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OLD OLD FLIPPERLESS PINBALL WORTH?

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TNTOLDCARZ   Oct 24 2002, 9:11 pm     show options
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Date: 25 Oct 2002 01:11:17 GMT
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Subject: OLD OLD FLIPPERLESS PINBALL WORTH?
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I know someone who has an old bally flipperless COUNTY FAIR may be Country Fair
- don't remember exactly... Trying to get some idea of price for something like
this.  It has worked until recently - when it quit putting out the balls.  Can
someone let me know what they think this may be worth - suppose to be in great
condition.  I would appreciate it - I have a couple of people that are
interested - I thought about putting on e-bay or would there be someone where
else that it would be valuable to someone.  Thanks for all the help.

Tammy
Please e-mail if possible. Thanks
tntoldc...@aol.com


Randy Peck   Oct 24 2002, 9:37 pm     show options
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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 01:37:42 GMT
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Must be County Fair, built in 1951 by United.  Guide says less than 600
produced, value around $400 top end.  But that's *only* if it is in good
shape especially the backglass and playfield.  If the paint is very worn or
flaking deduct accordingly.  Worth as little as $100 if it is better than a
parts machine -- e.g. all there and playable.  Less than $100 if it is only
good for parts.

Randy

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JR Pinball   Oct 24 2002, 10:41 pm     show options
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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 02:41:37 GMT
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Could this be a Bally "County Fair" bingo machine?
In addition to not having flippers, the playfield would
have 25 holes in it, and the object is to get the balls
in the correct holes to light numbers in line on the bingo
card on the backglass.  Values of bingo machines vary
considerably, but like pinballs, condition is everything.
Many pinball enthusiasts wouldn't look twice at a bingo,
but there are some dedicated bingo players and collectors
out there.  
Can any of you "bingoheads" help here?  (VC or JL, e.g.?)
JR

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Josh A.   Oct 25 2002, 4:56 pm     show options
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Date: 25 Oct 2002 13:56:03 -0700
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If this "County Fair" is the Bally bingo, the guide sez $425 for one
in good condition.  Pics and info can be found here:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines­/bally/county_fair/

- Josh A.


Phil   Oct 26 2002, 1:35 am     show options
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Date: 25 Oct 2002 22:35:43 -0700
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The County Fair was the first bingo with the OK feature, which makes
it more collectable than some of the others. It is a "screen" game,
which is generally more appealing to collectors. It is missing some of
the features of later games, like futurity, gate, or pick-a-play,
which are more desirable.

Just the fact it's the first OK machine makes it collectable. This is
the single most sought after feature for bingo players.

It still won't get any money unless it's working and cosmetically
good. Law of supply and demand.

And I still take exception to the "pinball enthusiasts wouldn't look
twice at a bingo" comment, as I have spouted off here before. Bingos
are just as much pinballs as "flipper" machines, except they take way
more skill to beat. Probably more so - Pins + Balls = NO FLIPPERS.
Most flipper players either never tried them, or didn't beat them. So,
certainly, flipper enthusiasts won't look twice. Why would they? They
don't understand or don't know what they missed.

What could be more satisfying than making a living playing pins? How
many flipper players can say they even had a chance to do that? Some,
not many.

Every bingo player that ever dropped a nickel in the slot thought they
could do it, and most lost their ass. More than a few actually did
make a living at it, believe it or not.

Anyone can trap a ball on the flipper and hit a target. Big deal.

Try hitting a 16 for 3 in blue and $30 when cokes were a dime.

That's what it was all about to me.

Phil

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JR Pinball   Oct 26 2002, 10:10 pm     show options
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Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 02:10:07 GMT
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Phil,
You omitted the word "many" from my comment about bingos.
I know a few pinball collectors who are also into bingos,
but for the most part, myself included being from New York
state, and never seeing a bingo on location, don't understand,
never played, and therefore are not even remotely interested in
bingo machines.  You're correct that in every sense of the word
a bingo is a pinball machine, but it is a totally different animal
in another respect being that it is a gambling device rather than an
amusement game.  I have a very good friend who loves pins, and as you
said, literally made a living playing bingos as a youth.  I can appre-
ciate his enthusiasm and skills as a bingo player, and he has rubbed off
on me a bit because since playing one of the bingos at the York show,
"Surf Club", I wouldn't mind having one of these in my pin collection.
So, with some exposure to these games, it's possible that a pinball
enthusiast could develop a liking to bingos, but for the most part, I
stand by my comment that most pinheads are not interested in them.
JR

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Vic Camp   Oct 29 2002, 2:50 pm     show options
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Date: 29 Oct 2002 11:50:08 -0800
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Subject: Re: OLD OLD FLIPPERLESS PINBALL WORTH? Bingo pinball?
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Any magic screen game with the OK feature is considered one of the
most popular bingos to have in their collection with most
collectors.There are some really advanced featured magic screen games
like Lido,Bikini,Golden Gate,Silver Sails and th list goes on which
are the "top of the list" of the magic screen games to collect because
of all the added features compared to the County Fair more simple
features.This does not take anything away from having the County Fair
as a nice collectable bingo machine.The cabinet artwork is beautiful
and colorful.The playfield and backglass are also very attractive.If
you look at ebay under bingo pinball you will see that most magic
screen bingos are going for prices from 250.00 to over 2000.00 for a
totally restored bingo pinball machine.Again to most collectors
condition is everything,so if the Bally County Fair is in very nice
condition and you connect with the right buyer then who knows how much
you can get for the County Fair.(See BINGO.CDYN.COM) for a price
check.Today bingo pinball machines are making a COME BACK from 5 years
ago.There is a great book out called BALLY BINGO PINBALL MACHINES that
can educated the most foolish flipper pinball collector or coin op
collector on how great and challenging these types of pinball machines
truly are.Every "flipper"pinball collector, or any kind of coin op
collector should really give the bingo machine a fair try to learn how
to play and understand to see if it is for them before blowing their
horn!

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Don Berkley   Oct 29 2002, 3:44 pm     show options
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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 15:29:33 -0500
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"foolish flipper pinball collector" ???

I resemble that remark!!!!!
Don

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JR Pinball   Nov 20 2002, 12:14 pm     show options
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Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 17:14:27 GMT
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Subject: Re: OLD OLD FLIPPERLESS PINBALL WORTH? Bingo pinball?
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Vic,
I'm a fool, a fool, such a fool!!!!
Please get me a "Surf Club" so that I can
join the ranks of the enlightened!!!
HELP ME... PLEASE, PLEASE!!!
JR


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