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Last game before you sell a machine


By Shredso

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Whenever I sell a game I really like, I try to put in some good games before it goes. It never goes well. I stayed up way too late the night before I sold my TZ playing game after game. I couldn't get anything going. Similar with LOTR. Today I had my final game of MMR today before it went away. First 2 balls were awful. I almost restarted. Ended up crushing ball 3 with multiple extra balls. I reached but did not finish Battle for the Kingdom. Made up for it with a Barnard Multiball. Just shy of my GC, got my name up for a few things. Of the dozens of games I've sold I think this is the first time I had a good last game. Small victory.

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#2 2 years ago

When I decide to sell a game, I never play it again.

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

When I decide to sell a game, I never play it again.

I'm the same. Once it is for sale I wont put anymore games on it. I have played it enough by that stage and don't need to rack up lots of games during a last hurrah.

#4 2 years ago

I cheat and take the glass off to see the wizard mode if I haven’t beat the game. AC/DC was the only one, got bored of it and wanted to see what encore was all about. Haven’t missed at all.

#5 2 years ago

When I sell a game
I'll play a game or two with the buyer when they come to pick it up or with the tire kickers, but I generally don't play it more then I did before deciding to sell.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from Micky:

I'm the same. Once it is for sale I wont put anymore games on it. I have played it enough by that stage and don't need to rack up lots of games during a last hurrah.

+1

When I list a game for sale, it’s like it’s already gone. I clean it up and try to present it like I’d want to receive it.

No final game, no last hurrah.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

When I decide to sell a game, I never play it again.

Yup, I’m ready to move on. No reason to set yourself up for sellers remorse by having a rager as the buyer is on his way to your house.

#8 2 years ago

Usually no unless I never got to end/wizard mode. Transformers was last game where I had to cheat or take the glass off to get to the end. No way was I going to grind thru that mess anymore then I had to.

#9 2 years ago

I try to do this as well. One or more good bye games prior to sale.

#10 2 years ago

Last game usually happens when I finish the final wizard mode, after that I have no use for it.

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Whenever I sell a game I really like

There's your problem right there. Your supposed to sell games you don't like.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

When I decide to sell a game, I never play it again.

I do the exact same thing.

#14 2 years ago

Depending on the title I might go for the hurrah... But for the most part I'll play it hard to dial and debug for the next happy owners enjoyment.

~Steveo

#15 2 years ago

When I listed games I wouldn’t play them at all because i was too worries something would break. Then Id have to deal with the pain in the ass to get parts

#16 2 years ago

I always seem to have my best game ever waiting for the buyer to show up.

#17 2 years ago

When do you sell your favorite pinball? When you are offered three times what you paid for it.

When do you regret selling it? Forever, or until you get it back!

My high score was on the last day before I sold OXO.

OXO High Score (resized).png

"I was working at Hughes Aircraft Company at the time and I met someone there who became interested in my small pinball collection. By this time I had acquired in addition to OXO and Expo a 1975 Williams Pat Hand. He particularly liked OXO, being the intelligent person that he was, and wanted a price. I had done quite a bit of work on OXO, though in retrospect the amount of work was small, and OXO felt like my machine. I didn’t want to let it go. He threw a wild price at me, $1,000. And so it happened that OXO was torn from my loving arms. It wasn’t long before he had the other two pins as well.

"It was just a couple of years ago when my friend and I discussed the money that he owed me. I wanted the money but accepted OXO and Expo in exchange to wipe out the debt."

You can read the whole story here if, for some reason, you are bored out of your gored:

http://www.pecospinball.com/OXO_and_XOX.shtml

#18 2 years ago

I don't have a serious "last game". Once it's on the chopping block, that's it. I just usually play a quick ball or two to find any potential issues that might need to be addressed.

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

When do you sell your favorite pinball? When you are offered three times what you paid for it.
When do you regret selling it? Forever, or until you get it back!
My high score was on the last day before I sold OXO.
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"I was working at Hughes Aircraft Company at the time and I met someone there who became interested in my small pinball collection. By this time I had acquired in addition to OXO and Expo a 1975 Williams Pat Hand. He particularly liked OXO, being the intelligent person that he was, and wanted a price. I had done quite a bit of work on OXO, though in retrospect the amount of work was small, and OXO felt like my machine. I didn’t want to let it go. He threw a wild price at me, $1,000. And so it happened that OXO was torn from my loving arms. It wasn’t long before he had the other two pins as well.
"It was just a couple of years ago when my friend and I discussed the money that he owed me. I wanted the money but accepted OXO and Expo in exchange to wipe out the debt."
You can read the whole story here if, for some reason, you are bored out of your gored:
http://www.pecospinball.com/OXO_and_XOX.shtml

I sold a very nice Ali this year and regretted it. I’ve sold a lot of games over the years (over 60) and it’s the only one I really felt bad about letting go. I have since bought another and doubt I would ever sell this one. It’s strange. It’s not the best game or a super valuable game and I’d say it hard to find but not impossible. I just like it. I don’t really know why but it probably has a lot to do with the guy that designed it. It was one of his last games that he created and if it wasn’t for his company, I probably wouldn’t even own a machine or like pinball at all.

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