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For sale: Huge Fish Tales Project in Reno NV

Added: 2019-05-21 00:57:34 UTC • Ended: May 21st, 2019
Condition: As is

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$ 800 (Firm)

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Item description

Alright. So this Fish Tales is beyond my attention span to work with at the moment. I bought this machine with the intention of robbing the coin door but realized it was not the right door for the game I wanted to use it on. Then the machine grew on me, and I’m sure that even if it was the right door, I couldn’t bring myself to axe it. It had already been picked apart before I got it, but it can still be saved in the right hands.

I cannot embellish this game at all. It is bad. There are no boards, no power transformer, no topper, no glass, no legs, no DMD, no translite. There is humidity damage and rodent stank. The inserts on the playfield are lifted (could probably be repaired?).

The good? Nothing proprietary is missing as far as I can see. If you find the parts and have the time, this game can certainly be rescued. It was destined to be parted by those who owned it, but in complete honesty, it can be saved. And I’d like to see that done. If the machine doesn’t sell, I will reconstruct it eventually. But the other projects I have right now take priority. FT was never really on my want list, so I’d love to see it go to someone who’s been wanting one instead.

I will not sell any parts off this game. It’s teetering that fine line between total loss and salvageable. I’d rather not make it any worse. The apron is included, just not pictured.

$800. Weekend delivery within 4 hours of Reno NV available for the price of gas, lunch, and tolls if applicable. Shipping is not available, sorry.

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Reno, NV, US


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