(Topic ID: 263771)

Looking to purchase first pinball machine.


By MechaDog

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    Hello,

    First let me say I really appreciate all of the information available though this site. As I prepare to make my first purchase, I have learned much by reading through these forums. I am moving cross country this summer and would like to hold off until after the move to purchase. I am leaning towards either Iron Maiden premium or Batman 66 for my first pin and was wondering if new(unused) versions these should still be available in summer. Also, anything I should prioritize when finding online retailer for pinball? Thanks again for all the info that everyone has posted on this site. I have been wanting a pinball machine for a number of years and am excited about finally getting one.

    #2 3 months ago

    I think a big thing to consider is budget. As soon as you have one you will want two. Don't spend your entire budget on your first pin leave your self some room. I personally would buy two decent older pins than a single new pin.

    #3 3 months ago

    Hello and welcome in the future to the wonderful world of pinball.

    There are good dealers out there. Go over Stern's distributor list. Find ones close to where you'll move. And research the names here. Or ask people's experience with them. Call them to see what they have in stock.

    Prices are about the same. So check into distributors that will help you after the sale, in case you need help.

    LTG : )

    #4 3 months ago

    Exactly what PAPA LTG said

    #5 3 months ago
    Quoted from Darscot:

    I think a big thing to consider is budget. As soon as you have one you will want two. Don't spend your entire budget on your first pin leave your self some room. I personally would buy two decent older pins than a single new pin.

    I agree with this. Similarly I was looking for my first pin almost 2 years ago. I didn’t understand everyone telling me “you’ll get the bug and want more”. Now I’m looking for my third. Good luck

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