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Chicago Trader/Seller Club

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#10051 2 years ago

I noticed there's a thread about 7 months old about tech repair in the area and the recommended names were Galvin (http://gavinsgameservice.com/cms/) and Rick (http://www.ricksgamerepair.com/) Do people here still vouch for them?

Has anyone here had any experience with these guys below (good / bad / fake)?

https://mwpinball.com/
http://homeamusements.net/citys.html
http://www.chicagopinball.com/

Much Appreciated

#10052 2 years ago

I’d vouch for Gavin

#10053 2 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

I’d vouch for Gavin

Thanks! I'll keep the contact if I ever come to need it. Cheers!

#10054 2 years ago

I’d also vouch for Gavin.

#10055 2 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

I’d also vouch for Gavin.

I inbox Gavin a few times with no response at all!

#10056 2 years ago

@yancy, wish you were closer.

#10057 2 years ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

I inbox Gavin a few times with no response at all!

I guess it's best to have a back up. Recommendations?

#10058 2 years ago
Quoted from red_rabbit:

I guess it's best to have a back up. Recommendations?

Rick. Good dude.

#10059 2 years ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

I inbox Gavin a few times with no response at all!

A lot of demand for his his time. Sorry he never responded. His knowledge and skills are top notch.

#10060 2 years ago
Quoted from red_rabbit:

I guess it's best to have a back up. Recommendations?

Recently had some work done by derekcharacter and would recommend him.

#10061 2 years ago

Gavin is good, but can be difficult to get on his schedule. He's not the quickest to respond to email inquiries (understatement) but if you get him out he knows his shit.

Rick from Rick's Game Repair is easier to work with, and knowledgeable as well. I know Rick well and he's a great guy that also knows a ton about video game repair. Last I knew (5+ years ago) early 80s stuff was not his forte. I'd probably focus on 90s and newer.

I've also used Phil from Arcade at Home in Romeoville. He is friendly and good as well. Was much easier to get out here, but I also live close to Romeoville, so YMMV. He seemed somewhat more expensive at the time, but that can be hard to gauge when people come out for different issues.

Anyway, these are the 3 I have used. I've been happy with them all, and I would probably rate their expertise in the order I have them listed (although Phil would bump ahead of Rick for 80s stuff).

#10062 2 years ago

You're fine with either of them. Rick has done repairs for me twice and sent me a part. Good guy. Renting a game from Gavin right now. He's good so far and a guy at the local bar where he has some games on location always speaks well of him.

#10063 2 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

A lot of demand for his his time. Sorry he never responded. His knowledge and skills are top notch.

Yes I figured he’s probably so busy, I ended up doing the tech myself! I will definitely reach out again to him if needed

#10064 2 years ago

All great responses and suggestions. Thanks to all who responded, really appreciate it. Being new to the hobby, it is great to know there are people around that can help, making this hobby more enjoyable. Cheers!

#10065 2 years ago

Also adding if anyone has a Tron or Iron man (vault) for sale. Jurassic park, and stranger things still on the want list also. Thanks everyone!

Added over 2 years ago:

No longer looking. Thanks.

#10066 2 years ago

I need some garage space back and inside space back. Too many machines.
Donations will be made to pinside accordingly.

Readily available now in garage, complete unless noted-
No shipping, cash on the glass, no trades

GTB Solar city - workin $700
GTB Royal flush $650
GTB card whiz $650
WMS Gulfstream project. Incomplete but very nice glass. $200
Exhibit Dale Gun Project. Incomplete $275
BLY Red Arrow parts cabinet. $100
I think there’s a couple of populated pfs out there for wall art. What they are right now escapes me. $75 each.

#10067 2 years ago
Quoted from vbittnv:

Also adding if anyone has a Tron or Iron man (vault) for sale. Jurassic park, and stranger things still on the want list also. Thanks everyone!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-jurassic-park-pro-90

#10068 2 years ago
Quoted from red_rabbit:

I noticed there's a thread about 7 months old about tech repair in the area and the recommended names were Galvin (http://gavinsgameservice.com/cms/) and Rick (http://www.ricksgamerepair.com/) Do people here still vouch for them?
Has anyone here had any experience with these guys below (good / bad / fake)?
https://mwpinball.com/
http://homeamusements.net/citys.html
http://www.chicagopinball.com/
Much Appreciated

I will throw chad in the mix. He is a great guy and while based in Rockford, he makes visits out to the suburbs.

#10069 2 years ago

What are Chads rates? I’m in Marengo which isn’t far from Rockford

#10070 2 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Getaway, working, needs a shop out, ok shape, 4800

4400?

#10071 2 years ago

Not a bad price, especially if the buyer gets to spend some time at your stronghold.

#10072 2 years ago
Quoted from jellikit:

Not a bad price, especially if the buyer gets to spend some time at your stronghold.

The wrestling move?

#10073 2 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

The wrestling move?

I think that was patented by Gryszzz but I could be wrong...

#10074 2 years ago

Just listed a
Data East Jurassic park
Gottlieb street fighter

Will be listing
Williams Indiana Jones
Data East Rocky and Bullwinkle

Machine - For Sale
Jurassic Park Archived
Used - shows wear, needs some work - “Game was home used for 20 years When I booted it up everything seems to work fine. I didn’t do any extensive testing. Battery holder shows acid damage but I didn’t t see any ac...”
2022-03-18
Spring Grove, IL
4,500
Archived after: 5 days
Viewed: 426 times
Status: Didn't sell to Pinsider

Machine - For Sale
Used - shows wear, needs some work - “Game seems to work great Missing crash car but you can 3d print one Didn’t do any extensive testing No battery damage Game was In a home for 20 years All games are wrapped and r...”
2022-05-05
Spring Grove, IL
3,500
Archived after: 5 days
Viewed: 604 times
Status: Didn't sell to Pinsider

#10075 2 years ago
Quoted from red_rabbit:

I noticed there's a thread about 7 months old about tech repair in the area and the recommended names were Galvin (http://gavinsgameservice.com/cms/) and Rick (http://www.ricksgamerepair.com/) Do people here still vouch for them?
Has anyone here had any experience with these guys below (good / bad / fake)?
https://mwpinball.com/
http://homeamusements.net/citys.html
http://www.chicagopinball.com/
Much Appreciated

Another +1 for Gavin.

Had him out a few years ago for a flipper rebuild on my FT and he did some board work on my Gorgar.
Worked quickly and efficiently. He knew exactly what needed to be done and knocked it out quickly.

I have not used Rick, bet see some of his posts on Facecrook, looks like he does good work.

#10077 2 years ago

Gavin is excellent and in high demand. Very good dude known for years and asset to hobby.

Rick is also excellent and been in hobby for years. I haven’t worked with Rick in years but he’s a straight shooter.

I can vouch for both. Can’t go wrong with either.

#10078 2 years ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Anyone going from Cincinnati to Chicago that could haul a pin for me in the near future?

Still searching… Cincinnati to Chicago

#10079 2 years ago

Anyone have an AC/DC Pro or Fishtales ....thanks

#10080 2 years ago

Looking for a Twilight Zone and/or Addams Family, pls PM me if you are looking to sell.

#10081 2 years ago

Listed a Judge Dredd on Facebook Marketplace for $4500. Located in Lansing Illinois.

#10082 2 years ago

**I need some garage space back and inside space back**. Too many machines.
Donations will be made to pinside accordingly.

Readily available now in garage, complete unless noted-
No shipping, cash on the glass, no trades
GTB Solar city - workin $625
GTB Royal flush $575
GTB card whiz $575
Exhibit Dale Gun Project. Incomplete $225
BLY Red Arrow parts cabinet. $75
I think there’s a couple of populated pfs out there for wall art. What they are right now escapes me. $75 each.

Updated. Lowered prices.

#10083 2 years ago
Quoted from Wmsfan-GAP:

**I need some garage space back and inside space back**. Too many machines.
Donations will be made to pinside accordingly.
Readily available now in garage, complete unless noted-
No shipping, cash on the glass, no trades
GTB Solar city - workin $625
GTB Royal flush $575
GTB card whiz $575
Exhibit Dale Gun Project. Incomplete $225
BLY Red Arrow parts cabinet. $75
I think there’s a couple of populated pfs out there for wall art. What they are right now escapes me. $75 each.
Updated. Lowered prices.

If you find out what the playfields are please.message me. I could see driving down for the Solar City if I could pick up some good parts playfields.

#10084 2 years ago
Quoted from Wmsfan-GAP:

**I need some garage space back and inside space back**. Too many machines.
Donations will be made to pinside accordingly.
Readily available now in garage, complete unless noted-
No shipping, cash on the glass, no trades
GTB Solar city - workin $625
GTB Royal flush $575
GTB card whiz $575
Exhibit Dale Gun Project. Incomplete $225
BLY Red Arrow parts cabinet. $75
I think there’s a couple of populated pfs out there for wall art. What they are right now escapes me. $75 each.
Updated. Lowered prices.

I'd be really interested in which playfields are available too - might look cool on my gameroom wall

#10085 2 years ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

If you find out what the playfields are please.message me. I could see driving down for the Solar City if I could pick up some good parts playfields.

Quoted from tbaum:

I'd be really interested in which playfields are available too - might look cool on my gameroom wall

I will dig them out let you know later today after work.

#10086 2 years ago
Quoted from xfassa:

Anyone looking to move a Banzai Run?

Bump. Still looking.

#10087 2 years ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Still searching… Cincinnati to Chicago

Still looking for transport

#10088 2 years ago

Looking for a black knight sword of rage pro near Chicago. Just the pro, no premium or le's.. Thanks!!

#10089 2 years ago

SOLD!
Machine - For Sale
HUO - Documented (Home Used Only) - “Original owner LZ prem FS. Only mods are shaker, Pinwoofer speaker/sub/amp upgrade, and the Les Paul-Marshall sculpt on the back wall of the playfield. Plays great, no spinner is...”
2022-03-30
Frankfort, IL
8,300
Archived after: 12 days
Viewed: 650 times
Status: Sold for $ 8,300
Contributed to Pinside

#10090 2 years ago

Looking for a Wizard of Oz Ruby Red edition

#10091 2 years ago

Looking for a Metallica any model preference would be a vault.

Also am looking a Strikes and Spares in collector condition.

#10092 2 years ago

So tired of TWD kicking my ass. Last night was the final straw, game screwed me every which way but loose. Just want it out of my house, first five grand takes it.

#10093 2 years ago
Quoted from yancy:

So tired of TWD kicking my ass. Last night was the final straw, game screwed me every which way but loose. Just want it out of my house, first five grand takes it.

That game is brutal but I absolutely love it. I had the same reaction about 3 years ago and dumped mine.
I just had It.
3 years go by and now I really appreciate the code on this game.
I say put in storage.

#10094 2 years ago
Quoted from kklank:I say put in storage.

That is great advice

#10095 2 years ago
Quoted from yancy:

So tired of TWD kicking my ass. Last night was the final straw, game screwed me every which way but loose. Just want it out of my house, first five grand takes it.

Great deal! Fun pin! We’re down on spring break otherwise I’d be driving

#10096 2 years ago
Quoted from yancy:

So tired of TWD kicking my ass. Last night was the final straw, game screwed me every which way but loose. Just want it out of my house, first five grand takes it.

Ummmm…. not sure how to respond because that game is a legit kick in the ding ding. But just in case you’re serious I’d love to pay 5k to get kicked in the ding ding.

#10097 2 years ago

Too late to edit my post but, suffice it to say, April fools’ day is over.

#10098 2 years ago
Quoted from yancy:

Too late to edit my post but, suffice it to say, April fools’ day is over.

For anyone who knows you it was pretty obvious it was a joke, that or you recently had a major head injury that I was unaware of.

#10099 2 years ago
Quoted from yancy:

Too late to edit my post but, suffice it to say, April fools’ day is over.

Lol!!
You got me!

#10100 2 years ago
Quoted from Chisox:

I’d love to pay 5k to get kicked in the ding ding.

Dude you could get that done downtown for wayyyyy cheaper (so i've heard at least...from a friend)

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