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    Default Really cool space themed arrangeball

    I saw this and it really caught my eye; cool graphics and nice colors! Figured I’d share. I wonder when it was manufactured?

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp...0#&gid=1&pid=1

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    Super cool-have never seen that one before.
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    Rad!!

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    Default Re: Really cool space themed arrangeball

    Now that's what I'm talking about! Never seen one with the upper win tray quite like that

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    Quite the bidding war going on after this beauty! Too rich for me now...



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    Default Re: Really cool space themed arrangeball

    Quote Originally Posted by lotsoballs View Post
    Quite the bidding war going on after this beauty! Too rich for me now...



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    It's common that things like this are worth more in Japan than in North America since the market is deeper. But approx $800 USD doesn't seem too crazy, but only good for a domestic deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cait001 View Post
    It's common that things like this are worth more in Japan than in North America since the market is deeper. But approx $800 USD doesn't seem too crazy, but only good for a domestic deal.
    Yep, it’s the inverse of the pachinko market here where nice vintage machines and arrangeballs can be had in the $50-200 range while newer 1-2 year old machines that sell for pennies on the dollar in Japan ($100-150) go for insane $700-several thousand range once imported to the US!

    Sadly I think new pachinkos are going to remain a very niche market in the US until there’s someone who can import a shipping container full of them to get the price down to a level the beginner level pachinko collector can reasonably afford to buy new machines to keep them interested in the hobby. ($300-500 range) Hopefully Clover steps up and gets a big new shipment; it’s been over 2 years since the last one!

    I think that arrangeball will probably hold its value well regardless due to the theme/condition! Wonder if somebody on here got it?


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    Default Re: Really cool space themed arrangeball

    $200 arrangrballs? What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cait001 View Post
    $200 arrangrballs? What?
    Haha, well apparently nobody wants that $50 “Chinese bar slot machine” aka arrangeball that’s been listed on FB for weeks! I’ve seen em go cheap on eBay too (I can only assume) usually someone contacts seller directly and posting quickly disappears so it can be sold privately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lotsoballs View Post
    Haha, well apparently nobody wants that $50 “Chinese bar slot machine” aka arrangeball that’s been listed on FB for weeks! I’ve seen em go cheap on eBay too (I can only assume) usually someone contacts seller directly and posting quickly disappears so it can be sold privately.


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    Link me that Facebook ad?
    I've bought via eBay twice, but they've always been like barn finds, and needed a BUNCH of work. Not even done them yet, actually. $250-$300 for one that isn't working but is complete does seem proper, because that's what those were.

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    Ahhh found the Facebook ad. "Needs resistor on board" seems scary but for $50 a good project!
    Not many people willing to do that kind of board work I guess.

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    Default Re: Really cool space themed arrangeball

    a resistor is just a soldered joint at each end, and that age, it will not be a surface mounted componet. resistors are a couple of pence.

    BUT

    How does seller know there is just a resistor fault? All sounds a bit (Sea Story) to me.
    then again at $50. its a bargain, working or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    a resistor is just a soldered joint at each end, and that age, it will not be a surface mounted componet. resistors are a couple of pence.

    BUT

    How does seller know there is just a resistor fault? All sounds a bit (Sea Story) to me.
    then again at $50. its a bargain, working or not.
    Exactly, I wouldn't trust that diagnosis LOL.
    We have a saying in pinball, "oh I bet it's just a fuse..."

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    Default Re: Really cool space themed arrangeball

    A very cool arrangeball with a fever drawer and a digital display above the grid. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g375031953
    one GO pocket is taped up though.

    and a regular Miracle Arrangeball: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q316262529
    (my favourite style)

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    Default Re: Really cool space themed arrangeball

    Quote Originally Posted by cait001 View Post
    A very cool arrangeball with a fever drawer and a digital display above the grid. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g375031953
    one GO pocket is taped up though.

    and a regular Miracle Arrangeball: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q316262529
    (my favourite style)
    Too bad both listed as “junk” “unconfirmed operation” Who’s feeling lucky?!

    Who knows; probably just needs a fuse or new transistor.


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    Default Re: Really cool space themed arrangeball

    I picked up a few arrangeballs off yja labeled as junk and they work fine. I did get burned on one though and it’s always a bit of a risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmadog View Post
    I picked up a few arrangeballs off yja labeled as junk and they work fine. I did get burned on one though and it’s always a bit of a risk.
    What were your shipping costs on each?
    I find almost everything except brand new pachinkos are labeled as "junk" on YJA

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    they're labeled as junk to absolve the seller of responsibility. i haven't shipped anything in awhile but shipping was about 350 or so and I'd receive the arrangeball in 3-4 days. expensive but yja is the best source for arrangeballs especially for models that were never shipped over here (of which there were many) to be sold commercially. i've bought around 7 off of yja over the years.
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    Junk means untested

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    人生に必要なもの。それは勇気と想像力、そして少しのお金だ。

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