 4 years ago

Great to hear you got resolution. Hope the BBB turns up soon and in good shape still...

#983 4 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

my fear is that it is now someone's "cool coffee table"

No way.

It was stolen because the thief knew exactly how much it was worth (scrappers don't break into garages).

Even in the 1 in 10,0000000000,0000 chance it was stolen on a whim, everyone has Google.

#984 4 years ago

Congrats on the monetary recovery OP!

What insurance company?

#985 4 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

No way.
It was stolen because the thief knew exactly how much it was worth (scrappers don't break into garages).
Even in the 1 in 10,0000000000,0000 chance it was stolen on a whim, everyone has Google.

Depending on location scrapers break in to anything where they think they can get enough copper for their next drug fix. I have seen houses & garages broken into just to steal $50 worth of copper piping. I have also heard of people having their A/C units stolen from their yards while they were sleeping at night.

One thing for sure - it will be a hard machine to sell being owner knew the serial number. Kind of like stealing an original piece of art - it might be worth a ton of money but it will be a tough sell if that was their intent.

And I sure as hell would not want to have a stolen machine sitting in my collection - very risky all the way around!

#986 4 years ago

serials are nearly useless on a pin, being on sticker that can disappear easily. unless they UV'd it like TZ they are removeable

#987 4 years ago
Quoted from mikeflan:

Not sure how all this will affect my premiums

I am curious how this will affect your premiums as well.

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