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Need to thin the collection.

By tonyhoff1

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Ok guys. Here is my issue. I have way too much and don’t know what to keep and what to let go of. If this was your list. How many would you keep and what would you get rid of.

    Metallica Pro
    Ac/Dc vault
    Guns and Roses
    The walking Dead Pro
    Theatre of magic
    Twilight zone
    Dr who
    Starship troopers
    NBA fastbreak
    Bride of pinbot
    The getaway
    Johnny Mnemonic
    Terminator 2
    Sharkeys shootout
    Junkyard
    Star Wars episode 1
    Revenge from mars
    F14 tomcat
    No good gophers
    Shaq
    Strikes and spares gottlieb
    Lights camera action
    Harley-Davidson Sega
    Shadow
    Star Trek Pro

    And I know I’m forgetting a couple. Please don’t judge me. I just have a hard time letting things go. Thanks

    #2 1 year ago

    I know. Its tough.

    Keep for sure if it was me.
    MET
    TWD
    TOM
    TZ
    BOP

    #3 1 year ago

    How many are you going to keep, and will be set up and played? What’s your number?

    #4 1 year ago

    Honestly. I love all my pins. But I don’t even have 1 set up at my house. Most are at my buddy’s arcade. Or some are on route. And some are in storage. My grail pin is ToM! So that will not go. But it’s hard for me to part with them. It’s like I’m a hoarder of pinballs. Or parts. And I don’t understand why.

    #5 1 year ago

    I would keep T-2 and F-14 and get rid of all the rest.

    #6 1 year ago

    I would never part with F-14 or BoP but you should definitely sell them.

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    #7 1 year ago

    Metallica Pro - Keep
    Ac/Dc vault - Keep
    Guns and Roses - Keep
    The walking Dead Pro - Keep
    Theatre of magic - Keep
    Twilight zone - Keep
    Dr who - Keep
    Starship troopers - Keep
    NBA fastbreak - Keep
    Bride of pinbot - Keep
    The getaway - Keep
    Johnny Mnemonic - Keep
    Terminator 2 - Keep
    Sharkeys shootout - Keep
    Junkyard - Keep
    Star Wars episode 1 -Keep
    Revenge from mars - Keep
    F14 tomcat -Keep
    No good gophers -Keep
    Shaq -Keep
    Strikes and spares gottlieb -Keep
    Lights camera action -Keep
    Harley-Davidson Sega -Keep
    Shadow -Keep
    Star Trek Pro -Keep

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from InfiniteLives:

    Metallica Pro - Keep
    Ac/Dc vault - Keep
    Guns and Roses - Keep
    The walking Dead Pro - Keep
    Theatre of magic - Keep
    Twilight zone - Keep
    Dr who - Keep
    Starship troopers - Keep
    NBA fastbreak - Keep
    Bride of pinbot - Keep
    The getaway - Keep
    Johnny Mnemonic - Keep
    Terminator 2 - Keep
    Sharkeys shootout - Keep
    Junkyard - Keep
    Star Wars episode 1 -Keep
    Revenge from mars - Keep
    F14 tomcat -Keep
    No good gophers -Keep
    Shaq -Keep
    Strikes and spares gottlieb -Keep
    Lights camera action -Keep
    Harley-Davidson Sega -Keep
    Shadow -Keep
    Star Trek Pro -Keep

    Lol I wish I could. I did sell both my fish tales. But I really didn’t want too.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from tonyhoff1:

    Ok guys. Here is my issue. I have way too much and don’t know what to keep and what to let go of. If this was your list. How many would you keep and what would you get rid of.
    Metallica Pro
    Ac/Dc vault
    Guns and Roses
    The walking Dead Pro
    Theatre of magic
    Twilight zone
    Dr who
    Starship troopers
    NBA fastbreak
    Bride of pinbot
    The getaway
    Johnny Mnemonic
    Terminator 2
    Sharkeys shootout
    Junkyard
    Star Wars episode 1
    Revenge from mars
    F14 tomcat
    No good gophers
    Shaq
    Strikes and spares gottlieb
    Lights camera action
    Harley-Davidson Sega
    Shadow
    Star Trek Pro
    And I know I’m forgetting a couple. Please don’t judge me. I just have a hard time letting things go. Thanks

    It depends on how many you are wanting to keep.

    Shaq, strikes and spares, and sharkeys shootout would be the first to go for me.

    Keepers would definitely be Met, acdc, TOM, TWD, the Shadow, GNR, TZ, and NGG.

    #10 1 year ago

    Sell the ones you get fair offers on and keep the rest.

    #11 1 year ago

    I always feel the same but once i sell i have no regrets. Plus i enjoy the hunt so if i do miss something i can always find another. If its super rare maybe hang onto it. Or if it has some sort of sentimental value.

    #13 1 year ago

    List them all ( separately) for sale at the same time . Keep the ones that don’t sell after a month.

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from tonyhoff1:

    Honestly. I love all my pins. But I don’t even have 1 set up at my house.

    Why?

    #15 1 year ago

    Metallica Pro - Keep
    Ac/Dc vault - Keep
    Guns and Roses - Keep
    The walking Dead Pro - Keep
    Theatre of magic - Sell
    Twilight zone - Keep
    Dr who - Keep
    Starship troopers - Keep
    NBA fastbreak - Sell
    Bride of pinbot - Sell
    The getaway - Sell
    Johnny Mnemonic - Keep
    Terminator 2 - Keep
    Sharkeys shootout - Sell
    Junkyard - Keep
    Star Wars episode 1 - Sell
    Revenge from mars - Keep
    F14 tomcat - Keep
    No good gophers - Keep
    Shaq - Sell as fast as you can
    Strikes and spares gottlieb - Sell
    Lights camera action - Sell
    Harley-Davidson Sega - Sell
    Shadow - Keep
    Star Trek Pro - Keep

    #16 1 year ago

    Because I’m always working on vendors pins and I just never get a chance. And also the last pin that was set up was my LOTR and it never got played so I sold it about a year ago.

    #17 1 year ago

    I would get rid of the idea to reduce the collection. Keep the game's . Not like you are short on space . If pinballs on your route you get income and deprecation on taxes . If loaned to a route operator the OP should do the upkeep .

    Fiduciary responsibility and a hobby should be kept seperate .

    Enjoy the day Shane

    #18 1 year ago

    I'd keep:

    Metallica Pro
    The walking Dead Pro
    Theatre of magic
    Twilight zone
    NBA fastbreak
    Johnny Mnemonic
    No good gophers
    Shadow

    #19 1 year ago

    Sell anything that you aren't playing and aren't making money with and invest that money or use it to pay down debt if you have any. You can always buy them back. You might find that after you don't have some of them you don't want them back.

    -1
    #20 1 year ago

    I appreciate all the comments. My second question is what do you do with all your extra boards? I have so many extra boards also. Here is a little story. I have been fixing stuff for operators so I was buying boards and I just managed to fix most of the boards that were with the games. But I would bet I have 50 boards and like 2 or 3 complete computers for pin 2000. All my boards are from system 11 all the way to whitestar

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from tonyhoff1:

    My second question is what do you do with all your extra boards? I have so many extra boards also.

    I'm sure quite a few on this website could use those boards if you aren't going to.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from InfiniteLives:

    Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep

    ”I have fought many wars, master Dwarf. I know how to defend my own Keep.”

    Quoted from tonyhoff1:

    The last pin that was set up was my LOTR and I sold it about a year ago.

    Oops! Looks like you didn't defend the Keep.

    #23 1 year ago

    I am looking for a system 11 MPU board if you want to sell.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    ”I have fought many wars, master Dwarf. I know how to defend my own Keep.”

    Oops! Looks like you didn't defend the Keep.

    I really know I can’t keep them all. Nor do I really want too. I think I’m finally waking up to being a hoarder. As my wife would say

    #25 1 year ago

    If there not for you to play, it all comes down to which machine makes you more money on route. Sell whichever makes the least and stop at how ever many pins you want to keep.

    If you aren’t collecting from your machines, then I would do as someone said above. Put them all up for sale and see which machines you get fair offers for. It sound like you don’t play any of them, so it really shouldn’t matter what sells and what doesn’t.

    #26 1 year ago

    I would sell everything below

    Starship troopers
    Bride of pinbot
    Sharkeys shootout
    Junkyard
    Star Wars episode 1
    Revenge from mars
    F14 tomcat
    No good gophers
    Shaq
    Strikes and spares gottlieb
    Lights camera action
    Harley-Davidson Sega

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    #27 1 year ago

    I am interested in your Harley Davidson pinball machine. Is this a 2nd or 3rd edition?

    Please contact me through email asap as I am looking at others as well. [email protected]
    Where are you located, do you have the manual and what condition is the game in? I am in the Scranton PA area.
    Thanks, Jennifer

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from tonyhoff1:

    Honestly. I love all my pins. But I don’t even have 1 set up at my house. Most are at my buddy’s arcade. Or some are on route. And some are in storage. My grail pin is ToM! So that will not go. But it’s hard for me to part with them. It’s like I’m a hoarder of pinballs. Or parts. And I don’t understand why.

    I'd set ToM up at home and get rid of everything that's not on route.

    #29 1 year ago

    If your selling i might be interested in the shadow

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from tonyhoff1:

    Ok guys. Here is my issue. I have way too much and don’t know what to keep and what to let go of. If this was your list. How many would you keep and what would you get rid of.
    Metallica Pro
    Ac/Dc vault
    Guns and Roses
    The walking Dead Pro
    Theatre of magic
    Twilight zone
    Dr who
    Starship troopers
    NBA fastbreak
    Bride of pinbot
    The getaway
    Johnny Mnemonic
    Terminator 2
    Sharkeys shootout
    Junkyard
    Star Wars episode 1
    Revenge from mars
    F14 tomcat
    No good gophers
    Shaq
    Strikes and spares gottlieb
    Lights camera action
    Harley-Davidson Sega
    Shadow
    Star Trek Pro
    And I know I’m forgetting a couple. Please don’t judge me. I just have a hard time letting things go. Thanks

    Keep F14-Tomcat. ... Wish I still had mine

    #31 1 year ago

    If some of them are on route, and stuff like that, I'd think differently on the keeps and sells.

    I'd sell SWE1, and all the Gottlieb/Premier stuff. That will greatly simplify your spare parts needs.

    This will essentially leave you with a B/W and Stern lineup, so only really two architectures to support. The Data-East stuff I'm effectively counting as Williams since they are basically System 11 based.

    -Hans

    #32 1 year ago

    Metallica Pro- Keep
    Ac/Dc vault- Keep
    Guns and Roses- Keep
    The walking Dead Pro- Keep
    Theatre of magic -Sell
    Twilight zone- Keep
    Dr who - Sell
    Starship troopers- Keep
    NBA fastbreak -Sell
    Bride of pinbot - Sell
    The getaway - Sell
    Johnny Mnemonic - Keep
    Terminator 2 - Keep
    Sharkeys shootout -Sell
    Junkyard - Keep
    Star Wars episode 1 - Sell
    Revenge from mars - Sell
    F14 tomcat - Keep
    No good gophers - Keep
    Shaq - Sell
    Strikes and spares Gottlieb- Sell
    Lights camera action - Sell
    Harley-Davidson Sega- Keep
    Shadow- Keep
    Star Trek Pro- Keep

    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from Only68s:

    I'd set ToM up at home and get rid of everything that's not on route.

    It is the only one set up that is played

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    #34 1 year ago

    If the value of a pin is going up, keep it.
    If the value is staying the same, sell it.
    That way (as others have said) you can buy it back at what you sold it for.

    Yes most are going up, but some not as much.

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