Quoted from frunch:
What the hell's up with these cheap Slugfests coming around the past week or so? Saw one for $400 the other day, and now this one for $700!?
Friday I'll be driving I-91 from the Canadian border to Bristol & Oakdale, CT and back. Looking for a relatively inexpensive project, without much graphic damage, art just isn't my thing, yet. Don't mind straying off the highway a bit.
Short notice, but the wife decided we should have lunch tomorrow on the ocean, so we'll make the 250 mile drive from Vermont's northern border to the Portsmouth area in the morning. Might as well bring the van and hopefully someone will have a few hundred dollar project they'd like to get rid of, that's not to bad cosmetically(I don't have the art part down yet). No EMs, thanks. We're also not averse to straying a bit off I-93.
Quoted from Grizlyrig:
Not me but a $200 Gorgar only last about 30 mins once advertised and even then it's a rat race against someone who is already driving there with a $300 offer.
You really have to hustle for the deals and live close to get to it fast.
I sent him a message within 5 minutes of the ad going up, I'd take it, but never heard back. Only notice I got was the Sold message showing up today.
Quoted from sagejr:
Hey man, I've gotta keep some games on hand or I'd go through pindrawal. I've been kicked out of my own game room to make a hangout room for my kids and have been downsized to the "office" (which never gets used anyway). That's my new pin room. I've only room enough for 3 games right now but hopefully up to 5 once I get rid of the desk.
I'd immediately have room for at least 3 more pins if I was able to get rid of the POS $50 pool table the exwife(we live together, again) picked up at a yard sale a couple of years ago, disappeared. She loooovvvves playing pool, but by my count has used it at most 3 times and I certainly wouldn't thing of using it. Of course I have the 20' x 20' gym I won't reappropriate, because that would mean I be giving in to ever being in shape again.
Most pickups for me, 9 hours round trip is a starting point.
Who got the $1500 Demo Man in Carver, Ma? When I saw it 14 mins after it was posted on CL, I knew I was too late, but emailed anyway. He replied 7 minutes later saying it was just sold.
Quoted from Shredso:
He told me it was mine, we even talked about some trade options for a working game. Later he said his wife wanted him to keep it, or more than likely someone offered him more money.
I've never met a wife who'd want a man to keep a pin, even though I've heard they exist.
Maybe my problem is I live with my EX wife who refuses to even try to play once.
And just happens the EX is from Meriden, CT, but prospects are possibly changing. Been spending quite a lot of time with a late friend’s sister. She’s very interested in pinball. She’s starting a divorce and has no intention of living with her ex to be. Yesterday we talked about going to Pintastic and she’s thinking of trying the women’s tournament. I gave her links to Papa(which she immediately checked out) & Pinside, so she might be here.
Quoted from Scoot:
Now maybe you can get rid of that stupid, broken pool table...
When I got Black Knight a couple of weeks ago I put it next to Frankenstein and pushed the pool table against the wall & BK. Then when we were at Sears getting a new washer & dryer, when they were scheduling the 2 man delivery crew, I mentioned it’d be great if they’d put the pool table in the garage. She didn’t like that idea. She thinks she’s going to give it to someone instead of going to the garage to rot, it has felt on it you know. She’s right, much more important to keep the POS dumpster filler in the basement until she can unload it on the next unexpecting rube, than to get Pinbot & Evel in the house.
If I'd seen this when it was posted, I'd be half way back home. Was a great day for a drive.
Quoted from mrdude:
Feeler For Trade: NBA Fastbreak - Working - Not yet listed in the marketplace. NBA Fastbreak
Located in W. Mass, north of Springfield.
Works, I haven't had it terribly long. Short story is I was in love with the title then I owned it and the lust went away. Not looking let it just fly out the door. Some LEDs, mostly in the GI. New rubbers and balls. Test report comes up with checking two lane switches that I haven't dived into because everything appears to be ok, but I'm no tech. It would come with extra plastics for the players in the back near the hoop including an extra plastic defender. Plus some wire forms for the ramps in the back. Also a parts shot clock display.
I have two schools of thought - Trade it for something of equal value or for a lesser value title + cash (looking to free up cash for other interests. If cash & trade, I'm shooting for about $1k in cash for the other interests give or take)
Open to ideas for trades. Solid state from the mid-80s on up. No sports themes (I'm just historically heavy on sports titles in my line up, it's time for a change).
My kids are currently into space, dinosaurs, castles, and animals (but I can't think of any pins like that). The title needs to be mostly kid friendly (ie, Playboy isn't going to fly).
I've got a Bally Harley Davidson if you're interested.
Got a pretty nice MSF & a decent WCS, your wife/girlfriend/significant other would probably love. I hear there's a guy in S. Burlington who'd really like a MSF, who you could sell it to.
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