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Northeast US For Sale Thread


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#16151 10 months ago
Quoted from Chicoman:

Schenectady & Troy are far worse than Albany. Schenectady & Troy might look cosmetically nicer in recent years however it stops there. Just because there's a few nice new bars and Casino in Schenectady doesn't mean the corner of Albany St & Steuben is no longer the drug & drive by shooting capital of Upstate, NY. Hamilton Hill is far worse than Arbor Hill. As for Troy it's still a shithole! It will always be a shithole! All the shootings and killing in the Lansingburgh area of Troy have ruined that city! They don't call it Troylet because it's nice! All 3 cities are the halfway point for pushing drugs up through NYC and into Vermont, NH & Maine. The Bloods & Crips as well as the Latin Kings are all present in all three cities in pretty big numbers. Also there are two local gangs in Albany that are growing in numbers too OGK (Original Gangsta Killers) & Jungle. They have made those areas of downtown Albany you mention places you don't goto after dark.

Imagine if these fine, upstanding citizens, just went out and got jobs or used their entrepreneurship skills to start a business? It'd probably pay better, be less stressful, and have a much less likelihood of getting shot on a street corner...But hoods going to hood.

#16152 10 months ago

definitely wouldn't pay better.

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#16153 10 months ago

are there any updates to this news or are we still arguing about which bad neighborhood is bad?

#16154 10 months ago
Quoted from Chicoman:

Schenectady & Troy are far worse than Albany. Schenectady & Troy might look cosmetically nicer in recent years however it stops there. Just because there's a few nice new bars and Casino in Schenectady doesn't mean the corner of Albany St & Steuben is no longer the drug & drive by shooting capital of Upstate, NY. Hamilton Hill is far worse than Arbor Hill. As for Troy it's still a shithole! It will always be a shithole! All the shootings and killing in the Lansingburgh area of Troy have ruined that city! They don't call it Troylet because it's nice! All 3 cities are the halfway point for pushing drugs up through NYC and into Vermont, NH & Maine. The Bloods & Crips as well as the Latin Kings are all present in all three cities in pretty big numbers. Also there are two local gangs in Albany that are growing in numbers too OGK (Original Gangsta Killers) & Jungle. They have made those areas of downtown Albany you mention places you don't goto after dark.

This. The main corridors in Albany are fine. There are some side streets that you shouldn't walk down in daylight, and areas you shouldn't be in at all at night, but that's the nature of all cities. For the most part, the serious crimes in Albany are gang on gang warfare, and they aren't looking to drag "civilians" into that because it's bad for business. The biggest problem in Albany is the "hug a thug" rules of engagement that the Mayor and the new Chief of Police have instituted... as soon as they tied the hands of the Albany cops and didn't let them crack heads anymore, the crime rate in Arbor Hill and the South end soared.

I'm going to disagree about Pine Hills (St. Rose/"student ghetto") you mentioned in your other post. It's not dangerous at all... just drunk college kids, so you get vandalism, pissing in the streets, etc... but that happens in any college town.

#16155 10 months ago

Some misc thoughts on buying from a stranger which should be obvious but maybe aren't to everyone.

1) Cash is usually a necessity. I don't trust any other method of payment if I don't know the buyer and many people are the same, especially if you want to negotiate the price to a lower number. So you really need cash to complete many sales. Therefore, you must be careful.

2) If you are looking at an expensive game, maybe thousands of dollars, but the address is in a poor section of the area...do you really expect to find a 5 thousand dollar game in a trailer park or inner city ghetto where the houses are the size of postage stamps? Anything is possible, but risk goes way up. If you still think the deal might be legitimate, start asking a lot of questions about where they got the game, how long they've had it, any condition issues etc. Ask somewhat technical questions that only another pinball collector would understand and give a sensible answer to. If the answer makes no sense, then you know what's what.

3) Use common sense and Google street maps if you are not sure where you are going. I personally didn't go to a clearly ghetto neighborhood in nearby Wilmington Del where a supposed mint MM could be had for $6000 cash. Most of the cars that appeared in the street pics weren't worth $6000, let alone a pinball machine. I would have almost certainly been held up and robbed.*

3) When I am taking a load of cash to an unknown house to look at a game, I try to arrange for a friend to go with me, and where legal, both of us are armed. Even then, if you pull up to the house and it looks like 4 or 5 gang members are waiting to show you the pinball, or the house looks abandoned, or really run down, keep driving! Again, it might be legitimate, but odds are starting to go way down. No pinball is worth your life!

4) And finally, the most obvious of all - if it seems like a deal too good to be true, it is probably a scam. Everyone gets a great deal once in a while. But that is probably a desirable game that is maybe a few years old and is not working quite right. The kids have grown up and the parents are moving. We all know that story. But NOBODY gets a top tier, "A" list game for $1000. It just doesn't happen! Unless the seller has one heck of a believable story to support why they are selling an Addams Family for $1500, don't fall for it. EVERYBODY looks on Ebay, Pawn Stars, and everywhere else they can think of and has, if anything, an over inflated idea of their game's value. Few people are unknowledgeable to the point where they list a game for much less than its worth. Exceptions occur, but are few and far between.

* I did have a little fun with the seller who sounded on the phone like a younger 20-something male who didn't know a lot about pinballs. I told him I would be down that day and planned to bring help with me to move the machine. The guy assured me his "friends" would be there to help me so I didn't need to bring anything but the cash! I responded that I didn't mind. I told him "the other Troopers from my State Police barracks were off duty with me that day so I planned to bring 3 or 4 other State Troopers with me since they were all big strong guys with nothing to do for the day." (I am not a State Trooper, but this story amused me and I wanted to see what the reaction would be!) Suddenly, the "seller" got very evasive about his availability for later that day. In fact, he suddenly wasn't sure he would be available the rest of the week! I never did go to look at that game!

#16156 10 months ago

Very nice Smash TV. *Beautiful* monitor, new CPO, joysticks & buttons. $1500

#16157 10 months ago

oh, smash is fun.

#16158 10 months ago

A lot of Police Departments now offer video taped parking lot spaces that are geared toward this type of exchange. No need to alert the PD, but when you both pull up, you're recorded (video) in case things go south. They also use these for custody exchange etc. Not always an easy thing to do with pinball as you want to see it, play it. But its an option if your seller is meeting you half way or it seems sketchy.

#16159 10 months ago
Quoted from JeffF:

Yep. Being an upstater my whole life I always get a kick out of people thinking I(and everyone else in NY) live in the city. I see farms, barns, cows, and trees every day on my way to work. LOL.

Haha! Same here! At least you really are in upstate NY. I've lived in the lower Hudson Valley my whole life and I've always been considered "upstate" as well. Apparently, as soon as you are 10 feet north of the NYC limits, you are in "upstate" NY.

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#16160 10 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

It’s Albany... you’re shocked about a robbery? They only happen every day down there lol
If it’s not a robbery it’s a shooting.
It’s night and day between some parts of Albany! I’ve a lot of Pinhead friends who live there... no offense but I sure as hell wouldn’t!

How is this possible with our wonderful Governor in place? Maybe he should spend less time on the Cuomo News Network (formerly CNN) preparing for his future Presidential election run and worry more about the real problems in NY.

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#16161 10 months ago
Quoted from gac:

How is this possible with our wonderful Governor in place? Maybe he should spend less time on the Cuomo News Network (formerly CNN) preparing for his future Presidential election run and worry more about the real problems in NY.

Yeah, maybe you should tell that to my friends who are first responders, hospital workers or morgue assistants who are at their breaking points. Fucking asshat.

#16162 10 months ago

What exactly is an "asshat"? I know its synonymous with "asshole". But why the "hat" ending?

Like "dickwad". Why not just say, "dickhead"?

Perhaps asshat is something greater than an asshole?

#16163 10 months ago

The term "AssHat" is to be defined as,
You are wearing your ASS as a hat - lol , again to define as,
You have your head up your ASS.
Sorry for all that but my wife loves using the term "ASSHAT"
-Mike

#16164 10 months ago
Quoted from pinbuoy:

WTT;
I have a spotless AC/DC vault Pro to trade 
Looking for the following
NGG 
iron maiden pro 
Deadpool pro
Feel free to make trade offers

BUMP
Just south of Baltimore.

#16165 10 months ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

What exactly is an "asshat"? I know its synonymous with "asshole". But why the "hat" ending?
Like "dickwad". Why not just say, "dickhead"?
Perhaps asshat is something greater than an asshole?

Both are eclipsed in vulgarity by asswad™.

#16166 10 months ago
Quoted from nerdygrrl:

Yeah, maybe you should tell that to my friends who are first responders, hospital workers or morgue assistants who are at their breaking points. Fucking asshat.

Pretty sure he is saying Cuomo should be on TV less and be working towards fixing things more. What's wrong with that?

#16167 10 months ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

What exactly is an "asshat"? I know its synonymous with "asshole". But why the "hat" ending?
Like "dickwad". Why not just say, "dickhead"?
Perhaps asshat is something greater than an asshole?

Asshat is like a dopey asshole. Not a mean one. Hope this helps!

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#16168 10 months ago
Quoted from nerdygrrl:

Yeah, maybe you should tell that to my friends who are first responders, hospital workers or morgue assistants who are at their breaking points. Fucking asshat.

Hey shitbird- for your information l have a daughter who is nurse that is currently working in the ICU in her hospital surrounded by Covid patients and another daughter that is a PT in a rehab hospital that is currently bringing covid patients in. So before you open your big mouth dont go after people that know what really is going on. Keep your CNN quotes to yourself. Why don’t you tell me about all the help and supplies and equipment that Cuomo is acquiring. When you have family in it, you can make your comments and come after me. Until then stick your opinions up your ass penis head. Spoken like a true Masshole.

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#16170 10 months ago

How about everyone uses this thread as a for sale thread as stated in it's title?

#16171 10 months ago
Quoted from TheRave:

How about everyone uses this thread as a for sale thread as stated in it's title?

Agreed.

#16172 10 months ago

29 new posts, I thought for sure I would find a Deadpool??? Come on people??

#16173 10 months ago
Quoted from gac:

Hey shitbird- Spoken like a true Masshole.

What exactly is a shitbird?

Let’s get back to selling here. Create another thread for news/crime etc.

#16174 10 months ago
Quoted from radial_head:

Pretty hard sell when you're buying something that weighs 300lbs. If someone asked me to meet them at a public location for the trade, I'd charge em a delivery fee tbh.

OK fine. Just tell the potential buyer you are bring your brother in law who is a cop to help you load the pin. Next thing you know the seller will tell you sorry but machine is already sold. More than one way to skin a cat.....

#16175 10 months ago
Quoted from Pinphila:

What exactly is a shitbird?
Let’s get back to selling here. Create another thread for news/crime etc.

it's sorta like a dirtass, only w feathers

#16176 10 months ago

No deadpool here, but I have a really really great kings of steel for 800 or trade for a project pin

#16177 10 months ago

If anyone is interested in attending the Lobster bake this weekend at the Sanctum, in CT, please inquire within.
It is a limited event, but the lobster certainly won’t go to waste.

$20 at the door, all you can eat lobster, and crab.

First come, first serve, (must knock three times on the double doors) bibs optional.
Hope to see you all there!

#16178 10 months ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

If anyone is interested in attending the Lobster bake this weekend at the Sanctum, in CT, please inquire within.
It is a limited event, but the lobster certainly won’t go to waste.
$20 at the door, all you can eat lobster, and crab.
First come, first serve, (must knock three times on the double doors) bibs optional.
Hope to see you all there!

Seriously? (Assume you'd be knocking for a while)

#16179 10 months ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

If anyone is interested in attending the Lobster bake this weekend at the Sanctum, in CT, please inquire within.
It is a limited event, but the lobster certainly won’t go to waste.
$20 at the door, all you can eat lobster, and crab.
First come, first serve, (must knock three times on the double doors) bibs optional.
Hope to see you all there!

Was this humor?

#16180 10 months ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Seriously? (Assume you'd be knocking for a while)

It’s legit happened before in the wee hours.

#16181 10 months ago

It was advertised in a 24...it was epic. This one promises to be more epic

Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

It’s legit happened before in the wee hours.

#16182 10 months ago
Quoted from Chicoman:

Schenectady & Troy are far worse than Albany. Schenectady & Troy might look cosmetically nicer in recent years however it stops there. Just because there's a few nice new bars and Casino in Schenectady doesn't mean the corner of Albany St & Steuben is no longer the drug & drive by shooting capital of Upstate, NY. Hamilton Hill is far worse than Arbor Hill. As for Troy it's still a shithole! It will always be a shithole! All the shootings and killing in the Lansingburgh area of Troy have ruined that city! They don't call it Troylet because it's nice! All 3 cities are the halfway point for pushing drugs up through NYC and into Vermont, NH & Maine. The Bloods & Crips as well as the Latin Kings are all present in all three cities in pretty big numbers. Also there are two local gangs in Albany that are growing in numbers too OGK (Original Gangsta Killers) & Jungle. They have made those areas of downtown Albany you mention places you don't goto after dark.

As the only pinsider who is a Troy NY resident (that i know of) I feel compelled to come to my city's defense here. As with most urban areas, there's some good spots and bad spots. Often they are a block apart. The dirty little secret of South Troy (at least on my block) is it's actually pretty quiet and nice place to live. But yeah there's definitely bad areas, (to the north and east) but the downtown area near Sage is BEAUTIFUL. There's a reason why there's movie shoots there every summer. Ok defense rests

#16183 10 months ago
Quoted from herbertbsharp:

Very nice Smash TV. *Beautiful* monitor, new CPO, joysticks & buttons. $1500

19 inch or 25 inch monster?

#16184 10 months ago
Quoted from robotron:

19 inch or 25 inch monster?

It is the dedicated 25" version.

#16185 10 months ago
Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

If anyone is interested in attending the Lobster bake this weekend at the Sanctum, in CT, please inquire within.
It is a limited event, but the lobster certainly won’t go to waste.
$20 at the door, all you can eat lobster, and crab.
First come, first serve, (must knock three times on the double doors) bibs optional.
Hope to see you all there!

I hope this is just a joke in poor taste.

#16186 10 months ago
Quoted from Palmer:

I hope this is just a joke in poor taste.

Poor taste!? Lobster tastes delicious!

#16187 10 months ago
Quoted from herbertbsharp:

It is the dedicated 25" version.

btw monster in a good way. big screen big image. glwts.

#16188 10 months ago

As a Queens resident, not all of us are infected or not practicing social distancing. Elmhurst is all they show on TV because of the hospital situation, but Queens is friggin huge, not all hospitals are overcapacity either. My family is on lockdown. I’ve only gone out a couple of times in two weeks and it was for groceries, just have to be smart about how you’re interacting not only with the people, but everything you touch. Pretty much stopped buying stuff I don’t need to survive too, which sucks. I’ve resorted to watching YouTube vids for all the pins I’ll buy when this is over. I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to come through here though. I stopped all my sales (on KLOV) as a result. Healthy here, but not sure if the person picking up will be. Be safe guys.

Awful news with that Albany situation. Any update there? Is the guy ok?

#16189 10 months ago

I'm missing my big ball bowler. Anyone have a 16 footer they'd like to exchange for cash? I'll Lysol it first.

#16190 10 months ago

All this talk and no details about the theft still. Did it really happen?

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#16191 10 months ago
Quoted from gac:

Hey shitbird- for your information l have a daughter who is nurse that is currently working in the ICU in her hospital surrounded by Covid patients and another daughter that is a PT in a rehab hospital that is currently bringing covid patients in. So before you open your big mouth dont go after people that know what really is going on. Keep your CNN quotes to yourself. Why don’t you tell me about all the help and supplies and equipment that Cuomo is acquiring. When you have family in it, you can make your comments and come after me. Until then stick your opinions up your ass penis head. Spoken like a true Masshole.

By masshole you mean by way of NY where my friends are and who are risking their lives everyday just like your daughter. The only reason this got the attention and traction it needed was b/c of those press conferences. Otherwise folks would still be in denial of what is happening. Calling it a hoax or a flu

Per mod rep, this is what I would have had said to him in person, maybe a little more.

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#16192 10 months ago

A small request (re-request?) to keep posts in line with the topic - I keep clicking hoping to find a great deal on a local mbrle (or something else) and seeing posts of pinsiders flaming each other makes me sad.

Maybe we need a “let’s flame one another containment thread”

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#16193 10 months ago

Selling huo tron pro 5k

#16195 10 months ago
Quoted from acedanger:

Selling huo tron pro 5k

Great price!

#16196 10 months ago

Selling my Earthshaker for 2400. Done a ton of work on it, including board repair, repainting of the PF, new bumpers, some.new plastics with plastic protectors. Still a players condition game but a good bang for your buck. I have some Pinside friends on here that would be willing to provide armed protection, if you desire :p

#16197 10 months ago

$5k Tron is a wack April fools prank ya’ll. Cool.

#16198 10 months ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

$5k Tron is a wack April fools prank ya’ll. Cool.

Stock without mods that's about the right price. With mods... No way.

#16199 10 months ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

$5k Tron is a wack April fools prank ya’ll. Cool.

Being the fool I am, I'm not sure if I'd buy one at 4500. The game just does not do it for me. Although if you like it 5k sounds like a good deal. Glwts if its legit

#16200 10 months ago
Quoted from nerdygrrl:

By masshole you mean by way of NY where my friends are and who are risking their lives everyday just like your daughter. The only reason this got the attention and traction it needed was b/c of those press conferences. Otherwise folks would still be in denial of what is happening. Calling it a hoax or a flu
Per mod rep, this is what I would have had said to him in person, maybe a little more.

First off, my original post was in reference to someone being robbed at gunpoint in Albany, NY with obvious sarcastic (there's even an emoji in the post) political overtones made primarily in frustration about the current virus situation. You, however, decided to personally take it upon yourself to call me an "f'ing asshat" and lecture me as if I don't appreciate what the true heros, my daughters included, not some politician reading statistics from a teleprompter, are doing.
As far as your reference to my daughter in your last post... I believe you meant daughters... as in two... who are living at home with me, my son, and my wife, who has underlying health issues. So I'm not talking about friends 90 miles away. It's in my house and I live with it every day. I don't have to watch TV to know who is out there sacrificing every day. Besides my daughters, I have a niece who is also a nurse right here in the war zone and, just like you, several friends that are risking their lives everyday who are in law enforcement, day care, etc. as well. So you don't need to preach to me. Anytime you would like to come face to face to tell me "a little more" just let me know so I can put it on my calendar. Bring some masks for my daughters with you when you do. That way they don't have to use the same one for multiple days.

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