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Pinball Horror Pics!!

By Star_Gazer

4 years ago

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#906 2 years ago
Quoted from wantdataeast:

There's no comparing a Space Jam to a Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park past 6 months average ebay sales is $4000 while a Space Jam on average is about $1400. So if you were local I would gladly pay you the same percentage based on it sales value which would be $140.
But I get it restoration is not for everyone.

JP is not a $4k machine.

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#1154 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Okay first off, this is not my pin
...defiantly not my pin
...absolutely NOT MY PIN.
Bally Zip-a-doo

More like Bally Zip-a-DON'T, amirite? HaHA!

ahem, I'll see my way out, excuse me...

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#1157 1 year ago

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#1367 1 year ago
Quoted from Stoomer:

I hear ya! ) I think just looks alot like other flooded pins pics we've seen over the years...always a shame.
There used to be more pics on this page, but in the faraway shots of the games in the parking lot, you can see how silt covers everything after the PF floods:

Wow, that was 14 years ago? Doesn't seem that long!

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#1386 1 year ago
Quoted from MrBally:

It has functioned well making a lot of money for the operator(s). Just like the brochures of that era stated.

Probably put one of their kids through college at this point...

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#1836 5 months ago
Quoted from gearbutt:

Follow up for forceflow and gdonovan
I'm a new member, never even looked inside a pinball machine before this week. I just made an account to read up on my brand new Trade Winds pinball machine I bought off LetGo. It was the same one you guys were laughing at back in 2017, in this thread.
The photo posted is from the day the seller bought it. The "crack-house" people mentioned was an abandoned clubhouse owned by an elderly man who bought the machine brand new in 1962. About 20 years ago this man had to be put in a nursing home, where he lived for 15 years (maintaining the property taxes and even electricity for his clubhouse the whole time) until his death, when the gentleman I purchased it from bought the machine from the deceased man's family. He brought it home, his wife didn't want it in the house, and so he put it in storage in a community garage and never looked at it again.
He mentioned in 2017 that he had never turned the machine on, and had no idea its condition. The photos on the posting had the final score the original owner ever got, 739.
The score that was on the machine when I brought it home and plugged it in for the first time was the same 739. The seller never plugged it in, in all the years he had it.
Here's a video of it being plugged in for the first time in at least 20 years:

The ball shooter was rusted shut and wouldn't shoot the ball, but everything else seems to be in working order. I just wanted to give a little bit of perspective on this machine, even thought I know it likely isn't even remembered by anyone here.
EDIT: It still has the original schematics and instruction manual, and all of the little tickets/tags for the display cards on pricing, plays, etc.

You had your lady plug in a 60 year old machine with unknown problems and told her to "hold it with two hands in case you have to unplug it"?

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