I've been living in Panama for over a year now with little luck finding pinball machines. Here in central america they are trash worth nothing more than their scrap value. Part are nearly impossible to get into country for a local. Unfortunately, because of this most have gone to the scrap yard.
I had some business in San Jose, CR this week so I brought the whole family. While we're here I wanted to look for pins. I searched high and low but found no mention of them. Until I searched the classifieds for arcade machines and started looking in the background of arcade pics. Low and behold I found some. An old man about an hour from San Jose had a little warehouse from his old vending company. I bought a fun house for $300 and most of a whirlwind for $100. The climate here is not kind to anything made out of wood and funhouse was in the best condition. The rest of the pins needed new cabinetsa. Here's some pics.