Well, it finally happened. This morning at about 0856, the truck showed up:
I almost didn't know what to do. Holy shit - it finally made it! Is the game in one piece? Where all has it traveled? Is it all scuffed up? What if they still expect me to pay shipping? Aggghh D:...!
So I walked on outside, and lo and behold...there it is!
Good to see the cellophane had done its job and kept the game safe.
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I'm sure by now you can guess what game it is ... ; ). After about 20 minutes of small talk/getting to know each other chat, the game was finally brought into the house, and without me requesting it, the game was unpacked and inspected for damage:
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Everything looks solid. There were a couple oddities here and there. One of the ramp screws had backed itself nearly out of the PF entirely...
Glove has a nasty lil "stammer" when going forward...
Some translite damage I didn't catch in the photos when the game was put up for sale:
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Some switches need to be adjusted (too sensitive), flashers had to be changed as bulb was burned out (Crazy Bob), some flashers were left unhooked (left slingshot), back left leg bracket is stripped (thankfully I have extras on hand) - that's what I see so far.
Honestly, I'm just glad the game is finally here.
Now, for those of you shipping a game - you could be me next time. The driver told me this game passed through SEVEN distribution centers to get to me. It visited AZ, NJ, and South Florida - it was one state from seeing all 4 corners of the lower 48 states. People I know ordered an Alien SE from Australia and got their game faster than me. That being said, you do business with Specialized Transportation Inc., you've been warned.
Michelle Bianchi was amazing. She got the entire shipment comped so I paid nothing - for the game being delivered to me 32 days after the latest original due date of no later than 14 June. She was wonderful, and I 100% endorse her.
As for me, I will drive for a machine from now on. Shipping game days are now effectively over. At least I got my Johnny, and hopefully, I'll be smart enough to hang onto it this time...! Now, time to play musical pinball machines....