What is My Pinball Machine Worth?

The value of your pinball or arcade machine is based on many factors. Below are some of the factors that collectors look at when purchasing a used pinball or arcade machine. See below for recent selling prices from actual Pinball Value listers.

Condition

Game condition is key to maximizing the value of your machines. Many collectors strive for machines in good to excellent cosmetic condition. However, a dirty game does not mean it's in bad condition.  

 

Conditions that diminish the value of your game include: wear on the playfield surface, broken features, scaped and knicked cabinets, burned plastics, missing lamps, and pieces. The better the condition, the higher the sale price. 

Location

Where you are located makes a difference as well. Pinball machines tend to fetch higher prices in areas such as the northeastern U.S. or the West Coast. There are many collectors in these areas willing to pay a little more for a nice machine. 

 

This doesn't mean you cannot get a prime price for your machine elsewhere! 

Game Type

Believe it or not, there are different types of pinball machines. There are Electromechanical Machines from the 1960-1970s and Solid State machines from the 1970s to the present.

 

Solid State machines are essentially pinball machines controlled by a computer. Although its more complicated than that, a CPU drives the functions of the game. An electromechanical game is driven by a system of switches. EM games, as they are called, feature score reels and many chimes and bells to indicate scores.

Popularity

Some games are just plain popular and even if they do not work - or they are cosmetically a total pig, -they will still sell for good money.

 

For example, pinball machines such as Monster Bash, Attack from Mars, Cactus Canyon, Medevil Madness, Star Trek, Centaur, and Scared Still still command a high price!

Working?

The machine operational status also plays a part in its price. With the exception of Stern Pinball and Jersey Jack Pinball, many games were built over 10-30 years ago. Parts for these machines are either tough to locate or expensive. However, depending on the problem, some games are easy fixes. Remember, these games were built to withstand the abuse of an arcade so something minor could be the issue standing between you and a working game.

A Truly Honest Story

Once, we picked up a Street Fighter II pinball machine from a woman who said it "didn't work." and wanted $100 for it.

 

After looking at the machine over ina few seconds, I realized the connector was disconnected. As soon as I plugged the connector in, the game fired right up! Unfortunately, she decided not to sell the Street Fighter II pinball machine to me for $100 - but, we were glad she did not get ripped off elsewhere!

Visit our Blog for updated postings about commonly encountered questions in selling, buying, and evaluating a Pinball Machine. 

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Recent Pinball Values

Below are actual examples and prices of pinball machines sold by owners to collectors. This list will be updated monthly, so be sure to visit this page frequently. Many deals are still in progress! 

A

Addams Family Pinball - $4250 (7/2016)

Addams Family Pinball - $4000 (7/2017)

Addams Family - $4250 (11/2017)

Addams Family $4000 (1/2018)

Addams family $4700 9/2018 (Mint)

 

B

Barb Wire Pinball - $800 (8/2016)

Black Knight $1200 (5/2017)

Black Knight 2000 - $1600 (5/2018)

Black Knight 2000 - $1000 (8/2018)

Bone Busters $800 (11/2016)

Breakshot $1000 (11/2016)

C

Centigrade 37 $700 (7/2017)

Centaur $900

Champion Pub Pinball- $3500 (very nice and clean)  (3/2016)

Comet Pinball $400 (1/2017)

Countdown $400 (11/2016)

D

Demolition Man Pinball- $1300  (5/2016)

Dirty Harry $1700 (7/2017)

Doozie - $50 (not working) (3/2016)

Dracula (Bram Stokers) $1800 (11/2017)

E

Eight Ball Deluxe $2000 (7/2017) (mint)

F

F14 Tomcat Pinball - $850  (4/2016)   

F14 Tomcat (non-working) - $400 (10/2016)

F14 Tomcat- $360

F14 Tomcat - $500 (11/2017)

Fire - $900 (6/2017)

Firepower - $350 (11/2017)

Funhouse Pinball Machine$2400 (2/2017)

Funhouse Pinball Machine$2400 (10/2017)

Funhouse Pinball Machine $2500 (8/2018)

G

Game Show $550 (6/2017)

Getaway (High Speed) - $1900 (2/2016)

Getaway - $1850 (11/2016)

Getaway $1800( 11/2016)

H

Harley Davidson 2nd - $2000 (8/2016)

Haunted House $1300 (4/2018)

High Speed Pinball - $600 (7/2016)

Hobbit - $5300

Hook Pinball - $825 (8/2016)

I

Indiana Jones Pinball Adventure - $3500( 4/2016)

Indiana Jones Pinball Adventure $4500 (3/2017)

Indiana Jones Pinball Adventure - $4300 (6/2017)

Indy 500 - $2100 (11/2016)

Indy 500 $2100 (11/2016)

 

J

Johnnny Mnemonic $1000 (12/2017)

Johnny Mnemonic $1500 (1/2019)

Jokerz $100 (6/2017)

Judge Dred $1200 (5/2018)

Jurassic Park - $1400 (8/2016)

Jurassic Park - $1100 (7/2017)

 

K

Kings of Steel $400

L

Last Action Hero $1200 (5/2017)

Lord of the Rings Pinball Machine $4000 (2/2017)

M

Mario Andretti $600 (8/2017)

Maverick Pinball Machine $1100 (2/2017)

Metallica Pro $4500 (11/2016)

Monopoly - $1800 (Home Use Only) (8/2016)

Monster Bash - $5500

Medieval Madness - $6500

Mario Mushroom World - $2100

Mario Mushroom World $1800

N

Nascar (Stern) - $2100 (6/2017)

NBA Fastbreak Pinball - $1000 (7/2016)

NBA Fastbreak Pinball- $1450 (9/2016)

No Good Gophers - $3500 (gorgeous example)   (4/2016)

No Good Gophers Pinball - $2000 (7/2016)

No Fear (gorgeous) Pinball - $2000 (5/2016)

No Fear (unfaded) $2000 (11/2016)

P

Paragon $500 (7/2017)

Paragon $200 (12/2017)

Party Zone $1200 (1/2018)

Playboy (original) $100 (10/2017)

Pinbot Pinball $1000 (11/2016)

Pinbot $1000 (1/2017)

Pinbot $900 (8/2017)

Pinbot $1000 (5/2018)

Pirates of the Caribbean - -$3750 (4/2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean - -$4000 (5/2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean - $4000 (7/2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean - $4000 (9/2017)

Popeye $1500 (10/2017)

Police Force - $800 (4/2016)

Police Force - $600 (8/2016)

 

R

Raven $400 (8/2017(

Rescue 911 Pinball - $750 (9/2016)

Revenge from Mars Pinball - $2250 (7/2016)

Rocky and Bullwinkle Pinball - $1100 (8/2016)

Rollergames Pinball $740 (1/2017)

Rollergames Pinball $650 (9/2017)

 

S

Shadow Pinball - $1300 (9/2016)

Shadow $2000 very nice! 

Space Invaders $350 (9/2017)

Stern Sharkeys Shootout Pinball $1000 (12/2016)

The Simpsons Pinball (Data East) $1000 (1/2017)

The Simpsons Pinball (Data East) $1000  (9/2018)

The Simpsons Pinball Party - $3500 (9/2016)

The Simpsons Pinball Party - $3500 (4/2017)

Sopranos - $3500 (9/2017)

Sopranos - $3500 (1/2018)

Stars Phoenix $400 (9/2017)

Strange science $1100 (8/2017)

Space Shuttle Pinball $800  (11/2016)

Space Station Pinball - $1000 (3/2016)

Data East Star Wars - $2000 (10/2016)

Star Wars Pinball Machine $2000 (2/2017)

Star Trek Data East - $450 (rough shape) (11/2016)

Star Trek the Next Generation Pinball $3000 (1/2017)

Star Trek the Next Generation Pinball $2600 (2/2017)

Star Trek the Next Generation $3100 (3/2017)

South Park $1650 (3/2019)

Striker Extreme $1000  (12/2017)

 

T

Tales from the Crypt $1750 (11/2016)

Tales from the Crypt Pinball Machine $2000 (2/2017)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $775 (10/2016)

Terminator 3 - $2000 (5/2018)

Theater of Magic $4000 (12/2017)

Time Machine - $650 (9/2018)

Tommy Pinball Wizard - $2000 (10/2016)

Tommy (Home Use Only) $3000 (11/2016)

Tommy Pinball Wizard $1650 (9/2017)

 

W

Waterworld $800 (12/2017)

Whirlwind $1500 (3/2019)

Wipeout ($800) (3/2019)

World Poker Tour - $2000 (2/2016)

World Challenge Soccer - $500 (4/2016)

World Cup Soccer 94 - $750 (4/2017)

World Cup Soccer 94 - $1200 (4/2016)

World Cup Soccer 94 - $1700 (4/2017)

World Cup Soccer 94 - $1000 (12/2017)

World Cup Soccer 94 - $2000 (12/2019)

White Water Pinball - $3000  (4/2016)   

White Water Pinball - $4000 (12/2019)

Bally World Cup - $250 5/2018 

WWF Royal Rumble $1300 (1/2018)

 

X

X-files $1200 (5/2018)