Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sell my pinball machine using Pinballvalue?
There are many ways to sell your unwanted pinball machine or arcade machine but the best way is through pinballvalue.com! Click here to see our easy four step process!
Why shouldn't I sell my pinball machine on eBay?
What's wrong with using Craiglist to sell my pinball machine?
Craigslist is a free alternative to using outlets like eBay to sell merchandise. However, if you're a the mercy of the buyer's honesty and committment without guarantee of payment; and, many potential buyers dont show up to complete the transaction, try to haggle with you, or disappear altogether.
Why is Pinball Value better than using an Arcade or Amusement Company?
Why should I use Pinballvalue to sell my pinball or arcade machine?
Its fast, FREE and easy!
What's the cost to sell my pinball machine with Pinballvalue?
Absolutely free! No gimicks. No fees. No commissions.
Why have this website if your service is free?
Finding pinball machines and arcade machines is tough. Collectors and hobbyist cannot just go to the store and find them. By having a website, we can connect you and your unwanted games with collectors who desire them.
How does Pinballvalue find the right buyers?
As collectors and hobbyists for many years, we've connected with and become members of newgroups, collector sites, and forums dedicated to arcade and pinball collecting. So, when we receive your request, we market your machine to these respected channels and sites so only Interested buyers contact our team so we can connect them with you.
Does Pinball value sell my machine?
Pinballvalue does not sell your machine - we provide you with guidance, assist you with appraising your pinball or arcade machine, and connect you with fully vetted potential buyers. Determining the value of your game and what you would like to sell it for is up to you. We also provide information to databases of pinball sales data.
Does Pinballvalue publicize or sell my information?
How is my information shared with potential buyers?
Does Pinballvalue provide advice on pricing?
Yes, we can direct you to websites which can provide you with pricing information. Also, years of experience in this hobby have given us quite an extensive knowledge of appropriate prices to charge for your machine. Dont be afraid to ask!
Does Pinballvalue sell pinball and arcade machines?
Occassionally, we sell machines from our own collection to make room for new ones. Machines for sale will be listed here.
How long does it take to sell my pinball or arcade machine?
How will the buyer purchase and collect my machine?
Buyers are responsible for discussing logistics with you and ultimately moving the game out of your residence or storage location. Typically, the buyer will inspect the machine and play some games to verify its condition. And, once they are satisfied with the sale, they will pay you for the game.
What should I do if the buyers asks me to ship my machine?
If a buyer asks you to ship your pinball or arcade machine to them, you have a right to accept or reject the request. Shipping will require you to meet with the shipper, pack up the game, etc.; which, can be a real inconvenience and a stressful experience for you.
Why is the value of my machine listed higher on eBay?
eBay sellers and retailers offer a great service for many first-time pinball buyers and they provide serviced machines that are reliable - but, that comes at a cost. Unfortunately, this cost doesn't equal the value of your machine - similar to when you trade in a used car.
eBay machines are generally sold by vendors and amusement companies who spend time and money refurbishing the machines prior to sale. The last thing an eBay seller wants is to sell a game to someone 1,000 miles away only to have it break and have to pay for a warranty service call. Resellers and vendors want their machines to be in great shape when it gets to the customer so they spend time getting the machine right - and that cost is added to the cost of the machine.
Many eBay sellers include "free" shipping and warranty support. This is NOT true!
Retailers and eBay sellers are out to make a profit. Generally, retailers mark up the games to include profit. Hypothetically, a retailer or eBay seller could buy a game for $2,000 and invest roughly $500 - $2,000 in repairs, upgrades, free shipping, and warranty support. Then, the seller will add 20-50% mark-up for profit, resulting in your $2,000 machine being listed for $6,000.
Many machines listed on eBay do NOT sell for the asking price. So, it's best to check official machine listings for accurate information.