What's Your Pinball Worth?

Searchable free price guide of over 6,000 of the latest pinball machine sales from online & auction houses

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6,000+ Sale Records covering 1,196 Unique Pinball Machines

June 20th Update: Includes more than 6,000 sale records and a new "How To" data guide below

How To Get the Most from the Sales Data

Pinball prices are soaring higher and higher. So far in 2021, the average price of a used pinball is up $1,000 compared to only a $400 increase the year before.  So you need to be a smart shopper (or seller) and know how to get the most from the PinballPrices free price guide.  Here are 5 simple guidelines to follow:

 

(1) Don't just look at the average price! 

The yearly average is just that, an average. It includes everything from non-working project machines to top of the line mint restorations. Take a minute and look at the sales detail section directly below the average price. The detail section gives you all the information available about the pinball. But remember...

(2) Prices can vary greatly

A lot of factors can influence the final sale price of a pinball machine - theme, condition, rarity, age and where you buy. Our free price guide tells you exactly where the sale was made - eBay, Pinside, or an online auction house. No one particular channel has higher or lower prices but they do often include fees for either the buyer (auction sites) or the seller (eBay). Buyer fees are included in the price listed here.

 

(3) Pinball Condition is Self-Reported

The condition of the pinball machine has a great deal to do with its true value and may be overstated by the seller. PinballPrices has no way to rate the actual condition of any machine sold, so the condition listed is what the seller reports. 

 

(4) Use the Hyper-links for more detail

Hyper-links to the original listing are given for every sale. Click on those links to get more detail and pictures of the actual machine. Machine links from Pinside.com sales do not expire, however eBay links are only available for 90 days after the sale date. 

(5) What we don't include

  • Any sale that includes "Free Shipping"

  • Any eBay sale marked as "Best Offer Accepted"

  • Facebook Market or Craigslist sales

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the data

6000+ sales records

1196 game titles

Updated 20 June 2021

One of the first things people want to know when they consider buying a pinball machine is "Is this a good price?"  And pinball owners always want to know "What's my pinball worth?"

The bottom line is that pinballs are expensive and getting pricier. It's trite to say, but your pinball machine is worth as much as someone else will pay for it. BUT it's nice to know the market. It's nice to have a starting point - an idea of worth and value.

Ebay only data website price guides are nice but the market has many other sites selling pinball machines including dozens of online auction sites. Printed guides are expensive and out of date by the time they are published. Our price guide is free and based on Pinside.com, eBay, and both online auction sites and "brick-and-mortar" verified sales with links to the actual past sale with pictures!

Recency is key! 68% of our database is based on 2019-2021 sales with 603 sales already logged for 2021.  Knowing what pinballs used to sell for is nice but that is not why you are here. You want to know the value of the pinball NOW.

Where do we get our data? We only include pinball sales that are judged to be verified.  More than 1/2 of our 2021 database is from Pinside.com sales.  Ebay is also a good source for verified sales because lots of data are captured at the time of purchase including price, seller name, and seller location. "Best Offer Accepted" sales are NOT included, as there is no way to confirm actual sales price.  

 

Craigslist and Facebook Market sales are NOT included as there is no way to verify actual prices paid. And finally, keep in mind ALL the data you see is hand gathered, no website scrubbing is used.