Quoted from bluespin:
The majority of Coinop's sales are to Europe where prices are much higher on vids and pins. You can either pay a premium to buy from their large selection and convenience factor, or spend a lot of time networking with other collectors to get what you want.
I recently bought a couple of pins from coinop. One was a really rough non-working project, but I was ok with that. The next week they sold the same title in really beautiful condition, goes into attract mode, lights up, etc....for $100 less than they charged me. Buyer beware as their pricing is not consistent. I won't do business with them again.
Their pricing isn't consistent because they buy at what price they buy and then mark up to make a reasonable profit. As with all purchases, check their price, check the condition, see availability and price from other sources. Some things they are way overpriced on and others way underpriced on. But yes it's all projects. They saved me the time of driving all over the state for pins and I found their finders fee quite reasonable all things considered
I just bought a Gottlieb Marathon for $380 from them. 1955 woodrail owned by all of 3 pinsiders, decentish condition, no gameplay videos at all, no ratings even on ipdb. 750 made and last of woodrails to have wooden legs. Now where the heck am I going to buy that machine from other than them ? Flash Gordon project, good cab, good backglass, worn playfield $800. That was worth it to me. Would have been gone from Craigslist in a heartbeat.