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Pinball Dealbreakers: I will not buy a pin that...

By jonesjb

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

-Has badly Photoshopped art with a photograph collage.

-Doesn’t have an 3+ multi ball.

-Has a wider flipper gap.

I’m sure tolerances change around budget and collection size, but how about you?

#3 1 year ago

Photographed with big screen tv’s and a bulldog?

#4 1 year ago

...isn't fun to play.

All other considerations are secondary, nigh irrelevant.


#5 1 year ago

must have plastic ramps!

#6 1 year ago

If the theme is terrible and if it has a terrible rule set.

#7 1 year ago

Is not imamaculate!

#8 1 year ago

... does not have any interesting rules or variance in strategies.

#9 1 year ago

I will not buy a pin that is on fire. I will however buy a pin that smells like cat piss.

#10 1 year ago

A pin that someone did shitty touch ups on or put holes in the playfield.

#11 1 year ago

I find myself passing on more deals as time goes on - I know how much work it can take to fix something "that just needs a fuse".

Also, if I've owned the title in the past, it's less interesting than something I've never owned before.

#12 1 year ago

... has an upper/lower playfield that the ball spends significant time on.

#13 1 year ago

Missing too many parts, unless it is a parts game. The missing backglass, missing playfield plastics, stuff that is hard to get.

#14 1 year ago

The deal breakers for me are:

Past or current insect infestation
Badly Water damaged (cabinet & playfield warping/falling apart)

#15 1 year ago

is childish (for myself)...

#16 1 year ago

mice have been inside or other like critters, water damage, re-imports unless extremely nice and/or cheap.

#17 1 year ago

... is New In Box
... has a theme I'm not in love with

#18 1 year ago

Comes from someone I can’t stand!!!

#19 1 year ago

isn't advertised without pinup models? I mean the game can suck, but the model makes them play better right?

#20 1 year ago

I think my only deal breaker is insect infestation. I can’t handle bugs.

Well.... I mean obvious answer here is over priced being a deal breaker lol but as far as problems with the game it has to be bugs for me

#21 1 year ago

I won't buy a pin that...
Doesn't have a ramp.
Doesn't have a multiball.

#22 1 year ago

I won’t buy one that has a camera

#23 1 year ago

I won't buy a pin that has multiple hacks.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from whizz:

I won't buy a pin that has multiple hacks.

Those are my favorites to buy. Most hacks are pretty easy to repair and a jacked up game typically means a better price for me lol

#25 1 year ago

You are right.I like projects,but don't want to pay restored price.

#26 1 year ago

Has anything to do with WWE/WWF

#27 1 year ago

I haven't played

#28 1 year ago

that has too many unobtainium parts

#29 1 year ago

I've made a decision recently that I'm over "old man themes". I will play them, but will not buy them. Batman66 is the last old man theme I will own. Passed on Ironmaiden, will pass on Munsters. Beatles not considered, but went for a TNA that was a good mashup of an older playfield design yet modern everything else.

I want my collection to show that pinball is current, not antiquated.

#30 1 year ago

- has animal shit and piss in it

- has mold in it

- the cabinet is destroyed and needs replaced.

- is not fit for tournaments.

#32 1 year ago

isnt bally / williams

#33 1 year ago

That won't stay for a while. I'm sick of hauling games up and down steps. If it's not something I'm genuinely interested in keeping for a good amount of time I pass these days. Too much work and time and not enough space.

#34 1 year ago

No more project pins for me. If it isn't either working or close to working or needs cabinet work, don't even try and sell it to me.

I also won't buy machines with a theme that I can't stand or one that has a player camera built in.

I also won't ever buy pinball 2000 machines. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Don't ever ask me to move one of these either.

#35 1 year ago

Honestly, playfields worn down to bare wood. I’m not talking about 1mm spot here or there, I’m talking dime size chunks of missing artwork in prime focal areas. I’ll take non booting Mpu’s all day, just make sure it’s pretty.

#36 1 year ago

I will not buy one with no box.
I will not buy one in my socks.

#37 1 year ago

That has Playfield wear (to bare wood).

#38 1 year ago

That costs $70,000.
ebay.com link

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from mrossman5:

Costs $70,000.
ebay.com link

Better grab that last one. The other two have sold!

#40 1 year ago

Says its home use only but picture has a bill acceptor on it.

The seller acts shady and he does not have the key.

Seller posts pictures of a different game.

Used game and costs almost as much money as a brand new one.

#1 Dealbreaker is if the seller is a Idiot!!!!

#41 1 year ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

I will not buy one with no box.
I will not buy one in my socks.

I will not buy one damaged by rocks.
I will not buy one with no keys for its locks.

#42 1 year ago

I won’t buy or consider from a person who honestly thinks he can get four times what the machine is worth.

#43 1 year ago

..comes from lloyd at coinopwarehouse. He is a junk dealer at retail prices.

#44 1 year ago

Further than a 2 hour drive, ok make that 3 hours. Meahh 4 hours

#45 1 year ago

Was previously owned by gryszzz haha.

Jk buddy. Love ya. Happy New Year.

#46 1 year ago

I will not buy a pin that has to be shipped. I've seen too many horror stories here about pins destroyed or badly damaged during shipping to take the chance.

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

Does not have Legs?

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#48 1 year ago
Quoted from Thermionic:

I will not buy one damaged by rocks.
I will not buy one with no keys for its locks.

No keys for its locks or damaged by rocks. Would you buy one here or there? Would you buy one from a hare? I would not buy one, Sam I Am. I will not buy one, it's simply a scam!

#49 1 year ago

I will not buy one up a flight of stairs
I will not buy one down a flight of stairs
I will not buy one full of cat hairs

#50 1 year ago

Interesting that some people are answering in terms of title and others are responding in terms of condition.

I’d also add terrible voice acting to the list.

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