I never thought about "Pinball Karma" until tonight ... What? You don't believe in KARMA ??? >> You better read this .... It all started a few months ago when I bought a Surf Champ lower cabinet that someone was using for a coffee table (they never had the whole game ... they got the lower cabinet and playfield, thought it was cool so cut the legs down and used it for a table). I always wanted a Surf Champ pinball machine but had been on the lookout for about a year but hadn't found one close to home that was in good shape and priced reasonably > so I decided I would buy the "coffe table" and settle for using the playfield as a "wall hanger" in the Tiki Bar in my basement. After I got the lower cabinet home > i decided it was in too good of condition to just be a wallhanger so I placed an ad to sell/trade it on Pinside. I was hoping there was someone nearby who had a Surf Champ but needed a better PF and would give me their PF and some cash ( I would get my wall hanger and someone would get a nicer PF) ... well, no one local wrote me > but a Pinsider from Oklahoma did. He had a Surf Champ that was in good condition except for the Playfield which was in horrible shape (paint literally falling off the PF) ... We wrote back and forth for ~2 months (~50 emails) discussing shipping options, best way to pack the populated PF, etc ... A couple times I was ready to say "forget it" and just keep my wall hanger ... but I we finally completed the deal and I wrapped up the PF and took it to a Fed Ex store. He received the PF three days later and said it arrived and he was happy with it's condition. I was happy he got a really nice PF for his game ... but I was bummed out that I had spent soooo much time (talking with him, drving to Fed Ex store to get a box, packing the populated playfield and driving back to Fed Ex store to ship it) and now I didn't even have a wall hanger (or the Surf Champ pin I started out looking for) ... BUT THAT WAS ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE ... About a week after he received the PF > I came home from work and immediately checked all the pinballs for sale on the internet ... and HOLY SMOKES > there was a Surf Champ in good condition, for a reasonable price and only an hour an a half drive away from me. Long story made a little shorter > 10 minutes later I was in my PT CRUISER driving to pick it up and now I am home typing this story on my computer ! So it all worked out > PINBALL KARMA !!!