(Topic ID: 228380)

Just hit 40, another poll, when will you stop?


By Toucanf16

1 year ago



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    “At what point do you stop buying?”

    • 3, when the home office is full 10 votes
      13%
    • 7, when they spill over into the dining room 14 votes
      18%
    • 10, when you start parking on the driveway because pins fill the garage 3 votes
      4%
    • 15, when the wife decides she wants her sunroom back 3 votes
      4%
    • 20, when he wife says she’s leaving if you buy another pin 4 votes
      5%
    • 30, when the house and storage unit are at capacity 10 votes
      13%
    • 40, when you start loaning them to friends 7 votes
      9%
    • 50, when you start placing them on route 4 votes
      5%
    • More... 22 votes
      29%

    (77 votes)

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    #1 1 year ago

    Ok, seems I’ve been on an acquisition mission lately. I just sent in my order for TNA, my first NIB. This brings my collection to forty. I think it’s about time to stop! At what point have you decided enough is enough?

    #2 1 year ago

    I couldn’t resist!

    #3 1 year ago

    You stop when you want to. Its your money so spend it as you wish.

    #4 1 year ago

    I like the number 40. Been up to over 100 at one time and everywhere in between so can say anything over 40 is just too much. Honestly 40 is probably too many. I'm lucky that I have a second property that I can store games at but they don't get played. I can only set up about 27 pins at once. That's probably where I should be.

    #5 1 year ago

    Wish i had room for 40...

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigd1979:

    Wish i had room for 40...

    I don’t have room either, but will! Drawing up plans for standalone mancave to house my trains, jukeboxes, pins and shop.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    I don’t have room either, but will! Drawing up plans for standalone mancave to house my trains, jukeboxes, pins and shop.

    I say go for it and have some fun while you can. You earned it so what's wrong with treating yourself to some good clean fun. Enjoy!

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from arcademojo:

    I like the number 40. Been up to over 100 at one time and everywhere in between so can say anything over 40 is just too much. Honestly 40 is probably too many. I'm lucky that I have a second property that I can store games at but they don't get played. I can only set up about 27 pins at once. That's probably where I should be.

    I have 23 downstairs, 3 upstairs, 1 in the garage, 1 at my bro's GF's house and 2 at a friend's house. Honestly 23 is a good number for me but eh, why not have fun with the sickness!

    #9 1 year ago

    Just one more, really - then I'll stop.

    ....maybe.

    #10 1 year ago

    Never give up, never surrender!

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from Swainer80:

    I have 23 downstairs, 3 upstairs, 1 in the garage, 1 at my bro's GF's house and 2 at a friend's house. Honestly 23 is a good number for me but eh, why not have fun with the sickness!

    There are worse things you can do with yours time and resources!

    #12 1 year ago

    Toucanf16, Where's your collection? In Hong Kong? You must be a billionaire!!
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    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from Theo_Ioannis:

    Toucanf16, Where's your collection? In Hong Kong? You must be a billionaire!!
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    I wish! I actually live in a van down by the river! (always wanted to say that!)
    Seriously, I actually live in a 700 ft.² (65 m²) highrise Hong Kong flat with absolute no room for pinball. I can barely walk around the foot of my bed without hitting the wall! Kitchen is barely big enough for one person. My collection is back in the USA.

    #14 1 year ago

    Ahhh I see.....
    I miss Southern California, I left last year.....too expensive to live!!

    #15 1 year ago

    I ended up having to buy a new house for my machines. Well, the last house was actually too small for the wife and I, but I made damn sure we got something with a big ass basement for a lot of machines. It's a Cape Cod which apparently means story and a half. The 1st floor is a little over 2,200sq ft which, as you might have guessed, makes the basement a little over 2,200 sq ft.

    Now I just have to get the damn thing done. I'm going on the 3 year mark, but I'm close.....really close. I just need to finish the flooring and buy some granite for the bar. I'd be done by now if I'd just stop buying more machines.

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    I ended up having to buy a new house for my machines. Well, the last house was actually too small for the wife and I, but I made damn sure we got something with a big ass basement for a lot of machines. It's a Cape Cod which apparently means story and a half. The 1st floor is a little over 2,200sq ft which, as you might have guessed, makes the basement a little over 2,200 sq ft.
    Now I just have to get the damn thing done. I'm going on the 3 year mark, but I'm close.....really close. I just need to finish the flooring and buy some granite for the bar. I'd be done by now if I'd just stop buying more machines.

    Send pics!

    #17 1 year ago

    I also needed to increase the size of the house because of machines. I had a 1,300 sq. ft. basement,
    and added on another 1,000 sq. ft., and because of already stored games, that got filled in no time..
    The upstairs of the addition is another 1,100 sq. ft. (all open space), but it's half (or more) filled with stored
    games, thus I can't drywall or finish it. Once I do find a way to get it done, I have more than enough machines to
    fill it up also. I really should consentrate on working on that. There's machines in storage that I really would like
    to get set up..

    #18 1 year ago

    Love when your at 40 and consider loaning them to friends. Ahaha.

    I am out of space, and not done yet. I will only buy things I will play or restore.
    Not a Flipper and don't want to be a hoarder.

    #19 1 year ago

    I have room for 13, but just bought #16
    not even sure where I'm gonna put the next one?

    #20 1 year ago

    I actually have a build thread if you're interested.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/game-room-build-thread

    #21 1 year ago

    The magic number is 1 more than you have

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    At what point have you decided enough is enough?

    When the high dollar newer games were becoming eyesores and getting much less play than the single level, simpler rule older games.

    It was time to step back and see if I could find a buyer for some of these overpriced paperweights.

    It can be a lot easier bringing them in than getting rid of them, that's for sure. But once done, it may have cost some money, but what a relief when they are gone.

    And looking at your poll, what exactly is a "he wife"?

    I don't have a wife and I'm pretty sure I don't have one of those either.

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    At what point have you decided enough is enough?

    When my wife keeps telling that me the 16 I already have are more than enough for anyone.

    #24 1 year ago

    In my prime I got up to 52. I’ve settled back and keep about a dozen. What’s strange is that the house I’m in now has the largest basement - and could easily fit 50+.

    #25 1 year ago

    Currently at 61 I have 48 games at my house and 11 games in an extra room my dad has at his machine shop.

    #26 1 year ago

    I have 45+ right now. Would love to get closer to 25 but what would I sell???

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    I have 45+ right now. Would love to get closer to 25 but what would I sell???

    Same here. I’m at what I consider a perfect mix in my collection. (Except for a Fireball 2 I’ve never been able to find.) And I went through a lot more to narrow down to where I’m at. I picked my two favorite W/B pins. Two favorite modern Stern pins and two favorite Gottlieb DMD pins. Then have a few system 11s that I liked. The rest of the games are favorite pins from my youth. I’m in the middle of setting up another room that will hold 6 pins. Gonna be my classic Williams row. Problem is I have 7 of them. Just can’t decide what one to let go?

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    At what point have you decided enough is enough?

    When your wife tells you enough is enough. Ha!

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