I would like to know how many pins do you have in your current collection.
I downsized from 17 last year. Several reasons first an formost cash generation for another project. I plan to stay around 7 now. I plan to pursue a NGG next year. The games I have now are my favorites from collecting for about 15 years. I am not much of a NIB collector so my games are Williams Bally WPC-95 era.
Tricky question for me to answer - if I count parts machines the number is around 100, if you count working machines and projects number is more like 50, but if you count machines actually set up in the gameroom, garage & shop number is more like 30. Regardless of the actual count the number is more than logical so we are trying to get some stuff sold off this Fall.
As posted by someone else above all of ours are "older" machines - I am not a fan of overpriced NIB machines. Give me a good early DMD or pre DMD machine any day of the week. They can be just as much fun and are typically much cheaper than NIB. I can have 3 or 4 good playing older DMD machines for about the same price as one NIB so I just don't see the logic in buying new machines!
Thought I would only buy one, but now own four and am looking to add a fifth (then out of room).
You should consider adjusting the brackets to look like the below. The data gathered would be more insightful and would require 2 less brackets. For the most part, the difference of owning 21+ pins vs. 50 is negligible from any quantitative or qualitative perspective......meaning those are just crazy, rich pinheads who either operate games or own a barn.
As many as space an finances will allow. . . Currently that is nine but I'm working on making room for one more.
At what point does it become hoarding?? I know I have a little of the hoarding OCD gene in me as I have always collected everything. That being said, the space constraints and my girlfriend keep me in check with regards to this hobby.
Most DMD games bought in the late 90s early 2000s back when prices were reasonable. Also have a few on route so at least have funds coming in instead of out.
I have 14 and I think 15 would be my sweet spot. The reason is I would have 5 at my main residence and 10 at my vacation home where I have a lot of big parties. Right now I have 14 and it is a lot of maintenance. I couldnt imagine many more unless I was retired or atleast my kids were older so that I could properly take care of them.
I’m totally limited by space. I could probably fit 7 more games, but that would be a disaster. For instance, I keep 4 in my living room. If I upped that to 6 games, they overwhelm the room (I’ve tried it). I’ve been in peoples houses that had crossed that line, and it isn’t cool. It makes a room uncomfortable, and I need to live here.
So far pretty much what I thought as far as the amount of pins. A gradual decline from 2-5 to over 50. But wanted to get an idea of the breakdown. It makes you feel better when you see others having the same or more pins then you do.
I maxed out at 11. I keep 4 up and running at home now. Thinking of reducing it to 2 or 3, the days of wanting more and more and more are passed me now.
Might be hard to figure out what to keep, if I did that I'd probably just liquidate them all for a couple I haven't owned yet to mix it up.
was up to about 27 or 28, couldn't keep up with them all. downsized a little to 20 or 21 ..still can't keep up. I think 6-12 is about perfect. not to many to get overwelmed by, but enough variety you don't get tired of them.
Was convinced 9 would be my sweet spot.....6 games ago..(sigh)...it is a great hobby and powerful addiction, for sure. The only thing I'm sticking with is "when 1 goes, they all go, as I'll be done w the hobby"....who know if and when that happens.
7 years ago I had 5 pins, I now have 12 pins (so net +7 in the past 7 years).
I only rate the pins that I have owned so in total have owned 22 of which 10 have been sold.
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