Go bears. Being raised a FIB, i reserve right to stay in this thread year round.
Packers suck. We cool now?
Go bears. Being raised a FIB, i reserve right to stay in this thread year round.
Packers suck. We cool now?
bad move letting in Rock island. One of the biggest pin flippers in the region resides there....
Quoted from Barron:
Think his real name is Kevin? Can't remember 100%, but the guy buys up every clist deal in a 300 mile radius he can get his hands on and then has it list before he even gets the game unloaded from the truck.
I have spoken with sellers post a transaction with him and they are usually short changed and left with a bad feeling.
Really? he had that before your bro?
ugghhh, now it feels dirty
Didn't you have a nice x-files at one point? It appears you and I have WAy too similar of tastes in crappy games
did he offer the reach around with the game? "Time to go to work"
You gave me a good deal and cleaned all the skeezy off from him. That does explain a few hacks in it though.
Quoted from MXV:
Call it what you want but I was just stating a fact in a thread for people selling and trading games in my area that soon I'm going to have a game for sale. If that isn't on topic then I don't know what is.
It is certainly more on topic than some dude from Madison criticizing a post of mine in a CHICAGO area thread.
I was just poking fun/joking, but it is telling that you took it as something else...
BTW i also own property in northern IL, so that probably qualifies me to participate in the overpriced IL games thread
I have a freshly shopped players RollerGames if anyone is interested in some sort of trade. I recently did a complete top/bottom teardown and full rebuild/rubber/LED with all flippers rebuilt from scratch new sleeves/ upgraded to side arm return spring, ect. Tuned in a playing well. Typical cab dings, mylar bubble over inserts (nothing that impacts play), etc. In other words, not a trailer queen but plays like a champ.
Open to whatever and no real desires at this time. Cash could go either way depending on other game/condition.
Shoot me a message if you have something in mind. I like cheesey bad games and good popular games The full spectrum. I guess based on limited budget I would prefer not sending too much cash out the door.
Erics games are usually pretty nice. Just wish he would limit his postings to GB clist. No fun getting hopes up for a game you want and then realizing it is an additional few hours. There are enough search engines that anyone looking will find a game if they are interested.
MKE is an easy drive. GB is a haul.
I flag those posts for spamming. Wish others would do the same or Clist would just implement some sort of location restriciton based on IP location.
Quoted from kid_ego:
Did anyone pick up (or look at) the SST listed on CL for $700 a few days ago in Rochelle?
I sent the guy an email but never heard back from him.
I also message and never heard back ;( It was advertised on my Bday and would have been a great present to myself. I was willing to pay double the advertised amount if it was 100%. If anyone picked it up and wants a quick flip, I am still interested. PM me!
Figured I would cross post here also. I have a Future Spa, the world famous game used in PAPA 17 C bank
You know the deal. I bought this game to train for PAPA (yes, I understand the craziness of that). PAPA has come and gone and this game is in my garage. I don't really have the space right now but this is a fun/challenging game.
I am looking to get out of it what I bought it for.
The game resets intermittently/ocasionally and the original CPU has "repaired" corrosion from the previous owner. Current board is salvagable and can be fixed with some skill I think. I have ordered an Alltek CPU replacement and a new BR board (the original has some burn) plus the items needed to repin connectors for BR board connectors.
I would prefer to spend my time working on other projects between now and MadRollin Pinball.
New boards arrived yesterday. Playfield is pretty good with some touch ups, but nice for the age. Cab has typical fade but pretty nice compared to many. Overall pretty nice condition for the era. Fresh rubber ring kit on it. All switches work and drops are clean and function well. Backglass is nice with one small spot of bubble. This game has some amazing artwork and is an ultra widebody liek Paragon.
I am asking $950obo as the game sits and you get the new boards/parts to clean it up yourself. I can install the boards, repin connectors, and verify reset is gone, but I then will just bring the game to MRP instead of selling right now.
If you want the game as it sits WITHOUT new boards then I am asking $700obo.
The game is fully playable as it sits but as I said it sometimes resets mid ball or sometimes will not boot upon first being turned on. If you have more skill/time than I you can likely repair the current board with a little effort. I don't like board work very much.
Option 3: I fix it up, make it solid and take it to MRP next month.
Contact me before I start working on this game or burn it with fire.
EDIT: free transport within a reasonable distance for a short time.
worth a cross post to my friends to the south (GO BEARS!) since expo is just around the corner
I am looking for a new to me game to clean up and put on route.
I am mainly interested in stuff in the <2500 range that would also possibly be good on route.
This means they don't need to be perfect but need to be fun.
As long as the cab is holding together, then not much else cab wise really matters to me.
Nicer playfields are always good but not really a requirement for this application if the price is fair.
I plan to clean up and fix/ rebuild everything before it goes on route so no worries if there are issues.
Any ideas or suggestions?
What do you have?
Well, today I got the crazy thought of trying to raise enough funds to at least make a deposit on WOOLY ($1000 by Jan 1st and an addition $3500 by Feb 15?).
I am putting up RoadShow as the second game on the block and will likely get photos and advertise at all the usual places in the next few days. Figured I would mention it here (along with the WI thread) at this point in case any regional guys are interested.
RS cabinet is typical routed condition but pf is very nice. NVRAM installed so no batteries to worry about. I did a bit of work to it after buying it from Doot last year. Fresh flipper rebuilds. No "fish wear". 100% working. LEDs throughout. Many of you played it at MadRollin this past Sept.
Let me know if you are interested now and I can send you pics directly.
Transport to Expo on Friday is a possibility
only thing that dates that pic is the cool dude and the hot chick.
you should recreate that same pic now with everything and location the same
worth seeing if I can help anyone out in chitown area...
Sorry for short notice but sometimes things line up... I will be driving up to twin cities area of MN and have room to transport 1 game. I am leaving early in the morning on Sat so you would need to get the game you need transported to me tonight.
no worries. I hate long drives, so if I can help someone out then it makes it way more worth it!
I will also be taking a trip to CO in Jan/Feb to take my brother his first pinball game (late Bday present for him and a suprise). I will have room to transport 1 (possibly 2) games back from boulder CO area to Madison area if someone wants to plan ahead.
Quoted from badbilly27:
So funny Hilton. I'm likely going to post my RG for sale in the next few weeks. Just not playing it and need the room.
I don't really want to sell mine, but if I did it also means I could put something new on route for others to play.
I would bring it home but I am packed to the gills already at home.
You should put more time on RG before selling. It is such a great game when playing well and honestly one of the best Sys11 games IMHO. I love the cheesey theme and the integration is fantastic. For many people they need to get past the theme to really dig into the game. It is one of SR's best games. The only real downfall is a lack of true skill shot when it shoudl have been programmed with some great variety of skillshots.
Pin transport opportunity...
I will be taking a trip from MSN to Muskegon, MI (via Ferry) and then down to FortWayne, IN and then back to MSN (via around chitown route).
I am picking up 2 games (1 in MI and 1 in northern IN) and will have room for a 3rd if anyone on this route has something to sell.
I will also have room to transport on this route if anyone needs a hand.
Please hit me up if you have anything on the general rout efor sale.
good tip. I did not realize they ever cancel? We are doing the 6am route so hopefully before major wind.
Tom, what are the reviews? Do I need my dramamine?
3500 on march 28th
3200 on april 27th
If you kept on that trajectory, it should be about right to sell finally...
How much is it now?
Anyone comingto EXPO from Chapaign/Urbana area and able to pick up a game for me in the next week or 2 and transport it up for expo?
I will pay your gas money and some adult beverages.
You can't go wrong. Amazing game for anyone that has not played it! Sys11 style of play (actually is the 11 sound board package). Seriously under rated game! Veryrare also. Don't hesitate.
Quoted from Chitownpinball:
Just missed this one.....grrrr
that is the solid state and not the EM >> big difference for most.
It is a fun game in EM version and one of the few EMs I would like to own but not worth the EM price tag IMO. I would rather find any one of the other great EMs if I were to ever own one, and for much better bang for the buck.
Quoted from Chitownpinball:
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I ended up snagging a HH in wisconsin last night, so my zipper flipper search will have to be put on hold for now....man $400 though...crap, lol. Maybe if you were closer and I didnt just drive 6 hrs for a hh last night.
Was that ralpwiggums HH? If so, nice example!
what else you selling BB? You know you want me to own one of your games... then you can fondly remember it when Heidi and I are 'playing' it...
Hey Chicago pinheads... Since we are on the topic of tickets, I am a big Phish fan and they are playing at Wrigley this summer. Tickets will likely be near impossible to get fields. Anyone have any hookups to help a guy out? I figure it is worth asking before the official on sale happens.
Will likely be my 99th and 100th show and I cant think of a better place to see my favorite band for the momentus life occasion than inside the friendly confines of Wrigley. Hoping to get 4 fields for each night.
Quoted from CaptainNeo:
do people that go to phish even remember being there?
when you aren't a burn out...
I remember all of the shows I have seen. In the early years I was slightly buzzed. That all stopped in 2000 and I only go sober to shows now. I prefer to be sober for that particular experience.
Quoted from dirtbag66:
How do you know if you're a Phishhead?
You studied five days for a drug test
I always get a kick out of the ignorant stereotypes. From what I have seen and based on experiences at shows, many phishheads are highly educated, do very well in life, and have a great outlook on the world. Wish there were more bright and interesting people in the world.
Quoted from vdojaq:
I am very happy you redeemed yourself. That higher intelligence crap wasn't going to hold water very long.
lol. I actually hang out up front for most shows and about 70% of that sub group is completely sober. Also many of my Phish friends are doctors, lawyers, PhDs, real estate investors, teachers, ...
In the mid 90s we were all stoner kids eating shrooms and smoking pot. Now there are quite a few sober profesionals that are there for the good times and great music combined with the annual reunion of friends from far away places that all meet up at shows. Phish shows may have 30k people but I largely hang out with the same 100-200 people at any given show, so I suppose my perspective could be squewed.
Quoted from KingPinGames:
did i enter the twilight zone? i thought this was a thread for buying and selling pinball machines, not phish concert demographics. back on topic people.
says another guy from WI
At least I was bornin IL...
on topic >> I am looking for another Bally/Williams 90s DMD. B-listers are my wheel house
For possible trade: Tx-sector, JD, cash.
Just picked up 2 more games!
For TSPP, unfortunately the previous owner dropped a tool (drill?) when working in his basement and broke pf glass; took a small nick in pf. I guess this happened a few years ago and he said F it when he realized how much glass he would need to clean up and has not played the games since.
I dont plan to dig into them for a few weeks but if someone wants to check out the TSPP as it sits then let me know and you are welcome to swing up and see it.
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:
Missed out on this one Was trying to figure out logistics but it looks like the seller reached out to someone else. Best of luck!
these were not available to anyone else. friend of a friend and not advertised anywhere else as far as I know. Would be a small world indeed if you knew this guy.
Quoted from dung:
How big a nick are we talking? Was it sitting with the glass off since it broke?
not bad and in the wood (not near an insert so appears to be a reasonably easy fix) Was covered but glass off since it broke. Game is a bit dusty and still some glass pieces in it but not bad.
Quoted from toyotaboy:
reposting this in case you're not on facebook. Seems Rob Berk (founder of Pinball expo) is starting up his own arcade and pinball expo show 6 weeks prior to Chicago expo in rosemont?
is there a back story on what is going on here? Is Rob no longer part of the regular chicago expo?
Logans Hardware has always been the best variety and quality in Chitown. Has that changed since Barron is no longer there?
Quoted from netcivil:
yes, my bad, Level 257. Been wanting to go to headquarters beercade sometime, too, but we always have the kids when we go to Chicago, so that's a bit tricky.
But yeah, level 257 is really cool, we haven't bowled there yet, and even with pinball games as short as mine, $15/hour is a bit steep. If you could 'pause' the timer and get like a 4 hour card you could re-use, that would be sweet. Artman here in pinside had told me about a pinball card they have, but I've never looked into it, where they just charge you so much per game.
check out logans the next time you are down in chicago. BEST place for pinball. Leave the kids at home and do some drinking with heidi and I
is that the one that was in Elgin?
I would trade but dont have anything you are asking for. If you want to just sell it then LMK.
Quoted from MN-Flipper:
It is a fun game - If I could find something with a better theme for my GF i would trade.. She is just getting into pinball and enjoying it..Play field is great all mar still, plays well. If anyone has a pin to trade pm me please
I like the theme (my pops was a trucker for years) but theme does not matter to me all that much.
I would be looking just because it would fit in with my other 6803 games if you want to sell for what you picked it up for then I am interested in buying.
Quoted from MN-Flipper:
Thank you no interest in selling it - only pin I have at this time.. Would rather trade for a game my GF will enjoy also..Thank you
ok, I will keep my eyes open for "Would love a Maverick or pool shark , sharkys shootout, or ?"
Happy to pay the $1000 the previous seller was asking for the truckstop if you end up finding one of those outright and want to just sell the Truckstop. I will be coming through your area in early May on my way to the VFW show in MI and could stop by then.
Quoted from badbilly27:
Anyone local ever consider a temp trade? We trade games for a few months, then swap back. Always been intrigued.
I'll loan you almost anything in my collection Billy. You clean it up and shop it when you have it (I pay for all the parts). You can even pimp it out and I'll pay for the mods (so long as done well and tasteful). Keep it for as long as you want.
My pinside collection is not really up to date and I am not sure if you like anything I own, but I trust you so figured I'd toss it out there.
Quoted from badbilly27:
By you, $2000 firm! Then a week later $1500 firm! Then will come down to $1200 firm! Assuming you bought the one from the guy on Mr Pinball for $1050 before negotiating (which means lower).
Seriously all depends on condition. I've seen a restored one sell for $2200
- The Snowman
Had 2 team slots open up for Mad Rollin 2016 in case any chicago peeps want to come up for the largest and most fun charity pinball event in the region.
SUPER fun time to be had.
Sat Sept 24th is the date. All day event. 24 games (maybe more). Beer, Food, Pinball... what more could you want.
All funds go to charity. There will be some uniqiue and great playing games at the event. Even though it is a competitive event, it actually provides lots fo fun fr all skill levels.
It seems most people find it pretty boring to play relative many of the newer Sterns and I would agree. It feels clunky in overall gameplay compared to newer games.
Quoted from gweempose:
I don't find it boring at all. It has fun shots, and a deep challenging ruleset. I own a Tron LE, TWDLE, and STLE. XMLE holds up well when directly compared to any of those titles. I think the game is a real bargain, even if you compare it against the premium versions of those games. The only other modern Stern that I think offers a bigger bang for the buck is Met pro, and I own one of those also.
I know you dont
Reality is that the majority do, which is why they are often priced cheap.
Quoted from Slim64:
Anyone local interested in a Bally Medusa? Overall good shape, very nice backglass. Everything works properly, fresh rubber etc.
Asking 1800obo. Will get a link with photos soon.
Shoot me a pm, would also be interested in trading it for a decent sys11 or project/early dmd. Willing to add cash as well if needed
post an advert and it should sell very quick. Seems lots have been looking for one lately.
1 team slot for Mad Rollin available.
Any of you chicago guys want to come up for the charity event?
details at www.madisonpinball.com
Fun times and for a great cause!
Sept 24th all day pingolf and brawl formats. Very fun even if you are not a competitive person.
LMK soon as I am going to cut things off soon so I can get brackets/courses all set up
for anyone that is looking for an alternative forum in the IL/WI area for listing and selling pins locally first then I suggest checking out
Tim/RalphWiggum set this up and it is agreat little spot. I will admit I am hesitant to advertise it because it is a nice little place right now
Tim has a great site that is 100% free, allows unlimited bandwidth for pictures, and does not squish the pics. He has never asked for anything at all and is a solid guy with lots of great advice. I have mead and sold some pins on there, so it is another resource available for N IL crew when looking to sell.
Quoted from aobrien5:
I'm not sure why people think it's such a big deal to pay such a small fee for selling a game. How is it better to charge everyone instead of just the people making money from a sale?
Just my $.02
I bring fewer sales here ever since this became a business and I see others bringing fewer games here also (more showing up in other places). I think for me personally, any obstacle to building community is a bad thing. In this case I see this directly as an obstacle to community.
I understand the desire to make pinside more profitable since it is now a business (opinion on making it a business is another thing...) but this was a bad business decision in my perspective.
I can say that I would be fine with a nominal annual membership ($10 at most) but then doing away with all the other fees.
Pinside is really not a community anymore, at least not like it used to be. (Anyone remember when we bought Robin a game; I think we did at one point around when I joined and I donated to that because it was a fun thing to do as a community; those people should all get a free lifetime membership )
Quoted from robin:
Hey, I'm open to suggestions and looking forward to your thread with ideas on how this site can run without any budget.
I dont think it is the fees that gets people aggravated. I think it is the perception of being nickel and dimed and then changing of allowed practice/behavior which also works to generate more revenue. At the same time the community vibe has changed from on top.
Once you charge money and made it a business then it changes the whole dynamic of peoples perceptions/expectations.
Many people here feel like they helped to build up the site (many have; weather through entertaining conversations, tips on repairs, how-to threads, rating games, providing content) and now it is a for profit venture for you and your brother full time (nothing wrong with you making it into a business). You have to understand how that can 'feel' to those people that have been members for years and providing entertaining content to help increase the overall member pool and usership. Now that usership is being asked to pay sales fees. At the same time the moderation does not always fit the expectations of those paying (everyone has their own exceptions which can vary widely).
To me this is a rough transition for Pinside. For me personally, this used t be OUR community. It is now Robin's business.
I had fun donating to buy you a game when it was a community. I rarely would donate to buy an awesome gift for a businessman making profits off my contributions already. Make sense the perceived difference in how things now "Feel"?
Quoted from tl54hill:
Any feedback on how the Arcade Expo went in Rosemont? Didn't want to drop that much for entrance fee and parking for a first time show, but if it was well done maybe next year.
from what I have heard there were only a few pins and mostly vids. Poor attendance meant you could play pretty much anything with minimal wait.
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:
New Rottendog CPU
New Rottendog LED Displays
Side rails ha...” $ 2,000 TheNoTrashCougar Sleepy Hollow, IL Used, working and clean
NEW!machinefor salePlaced 2016-09-12 18:31 (yesterday)For sale: Fish Tales (Williams, 1992)“Restored Fish Tales
Lots of new parts
New plastic set installed
Cabinet l...” $ 3,500 (OBO) TheNoTrashCougar Sleepy Hollow, IL Used, working and clean
WOW! You mustbe hunting something new? GLWS. If anyone does not know, seller is totally awesome! Games are nicer than described.
I have a buddy looking for a G&R (fixed upper is fine).
Please let me know if you have one available.
Quoted from Razorbak86:
Neil has a prototype GnR posted in the Pinside Market...
buddy is looking for something a bit less high end/ less high end price
Quoted from foureyedcharlie:
I have a pin stored at centerflanks place in Milwaukee....can anyone get it to Expo? PM if you can help out. Thx
Cebterflanks should not be too far out of your way if you are driving over from Lincoln?
Shoot up 151 in eastern IA, then shoot back down the back way from flankers to expo. Bet it would only add 45min travel time to the whole trip.
no, there was a defender just last year for 1200 and it sat for a while.
Also know a friend out west that recently picked one up in that same range. I know it is a rare deck but figured that was the going rate since I have seen 2 for that price.
Is 3600 reasonable or close to reasonable for you guys?
I'll be coming down to chicagoland/ pinball life in the next few weeks and could transport if pre paid
Looks like I will be heading to PinBallLife on Friday Dec 30th and plan to be there around 10:30-11:00am
Could deliver this DM is anyone is interested.
Quoted from inhomearcades:
I will attempt to shed as much light as I can given the nature of the situation and my relation to it. Headquarters was started in Lakeview with three original partners. Prior to this, two of those members owned other establishments at that location. Through out the years and prior to the start of HQ and during HQ at the Lakeview location, one member stole a large sum of money. Details are pretty nasty and likely able to be found in public record somewhere but I was advised to refrain from commenting. The person who now owns Replay at that location and the boy's town location, is the person who stole the money from the other two owners. The separation agreement provided us to keep the Headquarters brand and the person who owns replay wanted to keep the lease in place at that address. This worked to our advantage as we wanted to move to a location that provided us the ability to have a kitchen like our Rivernorth location. I was asked to continue providing the games at the new location, however I turned them down. The reason I turned them down is because the Replay owner who stole large sums of money from his partners also owes me a large sum of money for the service and game contract I provided them for years. In addition to him refusing to pay his outstanding bill as well as stealing money, I have become an owner of HQ and thus would not be interested in helping the very person who stole from me. I won't speak to the success of Replay, their operations or games, as I find that to be in bad taste, however I do not have a problem letting people know what the owner of Replay did who was previously involved with us. Thankfully this entire thing had a silver lining and allowed me to move from a supplier to ownership.
The good news is we are relocating. We have a few great locations to choose from and once we can nail one down we will share exactly where it will be.
Damn it. This is my largest fear about the location there. Some people know of my involvement with HQ and many do not, however those that do know I truly care about the games we provide. I don't claim to have the absolute best games, but I do try and provide a great line up and have techs work on them 7 days a week. The reality is that with free play and the number of customers we have per week, (about 3500-4500) our games get played a ton. Anyway, please let me know if you find any problems when you visit our Rivernorth location. Your more than welcome to PM me on this site.
I hope this sheds some light on the situation and if anyone has any questions, I'll answer what I can.
crazy story. Thx for sharing.
Quoted from AndHart120:
As cool as it is to play pins for free I also believe this is really going to cause them to break/get real dirty fast. I'd rather pay for games in good shape (like Logans) than play bad ones for free. I actually was just at Logan's an hour or so before stopping by Lakeview and the difference between the condition of the games was pretty big. Logans games were real popular when I was there so the free play bars might be losing out not charging anything.
I agree but they seem to be totally different models. Coins and constant coin jams can be a PITA also so they seem to focus on making money from booze and food sales with the idea that the free play games keep the frat boys there longer?
Quoted from CaptainNeo:
hilton is looking for everything.
you say that like it is a bad thing, lol.
no longer looking for Mustang. i was only looking for a trade and the seller opted for the cash route so he could pay the balance on another game.
BTW, did you find me a sweet XXXXXXXX yet?
Just wanted to say that we bought our Hobbit for route form KingPin and Chris has been spectaculor to work with! Excellent customer service! He is also an actuall pinhead and gives back and supports the community onf a regular basis.
If anyone deserves your game dollars it is Chris! Plain and simple the guy busts his hump to take multiple games to TPF, MGC, and is a BIG supporter of the largest charity event in the region, Mad Rollin Pinball.
Simply put, the guys gives back in a big way and we are lucky to have him in the community. It is not just a business like some of the other distros. It is a passion and a life long family operation.
Even though you buying a game means more competition for us please support Chris when you do it!
Quoted from Goonie:
Ah, yes, I have heard that from a couple of folks. Problem is, I can only haul one game. If I bring a game, I can't bring two back. If I don't find anything to buy, then I have gone without bringing a game - and oh, that would NOT be good. Decisions, decisions.
looks like you live reasonably close? close enough to make 2 trips home in the case that you do find something to buy.
Quoted from Lame33:
I've reached seemingly inevitable stage in the hobby where I've decided to buy a Lord of the Rings. If you or someone you know has reached the equally inevitable stage of deciding to part with one, please let me know.
Machine - Wanted
Wanted: Lord of the RingsWanted! “My collection is skewing too heavily sci-fi and so I think it's time to add a fantasy theme to bring things into balance.
If you have a decent Lord of the Rings that you are looki...”
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it is kind of like buying a boat. The best day is when you buy and the second best day is when you sell
Seems like anyone in the hobby for long enough will do both eventually.
Quoted from Chitownpinball:
Any one know the guy selling the strange science in rock island on ebay?
steer clear or at least go look in person. Game is WAY over priced but that is his MO.
Quoted from Jamaster10:
Well no s@it Hilton, don't stir the nest as I have told you before!!!! You kicked it twice or more the next time you get stung
I was making a point that you screwed up and quoted him instead of the potential buyer, lol.
Hence, he has it covered... To make it more simple for you... A distributor does not need another distributor to find him a game.
If you want to make personal threats then no need to speak behind a veil, just say what you want to do.
I love neo, but all games he magically finds are great deals
I will say you need to get out and play route pinball more Neo. Rarely do you find a recent deck in the condition you describe. More often you find they are either:
Running original code, very dirty, and have never been moved once
Hobbyist putting personal games out which were proactively protected, well maintained, and often better condition than many traditional HUO games
Quoted from chad:
Well I know I cannot get them all and I understand you like to keep it local. No problem there. Both our basements can not support every game . All part of the hunt....
I am going to build a bigger basement
Id rather you get them than that scumbag Dustin. Guy is so shady.
Quoted from epthegeek:
Pretty typical progression. Staunch DMD lovers eventually get worn out and want to try something different.
Yeah, i know. Just giving Tom a hard time cause at one point I think he had mainly new sterns and the top ten B/W.
I am happy to see he is branching out. Maybe he will even try a gottlieb at some point
Quoted from dirtbag66:
My questions were serious as well. When Spooky releases a game that I think is fun, maybe then I'll lay off.
You are just being a troll. Saying any game only has two shots is just dumb.
We all get it at this stage... you hate all things spooky. Dually noted and thanks for participating.
Quoted from jellikit:
I think Hilton was looking for one awhile ago.
Thanks for the heads up Jelli. Already have a super duper LE on order.
I had to submit a fecal sample and video with it to show provenance of the fecal creation. Not sure why, but that is what it takes to get the super duper LE...
Quoted from BBC:
Had a Chicago area pinsider tell me he was coming to look at a game, and he no showed tonight. I wouldn’t be that pissed, but I had to set the game up in my garage ( it was stored broken down) and now I have to tear it down again to store. Also changed my plans tonight so he could come see it.
I’m sure you don’t care, but it took time and energy and the guy doesn’t have the courtesy to reply back.
out them please!
It is important for others to know so they dont waster their time in the future also.
Quoted from BBC:
Bally Strikes and Spares.
Seems out of character.
He was shopping elsewhere based on this thread, https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-embryon-8#post-4290827
I would not take home a Houdini if you paid me to take it, lol. I have tried my darndest to like it, but the game geometry is just no fun. Combined with the build issues we have all heard plenty from the local one on route and I can't spend that much on a game thatis constantly going down. I am sure some of that is because they have an early production unit, but all four I have played on route have been similar. I will be looking forward to the next offering by AP, butsitting this one out.
Quoted from FatPanda:
Does anyone know what the differences (if any) are between the engineer's game vs a production game?
I think it depends on the specific game. My understanding is that engineer's games are ones that were actually used by an engineer during development? Probably falls into the same vein as a sample, or prototype, or early run depending on the specific game.
Could be as small as a different insert color. Could be as big as a completely different game play feaute (like 3rd mag on TZ or extra VUK on Radical as examples).
not 100% on this but my understanding of it.
Quoted from gjm7777:
I would really like to get into my first EM and some of the ones that seem fun are:
I like working on things but would want something that plays well. Hoping to get into something that won't break the bank but be fun for my wife and parents to like, but still be good fun for me too. Appreciate any advice.
talk to fatpanda about his TA Great classic layout/fun EM and his is super nice, esp for the price.
Quoted from Jamaster10:
Time for the flooded market prices to start coming down some.
I think more likely it is time for NIB price competition.
The games taking the biggest hits are ones made in the past 3 years. Collectors realize that and are slowing down on buying.
Good example of this would be Houdini. What did those originally cost with shipping? $7200 ?
They are now selling at 6k on the secondary market.
That is a big hit in a years time.
Combine that with supply of NIB games going way up and the supply of 4 year old or less games also continuing to go up... ripe for some real competition from the distributors and the manufacturers.
I think the opposite. When games just a few years old (and in many aspects much better build quality) are dropping to 4k, that 5500 for a NIB pro model is stupid. Add on to it that the NIB is going to drop 1k in the secondary when you want to sell in 9-12 months. That 4k IM may be a $200 loss when you want to sell.
Unless NIB base model games start competing on price, sales will continue to drop on the whole (still will be good selling block busters, but those are 1 out of 5 games made on average).
The other big difference I have seen is that many old time collectors have now sold out of stock that they had built up their collection with the past 10-15-20 years. They cashed in that TAF they bought for 2k 10 years ago to buy a brand NEW IMVE. That IMVE has now lost value and the TAF is still gone. Those guys were helping seed the NIB market for the past 5 years with the old game sales (easy to stomach 4500 NIB when it really only cost you a 2k TAF). Hell, many chased the new and now are back paying even more to get back great games like TAF...
May be selling or trading 1 or both >>>
Nice condition Back Hole. All refurbed in the not too distant past. Ground mods all done, clean boards, nice displays, nice bglass and newer motor, avg condition pf (nice under original mylar but some wear in the typical spots outside of mylar and avg cab. Complete and comes with some extra parts (tube a few plastics, etc...) Plays strong. 2400obo
HUO Monopoly with nice topper (lasserific one? that lights up). Clean and as expected for a HUO Monopoly (Edit: per pinside rules no games over 2500 can be listed in in regional club threads without an advert also > Monopoly for trade and I would value it at 3400obo)
Hit me up if interested. No rush but may get proper photos and blast them out to the usual places in the next week.
You all know what I like > classics, oddballs, etc...
Cash and local is cool also.
Quoted from tbaum:
Logan is great, I was there last weekend. They are Stern's favored arcade so they have a fairly well maintained stable of Sterns - I also think Headquarters is very solid, especially when the downstairs is open (not always the case).
The Emporiums are ok (but not excellent). I heard the Galloping Ghost now has a pinball area, but I haven't seen it yet.
Logan is by far the best playing pins/ barcade in Chicago IMHO!
Great selection and great games!
Quoted from toyotaboy:
while bluetooth is ideal, bluetooth is also fussy with connecting to devices. However, headphones jacks are dirt cheap, and earbuds are too. If I was operating pinballs (or running a barcade) I would seriously considering installing them. When you go to clay's VFW show, I'd say a good dozen machines have jacks and it makes a big difference being able to hear the game clearly (especially one you aren't familiar with).
What are options for after market head phone jacks for spikeStern and also classics?
Quoted from gweempose:
No, they also make an external version for machines without a DBA plate. It mounts underneath the cabinet ...
WPC_DM - http://www.pinnovators.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32_23&products_id=35
WPC_DCS - http://www.pinnovators.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32_23&products_id=34
WPC_95 - http://www.pinnovators.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32_23&products_id=33
Nice! I was looking on the spike page. Do u see one for those?