(Topic ID: 70023)

How can anyone afford a single pin?


By tankpinball

5 years ago



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    #51 5 years ago

    10k by Christmas!

    #52 5 years ago
    Quoted from Manbearpig:

    I am just about positive that picture was taken at the Cedar Point arcade in Ohio. That is one of my favorite places! Rollercoasters in every direction! That arcade has two Hurcules machines when I was there in early September. AHHH how I miss Top Thrill Dragster and Millenium Force

    Confirmed that the photo is from the Coliseum Arcade at Cedar point.

    #53 5 years ago

    I worked for nearly 15 years before buying my first pin for $600. Of course my second pin was a NIB LOTR years later

    Things have changed a lot over the last 15 years for me and instead of being an employee I'm now the owner. Still not going to pay 8k for a single pin though

    #54 5 years ago

    Another idea, cut 15 or 20 lawns and get an older game for around $300. It is all pinball.

    #55 5 years ago

    Speak for yourself, grandpa!

    #56 5 years ago

    It's all about how much you're willing to hustle to get what you want.

    Steve

    #57 5 years ago

    The affordable pinball act

    I work hard and always have. My wife is a dentist. We don't have kids.

    #58 5 years ago

    pinballs can get quite expensive..... maybe start with buying an arcade? for 100 - 200 bucks you can get a nice working 80's or 90's cade and have a ton of fun. search craigslist often, check the local swapmeets, local ads/papers..... there are still deals out there!

    #59 5 years ago

    werd

    Quoted from Rarehero:

    We're all old and have jobs.

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    #60 4 months ago

    One way I can justify the expense is the time I told my wife to buy a used $15000 car or at least the new base model for 21k. We ended up with the mid range model for 25k. Didn't feel it til that last year of payments that could have been avoided. I haven't had a car loan since 2007. My best friend makes triple what we make and bought a jetski he used once so far and he has 3 cars... that's what's important to him and he knows he can just come over to play and I would be a little sad if he had one and didn't want to play with mine...that was like when we had a pool first then he got one soon after. ,I didn't save for it I charged...I'll worry about that later..and it's virtual. It isn't practical to have just one in your home for 20 years..I like to keep stuff I would not want to swap

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    #61 4 months ago

    The OP should be in college by now

    #62 4 months ago
    Quoted from Pinless:

    The OP should be in college by now

    Last seen on pinside feb 28th, 2019.. hopefully he sees this thread and updates us, the suspense is killing me

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    #63 79 days ago

    Oh I already commented

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    #64 79 days ago

    the entitled generation most likely thinks they should just be given a pinball machine for free! No way should anyone have to pay for one!!!

    #65 79 days ago
    Quoted from Cobray:

    the entitled generation most likely thinks they should just be given a pinball machine for free! No way should anyone have to pay for one!!!

    Or maybe he just thinks they're expensive?

    #67 79 days ago
    Quoted from Blackbeard:

    Or maybe he just thinks they're expensive?

    They have gotten to be. I am happy with my collection and while I am trading out for an aliens soon prices are just mad stupid. To think of what these cost 8 years ago even new versus some of the 15k super duper limited editions.

    #68 79 days ago

    Pinball machines are expensive.

    I'll be honest, I often find myself shaking my head at some of the collections I see on here.

    While I'm sure some people can easily afford big collections (and I count myself in that group, though I own only one), I do wonder about misplaced priorities.

    But, whatever. Not my problem.

    #69 79 days ago
    Quoted from dung:

    They have gotten to be. I am happy with my collection and while I am trading out for an aliens soon prices are just mad stupid. To think of what these cost 8 years ago even new versus some of the 15k super duper limited editions.

    Agree dung.

    I got outta the hobby for a couple years. Coming back it was hard getting back in. Most of us look for deals, fix up the pin, sell for a little profit, rinse/repeat. This way you slowly build your collection and equity in pinball.

    #70 79 days ago
    Quoted from tankpinball:

    I just don't understand how can pinheads on this site afford one? People at my school think I have a pin, but I currently won't get one unless my family says so. But after I save up for a car I will try to save up for a pinball machine.

    My first pinball machine cost me $100. It didn’t work at all and was an EM no one wanted. Was almost a year before I got another one. Trust me, you’ll appreciate any game you get. Just keep your eyes peeled, buy a turd and polish it up.

    #71 79 days ago
    Quoted from investingdad:

    I'll be honest, I often find myself shaking my head at some of the collections I see on here.

    Most people didn't buy the games recently, but years ago when they were much less expensive, and when JD was a $1400 game, folks, not a $3k+ one.

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