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FS Treasure Cove Restored AFM * New price $10000 without ColorDMD

Discussion in 'Pinball Machines / Parts FOR SALE' started by atariaction, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. atariaction

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    I had a couple people asking about price. Pinside says average value is $7120 - $8280 USD. Seeing as how mine is high end restored I would say mine is at least the full value but lets call it $8000USd which is about $10500 CAD. Add in the color DMD and that takes us to $11000. Pretty much what I have into it. So that is the price. $11000 CAD. Thanks!
     
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    I can’t comment on value but I have played this machine and it is amazing- I haven’t played another AFM that comes close. GLWS Mike.
     
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    Thanks Mike!
     
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    Here is a link to pics:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8riga313hiznw5z/AAAWY3dT9aa4LSyx3HIXOFXga?dl=0

    I believe the ramps and plastics are new from the Treasure Cove restore

    Clearcoated playfield

    New cabinet and head decals

    Bill Ung saucer mod

    Side and back Pinblades

    I added translucent flipper rubbers, sling shot rubbers and post sleeves. They take on light and have a cool glowing effect

    Color dmd

    I added cabinet button vinyl protectors

    All led'd and I think all flashers too

    Custom apron cards

    Target decals

    original manual

    etc..
     
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    FYI there's a typo in the title of your Kijiji ad. Says 'Attach' instead of 'Attack'.
     
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    Aha cool thanks man!
     
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    New price $10750
     
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    Would you ever consider a trade?
     
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    What did you have in mind?
     
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    New price $10500
     
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    Will do $10000 without color dmd (I'll put a standard DMD in) or $10500 with color dmd.
     
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    Better include a pingulp at this price because AFMr Classic Edition is going down to $6k USD new in box :eek:
     
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    Noooooooooooooooo! I don't know what is worse news. $6k USD AFMr or the idea of losing a pingulp!!!!!
     
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    What about the MB at $14K? That might be why it is off the market. With all due respect, those days are gone IMO. Even with those who like the original pin for ease if repair, you would have to have very deep pockets to spend $14K VS $7850+tax for a MBr Classic. He missed the wave on that one.

    This AFM is at least a quality restore and would be similar coin to the CE. Interesting times ahead!
     
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    $14k for a nice original MB with decal wrinkling around the legs... I think I will pass. The seller clearly missed the boat anyways and I think the most I have seen a nice local MB fetch is around $12.5k which was bigbossfan's a few years ago. He sold to some collector in QC with that crazy gameroom that looks like the inside of a cathedral church.
     
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    new AFM and MB for that matter are not the same MIKE you should know that lol
     
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    I sold mine this year for 12K
     
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    I've never been one to jump in on these online MM vs MMR debates that usually end up in arguments. To me they are both the same in the sense the shots are the exact same but what's underneath is what makes them different. Of course there are/were problems on remakes such as CGC sending out difusers to make the text more readable on the inserts however there are some great enhancements made on these remakes like the completely re-drawn coloured dots.

    I almost put down a deposit on an MMR right after it was announced at Expo but I managed to get myself a nice undocumented HUO original MM for $12.5k. I crunched some numbers and a new MMR would have run me just a little over $10k but there was no ETA from CGC on when they would be produced. I was a bit worried that if MMR ever became a reality I stand to lose $2.5k or more in resale right if I ended up not liking the game. Fortunately I do enjoy the game very much and still have it 4 years later with no plans of selling it. You can't or don't always have to make a profit when selling a game after all isn't this supposed to be a hobby? Another concern I had was the new boards used in MMR were mostly surface mounted components and what would happen if one of the boards blew up? What if CGC's plan was one and done? That would mean you have to hope someone like Menace (aka Doug) would be able to repair your existing board or you would have to find another beat but working MMR to cannibalize to keep your game up and running. Think back in the 90's/00's for WPC95 games and AV boards would die and operators were parting NBA Fastbreaks and Congo's to keep their MM's running and earning on route. It's great news that CGC is on re-make #3 and hopefully #4 soon because this should mean replacement or reproduction boards might be more readily available in the future.

    I'm also glad I went the original route because I have other WPC95 games I could interchange parts with to test/troubleshoot, reproduction parts are readily available like boards and most importantly I got to enjoy playing my MM for 2.5 years instead of following the daily bickering on MMR progress on pinside. The flip side to this from an MMR or any remake owner's perspective is they are paying top dollar for something that is new instead of 20+ years old and could careless about servicing their own game in the future. Bottom line is remakes are good for the hobby because it gives old and new collectors the chance to own a popular sought after title that has otherwise become out of reach.

    Lastly William I have no doubt about any of your game's condition and I know you take very good care of them too. I also don't doubt your ability to restore a game from ground up and I've seen your wood working skills which are top notch. I also know how meticulous you can be because you did the playfield swaps twice on your original MM because you weren't happy with the issues found on the first repro playfield. For your asking price of $14k for MB I think you should re-do the cabinet and install new decals or lower your price and throw in a $20 set of pincab protectors. Maybe you should also consider reaching out to luch and invite him up for some beers so he can help you take better pictures too because look at how fast he sold his WPC leg plates :p
     
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