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Pinball and retirement

By marksf123

46 days ago

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    #6 46 days ago

    I dont think that buying a bigger space makes sense. Im not sure if your house situation, but is knocking a wall down for a bigger space an option?
    Try local barcades.
    Travel to more pinball shows.
    Do trades with local collectors.
    Buy project machines to fix up and trade or sell later.
    Join local pinball clubs. It allows you to play more, meet more pinhead friends, and get better at playing.

    I would also consider trimming down to your ultimate limited collection (whatever your space holds), and selling off the rest.
    You coukd also just hold on to what you have, and only trade when there us something you 'have to have.' If you trade smartly, you wont lose any money or gameroom value.

    #64 43 days ago
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    Life begins after retirement! Developed my collection after retirement and found that restoring machines at home in a double garage was not particularly convenient and limited what could be accomplished. So similar to schwism I purchased a small factory unit 5mins from home and really enjoy in retirement the separation of hobby and home (I am conscious that is not for everyone) and spend most days at The Factory interacting with businesses in the block of 6 units and doing what I want without worry about noise, equipment use and flexibility on machine purchase.
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    Now that's impressive!! Nice job!

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