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Florida Arcade and Pinball Collectors => Buy/Sell/Trade/Auction => Topic started by: petechrisjnr on October 14, 2020, 11:50:27 PM

Title: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: petechrisjnr on October 14, 2020, 11:50:27 PM
I still have for sale my WOZ,I could not sell it because I got very few reasonable price due to distance but I am open to whatever deal anyone has at this point.
  It is still in a great condition and ready for a new home and I'm asking $6000 shipped.
Please PM me for more details if interested.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: k7 on October 14, 2020, 11:54:20 PM
very good price. there's a fake green one on pinside at $6000. yours is legit.  :)

(http://villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;ts=1539750470;topic=40037.0;attach=43817;image)
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: petechrisjnr on October 15, 2020, 12:15:58 AM
Used it since posted but still in a great shape.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: the architect on October 15, 2020, 12:08:31 PM
Hey Zeus that’s a good deal!
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 15, 2020, 12:48:17 PM
Pm sent..
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: AABatteriesOnly on October 15, 2020, 01:00:37 PM
Someone please buy this immediately. My bank account is screaming
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: Knight Shift on October 15, 2020, 01:13:43 PM
I sent a PM early this morning that I would buy it, just waiting on the response
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 15, 2020, 02:33:05 PM
Yeah.. I pmd him last night as well..
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: pinmaniac on October 15, 2020, 02:39:19 PM
Edited
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 15, 2020, 02:41:45 PM
I've been discussing it with him. I'm relatively new to this, but offered to buy it. Ill update the thread as I hear more. Sorry if I didnt do this right to post when I first pmd..
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 15, 2020, 04:51:04 PM
We're excited.. sounds like its new home will be Jacksonville.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: busa32927 on October 15, 2020, 06:18:54 PM
wow   didnt know thwre was so much love for woz.  its a great game
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 16, 2020, 12:50:15 PM
Hello everyone.. I have to update this with buyer beware. Things were going well until the seller sent me an address that was an apartment building and told me it is in the garage. The apartments don't have garages. Seller has no paypal, communicated by email only. While asking about these inconsistencies he reached out to another village member and said its available. Im out. I recommend everyone else is too. This machine has been for sale by the same person since Sept of 2018. I could be wrong, but just think its too good to be true.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: Tecumseh Plissken on October 16, 2020, 01:03:59 PM
 :o :-\
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: DEXTER on October 16, 2020, 02:14:37 PM
If it smelts like shit it probably is. Anyone here had any experience with seller? Price did seem low to me. 
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 16, 2020, 02:27:35 PM
Was supposed to call me at his lunch break, instead he logged on here and offered it to another member. Did not send updated pics to me. Says he's the original owner  so he paid $9k-10k renting a $750-1000 apartment according to the address he sent. Not saying its not possible but I'd think unlikely.. pics on the listing are identical to those listed 2 yrs ago on multiple sites and here in the past.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 16, 2020, 03:18:22 PM
He just reposted it on planetarypinball for $7k..
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: Pinner on October 16, 2020, 03:35:21 PM
Sounds like a job for...RoboCop!!
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: duderegular on October 16, 2020, 03:48:13 PM
That pic looks european as well.... Single coin slot and round electric plugs in the wall. Smells fishy folks....
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: smokinhos on October 16, 2020, 04:38:52 PM
Stopped responding to everything after I called it out. Moving on.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: Pchdetc on October 16, 2020, 05:25:27 PM
I cant tell from the pic 100% but wall outlet looks like round wall electrical cords. Not US electrical plugs. Maybe someone could verify that pic. Also,I also thought it looked odd... 3 posts from joining in Sept 2018.. Thought I had seen he had it marked as location was Dallas TX, No location in his avatar now Hmmmm. Maybe he "moved".
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: redlightracer on October 16, 2020, 06:26:23 PM
Hate f'n scammers. OP needs to move out of moms basement!!! Jack ass!
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: k7 on October 16, 2020, 09:27:41 PM
lol. i should post our PM, smokinhos.  about the safety checks.   :)


but, i have to put this here.

*he listed it 2 years ago at $7000. not a blow out price, that was actually market back then for this title.

*he didn't bump the post.

*lot of patience to wait a year, then come back, and post the exact game again, and after a year, only took $1000 off. when there are much better "throw-money-at-this" titles.

*apartments can have separate garages. and rent at some apartments can run you $10,000+ a month.

*the pic is a little off with resolution (we be hi def nowadays), and the round plugs, but anyone can changed a plug end for 4 bucks, so that didn't raise any red flags.


saying that. i reverse search everybody and google map the hood i'm headed to.

and i buy nothing i can't put hands on.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: DEXTER on October 17, 2020, 06:36:23 AM
lol. i should post our PM, smokinhos.  about the safety checks.   :)


but, i have to put this here.

*he listed it 2 years ago at $7000. not a blow out price, that was actually market back then for this title.

*he didn't bump the post.

*lot of patience to wait a year, then come back, and post the exact game again, and after a year, only took $1000 off. when there are much better "throw-money-at-this" titles.

*apartments can have separate garages. and rent at some apartments can run you $10,000+ a month.

*the pic is a little off with resolution (we be hi def nowadays), and the round plugs, but anyone can changed a plug end for 4 bucks, so that didn't raise any red flags.


saying that. i reverse search everybody and google map the hood i'm headed to.

and i buy nothing i can't put hands on.

Lessons from the Master.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: busa32927 on October 17, 2020, 11:39:52 AM
i know of a yellow brick road version that i think is still available.  lmk if any is interested
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: wackenhut on October 17, 2020, 02:51:43 PM
But seriously...a WOZ LE for 6K Shipped. Seems totally out of line.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: k7 on October 17, 2020, 04:16:19 PM
i know of a yellow brick road version that i think is still available.  lmk if any is interested

this is a cool dude, and he's got it listed for $2000 under MSRP:

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/102108






But seriously...a WOZ LE for 6K Shipped. Seems totally out of line.

it is a stretch, but they can and do sell for under $7000, and when he reposted this one at $6000, there was a green powdercoated WoZ on pinside for $6000...it was not a limited version.

so really....was not much of a stretch, except it wasn't in florida. i always have an issue with a machine being sold on a florida/georgia based website that's not in florida or georgia...the couple of members outside of our zone (who contribute in the forums) are the exceptions.

now, the fun part of scam....go find that picture that he posted on flickr, yahoo, google, ebay.UK auction. when i can do that, it's a nice warm fuzzy feeling. :P
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: wackenhut on October 17, 2020, 05:28:14 PM
Yep, but just means he was selling for about 5,700 when you factor in shipping!
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: k7 on October 18, 2020, 01:27:39 AM
well, the fact there's no response post from the seller, is just 1 more big ass red flag waving in the wind. ;D






here's smokinhos PM with me, discussing this machine:

Quote from: smokinhos on October 15, 2020, 12:51:41 PM
Hello.. I dont know you, but based on the respect from this group I trust your judgment. Asking for advice if you could share.looking to add a couple pins but can't really afford nib. I wasn't necessarily looking for WOZ but the one listed sounds like a pretty good deal. Thoughts? We enjoyed it as a family. Maybe theme isn't our favorite but not a turn off. Thanks. And if you'd rather not comment u totally understand. I appreciate your posts and banter on here. Fun stuff

me: i'm very opinionated. :P
   that woz is a good price on paper. he had it up for sale a while ago, for 7 grand. i grabbed the picture from that thread.
   everything pinball is overpriced right now. i mean, at the shop, we sold a used jurassic premium for $8000 today. it's straight up stupid.
   for me, i have to stand in front of a machine to test it, check it, ask the history on it, all that good stuff.
   but on paper...it's a good price. i even cross checked what was on pinside, and nothing close.
   if you like WoZ, it's good. i can't do that theme in large chunks, but it's an epic light show and fun shooter overall.


   Quote from: smokinhos on October 15, 2020, 08:25:14 PM
Thank you. Going to take a swing at it. We all like it and for $6k i too agree that it seems on the lower end of sale prices. He said it has 243 plays now and is perfect. Talked to Michelle about shipping, so just waiting on info to set up delivery and payment. Really had my eye on willy and GB premium, but can't touch either for under 7500. I think AIQ will be perfect fir the fam too, but it will be some time before a good priced used premium is available. The New GnR looks sweet, but not sure I can do fat axl over and over again.. even though I really like GnR. Thanks for your thoughts. If it doesn't work out, my guess us we can trade or sell it. Hoping woz is a keeper for a while.

me: just make sure the guy is real. he has 3 posts...you're shipping in a pinball.
   have him shoot a video of it working...newspaper or something that shows he owns it. pinside credit or an account that is traceable. google search his name. trace the phone number.
   good luck.  :)
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.***Sold***
Post by: petechrisjnr on October 19, 2020, 08:16:31 PM
I did give the gentleman my phone number,he never called or returned my call and for personal reasons I decided not to sell years ago but i just concluded a sale.

***Sold***
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: weeze on October 19, 2020, 08:25:45 PM
OK , so now I am confused. But see when you are a legend in your own time see you are going to get the occasional crook
 Speaking of crooks, anyone else getting the " your warranty just expired on your vehicle" calls? Its been probably several dozens by now and they do it with what seems like a couple dozen different phoney numbers. They fill up my block call list.
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.***Sold***
Post by: DEXTER on October 19, 2020, 08:53:33 PM
I did give the gentleman my phone number,he never called or returned my call and for personal reasons I decided not to sell years ago but i just concluded a sale.

***Sold***

How can we not block this guy off the Village?
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.
Post by: number six on October 19, 2020, 09:24:03 PM
There are some red flags here but it doesn't seem cut and dried that anything truly nefarious went down. Most scammers don't lurk for 2 years.

That said, when dealing with any high dollar item keep your wits about you.

As always NEVER EVER send/wire money to ANYONE you don't personally know or have somehow had in-person verification on.


Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.***Sold***
Post by: k7 on October 19, 2020, 10:51:32 PM
I did give the gentleman my phone number,he never called or returned my call and for personal reasons I decided not to sell years ago but i just concluded a sale.

***Sold***

who bought it?   :)

this was listed on 4 websites back in 2018. the village was the only actual website to buy/sell pinball machines. :)
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.***Sold***
Post by: petechrisjnr on October 20, 2020, 12:18:50 AM
who bought it?   :)

this was listed on 4 websites back in 2018. the village was the only actual website to buy/sell pinball machines. :)

Sold on MR Pinball.

 Thanks for asking ;D
Title: Re: FS: Wizard of Oz Emerald City Limited Edition.***Sold***
Post by: k7 on October 20, 2020, 12:43:04 AM
Sold on MR Pinball.

 Thanks for asking ;D

damm! that one did not pull up thru google archives.

what state are you in now?