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(Topic ID: 273431)

How long after your first pin before you got your second?


By ReadyPO

3 months ago



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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by nascarrey
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    “How soon did before you brought your second pin home?”

    • Less than a week 5 votes
      4%
    • In the first month 29 votes
      21%
    • Within six months 45 votes
      32%
    • Within a year 15 votes
      11%
    • Between one and three years 20 votes
      14%
    • Longer than three years 14 votes
      10%
    • One Pin is all I need 1 vote
      1%
    • I jumped in feet first and bought two or more right off the bat 10 votes
      7%

    (139 votes)

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    #1 3 months ago

    The usual response after someone posts about their first pin is almost always advice related to how they tend to multiply and increase in numbers and to be prepared, have more room, how lonely it looks, etc. A pretty good one radium just posted in the What machine did you bring home today thread was "Remember the golden rule, every pin you own should be touching two others." (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-machine-did-you-bring-home-today-post-your-pictures/page/338#post-5755482)

    This got me thinking about how long after my first pin before I got my second, and I was shocked when I went back and looked and it was only five days! I bought two non-working projects that were only two hours away - Also my first double pin purchase (I have had two others since then).

    How long after you got your first pin did you get your second? and how many times have you done a double (or more) (for us mere mortals, not colsond3 or the96stang!)

    #2 3 months ago

    A couple months.

    Also my first eBay buy.

    Lots of lessons were learned.

    #3 3 months ago

    I don't see any 'zero seconds' option in your poll..

    I bought my first two simultaneously from the96stang

    #4 3 months ago

    I bought my first two at the same time.

    #5 3 months ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    I don't see any 'zero seconds' option in your poll..

    Quoted from Coindork:

    I bought my first two at the same time.

    Nice!

    #6 3 months ago

    You have to wait 30 minutes, otherwise you will cramp up.

    #7 3 months ago

    I bought my second two years after the first. I've bought five more in the last ten months.

    #8 3 months ago

    About 3 months

    #9 3 months ago

    I've bought, fixed up, sold and traded 40 in the last 15 years.
    So averaging 2.6 machines a year.

    #10 3 months ago

    Added a category to the poll for those who started right off the bat with two or more for the overachievers

    #11 3 months ago

    I bought my second pin about 3 years after my first one. I still didn't know it was "normal" to have pins at home at that point or where to buy them. I started doing some research, found Pinside, and then the race was on.

    #12 3 months ago

    I bought a $1,000 Firepower II for my first pin and one month later a NIB TWD Pro. A year in and I have four pins and counting

    #13 3 months ago

    I am averaging 1 NIB a year or so but it could be 2 this year if GNR ever gets released

    #14 3 months ago

    I bought T2, and then 7 months later, bought MET Pre. T2 is gone (only pin I've sold), MET is still there, along with three others that have been added in the past couple of years...

    #15 3 months ago

    I voted between 1 and 3 years which is probably the most accurate.

    Game 3 probably less than 1 year. Then things got out of hand.

    THEN I had to sell all but 1 because I was moving. Now things have gotten out of hand worse than before.

    #16 3 months ago

    I've got 4 now, have owned a total of 19 (I rotate frequently), and got my first game, WCS94... in August 2018. If you can sell them for what you paid for them, why not?

    #17 3 months ago

    Won Alien Poker in a raffle a couple weeks after my NIB TH was delivered (about 16 months later if you count from the time I pre-ordered Hobbit.) I average about one machine a year.

    #18 3 months ago

    I'm at on pace for 2 every month, 70 in the last 3 years.

    5 in one shot last month

    I need to slow down but I am having fun.

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    #19 3 months ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    5 in one shot last month

    I should have mentioned you along with colsond3 and the96stang!

    #20 3 months ago

    10 years. Anyone beat that?

    #21 3 months ago
    Quoted from jackd104:

    10 years. Anyone beat that?

    Easily. 39 years. First game in 1971. Second one in 2010.

    #22 3 months ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    I should have mentioned you along with colsond3 and the96stang!

    I smell another purchase coming up in the next week or two, lots of irons in the fire.

    #23 3 months ago

    May have been less than an hour . Got my first (BSD) at TPF (FUN auction)...then unexpectedly grabbed a Freddy off the floor soon after.

    #24 3 months ago

    Took me about 2.5 years to get my second pin after suffering a broken bone injury and trying to get back to work full time. Now I'm ready for my 3rd pin.

    #25 3 months ago

    36 years

    #26 3 months ago
    Quoted from EMsInKC:

    Easily. 39 years. First game in 1971. Second one in 2010.

    From your collections, looks like you both are making up for lost time

    #27 3 months ago
    Quoted from Medisinyl:

    May have been less than an hour . Got my first (BSD) at TPF (FUN auction)...then unexpectedly grabbed a Freddy off the floor soon after.

    I showed my wife this post and told her I exercised incredible restraint waiting five days before my second (and third) pin(s)

    #28 3 months ago

    This year April and June couldn’t have picked a better pair!!! Slow n flow vs Flow gotta love it!!!

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    #29 3 months ago

    1 month, then my girlfriend bought the second.

    #30 3 months ago

    For those of us who have their first pin and intend, but don't know when, to get a second, we might need another option besides "One pin is all I need."

    I'm more along the lines of "desperately want a second pin, but certain others here are convinced there's no room in the house, and need to be convinced otherwise."

    #31 3 months ago

    I just showed up with both..It’s the only way to do it fight it out after Lmao ..

    #32 3 months ago

    My wife wanted one so I bought her 2!

    #33 3 months ago

    About 2-3 months.

    Now they are breeding at a rate of about 2 new pinbabies per year.

    #34 3 months ago

    My wife did not like waiting for her turn to play and thought a second pin would be nice . She took truck to a ops warehouse and brought 4 more home . No adult supervision in my home !!!

    Shane

    #35 3 months ago

    Less than 2 months for me.

    #36 3 months ago
    Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

    For those of us who have their first pin and intend, but don't know when, to get a second, we might need another option besides "One pin is all I need."

    Can't seem to edit the poll anymore, but certainly missed this category. I will just have to assume "one pin is all I need" also means "one pin is all I need right now"

    #37 3 months ago
    Quoted from bepositive:

    She took truck to a ops warehouse and brought 4 more home .

    Unicorns do exist! Never let her leave!

    #38 3 months ago
    Quoted from bepositive:

    My wife did not like waiting for her turn to play and thought a second pin would be nice . She took truck to a ops warehouse and brought 4 more home . No adult supervision in my home !!!
    Shane

    That is most excellent!!

    #39 3 months ago

    Got my first 2 at an estate sale!

    EK & BW100

    Owners must have liked the motorcycle themed pins...….

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