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What's a 1 owner, HUO bally space invaders worth?

By d0n

5 years ago


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#1 5 years ago

It seems this would be a pretty rare game since it's mint, one owner and HUO. It even comes with original sales receipt from 1980 and all paperwork.

Thoughts?

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#2 5 years ago

Sucker is clean for sure.... 1500-2k maybe?

#3 5 years ago

That mint?!!! $2k plus to the right collector easy! Mine sold for almost $1700 on pinside and it wasn't this mint, HUO, One owner!!

#4 5 years ago

It's worth what the condition is in the eye of the beholder.

#5 5 years ago

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#6 5 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

It seems this would be a pretty rare game since it's mint, one owner and HUO. It even comes with original sales receipt from 1980 and all paperwork.
Thoughts?

Could we see a picture of the sales receipt. Always fun to look at stuff like that.

#7 5 years ago

$2,500?

Beautiful, but snooze inducing.

#8 5 years ago

> $4K

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from Dooskie:

Could we see a picture of the sales receipt. Always fun to look at stuff like that.

You can sort of see the receipt in the carboard box, in the first pic I posted. If I buy the game, I will surely post a better pic of it.

#10 5 years ago

$2,500 to the right buyer (someone into classic Ballys looking for all-original). CPR is making playfields soon and stencils are available so there will be plenty of restored examples around eventually.

#11 5 years ago

Wow!! Easy 2k. I would think more though

#12 5 years ago

I'd guess $2700-3500 all shopped out with the provenance.

#13 5 years ago

What was the original price, if you don't mind me asking?

#14 5 years ago

Due to the rarity factor, to the *right person* which is the really tough to figure out key, that is probably a $4k+ game as others have noted. Having said that, it might take a *long time* to get someone who is willing to pay that to come along.

If you would want to flip is and sell it quickly, $2-2.5k would make it go quickly.

Between those two numbers would help determine how long it takes. As is well known, most of those have playfields that are just BLOWN out, but with the playfields being reproed soon, well, the market is pretty small...

#15 5 years ago
Quoted from Dooskie:

Could we see a picture of the sales receipt. Always fun to look at stuff like that.

Post some pics of King Kong. Always fun to look at stuff like that.

#16 5 years ago

I ended up buying it. I will work out the shipping next week.

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#17 5 years ago

Wow.....that machine is stunning. Nice score. The "not down to gray paint around the flipper buttons from sweaty palms" factor alone is priceless.

#18 5 years ago

I'd say you got it for 2.5-3k. Could you post pictures that we could zoom in on? That's a cool pin, your VERY lucky to have found it.

#19 5 years ago

Thanks guys. Im excited to have bought it. I paid a more than I expected to but i think theres still a little meat on the bone... if i ever decide to sell it.

The pics I've posted ao far are all I currently have. I've not seen the game in person yet as it was a long distance puchase. I will get it shipped to my home asap and get some better pics.

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

Thanks guys. Im excited to have bought it. I paid a more than I expected to but i think theres still a little meat on the bone... if i ever decide to sell it.
The pics I've posted ao far are all I currently have. I've not seen the game in person yet as it was a long distance puchase. I will get it shipped to my home asap and get some better pics.

oh boy.....hope it all turns out as you expect it to.

#22 5 years ago

Due to the new SI arrival, I've decided to sell my current SI. It's here https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/41437

The Rowe Ami 100CD jukebox is also for sale. Comes full of cds - $5k

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#23 5 years ago

Good for you,I saw $2000. Without thinking twice,2500 if you really wanted it,now please take battery off the mpu.
Mike

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#24 5 years ago

The game arrived today. Unfortunately, the manual, keys and original sales receipt didn't come with the delivery. I'm hoping they turn up somewhere soon. The game is really nice. Here's a couple pics.

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#25 5 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

Due to the new SI arrival, I've decided to sell my current SI. It's here https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/41437
The Rowe Ami 100CD jukebox is also for sale. Comes full of cds - $5k

I see a Rolling Thunder. My favorite game growing up. Very rare to see one!

#26 5 years ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

I see a Rolling Thunder. My favorite game growing up. Very rare to see one!

PM me if you're willing to sell.

#27 5 years ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

I see a Rolling Thunder. My favorite game growing up. Very rare to see one!

Good eye! Tough but fun game. It's a keeper... for now anyway.

#28 5 years ago

The goodies were in the cabinet.

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#29 5 years ago

That cost $3200 in 1980?!? That's sky high for the time.

Edit: Oops, $2200. Math fail.

#30 5 years ago

That looks really nice Don!

#31 5 years ago

Lotta nice goodies there. What's the thing with the picture of the backglass on it? Too small to be a flyer.

#32 5 years ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Lotta nice goodies there. What's the thing with the picture of the backglass on it? Too small to be a flyer.

It was part of an ad that was in a 1980 magazine that was cut out and put in the owners manual. There's a date on the backside.

#33 5 years ago

Here's a few pics I took today. I'm waiting on the rubber kit so I can shop it out.

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#35 5 years ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

I see a Rolling Thunder. My favorite game growing up. Very rare to see one!

Mine too. If I ever buy another arcade machine, that'll be the one without question.

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Interesting to note that $2,200 in 1980 dollars works out to nearly $6,500 today. But before you run with that number, note that it would have been only $4,000 in 1990 dollars and $3,000 in 2000. It's easy to forget how strong the dollar was before the 80's chewed it up.

#36 5 years ago

And don't forget that $2200 was top dollar retail price.

An op would have paid ~$1700

#37 5 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

Here's a few pics I took today. I'm waiting on the rubber kit so I can shop it out.

If a new Stern came with a sticker as crooked as the one on the coin door there would be a 50 page thread about how much Stern quality control sucks and how much better the old days were.

#38 5 years ago
Quoted from emkay:

Mine too. If I ever buy another arcade machine, that'll be the one without question.
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Interesting to note that $2,200 in 1980 dollars works out to nearly $6,500 today. But before you run with that number, note that it would have been only $4,000 in 1990 dollars and $3,000 in 2000. It's easy to forget how strong the dollar was before the 80's chewed it up.

The thing about that is that even at an equivalent of $6500 that Space Invaders would have paid for itself in a few months or maybe less. Resale of machines meant nothing, many went to the landfill. Today the resale is the only thing that matters, almost nobody is paying off a game with route proceeds.

#39 5 years ago
Quoted from 7Warpig7:

The thing about that is that even at an equivalent of $6500 that Space Invaders would have paid for itself in a few months or maybe less. Resale of machines meant nothing, many went to the landfill. Today the resale is the only thing that matters, almost nobody is paying off a game with route proceeds.

Your point is well taken but this one is HUO, which would appear to still be relevant in today's market. I just thought it was interesting that the numbers haven't moved that far off over time. It would appear Heighway and Bally agreed on the value of Geiger's theme.

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#41 5 years ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

ebay.com link » 1 Owner Home Use Only Bally Space Invaders Machine Stunning Museum Quality

That did not take long......

#42 5 years ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

ebay.com link » 1 Owner Home Use Only Bally Space Invaders Machine Stunning Museum Quality

Its no longer 1 owner or HUO. It was in a consignment center (location, not home) which had to be owner #2, at minimum, followed by OP being owner #3 at minimum.

Of course, I'm just messing around. Its the nicest SI I've seen. GLWS

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#43 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

That did not take long......

I'm just throwing it out there. That's my "it's not for sale price". If someone wants a really nice huo Si, there's only one choice. Yes I guess I am technically the 2nd owner. The auction house didn't OWN it or allow anyone to play it. They simply sold it for the seller. The value is in the HUO label, provenance & condition, not how many owners it's had.

#44 5 years ago

Having just cleaned up a few Bally coindoors, I don't recall ever seeing this piece screwed into this bracket. What is it?

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#45 5 years ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Having just cleaned up a few Bally coindoors, I don't recall ever seeing this piece screwed into this bracket. What is it?

That is a button to add credits to the game. I have not seen it in another bally either.

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#46 5 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

I'm just throwing it out there. That's my "it's not for sale price". If someone wants a really nice huo Si, there's only one choice. Yes I guess I am technically the 2nd owner. The auction house didn't OWN it or allow anyone to play it. They simply sold it for the seller. The value is in the HUO label, provenance & condition, not how many owners it's had.

Agreed, that's an "I'm keeping this game forever." kind off price.

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#47 4 years ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

Agreed, that's an "I'm keeping this game forever." kind off price.

I sold it for $7000 today. I guess I am not keeping it forever.

#48 4 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

I sold it for $7000 today. I guess I am not keeping it forever.

Wow! Was it to a Pinsider?

#49 4 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

I sold it for $7000 today. I guess I am not keeping it forever.

That's incredible, congratulations.

Did they actually play the game before offering $7,000?

#50 4 years ago

Where else but Pinside can you ask people about the value of something, have it shipped in, put new rubbers on it and sell it for $5000 more than the consensus value, all within a month. God Bless Pinside. God Bless America.

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