What got me into owning pinball machines

What got me into owning pinball machines

By Tom_in_NoVA

May 21, 2012


3 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


Comments

3 years ago

welcome to the Pinside Tom

room is always an issue in this hobby and I feel the same way


3 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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