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

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


By jonesjb

79 days ago



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#1 79 days 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 79 days ago

Photographed with big screen tv’s and a bulldog?

#4 79 days ago

...isn't fun to play.

All other considerations are secondary, nigh irrelevant.

Later,
EV

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#5 79 days ago

must have plastic ramps!

#6 79 days ago

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

#7 79 days ago

Is not imamaculate!

#8 79 days ago

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

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#9 79 days ago

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

#10 79 days ago

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

#11 79 days 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 79 days ago

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

#13 79 days ago

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

#14 79 days ago

The deal breakers for me are:

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

#15 79 days ago

is childish (for myself)...

#16 79 days ago

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

#17 79 days ago

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

#18 79 days ago

Comes from someone I can’t stand!!!

#19 79 days ago

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

#20 79 days 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 79 days ago

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

#22 79 days ago

I won’t buy one that has a camera

#23 79 days ago

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

#24 79 days 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 79 days ago

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

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#26 79 days ago

Has anything to do with WWE/WWF

#27 79 days ago

I haven't played

#28 79 days ago

that has too many unobtainium parts

#29 79 days 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 79 days 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 79 days ago

isnt bally / williams

#33 79 days 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 79 days 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 79 days 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 79 days ago

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

#37 79 days ago

That has Playfield wear (to bare wood).

#38 79 days ago

That costs $70,000.
ebay.com link

#39 79 days ago
Quoted from mrossman5:

Costs $70,000.
ebay.com link

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

#40 79 days 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 79 days 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 79 days ago

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

#43 79 days ago

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

#44 79 days ago

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

#45 79 days ago

Was previously owned by gryszzz haha.

Jk buddy. Love ya. Happy New Year.

#46 79 days 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 79 days ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

Does not have Legs?

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#48 79 days 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 79 days 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 79 days 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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