Hello, it is time to part with my TAF and I wanted to ask a little about the machine's value and some of the ways I could handle shipping.
I have always bought/sold machines locally in the past so I have never dealt with a shipping company. If you could recommend a shipping company based on experience that would be great. I suspect once I list this, the chances of getting interest locally (especially when I live in RI, the smallest state) are pretty slim.
I have common sense and I am suspicious by default but since I don't have experience dealing with someone remotely I may need some tips. I wouldn't accept a larger check for "me" to pay the "moving company", I'm aware of that one. Any tips would be appreciated.
What is the typical value these days for a working TAF w/topper?
What are the major things that affect value other than the obvious (having a topper, playfield condition especially around the mansion, scratches, fading, etc) for example is TAF worth more with all original parts? I bought a new DMD, not all original boards - how does that impact value?
What about MODS? I have several mods added to mine. I use the gold rom, have some playfield mods, LEDs in some areas, nothing too crazy.. Do the mods increase value or decrease value or is it really more about the eye of the beholder?
Of course I'm talking just ball park stuff here and general ideas but I'd love to hear your thoughts. I want to make sure I price this right and after hearing your advice I will post some pics and perhaps we can nail down a good asking price for mine.
Thanks all in advance