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Looking at purchasing first EM / Pin


By jpd424

5 months ago



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    #1 5 months ago

    Hello Everyone I have been lurking on the forums for a while. Have mostly been into virtual pinball and have built my own virtual pinball cabinet. I am enjoying it so much I have decided to dip my toes into a real machine. I am here to ask you for some advice. I am mechanically inclined, not afraid of learning, and would'nt mind a small project. I ran across a Jungle Queen for sale on my local Craigslist and was hoping someone more knowledgable could tell me if i should walk away and wait. They are asking $750, It appears to be mostly intact though I cannot be 100% sure from the pictures. The Playfield glass is missing and I was told the power cord is shot. The glass has appeared to have been off for quite some time. The play field is extremely dirty but I think with some elbow grease it could cleanup nicely. There appeared to be only a few wear spots around the pop bumpers that I noticed. The back glass looked to be in good shape there wasnt any obvious flaking but I could be wrong. The inside looked better then I expected but again the photos were not the best. I dont believe the person selling it knows how to lift the playfield for a better pic.

    Thank you for any input or advice.

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    #6 5 months ago

    thank you all for your comments. I have the same gut feeling you are all saying. Some times the itch starts to take over and you need talked off the ledge

    I do think it is way over priced and wouldnt consider buying it for what they were asking. If they were to take $300 for it, that is where the itch starts to take over in my mind and I wouldnt know if i should still walk away. Im not worried about re-sale value. I never get into a hobby thinking im going to make money. Im more in it for the learning experience and the fun.

    #16 5 months ago

    Thank you all. Going to keep looking.

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