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By Matthew_McCoul

5 months ago

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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by chas10e
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    #1 5 months ago

    Hey everyone!

    Just discovered pinside recently. My dad has two old Bally machines, a 1982 Bally Speakeasy and a 1965 Bally Magic Circle, he's been holding on to since they were new. He played them for years, then as a kid I played them for years, but recently he's been thinking about finding them a good home where they'll get more use. He's not much of a computers guy, so he's asked me if I'd go online and learn more.

    Any suggestions on which sub forum to post in to learn more about these machines and who might be interested in them?


    #2 5 months ago

    Just post them here in the marketplace

    #3 5 months ago

    If you haven't made it over to the "MACHINES" link yet you can look up each game there for more info. There is a price estimate about half way down with a link to archived ads.

    Unfortunately there is not much info on Magic Circle as it's an older game that is pretty rare. Condition is key on pricing with the playfield and backglass being most important.

    There are some Pinsiders on the east side of the state that would probably be willing to take a look at them and interested in buying. I'll be heading to Flint once our order is lifted and would be willing to check them out if needed.

    Good luck! ~ Matt

    #4 5 months ago

    Pinball is a great hobby my suggestion would be to fix 'em up & play them.

    Magic Circle is an EM (electro-mechanical)
    Speakeasy is SS (Solid state)

    If you do decide to pass them along take some pics of backglass , playfield , cabinet and for the Solid State Speakeasy the circuit boards.

    If there is a battery on the MPU circuit board cut it off and hope there is no corrosion ... if there is corrosion simply list it as such (pretty common problem unfortunately)

    Any repairs may not help with the sale should you go that route but again it is an enjoyable hobby and a lot of good resources available to assist you with them

    Good luck with your decisions & welcome to Pinside

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