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1977 Star explorer worth fixing

By dondon4720

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by KenLayton
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#1 3 years ago

I have an opportunity to purchase a Star explorer home pin from 1977 for $100, the flippers don't work and I was wondering if it is worth fixing

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#2 3 years ago

In my opinion, all pins are worth fixing. For $100, go for it!

#3 3 years ago

Just fixed one . Reseating the cards in the backbox and cleaning the outhole switch fixed it.

#4 3 years ago

Sure is, I bought the Flying aces and restored it as a first restore and learned a bunch. I ended up selling it for 100.

#5 3 years ago

I'm in the other camp.

I've bought EMs for that much. Full size, drop a quarter, heavy duty with parts I could use elsewhere.

I could see $25 for this non-working, but not $100.

Just my $0.02

#6 3 years ago

Sorry, I wouldn't buy one of these working for $100.

#7 3 years ago

I saw that in a estate sale I believe but, they were made for home use like the Zizzle pins.

#8 3 years ago

I wouldn't. Even if you got it working with very little time and effort it's not a fun machine to play and it would take up room you could have for a much better pin.

#9 3 years ago

Nope. Waste of space and time that could be used on a real pin.


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