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1st ever bad (possible) pinball transaction in 20 years


By Blenderhead

9 months ago



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    #1 9 months ago

    People, always get photos before driving 250 miles based on a sellers "opinion". I feel like a dumbass/also someone who got hosed, into a possible sale that was based on false info. Someone who is new to pinball would have been hosed on this "deal" IMO. I was offered a "nice" Hokus Pokus for $800. Asked for pics, never got any, but stupidly decided to drive and waste my time and gas, and my girls free time, to go check it out, based on the description I had received. I got there, and the backglass that is "touched up with triple thick but has vibrant colors and looks fine"... Looks like trash. You cannot even read ANY of the balls in play. The cabinets also quite rough, even though described as nice. LESSON LEARNED.NEVER again will I wSte my time on this kind of BS.

    3 months later
    #2 5 months ago
    Quoted from Blenderhead:

    People, always get photos before driving 250 miles based on a sellers "opinion". I feel like a dumbass/also someone who got hosed, into a possible sale that was based on false info. Someone who is new to pinball would have been hosed on this "deal" IMO. I was offered a "nice" Hokus Pokus for $800. Asked for pics, never got any, but stupidly decided to drive and waste my time and gas, and my girls free time, to go check it out, based on the description I had received. I got there, and the backglass that is "touched up with triple thick but has vibrant colors and looks fine"... Looks like trash. You cannot even read ANY of the balls in play. The cabinets also quite rough, even though described as nice. LESSON LEARNED.NEVER again will I wSte my time on this kind of BS.

    Glad to hear you dodge that turd and didn't end up with it...

    #3 5 months ago

    Unless you know the seller always ask for pics. Lesson learned, but you had a nice drive and spent time with your girl.
    -Mike

    #4 5 months ago

    Can’t put a price on drive time with your kids.

    #5 5 months ago

    I’ve driven 5+ hours and left empty handed a few times. A couple of times I explained the issues if it was someone who I could tell was reasonable and ended up making a deal (honestly they only made the deal cause they wanted it gone and knew I was prepared to leave without it lol). It’s frustrating for sure but something you get used to I guess. I almost beat my games up when describing them in a for sale ad so I don’t be that guys that disappoints someone who drove so far. I’d rather them be pleasantly surprised than pissed

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