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What is for sale in Michigan now (non-scammer edition)

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7 years ago

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#3867 4 years ago

I've had a Pinbot and BOP for 18 years and have room for one more full size pin. Sadly I missed both the Judge Dredd and the A13 that were in this thread. Although it is great to find a machine ready to go or with a few issues I don't mind a machine that is DOA or missing parts as long as the playfield itself isn't bad and it has a decent cabinet. I can deal with the rest and have all the tools to rebuild any of the boards. If you have a machine working or not that you're thinking about selling locally in MI let me know. Some of the ones on my wish list (in no particular order) are:

Judge Dredd
Apollo 13
Terminator 2
Terminator 3
Dr Who
Lost In Space
Space Station (may have a lead on that)
Star Wars (Data East)
Star Trek (Data East)
Star Trek NG
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Creature from the Black Lagoon

If any of you have one of these machines (working or not) that you want to part with let me know.


9 months later
#4518 3 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

I'll have a list coming out soon but I'm trying to wrap up some other deals in the meantime so please don't ask, just stay tuned.

Anything project games System 4-11 from Williams would be of interest. I just finished my Blackout and am having a lot of fun with it. May be interested in a Gottlieb, Data East, or Sega for a change.


1 month later
#4566 3 years ago
Quoted from mrsodapop:

Millionaire- works good, NVRAM installed, has 2nd playfield included.
Playfield has some wear, and player 1/2 displays has a segment locked
on(does not effect game play, just a little annoying) $800/offer
2X Flash projects. #1 complete, rebuilt PS, MPU was sent out, but I still
can't get it to boot(so game is DOA), some flaking on back glass,
playfield dirty, and planking a little.
#2 missing MPU/driver,sound board. backglass flaking, playfield dirty,
but ok condition,no legs, cab painted black
Both $500
May be able to bring to Ohio Pinball Show

Just sent you a PM on the games.

3 weeks later
#4592 3 years ago

Does anyone have an old Bally Elektra or Bally Spectrum for sale? Project machines are fine and would even consider ones with missing parts. Just send me a PM if you have something. Thank you!

2 weeks later
#4662 3 years ago

I'd like to find either a Bally Elektra or Bally Spectrum machine in or near Michigan. If you have a project machine that you haven't gotten to yet that you'd sell please let me know. Working examples would be fine too. Just send me a PM with what you have and what you're asking for them. I'm ok with machines are completely as is and will even consider machines missing parts. Thank you! Would definitely entertain a Flash Gordon project if neither of these turn up.

#4726 3 years ago

Definitely check them out. That Houdini is an amazing machine. The others are fun too.

If you need electronic parts you can pick them up their too. They have new glass in stock. Just need to convince them to carrry a few other standard items like new spare pinballs.

1 month later
#4866 3 years ago

Interested in a Bally Spectrum machine (working or not) within driving distance of the Detroit area. A project machine is fine. Let me know what you have and what you're asking even if it isn't complete.

I can also help with board repairs and keep parts on hand for a lot of the Williams, Bally, and some Data East boards.

1 month later
#4932 3 years ago
Quoted from HemiOrange09:

I have a beautiful high end restored Pharaoh for sale....

It looks like a nice machine but from the pictures it may not have the update to add the fuses on the inputs to the bridges in the backbox. If I'm not mistaken that upgrade should be done on almost all the solid state Williams games up to (and maybe including) Fire!

2 weeks later
#4980 3 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

No - it was in Pitts.
I sold to many pinheads in MI - just like people in ohio post in the DC Maryland thread. Not sure what your point is. We're all pretty close to each other....

I think the point is that if you're listing in a Michigan thread that it should be in Michigan or very close. If you make trips to Michigan and can bring it then it doesn't mater where you're located.

#4991 3 years ago
Quoted from aalucero:

Hey this thread was made only to get away from the one made CHogard. In the future if you are not in Michigan just say something like "HUO vacation america $4000 located in Pittsburgh PA" or whatever location it is from. More options pushed to us Michiganders the better. Now behave pinheads LOL

Who or what is a CHogard?

#4995 3 years ago
Quoted from tilted81:

It comes from the root word choggard.
Interestingly enough it’s a noun,verb, and adjective.

Luckily I've had good experiences with the people I've dealt with on this forum. For the one pin I got earlier this year it was accurately represented and a smooth transaction. The only issue I had with the pin came up from breaking it down to move it but fixing it was part of the fun.

If a deal ever goes sour I guess the saying wil be "You got chogged."

3 months later
#5199 2 years ago

Does anyone have a spare Gottlieb System 1 board? Preferably a P800-D102-001 REVB

I'm trying to revive a machine for a friend and it looks like that board is toast. Power supply and driver have been rebuilt.

May also consider one of the newer replacement boards if you have one.


3 weeks later
#5224 2 years ago
Quoted from tmontana:

I'll let him know when he picks it up.

If needed I do repairs on the System 80 sounds boards.

1 week later
#5247 2 years ago
Quoted from galaxian:

I am looking for some classic arcades. Anyone have a stockpile?

Any particular titles you're looking for? I have a classic Red Baron upright vector game that I may end up selling. It is an uncommon game that is fun and has brought back a ton of memories every time I play it.

1 month later
#5302 2 years ago
Quoted from DylanFan71:

Looking to sell my Strange Science. Everything works. Nice shape. Some extra pieces included.

Any pictures?

2 months later
#5401 2 years ago

Anyone have a Bally Flash Gordon machine for sale? A non-working project game complete or not is fine. If you have something you'd part with please send me a PM.

Also interested in a Spectrum project game instead if available.

3 weeks later
#5442 2 years ago

Anyone happen to have a project Flash Gordon packed away? I'm interested in buying one to rebuild. Doesn't need to work or be complete. If you have one or can help send a PM. Could purchase outright or or do a bit or trading if you need board work done.

#5458 2 years ago

At one point I almost bought a game from him but missed out. Sounds like that was probably a good thing after reading these posts...

#5463 2 years ago
Quoted from silver_spinner:

i see your ad on craigslist daily. stop. i keep hoping its one for sale when i see your flash gordon"picture"...lol

Well, they made enough of those machines that there should be at least a few project games out there and expect there would be more than one so you could find one too if you want. If the ad on CL really bothers you then you can just hide it from view....

I am looking to fill in one spot and would really like to find Flash Gordon. A while back I wrote some custom code for BlackJack and after playing Flash Gordon at PATZ was thinking of ways to add Multiball and how it could work. If I get my own Flash Gordon then maybe I can make that happen and have an alternate set of code for those that want it.

Actually it would be cool to meet up with others in the area with a Flash Gordon to get more ideas on what code changes would be cool and eventually testers to verify the code works well.

1 week later
#5481 2 years ago

Any other project games out there like the Flight 2000? Still interested in a Flash Gordon but woul consider other early Stern or Bally games in the meantime.

1 week later
#5520 2 years ago

I wouldn't mind if I post a wanted ad for something like a project Flash Gordon or Spectrum and someone in a nearby state sends me a PM about one they have for sale. If you happen to have one packed away feel free to let me know if within driving distance.

If I see any pop up in this thread for sale I would expect them to be in Michigan though.

#5538 2 years ago
Quoted from freeplay3:

I agree with the people who said not to spam every state around you with the same ad. I also think it's okay to post in another region if the ad starts with " I am making a run with my truck to (pick your area). I have a (pick a game, hopefully something better then transformers). If anyone is interested, pm me and maybe we can meet up somewhere.

Yes. If they plan on being in Mi and will bring the game so the sale can still be local to MI then I think that would be ok.

#5547 2 years ago

I'd get the backglass for blackout while you can. When I needed one everyone was out of stock. I had to find one overseas and get shipped here. It looks awesome though!

Besides the backglass you'll need the trim kit with the stainless lift edge too.

#5561 2 years ago
Quoted from Leachdude:

Meteor for sale $1100 FIRM. Has led's and is 100% working.

Meteor is a great game! I have some new covers I designed for the Stern coin door to fix the way those lights on the coin door shine up through the playfield. Definitely helps on that machine and whoever buys it may want a set.

#5565 2 years ago

I've been on the lookout for a Flash Gordon too. Nothing local has turned up. I was going to make an 8 hour drive (each way) to get one but the seller sold it while I was making the driving arrangements. At this point I'd consider just about any project Flash Gordon even if it is missing parts. I have some code changes I'd like to try but no reason to do so without an actual machine to work with....

When reading about the game it seems that a lot were made so you'd think they would come up more often.

#5568 2 years ago

Yes. Been talking with him trying to make arrangements to get it.....

#5575 2 years ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

I have a line on a working Gottieb Buck Rogers....not really interested in the title as a long term addition.
I don't really know anything about Gottiebs other than "never buy a Gottlieb"
What are the pitfalls? What to look for?
It has some wear that was not apparent on the photo.
Backgalss ok.
Have inquired about boards but have not heard back.
Owner has keys.
Curious about price for a "project" (which I assume this is) and what a decent copy of the game would go for.

I'd look for battery damage on the main board. If it isn't too bad it should be repairable. As long as the custom spider chips are ok then the rest can be fixed. Ground mods from each board to ground are a must. You'll also need to check the power board for broken solder joints at the header pins. I rebuilt one a while ago and it was solid after that.

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#5592 2 years ago
Quoted from galaxian:

I need a system 11B mpu. Tried rottendog but it was DOA. Anyone have a working one for sale?

Do you have an original? I do repairs and may be able to revive it. What game is it in?

1 week later
#5606 2 years ago

I have an almost fully populated Flash Gordon playfield w/harness available. My original plan was to use this with a Hardtop to build a nice playfield up. Since I haven't had any luck getting an actual Flash Gordon machine I'm just going to focus on my other projects and let this go. Just looking to get my money back on it. PM if interested.

#5620 2 years ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

Just out of curiosity, who is (are) the go-to guy(s) in Michigan for rebuilding boards?
Where is he/are they? Rates? Time frames?

Depends upon what boards you need rebuilt. Is there battery damage? If so how bad? Any prior repair work? If so was it quality work or a hack job?

I often have to start by stripping off most of the prior work then redo it correctly. It is a bit tiring to see all the through hole plating, pads, and traces that are pulled off or damaged.

#5622 2 years ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

Certainly those are the relevant questions.
(I'm just looking for general info...for now, I'm sticking with Williams systems 3-11 and trying to avoid ugly looking corrosion)

I have done a bunch of Williams boards and have a test fixture for the early sound boards system 7 and earlier. Primarily I stick with WPC and earlier solid state. Keep parts on hand for those as well as early Bally and Stern boards.

2 weeks later
#5688 2 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Always got cash burning in my pocket for Catacomb, Big Game, Cheetah

If Flight 2000 is on your list I may end up parting with the one I have. I like the game but low on space.

1 month later
#5807 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Anybody got a nice clean and fully working Gottlieb system 80 CPU they want to sell? I need one for my HH.

No, but if you get a clean one that isn't working I can fix them and verify it is working in my own Haunted House. I've used my game to fix/test a CPU and a driver for that machine as well as a few sounds cards and one with the speech mod. I didn't do the speech mod on mine yet (have a spare SC-01-A) but I did put the updated main ROM in that enables the sound for the trap door. Cool machine.

3 months later
#5983 1 year ago

Anyone looking to offload a solid state project machine? Something like an early Bally/Stern, Williams, Gottlieb system 80 or system 3. Would also think about a Bally 6803 based machine or a Data East machine. Does not need to work or be complete. What do you have? Send a direct message and let me know. Just looking for a winter project.

3 months later
#6238 1 year ago

Is this the Choggard that everyone warns people about?


It was just posted in the Pinbot forum. At $2999 I think those legs need a date with a brillo pad or a fresh set of new legs. From the pictures it looks like the front was drilled for a coin door bar and the plastic under the visor is broken. I see other visible issues and unless Pinbots have taken a big jump up in price I would expect all those to be addressed.

#6241 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Winner winner winner! Come on down! You’ve successfully avoided a Choggard ad! Your prize is you get to keep your money! Nothing sweeter, other than a Sweetwater Donut! CONGRATS!

If the few obvious things that I saw in the pictures weren't disclosed what does the rest look like? No pictures of the boards or under the playfield. For the asking I'd expect all of those things to be addressed and the game should just be right. I have a feeling that whoever gets that game is going to have some work to do.

I already have a Pinbot and looking at the pictures in that ad makes me feel a lot better about the condition of my game.

#6261 1 year ago

There was an $800 Meteor for sale. Looked like it was complete and in decent shape. Wasn't booting according to the description. If I didn't already have one I would have messaged about it. I've rebuilt a bunch of those MPU's and Driver boards and would have had no issues getting it running.

1 month later
#6339 1 year ago

Where are yo located? Any pictures?

Quoted from silver_spinner:

3 williams classics for sale: too many projects are in our way, time to move some out.
message me for pix, i made videos of time warp and disco fever if needed.
Yes i can pack and pallet for shipping but pickups would be awesome.
pickup in mid michigan. message me with questions.
Buy all 3 and make me happy. will prob knock a tad off!
firepower (project)- nice original play field, nice original back glass (which is rare). Game is complete but main mpu has acid damage so it has not been tested. $900
disco fever- boots and plays, very very clean boards, play field looks very nice, backglass is flaking, sounds are good, displays are good.
needs new rubber and some switches cleaned up/adjusted. $700
time warp- Project= complete, sometimes boots and plays, sometimes it doesn't. All play field parts work except ball does get stuck in center saucer. I only tried a few games today. Displays show incorrect info. Sound board was rebuilt a while back (as tagged), but sound does not work in the game. play field pretty nice except mark near flippers. boards are fine. $650

1 month later
#6387 1 year ago

Looks like the Twilight Zone Craigslist scam popped up again:

detroit.craigslist.org link

Could it be any more obvious?

Maybe someone should offer a working Zizzle machine in trade.

#6389 1 year ago
Quoted from gorditas:

What is the scam? Sounds like you've seen this ad before.

Scam is that it is doubtful there is even a machine. No pictures, ever. Lame description.

"Doesn't work. Needs gone. only 1,800 plays, 1 owner. Non smoker. Living room kept. Like new. Money talks."

Like new? Need gone? Only 1800 plays? One owner (little old lady perhaps?) Non smoker? I guess it only partially doesn't work since it must be working enough for them to understand how to open it up, go through menus, and read the audits. Batteries must have held or it was converted to NVRAM or they wouldn't be getting a count. Or it is wrong from being reset in the past. Doesn't seem plausible enough to even rate high enough as an unlikely scenario.

Someone is just fishing again. No need to even respond to the ad. This pops up on CL over and over. At least 3 times that I've seen and any past response is always sketchy. Whoever it is needs to work on their responses since they have totally slipped in the past. Often pretending to not know much but they've offered up things that give away it's a hoax.

And just about every time it is for a Twilight Zone...... A machine that just about anyone would enjoy owning someday.

Yea, it's a hoax.

#6391 1 year ago
Quoted from gorditas:

What is the scam? Sounds like you've seen this ad before.

If you didn't immediately spot that CL ad as a hoax then please read this entire thread:


It will help you spot fakes, scams, etc to protect yourself.

#6395 1 year ago
Quoted from gorditas:

I'm familiar. I was asking which iteration of scam this was. I hate scammers. I'm not on the market for anything at the moment.

Got it! Didn't know if you were new and just wanted to mention that thread in case you hadn't seen it.

I guess I'd call it a harvesting who is looking for a pin scam. Whatever it is I doubt any of it is real.

1 month later
#6533 1 year ago
Quoted from Coyohtay:

There has been an ad up on Craigslist for a Cirqus Voltaire for ages that I suspect is a scammer trolling

So if anyone actually responds to that ad please just ask them if they are offering to pay someone the $100 to haul it away since they don't want it.

#6535 1 year ago
Quoted from bowtech:

What they do is grab your email once you replay and then sell it to spammers

But at least using the Craigslist re-direct they shouldn't get you're real e-mail.

5 months later
#6871 7 months ago
Quoted from eugenepeabody:

Long time lurker, this is my first post. I recently moved across the country to the Flint area of Michigan. I knew a move was coming so never pulled the trigger on my first pinball machine, but now I'm ready.
I've narrowed down my preferred pinball machines to Ghostbusters Pro, Batman Forever or Star Wars Comic Art Home Pin.
If you have one for sale or know of one for sale, please let me know. I'd really appreciate it!

With Peabody in the name you should add a Rocky and Bullwinkle to the list! It is a better game than you'd expect. And sorry no, mine is not for sale. Although if you get one I can rebuild and repair any of the Data East boards. Actually I can rebuild boards for most of the games if you get stuck.

1 month later
#6967 6 months ago
Quoted from freeplay3:

Second person to ask that. No it doesn't

I just rebuilt another MPU for a Monte Carlo and added NVRAM. Fun playing game. If I didn't already have one I'd be asking about it. As it is we play it and I use it as my test jig for making sure the boards are ok.

1 week later
#6993 5 months ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Don't bother with that..I had a deal to buy it, left for cleveland this morning, buyer just texted me and said they don't want to sell now after I've been on the road for two hours headed there.

Seriously? That's awful. If they caught you and changed their mind before you got on the road that is one thing but after a couple hours of driving that is not cool at all.

#7007 5 months ago

If no one ends up having a working game to help out Mr Pinball above does anyone have a broken one or project game you don't think you'll have time to get to anytime soon? I'd be interested in a solid state game not working or missing boards. Classic Stern, Bally, Williams, or Gottlieb. would be considered. Would like to find a Spectrum, Flash Gordon, Medusa, Nine Ball, Catacomb, Counterforce, Mr Mrs PacMan, etc.

Let me know if you have something you'd like out of your way.

2 weeks later
#7035 5 months ago

I’m going to part with my very nice Night Moves cocktail pinball machine. Also have a very nice Flash and Flight 2000 that may be going.

1 week later
#7057 4 months ago
Quoted from SWMurphy:

Looking for a nice player or project DE JP or TFTC, not really looking for collector quality. I have a Monday Night Football and a Jungle queen i would trade plus cash if interested but i will defiantly just purchase outright too.

If you get one and it happens to have the insanely loud noise from the sound card like a lot of Data East games I can help fix that. Still have a couple of the inline power adapters that clear that the noise on most of them.

#7066 4 months ago

May be putting up my Williams Flash for sale. It’s a really clean and playing well. Boards were all gone through with the updates and it has many new parts.

2 weeks later
#7126 4 months ago
Quoted from MrExtrm:

Testing the waters for a WC94 trade or purchase. I prefer players shape, or in need of shop / light project. I don’t have the money or desire for collector quality, and my lineup is tight so cabinet art fade isn’t an issue.
The wife played one in location last weekend, and was rather fond of it... I’m not about to argue on making her happy while expanding the lineup.

I've heard it is a fun game. Hope you're able to find one! If you do get one that needs work I can help fix any of the boards.

3 weeks later
#7197 3 months ago

I have a friend that is thinking about selling his players Fathom. Boards were all refreshed and gone through, solid cabinet, and near perfect back glass. Cabinet could use touch ups but he has a stencil kit that could be used if you want to refresh that too.

Downside is the playfield. There is paint loss by the lower right outline. If any of you are sitting on a playfield you could make yourself a minty example since all the rest is there.

2 weeks later
#7247 84 days ago
Quoted from waltrr:

What E Bay sellers are doing is lowering the price of the item then adding it to the shipping cost to avoid some E Bay fees. There are fees on the item price but not on shipping. You have to look at both for the real cost on some.

Doesn't mater. eBay charges final value fees on shipping too. I can't believe they get away with it but they have for years. Sellers aren't really getting any extra that way.....

1 week later
#7297 71 days ago

Anyone have any Gameplan project machines that you may want to part with? Most seem to have wasted MPU boards. At the moment there are no replacements (Echo Lake isn't making them) so the original has to be rebuilt. Thinking about a Super Nova, Captain Hook, Lady Sharpshooter, or possibly one of their other cocktail games.

#7302 71 days ago
Quoted from Methos:

Believe they will be making them in the future - late in the year.

I don't believe so. I e-mailed with Jim and he said he would re-evaluate making them later this year if there weren't any other options. Not committed to actually making them. At that point he'll probably wait until he has enough commuted orders to proceed and after that it will probably be a while before any are ready. Personally I'll be surprised if he makes another run of them. So, at least for the foreseeable future the old MPU's need to be re-worked. I've fixed a couple and am working on another original board now. I'm not waiting and am looking at my own alternative option.

2 weeks later
#7365 54 days ago
Quoted from Xdetroit:

Where do you guys in SE Michigan go for new glass?

I think ABEL electronics in St Clair Shores stocks glass

#7369 53 days ago

If anyone needs the upgrade boards for the early Bally and Stern machines to run the updated code and rules (Meteor 2021, Trident 2020, Stars, etc) let me know as I have extra boards built with the NANO and can preload the latest code for any of the available games. For Meteor you need a WAV Trigger for sounds. If you have one I can Flash that to the latest code or I could probably provide one that is already setup but would have to order those.

I also have some spare LISY boards and a couple full kits of the LISY PIC programmer available.

#7373 53 days ago
Quoted from cfh:

How much are they MPU daughter boards for stars, trident, meteor?

REV 1 boards assembled with Nano installed and tested run $80. Includes loading the latest code for the game you'd like to use it in. At the moment it looks like the WAV Trigger boards are on back order which is needed for Meteor. Those boards need to be reflashed with later firmware, a header added for the serial connection, and a couple pads solder bridged for power.

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#7433 31 days ago
Quoted from BradLinden:

Anyone in SE MI have standard playfield glass? Looking for two sheets. Called around to a few local glass shops but the prices seemed steep (over $50/sheet).

Have you checked with ABEL Electronics in St Clair Shores on Harper? They stocked playfield glass.

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