the purpose of this site
was to create a place where good folks can hang out and see what pinball machines are actually selling for in the real world today.The Facts
our price database is not a guide based on speculation. We list actual sold prices based on information beleived to be true to the best of our knowledge. We want to show you the facts, and let you decide what a game is worth. This site does not set values on games, nor should it, this is just a tool to help better educate you to estimate game value for yourself. Your participation is encouraged, if you have recently sold a pinball game, submit your information and we will consider adding it to our database.
The site database has been corrupted and is currently being reconstructed, thank you for your understanding
Here is an update as of 1/31/17 :
as many of you know last summer the site experienced too much downtime on the server. We purchased a new hosting sever and needed help to transfer the database to the new hosting. A gentleman volunteered to help and assured me that our data was captured safely and moved t the new server. After months of no response back from him, we posted on Pinside that we needed some help to make the database function on the new server as it di on the old server. Another very nice gentleman stepped up to help and when he went to access all the sales data to properly configure the database, he informed me that the database was empty and all the sales records were lost during the transfer.
Since that time I have been painstakingly creating a new database and I have recovered almost all of the sales records from the site. The only sales records that were lost were those that were submitted as private sales by our users. All the sales prior to 2014 were recovered on my Excel file, and most auction info from 2014 to present was recovered from my notes or user posts to Pinside.
As of today, the new database is more detailed, and it is my intent to create a new search format that will be more user friendly than the previous version. I will attempt to integrate the data with php scripting that will display the results in an easy to understand format. The results will display the game title, sale date, sale location and state, condition, and notes if applicable. My estimation is that it will take about 60 more days or less to add all the sales data to the new database, and hopefully have the new version of this site fully function-able prior the the Allentown Pinfest in early May. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and this was the result of having to rely on someone else to move the data. This time I am creating the database and the php scripting myself if possible so this sort of thing does not happen again in the future.
If you submitted a pinball sale to us in the past and if you remember the details, then you can email me the information. Or if you have a recent sale that you would like to have included in the new database, then send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and you MUST include the IPDB# of the game, the date, city and state of the sale, and the condition.
Common notes may include the following abbreviations:
NIB = new in box; HER = high end restoration; LE = limited edition.
N/W = not working (complete EM games only)
decent = complete game, some wear, needs shopped
good = looks and mostly works fine with maybe some minor issues, and or some wear
nice = works 100%, very little wear, sparkling clean and shiny
excellent = near mint condition, very little use, no wear
Sales will NOT be included without the data mentioned above, and we reserve the right to verify your submission.