Hi all. I've been lurking at work for awhile now but finally joined the site so I can chat. I'm looking for a Jurassic Park pinball (have put wanted ads here and on Craigslist) but can't seem to find anything local. I am in Chattanooga, TN and we have a local "shop" but it seems they don't want to sell me anything. When I called today and asked if he had one or knew of a place to get one, he literally said "Oh, you don't want that one. It's bad." End of discussion, wouldn't help me anymore, so I hung up. Almost as bad when I went in the shop in May and told him I was looking for an Addams (he has a beat-up one for $9K) or a Tales from the Crypt, Jurassic Park, or Star Wars. I was told then and there that all Data East were crap and I shouldn't buy one, but then he tried to force me into an Austin Powers that I had no interest in whatsoever.
So... I need help. I've searched online and can only find iffy ones on eBay for inflated prices, or I can find them on "professional" website like M&P Amusement which gets bad reviews on this site and others. Does anyone have any suggestions on a reliable place to get a machine, especially a Jurassic Park? I don't want museum quality, I want a nice reliable machine that I can play without having to fix every time, since the local experts literally want nothing to do with it. I'd appreciate any help I can get.