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Pinball Hall of Fame is running out of money

By timarnold

10 months ago

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    #276 10 months ago

    I think the elephant in the room is half the people saying they would be more likely to donate and possibly more if the money was spent on maintaining the pinball hall of fame rather than passed on to local charities before this is done. As far as I know a nonprofit can hire employees. Pinheads like myself are selfish/stubborn and want what they want. I also know plenty of operators and we are not the ones that pay the bills at a location. We drink less and get a significant amount of replays. With that being said, at least in Colorado every public location I know of with multiple games are maintained to a high standard and typically fixed within a day if down. Pending parts. We are spoiled and have grown used to that. I have to admit I would be let down if I went to PHOF (have never been) and the games were not in working order. I don't know one collector that just looks at their games. No matter how rare they still play them and let anyone else that visits. Just my 2 cents and I'm sure no one cares.

    I am heading over to donate now because I love pinball and try to support the hobby however I can.

    #283 10 months ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    Let's make this really simple - The money isn't going to charities, the money goes to the PHOF project.
    Tim has outlined this in many interviews in the past - to paraphrase and keep it really short and simple.. their charitable donations stop when they are stockpiling money for a big spend. They resume when they are back to having excesses.

    You completely missed my point.. More pinheads would donate more if PHOF maintained their machines to a higher level BEFORE donating to local charities. Everyone understands the donation is to get the building open but would like to know that the open building full of pins will be playable.

    #324 10 months ago
    Quoted from greenhornet:

    Reaching your goal is not required. With GoFundMe, you keep each and every donation you receive. Your campaign will be able to accept donations even after your goal is reached.

    I'm confident that they will get open. Even if they have to take the proceeds from the go fund me and sell every modern Stern which are easily replaceable and probably for less once the pandemic is over.

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    #487 10 months ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    Lots of Rich as hell on here could write the check now. I sent my meager amount. If i had a couple mill in the bank, this thread would be closed.

    Maybe they are rich as hell because they don't write checks. Maybe they don't like ems. Maybe they would rather buy for themselves. People can spend their money on whatever they want. You get to choose what you do with theirs and so do they.

    This project will be completed whether they hit the goal or not. Whatever is raised will help.

    I'm at a point where I'm coming back daily for the comments at this point!

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