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#9751 5 days ago

Anyone getting sick of their Captain Card, Lucky Hand, or generally any card themed EM games and/or EBD?

I'm willing to long term baby sit them and/or buy them.

#9752 5 days ago

I'd take a mid 3k MET.

#9753 5 days ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Pinball pro will be in training soon

Congrats Dude. Time to start selling off those machines.

#9754 5 days ago
Quoted from ChrisS:

I'd take a mid 3k MET.

you already have MET. I need the 3kish MET pro.

#9755 4 days ago

GTB Totem that should clean up to be a nice example

madison.craigslist.org link

#9756 4 days ago

Other - For Sale
“This is a fairly rare (at least I've never seen one) pitch and bat game. Older pitch and bat baseball games are getting tough to find anyway and have always been pretty desirable. ...”
4 days ago
Madison, WI
700 (OBO)

#9757 4 days ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

that's retail prices. pros are still 4700-4800.

Quoted from lordloss:

Are those prices shipped?

Quoted from northvibe:

Usually.

I don't get this - I've "called around" and nobody will offer those prices...

#9758 3 days ago
Quoted from AudioHaven:

I don't get this - I've "called around" and nobody will offer those prices...

As someone who doesn't call, wish people would email prices, what were you quoted?

#9759 3 days ago

The standard "street price" seems to be $5100 for a Pro (except Aerosmith $5200). But I've heard on several occasions now that $4700-$4800 is the number.

#9760 3 days ago
Quoted from AudioHaven:

The standard "street price" seems to be $5100 for a Pro (except Aerosmith $5200). But I've heard on several occasions now that $4700-$4800 is the number.

From what I've heard is that if you don't have a "relationship" with a distributor you won't get their best price.

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#9761 3 days ago
Quoted from AudioHaven:

The standard "street price" seems to be $5100 for a Pro (except Aerosmith $5200). But I've heard on several occasions now that $4700-$4800 is the number.

these were the numbers when metallica was first release, but since then Stern has had multiple price increases (and that includes older games). As a dealer i can tell you, that to sell a game at that price would end up with me closing that line of games. Maybe the "bigger guys" get a better price than i do, but at $4700-$4800 i wouldn't stay in business very long.

everyone who has dealt with me know that i am honest to a fault. you can get cheaper prices from the big guys, but when it comes to after the sale you are pretty much on your own. try calling some of the big guys on the weekend or after 5pm and see what help you get. most likely you will get a voicemail. look around you, look at the guys who are helping the pinball community with their time, donations, expertise, show presence, etc. those are the people you should be supporting. getting a great price is important, but when you run the other guys out of business by buying cheap who is going to have a booth at the shows? who is going to be sponsoring the launch parties? who is going to be there for you when you have a problem at noon on saturday and are having people over at 5pm? not the guys who are only in this for money. they are too busy not doing all of that.

this little venting session is not aim at one one person on this site, just in general. i bust my ass going to shows, printing material for events, sponsoring launch parties, all to have someone buy from another deal because they are $100 cheaper. there are a handful of guys out there doing this, but we are all overshadowed by the "cheap prices" from the other guys that benefit from what we do. some might say that i do what i do in order to make a profit. there is some truth in that. i wouldn't be in business to not make money (that is a charity, not a business), but at the same time, there is a lot less that i could be doing.

as a JJP, Spooky and Stern dealer, i can tell you that the "standard street price" is the minimum that i would be able to sell for. if you can get a nib metallica for less than that (and don't have a need for anyones support, knowledge, patients, etc) then grab it.

also remember the other things that come with price. for example, every JJP, Spooky or Stern game purchased from me automatically doubles your factory warranty. that is included in the price that i sell for, not an extra that you have to pay for. I also offer free shipping for the US Armed Forces personnel (past and present). that being said, i can not afford to match the big guys price AND give you free shipping, it's just not able to happen.

have a great day.

Christopher

#9762 3 days ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

these were the numbers when metallica was first release, but since then Stern has had multiple price increases (and that includes older games). As a dealer i can tell you, that to sell a game at that price would end up with me closing that line of games. Maybe the "bigger guys" get a better price than i do, but at $4700-$4800 i wouldn't stay in business very long.
everyone who has dealt with me know that i am honest to a fault. you can get cheaper prices from the big guys, but when it comes to after the sale you are pretty much on your own. try calling some of the big guys on the weekend or after 5pm and see what help you get. most likely you will get a voicemail. look around you, look at the guys who are helping the pinball community with their time, donations, expertise, show presence, etc. those are the people you should be supporting. getting a great price is important, but when you run the other guys out of business by buying cheap who is going to have a booth at the shows? who is going to be sponsoring the launch parties? who is going to be there for you when you have a problem at noon on saturday and are having people over at 5pm? not the guys who are only in this for money. they are too busy not doing all of that.
this little venting session is not aim at one one person on this site, just in general. i bust my ass going to shows, printing material for events, sponsoring launch parties, all to have someone buy from another deal because they are $100 cheaper. there are a handful of guys out there doing this, but we are all overshadowed by the "cheap prices" from the other guys that benefit from what we do. some might say that i do what i do in order to make a profit. there is some truth in that. i wouldn't be in business to not make money (that is a charity, not a business), but at the same time, there is a lot less that i could be doing.
as a JJP, Spooky and Stern dealer, i can tell you that the "standard street price" is the minimum that i would be able to sell for. if you can get a nib metallica for less than that (and don't have a need for anyones support, knowledge, patients, etc) then grab it.
also remember the other things that come with price. for example, every JJP, Spooky or Stern game purchased from me automatically doubles your factory warranty. that is included in the price that i sell for, not an extra that you have to pay for. I also offer free shipping for the US Armed Forces personnel (past and present). that being said, i can not afford to match the big guys price AND give you free shipping, it's just not able to happen.
have a great day.
Christopher

Great stuff and I admire what you do! Having purchased what I would consider a pretty hefty order, though not a NIB game, from one of the "big guys" recently, it was an awful experience that left a bad taste in my mouth. So I applaud and appreciate the service you provide - I've heard nothing but great things about you...and I see you active here on the forum as well. Love it!

I wasn't trying to complain about pricing at all - it has just sort of bugged me when I see people out there saying $5100 is "retail" and if you pay more than that you're silly. Having never bought a NIB machine, I don't have a the experience or a relationship so it makes me feel like a bit of an outsider and has me second guessing how much one should truly be paying for a NIB game. Don't get me wrong, if there are guys out there that have been buying games for years at lower prices, I suppose they've sort of earned a bit of a price break.

Anyway - bringing it back to Minnesota / Wisconsin pinball goodness, I've stopped in to SS Billiards a couple of times after work for a few quick plays...always enjoy playing and hearing some of the latest news from Lloyd! Looking forward to him getting Dialed In! My brother-in-law and I went to Tilt list week and had a blast again!

Happy flippin' everyone!

#9763 3 days ago
Quoted from AudioHaven:

Great stuff and I admire what you do! Having purchased what I would consider a pretty hefty order, though not a NIB game, from one of the "big guys" recently, it was an awful experience that left a bad taste in my mouth. So I applaud and appreciate the service you provide - I've heard nothing but great things about you...and I see you active here on the forum as well. Love it!
I wasn't trying to complain about pricing at all - it has just sort of bugged me when I see people out there saying $5100 is "retail" and if you pay more than that you're silly. Having never bought a NIB machine, I don't have a the experience or a relationship so it makes me feel like a bit of an outsider and has me second guessing how much one should truly be paying for a NIB game. Don't get me wrong, if there are guys out there that have been buying games for years at lower prices, I suppose they've sort of earned a bit of a price break.
Anyway - bringing it back to Minnesota / Wisconsin pinball goodness, I've stopped in to SS Billiards a couple of times after work for a few quick plays...always enjoy playing and hearing some of the latest news from Lloyd! Looking forward to him getting Dialed In! My brother-in-law and I went to Tilt list week and had a blast again!
Happy flippin' everyone!

Give me a call to discuss further

Christopher
608-393-2299

#9764 3 days ago

Christopher is a great guy and distributor. I have not bought a game from him yet but now that I know he doubles the warranty and I had some other games I wanted to buy from him. I'll be keeping his number for my future purchases. He is right, he is local and gives back to the community

In other news pinball beer!

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#9765 3 days ago

Damn I want me some pinball beer.
How is it?

#9766 3 days ago
Quoted from RVH:

Damn I want me some pinball beer.
How is it?

I was happy when my 6 pack was gone. wife drank one. Couldn't get her to help with another one.

#9767 3 days ago

Tastes like an IPA. Good, but if you don't like ipas, I can see it being too much hop

#9768 3 days ago

Wow that good

I really like this summer seasonal from Odell. This years batch just came out.
I highly recommend it.
Cheers

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#9769 3 days ago

Stopped in at the Selby Grill awhile back to get some of their outstanding poutine and tried a Minnesota Gold Lager which is outstanding as well. They don't always have it though because they rotate the beer on tap. However just last night Doug, one of the bar tenders, sent me a text declaring that they just tapped a fresh keg of said beer. Well worth a try.

#9770 2 days ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

these were the numbers when metallica was first release, but since then Stern has had multiple price increases (and that includes older games). As a dealer i can tell you, that to sell a game at that price would end up with me closing that line of games. Maybe the "bigger guys" get a better price than i do, but at $4700-$4800 i wouldn't stay in business very long.
everyone who has dealt with me know that i am honest to a fault. you can get cheaper prices from the big guys, but when it comes to after the sale you are pretty much on your own. try calling some of the big guys on the weekend or after 5pm and see what help you get. most likely you will get a voicemail. look around you, look at the guys who are helping the pinball community with their time, donations, expertise, show presence, etc. those are the people you should be supporting. getting a great price is important, but when you run the other guys out of business by buying cheap who is going to have a booth at the shows? who is going to be sponsoring the launch parties? who is going to be there for you when you have a problem at noon on saturday and are having people over at 5pm? not the guys who are only in this for money. they are too busy not doing all of that.
this little venting session is not aim at one one person on this site, just in general. i bust my ass going to shows, printing material for events, sponsoring launch parties, all to have someone buy from another deal because they are $100 cheaper. there are a handful of guys out there doing this, but we are all overshadowed by the "cheap prices" from the other guys that benefit from what we do. some might say that i do what i do in order to make a profit. there is some truth in that. i wouldn't be in business to not make money (that is a charity, not a business), but at the same time, there is a lot less that i could be doing.
as a JJP, Spooky and Stern dealer, i can tell you that the "standard street price" is the minimum that i would be able to sell for. if you can get a nib metallica for less than that (and don't have a need for anyones support, knowledge, patients, etc) then grab it.
also remember the other things that come with price. for example, every JJP, Spooky or Stern game purchased from me automatically doubles your factory warranty. that is included in the price that i sell for, not an extra that you have to pay for. I also offer free shipping for the US Armed Forces personnel (past and present). that being said, i can not afford to match the big guys price AND give you free shipping, it's just not able to happen.
have a great day.
Christopher

I will throw in my endorsement of KingPin. I purchased my Hobbit Black Arrow and a used Theatre of Magic via KP. He has also done numerous repairs and upgrades for me on several machines from CCC to Tommy. He always knows what the problem is and his service has always been excellent! Glad to see you are now handling Stern as well in case I decide I need one of their games.

#9771 2 days ago
Quoted from mkruck556:

I will throw in my endorsement of KingPin. I purchased my Hobbit Black Arrow and a used Theatre of Magic via KP. He has also done numerous repairs and upgrades for me on several machines from CCC to Tommy. He always knows what the problem is and his service has always been excellent! Glad to see you are now handling Stern as well in case I decide I need one of their games.

thanks for the kind words mark (and all the rest).

#9772 2 days ago

I too had a great experience with Kingpin. After having a long day he still went out of his way to meet me on the way home and get me my game. Saved me some time driving.

Pinball beer. Is a IPA. If you don't like them you won't like it. My wife drinks IPAs and said it's a mild not as hoppy as some.

#9773 9 hours ago

Another Minneapolis area prankster or legit?

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#9774 9 hours ago

Scam....

I found the same photos on eBay.

ebay.com link » Dirty Harry Pinball Arcade Pinball Machine By Williams

#9775 9 hours ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

Scam....
I found the same photos on eBay.
ebay.com link » Dirty Harry Pinball Arcade Pinball Machine By Williams

Look at his phone #, Definitely not local

#9776 8 hours ago

How do you think the scam would work... are they just going to rob you?

#9777 8 hours ago
Quoted from tiesmasc:

How do you think the scam would work... are they just going to rob you?

It would involve personal info in some capacity i would think.

#9778 8 hours ago

The add states that he would like to know where the machine is going to ensure that it's in the right hands. This means he'll need your full name, address, and social security number prior to consideration. Also, your bank routing and account number will give you a better chance of moving to the front of the list.

#9779 8 hours ago

More often than not, if they leave a phone number on an ad like that, it's a prank rather than a scam.

#9780 6 hours ago

Ok, Ok... I'll confess. It was me. I have been trying to buy a Dirty Harry Pinball machine from a friend and he's asking too much. So I posted this bogus ad and showed it to him and said, "Look, these aren't worth anything. People are giving them away for free on the Internet."

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