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Why buy a machine

By jaykman

September 20, 2020


40 days ago

if I saw a machine at bar or bowling alley, theatre, etc I was dropping coins and never considered owning one until recently. We recently spent a year at Ronald McDonald house while our little one was at children's hospital. One night early in our stay I went checking things out and found they had a game room with a POC. Spending an hour in the evening after leaving our son for the night became a regular occurrence for escaping the gut wrenching stresses. When we finally came home I was missing the game when my wife said I should buy a game, well there's a new thought, but which one? did you see how pricey they are? I tried a number of great local machines but found I really enjoyed the POC the best and it carried a special meaning, after searching across the country finally started asking fellow pinheads and word of mouth put me in touch with a great collecto located one nearby willing to part with his and I play it everyday. 

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Comments

27 days ago

Congrats on your first pin! After 3 months I was already looking for my second. Such a great hobby and community to be a part of.

26 days ago

Congrats and glad you are loving it.You get the JJ Pirates? Be careful - it is an addicting hobby and tough to keep it at "just one" :)
Welcome to the hobby :)

23 days ago

Wishing you and your family good health and many many years of pinball enjoyment! The Stern POC is a sleeper: a very fun game that doesn't get much attention.

21 days ago

I was Scrolling Craigslist looking for a full size Mortal Kombat II . I Ran across Gottlieb Arena $750. I took a chance and never looked back. Now I have $30,000 in Pins and loving it. Never did get MKII....

21 days ago

Hope the little one is doing well my man. My little girl was in the NICU for only two months and the Ronald McDonald House was a god-send. However, we didn't have a pinball machine at ours, but oddly enough, a near by bar also had Stern's POC. I spent a good amount of time there (probably too much), and had a blast with that machine. I'm not sure if the machine was screwed up or not, but I would have games that lasted over an hour pretty regular by constantly hitting the Dead Man's Chest for non-stop HEART multiballs :D

18 days ago

My heart goes out to you and your family, I hope everything will turn out for the best with your son. I can't even imagine what a thing it must be to tell your boy goodnight and leave him there...so sorry you had to go through that.
Pinball is a great diversion, though, and the best hobby I have ever found, so welcome to the fold.
Our thoughts are with you.

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