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the best price you bought a pinball for

By daddyxxx

5 years ago

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    #1 5 years ago

    My best deal was a decent game show for 800$

    #2 5 years ago

    Get the darn thing out of my basement (Blackout - I repaired the MPU and it works fine. )

    #3 5 years ago

    My best was a Williams IJ for $500 about 10 years ago. Sat in a dark bar it's whole life. No fade. Cleaned and waxed the playfield, new rubber rings. Fixed the constant multiball problem. Great game.

    LTG : )™

    #4 5 years ago

    I've never bought just a single pinball, but I've gotten 5 pack tubes for $6 from Marco before, and I'd say that's a pretty good price.

    #6 5 years ago

    Twilight Zone for 900 Canadian.

    #7 5 years ago

    Gottlieb SPIRIT for $200 Canadian. No shit.

    That would have been $140 US dollars at the time too. About 12 years ago.

    Seller didn't know what it was. Admittedly I didn't either. I just wanted a System 80 game - any game - because I was good at getting them going at the time.

    Still have it to this day.

    #8 5 years ago

    "The best price you bought a pinball for"

    Gotten a ton of them for free, condition all over the place.

    Silverjets are pretty nice from what I hear. Three bucks each though...

    #9 5 years ago

    Pinky. Designed by Harry Williams himself. One Benjie.

    #10 5 years ago

    I still have my $500 Black Hole. Was dirty and non-working, but it was a fun project, and great playing game.

    #11 5 years ago

    Dont know if its cheap, but for me it felt good since I had been looking for it; Got a WipeOut for 480 $. Unfortunately I couldnt find what component on one of the sound board was screwed, so ended up buying two new boards for 240 $

    Still it was a good buy, price-wise here in Norway!

    #13 5 years ago

    I have a nice POTC coming...for free.

    #14 5 years ago

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    #15 5 years ago

    Recently got a Mousin Around for $0, plus $200 bucks in van rental / gas and 12 hours of round-trip drive time.

    Don't know how much it will cost in parts, labor, material, and tools by the time it's running though.

    #16 5 years ago

    I didnt get in with you old timers but my Black Spiderman NIB at $4300 turned out pretty good.

    #17 5 years ago

    I've gotten a few good deals in the last new year. These were the best:

    HUO Corvette for $1500.
    A nice Last Action Hero for $750
    HUO NASCAR for $1500

    #18 5 years ago

    got my blackrose about 6 years ago for $750 along with 2 new flipper coils

    #19 5 years ago

    Jack in the Box and foto finish.

    #20 5 years ago

    Went to pick up a complete, non-working Paragon for $100. As I was packing it up, the seller said, 'Oh yeah, I forgot I had bought another one for parts. If you want that one too, just take it.' Yeah, I think I can work with that....

    #21 5 years ago

    I'd post all my deals, but I'll just get some ahole with a memory calling me a flipper for selling it for more than I bought it for...

    So let's just say I overpaid on all of them

    #22 5 years ago

    My baby pac and Fire! were free

    #23 5 years ago

    Working Space Shuttle for $250

    #24 5 years ago

    Stern Cheetah for free.
    Star Gazer for $200.

    #25 5 years ago

    Oooh price brag thread! I've got some good ones. Now some of these deals go back as far as 10 years so make of that what you will

    Various EMs for free or close to it

    CFTBL for $800 (bar was closing and I had an inside man)
    Super nice TAF a couple years back for 2500
    AFM for $2200 (6 or 7 years back)
    WCS for $250 (last year!)
    Big Guns for free (did pay a $200 finder's fee to the guy who let me know about it)
    HUO TSPP $2000
    NGG $1100 a couple years back
    HUO pinbot for $500 (off CL 10 years back when only a couple people were scouring it daily)
    Mint Cyclone from Broadway actress Sandy Duncan for $700
    HUO Bobby Orr for free

    #26 5 years ago

    From Le for 5k

    #28 5 years ago
    Quoted from Atomicboy:

    calling me a flipper

    well, when you hold them, fix, them, and play them for a while that is really not a "flip"

    "flippers" often have then sold and use the previous sellers pics just to avoid unwrapping the game.

    #29 5 years ago

    MB and AFM for $1500 each about five years ago. And an extra $300 to the guy who hooked me up.

    #30 5 years ago

    Working filthy Earthshaker for $600.

    #31 5 years ago

    D&D (with topper!) for $700...

    #32 5 years ago

    $1000.00 for nine machines.
    Space Invaders
    Haunted House
    Black Knight
    Silverball Mania
    Devil's Dare
    Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man

    That comes out to $111 a piece. But that was many years ago.

    #33 5 years ago

    Wow, some people got some killer deals

    #34 5 years ago

    $700. for a TZ. $300 for a Black Rose. $1900. for a NO Fear, Who Dunnit? and a HOOK. $600 for two Genesis machines. $400. for a High Speed. $350. for an F14. Some of these were fairly recent.

    #35 5 years ago

    Huo buck Rogers with no cab fade for 200.00

    #36 5 years ago

    last week I bought a super clean, working Comet with really nice cab, playfield and back glass for $400

    #37 5 years ago

    Taxi and firepower for $1400 total a few years ago.

    Pinbot for $300

    #38 5 years ago

    I paid $500.- to hold my Shadow and worked off the balance in a day of snowboard lessons. Suh-Weeet!

    #39 5 years ago

    A few months ago, I scored Devil's Dare & Fathom as a package deal for EUR500 (close to $600). I was almost about to ditch the DD backbox on the border of the road as the two pins didn't fit in my car, and I thought there was only one machine for sale. I managed to get them back home, both are working now, and DD is a nice pin in the end

    Earlier got a 8BD and Skateball for free, an AFM for EUR1600 (maybe $2000).

    #40 5 years ago

    Cactus Canyon $1800
    Scared Stiff $1600
    WMS Indiana Jones $700

    Those were the best deals I have come into

    Those days long gone ...

    #41 5 years ago

    I'll add a Free Strange Science (forgot about that one) but not sure if it counts as it was from a relative who was moving. Great shape too.

    Game was pretty stupid with a bad layout but the overall package has it's charms.

    #42 5 years ago

    LOTR $500
    Big Guns $325
    BK2K $700
    Dr. Dude $400
    BttF $300
    Goldeneye $650
    Apollo 13 $800
    Star Wars $900
    WH2O $750
    These were between 2008-2010 ....games were under $1000 all day long!

    #43 5 years ago

    My first pin was a Roadshow I picked up for $700 about 5 years ago . Cabinet fade and slight fish wear . Guy was moving so I bought his game room . I also purchased a sweet outrun , coke machine and a multicade for $600 total . Sold the multicade to my neighbor for $600 as soon as I got home .. Best deal I ever got !

    #44 5 years ago

    Gottlieb Big Hurt for $550 was a pretty sweet deal. Starship Troopers for $1250. Stargate for $1500 wasn't bad because it's in really good shape. All needed very little work.

    #45 5 years ago

    I *DIDNT* buy a Predator or Magic Girl.

    Not sure anyone can beat that...

    #46 5 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    well, when you hold them, fix, them, and play them for a while that is really not a "flip"
    "flippers" often have then sold and use the previous sellers pics just to avoid unwrapping the game.

    Yeah, but the line appears scattered for some on this, unless of course it's their sale.

    #47 5 years ago

    Nice baywatch for $450 about 4 years ago

    #48 5 years ago
    Quoted from ejacques:

    Twilight Zone 15 years ago for $800.

    Darn! Now it looks like I overpaid when I bought my TZ for $1200 almost 20 years ago. I liked to buy them when they were only a couple years old so they wouldn't have much wear (and I could use the manual to just order whatever spare parts I wanted). Looks like I should have waited longer and picked one up on the cheap.

    #49 5 years ago

    Gottlieb Chirpin Crickets. $250. That was "back in the day". Probably $1200 in today's dollars.

    #50 5 years ago

    My buddy pick up a nice lethal weapon 400$

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