(Topic ID: 2208)

TOTAN on eBay ... good deal?

By gweempose

9 years ago

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#10 9 years ago

It is missing a few plastics as well. Which is hard to tell with TOTAN since there are a ton.

As mentioned, the skill shot is missing the brackets that catch the ball. These are tac welded and can break off. 50 - 60 dollar replacement.

I just bought a complete repro plastic set for mine at about 175.

From what I can tell from those dark relatively low quality pics:

Snake on skill shot is missing.

Swords above flipper return lanes are missing.

Right return lane decorative plastic is broken.

Left captive ball plastic above it appears to be broken. And there's probably more.

Cab color is nice, but for all that is missing. Price should be more in mid 2000 range.

#12 9 years ago

After reading about this guy on RGP, sounds like he deals in reimport container trash. Basically routed games in Europe not making anymore money, he buys em cheap in bulk and flips for quick profit.

It sounds like the only "work" he might do is put in a fresh rubber kit.

Now there is nothing wrong with selling routed pins, if you advertise as such. I've bought a few pins from local vendors who I know are not pinball techs. The difference is they don't make extraordinary claims regarding condition. The simple fact he re-uses the same photos for different auctions should be more than enough to get you to steer clear of his eBay auctions.

I will never buy a pin sight unseen. It sounds like occasionally Barry might get in a decent condition game, but the key is you actually go to his location and look over the whole thing.

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#18 9 years ago

Sounds like his modus operandi is to sell you a questionable pin well above what it's worth. And when the customer complains he gives 100 bucks back to make it appear like he cares. But since the price was so high to begin with, the 100 bucks is inconsequential to him.

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