(Topic ID: 171843)

Farthest you've driven for a Pinball Machine?


By mystic-

3 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 27 posts
  • 22 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 years ago by rgb635
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    One image has been uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    20161022_150834 (resized).jpg

    #1 3 years ago

    Hey guys,
    Went and picked up a new Pin yesterday, Drove from Pittsburgh to Maryland a little over 4 hrs each way.
    It was about a 9 Hour round trip including loading the machine. I didn't mind a bit, the machine was well taken care of. Same owner had it for the last 30+ years..

    What the Farthest you guys have drove to pick up a Pinball machine that you wanted??

    20161022_150834 (resized).jpg

    #3 3 years ago

    15 hours round trip.

    #4 3 years ago

    Over 24 hrs 1 way for a project Genesis

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    Over 24 hrs 1 way for a project Genesis

    Whaaaaaaaaaat?

    #6 3 years ago

    Driving 15-16 hours round trip sunday to pickup agbgowt.

    #7 3 years ago

    Chicago to New Jersey

    Too fricking far, OK?

    #8 3 years ago

    Picking one up on my way through KS this weekend. I've done 12 hours each way...all in one shot for some early 1930's crane games that I restored. Now that was a long day.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from Manimal:

    Picking one up on my way through KS this weekend. I've done 12 hours each way...all in one shot for some early 1930's crane games that I restored. Now that was a long day.

    If only we had known, we could have saved so much time for each other!

    #10 3 years ago

    Beautiful game. Not sure which one was the longest, but many hours. I live both in PA and NJ so I can cover a very wide radius while making it seem "normal", and usually end up planning my trips on where I'm staying around what pinball machines I need to pick up.

    #11 3 years ago

    7428 miles for a $75 pin.

    #12 3 years ago

    2 hours one way. Important to note that it was my first machine and was an LW3. Since then, pin purchases (was up to 19) have been 1 hour or less by car. Bought 3 off ebay and everything worked out ok. Have been fortunate/lucky regarding ebay buys.

    #13 3 years ago

    Nc to Green Bay.
    Nc to Chicago.
    Nc to Long Island.
    Nc to New Jersey.

    Also short trips from nc to Ohio, Maryland, South Carolina, Atlanta, Tennessee.

    #14 3 years ago
    Quoted from balzofsteel:

    7428 miles for a $75 pin.

    Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from dung:

    If only we had known, we could have saved so much time for each other!

    Not really, I am going out regardless. I am working on cleaning up my dad's estate.

    #16 3 years ago

    23.5 hours round trip across 3 countries

    #17 3 years ago

    1800 miles round trip for a great deal on a SM (yes apparently my time is not worth that much!).

    #18 3 years ago

    18 hour round trip for TSPP. ended up being longer... damn snow

    #19 3 years ago

    Northern NY to Torrington CT
    Northern NY to Mechanicsburg PA
    Northern NY to NJ

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from Scotty78:

    Northern NY to Torrington CT
    Northern NY to Mechanicsburg PA
    Northern NY to NJ

    You need to find one in Philadelphia, Pa.

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    You need to find one in Philadelphia, Pa.

    It's bound to happen sooner or later lol maybe the Barb Wire I'm looking for will be in Philly

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    Over 24 hrs 1 way for a project Genesis

    Now that is dedication

    #24 3 years ago

    18 hours round trip.

    #25 3 years ago

    15 hours round trip, and had to fast track a passport since the game was in Toronto and I didn't want to lose a very nice Medusa.

    Do I get extra points for driving to another country to get a game???

    #26 3 years ago

    I'm still driving and I haven't stopped. Its been ten years.

    #27 3 years ago

    Drove from Atlanta to Texas to pick up a killer deal on 2 machines. Once we agreed on the price I went to Harbor Freight and purchased their small trailer (40 x 48 with 12 inch tires). Hitched it up and headed west 800 miles to pick up a Dr Who & Tx Sector. Fueled up and headed right back!! Nice trip but I wasn't to fond of that long bridge through the Louisiana bayou!

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 229.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 7,999.00
    Pinball Machine
    Little Shop Of Games
    $ 160.00
    Cabinet - (Alt) Translites
    Lit Frames
    $ 5.00
    Cabinet - Other
    Chrome Candy
    From: $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Music City Pinball
    $ 35.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    3D MODS
    $ 15.00
    Playfield - Decals
    Metal-Mods
    From: $ 175.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Pinball Photos
    From: $ 69.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    From: $ 64.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lermods
    $ 37.50
    $ 95.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    M&M Mods
    $ 22.00
    Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 229.00
    Cabinet - Toppers
    Id Rather Play Pinball
    $ 30.00
    Playfield - Other
    Pin Monk
    From: $ 42.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 99.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 79.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    From: $ 179.99
    Lighting - Led
    Comet Pinball
    $ 49.95
    $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Classic Game Rooms
    From: $ 9.99

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside