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Looking to buy my first pin

By BobcatBowling

2 years ago

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    #2 2 years ago
    Quoted from BobcatBowling:

    Hi guys,
    I am looking to buy my very first pin. Grew up loving to play them in the arcades and now looking to add something special to my basement. Was trying to not spend a lot on a new machine, but if it makes sense I may go for a KISS Pro or Ghostbusters Pro if it makes sense. So I guess I have 2 big questions.
    1. If I buy NIB, what is the best means to do so while not spending more than I should be? I have read on here that dealers can be a nightmare and jack up the price but don't really do much work for it.
    2. If I am buying used, what are some good ideas keeping in mind that I am also trying to find something that everyone can relate to and enjoy at the same time? Theming can be important in this and I know this can skyrocket the price for some titles. My wife says she isn't fond of the games that went to a push button ball launcher (Me I am not as worried about this). I have perused around the site here, but feel like I am no closer to making a decision.

    I just bought my first NIB from JJ gexchange in Colorado. Nothing could have went smoother. I thought about KISS, but was scared a way because of the bad code issues. I instead opted for a Met Premium... haven't had time to open it up yet. My next one is either a HUO AC/DC or an AS Premium. If I get another NIB it will be from JJ, otherwise keep checking your local craigslist and the marketplace here on pinside. If you call GameExchang, tell him that you are on pinside.

    Good Luck

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