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#701 1 year ago

I'm looking to buy EM arcade games. If you have anything that you can bring to the show, PM me. I'm also interested in Gottlieb EMs.

#702 1 year ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Nightmare Before Christmas!
Jack and I will be there in the Cointaker area. Stop by, say hi and play a game while waiting for your turn on Houdini, Iron Maiden, or that other Nightmare pin

That is all kinds of badassness right there!

#703 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballflare:

I have a 1958 Bally Trophy Bowler I could deliver to the show if a deal is arranged beforehand. It is a 4 inch contact bowler. Asking $2300.

(SOLD)

#704 1 year ago
Quoted from Nemesis:

Looking to buy a reasonably priced HUO Metallica Pro, if not I guess I'll just order nib from cointaker while I am at the Pinfest!

I will be picking one up on my way to pinfest. Not sure of price or condition yet.

#705 1 year ago

Looking for an 1976 Williams Aztec. Doesnt need to work but must be complete and in average to above average condition. PM if you have one.
Thanks,
Joe

#706 1 year ago

ISO - Looking for pinball mover. Looking for someone to move a pinball machine from Saint Charles MO (near St Louis MO) to Arlington VA. If you can do it , lets talk price.

#707 1 year ago

Announcing the artwork for this year's PinFest Tournament, courtesy of Rage Tilt Pinball (http://www.ragetiltpinball.com). T-Shirts will be available for sale at the Tournament Desk!

We're still looking for volunteers on Friday and Saturday for things like Scorekeeping, Tech Team, and the Registration Desk! Participants will get some tournament credit in exchange for your time! http://signup.com/go/PSzkpjc

Be sure to visit our Tournament webpage for more information:
http://www.pinfesttournament.com
Or the Pinside Thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinfest-tournament-may-4-5-2018

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#708 1 year ago

Hello,

I will be setting up a booth to sell off a few machines as well as a bunch of parts left over from years of restoring pinball machines. Here is the list of what I am currently bringing. If you want to set up a deal ahead of time that is fine, just PM me. Otherwise, I will look forward to seeing you there!

0001-4642-C BABCOCK DISPLAY - UNKNOWN Condition - $35.00
01-11400-1 LEG BOLT PLATE SET OF 4 - NEW - $15.00
280671-01N VISHAY DISPLAY - NEW - $100.00
4282-A CHERRY DISPLAY - UNKNOWN Condition - $35.00
520-5137-00 STERN/SEGA POWER DRIVER BOARD - UNKNOWN Condition - $45.00
5760-12710-00 A-14039 WILLIAMS DISPLAY DRIVER BOARD - NOT WORKING - $10.00
5760-12710-00 A-14039 WILLIAMS DISPLAY DRIVER BOARD - WORKING - $20.00
5760-14495-01 A-12738 WPC SOUND BOARD - UNKNOWN Condition - $125.00
5768-12433-04 A-20516-50041 WPC-95 SOUND BOARD - WORKING - $250.00
5768-13137-01 A-13088-2 TRIAC DRIVER - WORKING - $15.00
5768-13208-02 A-15472-1 FLIPTRONICS 2 BOARD - WORKING - SOLD
5768-13208-03 A-15472-1 FLIPTRONICS 2 BOARD - WORKING - SOLD
5768-13469-00 FLIPTRONIC FLIPPER OPTO BOARD - WORKING - SOLD
58270-1A ROCK-OLA RED PSB - UNKNOWN Condition - $25.00
58399-A ROCK-OLA JUKEBOX CPU - UNKNOWN Condition - $25.00
A-12697-1 WPC89 POWER DRIVER BOARD - NOT WORKING - $65.00
CFTBL HOLOGRAM KIT - UNKNOWN Condition - $200.00
CFTBL PLASTIC SET - NEW - $175.00
CFTBL PLAYFIELD - USED and in pretty decent shape - $200.00
DR WHO PARTIALLY POPULATED PLAYFIELD - USED and in pretty decent shape - $300.00
GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 3 QUAD OPTO DRIVER (A25), MA-2116 - UNKNOWN Condition - $20.00
INDIANA JONES CABINET DECAL SET - NEW - $275.00
JUNK YARD NOS SLING SHOT PLASTICS - NEW OLD STOCK - $15.00
WPC CHROME PINBALL LEGS SET OF 4 - NEW - $40.00
RESCUE 911 PINBALL MACHINE - Mostly working, helicopter blades do not spin - $1,300.00
SCARED STIFF PINBALL MACHINE - Ground up restoration, clearcoated playfield, new cabinet decals, collector quality - $8,200.00
SIDE RAILS SET OF 2 - WPC - NEW - SOLD
SILVER KING NATIONAL DUCK HUNTER GUMBALL PENNY GUN GAME - WORKING , crack in the dome - $350.00
SKY RAIDER ARCADE EM GUN GAME - UNKNOWN Condition, should be gone through - $750.00
STONER BEACON ANTIQUE PINBALL MACHINE - RESTORED , beautiful looking, missing front door - $750.00
TWILIGHT ZONE CAMERA MOD - NEW - $85.00
TWILIGHT ZONE GUMBOLL MOD - NEW - $65.00
TWILIGHT ZONE LED KIT - NEW - $25.00
TWILIGHT ZONE LOOP SUB ASSEMBLY - NEW - $75.00
TWILIGHT ZONE PIANO MOD - NEW - $85.00
TWILIGHT ZONE CERAMIC POWER BALL - NEW - $25.00
TWILIGHT ZONE RAMP - NEW - $95.00
TWILIGHT ZONE RUBBER RING KIT - NEW - $10.00
TWILIGHT ZONE SLOT MACHINE MOD - NEW - $85.00
TWILIGHT ZONE TARGET DECALS SET - NEW - $25.00
TWILIGHT ZONE THIRD MADGNET MOD - NEW, complete mod including magnet, shaft, electronics, hardware - SOLD
WHO DUNNIT DECAL SET - NEW - $25.00
WILD WEST RIFLE EM ARCADE GUN GAME - UNKNOWN Condition, should be gone through - $1,400.00

#709 1 year ago
Quoted from Fmfreim:

ISO - Looking for pinball mover. Looking for someone to move a pinball machine from Saint Charles MO (near St Louis MO) to Arlington VA. If you can do it , lets talk price.

Wow, that's funny, I could have helped you a couple years ago. Used to live in Columbia, then St. Peters. Good luck though!!

#710 1 year ago
Quoted from robgo777:

Hello,
I will be setting up a booth to sell off a few machines as well as a bunch of parts left over from years of restoring pinball machines. Here is the list of what I am currently bringing. If you want to set up a deal ahead of time that is fine, just PM me. Otherwise, I will look forward to seeing you there!
0001-4642-C BABCOCK DISPLAY - UNKNOWN Condition - $35.00
01-11400-1 LEG BOLT PLATE SET OF 4 - NEW - $15.00
280671-01N VISHAY DISPLAY - NEW - $100.00
4282-A CHERRY DISPLAY - UNKNOWN Condition - $35.00
520-5137-00 STERN/SEGA POWER DRIVER BOARD - UNKNOWN Condition - $45.00
5760-12710-00 A-14039 WILLIAMS DISPLAY DRIVER BOARD - NOT WORKING - $10.00
5760-12710-00 A-14039 WILLIAMS DISPLAY DRIVER BOARD - WORKING - $20.00
5760-14495-01 A-12738 WPC SOUND BOARD - UNKNOWN Condition - $125.00
5768-12433-04 A-20516-50041 WPC-95 SOUND BOARD - WORKING - $250.00
5768-13137-01 A-13088-2 TRIAC DRIVER - WORKING - $15.00
5768-13208-02 A-15472-1 FLIPTRONICS 2 BOARD - WORKING - $25.00
5768-13208-03 A-15472-1 FLIPTRONICS 2 BOARD - WORKING - $25.00
5768-13469-00 FLIPTRONIC FLIPPER OPTO BOARD - WORKING - $10.00
58270-1A ROCK-OLA RED PSB - UNKNOWN Condition - $25.00
58399-A ROCK-OLA JUKEBOX CPU - UNKNOWN Condition - $25.00
A-12697-1 WPC89 POWER DRIVER BOARD - NOT WORKING - $65.00
CFTBL HOLOGRAM KIT - UNKNOWN Condition - $200.00
CFTBL PLASTIC SET - NEW - $175.00
CFTBL PLAYFIELD - USED and in pretty decent shape - $200.00
DR WHO PARTIALLY POPULATED PLAYFIELD - USED and in pretty decent shape - $300.00
GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 3 QUAD OPTO DRIVER (A25), MA-2116 - UNKNOWN Condition - $20.00
INDIANA JONES CABINET DECAL SET - NEW - $275.00
JUNK YARD NOS SLING SHOT PLASTICS - NEW OLD STOCK - $15.00
WPC CHROME PINBALL LEGS SET OF 4 - NEW - $40.00
RESCUE 911 PINBALL MACHINE - Mostly working, helicopter blades do not spin - $1,300.00
SCARED STIFF PINBALL MACHINE - Ground up restoration, clearcoated playfield, new cabinet decals, collector quality - $8,200.00
SIDE RAILS SET OF 2 - WPC - NEW - $40.00
SILVER KING NATIONAL DUCK HUNTER GUMBALL PENNY GUN GAME - WORKING , crack in the dome - $350.00
SKY RAIDER ARCADE EM GUN GAME - UNKNOWN Condition, should be gone through - $750.00
STONER BEACON ANTIQUE PINBALL MACHINE - RESTORED , beautiful looking, missing front door - $750.00
TWILIGHT ZONE CAMERA MOD - NEW - $85.00
TWILIGHT ZONE GUMBOLL MOD - NEW - $65.00
TWILIGHT ZONE LED KIT - NEW - $25.00
TWILIGHT ZONE LOOP SUB ASSEMBLY - NEW - $75.00
TWILIGHT ZONE PIANO MOD - NEW - $85.00
TWILIGHT ZONE CERAMIC POWER BALL - NEW - $25.00
TWILIGHT ZONE RAMP - NEW - $95.00
TWILIGHT ZONE RUBBER RING KIT - NEW - $10.00
TWILIGHT ZONE SLOT MACHINE MOD - NEW - $85.00
TWILIGHT ZONE TARGET DECALS SET - NEW - $25.00
TWILIGHT ZONE THIRD MADGNET MOD - NEW, complete mod including magnet, shaft, electronics, hardware - $75.00
WHO DUNNIT DECAL SET - NEW - $25.00
WILD WEST RIFLE EM ARCADE GUN GAME - UNKNOWN Condition, should be gone through - $1,400.00

Sent you a pm about the tz magnet set

#711 1 year ago

Just got back on pinside after almost a week off. 55 new posts. Even though the weather is slightly below normal I'm looking ahead to next week and it'll be in the upper 70s. I call that pinfest weather!

#712 1 year ago
Quoted from kovalski3:

I'm looking to buy EM arcade games. If you have anything that you can bring to the show, PM me. I'm also interested in Gottlieb EMs.

I may have a High Hand coming. Ill post on here or the pinside sale thread.

#713 1 year ago

PinballSTAR will have our usual lineup of games from all the companies we sell for... Many in stock NIB, several below open for play... Final line up below... Oh and WE HAVE AN ALICE COOPER coming !!!

Jersey Jack Pinball - 2 NIB WOZ, 2 NIB Hobbit, 2 DI, 2 POTC
American Pinball - 3 Houdini
Chicago Gaming - 2 MMR, 2 AFMR, Coffee Table Foosball
Spooky Pinball - TNA, ACNC
VP Cabs - Wizard, 6 Vertigo, 3 Vortex

I am also preselling Invisiglass to have at the show - discounts for purchases over 3 sheets - email me for pricing and your needs. Will be delivered to show in a box safe for transit... I usually bring no extras - just what is pre-sold and pre-paid for. LAST CALL on the Invisiglass...

ALSO - I plan on maybe bringing some games for sale from my personal collection - not sure which ones yet... Depending on booth space might only bring if pre-sold.

PINBALL :
* Junkyard pinball - 1990's - beautiful collector quality example - pics in the Pinfest buy / sell post : https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinfest-2018-buy-sell-trade/page/16#post-4357422
* Fire Queen - rare EM - great original condition - pics in the Pinfest buy / sell post : https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinfest-2018-buy-sell-trade/page/16#post-4357422
* Flipper Pool pinball - 1960's - backglass animation - fully restored by the best there is for older games - Nick Raschilla, PA
* Grand Slam woodrail pinball - 1950's - fully restored by one of the best - Fabulous Fantasies, Herb Silvers, CA
* Rockola World Series pre-war pinball - 1935 - rare - fully restored by one of the best - Bill Heatherly, PA

VINTAGE ARCADE / GAMEROOM PIECES :
* Chicago Coin Goalee - 1950's 2 player hockey arcade game - original beautiful wood cabinet
* Genco Gypsy Grandma Fortune Teller - rarer / more desirable pedestal model - 1950's - fully restored.
* Pachinkio Slot Machine (Japanese)
* Paschislo Slot Machine (Japanese)
* (2) Diner Booths - used, could use a woodworker to restore to nicer condition
* Victor Topper gumball machine - fully restored
* Movie theater turnstile with base - black - fully restored
* Gamewell Fire Alarm Box
* Scopitone Video Jukebox - needs restoration
* Wurlitzer 1250 Jukebox from 1940 - rare machine that plays both 45's and 33's - fully restored by the Regan brothers, PA

If interested in anything email Joe at Sales@PinballSTAR.com

#714 1 year ago

Prepping Stars for the freeplay area. Game is NFS.

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#715 1 year ago

1980 Spider-man populated playfield. listed in marketplace. https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/63357

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#716 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

PinballSTAR will have our usual lineup of games from all the companies we sell for... Many in stock NIB, several below open for play... Final line up below... Oh and WE HAVE AN ALICE COOPER coming !!!
Jersey Jack Pinball - 2 NIB WOZ, 2 NIB Hobbit, 2 DI, 2 POTC
American Pinball - 3 Houdini
Chicago Gaming - 2 MMR, 2 AFMR, Coffee Table Foosball
Spooky Pinball - TNA, ACNC

2 POTC...with 3 spinning discs or single disc mech?

Chicago Gaming - 2 MMR, 2 AFMR, Coffee Table Foosball...no CGC#3?

#717 1 year ago

Getting ready for Allentown.

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#718 1 year ago

I'm looking for a Terminator 2 pin, anybody bringing one ?

#719 1 year ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Right now I plan on bringing T2 to sell and Count-Down to the Ramada party room.

Pricing ? Pictures ? Condition ?

#720 1 year ago
Quoted from FelixTCat:

Pricing ? Pictures ? Condition ?

Sold to sealawyer

#721 1 year ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

2 POTC...with 3 spinning discs or single disc mech?
Chicago Gaming - 2 MMR, 2 AFMR, Coffee Table Foosball...no CGC#3?

I would like to know this answer as well

#722 1 year ago

I have 3 food goals for 2018 Pinfest.
Pretzel wrap with steak n cheese
Onion straws from Wert’s Cafe
Awesome Mother Clucker at Tilted Kilts

We’re 8 days away anyone else staying at the Homewood Suites in Fogelsville? I was booked at the Days Inn by the airport then read a review stating bed bugs. I cancelled that reservation faster than a Neptune in high tap.

Friggin gas prices keep rising, glad I filled up before this latest jump. For those pulling a trailer I find the Exxon at Exit 7 in NJ on 78 the best bet with plenty of turn room,

#723 1 year ago

Sample Dirty Harry for sale / trade. Can bring to pinfest.

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Dirty Harry Archived
Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean “Nice sample Dirty Harry. Mirror blades, leds, new dmd, upgraded speakers. Has drop target by warehouse. Few nicks and scrapes. Have additional photos to share. Plays smooth. Flip...”
2018-04-25
Fort Lee, NEW JERSEY
Trade

#724 1 year ago

Looking for the following:

-Outrun: prefer a cabaret cab, but open regular upright as well
-Rad Mobile: Working upright
-Benchmark Ten Strike: Working or project
-WWE Wrestlemania: Pro version
-Stern Pinball machines: Modern 2001 - Present. Machines in the $3,000 or so range. i.e. - Monopoly, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Wheel of Fortune, etc.

#725 1 year ago

For sale nib and delivered to Allentown on Friday

Small logo wide body JJP Invisiglass

I have 4 sheets. two per box as they were shipped from JJP

$200 a piece. $385 for a set. $750 if you take all four.

Also have a gently used sheet of PDI glass for Safecracker. $225

I will be adding pics to a bunch more parts for games I sold off. If you are local to Northern NJ you can come by and check it all out. Lots of mods for Metallica, parts for Scared Stiff and Twilight Zone, plastics for Addams Family, Star Trek Next Gen, White Water translight and boulders, Tron topper by Lasseriffic, Tron lighted cycles, Stern Star Trek decorative asteroids, tons of stuff ........

Thanks for looking

#726 1 year ago

I must be missing something, I went to the Pinfest Home Page and the site map I was unable to locate. I was looking for the vendor locations and the flea market assignments to see where I am assigned this year.

Any help, a hyper link specifically, would be much appreciated.

#727 1 year ago

I'm prepping my games for Allentown. Based on my experience at TPF this year I am adding this sensor (via Arduino) to my slam tilt switch:

It's a "noxious gas sensor;" trip this while playing and its game over!

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#728 1 year ago
Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

I must be missing something, I went to the Pinfest Home Page and the site map I was unable to locate. I was looking for the vendor locations and the flea market assignments to see where I am assigned this year.
Any help, a hyper link specifically, would be much appreciated.

http://www.pinfestival.com/aghall2018.pdf

http://www.pinfestival.com/fleamarket2017.pdf

#729 1 year ago
#730 1 year ago

I am a newbie member to Pinside and the collecting community. Just started collecting some arcade games this year. Went to a party a month ago and my wife fell in love with an old pinball machine. Now we are looking to pick up a machine. I am learning about arcade repair and know little about pinball, but eager to learn. We live just south of Baltimore so planning on taking the almost 3hr trip up to Allentown. Obviously, it will be my first Pinball convention.

Hopefully you guys won't mind answering a few questions

Not sure if I will be bringing a Subaru Forrester (04) or may rent a minivan. Either one should fit a machine for the ride home. If (when) I decide to buy one, do I bring cash, or just do PayPal on the spot?

Do I need to bring tools and a dolly to get the machine in the vehicle? If so, what would be a good selection of the correct tools?

Compared to arcade games, I am still in sticker shock with regard to pinball machines. I am happy at $500, OK at $1,000 and groaning at $1500. We are actually looking for early to mid 80's, in working condition, solid state games. Are my finances just out of reality for the market? It is difficult for me to tell when I see the same game go for $750 one time and $3,000 the next. I look up the prices in the game section here, but the Classified's are listed for so much higher.

Assuming my financial range is feasible, any thoughts on fun first games? The one my wife loved was Bally - Lost World.

Any other tips for a first timer?

I apologize for the inquisition and thank you for your help. Pinside is on my daily reading list but with Pinfest a week away, I feel like I need assistance climbing the learning curve.

#731 1 year ago
Quoted from WonderMellon:

I am a newbie member to Pinside and the collecting community. Just started collecting some arcade games this year. Went to a party a month ago and my wife fell in love with an old pinball machine. Now we are looking to pick up a machine. I am learning about arcade repair and know little about pinball, but eager to learn. We live just south of Baltimore so planning on taking the almost 3hr trip up to Allentown. Obviously, it will be my first Pinball convention.
Hopefully you guys won't mind answering a few questions
Not sure if I will be bringing a Subaru Forrester (04) or may rent a minivan. Either one should fit a machine for the ride home. If (when) I decide to buy one, do I bring cash, or just do PayPal on the spot?
Do I need to bring tools and a dolly to get the machine in the vehicle? If so, what would be a good selection of the correct tools?
Compared to arcade games, I am still in sticker shock with regard to pinball machines. I am happy at $500, OK at $1,000 and groaning at $1500. We are actually looking for early to mid 80's, in working condition, solid state games. Are my finances just out of reality for the market? It is difficult for me to tell when I see the same game go for $750 one time and $3,000 the next. I look up the prices in the game section here, but the Classified's are listed for so much higher.
Assuming my financial range is feasible, any thoughts on fun first games? The one my wife loved was Bally - Lost World.
Any other tips for a first timer?
I apologize for the inquisition and thank you for your help. Pinside is on my daily reading list but with Pinfest a week away, I feel like I need assistance climbing the learning curve.

You will have no problem getting a machine in the forester. There are plenty of people with carts that will help you load it up. They will have the tools on hand as well, because they had to use them to get them there and set them up.

#732 1 year ago
Quoted from WonderMellon:

Not sure if I will be bringing a Subaru Forrester (04) or may rent a minivan. Either one should fit a machine for the ride home. If (when) I decide to buy one, do I bring cash, or just do PayPal on the spot?

Bring cash, many people won't accept paypal or checks.

Quoted from WonderMellon:Compared to arcade games, I am still in sticker shock with regard to pinball machines. I am happy at $500, OK at $1,000 and groaning at $1500. We are actually looking for early to mid 80's, in working condition, solid state games. Are my finances just out of reality for the market? It is difficult for me to tell when I see the same game go for $750 one time and $3,000 the next. I look up the prices in the game section here, but the Classified's are listed for so much higher.

$1k-2k will probably find you many early 80s

Quoted from WonderMellon:Any other tips for a first timer?

Bring some padding/etc to make sure the machine doesn't slide around once you get it packed.

#733 1 year ago
Quoted from WonderMellon:

If (when) I decide to buy one, do I bring cash, or just do PayPal on the spot?

Cash. Definitely cash. Though, I can't see the harm to do a "friends and family" transfer on the spot. Biggest risk in Paypal would be convincing the seller you won't do a chargeback once you get the game, though I think that's not possible with friends and family. It might be overall safer than carrying a wad of cash in your car or pocket. I'd be curious to hear what others think of this.

#734 1 year ago

Wow! So many responses in only 30 minutes. That is awesome! Thanks for the information.

#735 1 year ago

Looks like I'm heading to Allentown. 18 hour round trip. I'm meeting someone that is bringing down a machine for me.

Question is do I book a room at Ramada and party with you guys Friday. Or try to endure the full 18 hours in one day and only come Saturday.

#736 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Looks like I'm heading to Allentown. 18 hour round trip. I'm meeting someone that is bringing down a machine for me.
Question is do I book a room at Ramada and party with you guys Friday. Or try to endure the full 18 hours in one day and only come Saturday.

This is the HOTEL thread of course you should get a room and party at the Ramada! All honesty here 18 hours of driving in one day is possible if you tag team it. By yourself it’s asking for a car wreck. Be safe live to flip
Another day.

#737 1 year ago
Quoted from WonderMellon:

I am a newbie member to Pinside and the collecting community. Just started collecting some arcade games this year. Went to a party a month ago and my wife fell in love with an old pinball machine. Now we are looking to pick up a machine. I am learning about arcade repair and know little about pinball, but eager to learn. We live just south of Baltimore so planning on taking the almost 3hr trip up to Allentown. Obviously, it will be my first Pinball convention.
Hopefully you guys won't mind answering a few questions
Not sure if I will be bringing a Subaru Forrester (04) or may rent a minivan. Either one should fit a machine for the ride home. If (when) I decide to buy one, do I bring cash, or just do PayPal on the spot?
Do I need to bring tools and a dolly to get the machine in the vehicle? If so, what would be a good selection of the correct tools?
Compared to arcade games, I am still in sticker shock with regard to pinball machines. I am happy at $500, OK at $1,000 and groaning at $1500. We are actually looking for early to mid 80's, in working condition, solid state games. Are my finances just out of reality for the market? It is difficult for me to tell when I see the same game go for $750 one time and $3,000 the next. I look up the prices in the game section here, but the Classified's are listed for so much higher.
Assuming my financial range is feasible, any thoughts on fun first games? The one my wife loved was Bally - Lost World.
Any other tips for a first timer?
I apologize for the inquisition and thank you for your help. Pinside is on my daily reading list but with Pinfest a week away, I feel like I need assistance climbing the learning curve.

Echo the cash sentiment.
Double echo the padding , aka movers blankets, foam, bubble wrap and cardboard. You need to eat up space in the Forester so the game doesn’t shift or get damaged. The cardboard protects your game and vehicle and if done correctly helps slide the pin in. Also a hunk of cardboard under the game before you tilt it forward off the hand truck. Stretch wrap is your friend if you happen to get a pin with a nice original cabinet. Bungee cords always come in handy. Foam over the game should save a window if you have to jam on the brakes or protect your hatch window.

Don’t be in a rush to buy but don’t be trigger shy Be Somewhere in between. People will help you load it’s in our nature. Sellers as others have stated have hand trucks with them.

Good luck hope you and the wife enjoy the show and find a pin priced fairly.

#738 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

Cash. Definitely cash. Though, I can't see the harm to do a "friends and family" transfer on the spot. Biggest risk in Paypal would be convincing the seller you won't do a chargeback once you get the game, though I think that's not possible with friends and family. It might be overall safer than carrying a wad of cash in your car or pocket. I'd be curious to hear what others think of this.

Cash and cash only imo.

Friends and family can be charged back easily via credit card. I won’t be taking pp or cc or check for anything I have for sale. Cash only and I use cash for what I buy!
Good luck on your purchase. Will be tons of stuff there to buy so have fun!

#739 1 year ago
Quoted from WonderMellon:

I am a newbie member to Pinside and the collecting community. Just started collecting some arcade games this year. Went to a party a month ago and my wife fell in love with an old pinball machine. Now we are looking to pick up a machine. I am learning about arcade repair and know little about pinball, but eager to learn. We live just south of Baltimore so planning on taking the almost 3hr trip up to Allentown. Obviously, it will be my first Pinball convention.
Hopefully you guys won't mind answering a few questions
Not sure if I will be bringing a Subaru Forrester (04) or may rent a minivan. Either one should fit a machine for the ride home. If (when) I decide to buy one, do I bring cash, or just do PayPal on the spot?
Do I need to bring tools and a dolly to get the machine in the vehicle? If so, what would be a good selection of the correct tools?
Compared to arcade games, I am still in sticker shock with regard to pinball machines. I am happy at $500, OK at $1,000 and groaning at $1500. We are actually looking for early to mid 80's, in working condition, solid state games. Are my finances just out of reality for the market? It is difficult for me to tell when I see the same game go for $750 one time and $3,000 the next. I look up the prices in the game section here, but the Classified's are listed for so much higher.
Assuming my financial range is feasible, any thoughts on fun first games? The one my wife loved was Bally - Lost World.
Any other tips for a first timer?
I apologize for the inquisition and thank you for your help. Pinside is on my daily reading list but with Pinfest a week away, I feel like I need assistance climbing the learning curve.

There will be a Lost World at the show in your price range. Sometimes games sell really quick, so it might be a good idea to reach out to this guy now and see if you can strike a deal before it sells.

Quoted from Drickey86:

Have a fully refurbished Bally Lost world that will be in the free play area that will be for sale new line cord, all new boards ,new led displays fresh rubber single led’s in gi , all new pop bumper parts, all new coil sleeves ,all new flipper parts/w purple super bands plays great super clean. Great backglass small wear spot on pf. $1250 obo

#740 1 year ago
Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

This is the HOTEL thread of course you should get a room and party at the Ramada!

What's going on at the Ramada?

#741 1 year ago
Quoted from VectorGamer:

What's going on at the Ramada?

The biggest after party in the history of Pinfest. In past years we have always setup a game inside someone's room, pile in 20 people, drink, and play pinball. This year we decided to kick it up a notch. We made an arrangement with the hotel to reserve their lounge room for free for Pinsiders to setup multiple games after the show ends Friday night. Right now we have about 5 games committed to the room but will probably end up being a couple more.

#742 1 year ago
Quoted from djreddog:

The biggest after party in the history of Pinfest. In past years we have always setup a game inside someone's room, pile in 20 people, drink, and play pinball. This year we decided to kick it up a notch. We made an arrangement with the hotel to reserve their lounge room for free for Pinsiders to setup multiple games after the show ends Friday night. Right now we have about 5 games committed to the room but will probably end up being a couple more.

Is there a curfew on this ?

Also are there any good actual bars close by?

#743 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Is there a curfew on this ?
Also are there any good actual bars close by?

No curfew. As for bars close by, the bar inside the Ramada serves until 2am. Our lounge room is connected to the bar. As for other bars, I'm not familiar with the area.

#744 1 year ago
Quoted from WonderMellon:

I am a newbie member to Pinside and the collecting community. Just started collecting some arcade games this year. Went to a party a month ago and my wife fell in love with an old pinball machine. Now we are looking to pick up a machine. I am learning about arcade repair and know little about pinball, but eager to learn. We live just south of Baltimore so planning on taking the almost 3hr trip up to Allentown. Obviously, it will be my first Pinball convention.
Hopefully you guys won't mind answering a few questions
Not sure if I will be bringing a Subaru Forrester (04) or may rent a minivan. Either one should fit a machine for the ride home. If (when) I decide to buy one, do I bring cash, or just do PayPal on the spot?
Do I need to bring tools and a dolly to get the machine in the vehicle? If so, what would be a good selection of the correct tools?
Compared to arcade games, I am still in sticker shock with regard to pinball machines. I am happy at $500, OK at $1,000 and groaning at $1500. We are actually looking for early to mid 80's, in working condition, solid state games. Are my finances just out of reality for the market? It is difficult for me to tell when I see the same game go for $750 one time and $3,000 the next. I look up the prices in the game section here, but the Classified's are listed for so much higher.
Assuming my financial range is feasible, any thoughts on fun first games? The one my wife loved was Bally - Lost World.
Any other tips for a first timer?
I apologize for the inquisition and thank you for your help. Pinside is on my daily reading list but with Pinfest a week away, I feel like I need assistance climbing the learning curve.

Cash is your friend as everyone has stated on here....bring it and you'll find yourself a nice deal. When you see prices on exact machines with a large gap in range it's bc of condition....have they been recently shopped, how is the PF, what needs work and doesn't need work, how is the cab holding up, any MODS installed, etc. You will have to decide what best suits what you are looking for and looking to spend. I always pay more for nicer pins that don't need any work...but that is a personal decision for each hobbyist. I like playing pinball way more than working on them.
I live south of BMORE as well so we are close...if I can help I will. I'll be at and around pinfest on Friday. Have fun with the hobby...that's what it's all about!

#745 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Is there a curfew on this ?
Also are there any good actual bars close by?

This is why I chose The Renaissance...four or five bars, Brewpubs, etc within walking distance....So don't have to worry about driving

#746 1 year ago

If anyone is looking to kick off Pinfest weekend with a Bon Jovi concert on Wednesday night I have 4 tickets to see them at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown. $200 each. That is below face value. Comes with parking pass. Willing to trade for pinball machine or pinball related items. Can add cash as needed.

#747 1 year ago

Any hopheads coming down from the Charlton, MA area? PM me if you want to trade some TreeHouse Brewery for a selection from Aslin Beer Co.

#748 1 year ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Our lounge room is connected to the bar.

And it goes without saying to keep the drinks off the games.

#749 1 year ago

If anyone is interested in a Johnny Mnemonic or a Stern Freefall, PM me. I'm looking to sell.

Asking $2750 for the JM ... it's in good shape minus the cabinet fade. Has LEDs. Clean. Plays great. Was shopped within the past year.

Open to offers on the Freefall. Backglass is very nice. Cabinet is average. Playfield is good ... no major wear. While its fine as a "players" machine, it should restore well if you want to make this rare classic Stern look new.

PM me if interested. I will have pics I can send out this weekend.

#750 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Is there a curfew on this ?
Also are there any good actual bars close by?

Can't wait to meet alot of you guys. It's going to be fun.

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