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How much $ in mods have you spent over the last year?

By Vino

1 year ago


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    “How much $ in mods have you spent in the last 12 months?”

    • Under $100 19 votes
      13%
    • $100 - $300 12 votes
      8%
    • $300 - $500 14 votes
      9%
    • $500-$1000 19 votes
      13%
    • $1000-$2000 21 votes
      14%
    • $2000-$3000 10 votes
      7%
    • $3000+ (I need help) 5 votes
      3%
    • $0 - Nada. 48 votes
      32%

    (148 votes)

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    #1 1 year ago

    Still boggles the mind how much folks can potentially spend on mods for their pins.
    Paying homage to badbilly27’s original thread in 2013 to see if results and pinheads opinions have shifted over time. (adjusted for pinflation)

    So how much in mods have you spent in the last 12 months? Please chime in!

    (Poll updated)

    #2 1 year ago

    Nothing

    #3 1 year ago

    Usually nothing. In commercial use they usually don't last.

    Through the years I've been gifted a few things. Only thing I recall buying was the black frame for the laser etched wizard head on WOZ so it looks like it's floating over there.

    LTG : )

    #4 1 year ago

    Wheres the zero option the poll?
    I keep things stock now with the exception of a few lighting changes here and there.

    #5 1 year ago

    Need an option for zero. I prefer factory stock for 95% of cosmetic things.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    Wheres the zero option the poll?

    Quoted from barakandl:

    Need an option for zero. I prefer factory stock for 95% of cosmetic things.

    Thanks, added!

    #7 1 year ago

    0.0

    #8 1 year ago

    About 20 bucks for lighting scoops and building a dalek scoop mod for a buddys DW.

    #9 1 year ago

    I'm in on one Colordmd

    #10 1 year ago

    0 most mods don't do anything for me

    #11 1 year ago

    Zero

    #12 1 year ago

    I actually had to buy a couple keyless locks for my sterns, but only because I painted the coin doors before bending them; duh.
    Add a couple of warm white leds in there...

    Under $60

    #13 1 year ago
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    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vino:

    Still boggles the mind how much folks can potentially spend on mods for their pins.
    Paying homage to badbilly27’s original thread in 2013 to see if results and pinheads opinions have shifted over time. (adjusted for pinflation)
    So how much in mods have you spent in the last 12 months? Please chime in!
    (Poll updated)

    $100-$300 but that's only because of JJP Pirates. Had to get the chest opening, full starfield and Devil's Triangle mods...those were a must. I'm good now...until I finally grab a Color DMD for my GB Pro.

    #15 1 year ago

    If you don't include LEDs, I don't think I am too bad. Only mods I ever buy are sideblades and shakers. I fix up a lot of 90s era games and sideblades are much easier then pulling a playfield to sand and paint the inside of the cabinet.

    #16 1 year ago

    Do cliffys count? All I do are LEDs and Cliffys.

    #17 1 year ago

    Man maybe $1200, things like mirror blades, some custom mods done by me, several mods from sellers here, so much. I love modding and customizing my pins. I can’t wait to get my 3D printer.

    #18 1 year ago

    I buy what I like.
    What can I say?

    Some pins I will spend quite a bit, some I spend nothing.

    Everything that’s been colorized gets a color DMD.

    #19 1 year ago

    last couple of years, nothing
    will be buying a couple of colorDMDs soon though

    #20 1 year ago

    This year, two color DMD’s and two sheets of PDI glass. Mod money well spent in my Humble opinion.

    -1
    #21 1 year ago

    Zero on mods and that includes LED's, never bought any of those either. It's all a waste of money.

    John

    #23 1 year ago

    Spent just over 3K on TWDLE just recently. My last one had over 4K in it. Now before you say he’s nuts. It was those same mods that he helped me sell and for a nice little profit. I mod the games for myself as I enjoy putting them on. I don’t usually have to advertise a game as someone will see a pix and ask if it’s for sale. Anything is for sale at the right price. It doesn’t take much to get the dollars up there. Here in Australia a ColourDMD from Randy and PDI glass is just over $1000AUD and they are my must have mods. Pinstadium is over $500AUD landed and on it goes. If only our dollar wasn’t so weak against yours at the moment. It does slow me down a little. Last ColourDMD landed was $740AUD ouch!!
    But I still love them.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    last couple of years, nothing
    will be buying a couple of colorDMDs soon though

    Pony up Pete. $740 was the last one I landed. Dollar has gained a bit since then though. I love the ColourDMD LCD

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    Zero on mods and that includes LED's, never bought any of those either. It's all a waste of money.
    John

    Nonsense. There are tons of fantastic mods. Look at what Medisinyl does for example. Single handedly saved RZ.

    #26 1 year ago

    $39.00, I put the topper on Monday Night Football.

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vino:

    Thanks, added!

    Thanks.
    Now it has the most votes.

    #28 1 year ago

    I've spent an embarrassing amount, but in my defense it was to get my two WPCs 'up to date'.
    Two colorDMDs, two flipper fidelity and pinsoundplus kits, and a pair of led and gi OCD boards.

    Thinking of getting two more OCD boards for my DH but I might just live without them.

    #29 1 year ago

    Toppers count? Cause it was expensive year for toppers

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from theadicts77:

    Nonsense. There are tons of fantastic mods. Look at what Medisinyl does for example. Single handedly saved RZ.

    I guess it's true, you can put lipstick on a pig...........

    John

    #31 1 year ago

    Nothing unless LEDs count

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    Thanks.
    Now it has the most votes.

    How many of those people bought LEDs?

    #33 1 year ago

    Glad you only asked for the last 12 months. Stretch that out to 24-36, and I’m in pretty deep.

    Typically, the first 6-12 months of me owning a title is when the vast majority of the mods are acquired: PinSound and all the extras, color DMDs, lighting, toys, decals, etc.

    #34 1 year ago
    Quoted from Stones:

    Toppers count? Cause it was expensive year for toppers

    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    PinSound and all the extras, color DMDs, lighting, toys, decals, etc.

    It ALL counts!!
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    #35 1 year ago

    2200 in just the last game I did up.

    #36 1 year ago

    Witch 2.0 plus a few other things.

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from hoby1:

    2200 just the last game I did up.

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from jokerpoker:

    Pony up Pete. $740 was the last one I landed. Dollar has gained a bit since then though. I love the ColourDMD LCD

    My friend, I have added colorDMDs since they first came out with AFM
    now that they have a display for Star Trek 25th, I can now put one in all of my DMD games

    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vino:

    ... So how much in mods have you spent in the last 12 months? ...

    Lots.

    I enjoy tastefully pimping my games out. That's part of the fun of the hobby for me.

    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    Lots.
    I enjoy tastefully pimping my games out. That's part of the fun of the hobby for me.

    Here too..... I almost alway look or ask the opinion of the group before doing anything permanent.

    #41 1 year ago

    I bought a lot of mods in the past. Now I’m selling all of them. For me they started to get in the way when I cleaned my games. I do still enjoy factory mods, but that is about it.

    #42 1 year ago

    Oh god I’m easily over 3k

    #43 1 year ago

    About -$1000. I've been selling a bunch of mods that were sitting around, mostly removed from previously sold machines that the new owners didn't want.

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