What got me into owning pinball machines

What got me into owning pinball machines

By Tom_in_NoVA

May 21, 2012

5 years ago

I am an outside sales representative, and I have been for the last 18 years. Back in the early days of my sales career, few people had cell phones. Most people had pagers. When paged, I would go to a nearby hotel to use a payphone. Hotels in those days had whole rows of payphones, and most hotels had a game room. I would get quarters out of the game room change machine for the payphone, and then generally I would go back to play a game of pinball or 2. Well nowadays, there are few (if any) hotel game rooms left, let alone pinball machines. So...I bought a Shadow. Then a Diner. I started fixing games. Not only my own, but other peoples pins. Made quite a few good pinball friends. My collection currently sits at 7. I would have 100 if I had the room, but I really only have room for 5 or 6. The only negative I can say about the hobby is the price of the pins, but I do appreciate how they hold there value (if not increase). Back to pinball. Tom

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5 years ago
welcome to the Pinside Tom
room is always an issue in this hobby and I feel the same way
5 years ago
I miss those hotel game rooms... : ( My all time favorite was at the Disneyland hotel, it was underwater!!! Welcome aboard Tom!

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