Quoted from Whysnow:
Looking like either Feb 14 or Feb 28th weekend will be my travel time. Likely drive out on a Thursday after work and drive back on a Sunday. A few people have contacted me but nothing solidified as needing transport at this time, so I have space.
I need to get some photos to people but I have a verified HUO BK2K 9originally came out of the home of a Williams Exec) that I would trade towards a HUO/newer Stern (would do IMVE? maybe FG???, hit me up if you have something) I value the BK2K at 3500 cash. One of the nicer original BK2K around, so yes it is higher priced than a beater. Would also consider trading it towards other nice B/W games (90s era DMD).
Time to make some room so I'm thinking about letting go of my Earthshaker. Works 100%. Strong flippers.
PM me for details
Quoted from Wickerman2:
gotta hate the CL spontaneous auctions...I had one where I offered the asking price and was going to go p/u, then someone else offered $100 more after me...suddenly it's an auction.
Yep, that's why I'd rather deal with someone here. With that being said, anyone have LOTR for sale or trade?
I'm looking for a Capcom Breakshot. If anyone has or knows where to find one please let me know.
Quoted from sethi_i:
This is my first post on Pinside...go easy on me! Most of my pinball experience is from the mid-to-late 90's. Played all of the top games from that time frame and loved most of them. I finally bought myself my first machine...NIB MMr with color DMD. Got it from GEX in Denver. It was just what I remembered. Why I'm posting in this forum is because I'm looking to pick up two or three more (depending on game and prices). I don't see a whole lot FS in Colorado, especially Colorado Springs. Do you generally wait for a game you want to come available locally or do you buy online sight unseen? I'm a little wary of that given the cost of the machines.
Also, anything after 2000 is new territory for me, and there are a lot of reviews for machines on this site that have my interest (LotR, ST, and Tron:Legacy to name a few). I've searched the PinMap, and it looks like 1Up in Denver has the widest variety of machines. How else do you find a machine that you're interested in trying out?
Make sure to read through the owners club thread on any game before you purchase. New in box games can have quality issues, sometimes moreso than a 25 yr old DMD that has all the bugs worked out.
Looking for 2 modern Stern legs, black. Please PM if you have any available to sell. Thanks!
Quoted from InfiniteLives:
i think these people are always going to be needy and bug you for help. they need to man up and figure it out. do their own research, reach out for help (either here, or to someone they know in the hobby like you) but not rely on others to do everything for them. this is why i passed haha
owning a pin is not for the faint of heart. if you really want to be in this hobby they will need to start learning the ins and outs and how to fix at least basic things, etc. if they cant even find a machine and set it up themselves its gonna be a long road.
sounds harsh typing it out but thats my take. i feel like charging a newbie by the hour and nickle and diming them isnt a good look for the hobby and would feel sh*5ty doing it to anyone, especially people i know. if it was someone i knew i would 100% help them for free and get them going as long as they knew im not their free tech and they are going to have to have the desire to learn how to maintain these bad boys
either buy new and get the white glove service and have less worries or learn how to get a game and fix em up yourself if you buy an older used game.
I feel exactly the same way about fixing computers for others.
My buddy helped me buy my first pin 5 years ago, a DESW. At the time I thought I would own it forever and it would be the only one.....
Anyone have a recommendation for a shipping company that will pick up and provide a pallet? I've already contacted Michelle at Beltman, just not sure what the options are and I'd rather not ship legs on.
Quoted from whthrs166:
I have always used STI. Shipped the machine on the legs. No Pallet. My theory; a pallet invites a fork lift, a forklift invite disaster...
Good point. My last experience with legs on shipping did not go so smoothly. They somehow figured out a way to turn the 2 front legs into pretzels. At least they paid out for the damage claim so ended up being made whole.
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