23 pin pickup last night

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23 pin pickup last night


By hailrazer

10 months ago



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    #1 10 months ago

    Got a call Tuesday from a good friend and collector of arcade video games and pins. While talking he mentioned he had just received a text from a friend about a Facebook add for some pins. He shot me the link. 25-28 pins for $450 each.

    Well I noticed that we had a mutual friend on Facebook. A guy I eat lunch with almost every day at a small local restaurant. So I called him up and asked if he new the lady very well. He said that they had worked in the Sheriff office together for over 20 years. He said he would give her a call and get her to call me.

    20 minutes later she called. Turns out her dad was an operator in the 70's and 80's. He passed recently and she had a lot of his stuff in an old house. Well people were breaking in to the house and stealing stuff, so she removed it all and put it in a container that night.

    I asked if I could come and take a look. She agreed, so I drove the 45 minutes there. The games were stacked and packed. It was impossible to see the condition or even the name of the games. After talking with her and her husband I really didn't even want to make an offer. I knew they would need a lot of work and I knew someone else would offer a bit more. And I had found out she was asking $10k

    But she told me just to shoot an offer and she wouldn't be mad. I gave her a low but fair offer and she accepted! Last night my friend and I picked them up.

    23 games in different stages of wear. Some decent some not so much.

    I will be going through them this weekend. Some will stay and be restored, some fixed and sold, and some sold as-is

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    #2 10 months ago

    man that is a cool find. please post pics as you go through them.

    #3 10 months ago

    Love to see pictures.

    #4 10 months ago

    Really cool

    #5 10 months ago

    This weekend they will all be pulled out assembled and cleaned. Pics will flow like the Sparrows of Capistrano then

    #6 10 months ago

    Why do I never get those kind of awesome phone calls? Instead I get calls of someone looking to sell something they think is amazing only to show up and its wore out crap. Awesome score hailrazer!

    #7 10 months ago

    Great! Best of luck with secure transport and set up. Glad they went to you and not the dump.

    #8 10 months ago

    Thanks for posting - love seeing these old pins get a new lease on life!!

    #9 10 months ago

    I'm in Bham AL and may be interested, I'll look forward to seeing what you got!

    #10 10 months ago

    Super cool!!!
    It pays to be friendly and network.
    Do I see a couple 78' World Cup's???

    Thanks
    Blake

    #11 10 months ago

    Where these them? I saw this yesterday on the projects page

    Assortment of Pinball Machines
    Cost: $450 for all titles
    Seller: Jackie Windsor McGough
    Location: Letohatchee, AL
    Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2143087922641440/

    I'm counting 14 pinball machine heads here. Here are some of the titles that I recognize:
    Bally Eight Ball "fonzie"
    Supersonic
    Stern "Pinball"
    Nugent
    Disco Fever
    Freedom
    Royal Flush

    OP: Mechanically inclined individuals would love these. Need cleaned up. The face and the machine are separated but easily put back together. Some have keys, some do not. All will need to be sold in one lot. You pick up. They will need work more than likely. Legs are available.

    #12 10 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Where these them? I saw this yesterday on the projects page
    Assortment of Pinball Machines
    Cost: $450 for all titles
    Seller: Jackie Windsor McGough
    Location: Letohatchee, AL
    Link/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2143087922641440/
    I'm counting 14 pinball machine heads here. Here are some of the titles that I recognize:
    Bally Eight Ball "fonzie"
    Supersonic
    Stern "Pinball"
    Nugent
    Disco Fever
    Freedom
    Royal Flush
    OP: Mechanically inclined individuals would love these. Need cleaned up. The face and the machine are separated but easily put back together. Some have keys, some do not. All will need to be sold in one lot. You pick up. They will need work more than likely. Legs are available.

    Yes sir that was it!

    #13 10 months ago

    Wait, what?

    #14 10 months ago

    Awesome Score, i saw the ad and reached to them also but buying that whole lot was way to much for me to handle right now.

    #15 10 months ago

    Awesome pickup, been following it on the FB feed as well!! As I mentioned there, I'm looking for a project SS so if you want to quick flip any of them I'd be interested!

    #16 10 months ago

    So looking at your collection you just went from 4 to 27. Now that’s really having the pinball addiction!!! Looking forward to see some pics and glad they were saved.

    #17 10 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    So looking at your collection you just went from 4 to 27. Now that’s really having the pinball addiction!!! Looking forward to see some pics and glad they were saved.

    Well just 6 months ago I had 14. It's like a roller coaster, this fun hobby.

    #19 10 months ago

    Great story. Looking forward to the pics.

    #20 10 months ago

    Here's the pics.

    Took 12 hours to clean all the games and set them up. Haven't even hooked up the heads or plugged even one in, and don't plan on it until after SFGE 2018 . To busy restoring games to take to the show.

    Missing the Eight Ball backglasses, apparently they were stolen from the house these were stored in.

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    #21 10 months ago

    Zounds, will keep following this thread for sure!

    #22 10 months ago

    Wow they look like they are actually in nice shape.

    #23 10 months ago

    Looks like a very nice group of machines overall. Nice to know there are still deals like this out there!

    #24 10 months ago

    You should keep an eye out on Craigslist and letgo in the area you got them for those backglass to go up for sale

    #25 10 months ago

    I"ll take the " Stars"

    #26 10 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Wow they look like they are actually in nice shape.

    Pics can be deceiving. LOL They are projects. I doubt a single one is working.

    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    You should keep an eye out on Craigslist and letgo in the area you got them for those backglass to go up for sale

    I think they were sold on eBay years ago unfortunately.

    Quoted from sulli10:

    I"ll take the " Stars"

    Roached backglass, bad touchup on one side, needs touchup on the other. But the playfield is really nice.

    The cabs on these games weren't in the best shape, but about half of the playfields were pretty nice. And most of the backglasses are in good shape.

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