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Banning Pinball Museum to auction their collection

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    #4701 4 months ago
    Quoted from Heretic_9:

    I was **flung** out of any reasonable consideration on the bidding for a few MoP auction games -- often early in their respective biddings ! -- because I'm just not going to be reckless or stupid with money. (And Reason 4 of Aurich's post certainly does not apply to me.) But, even though clearly overspending per actual book value on it, I did luck out with the one purchase that went through. A (fortunately) non-licensed, not-really-famous, non-hyped title that was in the likely **minority** of museum games that were in better-than-player-condition. Probably not previously routed, either. Sometimes a relative obscurity helps.

    Did you get my Transporter? That was a good deal on a beautiful game. Thats the only pin I bid on.
    I won the jukebox and wayyyy over paid, but it had sentimental value.

    #4702 4 months ago
    Quoted from PinBallPeteFromSD:

    Did you get my Transporter? That was a good deal on a beautiful game. Thats the only pin I bid on.
    I won the jukebox and wayyyy over paid, but it had sentimental value.

    Have to say that I've never heard of Transporter until just now, will have to look it up.
    I'd be amazed if anyone has memorized all 6,700 or so titles in the IPDB database, but there certainly were some obscure ones in the MoP collection. Titles I was surprised to find out about. Friends of mine bought a couple of them. I hope they lucked out on the pricing, though in the overall context of that auction it seems unlikely.

    I'd really like to find an 8BD-LE in very good condition, but the chances of that are looking ever more remote. The two MoP 8BDs went for ridiculous prices. A guy in FL. had been trying to sell a restored one on eBay for quite some time; he had been asking 16K for it, but I think recently upped that to around 20K. (Are you effing kidding me ?!!) And that certainly appears to be more typical fallout from the Banning auction . . . .

    #4703 4 months ago

    I really wish they had never closed. They had a super cool collection.

    #4704 4 months ago
    Quoted from Heretic_9:

    Have to say that I've never heard of Transporter until just now, will have to look it up.
    I'd be amazed if anyone has memorized all 6,700 or so titles in the IPDB database, but there certainly were some obscure ones in the MoP collection. Titles I was surprised to find out about. Friends of mine bought a couple of them. I hope they lucked out on the pricing, though in the overall context of that auction it seems unlikely.
    I'd really like to find an 8BD-LE in very good condition, but the chances of that are looking ever more remote. The two MoP 8BDs went for ridiculous prices. A guy in FL. had been trying to sell a restored one on eBay for quite some time; he had been asking 16K for it, but I think recently upped that to around 20K. (Are you effing kidding me ?!!) And that certainly appears to be more typical fallout from the Banning auction . . . .

    Enough with the suspense, what game did you get? All I got was a driving arcade "1,000 Mile Rally 2" because I had to have SOMETHING from the MoP!

    #4705 4 months ago
    Quoted from EMDude:

    Enough with the suspense, what game did you get? All I got was a driving arcade "1,000 Mile Rally 2" because I had to have SOMETHING from the MoP!

    Uhm . . . I'd prefer not to go on the record with that.

    #4706 4 months ago
    Quoted from Heretic_9:

    Uhm . . . I'd prefer not to go on the record with that.

    Ugh.. Great looking cabinet - ruined by a completely awful game. But to its credit, I have heard the game grows on you if you're good at it.

    #4707 4 months ago
    Quoted from EMDude:

    Enough with the suspense, what game did you get? All I got was a driving arcade "1,000 Mile Rally 2" because I had to have SOMETHING from the MoP!

    Quote taken directly from Wikipedia:

    You might have heard that 1,000 Mile Rally 2 ranks as one of the worst arcade driver video games ever created. But the reality is it actually is ranked as the worst video game ever created.

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    #4708 3 months ago

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/Please-help-me-save-the-games-stuck-in-Banning

    Richie Knucklez posted a GoFundMe begging for money to transport his collection out of Banning. All of it reeks of emotional manipulation from a worthless community "figurehead" with a cult of personality. He shoulda sold 3 B-list titles at the Captains Auction and he would have had the money.

    #4709 3 months ago
    Quoted from Knxwledge:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/Please-help-me-save-the-games-stuck-in-Banning
    Richie Knucklez posted a GoFundMe begging for money to transport his collection out of Banning. All of it reeks of emotional manipulation from a worthless community "figurehead" with a cult of personality. He shoulda sold 3 B-list titles at the Captains Auction and he would have had the money.

    Why doesn’t he ask John Weeks for the money? Didn’t he make a killing off the auction? But I agree, sell off some of those games to pay for shipping.

    These gofundmes are getting out of hand. They were meant for people who had tragedies befall them in life who had no financial means to deal with them. Not so some guy with a bunch of pricey toys can keep them all.

    #4710 3 months ago
    Quoted from Knxwledge:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/Please-help-me-save-the-games-stuck-in-Banning
    Richie Knucklez posted a GoFundMe begging for money to transport his collection out of Banning. All of it reeks of emotional manipulation from a worthless community "figurehead" with a cult of personality. He shoulda sold 3 B-list titles at the Captains Auction and he would have had the money.

    What I don’t understand - when does it cost $15,000 to rent a truck?

    rd

    #4711 3 months ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    Why doesn’t he ask John Weeks for the money? Didn’t he make a killing off the auction? But I agree, sell off some of those games to pay for shipping.
    These gofundmes are getting out of hand. They were meant for people who had tragedies befall them in life who had no financial means to deal with them. Not so some guy with a bunch of pricey toys can keep them all.

    Exactlyyyyy, fuck these people. Shit like this makes me hate this hobby

    #4712 3 months ago
    Quoted from Knxwledge:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/Please-help-me-save-the-games-stuck-in-Banning
    Richie Knucklez posted a GoFundMe begging for money to transport his collection out of Banning. All of it reeks of emotional manipulation from a worthless community "figurehead" with a cult of personality. He shoulda sold 3 B-list titles at the Captains Auction and he would have had the money.

    Seems like he needs to be offering to trade some of those games for transport. There are some real clowns in the video game world. He was also always pimping the hot sauce guy back when he got caught cheating. I think Knuckles "donated" those games back during his divorce to steal them from his ex-wife bitd, but I'm not sure. I really don't pay that much attention to clown drama.

    Only dumbasses are pitching in on this grift. I might pay for it if one of the two trailers full comes to my house. I'm sure there are a lot of other people who'd do the same.

    #4713 3 months ago

    BTW, does anyone know how many of the games auctioned off were donated by old and dying guys who just wanted them to be appreciated? Did Weeks ever share any of the proceeds with any of their widows/families. I remember at least a couple guys donating large collections before dropping dead. This whole debacle leaves a knot in my stomach and a bitter taste in my mouth. Birds of a feather and all that... It's the most distasteful aspect of the hobby/business.

    It's no wonder coin-op people are looked down on like overgrown children and pedo-creeps.

    #4714 3 months ago

    Over 5k donated from simpletons who can't resist the influence of a self-anointed celebrity in a hobby that never needed these characters in the first place.

    #4715 3 months ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    What I don’t understand - when does it cost $15,000 to rent a truck?
    rd

    It's not about the truck, it's about keeping the arcade dream alive!

    #4716 3 months ago

    I really need to lower the bar of my moral scruples, there's so much money to be made manipulating man-childrens' sense of nostalgia

    #4717 3 months ago

    Yeah I’d buy a nice DK or two for $2+gs but I’m not donating to help him start up a new arcade.

    #4718 3 months ago
    Quoted from Knxwledge:

    I really need to lower the bar of my moral scruples, there's so much money to be made manipulating man-childrens' sense of nostalgia

    Let me tell you about NFTs

    #4719 3 months ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    What I don’t understand - when does it cost $15,000 to rent a truck?
    rd

    There's so many questions begged by the GoFundMe I don't even know where to start. But "what is $15k paying for exactly?" would be a great start

    #4720 3 months ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    What I don’t understand - when does it cost $15,000 to rent a truck?
    rd

    Quoted from cait001:

    There's so many questions begged by the GoFundMe I don't even know where to start. But "what is $15k paying for exactly?" would be a great start

    A "Truck" Could be anything from a Pick-up to a Tractor and Trailer. He also claims to have two truck loads of games whatever that amounts too.

    #4721 3 months ago

    Was surprised to hear that some games were still present at the facility. Apparently the use-conversion and start of weed farming has not yet gotten underway ?

    #4722 3 months ago
    Quoted from Heretic_9:

    Was surprised to hear that some games were still present at the facility. Apparently the use-conversion and start of weed farming has not yet gotten underway ?

    remember.. there is alot of buildings/storage on the property.

    #4723 3 months ago
    Quoted from Heretic_9:

    Was surprised to hear that some games were still present at the facility. Apparently the use-conversion and start of weed farming has not yet gotten underway ?

    That's what happens when you are shill bidding.

    #4724 3 months ago
    Quoted from SadSack:

    BTW, does anyone know how many of the games auctioned off were donated by old and dying guys who just wanted them to be appreciated? Did Weeks ever share any of the proceeds with any of their widows/families. I remember at least a couple guys donating large collections before dropping dead.

    That's what I'm most curious about, too. If these machines were legally donated to a 501c(3), aka the MoP, then sold for those stupid prices, who received the proceeds? If Weeks himself did, there are a lot of legal questions to be asked. If those monies were dispersed to a "board of directors" of sorts for the MoP, there are also legal ramifications for that scenario. If the proceeds from the sale of those games that were donated were given back to the families of those who donated them, then all should be fine. I guess someone could have outright purchased the museum before the sale, thereby transferring the entire collection to a single private owner right before the sale. That would be better legally, but still kind of a sheisty thing to do.

    #4725 3 months ago
    Quoted from Miguel351:

    That's what I'm most curious about, too. If these machines were legally donated to a 501c(3), aka the MoP, then sold for those stupid prices, who received the proceeds? If Weeks himself did, there are a lot of legal questions to be asked. If those monies were dispersed to a "board of directors" of sorts for the MoP, there are also legal ramifications for that scenario. If the proceeds from the sale of those games that were donated were given back to the families of those who donated them, then all should be fine. I guess someone could have outright purchased the museum before the sale, thereby transferring the entire collection to a single private owner right before the sale. That would be better legally, but still kind of a sheisty thing to do.

    The understanding was Weeks was going to set up a new charity foundation to avoid the taxes and embez I mean funnel the proceeds tax free to a good cause that he believes in.

    #4726 3 months ago

    Boy, between the MoP and Deeproot the talk is, ouch and ouch and ouch.

    #4727 3 months ago
    Quoted from Miguel351:

    That's what I'm most curious about, too. If these machines were legally donated to a 501c(3), aka the MoP, then sold for those stupid prices, who received the proceeds? If Weeks himself did, there are a lot of legal questions to be asked. If those monies were dispersed to a "board of directors" of sorts for the MoP, there are also legal ramifications for that scenario. If the proceeds from the sale of those games that were donated were given back to the families of those who donated them, then all should be fine. I guess someone could have outright purchased the museum before the sale, thereby transferring the entire collection to a single private owner right before the sale. That would be better legally, but still kind of a sheisty thing to do.

    Based on the 990s, that was not the case. The non-profit had very few assets on its books.

    #4728 3 months ago
    Quoted from Knxwledge:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/Please-help-me-save-the-games-stuck-in-Banning
    Richie Knucklez posted a GoFundMe begging for money to transport his collection out of Banning. All of it reeks of emotional manipulation from a worthless community "figurehead" with a cult of personality. He shoulda sold 3 B-list titles at the Captains Auction and he would have had the money.

    He's got 12 DK's. 12! He could sell two or three and probably cover a big chunk of it.

    #4729 3 months ago

    This gofundme is a joke like most. If they are worth money then they are worth it to the owner to move. No matter the cost. This is stupid shit.

    #4730 3 months ago
    Quoted from Knxwledge:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/Please-help-me-save-the-games-stuck-in-Banning
    Richie Knucklez posted a GoFundMe begging for money to transport his collection out of Banning. All of it reeks of emotional manipulation from a worthless community "figurehead" with a cult of personality. He shoulda sold 3 B-list titles at the Captains Auction and he would have had the money.

    Why would they make a documentary about loading up two trucks of games and driving them cross country.

    #4731 3 months ago
    Quoted from SadSack:

    That's what happens when you are shill bidding.

    Didn't address the 2nd. major point: So where's all that damn weed already ??!
    Countless spliffs are waiting !

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    #4732 85 days ago
    Quoted from Heretic_9:

    Didn't address the 2nd. major point: So where's all that damn weed already ??!
    Countless spliffs are waiting !

    While I was there the first day of the auction I peeked at the upcoming weed operation. It was rolling hard. Alot of machinery being installed, or had been installed already.

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