I believe I got enough help and insight to get me in the right direct so no need bothing you guys for any additional input. Thank you to everyone thay offered advice! Hopefully I get a good plan together and can get another pin soon!!
Hello Fellow PinHeads!
I come to you all today, with pockets full of lint, asking for broke man's buying advice.
I DESPERATELY want to own another pin. I currently only own one but it is an older EM that I don't find very entertaining. I do play it from time time but it is so basic I lose interest in it quickly. I only purcased it because it was dirt cheap and needed repair. I am not putting EM's down. I know some people prefer them but they are not my taste so to speak.
As with the majority of pinheads I want something 90's and up as they tend to offer the more exciting rule sets. Ramps, targets, objectives, etc.
Sadly I didn't get in early as a lot of high number collectors did. So at the moment it feels like I am attempting to purchase a used or even brand new car when I look at the prices. Even when I look at the lower priced 90's pins they are expensive to me.
I am asking for help on finding options for someone in my current situation. My dreams and fantasys of being around some rich pinhead with truckloads of machines on the day they decide to give some away are far fetched, so I am hoping to find realistic, viable options.
I have heard that someone does raffles? Like a lottery with low ticket sells? Is this true? And if so could you provide details? I almost remember seeing an ad or something on pinside about this, but can't locate it.
I would also consider possibly doing a layaway program and slowly pay one off overtime but I do not know which company to trust in this matter. I also don't want to get taken advantage of using the wrong company. So any suggestions would be great!
I recently had to finance a new vehicle for my job so currently my credit is used up so any type of credit financing wouldn't be an option. And when it comes to just saving money, I'll be honest with you, I am horrible at it! (hence the reason I would like to find a layaway option to help me put payments somewhere that l couldn't touch them!).
So thanks in advance for any suggestion or ideas that might put me on a solid path to having one of these wonderful, more modern, machines in my home!