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The Professional - $500 *Not Mine in Ottawa*

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:47 am
by OTTOgd
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell ... Z428862333

Date Listed 05-Nov-12
$500.00
Navan, ON K4B 1J1, Canada

Pinball Machine, needs some TLC , some spare parts.

The NOT MINE ads!

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:38 am
by Azatotht
The old not mines thread died because of the new classifieds permissions.

Please now post all not mines here, in this single thread.

Rule is easy, if you dont own the game/parts/whatever you're posting, then it belongs here.

Thanks.

Surf Champ $100 obo NOT MINE

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:48 pm
by necro_nemesis

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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:42 pm
by jojob

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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:07 pm
by machine.slave
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell ... Z430247294

Doesn't want 1000 phone calls..... I'm sure the emails are just pouring in. ;)

Re: The NOT MINE ads!

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:34 am
by Kingston Pete
I came across a WMS Phoenix 1978 project yesterday. It's a bit of a barn find in the Kingston area. Backglass and playfield are in decent condition. Fade on cab. Lights up but doesn't boot. Seller is asking $350; I'm not sure what his bottom price is.

PM me if you want more details.

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:24 am
by Hammerhead

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:01 pm
by ken_cinder
Kingston Pete wrote:I came across a WMS Phoenix 1978 project yesterday. It's a bit of a barn find in the Kingston area. Backglass and playfield are in decent condition. Fade on cab. Lights up but doesn't boot. Seller is asking $350; I'm not sure what his bottom price is.

PM me if you want more details.


I have plenty of parts, especially thanks to Ian, if anyone grabs this and needs some.

I still don't have mine up and running mind you, I sent my boards off to a guy out west over a YEAR ago and still have not gotten them back. I'm hopeful I will however, he sent me some NVRAM adapters for my other games, I think he's just super busy.

Not a $350 game in non working condition though...

Re: The NOT MINE ads!

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:21 pm
by Dany64
Pour les intéressés d'une Tales from the Crypt...

http://qc.kijiji.ca/c-acheter-et-vendre ... Z433689045

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:35 pm
by Menace
The $3100 STTNG on Kijiji today didn't last long. And the seller mentioned a certain someone tried to scoop the game by offering more $$ after committing to selling to someone else.

Tisk tisk...

D

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:40 pm
by Azatotht
Menace wrote:The $3100 STTNG on Kijiji today didn't last long. And the seller mentioned a certain someone tried to scoop the game by offering more $$ after committing to selling to someone else.

Tisk tisk...

D


Someone offered more than $3100 ?

I assume these people drive prices down when they go to pick them up...

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:47 pm
by Menace
Azatotht wrote:Someone offered more than $3100 ?

I assume these people drive prices down when they go to pick them up...


My mistake, offered to send $$ sight unseen even though the seller committed to someone else. As for driving the price down on arrival, I wouldn't put it past them in the slightest as that would go hand in hand with the douchebaggery move on trying to snake the deal in the first place.

D

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:12 pm
by G-Man
Menace wrote:As for driving the price down on arrival, I wouldn't put it past them in the slightest as that would go hand in hand with the douchebaggery move on trying to snake the deal in the first place.


Yeah, I'm still undecided on whether the "offering more than asking price" thing is douchebaggery or not. People do offer above asking price on a house, so it's not the $$, it must be the timing of the thing. But if someone offers more money even after the sale, and says "call the other guy back and give him a chance to match my offer", then wouldn't that be acceptable ? And unless you tell the vendor NOT to tell the first guy, then you have no idea whether he will or not.

Then there's also the fact that 25% of "done" deals actually never come to fruition. The guy offering more money might be turned down by the vendor in favour of a buyer who never even shows up.

And then, perhaps the most random factor in all of this, what are the intentions/ethics of the guy with whom the vendor has the original sale ? For example, a guy jumps on a $2000 WW with intentions to flip it next week for $3000. Meanwhile, a guy who has been looking for one for his basement for a long time is willing to offer $2500 for it, even after the deal is supposedly "done." In this case, I'd say the pin-flipper is the bigger douchebag.

I'll have to think about it some more. :ugeek:

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:24 pm
by Menace
Glenn you make valid points, and you are correct it is never black and white unfortunately. I guess the difference here is I know the person who has "purchased" the STTNG pretty well, and this is not a case where the game will be "flipped" or the buyer not showing up after agreeing to purchase.

D

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:46 pm
by karmatose
I'm betting it was some guy named "Kevin" :geek:

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:27 pm
by OTTOgd
karmatose wrote:I'm betting it was some guy named "Kevin" :geek:

Not this 'Kevin'.

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:38 pm
by websherpa
Because I have limited means, I sometimes go in to Kijiji ads lower than asking price (but reasonable) and say something polite like

"I know this is lower than what you were asking, or anticipating, but it is what I can afford to pay for it (sight unseen, or detailing other conditions). You are likely to get better offers, but if you don't and want to sell (quickly, no strings attached or whatever the conditions might be), please give me a call."

I've successfully bought a few pins and slots with this kind of honest approach. Many sellers decide in the end they just don't like the whole "bargaining" aspect of Kijiji and would rather take a reasonable, "sight unseen" firm offer and quick pick up, than gamble on tire-kickers or "scoopers."

That being said, I've also had some people reneg on agreed deals before pick-up. I get disappointed, possibly miffed at the selfish "higher offerers" - but not angry with the seller. It's their property and the deal is not done until money or property exchange hands. I'd be less than enthused if the seller knew I was in the car on the way to pick-up when this occurs.

I could care less if someone flips UNLESS they're trying to flip one to me and I find out about it.

P.S. Does this discussion in a For Sale thread constitute potential "bullshit" :lol:

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:21 pm
by Ancient Games
All I have to say is I respect a seller who asks a reasonable price for a machine and sticks with it. Even after someone else repeatedly trys to offer more AND get there before the other person. Very respectable on the sellers part. IF you don't happen to be first in line then the seller needs to be smart enough and honest enough to tell everyone that there are others ahead who would like to have a look and IF it doesn't sell they will be informed. Simple. I can see you loosing your spot if you offer less than asking right from the get go when there are alot of other inquires. But if you agree to what they want then you should be confident you won't be bumped.

I've bought 3 machines total from Kijiji over 6-7years from non collectors. EACH seller had the same experience but stuck with the order. I don't have the interenet with me everywhere I go or an ap to tell me when pins come up. If I see a decent ad I respond. Be it 1hour or 10hours later. So I guess I was fortunate those times. Never would I ever offer more or try to push someone out who has arranged a deal or viewing with someone else. I would ask to be informed if it doesnt' sell. As a player/collector I think its wrong. But as a flipper or business I can see it happening. Which is why I doubt that anyone who offers more is doing it because they desire it for their collection. They want to make money.

I'm glad there are still respectable and honest sellers like this around.

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:43 am
by Hammerhead

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Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:16 pm
by Atomicboy
ken_cinder wrote:
Kingston Pete wrote:I came across a WMS Phoenix 1978 project yesterday. It's a bit of a barn find in the Kingston area. Backglass and playfield are in decent condition. Fade on cab. Lights up but doesn't boot. Seller is asking $350; I'm not sure what his bottom price is.

PM me if you want more details.


I have plenty of parts, especially thanks to Ian, if anyone grabs this and needs some.

I still don't have mine up and running mind you, I sent my boards off to a guy out west over a YEAR ago and still have not gotten them back. I'm hopeful I will however, he sent me some NVRAM adapters for my other games, I think he's just super busy.

Not a $350 game in non working condition though...


$100 for a working Phoenix is too much. PF makes for good wall art.

Re: The NOT MINE ads!

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:01 pm
by cooke
Atomicboy wrote:
ken_cinder wrote:
Kingston Pete wrote:I came across a WMS Phoenix 1978 project yesterday. It's a bit of a barn find in the Kingston area. Backglass and playfield are in decent condition. Fade on cab. Lights up but doesn't boot. Seller is asking $350; I'm not sure what his bottom price is.

PM me if you want more details.


I have plenty of parts, especially thanks to Ian, if anyone grabs this and needs some.

I still don't have mine up and running mind you, I sent my boards off to a guy out west over a YEAR ago and still have not gotten them back. I'm hopeful I will however, he sent me some NVRAM adapters for my other games, I think he's just super busy.

Not a $350 game in non working condition though...


$100 for a working Phoenix is too much. PF makes for good wall art.


Oh, puh-leease. You own a Pinbot. Your opinion on what constitutes a good vs. bad game is forever tainted and suspect.

Re: The NOT MINE ads!

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:18 pm
by Pinball Junkie

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Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:02 am
by Azatotht

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Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:37 am
by Azatotht

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Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:28 am
by Dany64