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New to pinball, what is a good fun machine priced around $3k-5500 (updated)


By Fieldsweeper

3 months ago



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    #151 3 months ago

    Best bang for your buck in that range is the Stern Star Trek Pro. Gets a bad rap for theme and art, but in gameplay where it counts it is fantastic. It is #14 in the top 100 and the only game you are going to get on that list until #38, the Shadow.

    #152 3 months ago

    Walking Dead Pro is a steal for around $4500. It will keep you playing for a long time.

    #153 3 months ago

    Finally decided on the LE combo version of Transformers (Premium/LE) from mrm. So far I am liking it. But I know I will want another/different one soon haha.

    #154 3 months ago
    Quoted from Fieldsweeper:

    Finally decided on the LE combo version of Transformers (Premium/LE) from mrm. So far I am liking it. But I know I will want another/different one soon haha.

    Glad you like it!

    To be honest, there are many other games that you will love that you can trade for down the road with that machine. I've traded through about 20 machines in the past 2 years and once you get tired of one, there is always another one with new challenges for you. Congratulations and welcome to the deep end of the hobby!

    #155 3 months ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    Glad you like it!
    To be honest, there are many other games that you will love that you can trade for down the road with that machine. I've traded through about 20 machines in the past 2 years and once you get tired of one, there is always another one with new challenges for you. Congratulations and welcome to the deep end of the hobby!

    Kind of why I bought it anyway. It was close. Fun and now I can have something to play until I find one of the others I wanted locally. Like Taxi, Stranger things LE, Theatre of magic, arabian nights etc.

    #156 3 months ago

    Congrats, welcome to hobby!

    #157 3 months ago

    X men pro is fast and furious for $3,200 to $3,700

    #158 3 months ago
    Quoted from locksmith:

    X men pro is fast and furious for $3,200 to $3,700

    Or get an LE for $100 more, lol.

    #159 3 months ago

    I’d look for a Jurassic park pro for 5000-5500

    #160 3 months ago

    Dude started at $1000 now he is up to $5k!?!?!?!?? WOW... wish my budget worked like this.

    for $5k I would have 3 nice pins (at least)

    #161 3 months ago
    Quoted from Lathroum:

    Dude started at $1000 now he is up to $5k!?!?!?!?? WOW... wish my budget worked like this.
    for $5k I would have 3 nice pins (at least)

    It was not so much that was my budget being raised. It was me more so not knowing what was available for cheaper. I was originally looking at a few games past the 2500 to 3k mark. But I just wanted to see (not knowing what was out there) if there was anything cheaper and perhaps I was only looking at really sought after ones (after all me being an outsider knowing a few machines by name should say something about popularity lol)

    Then I started seeing newer machines but used that were only a little bit more so I decided to see what was there too. I ended up with a LE transformers for 4500. I am sure I will sell or trade it in the future if not soon to try something else out or maybe as I play more, 2 lesser machines. Taxi is still one I want and Theatre of Magic. I would like a TOTAN but that's more than I care to spend.

    I missed out on an Addams family for only 4k supposedly in good condition. It was on Facebook but even though I replied an hour after posting I never got a reply before it was marked sold lmao.

    I also did not want to get one that would need maintenance from the beginning or any time soon so a newer HUO machine was prob what I needed to get and those would cost more.

    #162 3 months ago
    Quoted from Fieldsweeper:

    I missed out on an Addams family for only 4k supposedly in good condition. It was on Facebook but even though I replied an hour after posting I never got a reply before it was marked sold lmao.

    You and the other 500 of us that saw that listing. If you are responding an hour after a good deal was posted on FB it's safe to assume it was loaded into someone's car about 59 minutes before that .

    #163 3 months ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    You and the other 500 of us that saw that listing. If you are responding an hour after a good deal was posted on FB it's safe to assume it was loaded into someone's car about 59 minutes before that .

    True but when I sell anything. Especially if I am not that sure of value. If I immediately get 100 people messaging me to the point I start to ignore some. I would double check the value before selling lol.

    If it needed work sure. but if its an easy flip for 2k in profit. I would say sorry I changed my mind. then re list.

    #164 3 months ago
    Quoted from Fieldsweeper:

    True but when I sell anything. Especially if I am not that sure of value. If I immediately get 100 people messaging me to the point I start to ignore some. I would double check the value before selling lol.
    If it needed work sure. but if its an easy flip for 2k in profit. I would say sorry I changed my mind. then re list.

    Oh I'm sure we will see that game again for 6K either from the seller or the buyer lol.

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