Quoted from ejg10532626:
There are always issues with old pins.
Makes me wish we could fold pins up into Jetson's briefcases and ship for $25.
Damn shippers, once called the divorce lawyers of our hobby by a smart pinsider.
Nice score someone, good luck with it.
Quite the underrated title.
I agree 100%! Even if you buy a game 100% working, doesn't mean your going to get it home working or that it's going to work in a week or month. These old pins need maintenance, in some cases, all of the time. Diodes, bridge rectifiers, capacitors, etc just go bad over time and if you aren't mechanically inclined to work on them yourself, then they will cost you a lot of money to have a service person work on them. All of my pins, every one of them, has broken down at some point and you learn very quickly how to read and understand a switch matrix, use a multimeter, work with a soldering iron,etc. I bought my first pin (Hook) over 2 years ago from a dealer (reconditioned), and the outhole switch went bad after two days of owning it. Shopped/reconditioned/100% working means very little to me.