Quoted from shacklersrevenge:
Says me, I've had countless pins and the experience to price them fairly, and have sold 3 RS, one as recent as last year, all in the 2k range. People can doll them up, paint the radio, invest X amount of hours, to those that know better, It's not a 3500-4K game to us. Those same people need to stop setting an imaginary pricing bar. If that's the price you want, go for it, by all means, but don't justify what you did and assume the rest need to be priced this way because of it.
You listed the last RS that you are referencing at $2450, and it sold in less than 2 days according to the Pinside Archive.
But your game wasn't really in the best shape either - from your ad...
- Cabinet is decent
- The scoop is very good, just needing a cliffy
- Teds eyes need the small plunger that pulls his eyes right (it tries to, so the solenoids are good) other then that, he operates correctly.
- Reds mouth sometimes sticks in the ''duhhh'' position, so it needs the plastic gear, but she's still talking.
- A fresh rubber kit would do wonders. All the bulbs are working.
- The dmd is bright but has 3 vertical lines out. Can still plug and play as is, I play it often and it's fine.
You could easily add $1000 to the price for a NICE RS with the following upgrades...
- a NICE cabinet >>>> $200-$300
- a scoop that doesn't need a cliffy >>>>> $100
- a SHOPPED game - that doesn't need rubber >>>> $300
- some typical upgrades -> LED's, plastic protectors, etc. >>>> $100-$200
- a GOOD DMD - not one with 3 vertical lines out (that's pretty bad) >>>> $150
- Teds Eyes working -> that's at least a 4 hour fix >>>>> $200
- Reds Mouth working >>>>> $100
Based on these issues, this doesn't sound like an excellent condition, close to HUO type of machine.
Soooooo - yes - a semi-broken down game, not in the best condition with no real upgrades is worth less money - for those who know