(Topic ID: 24420)

Lets see if pinball really is a rich mans hobby.


By the_pin_family

7 years ago



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    “Annual household income”

    • $30,000 and below 41 votes
      5%
    • $30,000-$50,000 76 votes
      9%
    • $50,000-$75,000 122 votes
      15%
    • $75,000-$100,000 137 votes
      17%
    • $100,000-$150,000 188 votes
      23%
    • $150,000-$200,000 99 votes
      12%
    • $200,000-$300,000 86 votes
      10%
    • $300,000-$500,000 40 votes
      5%
    • $500,000+ 32 votes
      4%

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    #227 2 years ago

    I have two kids in college. But I can afford a pin now and then(not NIB). I mostly buy beaters(love early SS Ballys and Williams) and then restore them best I can. Play for awhile and then sell. Usually at a profit(if you don't count the 1$per hour labor that I put into them). Have a friend that makes below 30K a year and he still has a nice collection. He is great with EM's and I will sometimes outsource the mechanical work to him and let him keep the machine for awhile to play. When it sells I split the profit with him. Works out well.

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