$19,000 budget to start a pinball collection. What should I buy?

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$19,000 budget to start a pinball collection. What should I buy?


By CodyR

4 years ago



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    #170 3 years ago

    ignore any and all "collectable" thoughts, regardless of how logical it may seem. Those who collect over play pinball, are never as happy.

    For 20k my opinion is to go for player quality on every game, and play a lot of pinball before spending to much. Most Pinheads do not really know what they like until they have played and understood a lot of games.

    You can't go wrong with....something like this.

    T2 - 1,200 to 2,500
    WOZ - 8,000 ish
    XMENLE 5,000 ish
    Flash, Gorgar, Mata Hari, Siverball Mania....or some other awesome Solid State game(s) $300 to $2,000
    Any 90s Bally Williams- 1,000 to 4,000...FT, RS, TOM....
    Any modern Stern- $3,000 to 7,000

    Do yourself and the hobby as a whole a favor. Don't get hung up on perfection and collection, stick to fun and function.

    #176 3 years ago
    Quoted from KingDaddy:

    Guys, read a few posts back - this is an OLD THREAD... He ALREADy bought his machines and posted pics and a "thank you."

    Thanks. My opinion still stands, and is relevant to future pinside readers.

    #177 3 years ago

    Now looking at the collection he has, it looks like he followed some of my advice.

    Nice collection OP!

    #180 3 years ago

    TBL...... Wait for the shipping date.

    Nice gameroom OP!

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