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I set a pin out on the sidewalk Sunday on free play


By jkroeck25

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I put a Demolition Man up for sale here months ago. I have not been aggressive in trying to sell it, but decided to put it out front of my house Sunday. I thought it might sell from the exposure to traffic and was curious how many people walking by might play it. I left it out most of the day, turned on and on free play. I had a few neighbors play it and 3 people express interest in buying it but no sale yet. I played about 10 games on it, wondering what people were thinking as they drove by and saw a guy playing a pinball machine on the sidewalk.100_1710.JPG100_1708.JPG

#2 4 years ago

'send a maniac to catch a maniac'

#3 4 years ago

That's hilarious! I would have loved to see that.

#4 4 years ago

Someone is going to drive into it and say "No I'm the Demolition Man".

#5 4 years ago

I will tell you right now... and this is coming from experience.

If you put it out in 90 degree, direct sunlight weather, it WILL MELT your plastics.

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

I will tell you right now... and this is coming from experience.
If you put it out in 90 degree, direct sunlight weather, it WILL MELT your plastics.

No good deed goes unpunished.

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

If you put it out in 90 degree, direct sunlight weather, it WILL MELT your plastics.

I was concerned about that but it was a good day for it. Partly cloudy, cool and enough trees (there is another one just outside the pic to right of driveway) around to break up most direct sunlight.

#8 4 years ago

#9 4 years ago

First time I've ever seen anyone try this to sell a game.

#10 4 years ago

Ha ha.....thats funny. But thats Exactly how I found my DE Batman back in 1997. A guy right here in town had it for sale in his front yard and the sun sorta warped the slingshot plastics before I found him. Come to find out he had like seven other pins for sale but had already sold them off....ugh. Anyways, I bought the Batman for $1350 and it had a new display installed. I was happy !!

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi
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#11 4 years ago
Quoted from Ballsofsteel:

'send a maniac to catch a maniac'

Truer words have never been spoken about pinball addicts.

#12 4 years ago

That is a serious safety hazard!

If I was driving by and saw that on the sidewalk, I would have sprained my neck and probably collided with one of your shade trees.

#14 4 years ago

I've wanted to do outdoor pinball, great inspiration!

I'm thinking Metro area, somewhere. Center of town, get some real exposure!

#15 4 years ago

Some Cougar was probably wondering what you were actually selling.

#16 4 years ago
Quoted from jkroeck25:

wondering what people were thinking as they drove by

Some might go "I remember that movie" and think it is some kind of relic. But then again you could put out a brand new machine and they might think the same thing.

#17 4 years ago

Cool idea, cool execution ... But man. Sunlight will fade paint and plastics and playfield so so fast. Pure UV radiation. Good luck though!

#18 4 years ago

Someone probably drove by, saw the "For Sale" sign and thought "it might be cool to own a pinball machine, but what am I going to do with that guy in the funky outfit?"

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