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Dumbest things you've heard from others about pinball


By Kineticross

4 years ago



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    #15 4 years ago

    DO YOU KNOW THAT PINBALL WIZARD SONG?

    #20 4 years ago
    Quoted from jibmums:

    When I told my father that I started a pinball collection, he went on and on about how some aunt in our family had a gambling problem and lost tons of money at the casinos, and how I should be careful the same thing doesn't happen to me. WTF one thing has to do with the other I have NO idea.

    Pinball used to be a gambling game, pre 1947. Even after, they were making Bingo pinballs until the 70s, which were also for gambling.

    #98 4 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    I saw this go for like 12 grand on Pinballers!

    That would be the best thing. Pinside would be outraged and unable to resist watching the next episode.

    #191 4 years ago
    Quoted from SuperPinball:

    Factually incorrect, Take any game in the top 25 see what they sold for MSRP at the time they were for sale through distributors. See what they are currently going for "used" and you will find that in fact 95% of the pins increased in price. Pros were going for around $4500 NIB as little as 3 years ago. Good luck finding a minty condition POTC, Tron, Star Trek, Iron Man, Avengers, AC/DC, Metallica, heck even an IJ4 etc for a lot less that $4500 and "save plenty". They are all trending over their MSRP yet in significantly poorer condition than NIB. Older Williams/Bally titles have a similar story in that every title is significantly more than there NIB original price such as MM, TAF, TZ, MB, and pretty much 95% of all the titles. Premiums and LE's seem to follow the pattern as well and in some cases are significantly higher than their NIB MSRP such as AC/DC LE, METLE, TRONLE, LOTRLE,SM Black LE, Star Trek LE just off the top of my head.
    Teekee, as for me paying 9K for my MMr, its my money and my business. I actually have it in my possession for the last 2 months with absolutely no problems and it looks and plays like a NIB perfect condition MM. I buy pinball not to speculate and make money but to play them and enjoy them. Am I ready to spend another 8K for AFMr or MBr ?, you betcha without hesitation and without regrets. Going into MMr threads just to incite and with no business even being there will never dissuade me. You actually sound really dumb when you keep badgering MMR owners about how much they have spent and how much they will lose. For that I suppose all your posts should be quoted and reposted in this thread. There is a reason why you are the most thumb downed person on pinside. Let it go, life's too short.

    Not after this:

    http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

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