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By Mudflaps

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    #201 2 years ago

    Seller sells game on Facebook, ghosts buyer, realists here and then deactivates account.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-embryon-11

    #202 2 years ago

    It has disappeared. A lot of the links here don't work

    #203 2 years ago

    That link worked for me.

    #204 2 years ago

    All the links still work for me...

    #205 2 years ago

    Basement threads are disabled by default, I believe. You have to enable an account setting to view them.

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    #206 2 years ago

    An otherwise normal FS ad goes off the rails when text message evidence surfaces.

    And then HEP shows up!

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-bram-stoker-s-dracula-9

    #207 2 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    An otherwise normal FS ad goes off the rails when text message evidence surfaces.
    And then HEP shows up!
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-bram-stoker-s-dracula-9

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    #208 2 years ago

    New OP tries to sell a beat up TZ with red boards for $65,000. The Price police send in the SWAT team!

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-twilight-zone-x970000-prototype

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    #209 1 year ago

    Did anyone mention the thread when vid1900 supposedly showed up to look at a pin and beat up the kid???

    #210 1 year ago

    Here ya go...

    Here is the original post, so you don't think I've creatively edited it:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/american-pinballhoudini-will-be-at-pinball-expo/page/5#post-3363069

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    Quoted from cichlid:

    A pinhead at work said I was exaggerating when I said that Vid was a dangerous individual. It's the truth. When I told him why I know that he is, my co-worker said I should post the facts here, so he can be permanently banned.

    Background: I've had Vid clear coat and repair a couple of playfields and fix a few boards for me in the past.

     More 

    Your story is entertaining, but only tells one side.

    Since the other thread got locked (we all knew that was coming), I'll give my side of the events here.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    100% truth: I got 3 large crates of old Bally circuit boards from a former operator. Some of the boards had acid damage, but most were in OK shape. I cherry picked a few of nicest ones (a lifetime supply) and emailed Vid about the rest. He said he'd buy them for $500 (probably ripping me off). I said OK. Vid does not want me to ship them, he says he's picking them up, supposedly when he's in town.

     More 

    You called me saying you had a bunch of boards to sell. You did not supply me with any pictures. When I asked for pics or an actual inventory you said "Just tell me what you would give me for them, as is"

    Based on having no information other than they were Bally, I offered $500. You accepted.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    Any of you that have had dealings with Vid can back me up when I say that he is a monster. He is the size and build of a professional wrestler when you meet them at a convention. He has leather skin that is wrinkled like a turtle's neck.

     More 

    You had seen me before. If my build and skin were such a threat, you should have not called me and sold your boards on Ebay.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    Vid shows up at my door about 20 minutes late.

    I was 20 minutes late because my friends were waiting in the wrong place at the airport by your house.

    I did text you when I was 10 minutes late, to say I was another 10 minutes to ETA.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    I have the 3 crates on the floor by the door. He looks at them for 3 seconds and says OK. My wife tells him that one of my games has a problem, and that I've been working on it all day. He says he'll go fix it.

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    You wife seemed to imply that you were wasting the whole day trying to find the problem.

    It sounded like plea for help.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    As we turn to head down my basement stairs, I see two more giant men, almost as big as Vid but younger, come from around the side of my house (the side with the bushes), and up to my porch. I'm flabbergasted that they must have been pissing on my house, and Vid calmly says "These are my friends Popok and Beelow. I just picked them up from the airport". His "friends" don't seem to speak English, and step into my house uninvited.

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    They were not pissing on your house.

    They just got in the country and had not been issued USA phones yet. Their phones could send Texts through WiFi, but not make calls.

    I gave them my phone so they could call their loved ones that they had arrived safe, and they went around the corner to call with some privacy.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    Against my better judgment, we all go into the basement. Vid finds the problem, tells me to heat up a soldering iron, I just want them out, so I say I'll do it myself now that I know the problem.

     More 

    Your wife seemed to want me to do the actual fixing. And she was right, sometimes there is more than one problem, especially on old games.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    My son runs inside the basement through our walkout door, and Vid grabs him by his head and throws him up against the wall. The other two monsters start to rush at my son too. My wife and I scream, and Vid calmly says "You know him?" I scream he's my son. Vid just says "OK, I did not know."

    OK, this part I'll admit was unfortunate.

    Your son blasted open the door so hard that it hit the opposing wall.

    There was no window or anything that would warn me that someone was coming. Just BANG! the door bust open, and someone in a dark hoodie comes plowing in.

    So of course, being the closest person to the intruder, I snagged him and put him up against the wall.

    You neglected to mention that your son is 6 feet tall with an athletic build.

    I feel terrible about the whole thing, I really do.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    I cringe as Vid ruffles my son's hair and tells him to hit him in the face as hard as he can. My son does not want to hit anybody (we don't hit in our house), and is crying.

    First, you son was not crying or bawling.

    He had a little bit of tears in his eyes from having the wind knocked out of him. That's totally normal.

    I wanted to allow him to regain some dignity by telling him to SLAP me in the face as hard as he could.

    I figured I'd overreact to his slap and then say "Holy smokes kid, you trying to knock my head off??? Nice left you got there!", and he'd have a great story to tell at school.

    But alas, he would not slap me. And now that you tell me you have a "no hit" household, I respect that.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    My wife says she want's them all to leave right now, and points up the stairs where they came from. Vid just stares at us so insanely, I know he is thinking about just killing us.

    Why would I kill you guys?

    That does not make any sense.

    Your wife said to leave, and we took the closest exit.

    It's her house, if she want's us out, we were out.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    Suddenly he just opens our walkout door and the three of them leave through the backyard.

    Again, it was the closest exit.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    My family has a moment of disbelief (and relief) and then I figure I better go upstairs and make sure he is not setting our house on fire.

    Why would I set your house on fire?

    Now I'm an arsonist too?

    I made a mistake, so I'm going to punish you guys for it?

    Quoted from cichlid:

    I go to the front door and find that he has taken the 3 crates of circuit boards! That means he came back into our house!

    No one came back in the house.

    When Bogdan went upstairs to use your bathroom, he loaded the crates into the van.

    I did not even know he did this until we were driving away.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    Latter that day when my wife got the mail, there was a tattered envelope with a bunch of scribbles and odd lettering all over it. My wife said to call the police, but I opened it outside on the porch, and found $500, I assume for the boards.

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    Again, I did not know that Bogdan loaded up the boards. When he told me, I turned around left the money in your porch mailbox.

    I may be a lot of things, but a thief is not one of them.

    Quoted from cichlid:

    Best idea ever is to keep him banned from Pinside and Expo.

    He is insane.

    Like I said, what happened was unfortunate.

    But if it had been a actual intruder I had stopped, you would have posted that I stopped a break-in and fixed your game.

    My two friends were just as surprised by the entry as I was. They said their first thoughts were that within a hour of being in America they were involved in a shooting.

    (About the only thing in the European news about America is the latest mass murder of the week. If a week goes by without a mass murder, there will at least be an unarmed black man killed by police in a traffic stop on the news)

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    So that's exactly what happened.

    99% of you guys would react exactly the same if put in the same situation. It's just a natural response.

    #211 1 year ago

    Wtf...I missed all that back then

    Vid - I now too hate Michael Jackson...Please accept my apology for anything snarky I may have posted in the past...please! I have kids.

    #212 1 year ago
    Quoted from jasonp:

    Did anyone mention the thread when vid1900 supposedly showed up to look at a pin and beat up the kid???

    I had forgotten about that part. But to this day every time I see vids avatar I chuckle at the thought of his giant friend pissing on the side of the house fictitious as it was.

    #213 1 year ago

    You know it’s a good thread when as a result a giveaway product is changed (see last line added) AND a giveaway T-shirt is done to commemorate said thread ! LOL

    Nearly 500 tote bags and 250 t shirts were given away at Replayfx and York this year to many eager attendees sharing the laugh and the idiocity of ‘Tote Bag Gate’.

    We had a lot of fun with this one !

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/playing-etiquette-tote-bags

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    #214 1 year ago

    Not (currently) a long thread, but it's a quality thread!

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/woman-attacks-pinball-machine

    3 weeks later
    #215 1 year ago

    What’s the difference between a new Gulfstream 650 and a used 1970 Learjet 20? Also, does flying high end jets for 40 years affect your ability to install LEDs?

    This thread has all the answers:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-fire-21

    #216 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    What’s the difference between a new Gulfstream 650 and a used 1970 Learjet 20? Also, does flying high end jets for 40 years affect your ability to install LEDs?
    This thread has all the answers:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-fire-21

    The funniest part of that thread was watching the OP (with the Alf avatar) and the other guy (with the cat avatar) squabbling.

    Alf and cats never get along.

    1 week later
    #218 1 year ago

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/so-i-got-a-1132-speeding-ticket-in-georgia

    Guy gets a speeding ticket. Let the sage legal advice of armchair attorneys flow forward...

    2 weeks later
    #220 1 year ago

    Guy complains about a local retailer, Pinside justifiably unleashes a wrath of fury onto him.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/warning-pinball-dudes-jupiter-florida

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    #222 1 year ago

    And we wonder why women almost never post on Pinside.

    The sheer amount of cringe here:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hello-am-i-invisible-

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    #223 1 year ago

    Going to suggest https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-animated-gif-thread/ The thread may give some cause to yawn, but it is a lot of fun to visit and is still growing.

    #224 1 year ago

    This is still going strong. The pre-deactivation post is up to 5 pages.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/im-leaving-pinside

    #225 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    This is still going strong. The pre-deactivation post is up to 5 pages.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/im-leaving-pinside

    And now there are even babe pics!
    Epic!

    #226 1 year ago

    I confess, I really enjoy the confessional thread.

    Oops wrong thread. I think.

    #227 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    This is still going strong. The pre-deactivation post is up to 5 pages.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/im-leaving-pinside

    How does one get access to the basement?

    #228 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    And now there are even babe pics!
    Epic!

    There was until Site owner deleted them. No fun. Like 1984 the book.

    #229 1 year ago
    Quoted from captainadam_21:

    How does one get access to the basement?

    Under Forum Settings.

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    #232 1 year ago

    Mother of all threads. TBL announced, EA’s onboard, Philgate, EA’s refunded, EA’s onboard, games built, games delivered, games built, games not delivered, lawsuit, DP loses, EA’s are F’d, price increased to $12.5k, hostage games delivered, 199 EA games still owed, future games @ $12.5k?

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-big-lebowski-preorder-club

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    #233 1 year ago

    Anti-racist pinsider "oneangrymo" goes on a crusade threatening to kill and maim other pinsiders he doesn't like. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/i-just-dont-get-it
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    #235 1 year ago

    It is a fitting Pinside handle...

    #236 1 year ago

    A short lived Sh!tshow of a thread. So much fun to watch someone get so spun up so fast. Oneangrymo lived up to his name!

    #237 1 year ago

    That was epic. I was astonished no one called out the one calling others racist for using misogynistic sexist language by calling others "pussies". I also wanted to know if he/she was going to challenge Joe Biden to fisticuffs for this: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/joe-bidens-racist-slip/vp-BBTmBps "You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent.".

    #238 1 year ago

    Funny thing is, he made enough outright threats to have some boys in blue to come visit him if someone wanted to push it. Including threatening mods.

    #239 1 year ago

    He's a Dunkin' donuts (oneangrymo) employee of the month is the scuttle.

    #240 1 year ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    Funny thing is, he made enough outright threats to have some boys in blue to come visit him if someone wanted to push it. Including threatening mods.

    Not enough I guess to be banned from pinside or ejected from thread!

    #241 1 year ago

    Since the TBL tread is being recognized, it's only fair we include the Alien thread as well.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/alien-pinball-official-game-thread

    It's got over 25,000 posts and runs for over 500 pages. It's the complete saga from early announcement, to delays, changes to the design, EL lighting (or not), last minute artwork changes, more delays, Andrew taking the $ and running, Pinball Brothers. About 250 machines eventually made it out, and the few lucky owners had to figure out how to keep the games running.

    #242 1 year ago
    Quoted from hAbO:

    A short lived Sh!tshow of a thread. So much fun to watch someone get so spun up so fast. Oneangrymo lived up to his name!

    That made my day. He’s full of hate. Sad.

    #243 1 year ago

    that was good fun - instantly triggered and it was off to the races after that. Do those threads get erased from Pinside, and you fine folks archive them in this one?

    #244 1 year ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Not enough I guess to be banned from pinside or ejected from thread!

    I think only certain admins can ban...and those people may not be available at this moment.

    #245 1 year ago

    Finally!!!!
    I’ve been trying to get here for years...my vegan thread, nope...I have a little winky thread, nope...”pinball is finished” (what I consider my masterpiece), nope.

    Just want to take a moment to thank anymofo, without you brother none of this would be possible

    #246 1 year ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    Anti-racist pinsider "oneangrymo" goes on a crusade threatening to kill and maim other pinsiders he doesn't like. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/i-just-dont-get-it
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    Wow that was an entertaining read! Thanks for posting the link to the thread!!

    Reading his threatening posts and how he was wanting to know who the 'racials' are and where they live, I decided to do some investigative work myself. With a little bit of elbow grease, I think I know exactly who he is, what he does and WHY he was offended. Guess I have too much time on my hands

    I hope he sticks around pinside though. His posts are always entertaining.

    #247 1 year ago

    I was hoping he was going to take the trip to austria myself.

    #248 1 year ago

    Am I the only one who clicks this thread thinking "Ah, maybe this will be the most inspiring restorations, or archival-quality tech help, or newly rediscovered lost game finds..." and is disappointed to see a punch list of cringe-worthy dumpster fires?

    Some of them might be amusing, and I've laughed and commented in some as well... but to me, most of these threads illustrate the WORST of Pinside. So many people openly gripe about why so much of the worst elements keep coming up. I dunno. Maybe they shouldn't be literally celebrated as the "best"? I mean there's so much positivity to love about this site, why should that be the stuff you actually have to look for as it gets buried in the dumpster of so-called "Best of"?

    All kidding aside, why do we self-select the worst aspects, actors, and meltdowns in this community as something worth celebrating?

    #249 1 year ago
    Quoted from goingincirclez:

    Am I the only one who clicks this thread thinking "Ah, maybe this will be the most inspiring restorations, or archival-quality tech help, or newly rediscovered lost game finds..." and is disappointed to see a punch list of cringe-worthy dumpster fires?

    Yes

    Quoted from goingincirclez:

    All kidding aside, why do we self-select the worst aspects, actors, and meltdowns in this community as something worth celebrating?

    Why do we go on rollercoasters to scare the crap out of ourselves?

    People are messed up. We know we are messed up and feel relived when we know we are no where near the top of that list.

    That was a good read. I can't believe how fast that one went. If it was not for this thread I may have missed it entirely.

    #250 1 year ago
    Quoted from goingincirclez:

    All kidding aside, why do we self-select the worst aspects, actors, and meltdowns in this community as something worth celebrating?

    Could you sell out the mgm arena for a back rub match?

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