I still need a Genie for a client, if anyone has one kicking around.
Everyone always tells me that they press the PROHIBITED button on any Bay City SPAM ads on CL.
Quoted from tamoore:
Josh and Chris are friends of mine, and are true pinball addicts.
If they truly are your friends, you should tell them to quit illegally spamming CL.
Can I post my ad on more than one craigslist site?
Please choose just ONE local craigslist site for which your ad is most relevant—generally the site closest to you. If your ad is equally relevant to all locations, your ad does not belong on craigslist. Please find another service. Posting the same ad to multiple locations on craigslist is prohibited.
Anyone with a phone app that dings when the word "pinball" comes up in an ad is certainly pissed with their BS.
I've heard more than one person say that they will "smash their face in" if they ever meet the person who constantly posts those ads. A 4 hour drive for a beatdown seems excessive, but people meet at shows, have a few beers, make introductions....I learned a few years ago, pinheads are insane.
Quoted from KeithinMI:
I'm selling my entire collection as a bulk-purchase. I have been collecting for years, and am going a different direction and getting out of the hobby. Not desperate for sale, but I'm thinking it's perhaps time to move on.
It's a mostly-"A"-tier collection, I'll leave that to your judgment. Every machine is my machine and all are in great condition, I will update with specific "flaws" on each machine later, but I thought I'd put the feelers out there. All work 100%
This collection certainly gives you some of the best of the best. None of the machines are CQ quality. A few are "huo" but undocumented so I will not advertise them as same.
The list is: MM, TZ, CV, ToM, STTNG, STLE, PoTC, Fireball (EM), Xenon (with uninstalled new pf), BK (with uninstalled new playfield), CFTBL, TSPP and LOTR
Most are "LED'd", many have add on non-destructive mods. I will not separate the bundle and allow it to be cherry-picked. It's an all or none disposition for me.
I'll also include extra parts, bulbs, plastics, repair pieces, cleaning supplies and the rest with the sale. Have some uninstalled side art and mirror blades for some as well.
PM me for my target price I'm thinking off. I'm doing that to keep the Pinside price police, naysayers, and thread flamers off my a** and sparking an endless, futile debate of how I'm x dollars too high on one machine, etc.
I will get pics this weekend link to a dropbox that should prove illuminative as to condition.
It would be easier for you, the seller, to sell them all at once, BUT you may have limited your market to an impossible fraction of all the possible buyers.
So the only people who could possibly be interested in your whole collection would have to be total newcomers to the hobby, who are also looking to instantly populate their games rooms, and who also happen to be very wealthy.
Quoted from nosro:
If the price is sufficiently attractive, an opportunistic speculator could pick up the whole collection and then sell each item separately.
It would have to be a crazy good price.
Anyone who has $50-70K liquid, is not likely to be a foolish investor.
Everyone who has ever sold a high end game knows that the moment you put one up for sale, an expensive plastic shatters, a ramp cracks, and a bunch of potential thieves learn your location and hours, LOL.
All joking aside, I do wish the seller good luck with his sale!
Everyone is going to ask "Where are you in MI?".
Upper Peninsula, Mid, Southeast, Southwest........
Quoted from silver_spinner:
nah, people with money who really want to buy just pm me and we go from there so we know each other is, worked so far.
distance isn't an issue for true potential buyers.
i find most people who ask questions on a post in a public forum for every ones eyes in the world to see just are fishing.
I pick up pins for my clients all the time if I'm doing service in the area and have the company ramp van at my disposal.
Many of my pin clients are Southern OH, but I'm running service in lower MI all the time.
Detroit, Flint, Kzoo, Kentwood, Bay City, Muskegon..........all within my grasp.
There is no lack of Clay promoting the AAPM here on pinside.
Just look at any pinball show post for more info.
Quoted from silver_spinner:
i have a future spa. decent backglass (sealed now), new pf glass, proto silver apron, all boards gone through and connectors, mpu remote battery, displays all work fine, game plays fine. pf has ware, some touched up. cab painted red (not by me)..but actually looks ok.
i have an extra body with playfield and parts etc ...that i believe is complete.
so if you use that body, only the head would be painted red. the extra body and playfield i have is factory color. coin door and all parts are present on the extra body .
$800 for it all.
CQ is not supposed to have decal cabs (unless factory), playfield overlays, translight if orig was backglass......If all that stuff was allowed, we would need a a new ACQ designation - Actual Collectors Quality
I might be OK to still post here, as you are not paying for a big headline ad?
I hope it's still allowed.
Quoted from sulakd:
Has anyone ever been to "Pinball at the Zoo"? I see that there's a pinball auction there in April. My question is whether it's worth waiting until April to try to pick up a machine there. Are there usually a lot of machines in that auction or just a few? Are the auction prices reasonable or ebay-style inflated prices? Thanks for any help!
The auction is cool and you want to be there for it, but the chances of you finding "the" game you want is pretty slim.
There are not tons of games in the auction.
Prices are "auction prices". Great looking games are going to have more bidders.
Like Wotan says, you'd be 1000x more likely to find a game on the floor, than in the auction.
I once had that prototype Tesla Oscillator Shaker in one of my pins.
When the shaker somehow reached the resonant frequency of my home, I had to take an ax to the machine just before the roof caved in.
As always, just ignore the price police...even if you put the playfield at $900, somebody would bitch about it.
"Who cares about a DiamondPlate playfield???? Once you clearcoat over it, the ball is wearing on the new clear, not the Diamondplate...All Diamondplate gives you is cloudy inserts." - Yours Truly, Pinside
Quoted from Agent_Hero:
I was self employed for 4 years and never did that, but then again, I wasn't making enough money at it to be heavily investing or worrying about when the government gets their money. I'm sure I gave away a bit more money than I had to, but I'm not crying over it.
The smartest Americans, we have found out, pay absolutely no taxes.
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