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frs
25th August 2006, 09:49 AM
I'm sure we've all seen the Scared Stiff on ebay at the moment. Looks like it might go unsold at $4500.

What interests me is the description "Extremely Rare" ..

Is it really? I played one on location in Bris probably a year ago, admittedly haven't seen one since, but it seems like every pin auction has Rare!, Extremely Rare!, Stupendously Rare!, Ludicrously Rare!, THIS MACHINE IS SO RARE IT MAKES ME WANT TO SHIT MY PANTS!, written on it somewhere.

So my question to the group: which of the modern Pins (ie DMD era) do you consider to be LEGITIMATELY hard to find in Oz?

GEE
25th August 2006, 09:58 AM
Yeah, I played a Scared Stiff at Melbourne airport only last week.

I am still trying to find a TOTAN and TOM to play. Perhaps they are rare(ish)?

Ric
25th August 2006, 10:30 AM
big bang bar

rarest of the DMD era pins -albeit now reproduced

for me rare is under a 1000 produced eg Voltan, Defender, Algar and anything that is proto or a European conversion (again low production runs)

something with a few thousand made is not rare albeit it MAY be hard to find

MadMikeAU
25th August 2006, 11:10 AM
In eBay jargon, RARE means "for sale"

elvis
25th August 2006, 11:11 AM
Everything in eBay is rare. In fact, eBay itself is so rare that it's damned lucky you managed to find the URL.

The Pinny Parlour
25th August 2006, 11:12 AM
Everything in eBay is rare. In fact, eBay itself is so rare that it's damned lucky you managed to find the URL.
What's the link again?

Foot
25th August 2006, 11:22 AM
Maybe ebay should offer different classifications of rare, you know like steak, medium rare, rare, blue

Wonder what pinball would be blue?:unsure

Foot

elvis
25th August 2006, 11:40 AM
eBay should include an automated script that searches for all instances of "rare" and "l@@k" and replaces them with the string "WARNING, I'M A ****WIT!".

That would be very useful.

bwodie
25th August 2006, 11:50 AM
thank **** its friday

Ric
25th August 2006, 11:56 AM
maybe the categories need to be changed

rare - collectables - coin-op

Wotto
25th August 2006, 12:14 PM
maybe the categories need to be changed

rare - collectables - coin-op

Yeah.....then EVERYTHING would be listed in THAT category:lol