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What is your best find?


By cutlerkeith

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I am sure there is a topic on this already. But lets hear about your best finds (steals). Or low cost but in need of repair deals. Is your find top 20 worthy? Please show pictures.

    #2 1 year ago

    $100 black knight, came with new bg, displays

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    #3 1 year ago

    Picked up a working TOTAN for $1k back in October. It was filthy but in great shape. I’m about 90% of the way through the restoration now.

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    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from doompin:

    Picked up a working TOTAN for $1k back in October. It was filthy but in great shape. I’m about 90% of the way through the restoration now.

    I saw your pick up on another topic. Amazing! In my top 3 games.

    #6 1 year ago

    Rescuing a FirePower from the dumpster.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    $100 black knight, came with new bg, displays

    Wow!

    #8 1 year ago

    Game room dumped for their baby room, BOP find for $700

    #9 1 year ago

    There are tons of people with stories of finding games for nothing a long time ago. The more recent ones shock me a little bit but they are still out there.

    My most recent great find was an $800 fishtales about four months ago.

    #10 1 year ago

    NIB RR WOZ for $9500. I am not very good at finding deals but I love that game!

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from doompin:

    Picked up a working TOTAN for $1k back in October. It was filthy but in great shape. I’m about 90% of the way through the restoration now.

    That cleaned up real nice! Congrats!

    #12 1 year ago

    $800 The Shadow. Had a couple linkage issues with mini play field amd needed cleaned up.
    $100 Truck Stop. (Just started a thread on me refurbishing it)

    #13 1 year ago

    I once picked up a working Firepower for $50. It even had a nice playfield and backglass. Also a HUO Bally Star Trek for $250.

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from jmountjoy111:

    There are tons of people with stories of finding games for nothing a long time ago. The more recent ones shock me a little bit but they are still out there.
    My most recent great find was an $800 fishtales about four months ago.

    Thats exactly what I am talking about. Something in the last few years. Your find would be awesome!

    #15 1 year ago

    $200 Future Spa
    $500 Flash Gordon

    #16 1 year ago

    200 ebd
    200 fg
    Free space shuttle
    200 jp
    100 black knight
    100 bad cats
    200 diner

    Those are probably my best finds. Will probably never happen again.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from alexanr1:

    $800 The Shadow. Had a couple linkage issues with mini play field amd needed cleaned up.
    $100 Truck Stop. (Just started a thread on me refurbishing it)

    Funny, I got mine for $50, it had bad decals, right hand side of the back box needed replaced and a bad trough opto. (Truck stop)

    #18 1 year ago

    I'd like to start a different thread called "What games did you grossly over pay for?" I could list most of mine. Such as $7,000 for a TOTAN that when it showed up at my house, turned out to be a flood damaged machine.

    #19 1 year ago

    $200 Bally Lost World, all it needed was a new rectifier board post and rubber kit and a good cleaning.

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    #20 1 year ago

    TOTAN $1,700.00 including tax 1998

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    #21 1 year ago

    AFM two of them both $2,300.00 on for my route . One for my home. 1996

    #22 1 year ago

    Scared Stiff $ 1,495.00 with tax . 1998

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    #23 1 year ago

    ST:TNG $1,800.00 1995

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    #24 1 year ago

    Monster Bash $3,300.00 1998

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    #25 1 year ago

    Went to buy a Williams Heat Wave. Found this in the corner, it was is way better condition than the Heat Wave.

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    #26 1 year ago

    $100 Star Gazer. The Cheetah on the left was free.

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    #27 1 year ago

    Theatre of Magic $1,795.00 1997

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    #28 1 year ago

    Creature from the Black Lagoon $1,300.00 1996

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    #29 1 year ago

    I found a $1450 Banzai Run just a couple years ago. $300 Diner, $500 Indy 500 (this year), $750 Dr Dude, $4,000 Scared Stiff (last year). A lot of others, deals are still out there, they are just fewer and further between.

    #30 1 year ago

    Free Black Rose from my old boss’s garage and a $1300 Jurassic Park two months ago with all rottendog boards and new side vinyls

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    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from calico1997:

    I'd like to start a different thread called "What games did you grossly over pay for?" I could list most of mine. Such as $7,000 for a TOTAN that when it showed up at my house, turned out to be a flood damaged machine.

    Yes. I could contribute many stories to that thread.

    #32 1 year ago

    Are you purposely being annoying or do you think all of your posts about normal transactions from 20 years ago are relevant? That's a serious question.

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    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from TRAMD:

    Are you purposely being annoying or do you think all of your posts about normal transactions from 20 years ago are relevant? That's a serious question.

    Topic: What is your best find
    Answer : Relevant Yes. No time frame mentioned in "Heading" of this topic.
    Issue : Your attitude . It is not friendly. If you are annoyed . Envy not a healthy mind set.
    Be glad you have a good career . And you have the means to purchase 17 pinball machines since 2016.
    Be (cool). Respond with (tact and diplomacy) or keep your thoughts to your self . Golden Rule.
    LOTR Limited Edition $ 5,595.00 NIB with shaker motor installed . 4/23/2012

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    #34 1 year ago

    Spider Man $3,100.00 2013

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    #35 1 year ago

    Eight Ball - 150. It needed a CPU and a bunch of work. And it will always be a players game. But it was a deal. It's been played many thousands of times in my house. I've lent it out for probably another thousand games at a friends house. It's cheap and cheerful, but it will frustrate you so bad you will want to just flip it over. Should I level the inserts? Should I replace the playfield? Yes to both, but I doubt I ever will. It has a nasty disposition that makes it perfect.

    #36 1 year ago

    A year and a half ago I got a nice fish tales with no fade for $900.
    It just fell into my lap. A friend of mine bought a house and the previous owner had it in a trophy room. He wanted to sell it to make space for more taxidermy.

    #37 1 year ago

    I had a lucky year. Capt Fantastic for $100, been in the guys family since the mid 80's. Eight ball for $250, only needed a new coil and some board work on the sdb. Lost World for $400 that someone had painted the cab in white latex but played great. Medusa in separate parts and ugly for $800. Star trek for $350. Luckily fir me very few people in my neck of the woods wouldn't look twice at a game without a dmd.

    #38 1 year ago

    In the past 18 months, I found a few good deals:

    T2 $700
    Future Spa $300
    Pharaoh $100

    #39 1 year ago

    I suck at finding deals...

    #40 1 year ago

    Picked up a High Speed this year in trade for a Silver Strike Bowling I got in 2012 for $300.

    #41 1 year ago

    Huo wcs for $2000. Not smoking but it was verifiable huo with goodie bag and absolute no wear or fade.

    #42 1 year ago

    Together with two fellow collectors, we bought ~10 Sega Naomi arcade games for next to nothing from an operator warehouse, then the next day traded the lot of them for 8-9 nice A- and B-list pinball games from a pinball/arcade shop.

    #43 1 year ago

    $300 Baywatch, last year, fantastic shape, a bit dirty

    #44 1 year ago

    With pinball? Hard to say. Free Harlem Globetrotters is playing pretty sweet these days. Certainly not the most valuable thing someone was about to throw away that I aquired but I like it the best. I bought a HUO BTTF for $600 years ago. No, I do not still have it.

    I found a handheld game for $5 that I sold for $850 some years ago. That was shocking when I looked it up on eBay.

    Monetarily, it's funny how that seems to change. It is probably a broken Star Wars arcade game that I paid $150 for 13 years ago. I am still surprised it sells for how much it does these days but I guess it's just a timeless classic.

    Non gaming stuff... I bought a collection of 500 LPs when I was helping a friend look over a broken Firepower he was interested in buying. I asked how much for the records and the guy says $60. I had the $ in his hand before the word "bucks" came out of his mouth. There were so many sweet albums in there. None of them were worth hundreds of $ but I can say conservatively that 100 of them were worth $10-$30. No reissues, all in good shape: Kraftwerk, King Crimson, Doors, Floyd, ACDC, Sabbath, some good soul, Beatles, Beach Boys, Bowie, Police, Clash, Cash, ect.

    #45 1 year ago

    $100 Seawitch this year

    #46 1 year ago

    Years back i found -

    T2 working pin @ goodwill for $200
    Nintendo Red tent shopgoodwill.com for $5
    Maroon computer space craigslist score $275
    Space invaders taito version $50 as is area of goodwill
    Mappy @ salvation army $50
    pac-man cabaret $150 at the swap meet

    #47 1 year ago

    Beautiful Theatre of Magic 2 months ago for $1,250. 15 mins from my house. It's currently on route for others to enjoy

    #48 1 year ago

    $2200 for a complete working Stern Star Gazer AND a mostly complete Stern Quicksilver.

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    #49 1 year ago
    Quoted from terrapinmark:

    $2200 for a complete working Stern Star Gazer AND a mostly complete Stern Quicksilver.

    You win!

    #50 1 year ago

    great price
    for the record I never thought you were trying or being annoying but rather sharing the deals one by one with year and prices

    whatever some people respond whack for whatever reason, ive encountered it before myself

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