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Old pinball invoices

By thpletcher

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Does, anyone keep their "new in box" invoices with their machines. I found this one for The Simpsons pinball party while cleaning up old bills. I thought it was interesting.

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    #2 1 year ago

    Love the delivery fee

    #3 1 year ago

    I really miss those prices.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from thpletcher:

    Does, anyone keep their "new in box" invoices with their machines. I found this one for The Simpsons pinball party while cleaning up old bills. I thought it was interesting.
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    I love seeing stuff like this!
    An old operator I bought out said that whenever he finally finds all his old paperwork, he’ll give it to me.
    Really excited to see the old bill of sale for TZ, TAF, FT, BOP, Dr. Dude, and Silverball Mania.
    It’s really crazy because all those games I’ve gotten from him have all sorts of neat goodies I’ve never seen before in a game.

    This guy really bought games brand new, didn’t touch them until they broke, then threw them in his warehouse... or left them on location till I bought them, as was the case with the big A titles!

    #5 1 year ago

    Sharper image sold pinballs?!?

    #6 1 year ago

    I have every pinball parts and games receipts from day one, and that was in 1996. All games that I've owned have there own file in two filing cabinets for just such things. 680 games total. It's great to go back and look at some of this stuff from time to time.

    John

    #7 1 year ago

    Ah yes, the 90s:

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    (Not NIB, but still fun to look back at)

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from thpletcher:

    Does, anyone keep their "new in box" invoices with their machines. I found this one for The Simpsons pinball party while cleaning up old bills. I thought it was interesting.
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    $3451 in 2004 is about $5500 purchasing power in 2022. So yeah looks like NIB prices are way, way outpacing inflation.

    Also, I have only bought 2 NIB and I keep the invoice in the cabinet in a plastic bag. I hope owners throughout the years will keep them together.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Sharper image sold pinballs?!?

    Yes, but expensive at the time.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from thpletcher:

    Does, anyone keep their "new in box" invoices with their machines. I found this one for The Simpsons pinball party while cleaning up old bills. I thought it was interesting.
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    Ha, the delivery fee on the invoice for the machine is $26.95. Things have changed a little bit since then

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Sharper image sold pinballs?!?

    Mall of America had a sharper image store with an Elvis set up and 4 NIB next to them. I think they did Sopranos too. Maybe more but didn’t pay attention after that.

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