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For sale: Bram Stoker's Dracula


Added: 2017-11-23 Ended: December 10th, 2017
Condition: Used - shows wear, needs some work

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Price

$ 2,600 (Firm)

Price is firm

Item description

Do you believe in destiny?

Or do you simply love BSD?

Behold!

Williams Bram Stoker’s Dracula Pinball Machine from 1993, in good shape and working fine.

I bought this pin from a nice seller on Pinside just three weeks ago. It was shipped here via STI from the east coast and arrived last Wednesday. It may sound impulsive to you, but I would rather offer it for sale and take a loss than undertake to repair its various cosmetic flaws. I refer you to the original ad for the pin from Pinside for the details about this particular BSD.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/56092

To see my own gallery of fresh-arrival pics, please visit Flickr here…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/ ########## 7608195

Price is $2700. No trade offers, please.

Truly I don’t know what a fair price for this pin actually is, but I assumed $500 less than what I paid for it three weeks ago on Pinside would be a fair place to start. Some of the flaws referenced here are photographed in close-up in the gallery link above. The photo gallery is *very* large – perhaps exhaustively so – but I wanted prospective buyers to know exactly what’s offered here for sale.

To the pin’s original ad on Pinside in the link above, I would add the following:

The left rail is kinked, six inches from its far end. Both rails do their jobs, but you might want to replace them. The glass has a scratch or two and a chip in its edge at the upper left, although the chip is *not* visible when the glass is installed. There is also a chip in the glass guide at the base of the backbox.

The coin door was damaged by – I’m presuming – a thief. It’s hard to notice when the door is closed though. It does latch/lock properly none the less. The face of the door looks a bit shabby, perhaps as it was rattle-canned in satin black from time to time, and there is minor surface rust in the hinge. And speaking of locks, the backbox’s latch/lock is missing.

The red lettering in the cabinet decals has been hand-colored in, with what appears to be magic marker, and it looks less than professional. The cabinet edges have numerous little nicks, as does the backbox. The apron is missing a screw on the right to anchor it to the playfield, but you can still grab hold of it to slide the playfield out/up.

The playfield itself shows no wear that I can see. No “planking” or bare wood. There are no ball trails, let alone wear spots. There is faint/minor wear in the edges of the Rats scoop and the Mystery/Jackpot hole. The ramps have faint ball trails and the left ramp has a fixing tab with a discrete crack and it is not entirely secure at its far point at the inlane – owing, I believe, to a missing screw, not damage. The Asylum, Castle, Cemetery, and Coffin toys all look fine, although the white paint that is supposed to suggest snow caps on the castle is a bit wrinkled here and there, and the Asylum has contracted and pulled away from the cabinet side by 1.5”. Also, there is a budding split in the leading edge of the playfield, affecting three of the ten plies. It is visible when you pull the playfield out/up to address the below-playfield electronics/mechs. It extends from the edge to about one inch forward, where it meets a factory-drilled hole. It does NOT progress beyond the hole. I will take a closeup photo and add it here.

There is slight/discrete evidence of oxidation/corrosion on the entire pin, excluding below the playfield, where there is very little. It’s possible that it was stored in a non-climate-controlled environment for years, allowing moist air to contact aluminum/steel surfaces, etc. The heads of the cabinet bolts show oxidation and in some cases rust. On the playfield, there is a wire “fence” that corrals the Mist ball ‘til it’s deployed. The fence has surface rust. There is a switch at the foot of the coffin whose contact shows surface rust. Numerous other screw heads on the playfield are either oxidized or show surface rust. If you’re thinking water damage, the gallery images of the dry, zero-mildew cabinet interior should dispel those thoughts. The backbox, too, seems to have been spared, as all the boards and connectors look great.

As far as function goes, it was described by the seller as “working 100%,” and I have no reason to doubt him. Obviously you can plug it in and do whatever diagnostics you need to when you see it, but be advised I will be wary of turning it on if it is very cold. I know it’s ridiculous to even suggest that a prospective buyer wouldn’t be able to play the pin, but we’ll have to choose a warmer afternoon if we can.


Thanks for your interest.


Item photos

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