The more I read the forums the more I keep asking myself, "am I in the wrong region of the US to be a pinball enthusiest?" I keep reading about this person buying a machine to fix up for $60, and this person traveling arond with pins in his back seat selling them at fair value. The closest pinball repair/vendor to me in California is 75 miles away and as long as the machine boots up he puts it out for sale for as much as he can get.
At least I don't live in Vegas. I hear machines are really expensive there, even at the pawn shops.