Quoted from pinbum:
Sounds like you know how to wheel & deal. One thing i have learned in life is Antique dealers will not budge on prices. Good luck on your find sounds like your going to have your hands full.
Pinball isn't work it is fun!
Maybe it becomes a little work after moving a couple dozen machines but I don't let that worry me. I love to drive so the road trips are no issue, I don't mind a little hard work so that isn't an issue. But I do hate waiting around for people so that is what will likely be the hardest part for me. But I figure I'll toss a project in the corner of the garage and get something done while I am waiting around and all will be good.
As far as prices - anyone that knows me knows I am fair but firm on my prices. Unlike most antique dealers I don't put double or triple what something is worth on it and have it sitting around for years. Other than spending time with my wife chasing deals is one of my favorite pass times and I can't chase deals if I am sitting on stuff trying to milk every dollar out of it. Some of the local guys know me as "the guy who will buy anything - buys high and sells cheap - etc". Not a great business model but I do try to make life fun! Pinball is a hobby - I am not trying to get rich with this stuff I am just trying to have a little fun and make people happy.