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General Chat => 'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade => Topic started by: valentin27 on June 25, 2015, 09:55:41 PM



Title: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: valentin27 on June 25, 2015, 09:55:41 PM
Hey,

How much is the value of a dedicated Dragon's Lair.
Running a laserdisc player model LD-V8000 and Merlin Board.

Nice cab, missing side art.

Thanks !
valentin


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Level42 on June 26, 2015, 12:01:01 AM
I've seen this on UKVac forum and thought it would be a GREAT idea to have 1 (ONE) separate thread for ALL price valuation questions, discussions about prices etc.

This keeps forum sections free from lots of threads about this for every single game....

Bruno if you agree, this could be a sticky :D


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: DarthNuno on June 26, 2015, 07:26:08 AM
There's no huge 'market' about this game Europe, so hard to tell a price...
But is US, a such setup (Cinematronics one, nice cabinet, working with the merlin/LD-V8000 'enhancement') can easily go for $1500+
And as usual in our hobby, less if we are lucky, more if we are in a hurry to buy it!  ;)

I've seen this on UKVac forum and thought it would be a GREAT idea to have 1 (ONE) separate thread for ALL price valuation questions, discussions about prices etc.
This keeps forum sections free from lots of threads about this for every single game....
Bruno if you agree, this could be a sticky :D

Great idea, done!  :)


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Tyrem on June 26, 2015, 09:16:29 AM
Hey,

How much is the value of a dedicated Dragon's Lair.
Running a laserdisc player model LD-V8000 and Merlin Board.

Nice cab, missing side art.

Thanks !
valentin

is one for sale?


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: valentin27 on June 26, 2015, 04:01:45 PM
Yes, I know for sale - but I think it is too pricey


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Tyrem on June 26, 2015, 04:02:30 PM
Yes, I know for sale - but I think it is too pricey

how much would it be and where is it located?


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: valentin27 on June 26, 2015, 04:08:03 PM
Yes, I know for sale - but I think it is too pricey

how much would it be and where is it located?

If I don't buy it, I will let you know. There is also a converted Space Ace if you want.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Tyrem on June 26, 2015, 04:09:04 PM
Yes, I know for sale - but I think it is too pricey

how much would it be and where is it located?

If I don't buy it, I will let you know. There is also a converted Space Ace if you want.

yeah. looking for both machines. does not matter which one. ;)


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: valentin27 on June 26, 2015, 04:10:52 PM
Even a converted ? I can see what I can get for both.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Tyrem on June 26, 2015, 04:13:21 PM
Even a converted ? I can see what I can get for both.

dedpends. a dl that was coverted to a space would be ok if the cab is in good condition.
would be better to have a dedi though... but a converted would do.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Muerto on June 26, 2015, 11:04:25 PM
Someone should follow eBay on cab prices, oh wait , I know someone who do that all ready....


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Tyrem on June 27, 2015, 10:28:54 AM
i guess valtentin and i got contacted by the same guy via facebook about those games.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: valentin27 on November 22, 2015, 07:54:24 PM
Hey,

Would you guys know the value of untested Rally PCB.
This game from 1973 : http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9257

Thanks !
Valentin


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Q*ris on December 28, 2015, 09:33:51 PM
Taking the opportunity of the Christmas holidays to sort my storage a bit... there's still a lifetime of work to be done in there  ;)

What do you think these PCBs are worth? All working except Express raider and The last day.
Not for sale, just to give me a general idea.
Thanks!

Originals:
The combatribes
Battlecry
Golden axe
Altered beast
Outline (+1 spare PCB)
Bombjack
Non working: Express raider  (data east)
Non working: The last day

Bootlegs:
Street fighter 2
Double dragon
Cadillacs and dinosaurs
Kung fu master
Arkanoid  (+1spare pcb)
Storming party
Mr. Do (+1 spare pcb)
Dynamitblaster
Hook


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Q*ris on December 31, 2015, 10:17:56 AM
I can't believe I put all this work in my post above and for what?
Not a single answer!!!
I guess this means I'm not one of the 10 DLF members who are only answering to each other.
If I don't get an answer by tonight, I will leave the forum. >:(
...plus I will ritually burn a classic cab in my garden.

I will only come back from time to time whenever I'll have a question about arcade stuff.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Andreas_AUT on December 31, 2015, 10:40:52 AM
Lol QRis

Ok, here my answer: I dont know  :oops:

Bootlegs about € 50,-?


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on December 31, 2015, 11:00:48 AM
Thats a good decision Chris  ;) :D ;D

See Ya !


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Level42 on December 31, 2015, 11:15:05 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1f/fd/bb/1ffdbb42933984d1022549f7ba9a1799.jpg)



Seriously.........hate to see you go man .......







 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Really seriously....no idea. Too recent games for me to judge. I think Bomjack should be worth some money, fun game !


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Tyrem on December 31, 2015, 11:40:35 AM
 :D


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Q*ris on December 31, 2015, 04:53:41 PM
Thanks guys :) :)
I guess I'll stay one more year with you then!
Happy New Year to all the DLFers


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: kroustibat on December 31, 2015, 05:15:04 PM
system 16 cart can be pricey , altered beast can reach 120 to 150
and golden axe can go up to 180

bootleg , between 30 to 50

happy new year all !


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Q*ris on December 31, 2015, 05:23:43 PM
Thanks Krousti, good to hear from you! HNY to you + family too :)


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: kroustibat on December 31, 2015, 05:35:25 PM
yeah , 2015 is a year to forget quickly :) Happy new year !!! funily , i spent the afternoon playing beat them all with my 5 years old son too :P

tmnt is the favourite

Happy new year !


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: bartie on December 31, 2015, 06:21:18 PM
Happy newyear everybody


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: neocps1 on January 08, 2016, 01:18:47 PM
oops  :D


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: anunaki on January 08, 2016, 02:09:10 PM
I'd say Bombjack would be around 100 EU, although I'd never sell mine for that


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: neocps1 on February 01, 2016, 12:53:32 PM
Hello,

how much is worth an original congo bongo game board ?

thank you


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Belike on February 01, 2016, 02:18:40 PM
120-150 eur imho.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: neocps1 on February 02, 2016, 04:54:33 AM
thank you !


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: ckong on September 23, 2016, 11:35:27 AM
Need some price valuation for the following (upright) games cabinets:

- Joust arcade game, in good condition, crisp (NOS) monitor
- Ms. pac-man, good condition
- Juno first, very good condition
- Phoenix, very good condition
- Gyruss, very good condition
- Galaxian, very good condition
- Qix, decent condition
- Vanguard (Zaccaria), very good condition
- Bump 'n Jump, (very) good condition
- Nintendo VS with Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros, cab is in very good solid condition, CPO is perfect, body paintwork is so so.

and:
- Joust stencil set
- ms. pac-man stencil set (the good stuff, not the rubbish stuff from twobits

Not saying that I will sell them all, but better be prepared.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Glenn on October 29, 2016, 12:47:30 PM
Hi,

Can anybody help with price and possibly interest in my signed Leyland Dragons Lair 2. It seems to work with a Sony Lasermax 1550 but I need the Rom to fully test which I am after if anyone can help, sell or trade.

Pictures to follow, if I can work out how to out them up.


Thanks,

Glenn


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Overkilll on January 16, 2017, 07:22:20 PM
Hi Folks

I have this board

The Real World Boxing Championship - TAITO

100% working, but i can not find any information about this game, anyone know and help with one valuation ?

Thanks
Paulo


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Luigi on February 12, 2017, 03:44:59 PM
I'm thinking about selling my Galaxian.

Game is running, condition is OK (IMHO).

It has battlemarks like rusted and worn controlpanel, scratches mainly on the right side, the famous holes for a lock bar to secure the coin door, cig burns on the lower part of the bezel.

The monitor should be restored or replaced. Picture gets worse at the bottom and there's some red shining bar on the very bottom (see pics).


What do you think is it worth?

Thanks
Thorsten :)



Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Pinge on February 12, 2017, 04:34:31 PM
Dont know what it´s wort but I wouldnt mind buying it cheap  :lol:


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Luigi on February 12, 2017, 04:55:06 PM
Dont know what it´s wort but I wouldnt mind buying it cheap  :lol:


well, if the value is set to 1000€ then 600€ would be cheap....no? ;)

(don't think it's worth 1000 Euros, by the way)



Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Pinge on February 12, 2017, 08:05:49 PM
 :lol:
If you could put it on a pallet and send it to Sweden Ill give you the 600, especially if it includes shipping :D

Maybe you can throw it in the car and drive it here, you can get another game or two for it  :wink:


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Luigi on February 15, 2017, 11:11:30 AM
BUMP

No valuation at all for the Galaxian ?  ???


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Level42 on February 15, 2017, 11:18:25 AM
Dangerous area....

Galaxian isn't as common as it used to be. That makes it worth more than it was like 4 years ago. On the other hand.....some people think it's a boring game after some levels. That's because they don't understand it. Some even think there is a follow up game that is better. They don't understand it.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D

But it's really hard to put a price tag on machines these days IMHO....


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Wurstkopp on February 15, 2017, 12:13:34 PM
I'd say around 600-700
Good monitor: +50
Better condition of the sidearts: +100


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Belike on February 15, 2017, 02:31:07 PM
I would say 800 eur in this condition.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Luigi on February 15, 2017, 02:32:45 PM
Thanks guys, that's at least a point to start from :)


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Belike on March 29, 2017, 10:42:56 AM
Have a Taito Halley's Comet pcb, fully working with jamma adapter :)
Any ideas about its price?
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Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Kick on July 06, 2017, 05:30:45 PM
Hello what is the price for a
- Donkey kong
- Pacman
- Mario Bros


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Thwocker on July 06, 2017, 05:46:06 PM
€750 - €1500 in Europe
$300 - $1500 in USA


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Pinge on July 06, 2017, 09:30:38 PM
I was offered aproximatley 3000€ for my Donkey Kong...
Still have it Ofc... :D


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: kralleman on July 10, 2017, 05:36:06 PM
Hi!
I am looking to buy a Segasa Dog Fight but I don't want to rip the seller off. Any idea on what it is worth (working/non-working)?

EDIT: To clarify, condition is unknown except for what is in the picture. It should be complete but it is unknown whether it is working or not.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: DarthNuno on July 10, 2017, 06:02:08 PM
Hi!
I am looking to buy a Segasa Dog Fight but I don't want to rip the seller off. Any idea on what it is worth (working/non-working)?

EDIT: To clarify, condition is unknown except for what is in the picture. It should be complete but it is unknown whether it is working or not.

Such games usually go for very cheap as the demand is verrrrry low for theses. I would say 50-150€...


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Pinge on July 10, 2017, 06:34:46 PM
hey you got picture, looks a bit cloudy though *trollfacesmiley*


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Sivak on August 10, 2017, 05:55:39 PM
Hi, I´m looking to buy a Ms. Pac Man Cocktail with non working monitor. What would be a reasonable offer?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128531310@N02/35943171436/in/album-72157650454373938/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/128531310@N02/35943171436/in/album-72157650454373938/)

Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Q*ris on August 11, 2017, 02:04:19 PM
I'd say between 400$ and 500$ but the prices have gone through the roof lately.


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Sivak on August 11, 2017, 08:15:21 PM
I'd say between 400$ and 500$ but the prices have gone through the roof lately.

Many thanks!


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Muerto on August 12, 2017, 10:03:31 PM
I can't believe I put all this work in my post above and for what?
Not a single answer!!!
I guess this means I'm not one of the 10 DLF members who are only answering to each other.
If I don't get an answer by tonight, I will leave the forum. >:(
...plus I will ritually burn a classic cab in my garden.

I will only come back from time to time whenever I'll have a question about arcade stuff.

LOL Chris, you Sound like a n00b, tbh i did not see your post till now


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Q*ris on August 12, 2017, 10:22:10 PM
:)))) There was some "drama" around in the forum at that time, I was referring to that :)


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: Muerto on August 13, 2017, 12:31:21 PM
:)))) There was some "drama" around in the forum at that time, I was referring to that :)

Ah, sorry, thought you reffered to this topic  :)


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: namfreak on January 25, 2018, 05:56:58 PM
Sega After Burner II upright


Time has come to find my Sega Afterburner 2 a new loving home. Why am I letting it go? This was one of my Holy Grail cabs, having spent a lot of cash on it as a kid, but with a 10+ years of ownership I’m now hankering after an older vertical shooter.
I like to think of a collection of arcade games as constantly fluid, this being a case in point.
I wanted to find a really nice one in the first place, not some restoration project and this one doesn’t disappoint.
It has the benefits of being a very nice example to begin with, and then being owned subsequently by 2 arcade enthusiasts
Past history:
This was placed in seasonal use in caravan park in Norfolk, and so it escaped the usual seaside / town centre arcade abuse
It was then purchased privately in 2001 and sat in a home gamesroom. I purchased it in 2007.
It’s in full working order and the coin counter shows 59,493 plays
Good points:
Really good side art and T moulding
Really good silver monitor mask, monitor plexi and decals
Crisp, clear, colourful monitor that has not yet required a rebuild
Very nice joystick and control buttons
Cabinet structure really good
All original inside – has not been hacked about with
Full set of keys
Cleaned inside and out
Lots of spare parts
Detailed log of past history and work since in my ownership (5 pages)

Bad points:
3” chunk out of lower right corner of cabinet. It’s never really bothered me and so I never got round to repairing it
RH jet decal is missing

Work to cab:
When I took charge of the cab the Warning and Lock On lights didn’t work. On closer inspection there was no lamps behind the mask! The correct Sega lamps were sourced from Andy Geezer at Sega Shed (and there are 3 spare ones stored in the cabinet) and the relevant fuse was changed to enable them

The warning light lenses were cracked and mismatched. I sourced new matching lenses from Video Game Parts in the USA and fitted to the monitor mask.
A few genuine Sega security screws have been fitted where they were missing.
Spare Parts:
•     Complete wiring harness with all plugs, transformers, PSU, Solid State Relay boards and Sound Amp
•     NOS monitor mask decals, instruction plate, yellow start button from Video Game Parts in USA
•     Replacement Solid State Relays
•     Reproduction side art decals made by David Garcia (Mikonos) from Spain purchased via his “Declarts” website
•     NOS potentiometers, joystick switches and springs – found in cabinet when purchased
•     Original Sega After Burner manual
•     Original Hantarex MTC 9000 monitor manual
•     Flyback (boxed) and cap kit (bagged) for Hantarex 9000
It currently plays via the service switch inside the coin door, where I press for multiple coin ups. It’s been stored in a temperature controlled gamesroom
It is totally original and has not been fully restored. I’ve resisted restoring it over the years as it doesn’t really need it.
So there it is, a good honest cab that has been cared for and maintained to full working order, with spare parts for the future and a fair bit of interesting history (full history supplied to buyer)
It’s located in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. I’d recommend pick up or Martin the Delivery Man. At a push I could deliver in my estate car for a fee to be agreed.
It’s very nice cab that has been indulged great care and comes with a host of spare parts that in themselves are worth hundreds.
I’ve seen others on ebay that always seem to be flawed – either badly damaged side art, monitor mask or missing the curved smoked monitor plexi/ As you can see this is neither.

Whilst I know what I paid for it 10 years ago and what I’ve spent on the spares and side art, I’m seeking the community’s thoughts on a fair valuation of the cab and all the parts that would come with the sale – reflecting current market value.

If anyone can give me guidance on how to upload photos to this forum I have many images I can post


Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: namfreak on June 20, 2018, 09:52:40 PM
RESTORED dedicated SPACE ACE

Might be time to find my RESTORED dedicated Space Ace a new home.

As fans of the Laser Disc genre will know, this was released in 1984 following 1983’s success of Dragon’s Lair. Space Ace was made by the same animator that produced Dragon’s lair (Don Bluth) and features amazing full blown animation on a laser disc.

This version is very rare in that it is in it’s own “dedicated” cabinet (some call the style “inverted”)
Often you see Space Ace’s in the same style cabinet as Dragon’s lair – either as originals or having been converted from a Dragons lair.

Past history:
Purchased as a wreck from Vectorman (John Yates) form the USA in 2004, missing many parts
Imported to the UK as part of a 40’ container load
Subject to a very detailed restoration process over 2 years. As a result this is now one of the best examples of this machine out there – possibly better than factory!

Good points:
What can I say, it received a full restoration!
Due to cabinet damage and mismatched vinyl coverings, the cab was split apart back to “flat pack” state as part of the resto. One individual within the community didn’t agree with this approach at the time, claiming it spoiled originality. You decide!

Repaired original panels and newly made panels (using originals as patterns to copy from) were all covered in Bison Black vinyl. As the original blocking was destroyed in splitting the cab apart, new blocking was stapled into place. A new back door had to be fabricated.

New T moulding and NOS side art (specific to the dedicated cabinet) was sourced from the USA

Rebuilt Electrohome G07 monitor chassis installed as the cab originally came with only the tube!

PCB was rebuilt with new capacitors. The game currently operates using a Sony LDP laserdisc player which utilises a Hi tech conversion card to allow compatibility with the original hardware
Still runs on US 110V using an external step down transformer
Original wiring harness that thankfully has not been hacked about with

The original steel control panel was badly bent and so a small production run was made from a local metal press shop to make a replacement available. Officially licensed repro CPO was applied to the CP and the CP wiring harness rebuilt.

New Wico redball joystick and buttons to CP

Coin door, CP, marquee rails, coach bolts all repainted in Plasti Kote satin black

Full set of keys
Cleaned inside and out
Detailed log of past history and work since in my ownership (18 pages)

Bad points:
I can’t think of any. This was restored with the intention of it being a minter – to do justice to an already rare machine. I do believe the finish on this machine is better than factory.

Work to cab:
Extensive. There was a restoration thread on J+ but that’s now sadly gone. This is one of the best out there.
I kept a detailed restoration log of all the work which can be discussed with any genuinely interested parties, and would of course be supplied to any new owner.

It currently set for Free Play. It’s been stored in a temperature controlled gamesroom

So there it is, a beautiful and very honest cab that is a piece of arcade history. It’s been indulged great lengths in it’s restoration and care and has been maintained to the highest working order.

So despite the time, effort and money I’ve ploughed into it, I’m seeking the community’s thoughts on a fair valuation of the cab – reflecting current market value.



Title: Re: <<< Game valuation / Price discussions >>>
Post by: baritonomarchetto on August 31, 2018, 06:48:27 AM
You have my three most iconic games in a row up there ...
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