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WTB: Paragon in the midwest ...

By gweempose

7 years ago

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#1 7 years ago

A buddy of mine is looking for a Paragon. I told him I'd put out some feelers to see what's available. Thanks!

#2 7 years ago

Bump for the evening crowd.

3 weeks later
#3 7 years ago

Is this buddy of yours looking for a working or project machine?

I live in Illinois, and I discovered one last weekend at a thrift shop. Investigating it today, it needs at least the MPU replaced (heavy corrosion) and to be thoroughly shopped. I am interested in buying it to restore myself, but as the price on it is much too high, I will make them an offer.

If they don't end up taking my offer, I will gladly pass on their information if your buddy is okay with a project machine.

#4 7 years ago

Not very encouraging...

The Paragon machine is in "Consignments & More" in Kankakee, IL. The seller has it listed for $700, and from talking to him today he would possibly go down to $500.

The seller claimed that the electronics worked, but frankly the MPU board looks too corroded to believe that. The playfield has dead insects, dry-rotted rubbers, and slight evidence of mouse activity under the left upper slingshot (some small scraps of paper and insulation). Thankfully the cabinet interior did not show evidence of mouse activity. The playfield, backglass, and cabinet art seem in excellent condition, with the only exception that the left cabinet side is faded.

It has value, but I wouldn't pay even half of what he is asking for an old machine in such a state. Best of luck if anyone decides to go after it.

#5 7 years ago

I had a lady just call me, she has one for sale here in Denver.

#6 7 years ago
Quoted from Wahnsinniger:

Is this buddy of yours looking for a working or project machine?

He's not a pinhead, so it would definitely need to be fully working, and preferably shopped. I had a couple guys contact me recently. I'm hoping one of them pans out.

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