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What’s the most expensive pin you’ve ever purchased?


By Coz

2 years ago



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    “What is the most you’ve payed for a pin?”

    • $1000-$2000 30 votes
      6%
    • $2000-$4000 56 votes
      11%
    • $4000-$6000 82 votes
      16%
    • $6000-$8000 120 votes
      23%
    • $8000-$10000 153 votes
      29%
    • $10000-$15000 66 votes
      13%
    • $15000-$20000 15 votes
      3%
    • $20000+ 5 votes
      1%

    (527 votes)

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    #1 2 years ago

    This may have been done before, but I was thinking about how expensive this hobby has become. We all have quite a bit of money tied up in arcade games and pinball machines in our collections. I was wondering what was the most expensive pin you’ve ever purchased. How much was the most expensive game you’ve owned and why you just had to have it. Was it a dream theme?? Was it rare?? Did it have a great nostalgic or sentimental value?? Final question: were you happy with your purchase or do you have any regrets? You Do Not have to put price-this is just for fun

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    #2 2 years ago

    Ghostbusters LE was my most expensive. I enjoyed it, but it was hard to get over that much money being tied up in a single game. It was sold to free up cash for something else. For the most part, I have come to realize that I get a TON of enjoyment from games that cost a fraction of the price.

    #3 2 years ago

    MmrLE dressed in black. No regrets.
    -Mike

    #4 2 years ago

    RR WOZ. $9500 Not a dream theme, but well implemented. Extremely challenging and now thinking about selling my Simpson's party.

    #7 2 years ago

    AFMr no regrets.

    #8 2 years ago

    DI. Lasted a couple of months.

    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from Leeb18509:

    DI. Lasted a couple of months.

    What did you dislike about Dialed In? Is that a purchase you regret?

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from pintechev:

    AFMr no regrets.

    Quoted from Grizlyrig:

    MmrLE dressed in black. No regrets.
    -Mike

    Great choices!!!!

    #13 2 years ago

    I spent $5,000 on an Indiana Jones once.

    And I thought it would be bring me happiness. But there was only a hollow feeling.

    I shoulda bought a car!

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I spent $5,000 on an Indiana Jones once.
    And I thought it would be bring me happiness. But there was only a hollow feeling.
    I shoulda bought a car!

    True!! Most of our pins cost as much or more than most cars!!

    #15 2 years ago

    Does this include the restore costs?

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    #16 2 years ago

    Alien.

    As a bonus, it also takes up the least amount of space in my collection.

    #17 2 years ago

    WOZ original clearcoat cabinet, throw in a piece of 300 dollar invisiglass, 500 bucks for tax and another 175 for inbound shipping (Whatever the Hell that is ). I had to rent a van , buy a ton of gas and traveled 600 miles round trip. A year later , traded for a MMr. No Regerts

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from starbase:

    Does this include the restore costs?

    Sure! That does create a different value for a pin! A high end restoration would be quite an investment

    #19 2 years ago

    What did the 2 20k people buy?

    #20 2 years ago

    So, actually, if you count restore, I have more into my TAF. NOS PF clearcoated by HEP, the entire topside was replaced, etc.

    #21 2 years ago

    original medieval madness. before the remake was announced

    #22 2 years ago

    Used MMR & new GOTLE. $7k+ each. <$8k seems to be my barrier.

    #23 2 years ago

    Paid $8400 for Alien LE, but it looks like that's coming back (Cointaker FTW!).
    AFMrLE was $8250 all told, and worth every penny.

    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from chubtoad13:

    What did the 2 20k people buy?

    Magic Girl?? What else would be over 20k??

    #25 2 years ago

    18K TZ with restore or somewhere very close to that. I do not own it anymore but it was damn nice and the new owner thinks so as well.

    Would rather not discuss it further other than to say life is full of hard lessons.

    #26 2 years ago

    It depends, if you just consider the straight out purchase price that's one figure; however, if you add in $$ spent on modding it up, well....

    #27 2 years ago

    My top 4 games, 2 at $4500 and 2 at $5000. None of my other games come close in price.

    #29 2 years ago

    AC DC luci 9000 euros. When i start collecting pinball i thought more than 2000 euros for a pin was crazy...
    Last around 9 months.

    #30 2 years ago

    Close call between a restored modded mm and this huo chromed out cv i recently picked up...20180507_163030 (resized).jpg20180512_195011 (resized).jpg

    #31 2 years ago

    Mike D’s restored MB followed by my restored IJ & TAFG.
    Bolted to the floor.

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    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I spent $5,000 on an Indiana Jones once.
    And I thought it would be bring me happiness. But there was only a hollow feeling.
    I shoulda bought a car!

    You can't get multiple jackpots
    or high score with a car.

    #33 2 years ago

    Most expensive of my 15 pins is road show, sold it, then bought it back for $3000.
    Will sell some of my pins to finance a NIB. Just have to find out the ones to go.

    #34 2 years ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    You can't get multiple jackpots
    or high score with a car.

    Wrong. Millennial jaywalking glued to phone-- jackpot.

    #35 2 years ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Wrong. Millennial jaywalking glued to phone-- jackpot.

    I stand corrected

    #36 2 years ago
    Quoted from JMK:

    Mike D’s restored MB followed by my restored IJ & TAFG.
    Bolted to the floor.

    Wow! That’s 3 nice looking pins!!

    #37 2 years ago

    Hard to say. Straight out of pocket ST pro. Ended up trading it plus cash for a nice TZ. Then put a bunch of more money in it to get everything 100% and nice. Don't want to do the math on that one.

    #38 2 years ago

    OK, on to the question:
    800, 900, 2250, 2600.
    I know, small potatoes.
    Not too bad for this lowly janitor though.
    Notice the pattern?

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    Notice the pattern?

    You got a raise ?

    Not small potatoes if you like them and they make you happy. If so you are up with the big taters.

    LTG : )

    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    OK, on to the question:
    800, 900, 2250, 2600.
    I know, small potatoes.
    Not too bad for this lowly janitor though.
    Notice the pattern?

    They all end with a 0

    #41 2 years ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    OK, on to the question:
    800, 900, 2250, 2600.
    I know, small potatoes.
    Not too bad for this lowly janitor though.
    Notice the pattern?

    Hey brother you got great games! I have no interest in new pinball myself. I like classic SS and EM play much better without even considering price. That is the beauty of this hobby, there are many different ways to enjoy it. Contrary to a lot of Pinside rumblings, the hobby isn't ONLY about NIB games.

    #42 2 years ago

    Big Bang Bar. In the end, I only paid a small rental fee to own it for a year and a half. It left with a few upgrades and it was a good experience.

    #43 2 years ago

    $8400 actually though it was a good deal for me Rr Woz with RadCals
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    #44 2 years ago

    Hobbit le, and still think it’s a great pin and it’s still getting love from JJP.

    #45 2 years ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    What did you dislike about Dialed In? Is that a purchase you regret?

    It was several things. It was the most I'd ever spent for a pin, and I sold 4 games to buy it. It didn't play as flawlessly as the show pin I'd been hooked on. None of the $5k Stern Pro's I'd bought needed anything near the attention D.I. did and I'm no newbie and expect a few "tweaks" but still. It started to occur to me that no one game is worth $8k (as has already been said) Also, family didn't really take to it like I thought they would. So I offered it up to a buddy down the street for his original AFM and some cash my way. Totally worth it...

    #46 2 years ago

    DI le was the most expensive pin that I ever bought as well. I sold it to fund an Iron Maiden. It was my least favorite in my small collection

    #47 2 years ago

    My most expensive to date is NIB MET Prem,
    I recently suggested we also consider a 10k+ IMDN LE ...

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    #48 2 years ago

    This one by a mile - still love the game but it was a crazy price. However, the guy that wrote the check was me - so I really can't complain

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    #49 2 years ago

    Medieval Madness HEP. $17k. One of
    The nicest machines I have by far!!! It’s all dialed in.

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    #50 2 years ago

    BBB remake on private market pricing and airfreight to Australia.

    That also involved flying over to Europe prior to check it was legitimate.

    Well over twenty if you take all those factors into account.

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