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Hi guys. Need help please. I've been approached by somebody with a Surf Champ. Been in the home for years not played. Trying to find out if it's a game that's fun to play by EM standards. I have a Fireball and 4 Million BC and enjoy them, but not a big EM person. Also, any idea of value? Consider it average playfield etc and non working relatively. I have not gone to see due to elderly owner and Covid but want to be prepared before figuring this out. Ultimately, it's being sold so if I don't buy it, I can arrange a fellow collector to get it. I will probably bring to my house for ease but all sale price will go to the owner. I'm not reselling it, just helping out an elderly neighbour. TIA

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Hi Medvet

For me surf champ is one of the best Gottlieb EM from this area. She had everything, spinner, drop target, pop bumper... i really like it when a owned one... don't really follow the market right now, so I can't help you with this...
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Well hello there!
"pre covid" prices were 500-1000 for that pin, depending on condition of course.
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and now double post covid
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EM non working, great title, ok condition, i said somewhere under 1k$. Prices increase so much, people have more money and offers are now higher than ever!
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I just sold the sister pin, Surfer (2-player) for $1000. Backglass and cabinet were rough, but the playfield was in above average shape and it was working.

Sale thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=27019&p=229762&hil ... er#p229762
The photos have been taken down though - sorry.

The gent I sold it to is already redoing the entire cabinet here: viewtopic.php?p=230033#p230033

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Fantastic pin and well worth owning. One of the best Gottlieb multiplayers in my opinion. In nice shape, fully working and shopped, I think $1,500 to $1,800. Adjust from there based on condition and work required.
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10 000$ by Christmas
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Mrhide wrote:
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I know someone who has one for sale in very good condition if you're interested
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Update. The game is being delivered this weekend to me by a son and I will go over it and take good pics etc. I will clean it up and check it over for her. If we end up passing on it, I will offer it for sale for the owner for pick up only from my place. As I said previously, this is to help out an elderly neighbour who has to downsize. Thanks for all the advice guys. Very appreciated.

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