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What we sell: As seasoned professionals in the pinball industry, we deal mainly in quality used reconditioned pinball machines. We also sell brand new machines. Old or new, most machines we sell are backed by our own exclusive warranty, which beats the factory warranty. Most games we sell go to customers who want a game that requires no immediate work, repair, parts, cleaning, or other attention- basically "plug and play" games for the discriminating collector, and family home game room enthusiasts alike.
Prices on games in this condition are naturally at the higher end of the price range due to their higher quality.
We sell no cheap "junk" or worn-out games like you will commonly find from average "internet" or "eBay" dealers.
Games for sale are listed below. For more details on the work we do, please see our Pinball Reconditioning page, and our Pinball Buyer's Guide.
|Games Listed Below Include: (Unless Otherwise Noted)
||Game Pick-Up, Local Delivery, Out-of-Town Shipping:
Our Own Exclusive Warranty: (We beat the factory warranty!)
- 30 days comprehensive
- 90 days on electronic circuit boards
- 12 months on dot matrix score displays
- (Out-of-town customers click here for important warranty info.)
Pre-inspection at our shop before delivery to
ensure 100% assembly, quality, and operation. Why?
Game assembly & setup guide.
Instruction/operation manual and schematics.
"About Your Game" operation and care instructions.
Fully functional coin door with all parts present/working.
New leg protector pads
New chrome steel pin balls
As long as you own the game:
- FREE phone or e-mail support
- Discounted service rates for your game.
Local Customers: What is local?
Have your game delivered & setup, or pick up in person.
Click here for local delivery/setup info & costs
Out-of-Town Customers: What is out-of-town?
Have your game packed & shipped, or pick up in person.
Click here for game packaging and shipping info.
Free game assembly & setup guide included.
- Not sure if you're local or out-of-town? Click here.
- For details on packing & shipping, click here.
- For details on game warranty, click here.
- For details on game service & repair, click here.
- Out-of-town customers click here for important warranty info.
Used / Reconditioned Games:
ALL PINBALL AND VIDEO GAME SALES ARE FINAL. Prices shown below are in US funds. Local customers add Utah State Sales Tax.
Ready to buy a game? See our Pinball Buyer's Guide, and our Game Sales Info page, or you can always e-mail us!
- SOLD -
|Popular Collectible Vintage Bally Pinball!
The top pinball machine to be produced by Bally in the 1970's, Capt. Fantastic was inspired by Elton John's character in the rock-opera motion picture Tommy, featuring the rock band The Who. Elton's character from the film is shown on the backglass, and he even posed with the game for a promotional flyer photo when it was released! Be a Pinball Wizard and The Bally Table King just like Elton in the movie, when you own this piece of legendary pinball history! This game features a professional full cabinet repaint in original design and colors (complete with original gold 'spatter' finish), a gorgeous low-mileage playfield that has been fully reconditioned and restored, a gorgeous well-preserved original backglass, and much more! Playfield action is FAST on this game, featuring FOUR flippers, 5-bank drop targets, three lively pop bumpers, a ball-save gate, and more. A truly rare offering from our restoration shop, and a great addition to any classic pinball collector's lineup! Don't let this legendary classic vintage Bally pinball pass you by!
Click here for pictures, video, details, and more info.
- SOLD -
|Classic Vintage Gottlieb Pinball!
Highly sought-after single-player "wedgehead" pinball by Gottlieb. Fantastic overall condition with outstanding playfield and gorgeous backglass. Low-mileage game in great shape- a must see! Shopped-out and ready to join your pinball lineup!
This game is being offered in shopped-out, working condition as-is with no warranty.
Click here for pictures, video, details, and more info.
- SOLD -
|Join the Pinball Party Animals!
This is the original legendary Bally/Midway pinball that spawned a trilogy including the Party Zone and Elvira & Party Monsters sequels! Here's the original- hard-to-find, low-production game, in outstanding condition. Reconditioned and plug-and-play ready for your home game room! Features THREE flippers, TWO ramps, 3-BALL Multiball play, great sounds/speech, and even plays several different musical tracks while you play, such as Louie Louie, Satisfaction, Tequila, 96 Tears and more!
Click here to browse a listing of games that we have SOLD in recent months...
More games coming soon!
Games are always coming and going, so our inventory changes from time to time. If you don't see a game you're looking for, be sure to check back periodically!
Frequently Asked Questions:
"Do you have any other games that are currently for sale?"
A listing of available new games is below. We have no other used/reconditioned games available at this time- the list above is kept current. Please check back periodically to see what we have coming available.
"Why don't you have more games for sale?"
There are two reasons for this:
If you're interested in a high-quality reconditioned pinball game, but don't see anything that meets your needs here, feel free to check back with us periodically to see what we have coming available over the next few weeks/months.
- We are a "low-volume, high-quality" provider of reconditioned pinball games. Most dealers or sellers that you find on the internet or eBay are quite the opposite- "high-volume, low-quality". When you do very little to a used machine before you sell it, you can put a lot of games up for sale in a short amount of time. But most machines that we recondition and sell undergo a very detailed and time-consuming overhaul to make them the best they can be- in looks, playability, quality, and reliability. This typically takes several weeks per machine to accomplish. We don't just wipe them down with an old dirty rag and put a price tag on them! We do the job right- but that takes time and patience. We like to think it's always worth it in the end!
- Game sales isn't all we do! The largest demand from our customers for the last few years has been in providing service & repair on games that were purchased from other sellers, and selling/shipping parts & supplies to our customers who like to do their own service and maintenance. The increase in these portions of our business hasn't left us much available time to acquire, recondition, and sell used machines. In short, we're often too busy fixing everyone else's stuff to work on our own!
Bought a game from someone else and didn't get what you expected? You're not alone- we hear complaints like this on a daily basis. But we can help! See our Game Sales & Repair page for details on how we can help with the game you own!
NOTE: Most new games are available by special order direct from the factory and take approximately two weeks for us to get in. If you are interested in purchasing a new game, please contact us for more info. Want to see/try/play a new game before buying? Check out our Pinball in Salt Lake City page for locations where you can find and play pinball in our local area.
Several new games are typically available at any given time throughout the year. Different versions of each game are usually available, starting with "Pro" models (least expensive), then "Premium" models, and then "Limited Edition" models (most expensive).
Premium and Limited Edition (LE) models typically have additional features and different artwork, which make them different than Pro models, and are priced accordingly.
Most "Pro" model games start at around $5,500 to 6,000. Prices are higher on Premium and LE models and can reach as high as $9,000 or more depending on the model.
Currently available titles:
Sales on all games are final- no returns, refunds, or exchanges.
- Avengers Hulk LE
- Medieval Madness - Our allotment
Why buy a new pinball machine from Action Pinball?
Simply put: Added value, extended warranty, and outstanding customer service.
Most pinball buyers these days don't seem to care about quality or customer service- they are only concerned about finding the lowest price. We firmly believe that when it comes to pinball, you will get what you pay for.
Added Value: Unlike most "internet dealers", all new games we sell are brought into our inventory and sold through our shop. We don't blindly "drop-ship" an unseen game from the factory direct to our customers and hope it was packed okay, arrives safe, and actually works when the customer gets it. This is "business as usual" for most internet dealers, but we refuse to lower our standards to working this way.
Would you buy a car from a dealer that never saw or actually had it in their inventory?
We do a "pre-inspection" and setup of all games we sell, and actually see, touch, and inspect the equipment before it goes out to our customers. This ensures our customers are receiving a game that is 100% in every aspect- no shipping damage, no blemishes, no faulty or missing parts, and that everything is dialed-in and ready to "plug and play".
We also add some extra additional packaging to the game when we box it back up to ship to our customers, to help protect it even further during shipping on it's way to our customers.
"Does it make a difference?" We'll let you decide:
Typically 1 out of 3 "brand new" games that we receive from the factory has some minor (or major) issue either with quality (condition) of the game, or an operational issue that needs to be corrected before the game can be operated.
Here are some of the problems that we have found during pre-inspection on some of the brand new games that we have received direct and unopened from the factory:
Extended Warranty: We beat the factory warranty! When you buy a new game from us, you get more than the factory offers. Stern Pinball warranty is 60 days from date the game leaves the factory (date on label on back of game), covers only the circuit boards, and makes that warranty available only to the distributor you bought the game from! What good is that to you, the owner?
- Wires/cables run through, or too close to, moving devices like coils- bumpers, kickers, etc. This is very common, and causes damage to the wiring each time the device operates, eventually causing shorts and causing electrical failures.
- Roller Coaster Tycoon pinball damaged in shipping- forklift 'fork' shoved through bottom of main cabinet, requiring replacement.
- Ground braid run right through flipper switch. This locks on the flipper and blows the fuse.
- Backbox flourescent starter loose and lodged in ball trough.
- Wires "chopped" off by devices, due to routing problems (related to above).
- Spiderman pinball damaged in shipping- main cabinet damaged needing replacement, box torn open, legs falling out.
- AC/DC pinball damaged in shipping- dropped, backbox damaged & needing replacement.
- Poorly installed connector pins in main wiring harness causing loss of power to game (dead in the water).
- Blemishes in the finish on chrome plated or other metal trim parts on some games.
- Occasional loose playfield parts and hardware.
- "Shrek" score card holder (apron) mistakenly installed on an "Indiana Jones" game.
- Partially-working driver board in Transformers pinball (no playfield feature lamp activity).
- Leg bolt & leg mounting plate stripped/jammed on AC/DC brand new pinball.
- Cable connector left un-plugged on Star Trek pinball (no playfield feature lamps working).
We provide our own warranty with every new game we sell, offering 30 days comprehensive coverage, 90 days on electronics/circuit-boards, and a 12-month warranty on new score displays! See our warranty page for more details on warranty, what is and isn't covered, and details on local and out-of-state warranty coverage.
Outstanding Customer Service: We like to say that when you buy from Action Pinball, "we come with the machine". Our local customers benefit from this the most, since we can be there in person to help if/when a problem arises, or simply when the game needs periodic service/maintenance. We give a reduced rate on service and parts to customers who have bought their games directly from our shop, and we are available any time for local service in-person. We're simply a phone call away!
For our out-of-state customers, we can't be there in person, so our services are limited, but we offer free assistance by phone or e-mail as long as you own the machine, and also provide a discounted rate on parts and supplies.
Good customer service is something that's hard to find these days. Our business was literally built on customer service and word-of-mouth. That's something we're proud of. And after all these years, we still stand behind each new or used/reconditioned game we sell.
Have a problem, question, or need service? We're there for you. For our local customers, we provide on-site service, in person, at your home or business- whether it's a warranty call, or service, maintenance, or repair after the warranty. For our out-of-town customers, we're available to help by phone or e-mail anytime.
If quality and customer service are important parts of your pinball buying decision, give us a call. If you're like many pinball buyers these days and are only looking for the lowest price, we'd thank you for visiting our web site, but kindly invite you to shop and buy elsewhere. But keep our phone number handy when you need service or parts after your purchase. We not only service what we sell, but what everyone else sells, too!
Bought a machine from someone else and have a problem? Can't get help?
We deal with calls like this every day. Give us a call- we can help with parts, supplies, game assembly and set-up, and on-site service for local customers. See our Pinball Service & Repair page for more details.
Game Condition Ratings:
Below is a brief description of how we rate and list the condition of the games we have for sale. We try to be relatively conservative in our ratings in order to most accurately represent condition. We try to avoid rating a game's characteristics on a "1 to 10" scale like many sellers use, because many times one person's "10" is another person's "7", etc. Instead, we give a descriptive rating of conditions below, with a definition of how we determine each rating.
As always, rating of condition is a matter of opinion- one person's "mint" is sometimes another person's "junk", so no matter who you buy your game from, don't go by the seller's rating alone- be sure to ask questions, see pictures, and get a description of the game you are interested in, in order to most accurately determine the seller's interpretation of condition, and to judge for yourself the actual condition of the game.
On the same note, games of same condition can vary slightly- that is, one "Excellent" game may not be exactly the same condition as another "Excellent" game. Ratings are generallized, and may possibly span two different ratings sometimes such as, "Very Good to Excellent Condition".
For more information on rating condition and buying "sight unseen", see our Game Sales Information page
||Highest rating. It doesn't get any better than this- this is basically a brand new game that has never been owned or operated. Fresh from the factory! Games in this condition are considered "mint condition", which means they are basically in the condition they were in when shipped from the "mint", or "factory".|
||As good as you can usually get without the game being "new in box". This is the condition that most of our collector or hard-core enthusiast customers wait for. Games of this rating are in superb condition with very few and/or tiny imperfections (if any). These can be games that have been commercially operated (used) but very lightly used and/or maintained superbly so as to appear very close to new condition. Or games in this condition can also be what many call "home use only", which is basically a game that was purchased brand new from factory, and used only in a home (non-commercial) environment with little use and good upkeep so as to appear very close to new condition. Backglass usually flawless, but may have one or two minor imperfections.
||A used game still in great condition showing few and/or small signs of normal or average use. Maybe a few average type nicks and scratches on cabinet- some/all being touched up and not very noticeable. And maybe some minor signs of normal use on playfield and it's components. Overall great shape- much higher than average condition for a restored game. Backglass may show some slight imperfections and/or wear/age.
||A used game in average to slightly-above-average condition, restored. Shows some signs of normal or average use and/or "wear and tear". Most likely some average type signs of wear on cabinet- scratches, scuffs, nicks- some/all being touched up in order to be less noticeable. Some signs of use on playfield and it's components, including possibly some slight wear spots on playfield- some/all being touched up in order to be less noticeable. Backglass may show some signs of light wear/age.
||A used game in average to slightly-below-average condition, as restored as practically possible. Shows more obvious signs of average use and/or "wear and tear". More obvious average type wear on cabinet- scratches, scuffs, nicks- some/all being touched up in order to be less noticeable. More obvious signs of use on playfield and it's components, including some wear spots on playfield- some/all being touched up in order to be less noticeable. Backglass may show some signs of wear/age.
||Rarely do we have anything in this condition, and if so, restoration work is minimal on a game of this condition due to overall condition/value of the game. This condition would be a used game in below-average condition. Shows obvious signs of use and/or "wear and tear"- maybe moderate to heavy use. Maybe some damage that may or may not be practically repairable. Obvious wear on cabinet- scratches, scuffs, nicks, and possibly other damage- some/all of which may or may not have been repaired or touched up. Obvious signs of use/wear on playfield and it's components, including wear on playfield surface which may or may not have been touched up. Backglass possibly in good to fair condition- may show signs of wear/age.
||We generally don't deal in any games of Fair or Poor condition due to the fact that most cannot be practically salvaged or restored to any considerably good condition, and standard restoration work put into such a game would more than likely exceed the game's value, based on it's finished condition. Games in the Fair and Poor category may often be games that would be sold as-is, or unrestored, but again- we generally don't deal in such games at all.
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