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    @Ryza whats the title? there may be someone here willing to buy this clunker instead of someone paying freight that's worth more than the game. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryza View Post
    This might be dumb but how do you get the backbox to stay at the front of the machine (versus the back) if its vertical?
    They used to have a cardboard box that sat over the neck and laid on top of the playfield glass up to the head as a spacer so the head had no where to go if the box was inverted. This box did have the legs clipped in it at that stage. The legs were later moved into a box that loosely traveled inside the cabinet and the upper box was replaced with a cardboard frame that become the suitable head spacer.
    The legs them moved from inside the cabinet to a box that traveled beside the pinball but still inside the machine's box.
    By that time, the heads were now being hinged so the box or spacer went from the bottom of the head to the top of the head much like they travel these days.
    Just a bit of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railways View Post
    @Ryza whats the title? there may be someone here willing to buy this clunker instead of someone paying freight that's worth more than the game. Just a thought.
    My guess is it's a Cosmic Princess as it's the only Stern SS that you would not easily find in the States as they were only manufactured in OZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard.m View Post
    My guess is it's a Cosmic Princess as it's the only Stern SS that you would not easily find in the States as they were only manufactured in OZ.
    My $10 is on his less than spectacular Quicksilver, they bring silly money these days in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleazius View Post
    You want LCL freight (less-than container load). Get a skid that is the size of the machine. Pack it on its end, ratchet it down with plenty of wrapping. As others have said, itís non-stackable, so you have to pay for all the air above the pallet, cut it to size if you can. Itís the difference between paying $800 and $1800.

    I canít give you any recommendations because all of the freight companies have ripped me off at one point or another. They are a law unto themselves. My favourite was being stung for $800 this year because I wanted to pick up a game rather than have them deliver it, also $800.

    My honest advice is unless this is a very good friend it wonít be worth the effort on what sounds like a boat anchor anyway.
    You've obviously never been to a good freight company. Coming from someone whos family owns a freight company

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    In all honesty I can say its probably not worth it to send overseas for one machine.. youll be paying a lot more then you bargain for. Like others have said air would be the fastest and probably safest option but it will cost you more $. LCL obviously less expensive but more risk although less expensive. Youll wanna ship DAP or FOB just depends how much responsibility for the cargo you want until it reaches the shore in USA.
    I can do you up a proper quote Monday so you can see what your in for if you like. Unless he wants to cover a majority of the shipping cost to get it there

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    Ask Greta - she might suggest a sail boat and charge an offset carbon tax. Would take 1 month to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic View Post
    My $10 is on his less than spectacular Quicksilver, they bring silly money these days in the US.
    Yes. It's quicksilver. Yes I know the guy well. I owe him heaps of Favours. And yes he is desperate for the machine so this is happening and I'm not selling it locally.

    And I'm selling it for bassically nothing. So the freight cost is OK as long as its not air freight costs.


    Similar QSs are going for 4k usd over there.
    With freight it will hopefully cost less than half that.
    @Manny65 I might take you up on that offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgtmax View Post
    You've obviously never been to a good freight company. Coming from someone whos family owns a freight company

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    In all honesty I can say its probably not worth it to send overseas for one machine.. youll be paying a lot more then you bargain for. Like others have said air would be the fastest and probably safest option but it will cost you more $. LCL obviously less expensive but more risk although less expensive. Youll wanna ship DAP or FOB just depends how much responsibility for the cargo you want until it reaches the shore in USA.
    I can do you up a proper quote Monday so you can see what your in for if you like. Unless he wants to cover a majority of the shipping cost to get it there
    Sure. Would love a quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard.m View Post
    My guess is it's a Cosmic Princess as it's the only Stern SS that you would not easily find in the States as they were only manufactured in OZ.
    Only machine I have sold into the USA is a Hankins Star Wars empire strikes back so that could be a possibility

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    Just looked it up on ipdb. She's a real beauty. Gorgeous.
    In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
    Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt.
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    Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.


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