I'll be the first to admit I'm a noobie at this hobby, but pinball has always been a fascination of mine. After years of hinting to my wife that my dream was to own a machine, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a JP. I was as awkward as I have always been with the monetary negotiations and was only able to bring the seller down by $300. I really don't want to reveal what I paid, because it's a bit embarrassing. However, everything is working 100%...for now. The pin was a couple hundred miles away and I was scared that it wouldn't fit on my Equinox, so I borrowed my friend's Element. It snowed pretty heavily on the way there, and although my knuckles were white the entire drive back, I made it home without any major mishaps...I thought. When I was calling my friend to come pick up his car and help me unload the pin, he told me that he was just pulled over for speeding in my car that he had borrowed and had a nice $200 ticket to pay. As soon a I got off the phone with him I looked outside and my heart sank. There was what appeared to be a dent in his tailgate that I hadn't noticed before. I quickly went out and rubbe the dent. Was it fresh? Had it always been there and I hadn't noticed? As I opened the gay for further inspection some plastic from the light fell on the ground. It was fresh
In the end, my friend didn't want to use his insurance ( he'd just gotten another speeding ticket) and my insurance wouldn't cover it. So...my first pin cost $1,100 more than I had initially planned. Ugh. I really wanted to buy a second pin soon. I guess that won't be happening.
Anybody else have a pin buying horror story? Help me feel a little better here.