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Nor Cal Pinheads thread

By practicalsteve

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    #1 6 years ago

    A thread for all of us Nor Cal pinheads. I miss the fun of the PAGG 2013 thread so why don't we all get on this one.

    Hosting a tournament? (looking at you JonnyO) post it here.

    Willing to let others try your games that they cant find on route? Let them know here. I have Taxi and F-14 Tomcat if you are dying to try them out drop me a line if you are in the area.

    Have a game for sale? Keep it local and easy.

    Looking to buy? Ask around here. I said I was on a buying freeze but think I want to get my first EM.

    Need some repair work you just cant figure out on your own? Maybe someone around here will help.

    Keep it hella classy Nor Cal.

    #10 6 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    If I can ever get my work van back from the body shop, I'll be able to concentrate on getting my gameroom back in order. I might be able to host something on a weekend if there is any interest.

    I have so much interest in this! Let me know when your game room is back in order, I really want to check it out still. Been meaning to PM you about it, have been waiting for a couple weeks have passed since PAGG before I ask the wife to take off for a few hours to come by.

    #11 6 years ago
    Quoted from worldofglenn:

    Count me in guys! I could host a little something on Tuesday or Wednesday evening next week. I'm finally feeling like I'm getting things halfway decent in the pinball hall, aka garage

    Very nice of you! Sadly by the time I get off work and the traffic from there to Petaluma it would be so late. I hope others nearby take you up on this though.

    #16 6 years ago
    Quoted from sosage:

    Just spreading the usual propaganda: East Bay Pinball League meets tomorrow night (Thursday). League officially starts at 7:30PM at Phoenix Games in Concord CA.

    I am really going to make a huge effort to get in on this league next season. My son will be old enough by then that I should be able to sneak away for league nights... That is unless my wife gets pregnant!

    #17 6 years ago
    Quoted from haugstrup:

    SFPD has the Summer of George tournament on June 16 and the fall season of the league begins in mid-july and runs until December. Everybody is welcome. We meet at Free Gold Watch in the Haight. Details at http://sfpins.org/

    I was literally about to go find the link for this, looks like a good time. I really like the poster I saw on Jonnys blog for it.

    #29 6 years ago
    Quoted from worldofglenn:

    Those that want to come visit on the evening of Tues the 4th, PM me. Let's say anytime from 6 to 10 ish..... Want to make sure there is time for practical steve to make it across the 37 if he wants. And that's not too bad of drive, in that direction at that time. 37 to Lakeville highway, go under 101 and I'm just a few blocks down. Maybe 45 minutes or so from El Cerrito.....

    Thanks dude! I will let you know, but I have a 15 month old and time away from family is limited so don't count on me, but awesome you are doing this for others.

    #30 6 years ago

    Maybe everyone already knows about this, but the bay area pinball map is an awesome site! you can look up games on route by city, by specific game etc. It has saved me on more than one occasion when I was stuck somewhere, looked on there and oh hey, there is a RBION at a straw hat pizza 1 mile away! Save it to your phone for emergencies. There are other regions too. You can also add your high scores, and update it, say if you get somewhere and it says the Laundromat had a FT but now has a T2, or if you get there and the game is busted. A good resource for sure.


    #54 6 years ago

    I recently killed the displays on my F-14 by doing something totally dumb. Read all about it here: http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/i-killed-my-f-14-tomcat-tech-help

    Anyway, it boils down to me needing a new set of LED displays and not having enough cash. I threw a little mini garage sale in the thread and most everything sold, but no one wanted any of the Pacific Pinball expo posters I have. I have three, I am asking for 8$ each and that includes shipping via UPS, but it needs to be a street adress no PO boxes. I thought maybe someone local may be more interested, PM me if you are.

    #55 6 years ago

    trying pic again, also now only two left!


    #79 6 years ago
    Quoted from SKILL_SHOT:

    Going with pinwillie to meat worldofglenn today

    Jealous! have fun.

    #90 6 years ago

    So who saw that ad on Craigslist yesterday around 4pm about the warehouse full of pins and arcade games for insanely low prices? Dying to know if it was real.

    #107 6 years ago
    Quoted from boogies:

    If any Pinsider wants to play a digital pin (or bring a buddy), please PM me. You bring the beer, and you can play for as long as you like - at least you'll have a better first impression

    I would like to do that sometime. His digital pin does not look that hot but the arcade mame that hangs on the wall is pretty damn awesome.

    #114 6 years ago
    Quoted from SKILL_SHOT:

    More pictures of Willie and I meeting Glenn and there correctly orientated and links to other pinventures.

    Nice! What a sweet set up! Gotta admit I would have played a few games on that NARC standup in the back. That was my favorite game back in the day and it never translated well to consoles. I mean come on, junkies throw syringes at you in the game!

    #117 6 years ago
    Quoted from SKILL_SHOT:

    It's a multicade with really cool lit up joystick knobs that have bubbling inside to catch the light. I got a few games on it, I played METAL SLUG and SMASH T.V. wich used both joysticks.

    even more jealous now!

    #121 6 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    Getting closer to getting my life back in order, finally got my van back from the body shop yesterday. Yay! Once I get caught back up, I can join in on a pinball System 80 open house. I'll keep y'all posted here.

    Looking forward to it, Glad you got the van straightened out.

    #122 6 years ago
    Quoted from boogies:

    Cool, and FWIW, I have a custom hyperSpin MAME cab too - it isn't wall mounting.

    Would not mind coming over and checking that out sometime.

    #133 6 years ago

    ^^^ and you thought that you were only going to keep BK for a month! Glad you like it so much. Sorcerer is a great game, good luck with the hunt.

    1 week later
    #140 6 years ago
    Quoted from MrSanRamon:

    I don't spend a lot of time here, and apparently missed this thread.

    It was a good read and certainly I didn't realize there were so many Bay Area guys on pinside.


    Glad to have you.

    #144 6 years ago
    Quoted from phishrace:

    There are two flippers in the bay area. That guy I have a problem with. If you put any newer non-pimped game on the bay area craigslist, he will email you a ridiculously low offer. The first time, I completely ignored it. The second time, I replied back with an attitude hoping it would prevent him from sending any more stupid lowball offers. Didn't work. A few months later, he tried again. I'm talking obscenely low offers.

    this guy right? http://pinballpickers.com/

    #145 6 years ago
    Quoted from phishrace:

    There are two flippers in the bay area. That guy I have a problem with.

    I have a problem with a guy in the north bay. I know he looks on here, but whatever. He is the guy that a few years back said he ran a home for abandoned youth and asked for people to donate machines and that he and the abandoned youth fix them up and sell them at a garage sale to fund the home. I would email him often and ask when his sales were but he never got back to me ever.

    Heard from a fellow pinsider, who will remain nameless, that he donated some pins and video games to him for free because he thought this was such a great thing. Turns out, no abandoned youth, and the guy just turned around and flipped them for a ton of cash. This is the lowest in my book. He no longer puts ads on craigslist saying that because too many people called him out. but if you see an overpriced pin on there in that area, it's most likely him.

    #154 6 years ago
    Quoted from jyfly:

    I just talked to him a couple of weeks ago about an overpriced Getaway.

    You can find one much cheaper if you keep looking, plus it had cabinet fade. I talked to him on the phone one time myself and there was never any mention of "kids" or "abandoned youth" or anything of that nature. Like I said, back in the day when he posted those want to buy ads about the group home and how they fixed and sold pins to fund it he would never reply to my emails about when the sales were and you never saw ads of the flipside of it. Never any ads saying I am SELLING these pins to fund a group home, just ads with overpriced machines.

    And I have heard first hand from someone that said they donated stuff just to see it back for sale right away at high prices having had no work done to them.

    #221 6 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    Oye! I'm gonna go trout fishing in the Sierras Thursday and check back in on Monday for work. Have fun guys, I know I will.

    Ok everyone lets take a cue from blownfuse and "reel it in."

    That was an awesome joke.

    Jealous Blownfuse I have not been fishing in years. Looking forward to when my son is old enough and I can take him.

    #223 6 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    Starting this week, I switch my hours and go to a 4 day work week. Come Thursdays, I'm gone every week until the end of September. I do this every year.

    Now thats what I call living. I used to work 4x10's I really liked it.

    #235 6 years ago

    Tons of garage sales in the bay area with pins this weekend.

    Wizard in Concord- sfbay.craigslist.org link

    Ball Night Rider in Mountain view, I emailed them and they said 300$ but gave no pics or info on condition sfbay.craigslist.org link

    Two Bally pins (no titles given) in Petaluma sfbay.craigslist.org link

    If anyone checks these out report back, I am curious as hell which ones and how much they wanted for Wizard.

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    #250 6 years ago

    Looks like I will be at CAX on sunday morning when it opens until probably late afternoon. Who else will be there?

    Also, anyone going selling back glasses? Looking for art for the game room so perfect condition not required.

    #252 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballrus:

    Not quite a backglass, but I've got a a translite from Gladiators that's I'll hook you up with for a case of Budweiser, you can even drink a few while playing Shadow

    Ha! I was going to hit you up and come over and play your games but I have been busy all week getting ready for a garage sale I am having on Saturday. I read that your Barracora is having more problems and I am really bummed to hear that. Maybe next week? You going to CAX at all?

    #254 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballrus:

    Yep - Ole' Barracora has been quite the *learning* experience, hopefully will be sorted out soon, not much left on the pin to replace! The few games I've played have been awesome.

    I'll be at CAX, not sure when yet.

    Hope it is still a good deal at the price you paid for it. Look forward to checking it out.

    1 week later
    #255 6 years ago

    Got a little nostalgic when searching CL yesterday. Looks like my first machine I ever bought is up for sale, Hurricane. I know the person who bought it off me lived in Gilroy and I had installed those flipper button anti-wear stickers so it must be mine.

    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    If anyone is interested in Hurricane (I know a lot of people think its a dog, but I think its a fun machine.) This was a pretty nice one aside from the cabinet that has massive fade. The playfield has diamond plate and was super nice. Also I sold it to him for 1500$ so you can probably talk him down from his asking price of 2k$.

    #257 6 years ago

    Not down here in Oakland, but I am in a warehouse with forklifts so doubt I would.

    #260 6 years ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    What the man paid is irrelevent. It's worth what it's worth.

    Of course, not trying to knock the guy or shame him on his price. Just saying as a heads up the guy may wiggle on that price as a friendly service to others on here that may want to get a Hurricane. I feel that in a community like this that insider info is part of the perks of really taking an interest in this hobby. I certainly did not pay the 1500$ I sold it for. I wish the seller luck and hope he gets his asking price.

    #262 6 years ago

    Playland is a fun spot! Well worth the time.

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    #281 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    A shout out to practical Steve, congrats on getting a mention on the pinball podcast.

    Thanks dude!

    Quoted from genex:Also I do a little audio for the Pinball Soul podcast from time to time - current episode has some audio from the Fall Season launch of the SFPD too: http://pinballsoul.com/pinball-soul-podcast-11/

    Genes stuff is my favorite part of the pinball soul podcast, really great "man on the street" style interviews.

    Quoted from Spybryon:

    I can work on boards for you. I read that thread but not sure exactly what you need done?

    I can't vouch for the board work personally, but I have met Spybryon and he is a helluva nice guy. He seemed very knowledgeable so if he offered help to me I would fully trust him and let him take a look at it.

    Quoted from phishrace:

    We met at Legionaire that night you did a kick save on MET while wearing a neck brace.

    That's some Chuck Norris style bad assery!

    #282 6 years ago

    Ha! Has anyone else noticed that Craigslist has become more aggro than usual lately around here?

    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    Copy and pasted because I am sure it wont last

    And for you cry baby CL CHEAP BUT HOLES go ahead and flag it again
    Ok for you people waste my time and offer BS lowball offers,,, that doesn't offend?
    Waste a sellers time sending pictures when you HAVE NO MONEY!
    I will say it again!!!!
    Get out of MOMA"S BASMENT and get a Job and stop bugging Honest CL users!
    Sold for asking PRICE"

    --Proper spelling will make the insult "Buttholes" much more effective dude.

    #285 6 years ago
    Quoted from Spybryon:

    Hey did someone get a Williams pin off CL for $1? Which one?

    I saw something a few days ago about landlord selling abandoned tenant property.

    I saw that too, it was an EM a go-go. Who knows who go it.

    #287 6 years ago
    Quoted from Sea-Monkey:

    I'd responded to the ad within 10 minutes of it being posted, but never heard back.

    I figure at least 20+ people did and more than likely someone offered some amount of money over 1$ and got put at the front of the line.

    #303 6 years ago
    Quoted from missoulaman:

    The skill shit is super difficult

    How difficult is it?

    #309 6 years ago
    Quoted from missoulaman:

    Lol! Yes, didn't catch that typo,

    Wondered when you were gonna catch that

    #325 6 years ago

    I am going to go check out Free Gold watch on Friday during the day, its my birthday so f@#k work! Will be there around 11am for a couple of hours (have to pick up my son from childcare around 3:30) so that's my time frame. Also hitting up Amoeba records for some long overdue record shopping. If anyone is around hit me up!

    #327 6 years ago
    Quoted from caligirl:

    So I played a couple games on the WoZ at FGW on Monday. It was a much nicer experience than playing, or trying to play new games as shows. No one hogged the game, open invites to others watching or lurking, when new games were started. People sharing all that they had learned so far about different modes and shots. If was obvious that most that were interested in it, and playing were pinheads, not off the street people. Keep up the good camaraderie pinheads!
    And thanks to the collector who had no where else to put the game, and sharing it with us all.

    I was glad to see them somewhat busy mid day on a Monday.

    And as someone else mentioned, they are lax on bringing in brown bags to sip from. Although, I took advantage of one of the bars on Haight before going in, hitting happy hour and enjoying draft over bottle. Easily one could make a good afternoon of pinball, lunch, drinks, pinball, happy hour, more pinball.

    Did they have a change machine there or should I hit up the Laundromat on my way out?

    #329 6 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    They have a change machine that is usually working fine

    Thanks for the tip Gene! Hope to meet you sometime at one of the local events.

    #331 6 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    Definitely! You should drop in on league night next Wednesday if you can make it - not sure how far you are but it's a great group of people.

    Not far at all, just across the bridge. Will have to see if I am free that night.

    #333 6 years ago

    Thanks Willie! Want to come up and see that new pin soon!

    #349 6 years ago

    I think I need to check out scandia sometime, nice line up!

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    #353 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a remote Black Hole -- anyone thinking about letting one go local, kindly please -- speak up now...! =)

    Good luck! Pulling the trigger on this rare one?

    philadelphia.craigslist.org link

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    #378 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    Old spinner stickers vs the new ones:

    Woah! Talk about an upgrade!

    #379 6 years ago

    Not to start up the whole "snap rag flipper" argument again (even though I pretty much am). Anyone else happen to notice around midday a TSPP get posted on CL for 3700$ Coincidence that the ad is gone and now there is a TSPP in a different city on CL for 2250$? I hope that the first one went to someone that really wanted it and isn't simply being flipped hours later. At least play it for a month, clean it up, SOMETHING before you turn around and offer it for 550$ more. Rant over.

    #382 6 years ago
    Quoted from sosage:

    Are you sure it went from 3700 to 2250? I don't think that's how flipping works.

    Doh! I misstyped, the second ad is for 4250, so if it is being flipped they make 550$

    I hear exactly what you are saying, heck I don't even have the kind of money lying around an old Bally Night Rider commands. But I did email my friend locally thats looking for a new pin. It's just when someone does that its such a douche move, one step up from the guy who posts FIRST in comments sections on websites. Earning money just because you happen to be near a computer, and don't have to work that day (or have a job) just seems like low class.

    I have learned who and who not to deal with around here, and like you said the best deals you get are from friends and collectors.

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    #383 6 years ago

    Hey Sacramento pinsiders, I want to join the Sacramento Pinball Group on Yahoo, anyone want to vouch for me? Hope I am not blowing you up by asking on here. I know I am slightly out of the Sacramento area, but have friends and family up there so go up that way often. Thanks in advance!

    #386 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    The group has been on approval for a while, just to filter out spammers. I am sure one of the mods will ok you. Just make sure to introduce yourself when you get approved!

    Thanks! Will do it tomorrow.

    #392 6 years ago
    Quoted from Spybryon:

    Incase anyone is interested have 4 pins for sale / for trade right now (Spy Hunter, Big Guns, Firepower II, Alien Poker project). I prefer trades but will definitely sell them if you want to do that instead:

    That Big Guns is sooo tempting, but don't think I can let go of my F-14 just yet, Good luck though!

    #395 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Darn you, PinWillie, you made me watch the whole movie! (it's the whole thing, haha)

    Warrrrrioorrrrs.... come out and plaaaaaayyyyy!

    #396 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Anyone else got a machine they are thinking of swapping/trading/selling?

    I thought your GF put the foot down, trying to cram ten in now?

    #400 6 years ago
    Quoted from missoulaman:

    Anyone else missing PPE? (Sigh)

    oh yeah. Its such a bummer that the next big pinball event is not until May, that's 8 months away!

    #409 6 years ago
    Quoted from boogies:

    I just finished my Bally Wizard! Playfield swap. It was my first playfield swap, and it's also my first EM. I just purchased it a few months back, and I'm very happy that there were no "real" problems during the swap.

    That's a beauty!

    #420 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballrus:

    So who picked up the $100 Gold Wings?

    Gone already huh. I bet you a six pack of beer that we see it on CL tomorrow for 950 out of Santa Rosa.

    Heard you are selling barracora, whats next to get for you?

    #441 6 years ago
    Quoted from jonnyo:

    Bump for Tourney at Hi-Life Pizza tomorrow in Oakland!

    I'll have two t-shirts to raffle off, plus some coupons for free beer or a slice. And some other odds and ends.

    I will be there, any other pinsiders going I have not met in person yet?

    #448 6 years ago
    Quoted from zucot:

    Someone buy my spider man!

    Someone loan me the money to buy his Spider Man!

    #454 6 years ago
    Quoted from pinwillie:

    I'm selling a Flight 2000 for a friend asking $1100
    PM me if interested

    Good luck Willie!

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    #524 6 years ago

    ^^^ I am down for this. When should we do it?

    #533 6 years ago


    It was really sosages idea but I could coordinate or help set it up. I'm in Mexico on a crappy kindle right now.so it sucks to type, but can jump on this when I'm home. Lets do a quick poll though. Which do people prefer:

    1. On a Friday night
    2. Saturday open till whenever
    3. Saturday eve until closing
    4. Sunday open until whenever.

    #534 6 years ago

    ^^^ this is for a pinside ppm get together. Stupid kindle = no quoting posts.

    #545 6 years ago

    Ok, sounds like so far Sunday is the popular vote. For a bunch of guys that spend thousands on machines you all are sure concerned about a couple bucks for parking

    #551 6 years ago

    @jonnyo, good point, I will take that into consideration.

    @pinwillie- ha! Funny you should say that. Have you ever heard the expression "I need a vacation from my vacation?" Hard to believe but this trip sucks balls. I already joked to my wife that i could have bought a nib machine for how much I spent on this godawful trip. Shes having just as lousy a time as me. will shoot you an email when I get home and vent about it.

    #555 6 years ago

    Woo hoo! Made it home! Will start planning soon. Want to send some Pm's out to other people who also wanted to do a PPM meet up and see if they have any ideas as well.

    #556 6 years ago

    I sent out PMs to Sosage and TDA but have not heard back, wondering if its a problem with PM'S and the move to the new server and updates. Let me know.

    #560 6 years ago
    Quoted from The_Dude_Abides:

    For name cards we could just ask that everyone that shows up bring something to tell others what their Pinside handle is to keep it simple. So you would not have to find out all that are coming in advance and make them. A good time for the meet up may be from 1-3 or something like that.

    If someone can design a simple 3" x 5" id badge that just has the pinside logo spaces for our pinside name and our real name it would be simple (and free) for me to make some super nice laminated id badges we can save and use at PAGG and other events. We can just write our names in with permanent marker.

    #565 6 years ago
    Quoted from sosage:

    If I have enough time before the event I can put together the graphics for a name card real quick. An event poster I'd love to do, but I have 3-4 other pinball-related posters in the pipeline that I haven't even started yet. So that's not gonna be likely

    No worries at all! I only posted in the thread because there have been a lot of people having trouble with PM's lately. I understand you are busy, I get plenty busy too. I am fine coordinating the meet up if you don't have the time.

    Quoted from Miguel351:

    Do a forum search for Pinside lanyard and you'll see we've already kind of done it....

    No one else really seemed all that interested. Here's mine:

    That looks great! I want to make a generic one that is not specific for each persons name and avatar. I can print a whole bunch that way, laminate them, and then people can write their names in. They look professional, ten mil glossy lamination, hole drilled with a metal grommet. They would last for years. I could even print a ton of extras and save them for PAGG and leave them at the front so people can just grab one when they go in and fill it out themselves.

    #566 6 years ago

    So if anyone else has designing skills and wants to design a poster for the event let me know. I can print them on nice thick card stock and 100% of proceeds will go back to pinside. I will ask around with people I know to at least get an ID badge done, so that will happen. I would rather someone into pinball do the poster art, make something nice and special people will want to pay a couple of bucks for and hang in their gameroom.

    #588 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    Any updates on the ppm meet up. I'm very excited for this to happen.

    Well, I looked into renting the party room, its 50$ an hour plus everyone still has to pay admission. I don't think we really need to do that, that just lets us bring in food or drinks, I am more interested in actually playing pinball not eating snacks in a room with no pins in it. I still need to find someone to design ID badges, but I don't see that being a problem, I will get those done. Poster would be cool, but I don't think I will have time to design one. Like I said if someone designs one I can print them for free and we can sell with 100% of proceeds going to Pinside. I think we just need to settle on a date and time.

    I am thinking Saturday Nov 9th. Holidays not in full effect yet so people should still be around, plus its a three day weekend. Seems far enough away that people should still have it open. I know we will have to pay for parking on Saturday but some people said if it was on a Sunday they would pass for football (how that can take priority over pinball I just don't understand.)

    So how does Saturday Nov 9th sound? Official time 1pm-4pm. Of course no one is going to stop you from getting there early or from staying after that, just try and plan that the majority of your time there is in that time frame so you can meet some fellow pinsiders.

    #594 6 years ago

    Nice, glad to hear that date is already open for a bunch of people, should be a ton of fun!

    #598 6 years ago
    Quoted from sosage:

    Not to complicate things though. Just, "let's meet at ppm at X date and time" works.

    Agreed, I think the simpler the better as well. I also like the idea of rotating locations.

    #604 6 years ago
    Quoted from welder74:

    What does it take to be in this "nor-cal members only" ? Sorry but late to this thread

    Takes living in Nor Cal, you're in!

    #610 6 years ago

    There is a possibility of some very exciting stuff at the PPM meet up, I need to keep quiet about it until it is ironed out but you won't want to miss it! I will keep you all posted.

    #614 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Pamela Anderson autographs?

    Quoted from Mycal:

    I heard a rumor about hookers, blow and a bouncy house...

    Keep dreaming guys!

    1 week later
    #632 6 years ago

    Quick update on the Pacific Pinball Museum meet up. Still happening, waiting to hear about a potential exciting addition. Id badges have been designed and will be there. Hope to see you all there!

    #639 6 years ago
    Quoted from MrSanRamon:

    What time is it on the 9th...all day or something else?


    I have the "official" time as set between 1pm and 4pm. Of course you could come earlier or stay later, but I set that time as a goal for everyone to be there in that time frame more or less so we can meet each other.

    There may be something special going on at a set time, but unconfirmed as of right now. I will update as soon as I have all the info.

    #644 6 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    I'm going to try to make it.


    Quoted from chriskd:

    Count me in for the 9th!

    Great! Would be really great to see you again Steve.

    Quoted from genex:

    I'm outta town for a shoot so can't make it unfortunately!

    Quoted from mof:

    Busy that day, will catch the next one !

    Get your priorities straight gentlemen!

    #645 6 years ago

    Heads up guys! Super rare coca cola pinball machine on CL. Only 450$! get it while the gettings good!

    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    Also, who knows the story behind those phantom CL posts lately. Usually it just says "pinball machine 500$" and when you open it theres a huge rant about how the guy hates crybabies and poor people and how he got his asking price on some pin he does not reference. I would post a link but they get flagged immediately.

    #649 6 years ago

    Hey everyone, I started a thread specifically for the PPM meet up. Please do me a favor and pop over there and RSVP. even if you already said here that you were coming. I need a rough head count for ID badges and other stuff. Thanks

    please note! I changed the start time to noon, let me know if you will be there at noon.


    #652 6 years ago
    Quoted from Mycal:

    Sat pm bump

    Did anyone see the F-14 on Sac CL for $1400? I'm not in the market for a new pin but still feel compelled to look sometimes lol.

    Quoted from borstalshark:

    I just saw that as well, although I also do not know why I'm even looking!

    Damn, for 1400 I would at least expect it to have the correct plastic on the right slingshot. And buy new decals for the landing lock and Yagov shot buddy. Those are way faded and you can get them for like 10 bucks.

    Also I am not in the market either but I am right there with you both, I am checking CL constantly!

    BTW, if either of you want an F-14 down the road mine looks much nicer and I would not be asking 1400$

    #667 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    I let him know about us here and about spg. please guys, use the link in my previous post and email him. let him know that we will support him and spend lots of money if he will get 5 or 6 pins so we can have a league night here in sacramento. thanks for the support fellow pinsiders.

    Hope you guys can convince him!

    #683 6 years ago

    Hey Sosage, when did you get a hollywood heat? Thats sweet! You gotta let me come by and check out your lineup sometime.

    1 week later
    #686 6 years ago

    In case you missed it in the other thread, here are the id badges for the meet up at PPM this weekend. They will be available at the front desk, picture does not show it but there will be holes at the top and lanyards attached, I will provide markers so you can write their names.

    Also don't feel like you have to RSVP, just come if you can, even if you don't decide until the last minute. Hope to see you there!

    Final ID badge.jpg
    #687 6 years ago

    Also, these are laminated and I made a ton. I will be brining them to PAGG this year as well.

    #692 6 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    Sweet - wish I could make it! I want one of those badges

    I have plenty, next time Jonny has a local tourney I will bring you one.

    Quoted from starbase:

    Awesome work Steve sorry I cannot attend this.

    Too bad. Maybe next time. I hope to make this a every few months event, maybe rotate it between different hot spots in the bay area.

    #693 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    awesome. I cant wait till Saturday. great job steve and thanks.

    You are very welcome. You have been a great champion of this meet up, very enthusiastic which has made planning it very rewarding. Looking forward to meeting you!

    #695 6 years ago

    ^^^^ for sure! They have that awesome see through surfer there, if you have never seen it, it is amazing! And you never need to ask me twice to play a game of Wizard.

    #699 6 years ago

    Friendly reminder. PPM meet up tomorrow! See you there.

    #702 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Where can we find a Big Game in Nor Cal to play ?

    I think playland not at the beach has one.

    1 week later
    #731 6 years ago

    The PAGG countdown begins! My wife already suggested this year that I spend the night and stay two days, can't wait!

    #733 6 years ago
    Quoted from moto_cat:

    & hopefully PPE is back too.

    Unfortunately I would not hold my breath on that one, They are busy trying to expand the museum and move across town to a very beautiful location.

    #742 6 years ago
    Quoted from Mycal:

    Great news, courtesy of Jonny O's cool blog: http://pinballbayarea.com/2013/11/18/pacific-pinball-museum-may-have-new-home/

    The Pacific Pinball Museum may have a really cool new home. An ornate Carnegie Library from 1902 that will triple the # of pins on display. "PPM needs to raise some $3.5 million in the next two years in order to make "the Smithsonian of Pinball" in Alameda a reality." I'm down for helping out with future fund raising!

    Yes to this! I also hope to help however I can.

    #750 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballrus:

    I've got one in Oakland you're welcome to put some games on.

    did you buy that sweet alternate translate Aurich made?

    #754 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    Saturday bump. Lets play some pinball.

    I hear that! Having people over tonight to play some pins! Finally have all of the issues with Fun House ironed out and still has the factory high scores so I have a feeling it will get pretty heated. Still want someone to overtake my high scores on F-14 Tomcat and give me a challenge. My friend that is SUPER competitive is coming over so it should be good. I had hoped that my newest pin World Fair would be up and running but sadly its not going to happen. Hope to have that going by Christmas.

    What have you got planned Mr. Gone?

    #757 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    I have to go out and do some onsite photos and measurements for a large project for work. Since I'm going to be all over Sacramento I will be checking out some location pins and looking to see if I can find a new pin or 2 that are that are not yet listed on pinball map.

    Nice! Happy hunting!

    1 week later
    #777 6 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    Jonny O just posted the $7 PPM groupon in case you guys didn't already see it on his awesome site. Direct link:

    That is a helluva deal!

    Quoted from mrgone:

    Saturday night bump. who's playing pinball?
    I played a few games after some margarita's. now im sitting in the lazy boy and watching star wars.

    You and your time machine, how did you make it a day ahead already

    Too tired after working all day for any pinball tonight. Hope to get a chance to watch the TOP DVD I got this week on restoring a '64 World Fair, which is fortunately the exact EM in my gameroom I am trying to get up and running.

    1 week later
    #783 6 years ago

    So who has a Getaway, High Speed or rollergames that I can come play?

    I plan on selling my F-14 Tomcat around April - May (PAGG time) and have been contemplating what I will do next. Right now its a four way tie between those games and T2 which I plan to play over at Phoenix games which has been a place high on my to go list for quite some time now. I am actually thinking of going there next Friday on the early side of the day (around noon) so if anyone else has the day off and wants to meet up I am very welcome to that.

    I have played all these games before and love them all, but its been a while so I would like to get some time in so I can make a better decision. I know PPM has a high speed but (not knocking them at all) theirs has a big issue that every time I play it I end up disappointed when I walk away. The ball should go up the ramp on the plunge and a good 75% of the time it does not make it. I don't want a game not playing 100% to color my decision. High Speed and Getaway are neck and neck at the top of that list but I need to put more time into Getaway to really make a decision and save the extra cash that I will need for it. I saw a few places on the pinball map that have Getaway but they are either a long haul and the only game on location, or the one close by is an at an auto place and it seems like an awkward place to go play a pin. Rollergames is not on the map anywhere and I am very on the fence about that as well. Did not grab me at PAGG last year, but played it at CAX and was really loving it, so I figure at least one more session is needed.

    So absolutely no rush as this will not happen for a few months, but anyone that wants to let me stop by, I will bring the beer!

    Also, same goes both ways. Right now I have Taxi, F-14 Tomcat, and a really well playing Funhouse at my home that if anyone wants to put some time on they are welcome to do so.

    #785 6 years ago
    Quoted from daley:

    I have a Getaway, but currently having two issues that I am trying to fix. Haven't had time recently to even work on it. Hoping to get it done this weekend. If I get it working 100%, your welcome to come play it.

    Thanks! very kind of you.

    #787 6 years ago

    ^^ no apologies! I started this thread in part for local sales to fellow pinsiders. I encourage it! Good luck with your sale.

    #798 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    If you are willing to drive to sac, come on over!

    Thank you!

    Quoted from nvu4prod:

    Hi Steve, your welcome to come over to my place and play HS, Getaway or any other pins I have. All games are currently 100% working. Just had Rob Anthony aka Borygard over to dial in a few issues I had on MNF and Whirlwind. What a great guy!

    Offer is open anytime, just shoot me an email. Thanks again for the PPM outing last month, it was great!!


    and thank you! I will admit I was secretly hoping you would reply since you have both! I will hit you up soon.

    Quoted from jonnyo:

    Steve I think Getaway is the standout. Rollergames is also fun. HS is a classic but a fairly simple game overall.

    Kinda my thoughts as of right now as well.

    #803 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    has anyone looked at the bk2k on c/l? usually they get snapped up quick. I was just wondering.

    From what I heard it was not worth it. Maybe if he comes down in price.

    Quoted from MrSanRamon:

    Steve, I have a getaway.


    Thank you as well! so many kind offers. Seems like a lot of Getaway owners, how long have you all had them, how are they lasting in your collections?

    Quoted from starbase:

    Who got the T2 for 1600 in Petaluma? My guess Sean Casey. Was gone by the time I emailed.

    Wish it was me, I would be all over one at that price. That game always seems to pop up every few months at a great price, another game I am contemplating making my next.

    #810 6 years ago
    Quoted from scasey:

    Steve, if you are in the area or want to make the drive, I have a nice Getaway you can play.


    Thank you for the offer!

    #822 6 years ago
    Quoted from Sea-Monkey:

    I finally made it to Free Gold Watch. Since I just live a couple of miles away, I'm not sure why I hadn't gone before. Had a blast, and will definitely be returning.

    Such a great spot!


    Unrelated, all you guys that go to Phoenix out in Concord I have two questions as I have never been there. They are cool if I come in on the early side of the day (around noon) just to play pins? Also, do they have a change machine?

    #825 6 years ago
    Quoted from micro:

    Hi Steve.

    Yes, you are welcome and encouraged to play pins at any time during business hours. If you play Thursday night, you can hang with all the cool kids, and they will stay open later for us in League.

    And yes, they do have a change machine.

    I hear rumor that a Star Trek, "fancy edition" may make its way there before long....


    Thank you sir! I have long wanted to join your league but getting there after work would be problematic. Excited to check it out on Friday though.

    Checking again if anyone else has the day off and wants to join me for a couple of hours. Let me know.

    #831 6 years ago

    Thanks a lot pawnstars! Check out this CL ad
    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    I will copy and paste it below, also the pic of the pin was a total stock photo, not of the actual machine.

    Time for me to part with my beloved 1973 Odds and Evens Pinball Machine, great working condition, bought originally in 1973, stayed in the family, all new rubbers and lights, same model seen in movie "How to be a player" and sold on TV show "Pawn Stars" for $3,000. I'm asking for half that.
    Great addition to any house, fun piece of playable art, ties any room together, offers hours of fun for all ages.
    Email me.

    #834 6 years ago

    Last call, going to Phoenix games tomorrow around noonish but can move the time around depending if anyone local is off and wants to meet up. I have to leave by 2:30 though.

    #857 6 years ago

    finally got to check out phoenix games in Concord yesterday. Great line up! Whoever operates those machines keeps them in super nice shape. They had a STLE there and it changed my mind on that game, it is really fast and fun! I played a game and got four different multi balls, put up the third place high score, and had very little idea what the rules were. A really great game for a casual player to walk up to. The side rails lit up were really sweet, its just gorgeous. I did activate the starfield projector and I do have to say thats kind of a dud. Very underwhelming. But overall an amazing game! The staff were really nice too, opened the back room and let me play the games there. T2 was just pulled out which was a bummer as I really wanted to put some time on it since I am thinking of buying one in the future, but no big. If you are in the area I highly recommend dropping in.

    #861 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Is pinball open to the public during regular business hours? Any secret handshakes? I thought when I looked into it last Winter, it was a "no".

    Well they definitely have all of the A list games just sitting in the back of the store open to the public. STLE, MM, SS, SW trilogy, and a couple others I cant recall off the top of my head. Then when I mentioned I had come from about 40 min away they were nice enough to let me in the back room where they had some older titles, only about 5. TFTC, Diner, TAF, and a couple of others.

    #862 6 years ago
    Quoted from Mycal:

    I agree the STLE is a blast! Unboxed last night

    NICE! I know you were stoked to get that. Side rails are sweet.

    #868 6 years ago

    Whoops, maybe I should not have said anything...

    #882 6 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    I've actually got my gameroom coming back together, just need to get a few more games working correctly, a playfield swap completed, also a couple of friends games shopped and out of here. Then I was thinking about doing a Pinside open house, I'll update later once I feel more comfortable on a date and time. Anyone interested in playing a bunch of old System 80 games? I know these games aren't everyone's "cup of tea" but I like them, just trying to have something different.

    The "up and running" list so far, The Amazing Spiderman, Volcano, Pink Panther, Goin' Nuts, Spirit, Rocky, Black Hole, Mars, God of War, Rack Em Up, Alien Star, Time Line. And the one odd ball, Joust (because there's no good place to store it ... and it's fun) Have to fix Punk, Counterforce, Bounty Hunter, Devil's Dare. I don't know if I have the room for more System 80's at this time but I'll pack more in if I can clear some space.


    I would be so in for this! Even if all you had was Pink Panther running I would be there!

    #894 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    Should be better soon. Hoping to go back to work tues or wed.

    Don't rush yourself! Rest up and take care.

    #901 6 years ago
    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    So here's the deal....

    I live in Pismo Beach, which is too far north to be So Cal and too far south to be considered No Cal. I'm at the halfway point between the Bay Area and L.A.... The no man's land known as the "Central Coast".

    So, what I'm trying to say is... Can I play too??

    All right! Welcome aboard Tony! Tony sold me my F-14 Tomcat, he is a really great guy who I never get to see enough. A welcome addition to this thread and if you ever happen to need to sell to him or buy from him do it with confidence!

    #904 6 years ago

    Had some people over this evening, this was my favorite pic of the night. Gotta start them young. My brother in law was way into them to, he always takes an interest when he comes over, but I feel like maybe this time he almost went over the edge in deciding to buy one. I am going to get him there so I will have one to play when I go over there. Let me know if anyone has a Cyclone they want to sell, I bet I could convince him.

    #917 6 years ago

    And a merry Christmas to you Mr. Gone!

    #918 6 years ago

    Just played the game of my life on Taxi in the few remaining minutes before Christmas officially ends. Put up a 6.3 mil score, which is probably something many of you do on your head, but was a personal best on my machine. I almost pulled a Christmas Miracle when I collected the jackpot and almost collected the second much harder reverse jackpot on the same ball. Fun stuff, this game confirmed that Taxi is staying for a while.

    Had a fun thought, in another thread I was talking about sequels to original themes I would love to see and said how about a Taxi 2014? Made me think tonight, who would be the new passengers to replace Gorbie, Pinbot, Marilyn/Lola, Santa and Dracula? Think they would need an update? I am going to bed but am going to think about it and come back with my new five for Taxi 2014 tomorrow.

    #932 6 years ago

    I never revisited my Taxi Post from a few days ago. The more I think about it, if anything I would love to convert it to a "Taxi Driver" pin. I think this is such a great movie, especially if you look deeper into it beyond the whole you "talking to me?" scene with the guns up his sleeves.

    I would keep all of the rules the same, but now you are Travis Bickle picking up the other main characters from the movie. There are plenty of great sound bites beyond the obvious ones like "Suck on this" and "I should get one of those signs that says One of these days I'm gonna get organezized". The theme music is so good too, I think it would work really well. someday when I am rich and retired I will do this.

    #940 6 years ago
    Quoted from lb1:

    High scores on both machine from NES. No surprises here.

    I am only surprised around here when NES is not the high score!

    #949 6 years ago
    Quoted from TronGuy:

    thanks bud, the godzilla appears to be sold. I have a guy driving 7 hours each way tomorrow morning at 1am to arrive at my house by 8am, lol. (really wants a godzilla I guess)

    wow! that guy really needs a Godzilla! Does not come up for sale often I guess.

    #951 6 years ago

    has anyone ever been to autoglass on the move in Oakland? The pinball map says they have a getaway. Its the only one close by. Seems like it would be an awkward place to go play a pin, anyone ever been?

    #954 6 years ago

    Ha! Its more that it's in Oakland and I don't feel like making a trip to find its super beat up. I think if it was at a strip club I already would have made the trip because that would be too funny. No ma'am I don't want a private dance, can't you see I am about to start multi ball?

    #958 6 years ago

    You list a pinball machine for 800$ in your CL ad for your garage sale and these are the pics you show? You think they would put ONE pic of the machine, or the go kart even!

    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    When the ad goes away let the record show that the pics were like a hoarders house with tons of junk you could not even figure out what was what.

    #969 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    anyone up for another meet up? maybe playland. I cant hold out until pagg. I needs me some pinball and good conversation with other addicts.

    I think having one in February might be in order. I looked into the "adults" night at Playland and unfortunately they are on tuesday nights from 6pm to 10pm which anyone thats not local would have a really hard time getting to. If you have never been there on a weekend it can get very busy with kids starting four player games plunging one ball and then running off. Its still a great time and I am not apposed.

    There is also Free Gold Watch in San Francisco, or if anyone has a really large collection and wants to open it up to pinsiders that is an option as well.

    #971 6 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    I know it's a short notice thing but I'll have a little free time tonight if someone wants to drop by, can't fit a big crowd in though. PM for address.


    awww of all the nights to be busy! Damn!

    #975 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    I just saw a radical on sf/bay area c/l for 1,600
    if anyone here is looking for one.

    I was VERY tempted to contact the seller and see if they would do a trade for my F-14 but I told myself NO. I need to stick to my plan! Keep saving my $ and if I wait a few months when I sell it I can get a getaway or T2. I am trying my best to stick to my guns. I think if a HS or Rollergames came up for trade I would not be able to stop myself though.

    #979 6 years ago
    Quoted from midcoastsurf:

    Its been on there a while. It started around $2k I believe.

    Yeah, and he is finally coming down and rightly so. Radical is not a 2k game, he is still a little high in my opinion. If you look close at the pictures in the ad it looks like all of the GI on the right side is out, probably just a connector or a fuse, but when you ask top dollar you need to provide top product. I really like radical though, still tempted, but I think I would regret it after all was said and done.

    #980 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Thank god someone cool posted this:
    re: 4 pinball machines $2000 Each Or Best Offer - $2000 (san mateo) (san mateo)
    Be advised that these pins have been stored OUTSIDE UNDER A TARP for the past few months. Proceed with caution.

    Yikes, there is a white water in the photos but not listed in the ad. San Mateo does have some of the nicest weather in the bay area, but you still should not be leaving your machines under a tarp.

    #989 6 years ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    I contacted them a couple months ago about the WH2O and it was a total waste of time. The seller had seen a WH2O listed for $12,000 and made that his benchmark for a top condition example. His was not top condition, but he was still way up in the clouds.

    Too bad, those pins are going to rot in his yard at this rate. Cant stand when people just wont get over what they think their pins are worth and wont realize that condition dictates price.

    #993 6 years ago
    Quoted from Jabbles180:

    Thanks for the invite though. Being new to the group it would be nice to start interacting with the hobbyists a bit more around the area.

    Make sure you mark your calendar for Pin a Go Go may 16-18 in Dixon CA. The best pinball show in Northern CA. You can probably meet everyone in the hobby if you stay long enough.

    #999 6 years ago
    Quoted from SKILL_SHOT:

    anybody make it to the PPM new years party?

    I know Jonnyo did, looked like fun wish I could have gone.

    Good luck with the stencil, is that for Paddock?

    #1005 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    well, he did lower the price from 2,500 each to 2,000 each. maybe in a month they can be had for a realistic price.
    I would love to put an earth shaker next to my whirlwind.

    Just in time for it to rain and really ruin them. I can see the next ad, some water damage, all machines 1800$ each.

    #1008 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    I could pose as an encyclopedia salesman.

    Ha! Now talk about a dead profession!

    #1012 6 years ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Just sold my TOM for $4850. Took about 2 months to move it, and it didn't go to a collector. Further proof these upcoming titles sucked up all the money.

    wow, thats surprising it took that long and I think you came down on your original price as well. I think you are right that the new stuff is definitely taking a share of the $4,000+ pin market.

    Curious, you say that it did not go to a collector, who did it go to? Did they already have other pins? What age bracket were they in?

    #1017 6 years ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    The buyer was a young guy in his 30s, brand new to the hobby. TOM is now his first game.

    Good for him!

    Quoted from lb1:

    MM was a wake up call for folks who looked at it as an investment.

    agree 100%. I too have seen at least a plateauing of game prioces around here, we still get those high bay area prices and people unrealistic of what they have, but deals are to be had again.

    #1019 6 years ago

    Who wants to do a small scale informal pin crawl in Oakland with me next week? I figured start around 6pm when I get off work, I am open to Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday depending on who (or if anyone) wants to do this. I figured we would start at:

    Stork club @ 2330 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
    Current line up according to pinball map is
    High Roller Casino
    South Park
    (not a great line up, but I am really hot to play T2 after watching Bowens tutorial, plus I am considering getting a T2 as my next game. So we don't have to stay long at this spot)

    Then its a quick two block walk to
    Legionnaire saloon @ 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
    Current line up according to pinball map is
    Demo man
    Metallica pro
    Monster bash (with color dmd!)
    Scared Stiff

    Then I figure we could end it with a quick drive over to
    Ricos diner/high life pizza (whatever you want to call it) @ 400 15th St, Oakland CA
    Line up there according to pinball map is
    Attack From Mars
    Batman Dark Night
    Circus Voltaire
    Indiana jones (Williams)
    Star Trek Pro

    So starts at 6pm, not going too late, I figure a half hour or so at Stork club, an hour at Legionnaire more or less, then whatever time you want to go till at High Life.

    Any Interest? Let me know which day you are interested in.

    #1023 6 years ago
    Quoted from jonnyo:

    Tuesday and Wednesday, Mads and Mikkel would definitely be game. They're both world-class players and super cool. On Thursday we're likely headed to BAPA or EBPL. Let's go get some grand champs!

    I am down for either day, and the Danes are more than welcome to come. Would be great if you are around as well. Also sending you a PM about a guy that's frequently at your tourneys that I don't believe is on here. Want to get contact info for him.

    #1034 6 years ago
    Quoted from lb1:

    move his machines with him so they can collect dust for another 10+ years in his garage.

    would not surprise me if we saw them on CL for the next ten years, just out of his garage instead of storefront.

    #1055 6 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    I dream of the day! I don't cook anyhow

    Why settle Gene? You can have the best of both worlds.

    #1059 6 years ago
    Quoted from SKILL_SHOT:

    $2500 for a Grand Lizard! and I felt dueschey for asking $900 for mine another person using ebay as a price reference most likely. 15 years in thier home thats a 13 year gap from production so that doesn't mean diddly.

    I saw that, good luck buddy!

    #1096 6 years ago

    Any pinsiders here selling that Rollergames on CL? I emailed them to see if they wanted to do a trade for F-14.

    #1101 6 years ago
    Quoted from lb1:

    The one that had been there for a while, along with the "HUO" Monopoly and at some point RBION?

    I think he is talking about one on CL yesterday for 150$, it was the EM not roller coaster tycoon.

    #1132 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    If anyone wants a eatpm and wants to really overpay.....

    sacramento.craigslist.org link

    (He wants to turn a profit!)

    Are you kidding me!?!? What an ass hat! Why the hell did they mention it was bought with an inheritance?!? The nerve to say how much they paid and how much profit they want to make, what a douche. Thats why I will never get to own a EATPM, people always across the board want way to much for them.

    #1142 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    I just found it funny how the ad was worded. Feel bad for the person because if they really did pay 3.5k for that game, they were raked over those coals a couple of times.

    Yeah, too bad they did not do their homework.

    Quoted from sosage:

    It's more odd than anything. Why mention the inheritance? Is that supposed to add 1500 worth of sympathy on top of the 3500? Stuff like this just tosses up "avoid" red flags in my head (aside from the price).

    seriously, its like those ads where someone says they are getting divorced or hit hard times and need cash badly. Its either a dubious tactic, or just makes the buyer feel bad.

    #1144 6 years ago

    Who is going to take the gamble on the High Speed project up in Cotati? Having no MPU kills it for me, I just looked on ebay and those are like $300+

    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    #1147 6 years ago

    Not saying it's a bad deal at all, just much more of a project than I am looking for.still secretly hoping dsuperbee puts his up for sale

    #1156 6 years ago
    Quoted from Jose:

    Down to 2K now in the CL ad...

    Looks like they came to their senses.

    #1161 6 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    While nobody ever "wants" to pay >$2K for any Sys11 in 2014, I will say Elvira seems to be on the "rarer" side of things on CL. If I were hunting for a good one (which I am not) I'd likely move on one below $2000.

    Agreed, if I had the money would be tempted to take a look at that price, usually you only see EATPM for around $2500, at least in our area.

    #1207 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballrus:

    Shout out to Johnny O and all his support of the local community. Sounds like he is taking a break.


    You absolutely helped grow the pin scene in the Bay Area. I didn't always attend events, but the ones I did were greatly appreciated, well run and fun.

    If you get the itch, you're always welcome to come enjoy a cold beverage and play whatever pins I have.


    This was such a bummer to see in my inbox this morning. I have loved pinball as long as I can remember, but two years ago when I realized I could make it my hobby (more like lifestyle) I saw a post on pinside about one of his tourneys and I started going. It was always so welcoming and so much fun, even though I never seem to rise above the middle of the pack. He has always been such a nice guy and I have always made sure to thank him every time for all of his hard work that he has put into this. In my mind we have really lost a bay area legend in the pinball scene today.

    I have always looked forward to his blog posts, and always enjoyed reading them.

    He was a great help in hooking me up with Michael from PPM for our meet up, and because of him we got a great history lesson that would not have happened otherwise.

    I don't know if its because of long going feelings he has had that led to an eventual burn out, not enough time with other stuff in his life, or if it was due to a recent incident that happened last week that has caused him to quit, but I hope that after a break Jonny you can come back to the hobby.

    Take care

    #1209 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    So usually UPS delivers in my neighborhood around 6-7p (late).

    EXCEPT for yesterday. Promptly there at 10a, which means I missed delivery of my HS PF.

    CURSE YOU UPS! (Hard to seriously complain. the USPS would have tried to hide it under the doormat)

    Isn't it always that way? looking forward to pics and hearing about the swap process.

    #1211 6 years ago
    Quoted from Miguel351:

    I hope he has a restful and relaxing time away from the hobby. But, if Pat Lawlor can come back to pinball, so can JohnnyO.

    Love it!

    #1213 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    I will post pics as soon as I get the PF unwrapped and set aside to allow to fully cure. I really would like to have it done for PAGG, but that may be pushing it. (Not much time right now to work on such projects!)

    awww come on, you still have 107 days!

    #1218 6 years ago
    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    I know, it is my severe lack of personal time right now (plus the extra money I need to do it right) that will keep it from getting done. Bills from my surgery from Dec are rolling in, and needless to say, even after what my ins covered, its a lot more than what I have sitting around right now.....

    Just giving you a hard time, I pretty much have zero free time as well. I hope you get all of your bills taken care of, just rest up so you can make it to PAGG.

    #1233 6 years ago

    Not my Taxi, but you seldom see these come up for sale on CL around these parts. Heads up for the Nor Cal crowd.

    sfbay.craigslist.org link

    #1254 6 years ago

    I am right in the middle of a top side tear down in preparation of selling my F-14 Tomcat. So start saving your $$$ guys!

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    #1258 6 years ago
    Quoted from boogies:

    Looking good - I really wanted the F-14 back when I still had my BK2K. I think they would've sat really nice together.

    You going for the Rollergames?

    Verrrrrrry tempted, I mean really tempted, But I have a good chunk of change set aside already and I have a year end bonus coming this week (could be $50 for all I know.) I am really trying to get a pin in the next price tier. I have not had a dmd in about two years. I am hoping a Getaway, WCS '94, or T2 comes up for sale soon in my budget.