Quoted from Bribo13:
?? for the Michigan group.
Since when is a players condition, fully working Black Hole a $1500 - $1900 game ? ( Michigan Pricing )
I am an Em collector and seldom venture into the SS word . As recent as 8-10 months ago I recall seeing Black Hole pins for $800-$1200
Now they are on the market for an Ask of $1500 - $1900 for a fully working players condition machine.
My question is this. are the ss pins and early gotts appreciating this rapidly or is the asking price for this and other early SS bally / gottlieb's just wishful thinking by the sellers and the actual sale price is most likely much lower than the ask ?
Sir Brian of Ortonville
Condition is king!
I have seen Black Holes that are water sogged, and looked like they were dragged behind a truck. To get them squared away, it take many hours, and bucks. If someone has a 100% working machine (all displays, mechs, sounds, and boards), I think they can ask what they want.
Also, seeing 1 or 2 local games at a good price, is not indicative of market average. If you search far and wide, and include games that have historically traded for about the same price range, you can see the greater market average.
good luck, my friend