Did you purchase your first pin before you found Pinside or after?

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Did you purchase your first pin before you found Pinside or after?


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  • poll: Did you buy your first pin before or after finding Pinside?
    I bought my first pin before discovering Pinside : (79 votes)
    81 %
    I bought my first pin after discovering Pinside : (7 votes)
    7 %
    I had decided to buy a pin and was looking, and found Pinside : (10 votes)
    10 %
    I haven't bought my first pin yet : (1 votes)
    1 %


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      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Having been a pin owner for less than a year I'm part of the wave of new owners that have been popping up. For me, I bought my first pin before I found Pinside. I did find the pinball section of KLOV before I bought my first pin, however.

      Edit: really just curious how many people decided to buy pins after joining, rather than had bought a pin and then found the site.


      RobT

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      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      before


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Long before. Before I knew of RGP too.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Days before, but then bought 2 more weeks after


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Trolled the site for 2 months, then bought, then joined.
      Thought to myself it might be weird if I joined before I even had a pin to work on .


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before and before I found RGP as well.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      I had pins for years before. I think the guys that get info here first are lucky to have help finding there first here. When I bought my first it was two together and I was worried they were not worth the asking price. Turns out I was lucky and they were 100 times too low.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      before, few years


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      unfortunately before...I could have saved a bunch of money had I researched and talked with people here before I made my purchase.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Yeah, me too. My second pin, the fellow told me about RGP.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before as well. I played IM at the store for a couple of hours. The other choices were Rolling Stones (they had LE and Pro), CSI, 24 and Big Buck. I am so happy that I bought IM in hindsight. Had I known about Pinside, I would have realized that the choice was obvious and no contest, IM all the way.
      Bought LOTR sight unseen on the recommendation of the salesperson. Good advice.
      Bought TZ after finding Pinside a couple of days earlier. The TZ then appeared like a gift from the Pingods. Well, like an expensive gift....
      I love the Pinside.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      I bought my first pin before the beginning of time.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      I bought my first about 7 months after joining Pinside. I wasn't active on the forums back then, but I stumbled across the site while searching for information about pins I was interested in buying. So I signed up and added a few to my wish list so I'd get sale notifications. Sure enough, many months later I received a notification that a LOTR was for sale less than an hour from me. Then the stars aligned and it became mine. So I have Pinside to thank for finding me my first pin!


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before ,but it was'nt long until I found pinside


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      About 6 years before. I had 3 pins and I didn't join any online pinball communities until earlier this year.
      Interesting note; my collection has doubled and is about to triple since joining


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      I bought my first pin, TSPP, after a few months on Pinside.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Found Pinside while looking to buy my first pin and found it to be a great resource. Joined Pinside just after getting the pin home.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Several years before, but sure has pumped me up even more for pinball, my palms have calleses lol.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before as well...
      Went through the crash course of pin maintenance solo, before finding RGP, Pinside, etc...


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before, Before I found RGP also.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      The_Gorilla said:

      I bought my first pin before the beginning of time

      Was that one of those... when God said let there be light and you hit the switch?

      I bought 2 before and one after ... looking for my 4th, well B_R is looking for my 4th


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      It was after. Did a lot of looking at CL ads.

      See a pin, look it up on Pinside.com, ah, that one sucks, oooooh that one's rated #26 it must rock!

      very thankful for the resource...


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Bought my first pin before the internet exisited, so I assume pinside didn't exsist then.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      before for us too. I stumbled across pinside while searching for help for lighting issues on BK2K. Joined, posted my first request for help and sealclubber came to the rescue. haven't gone anywhere else but here since.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before I found RGP....Then way before I found Pinside!!

      Phoebe


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Only resource I was aware when starting out was IPDB. Now, our office server blocks anything that contains the word "games".


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Bought first in 2002, before RGP....


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Bought mine before. I found Pinside when I was looking for good sources of information on pinball ownership. I am potentially looking at getting my 2nd pin through Pinside, though.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Bought the first one in 1979, so I guess before.


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      Before. I bought my 1st machine 6 months ago,found pinside, now I have 4. Love it


      2 years, 1 month ago
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      The_Gorilla said:

      I bought my first pin before the beginning of time.

      Is that in gorilla years.

      jk

      and long before any of these websites for me as well.



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