Posted Wednesday, December 8, 2004 1:50 PM | Contributed by Raven Maven
(News release) SANTA CLAUS, IN-----For the next week, bidders on eBay will have the opportunity to buy a vintage skeeball machine from Holiday World.
“We’re replacing our skeeball machines with brand new models for the 2005 season,” says Holiday World & Splashin' Safari president Will Koch. “We thought we’d put one of the Santa Claus Land-era games on eBay just in time for Christmas and see what happens.”
The skeeball machine currently offered on eBay measures 14 feet long and includes nine balls. The machine is in working condition and has been very well maintained since it was purchased for Santa Claus Land from Skee-ball Incorporated in 1982. The park’s name was changed to Holiday World in 1984.
The link to view and bid on the Holiday World skeeball machine on eBay is http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6137282274. The game is on the online auction site through December 15.
Link: Holiday World
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 2:01 PM
If anyone's looking for ideas on what to get me for Christmas, now you know.
El Gato Coastro
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 3:37 PM
I used to love playing that game!
Pity I do not have that kind of cash.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 3:57 PM
Ditto that El Gato, but I love Skeeball, they have it at my home park and I play it everytime I am there.
Red Garter Rob
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 4:22 PM
There goes Dan's x-mas bonus check...
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 6:26 PM
if only i had the money.....
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 8:24 PM
Man, if only! Sucks being poor.
I am surprised there has been NO bids as of my typing this. Still have 6 days though. :-D
What a great gift! Now who wants to buy it for me? ;-)
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 8:30 PM
The money isn't so much an issue as moving the damn thing. How much to rent a Ryder truck in Santa Claus and drive it to Cleveland?
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 8:35 PM
I've always preferred the skeeball that has the cool ugly brown balls and doesn't have the 100 point corners . I used to play that at Showbiz pizza and the old Elitch's (with the cool neon colored machines) all the time. Ice ball and the newer stuff just isn't the same.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 9:02 PM
Jeff, you are not thinking big. Even with moving expenses, this may well end up costing less than your average pinball table. Plus, it's a much better conversation piece. Now I just have to drop the right hint to my darling wife.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 9:58 PM
The moving expense - The ONE reason I won't buy a washer/dryer on ebay. I'm still looking for a brand new set for 50 bucks. . .At least I'm not low balling.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 10:11 PM
You also need to make sure you got enough room for it. 14 ft is longer than you think once you get it in a room. These sucker are heavy too, you'll need a couple people to move it and put it back together. We have one that is just like this one, I'll be interested to see what this one goes for. See if we got a good deal on ours. *** This post was edited by loriu 12/8/2004 10:14:00 PM ***
Thursday, December 9, 2004 4:10 PM
Lori just *inadvertently* posted an invite for Tina to stop by next time the Queen's caravan passes thru the area...shoulda thought before posting THAT, Lori... ;~P
Thursday, December 9, 2004 10:04 PM
LOL, Tina is more than welcome to stop here when she's in town, gator.
Sunday, December 12, 2004 9:08 PM
I just checked the current bid and yep, we got a good deal :)
Sunday, December 12, 2004 10:56 PM
If it doesn't sell I have a "dumping ground" nearby in my garage that doesn't charge for cool things like Skee Ball Games or old coaster trains. ;-)
Paul "Just down the block" Drabek
Monday, December 13, 2004 9:14 AM
Sorry, Paul...looks like we'll have no trouble selling it!