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----- Creed of the low end pin man --------------

By dasvis

6 years ago


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    #351 5 months ago

    Not a great deal at $500. Put pretty good considering condition of back glass and playfield, and it worked. Have a few minor issues like a ghost ball kicking out at the and of a game. And the person who put stick on pop protectors on without doing paint touch up first. But happy to join center pop club.

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    #352 5 months ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Not a great deal at $500.

    Yeah - a little too $$ to be considered an LEP buy, but prices are creeping up & it worked.

    I prefer the derelict, neglected beaters as a starting point. - So satisfying to get them running.

    #353 5 months ago

    I keep trying to be a LEP man but after buying them dirt cheap or getting them for free I always end up breaking the rules and making them pretty

    #354 5 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    I keep trying to be a LEP man but after buying them dirt cheap or getting them for free I always end up breaking the rules and making them pretty

    That is what I do most of the time. Buy low price derelicts and make the pretty and working. Think really that is what this thread is all about. It isn't how they look and play when you are finished with them, it is how little you pay and how they look and play when you buy them.

    #355 5 months ago

    I haven’t bought an Lep in five months. I used to search CL and FB many times a day, and that’s how I used to find them.

    #356 5 months ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Not a great deal at $500. Put pretty good considering condition of back glass and playfield, and it worked. Have a few minor issues like a ghost ball kicking out at the and of a game. And the person who put stick on pop protectors on without doing paint touch up first. But happy to join center pop club.
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    Cool! I liked my Fan-Tas_tic, but you can't keep them all....

    Not only my first middle pop game, but the first time I ever rebuilt pop bumpers. The "middle" one between the flippers was so weak it barely did anything, so I bit the bullet and followed Steve Kulpa's excellent pop rebuild guide, and that bumper would slam that ball in a circle all the way around and back out the top of the other side - i couldnt WAIT to rebuild the other 3! lol

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    #357 5 months ago

    This time got two for $500. Double Barrel with decent backglass and pf. But terrible cabinet. And Stardust with interesting repairs on backglass but ok overall.

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    #358 5 months ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    This time got two for $500. Double Barrel with decent backglass and pf. But terrible cabinet. And Stardust with interesting repairs on backglass but ok overall.

    Nice. Great graphics on that Double bbl playfield, & easy to duplicate paint scheme on the cab. Good score!

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    #359 3 months ago

    Time to get this thread some life. Still deals to be made. I’ve missed more than I’ve got. Currently working on my $400 LEP Fireball Classic. It’s all there luckily. Ordered $100 in parts. It’ll never be pretty but it should play just fine. Previous owner(s) hacked up some wiring, pulled the mylar, removed plastic decals and it appears repainted then removed the paint on the playfield. It’ll be a player and that’s okay by me.

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    #360 3 months ago

    Scored LEP $350 Drop A Card!

    Needs a little TLC, but is in great shape.

    It has the lockdown bar, just not pictured.

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    #361 3 months ago
    Quoted from ringonu:

    Time to get this thread some life. Still deals to be made. I’ve missed more than I’ve got. Currently working on my $400 LEP Fireball Classic. It’s all there luckily. Ordered $100 in parts. It’ll never be pretty but it should play just fine. Previous owner(s) hacked up some wiring, pulled the mylar, removed plastic decals and it appears repainted then removed the paint on the playfield. It’ll be a player and that’s okay by me.

    Sad it got to that point.

    Just picked up one last week and still going through it, fun game.

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    #362 3 months ago

    Low end pin purchase this month: A Supersonic with a battery damaged MPU.

    I repaired the MPU, installed NVRAM, replaced one borked display, new caps on the solenoid board, installed leds, added resistors to the lamp drivers, touched up the playfield and painted the legs.

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    #363 3 months ago

    $350 and just under a 20 minute drive..

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    #364 3 months ago

    Been awhile since I've posted a LEP buy. They were described as sitting in a basement, not plugged in for years, and 'should work' but might need a little tuning. Dear god they're beautiful. And $60 each.

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    #365 3 months ago

    Holy cow, you win!

    #366 88 days ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    Been awhile since I've posted a LEP buy. They were described as sitting in a basement, not plugged in for years, and 'should work' but might need a little tuning. Dear god they're beautiful. And $60 each.

    Finally a real LEP buy for the short green.
    With all of the postings boasting of $350~450 "LEP" buys, I was wondering if the great deals had all dried up.
    Congrats!

    #367 88 days ago

    Got a free VGC Jungle Princess and a free soda machine from the new owners of a former KOA’s recroom back in the day. Grinned all the way home!

    #368 87 days ago
    Quoted from steve-o:

    Got a free VGC Jungle Princess and a free soda machine from the new owners of a former KOA’s recroom back in the day. Grinned all the way home!

    Free is of course the the holy grail of the LEP man. does not happen often, but when it does it's glorious.

    #369 87 days ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Free is of course the the holy grail of the LEP man. does not happen often, but when it does it's glorious.

    No free yet, but I have given one away.

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    #370 68 days ago

    I think $300 Canadian dollars (220 in your ugly green money) more then qualifies....

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    #371 68 days ago

    Coworker with 3 nonworking pinball games. Basement had flooded but hadn’t gotten up to the cabinets. She just wanted them gone for 3k. Restored all three. Sold the police force and Addams. Still have the cyclone after restoring and playfield swapping it. Best deal I’ll ever come across.

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    #372 61 days ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    Been awhile since I've posted a LEP buy. They were described as sitting in a basement, not plugged in for years, and 'should work' but might need a little tuning. Dear god they're beautiful. And $60 each.
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    Wow, just wow

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