Did you purchase your first pin before you found Pinside or after?

By Dewey68

6 years ago


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    #1 6 years ago

    Having been a pin owner for less than a year I'm part of the wave of new owners that have been popping up. For me, I bought my first pin before I found Pinside. I did find the pinball section of KLOV before I bought my first pin, however.

    Edit: really just curious how many people decided to buy pins after joining, rather than had bought a pin and then found the site.

    #2 6 years ago


    #3 6 years ago


    #4 6 years ago

    Long before. Before I knew of RGP too.

    #5 6 years ago

    Days before, but then bought 2 more weeks after

    #6 6 years ago

    Trolled the site for 2 months, then bought, then joined.
    Thought to myself it might be weird if I joined before I even had a pin to work on .

    #7 6 years ago


    #8 6 years ago

    Before and before I found RGP as well.

    #9 6 years ago

    I had pins for years before. I think the guys that get info here first are lucky to have help finding there first here. When I bought my first it was two together and I was worried they were not worth the asking price. Turns out I was lucky and they were 100 times too low.

    #11 6 years ago

    unfortunately before...I could have saved a bunch of money had I researched and talked with people here before I made my purchase.

    #12 6 years ago

    Yeah, me too. My second pin, the fellow told me about RGP.

    #13 6 years ago

    Before as well. I played IM at the store for a couple of hours. The other choices were Rolling Stones (they had LE and Pro), CSI, 24 and Big Buck. I am so happy that I bought IM in hindsight. Had I known about Pinside, I would have realized that the choice was obvious and no contest, IM all the way.
    Bought LOTR sight unseen on the recommendation of the salesperson. Good advice.
    Bought TZ after finding Pinside a couple of days earlier. The TZ then appeared like a gift from the Pingods. Well, like an expensive gift....
    I love the Pinside.

    #14 6 years ago

    I bought my first pin before the beginning of time.

    #15 6 years ago

    I bought my first about 7 months after joining Pinside. I wasn't active on the forums back then, but I stumbled across the site while searching for information about pins I was interested in buying. So I signed up and added a few to my wish list so I'd get sale notifications. Sure enough, many months later I received a notification that a LOTR was for sale less than an hour from me. Then the stars aligned and it became mine. So I have Pinside to thank for finding me my first pin!

    #16 6 years ago

    Before ,but it was'nt long until I found pinside

    #17 6 years ago

    About 6 years before. I had 3 pins and I didn't join any online pinball communities until earlier this year.
    Interesting note; my collection has doubled and is about to triple since joining

    #18 6 years ago

    I bought my first pin, TSPP, after a few months on Pinside.

    #19 6 years ago

    Found Pinside while looking to buy my first pin and found it to be a great resource. Joined Pinside just after getting the pin home.

    #20 6 years ago

    Several years before, but sure has pumped me up even more for pinball, my palms have calleses lol.

    #21 6 years ago

    Before as well...
    Went through the crash course of pin maintenance solo, before finding RGP, Pinside, etc...

    #22 6 years ago

    Before, Before I found RGP also.

    #23 6 years ago
    Quoted from The_Gorilla:

    I bought my first pin before the beginning of time

    Was that one of those... when God said let there be light and you hit the switch?

    I bought 2 before and one after ... looking for my 4th, well B_R is looking for my 4th

    #24 6 years ago

    It was after. Did a lot of looking at CL ads.

    See a pin, look it up on Pinside.com, ah, that one sucks, oooooh that one's rated #26 it must rock!

    very thankful for the resource...

    #25 6 years ago

    Bought my first pin before the internet exisited, so I assume pinside didn't exsist then.

    #26 6 years ago

    before for us too. I stumbled across pinside while searching for help for lighting issues on BK2K. Joined, posted my first request for help and sealclubber came to the rescue. haven't gone anywhere else but here since.

    #27 6 years ago

    Before I found RGP....Then way before I found Pinside!!


    #28 6 years ago

    Only resource I was aware when starting out was IPDB. Now, our office server blocks anything that contains the word "games".

    #29 6 years ago

    Bought first in 2002, before RGP....

    #30 6 years ago

    Bought mine before. I found Pinside when I was looking for good sources of information on pinball ownership. I am potentially looking at getting my 2nd pin through Pinside, though.

    #31 6 years ago

    Bought the first one in 1979, so I guess before.

    #32 6 years ago

    Before. I bought my 1st machine 6 months ago,found pinside, now I have 4. Love it

    #33 6 years ago
    Quoted from The_Gorilla:

    I bought my first pin before the beginning of time.

    Is that in gorilla years.


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