First of all, while looking for a category to post this, other categories looked more appropriate, but then I see The Lounge, yes, that is what fits my laid back mood. I have not made many posts to Pinside and when I do mostly I try to be entertaining and funny, and sometimes I am asking a question about a game I am looking at buying to get advice about what I need to watch for.
But, I do read Pinside all the time in my spare time, and I enjoy every minute.
Also, I am sorry if this topic has already been here or still is, I have not seen it.
I hope no arguments or anything breaks out here, lets stay laid back in the lounge.
So, so far I have purchased 7 NIB games total. I have never purchased the first Cliffy, flipper topper or anything else. My thinking is the game costs enough anyway, and if I sell it later maybe it being just the same way it came out of the box may make it more desirable in case someone wants to make the game the way they want to later.
Just for knowledge I look at what pinball machines have sold for on eBay recently, and so funny I see maybe 5 games in one day, and 50 ads for mods or Stern banners or whatever else that was not a pinball machine that sold in a day. I get all that now, banners and stuff needed for decorating the man cave, and mods are wanted for whatever reason. On eBay I have seen more mods sold for TWD, than any other game.
I recently sold a GB pro here, the buyer was awesome, and first thing he said was he was going to add about 500.00 in mods. I totally respect all of that, I just do not get it. The main reason I sold the machine was because it brought some grief with all the "ok, who brought the dog" We used to have a dog that would always come around at the same time the machine said that. Coyotes got the dog and it was tragic and sorry to bring that up. Anyway, with GB there is a tread here about code, I never noticed. Code was fine for my skill level.
As for me, I am not that great of a player. I enjoy pinball as much as any of you does, and once in a blue moon I can actually hit everything I am aiming for, and have one game that is a top 30 on scores you guys post. Most of the time I suck, and yeah, I shake the machine and do all I can. BUT, also, while I have never added anything to a game except for a code update maybe 1 time on 2 different pins, I have never touched the factory settings for out lane posts, etc. I see those, and I see the holes where I can adjust, but I choose to leave it the same way it came out of the box.
I have made minor repairs to my machines as needed, and once had to hire a expert to change a broken rubber in a bad place that looked like it involved taking way too much apart than I was comfortable with.
No game rooms in my area, the closest is 45 minutes away with traffic around here. I have actually drove to other states to try a game I was interested in at a game room.
It is just nice to have a game I like here, have a beer, not pay 3.00 for the beer or whatever, and I do not drink and drive anyway.
And I just want to play the game and enjoy it. Unless there is a problem I need to fix, I do not want to work on it.
I see very amazing people here, that constantly post pics about what they just worked on or what mod they just created. I can not do that.
From time to time I just want to sell a NIB pin first owner that is 100% the way it came out of the box to get another machine I want at the time.
Unless it is broke, I am not doing any work on it, I just want to enjoy it.
My guess is I am at the bottom 25% with what I like. I will try to start a poll because I am curious.