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Varkon Club

By TigerLaw

7 years ago


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#101 5 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Glad you stayed in the club! Just out of curiosity what was your reserve if you don't mind sharing? Are you going to do the ramp fix shown above?

reserve was 9000
i am going to see if i can get a repro ramp made and do the ramp fix. ill keep you posted on the ramp repro.

#102 5 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

reserve was 9000
i am going to see if i can get a repro ramp made and do the ramp fix. ill keep you posted on the ramp repro.

PavBall guessed it spot on at 9k. My guess was $9,200. Please do regarding the ramp.

#103 5 years ago

Man I was ready to jump on the bid at $7000 but saw that the reserve wasn't met and had a feeling I wasn't close...bummer (for me)

#104 5 years ago

I was also interested in the auction, at the earlier stages
I guessed that the reserve was at 10k, turns out that was a little high.

If anyone in the club decides it is time to move their Varkon on to a new owner let me know. I think it would be great to have one out in the Rocky Mountain Mid West! I would prefer to have one in a player’s condition then take it around to the shows for a couple of years. Then possibly restoring or refurbishing it.

I would definitely like to join the club one day

#105 5 years ago
Quoted from GamesGuy5280:

I think it would be great to have one out in the Rocky Mountain Mid West!

I hope you get one. There is a myth that Varkon is not a good "player's game". Totally not the case, Varkon is a fast playing game with a good ruleset. People love it at the tourneys PavBall and I host...it is literally flocked to in the home environment.

#106 5 years ago

i paid 10k a couple years ago, the market was hotter for this pin. i can find somebody to give me the same if i keep looking, its one of the nicest you will see. i have several open offers at or close to my asking price but i have to wait for those interested to sell some games etc plus right now in the summer high priced games dont sell easy as most peopl need money for vacations and other things. the best time is around april and may when the tax refunds star coming in.

#107 5 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

plus right now in the summer high priced games dont sell easy as most peopl need money for vacations and other things. the best time is around april and may when the tax refunds star coming in.

I agree with the above statement, and would add that Nov & Dec are also a good time when people are looking to buy a pinball machine as a Christmas present.

$10k by Christmas. Oh wait, it's already about at $10k. j/k

#108 5 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

the best time is around april and may when the tax refunds star coming in.

For a ultra rare high dollar collectible game like Varkon I think January is the best time, right after year end bonuses and the start of winter when people are in their basements the most.

5 months later
#109 4 years ago

Any new club members recently? Any cool mods or ideas?

2 months later
#111 4 years ago

Checking in to see if anyone has made a cool Varkon garage find or anything?

I’ve bought a new sound board so I should have my volumebissue fixed soon.

#112 4 years ago

I may actually unpack mine at some point in the next 6 months. Its been in storage for the last 3.5 years.

2 weeks later
#113 4 years ago

We have the parts in to fix our volume. It’s either super loud or super quiet, we ordered a new sound board. Any one else have this issue before?

1 year later
#114 3 years ago

Got to play this bad boy again at the Louisville expo, was great to play it again, would love to see some more pictures if the owners have some on here!

4 months later
#115 3 years ago

I have a nice unrestored one. Have had it for years.
Anyone looking for one??

We dont play it anymore, and I could use the cash in other areas.

If anyone is interested I have pics, and will answer any questions.

Have a idea of worth, but 1 hasn't sold for awhile

Thanks

1 year later
#116 1 year ago

I need to find a place that sells the 9 pin connectors Varkon uses. Marco doesn’t seem to have any. Any ideas? Thanks!

2 weeks later
#117 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I need to find a place that sells the 9 pin connectors Varkon uses. Marco doesn’t seem to have any. Any ideas? Thanks!

Just a friendly bump to see if anyone knows. Thanks!

#118 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Just a friendly bump to see if anyone knows. Thanks!

Do you have a picture of the connector?

#119 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I need to find a place that sells the 9 pin connectors Varkon uses. Marco doesn’t seem to have any. Any ideas? Thanks!

Is it like this one?
https://www.pinballlife.com/156-396mm-idc-9-position-connector-for-22-gauge-wire.html

5 months later
#121 10 months ago

Looking for a Varkon if anyone is looking/willing to sell. Cash in hand of course so let me know.

Thanks!

#122 10 months ago

PavBall and I love our restored Varkon…but that price from the big auction is tough to ignore…

1 month later
#123 8 months ago

Hi Folks, if you want to see the probably "best" restored Varkon on the planet, have a look at this:
https://www.flippermarkt.de/community/forum/threads/varkon-pinball-holy-shit-wie-geil-ist-der-denn.240609/

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#124 8 months ago

That is a very nice restored Varkon. PavBall and I received two offers north of 20k for our restored Varkon - but decided we just couldn’t part with it as it is our crown jewel collector piece and fits a spot in our house where no other pin could fit.

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