Pinball is an Addiction

Written by JDub1006 on October 18th, 2011.

Pinball is an Addiction

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Pinball is an Addiction

Written by JDub1006, published October 18th, 2011. 6 comment(s).

"You will not be able to buy just one"....those words echoed in my ears as I shelled out $800.00 for my first pinball machine.  "Yeah right" I told my wife as we drove away from the seller house, "one is enough for us".


Six months, Five thousand dollars and four pinball machines later my wife is asking about counseling for pinball addiction, we are planning a garage sale to make room in the basement (dubbed the game room) and I am running out of excuses to buy new machines (the kids will enjoy it is played out and this will be the last one was used for number 3 and 4).

Truth be told both my wife and children enjoy playing pinball and we like having the "cool" house so the kids can have their friends over to play.  Most of all I love pinball, playing them, polishing them and admiring them takes me away for a couple of hours from the stressful situations at work and helps me relax.

I enjoy reading about pinball, buying parts and supplies to fix, refurbish and enhance them and most of all talking about pinball with others that share the same passion (ie: pinsiders).  But is it an addiction?  Well I am at work writing this story right now, pinside forum is up on a discussion board, eBay is in the background and Craigs list is checked as a daily task on my outlook calendar.  Addicted to pinball....Maybe just a little.

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    absocountry2 commented on October 21, 2011 23:22:16

    I have that same problem

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    kwiKimart commented on October 24, 2011 21:15:15

    I'm still looking for my first pin, but I know I'll get one soon.

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    The_Dude_Abides commented on November 05, 2011 18:08:10

    Hahaa nice story! It seems like an addiction indeed but I like to refer to it as a hobby. Although addiction may be a better description for it.

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    HELLODEADCITY commented on November 14, 2011 01:02:24

    Now if we could only sell games as fast as we buy them......

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    ssathre commented on January 22, 2012 22:07:01

    Great story!

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    The_Gorilla commented on February 07, 2012 20:44:35

    I wish I would have had a bigger addiction when I had kids at home. I had 1 machine for the first 2 years. We played the snot out of it, though.

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