(Topic ID: 719)

new to pinball. where to go for parts?


By NoVArcade

10 years ago



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  • Latest reply 10 years ago by bugray
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    #1 10 years ago

    Hi, just started seriously getting into pinball over the last few months. I'm just wondering what are the top places to get pinball parts and accessories? A google search turned up a bunch of results, I'm not sure who's the most reliable.

    I'm specifically looking for pre-assembled machine specific LED and rubber ring kits. Looking to add the custom decals and toys to my TAF (uncle fester, metal figures etc..) Cliffy protectors. I'd rather not go the ebay route.

    This is probably a common question, and i apologize if this seems repetitive in nature.

    #2 10 years ago

    pinballlife.com always gets my business first, good service, selection and super good prices.

    Also have ordered from marco specialties (good service/selection but pricey), pinball heaven (for hard to find stuff), BC's pinball amusements (led's) and pbresource.com for all things gottlieb.

    Just my 2 cents

    #3 10 years ago

    bay area amusements has been good to me so far. superfast shipping. i placed an order last thursday and it was on my steps on saturday.

    #4 10 years ago

    All of these are reputable reliable businesses for pinball parts. I have used them all at different times and not been disappointed with any of them. I recommend using the Postal service anymore as with the flat rate boxes you get your parts faster and cheaper than with UPS or FedEx standard ground. Like bigdrillcar said .. a part from CA to IN for me gets here in 3 days with the postal option. UPS ground takes six business days. I've also found most of them will match prices between each other if you ask nicely.

    Pinballlife
    Bay Area Amusements
    Marco Specialties
    Lakeside Pinball Parts
    Pbresource (Gottlieb specialty)

    For generic hard to find electronic IC's etc I use:

    Jameco
    Newark

    I know I repeated some others already mentioned.

    #5 10 years ago

    Thanks for the quick replies. As soon as I can finish up some arcade cab sales, I'll be spending alot of time getting my pinballs up to speed.

    #6 10 years ago

    I try to use a company close to home or at least on the same Coast.
    Once had some ICs shipped from the West Coast for my 'Gorgar' and nothing was on them. I guess they got erased going through a scan at an Airport?

    #7 10 years ago

    I've ordered from pinballife.com (for bulbs, etc...) 4 times now and have never had a problem.

    #8 10 years ago

    Welcome.

    Pinballlife is great and generally the least expensive. Marco Specialties has a great selection too and carries some things that PBL doesn't, and vice-a-versa(sp?). Both have really nice websites too which makes shopping easy. I go to them first. Both have awesome customer service. Can't go wrong with either. I have also used PBResource to get some drop targets and coils I couldn't get anywhere else.

    #9 10 years ago

    Hi, I use the following sites for all my pin spares/parts etc, they've all been very reliable and trustworthy. I always like to shop around for the best deal/cost. Depending where you live BEWARE of any import duty/tax/fee's.

    http://www.parts4pinballs.com/

    http://mrpinballa.cart.net.au/

    http://www.pinballheaven.co.uk/shop/index.php?osCsid=510693e636939630df518d49025b8d3a

    http://www.marcospecialties.com/index.asp

    http://www.bestofpinball.de/catalog/index.php

    http://www.thepinwitch.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1311&language=en

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