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Thinking about selling my whole classic Stern row


By pinlawyer

83 days ago



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    #51 80 days ago

    So hard to get = desireable = big dollars. Got it!

    BTW, I know where there is a hard to get 1981 Chevy Citation, I can hook you up for 30k

    #52 80 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I beg to differ.
    Up where they seem to be falling from the sky you might be be swimming in them. But not where I live. My Cat, Dragonfist, were each 1500 miles from home. Even Big Games don’t show up much.

    I think he was talking about the pins in the previous post.

    #53 80 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I beg to differ.
    Up where they seem to be falling from the sky you might be be swimming in them. But not where I live. My Cat, Dragonfist, were each 1500 miles from home. Even Big Games don’t show up much.

    Ya wasnt talking about the OP sterns was talking about the post above mine.

    #54 80 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I beg to differ.
    Up where they seem to be falling from the sky you might be be swimming in them. But not where I live. My Cat, Dragonfist, were each 1500 miles from home. Even Big Games don’t show up much.

    Ya wasnt talking about the OP sterns was talking about the post above mine.

    Quoted from alexanr1:

    Would love the OP (Pinlawyer) to price my collection out:
    - Funhouse
    - RoadShow
    - Wipeout
    - Shadow
    - WhoDunnit
    - TwilightZone
    - Baywatch
    - Haunted House
    - Baby PacMan
    Just curious......

    #55 80 days ago

    While the conversation is about $$$, I just wanted to share with OP what a stunning and well restored collection!

    I can feel your sense of Pride to find, restore, and assemble such a great Group!

    One should feel honored to own one of these!

    #56 80 days ago

    I have no room for pins other than the Alien on its way and the Munsters Prem I already paid for. So where do I put the BK3LE I "must" have and the Wonka I'm going to want?

    #57 80 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    I think he was talking about the pins in the previous post.

    Quoted from Mitch:

    Ya wasnt talking about the OP sterns was talking about the post above mine.

    My Homer Simpson moment made for a free bump.

    #58 80 days ago

    I'd like to see more pictures of the Big Game, please.

    #59 80 days ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    BTW, I know where there is a hard to get 1981 Chevy Citation, I can hook you up for 30k

    Makes a good pin hauler. Do you have one in burnt orange?

    #60 80 days ago

    The BG is not photo-worthy. It's the only one in the row I'd say that about. It works 100% but is in need of restoration. Comes with one of two known NOS PFs in existence.

    #61 80 days ago
    Quoted from ejg10532626:

    Can they really now?
    Please tell me all about this pinball Utopia that exists!

    The DFW area has had Meteor's for $1100 in extremely nice shape here in the market last 6 months, F2K for $2k. 2 to 3 Seawitchs I could of had for under 2k here between Houston and DFW. I just sold my stunning beautiful , beautiful Big Game for $1800 dollars mint field and glass. (Award winning).

    So yea, DF, Catacomb are very hard to find. Could be well over $3500 haven't been looking myself though I have those both restored. My Catacomb is documented HUO. You ask for an opinion and then laugh at it. Well then don't ask. But I will always give my opinion....

    I believe CS's are bringing premium cash which I am glad to see since I have 12 or so.

    I am just glad you are putting these up for sale and get premium cause now their worth it. Classic Stern's are the best.!!

    #62 80 days ago

    By the way, Given your level's of game restoration I would be happy to own your games. You take meticulous care of your machines and always restore them to maximum capability. The pictures show it. You spare no expense. Always beautiful examples.

    #63 80 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    The BG is not photo-worthy.

    EVERY Big Game is photo worthy. Haha.

    #64 80 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Up where they seem to be falling from the sky you might be be swimming in them. But not where I live. My Cat, Dragonfist, were each 1500 miles from home. Even Big Games don’t show up much.

    mitch was talking about the games on alexanr1 's list, not the classic Sterns.

    #65 80 days ago

    Bump for great games. I’ve seen them in person and they’re even more beautiful than the pics.

    #66 80 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    The BG is not photo-worthy. It's the only one in the row I'd say that about. It works 100% but is in need of restoration. Comes with one of two known NOS PFs in existence.

    Those two NOS BG play fields came up not long after I had my play field restored. Timing kept me from buying one of those. I have toyed with the idea of selling my Big Game and buying yours. Restored is nice but there is no comparison to NOS.

    #67 80 days ago

    I did not read through the whole post. I looked at the pictures, my first instinct is do not sell a single one.

    But I can see in the background a spirit.

    Beautiful games. I only have one pinball. I would like to have room for more. It will happen.

    Best of luck whatever you do.

    #68 80 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    The BG is not photo-worthy. It's the only one in the row I'd say that about. It works 100% but is in need of restoration. Comes with one of two known NOS PFs in existence.

    I have to ask: You do not say your Seawitch or Ali have been restored, but those play fields look to be clear coated. How do you make them look so shiny if not clear coated?

    #69 80 days ago

    Zowie. Awesome games, man.

    GLWS

    #70 80 days ago

    They may have been clearcoated before they arrived in my collection. I believe Phoebe did the restorations about seven years ago.

    #71 79 days ago

    Everyone is sleeping on how good Nine Ball is and how hard it is to find in a great condition.

    #72 79 days ago

    keep in mind," lawyer" is in his handle!

    #73 79 days ago

    do you accept compliments instead of checks?

    #74 79 days ago

    Those are beautiful machines. Glws

    #75 79 days ago
    Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

    keep in mind," lawyer" is in his handle!

    Couldn’t resist...

    Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a liar?
    A: The pronunciation.

    Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a prostitute?
    A: A prostitute will stop screwing you when you're dead.

    Lawyers occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. - Winston Churchill

    Finally, Michael Avenatti, Nuff said.....

    #76 79 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    Comes with one of two known NOS PFs in existence.

    Eh, you can make that three lol.....

    The price point for the desirable games fluctuates rapidly. There’s definitely a market out there for folks who just have to have the latest “hot” games....glwts!

    #77 79 days ago

    How long do you think it will take to fill all the voided space once the classic Sterns are gone?

    #78 79 days ago

    Lol. Not long. Already have Alien coming this week, Munsters Prem in about a month, will have Wonka; whatever else comes out.

    And Dragonfist is SOLD.

    #79 76 days ago

    So far, 4 have sold: Dragonfist, Big Game, F2K and Cheetah.

    #80 76 days ago

    Couple more and you can afford a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Collector's Edition.

    #81 76 days ago

    Maybe. Munsters Prem and BK3LE are now paid for.

    #82 76 days ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    How long do you think it will take to fill all the voided space once the classic Sterns are gone?

    They cannot be replaced with anything new. The gap is unbearable and hard to image. I would keep a couple. My favorite are Fist, Quicksilver, Stargazer but he rid the Fist out of the palace and now is deep into the 2nd level. The "blood" is spilled.... once Catacomb is gone, the damage is done. Arms and legs can't be replaced. ITS OVER!!!

    #83 73 days ago

    Seawitch has been sold.

    Left: Viper, Catacomb, Meteor, Nine Ball, Ali

    #84 73 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    Seawitch has been sold.
    Left: Viper, Catacomb, Meteor, Nine Ball, Ali

    That's still an awesome remaining line-up.

    P.S. thanks for the advice via Chris. - AJ

    #85 72 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    Seawitch has been sold.
    Left: Viper, Catacomb, Meteor, Nine Ball, Ali

    I’m surprised you still have your Catacomb. I am also surprised you are even selling it. Catacomb has become my favorite Classic Stern.

    #86 72 days ago

    Love the robot babe wrestling a viper on Viper's backglass! Now *that's* a backbox!

    #87 72 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I’m surprised you still have your Catacomb. I am also surprised you are even selling it. Catacomb has become my favorite Classic Stern.

    I'm surprised there's still a nice Nine Ball in the U.S. sitting on the market. Sure, it's priced high but it's a better game than Star Gazer.

    #88 71 days ago

    Sale pending on remaining five pins. Thanks, all!

    #90 71 days ago
    Quoted from vbittnv:

    Me not having the money means my 30k would never leave my hand for that lot. It's not a bulk DEAL! Like I said I would never pay $4k for a non restored meteor. NONE WILL!!! The approx $4k price was from a previous poster averaging the games.. or was it $3750.. Either way, $250 ain't making a difference on getting that game sold.
    I'm not wasting my time. You are correct.. All of these games are worth $5k easy and they are actually all under-priced.
    Any yes, all of his listed games have been sitting over a month means that are all perfectly priced.
    You win cottonm4. Ill check back in 3 months when these games are still for sale in this post at the same asking prices... and it will still mean that are not overpriced because you said so.
    Just for reference and not sure what you are still internet arguing but the OP actually agreed that the games are overpriced. Post 12.
    Have a good night cottonm4 and good luck to the OP to sell these great games.. since you asked for opinions, lower the prices like everybody said( except for cottonm4, he thinks they are fine ). These pins currently are at not gonna sell prices, but wishful thinking prices as snyper2099 mentioned.

    Looks like these pins are going to gone fairly quick.

    #91 71 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Looks like these pins are going to gone fairly quick.

    Yep! That's the nice thing about tire-kicker bumps: They keep the thread visible to those non-BS buyers! Congrats, OP.

    #92 71 days ago

    Congrats to the Nine Ball owner.

    #93 71 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    Sale pending on remaining five pins. Thanks, all!

    So goodbye yellow brick road
    Where the dogs of society howl
    You can't plant me in your penthouse
    I'm going back to my plough
    Back to the howling old owl in the woods
    Hunting the horny-back toad
    Oh I've finally decided my future lies
    Beyond the yellow brick road.....

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