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PinballSTAR bought a church - Selling pews and other items


By PinballSTAR

47 days ago



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    #1 47 days ago

    PinballSTAR has purchased a church in the Wilkes Barre / Scranton, PA area for use with our pinball distributor business.

    We are removing 20 pews and wondering if any pinball friends or locations may need / want any. They are 15 feet long, solid oak, in IMMACULATE (no pun intended) condition. I'm looking to move them out quickly so we may begin work in the building so offering to Pinside friends for the stupid price of $ 200 each, take more I'll wheel and deal. What man cave doesn't need some church pews. Take one, cut it in half and voila you have 2 smaller ones !

    Put them in your gameroom, put them in your location, put them in your front yard if you need people to talk to...

    Rent a uhaul truck and come and get them. Buyer must pick up. I may have someone to refer to you who would deliver a few at a time depending on where you are... We are 2 hours north of Philadelphia and 2 hours west of New York City.

    Interested - PM me here on Pinside or email me at Sales@PinballSTAR.com (preferred as I can reply quicker that way).

    We also are looking to move out cheaply - a Fisher Piano, an Organ, some coat racks, chairs...

    These will also be listed for sale locally.

    Pictures in comments below...

    ...and yes I AM nuts

    Joe Newhart
    PinballSTAR Amusements
    Sales@PinballSTAR.com

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    #3 47 days ago

    Call it the Church of Pinheads and operate tax-free. Isn't that what half the so-called "real" churches do?

    #4 47 days ago

    2 hours east of new York City? Quick, turn those in to a boat!

    #5 47 days ago

    Maybe just donate that stuff and earn some good karma. There’s got to be a local school that would love that piano.

    The organ on the other hand - sometimes costs $$ to get rid of those...

    #6 47 days ago

    My mind went to this

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    #7 47 days ago

    Still processing the “PinballSTAR bought a church” part...

    #8 47 days ago

    Church of the silver ball, indeed.

    #9 47 days ago
    Quoted from PinballSTAR:

    They are 15 feet long, solid oak, in IMMACULATE (no pun intended) condition.

    Holy shit that was a great pun though!

    #10 47 days ago
    Quoted from PinballTilt:

    2 hours east of new York City? Quick, turn those in to a boat!

    ha ha - corrected...

    #11 47 days ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Still processing the “PinballSTAR bought a church” part...

    I did say I was nuts Rob...

    #12 47 days ago

    Still waiting on some wisenheimer to make a comment about my organ... lol

    #13 47 days ago

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    #14 47 days ago

    Pinball is Love

    #15 47 days ago

    Very cool, congrats! My sister and fiancee bought a church and turned it into a house. Came out great. Still get lots of people that will just walk in the front door if it's unlocked. They have a chalk board on the wall with a bunch of quotes from surprised people.

    #16 47 days ago
    Quoted from jaytrem:

    Very cool, congrats! My sister and fiancee bought a church and turned it into a house. Came out great. Still get lots of people that will just walk in the front door if it's unlocked. They have a chalk board on the wall with a bunch of quotes from surprised people.

    Was it some popular church or do people walk into random churches often??

    God said to PinballSTAR, “Go Forth and Spread the Good Word of the Silverball”

    #17 47 days ago

    Man, if that organ is built in, convert it to midi and have it rock out!

    #18 47 days ago
    Quoted from PinballSTAR:

    Still waiting on some wisenheimer to make a comment about my organ... lol

    OOOOOOOOOH, nice organ!

    (Elvira reference)

    Chris

    #19 47 days ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Was it some popular church or do people walk into random churches often??
    God said to PinballSTAR, “Go Forth and Spread the Good Word of the Silverball”

    I guess there are some people that just like to check out churches. I assume all the locals must know it's no longer active. Most of the parking lot is gone now, so that might cut down on the visitors. It's also on a pretty quiet road, so they don't get a ton of people passing by.

    #20 47 days ago
    Quoted from SDpinballer:

    Maybe just donate that stuff and earn some good karma. There’s got to be a local school that would love that piano.
    The organ on the other hand - sometimes costs $$ to get rid of those...

    Organs and church pews are Free on Craigslist very often due to weight and size- and often directly from churches in the spirit of giving...

    #21 47 days ago

    Now thru Christmas, free pew with every pin purchase!!!

    #22 47 days ago

    The "Holy Grail " of pinball shops!

    #23 47 days ago

    PinballSTAR: I heard they have a monstrous organ!

    #24 47 days ago

    List it on facebook, im sure someone would want the pew's wood atleast

    #25 47 days ago

    Pretty cool. You should have a free bag with every pew taken!

    #26 47 days ago
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    #27 47 days ago

    took my idea and going to get the tax writeoff with the church of the silverball

    congrats!!!

    Host mass on Sundays, all the games are on free play, establish the religion, and no more taxes!!!!

    #28 47 days ago

    It worked for Scientology. Why not give it a shot?

    #30 47 days ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    took my idea and going to get the tax writeoff with the church of the silverball
    congrats!!!
    Host mass on Sundays, all the games are on free play, establish the religion, and no more taxes!!!!

    Place just needs a few mods and he's good to go...

    Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you freeplay

    God is loving his new pinball machine

    Divine love always has met and always will meet every human needs pinball

    #31 47 days ago

    Blessed are the untilted, for they shall inherit the end-of-ball bonus.

    #32 47 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    That room will fit a shitload of pins.

    That's the 1/2 of it... : )

    If I was OCD and mapped it out I'd say it would fit 189 / 172 comfortably... That's only if I was OCD and already mapped that out. : )

    #33 47 days ago
    Quoted from jaytrem:

    Place just needs a few mods and he's good to go...
    Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you freeplay
    God is loving his new pinball machine
    Divine love always has met and always will meet every human needs pinball

    I'm trying to NOT go to hell, I think the fact I bought a Gorgar the day I signed the sales agreement (not kidding) might have me 1/2 way there... please don't help me more... : )

    #34 47 days ago
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    #35 47 days ago

    Put a star on top of the steeple that lights up at night. Wise men from far and wide will bring riches. Maybe even a pinball industry savior will emerge.

    #36 47 days ago

    Confucius say man who farts in church will sit in his own pew.

    #37 47 days ago

    Id be happy to run sermons and services to The Almighty, who on the 8th day, created Pinball.
    All Holidays observed, but with Pinball.

    #38 47 days ago

    Anybody start working on a topper for those pews yet?

    #39 47 days ago

    Picture 6 shows planking.
    I will not help you move your organ Joe.
    Congrats on church, you had mentioned this a few months back.
    How does a church go out of business?

    #40 47 days ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    How does a church go out of business?

    Same way as anything else, people stop showing up.

    #41 47 days ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Picture 6 shows planking.
    I will not help you move your organ Joe.
    Congrats on church, you had mentioned this a few months back.
    How does a church go out of business?

    There seems to be a new church with a new gimmick every day. At PAX East (Largest video game convention) I go to every year there’s been this “Game Church” that hands out “Gamer Bibles” and it has Jesus with an Xbox controller and headset saying “Jesus FTW” (for the win)
    They were always really nice, but I found the whole concept super funny.

    There are so MANY different versions of Christianity alone, not all of them can survive. Kinda like Sears and Kmart, new things come out, new ways of doing the same timeless things that replace old institutions!

    That’s as CLOSE to the rules as I will run. Other than I sincerely look forward to the next person who can incorporate pinball into a religion akin to the FSM

    #42 47 days ago

    I got 20 pews once in a bundle deal. Sold a couple for $20 to recoupe my cost then donated the rest to our local hockey arena. Always feels good to give back whenever possible.

    #43 47 days ago

    put a plaque on one, that its "LE #12" and call Richie Wrench

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    #45 46 days ago

    Some of the above comments got me thinking...

    If anyone has a charitable organization you are involved in. - church, fire department, children’s organization, etc... that may put these to good use send them my way. If I can confirm it is legit I’d be happy to consider donating any of these items to a worthy cause that can use them.

    #46 46 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    You could use the oak from the pews for a Fire! Champagne Edition Remake.

    Or put 2 together and make a bowler roller

    #47 40 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    You could use the oak from the pews for a Fire!

    #48 40 days ago

    I've got some ideas for the organ, if it's still available!

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    #49 40 days ago
    Quoted from PinballSTAR:

    Some of the above comments got me thinking...
    If anyone has a charitable organization you are involved in. - church, fire department, children’s organization, etc... that may put these to good use send them my way. If I can confirm it is legit I’d be happy to consider donating any of these items to a worthy cause that can use them.

    Have any kneelers? I have some ex's that could use them.

    #50 40 days ago

    The Temple of the Silverball ! Count me in to be a member of your congregation.

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