(Topic ID: 200226)

What would you pay for a Bally Centaur Project Game?


By tomdrum

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 17 posts
  • 11 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Dayhuff
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

#1 1 year ago

Centaur is a "bucket list" game for me. I would overpay to get one, so few are available for sale. Looking at a project game with a nice back glass, worn playfield, complete but not working. What would you pay to get one of the best early Bally SS games?

#2 1 year ago

Great game but the price went stupid. Probably for the CPR run. And they do not seem to come up as often as the used to.

You are getting a cabinet, backglass and unknown boardset? Is the playfield wear alright enough to keep if you get it running and how do the boards look?

If this is a total unknown I personally would be around $400-$500 but I will bet others come back with a $700-$800 number (or more).

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from Taxman:

Great game but the price went stupid. Probably for the CPR run. And they do not seem to come up as often as the used to.
You are getting a cabinet, backglass and unknown boardset? Is the playfield wear alright enough to keep if you get it running and how do the boards look?
If this is a total unknown I personally would be around $400-$500 but I will bet others come back with a $700-$800 number (or more).

I don't think that's too realistic. I'd expect even a worn playfield project centaur to be at least $1500.

#4 1 year ago

A Centaur with a worn playfield but workable boardset and good cab / backglass is just a $800 playfield and some troubleshooting away from being a full-price Centaur.

I dunno what a full price Centaur goes for, I'd expect what you want I between $1000-2000, as a VERY rough guide. Probably $1500ish would be fair, but it's hard to say and really depends on a local market

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I don't think that's too realistic. I'd expect even a worn playfield project centaur to be at least $1500.

I figured. But that is crazy to me. These used to be real reasonable.

Are there even boards in it? Is the playfield bare wood? Like I said, this might be a cabinet and backglass from what he has said. And the cabinet might be trash, waterlogged or mouse house.

If someone called me with the description he gave saying "I'm at a yard sale and I'll grab it for you, this is what I see" I'd say a few hundred unless I could see it myself.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from Taxman:

Great game but the price went stupid. Probably for the CPR run. And they do not seem to come up as often as the used to.
You are getting a cabinet, backglass and unknown boardset? Is the playfield wear alright enough to keep if you get it running and how do the boards look?
If this is a total unknown I personally would be around $400-$500 but I will bet others come back with a $700-$800 number (or more).

Playfield is 90% there. A typical well played Centaur. Complete and untouched. Not working.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from tomdrum:

Playfield is 90% there. A typical well played Centaur. Complete and untouched. Not working.

Friend sale, word of mouth or did they put a price on it?

Your new description brings it closer to that $1K mark for me. But Levi is probably right on what people would pay if they saw it on Craigslist. It would be gone in an hour with someone offering $1,500.

#8 1 year ago

I have not seen even a turd beater centuar for under 1500 in a very long time. Actually seems centaur is rarely seen for sale compared to just a few years ago

#9 1 year ago

Is it local? Let me know if you pass on it. I enjoyed mine before I sold it a while ago. I would not mind another one.

These early belly pins are normally an easy fix for me. I have owned my of that system type.

#10 1 year ago

Upcoming estate sale. Trying to buy before it hits the auction block.

#11 1 year ago

Don't want to be that guy but if the game is complete regardless of wear I'm willing to pay $2k for a Centaur with wear. Playfields are out there, and regardless in the mean time you would still have a very fun game.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from tomdrum:

Upcoming estate sale. Trying to buy before it hits the auction block.

Good luck. Are you asking them what they want or making an offer?

In my area Estate Sale jack everything up 3 to 4 times value. This way when they donate or trash the item the people running the sale document the outrageous value as a loss so they can write it off.

Still confuses me the price jump. While it is a classic old Bally and IPB had the playfields hanging around for years the price stayed stable. Then CPR did a run (and re-run) and the price went crazy.

#13 1 year ago

Waiting to hear if the widow will take am offer.

#14 1 year ago

Centaur is worth it. Like what was said above they don't come up often as projects so it would be a good opportunity jumping on one that isn't 3K+.

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from Taxman:

Good luck. Are you asking them what they want or making an offer?
In my area Estate Sale jack everything up 3 to 4 times value. This way when they donate or trash the item the people running the sale document the outrageous value as a loss so they can write it off.
Still confuses me the price jump. While it is a classic old Bally and IPB had the playfields hanging around for years the price stayed stable. Then CPR did a run (and re-run) and the price went crazy.

Around here the estate sales boost the first day prices with 25% off the 2nd day, 50% off the third day. Then it becomes a game of chicken as to who jumps in first for it might not be there tomorrow.

#17 1 year ago

$2K for a project game like your talking all day long.

John

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 40.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 10.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods
From: $ 10.00
Electronics
Third Coast Pinball
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
From: $ 40.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
From: $ 140.00
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
Houston, TEXAS
From: $ 155.00
$ 21.00
$ 69.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Super Skill Shot Shop
€ 3.95
Flipper Parts
Multigame
From: $ 45.00
Displays
PinballSolutions.eu
$ 50.00
From: $ 5.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 20.00
Electronics
Yorktown Parts and Equip
$ 30.00
Electronics
Third Coast Pinball
$ 7.65
Cabinet Parts
Third Coast Pinball
From: $ 149.95
From: $ 13.00
Electronics
Third Coast Pinball
$ 10.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods
From: $ 155.00
3,675
Sale Pending!
Tyler, TX
Hey modders!
Your shop name here

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside