Well I finally attended my first auction, and it was quite exhilarating. Held in Pennsauken NJ on September 27th , It only took me 1 ½ hours to get there so Iím sure to go to the next one in November, and of course I bought something so all the Workshop pictures are updated.
After reviewing the mandatory reading "Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Games at an Auction" and gathering all the "tools of the trade" together in a bag, I set out to be there early enough to get my full 1 hour preview before the auction time. Good thing I did too because I snuck in the back door and added and extra ½ hour to my preview time and had the opportunity to snap some of the pictures below undisturbed.
To the left are 1 of 4 rows of Video Games!
The picture to the right is all the cocktail tables.. Most of them were not in the best of shape
One thing I like to correct in the "Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Games at an Auction" guide is that although it says that you shouldnít go for boards and parts, I find this statement to be false. The Auction started with just that! Tons of boards, wiring harnesses, control panel overlays, coin doors, etc.
I took down some of the going prices of the older stuff and things that are not as old but I still enjoyed playing, but with over 260 pinballís and videos, auctioning ran for 10 ½ hours before it was all sold and I couldnít write it all down.
The Pinball Row
All in all Iím as tired as Iíve ever been from standing in a warehouse all day but Iíd do it again in a heartbeat
Remember, this is a listing of the US Auctions, 9/27 show. I do not own any of the games listed here, Do not have any tie ins to the sellers or the auction personal, and will ignore all Email asking to by any of these games. My for sale area is here, not below. :-)
Donkey Kong $120
Donkey Kong Cocktail $ 95
Rally Bike Cocktail $190
Rally X Cocktail $140
Space Invaders Deluxe Cocktail $ 95 (had monitor problems)
Space Invaders Deluxe Cocktail $190
Mr Do! Cocktail $200
Arkanoid Cocktail $325
Pac Man Mini $405 (very clean!)
Out Zone $ 45
Thunder Fox $95
Centipede $250 (C+ condition)
Centipede Mini $260
Golden Axe $55
Pac Man $155
Ghost & Goblins $55 (Dedicated)
Rabbit Punch $65
Willow $55 (Dedicated)
Operation Wolf $280 (In Nice Shape)
Double Dragon II $65
Super Mario Bro. $35
Super Mario Bro. $25
Ms. Pac Man $320
Ms. Pac Man $455
Tempest $550 (Nice condition!)
Satan's Hallow $100
Crime Fighters $ 95 (4 Player, 2 monitors)
Street Fighter II $35
BurgerTime $280 (I bided on this but backed down)
Off Road $225
Q bert $145
Now THIS is old!
A great looking Temest!
The croud bids on the Pinballs!
The coin counter says you have inserted coin number
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