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Ever find a Pin in the Trash?


By Gorgar666

5 months ago



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    #1 5 months ago

    I haven’t. Lol

    #2 5 months ago

    One of the guys in our local group found his party zone in a trash pile recently. Within a 12 months.

    #4 5 months ago

    2 weeks ago I was given a Flight 2000 that was going to be left in a warehouse that was to demolished. Does this count?

    #5 5 months ago

    That's a loaded question. I DEFINITELY have found some that should have been in the trash and I have also found some that I threw in the trash. Does that count?

    I have been given a game twice now after talking with someone on the phone saying "I'm ready to throw this in the trash right now" and I convinced the person on the other end to wait until I drive over to get the machines for free. That's pretty damn close to being in the trash.

    One time it was a bar that a friend of mine was hired to tear down. There were games in it still!

    The second time someone called me and asked if I fix old pinball games and was wanting to just give the game to a good home or "they were taking it to the curb tomorrow morning". It was an old EM but after 10 hours of messing with it and cleaning it up, I did get it working and sold it for $400. More of a pay it forward in that situation. I certainly saved that one if I have ever "saved" one.

    #6 5 months ago

    A Judge Dredd, minus the playfield. Everything else was there. Technically I didn't find it, someone posted it on our local FB group, but I did strip the cabinet along with 2 of our other local guys and we divvied up the parts.

    #7 5 months ago

    I think this may have been covered before. And... yes.

    #9 5 months ago

    Well, an EM pin.

    #10 5 months ago
    Quoted from ryanbrooks:

    2 weeks ago I was given a Flight 2000 that was going to be left in a warehouse that was to demolished. Does this count?Definitely

    #11 5 months ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    I DEFIANTLY have found some that should have been in the trashROGL

    #12 5 months ago

    I remember a few years back on RGP that somebody found a TSPP next to the dumpster at a Chuck-E-Cheese. Needed a bit of fixing but nothing too dramatic, if I remember that one correct.

    #13 5 months ago

    Ran across this about a year ago.

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    #14 5 months ago

    My best Buddy of mines got a Premium Walking Dead for $1,500. Does that count? Old Lady sold it after her son pasted away. I bet he s rolled in his grave....

    #15 5 months ago

    I found a podcast prize in the trash once.

    #16 5 months ago

    Rescued a curb side Comet, a FirePower from a dumpster.

    #17 5 months ago
    Quoted from PinRob:

    I found a podcast prize in the trash once.LOL, it’s mine!!!

    #18 5 months ago

    No pins, but CHEXX and a Pacman

    #19 5 months ago

    Found a Captain Fantastic home version that was put out with the trash. Turned the truck around and took her to work with me.

    #20 5 months ago

    I was offered this BBB on CL a few years ago...On Craigslist. I declined, he said it given to him stolen. Folded with no legs, shrink wrapped. Person was in the process of moving and had it stolen from his property, midmove... The guy I was communicating with sounded highly medicated at the time but I thought it was a police sting operation.... He said he was sick of it and was going to put it on the street for the trash to take away....Houston Area,no BS.

    #21 5 months ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    That's a loaded question. I DEFIANTLY have found some that should have been in the trash and I have also found some that I threw in the trash. Does that count?
    I have been given a game twice now after talking with someone on the phone saying "I'm ready to throw this in the trash right now" and I convinced the person on the other end to wait until I drive over to get the machines for free. That's pretty damn close to being in the trash.
    One time it was a bar that a friend of mine was hired to tear down. There were games in it still!
    The second time someone called me and asked if I fix old pinball games and was wanting to just give the game to a good home or "they were taking it to the curb tomorrow morning". It was an old EM but after 10 hours of messing with it and cleaning it up, I did get it working and sold it for $400. More of a pay it forward in that situation. I certainly saved that one if I have ever "saved" one.

    What's so defiant about that?

    #22 5 months ago

    My avatar is of a pinball in a dumpster from many years ago.

    #23 5 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Rescued a curb side Comet, a FirePower from a dumpster.

    I’m about to throw my Firepower back in the dumpster

    #24 5 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    I’m about to throw my Firepower back in the dumpsterWhy is that? Original Williams Star Posts are 50 cents each on EBay.

    #25 5 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    I’m about to throw my Firepower back in the dumpster

    They can be rather pesky!

    #26 5 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    I’m about to throw my Firepower back in the dumpster

    Why?

    #27 5 months ago

    This restoration is more frustrating than I’m in the mood for anymore. It’s fighting me on every piece I try to make progress with.

    Never played one, so I keep going because I’m told it’s worth it

    #28 5 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I think this may have been covered before. And... yes.

    I have no problem with people posting threads that have been already been done . This way I catch up with threads that I have missed and some are so old they need updating .

    #29 5 months ago
    Quoted from screaminr:

    I have no problem with Pople people posting threads that have been already been done . This way I catch up with threads that I have missed and some are so old they need updating .My Bad.

    #30 5 months ago
    Quoted from screaminr:

    I have no problem with Pople people posting threads that have been already been done .

    As long as it’s just Pople people, not those other people

    #31 5 months ago

    Yes, and it was a rare one. The Atari 4X4 prototype (not the white wood)
    was found next to a dumpster. Traded it to Herb Silver ages ago and may
    be in Tim Arnolds collection now.

    This was my find of a lifetime!
    Steve

    #32 5 months ago
    Quoted from PinRob:

    As long as it’s just Pople people, not those other people

    Damm it . changed it , " people " .

    #33 5 months ago

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    Quoted from zarco:

    Yes, and it was a rare one. The Atari 4X4 prototype (not the white wood)
    was found next to a dumpster. Traded it to Herb Silver ages ago and may
    be in Tim Arnolds collection now.
    This was my find of a lifetime!
    Steve

    Tim had it out in storage next to a Roadrunner prototype from Atari. Saw it in person a few years ago.

    #34 5 months ago
    Quoted from pinsanity:

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    Tim had it out in storage next to a Roadrunner prototype from Atari. Saw it in person a few years ago.

    What’s the story here?

    #35 5 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    What’s the story here?

    A pub in Ireland scheduled for demolition. The owners literally pushed everything out the back door to be dumped and then walked away after jemmying the coin door and the backbox token tubes for coin.

    A guy with a keen eye was driving past and spotted it then loaded it up and took it away for nothing. Luck of the Irish eh?

    Before:
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    #36 5 months ago

    Wow I don’t even like that game but I’d certainly pick it up if I saw it dumped!

    #37 5 months ago
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