(Topic ID: 41851)

TAF for sale $5000 FIRM


By Shoot_Again

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

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There is slight flipper button wear by right button. Mansion looks good very minimal wear. Has a mantis protector installed.

I also have a set of cliffy protectors that I will include with the sale.

The machine has magnet fuse mods, knight, bear, train, phone, vault, custom fester, custom cousin IT, target decals and thing box decals.

The game has a working topper.

This game is in 100% working order with no errors. This is a very clean example of TAF. Selling to free up some space for a new machine.

If you have any questions please PM or email me.

Price $5000 FIRM

#3 6 years ago

Maybe an ad in the market place to could help?

#4 6 years ago

your $5000 "firm" might put some people off since that is the very top of the range on these right now...it's not a screaming buy even if it is a nice machine. In my view, mods don't add much, I'd actually prefer a machine that hasn't been modded. to each his own. If you had it at 4250-4500 you'd move it much faster, which it sounds like you want to do by bumping it after 9 hours.

#5 6 years ago

I hope it sells!

GLWYS!

#6 6 years ago

I have seen many pics of it. Its in very nice shape.

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#7 6 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

your $5000 "firm" might put some people off since that is the very top of the range on these right now...it's not a screaming buy even if it is a nice machine. In my view, mods don't add much, I'd actually prefer a machine that hasn't been modded. to each his own. If you had it at 4250-4500 you'd move it much faster, which it sounds like you want to do by bumping it after 9 hours.

If the mods mean nothing to you then you shouldn't be looking at this machine. There are several that don't have mods. This one does so it costs more.

#8 6 years ago

Nice taf OP! good luck with the sale.

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from markmon:

If the mods mean nothing to you then you shouldn't be looking at this machine. There are several that don't have mods. This one does so it costs more.

Exactly, that's my point. Many people may not look at it because of the mods, some may prefer a purer machine. Mods are a personal thing and just because it has 10 of them on it, doesn't necessarily mean a higher price is justified. When you modify a car, often times you lose money on the mod and make the car harder to sell by limiting your audience.

Anyway, he's getting lots of free bumps here and I hope he gets his asking price.

#10 6 years ago

well, as long as I have been collecting. Mods usually means you'll lose out as the seller. you'll spend $1000 in mods and get little to no return based on that. Your better off pulling the mods out, selling them off singly, and selling the machine basic.

Now if you have 2 machines in equal condition, side by side, same price and one with mods and one without. You have a little leverage to sell first due to the mods. that's about your only advantage with selling with mods. LED's fall into this catagory as well. Might have $200 worth of LED's in it, but as a buyer, they mean hardly anything.

#11 6 years ago

I'm such a cranky purist, I'd try to make the seller take the mods and led's OUT and then ask for a lower price since they can just go ahead and resell them elsewhere

I've never actually done this, but I have taken out mods within the first hour of owning a game.

-BB

#12 6 years ago

So, without the mods, are people now saying that Addams is a sub 5K game? When did that happen?

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from balselly:

So, without the mods, are people now saying that Addams is a sub 5K game? When did that happen?

Always has been, just not on pinside.

#14 6 years ago

What happend to other guy and his cashiers check?

#15 6 years ago
Quoted from Dr_Gonzo:

Always has been, just not on pinside.

Gotta say, I did some searching and your're right, AF has been going for around $4,4 to $4,600. That suprised me. Still, 5K is not bad for a heavily modded machine.

#16 6 years ago

year and a half ago, it was hard to get over 3k for one. Have to love pinside.

#17 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

year and a half ago, it was hard to get over 3k for one. Have to love pinside.

Exact-a-dactly. A few years ago I could have loaded my trailer with a bunch of these at $2500. I wonder if pin collectors are unique in that they continue to price themselves out of the market ? I guess it's great if you are sitting on a large collection...not so much if you are trying to build one.

#18 6 years ago

Love the posts thanks for pricing it for me.

Pending pickup thursday

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

year and a half ago, it was hard to get over 3k for one. Have to love pinside.

+1

I was amazed at the level of appreciation that taf has enjoyed over the last year. Good if you are a seller I guess. Apparently there is an abundance of people that want to own TAF. Rightly so too!

#20 6 years ago
Quoted from Dr_Gonzo:

Always has been, just not on pinside.

We poison our own waters here so much it simply amazes me.

Check eBay completed auctions for popular (read: cheapers) games, and then see what people charge here for the same game. Simply frightening.

And I don't buy the "Well, they're here on Pinside so they MUST be more trustworthy..." - if you've sold lots of machines here, yes I can understand that, but thieves sometimes lurk in the most honest of places, and the most convenient place to hide a lie is between two truths...

Note: none of that was directed at the OP unless he wants to take it that way - then by all means - have at it and be a victim .

#21 6 years ago

TAF isn't exactly hard to find. It's the most produced game ever. SO there is no shortage of them. Many are still on route. Why? Because they are still good earners. Everyone knows TAF. You ask anyone about pinball and what is the first thing out of their mouth 97% of the time? "Oh, you ever play addams family? that was one of my favorites."

#22 6 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

"Oh, you ever play Addams Family? that was one of my favorites."

Mine is "Oh, you ever play Big Buck Hunter Pro Pinball? That game is like Jesus." 97% of the time, thats what comes out of my mouth.

#23 6 years ago
Quoted from schmoo:

Exact-a-dactly. A few years ago I could have loaded my trailer with a bunch of these at $2500. I wonder if pin collectors are unique in that they continue to price themselves out of the market ? I guess it's great if you are sitting on a large collection...not so much if you are trying to build one.

Ive been in the hobby a while now and a year and a half ago TAF was over 3k. Its been atleast 5 years since they were 2500 and they were not plug and play shopped.

Boston pinball has them at average of 4800 over the last year and average of 3400 over the last 5 years.

#24 6 years ago
Quoted from AbacusMan:

Mine is "Oh, you ever play Big Buck Hunter Pro Pinball? That game is like Jesus." 97% of the time, thats what comes out of my mouth.

I will never understand you AbacusMan, but I respect your ability to absolutely adore a game as universally hated as BBHP.

#25 6 years ago
Quoted from AbacusMan:

Mine is "Oh, you ever play Big Buck Hunter Pro Pinball? That game is like Jesus." 97% of the time, thats what comes out of my mouth.

you'd be one of 2. I can bet, i'll never have a non pinhead say anything about big buck hunter pinball as a fond memory. Ever.

#26 6 years ago

Well no surprise here. Appointment flaked the morning of the meeting. Machine is still available for sale. Just FYI

#27 6 years ago
Quoted from Shoot_Again:

Appointment flaked the morning of the meeting.

Great.

#28 6 years ago

TAF from 1992 with a little wear or a NIB AC/DC pro for 700 more.......

Decisions.

#29 6 years ago

I love the mods. To me they have value. Though do not expect to recoup the cost

If you sold them seperately you would not recoup cost

To me if you have 1000 in mods and 4000 in the machine then id expect you should reduce the mods cost by 30-40% and list at $4600-$4700

#30 6 years ago

Check with distributors

AC DC pro should be 4200 or under list.

#31 6 years ago

the thing is, there is only one TAF. Except no substitutes!

#32 6 years ago

Who ever does buy this is getting a really nice TAF !!!! not as nice as mine but pretty close.

#33 6 years ago

Still not sold? Dam Geena...

#34 6 years ago
Quoted from AbacusMan:

Mine is "Oh, you ever play Big Buck Hunter Pro Pinball? That game is like Jesus." 97% of the time, thats what comes out of my mouth.

Really thought you were a convert to TRS...

#35 6 years ago

Nice TAF Shoot, that title is now at the top of my acquisition list. God speed sir!

#36 6 years ago

Wish I was closer

#37 6 years ago
Quoted from Shoot_Again:

Appointment flaked the morning of the meeting.

I had a seller flake on me two weeks ago. I know your frustration sir.

#39 6 years ago

Played about a dozen games on my friend's TAF last night and have upgraded my opinion. Fun game!!

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