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Williams Ringer EM - Price as-is vs restored

By hailrazer

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    Hey guys I just got a Williams Ringer Em from a friend for free.

    Was wondering what it is worth as-is vs restored.

    As-is it is in fair condition. Light flaking of the backglass. Cabinet is solid with no water damage, but colors are dark and grungy. Metal is fair , not rusted. Power cord is cut so no idea if it works but it is complete.

    As far as restore. I can get the stencils, make the cab perfect, and paint it. Send off the wheel to be chromed. Restore the coin door. Clean and get it working. And a BG Resto replacement backglass. All of that will be around $1000 + my time.

    So some ideas of what it is worth now vs if I restore it?

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    #2 3 years ago

    As is $0. Working and cleaned up you may get a couple hundred. Pitch & bats are less familiar to most.
    Restored it might bring $4-600.

    #3 3 years ago

    Yeah, this isn’t a pitch and bat and is a pretty desirable game. Unrestored I’d value it at $300-400, restored, you’d probably get your investment back out of it plus some if you found the right buyer.

    #4 3 years ago

    These are going for good money lately and are in high demand. As it is, I'd say you are looking at $400 if you get it working. All restored probably $1,400 and you'll have no trouble selling it.

    #5 3 years ago

    If it’s a game you decide you don’t want to restore and sell or restore and sell pm me because I have a friend who would like one of these

    #6 3 years ago

    What an odd-looking game I've never seen one before. Thanks for posting!

    #7 3 years ago

    They are a great addition to a game room since they take up little space and you can play it with a beer in your hand. Bgresto makes glasses, the rest is just paint and going through the game. Yours is missing the feet but they aren't hard to make.

    #8 3 years ago

    I recently found one in worse condition. Did some research and found out it is a very sought after game. Simple to learn .. hard to master and addictive.

    These often get wet on the bottom and will need a serious rebuild if so.

    Backglasses are available from BGResto as mentioned.

    As is you could get $400. Just get it working and your at $600. Go nuts and do all cosmetics your at $1500+

    Mike V

    #9 3 years ago

    Saw a restored one sell for over $2500. But that may have been a one time only fluke.

    I think I will restore it and play it for a while.

    #10 3 years ago

    I had one with a similar condition cabinet and back glass that was working that I sold for 1k. They don't pop up for sale too often.

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    As is $0. Working and cleaned up you may get a couple hundred. Pitch & bats are less familiar to most.
    Restored it might bring $4-600.

    LOL. I just sold my Ringer for $1,800 These things are hard to find. If you have a restored one for $600 I will buy as many as you can get your hands on.

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    #12 3 years ago

    where can you buy a new backglass from?

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from shlockdoc:

    where can you buy a new backglass from?

    You can have it restored here, you need to provide the original backglass:

    http://bgresto.com/?p=571

    Brad

    #14 3 years ago

    I need a BG. I don’t have a donor

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from shlockdoc:

    I need a BG. I don’t have a donor

    Sorry I missed that.

    Brad

    #16 3 years ago

    If it's a glass they've done before you don't need to send the original in. They've done Ringer and Penny Pitch. I know someone that bought both so they could swap back and forth, but you'll need trim and lift channel for both.

    #17 3 years ago

    Yes, BGResto has both, you do not need to exchange or send your old/missing backglass for Ringer or penny pitch. Just email him and be prepared to wait. It took six months to get mine. Worth the wait. Around $300

    #18 3 years ago

    Is the lift channel and trim available to purchase at a retailer?

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    #19 3 years ago

    I was just offered 3000 for mine

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    #20 3 years ago

    Bought mine 90% working in rough but clean shape (cab was heavy in the grain and the paint wore pretty badly) for $1100. Spent a lot of time sanding and painting the cab, glass is flaking & cracking but I don't mind that look. Got a few thousand plays on it at the bar and now it's not crediting. Hypothetically, I'd take $1800 for it in its current state or $2000 if I got it working. I'd say that's fair market value for a working one with a nicely restored cab.

    FIX IT. PAINT IT. HAVE FUN.

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    #21 3 years ago

    I have 3 Ringers and one (1) Penney Pitch for sale. They are located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. 33418
    I have pictures somewhere that I can send.
    Also selling my collection of other games including Wms/United Baseballs.

    #22 3 years ago

    All done who wants to play horseshoes

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    #23 3 years ago

    Nice job on the cab! Very nice original (?) glass!

    #24 3 years ago

    on the backglass, BGresto has a license with williams/bally so you don't need to provide your original in exchange to get a new glass. Gottlieb is the sticking point. For any Gottlieb game, you need to have your original and have it restored by BGresto. Note if you provide your williams/bally glass in exchange to BGresto for a restore, it could be cheaper though. In that case BGresto does not have to pay the license fee. at least i think that's how it works...

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    #25 2 years ago

    Looks like a Ringer is available for trade in WI:

    appleton.craigslist.org link

    2 years later
    #26 10 months ago

    Williams Ringer - You can get one here, with shipping included!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1563768590543398/permalink/2737630756490503

    #27 10 months ago

    I don’t have Facebook. How much?

    #28 10 months ago

    It’s some kind of raffle. You pay $100 for a 1/50 chance of winning. You can’t actually buy it as he suggests.

    #29 10 months ago

    Next CGC game should be RingerR

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    #30 48 days ago

    WTB: williams ringer. PM with details

    #31 48 days ago

    Good luck on your search
    How many could be out there? Internet doesn’t give much info on how many were produced.

    #32 48 days ago

    Some of the people standing in line waiting to buy a Ringer.

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    #33 48 days ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Some of the people standing in line waiting to buy a Ringer.

    That pic had to been takin' years ago.
    I've had my Ringer for a few years now.
    I'm the 8th one in line reading Game Room
    magazine..

    #34 48 days ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Some of the people standing in line waiting to buy a Ringer.
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    Feels like that many people ask me to buy it when I take it to shows.

    #35 47 days ago

    Out of curiosity, what’s the going price range for these now?

    #36 47 days ago
    Quoted from djblouw:

    Out of curiosity, what’s the going price range for these now?

    Buddy of mine moved 2 within the past month or so for about $5500 in trade value.

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