I've had requests to post this here, so here you go. I'm obviously not on the computer much these next few days, but I appreciate all of your good wishes during this time. As you know, pinball has been a big part of my (and my family's) life for a long time, and this isn't the easiest thing to do. Here's the original email many of you got:
If you’ve ever wanted to own a great vintage pinball machine, Pinball Forever is the place to be this weekend!
At Pinball Forever, we’ve assembled a collection of pinball machines that feature the work of the greatest artists and designers in pinball history.
From Friday through Monday May 23-26, from 11AM to 7PM, we’ll be accepting offers on all of our great games from the 50’s through the 80’s and 90’s. Many of these games are quite rare in their condition, and many are rarely seen in Southern California. The games are sold as-is; you can evaluate the games’ condition in person during these hours. Dave will be there to answer all of your questions about the games and the ins and outs of owning your own pinball machine!
On the morning of Tuesday, May 27 those with the best offers on the games will be notified, and can pay with a PayPal instant transfer or with cash on pickup. For this special event only, Pinball Forever will pay your sales tax! Example: You offer $1500 on a game and the offer is accepted. You will receive a PayPal or cash invoice for $1388.89 + $111.12 (8% sales tax), total $1500. Many games will sell for between $1500 and $3000, so your total savings compared to an auction with a 15% buyer’s fee can range from $350 to $700! What you offer is what you pay!
This special clearance event is our way of helping those in Southern California that supported our historic pinball events to acquire a machine with the lowest possible overhead. By buying direct you’ll pay no auction fees--and this weekend we’ll pay the tax--so there will never be a better time to buy!
Thanks again for all of your support over the years. It has been an amazing journey.
-Dave, Heather and Rachel
The Pinball Forever Family
We’re located at 1518 E Edinger, Suite A, Santa Ana, 92705. If you stand at the Wells Fargo ATM and look to your right, you’ll see our building; we’re the door to the left of Aerostealth. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Game list (subject to change):
Knock Out, Skill-Pool, Queen of Hearts, Lovely Lucy, Big Ben, Sluggin' Champ De Luxe, Score-Board, Target Roll, World Beauties, Champion Rifle Range, Flipper Cowboy, Spinner, Flying Chariots, Ice Revue, Pleasure Isle, Shangri-La, Daffie, Pit Stop, Cosmos, Strike Zone, 2001, Extra Inning, Travel Time, Time Zone, Volley, Blue Chip, Jungle Queen, Strange World, Neptune, Sinbad, Memory Lane, Lost World, Close Encounters SS, Dragon EM, Dracula, KISS, Dolly Parton, Firepower, Seawitch, Algar, Alien Poker, Flight 2000, Haunted House, Eight Ball Deluxe LE, Comet, Motor Show, Batman, Revenge From Mars, World Poker Tour
Also: Nip-It (sample game with original Ballygator), Superman, Flash Gordon, Team One, Lucky Strike.