(Topic ID: 56064)

Playfield glass western Canada

By Purpledrilmonkey

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by puck
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    #1 6 years ago

    Any fellow Canadian pinsiders have suggestions on the best place to buy playfield glass? Shipping from international places is deadly and I assume the big name glass vendors aren't horribly competitive - ill be checking into them soon. Anyone have any good suggestions?

    #2 6 years ago

    Did you try Crystal Glass, they could cut and temper a piece. It would be new and arrive in one easy to carry piece. For used call Dons Vending(check internet for business number), they may have some kicking around.

    #3 6 years ago

    Didn't Don's vending go under? Wasn't he the one that owned the place on Calgary Trail? Used to have a lot of used pins. Wish that place was still around. It went under before I got the pinball fever.

    I'd love to have a local place to try some pdi or invisiglass. All my games have standard glare glass.

    #4 6 years ago

    We should start an Edmonton only club.

    #5 6 years ago

    Dons Vending did not go under. The owner still has games on route. As far as I can tell, the buildings on Calgary Trail are leased out, to other companies. The owner has moved the business south Edmonton, and does sell machines on a regular basis. Their pins are for sale but you will not see any low prices. Their business plan now is low key and on a part time basis.

    #6 6 years ago

    Cool. Where are they in S. Edmonton? I'd love to check them out!

    #7 6 years ago

    Don died years ago. His wife is runnin the show and trying to sell extremely routed games like HS2 for 5000. She's trying to secure retirement I think. Tried to buy a coil from her and she wanted 25 dolla! She is in no rush to get rid of anything, don't waste your time IMO.

    #8 6 years ago

    Yeah I'll be calling crystal glass when I go to pull the trigger on this... I have a feeling their price won't be terribly pleasant for a small quantity. Anyone else need tempered playfield glass haha.

    There's a handful of us in Edmonton trying to build a "club". We're about 4 strong right now haha. Nothing serious, just meeting up to play every few weeks.

    #9 6 years ago

    If there is a sale to Edmonton for a pin. I could ship glass along. Price is going up to $30 - $40 a sheet, tempered glass no logo. I have a small amount of old stock left. See kijiji ad for Halifax.

    #10 6 years ago

    I get glass at $35 a sheet, wide or standard, tempered, no logo, non-polished edges. I do not ship though! Also have used sheets if interested.

    #11 6 years ago

    Im in the market for 8 sheets?

    #12 6 years ago

    Get a bunch of you guys together and I'll place a big order, and one trip to pick it all up.

    Heck, I may just make the drive to Edmonton if someone's buying the beers and has some pins to play

    #13 6 years ago

    I have lots of beer. Only 8 pins, but I keep them in nice shape...

    #14 6 years ago

    I'm in for 2 sheets if we can get enough for an order. Purpledrilmonkey, you can make the club 5 strong now also. : )

    #15 6 years ago

    One of you Alberta folk should organize the order, then let me know how many sheets and size (wide or standard). Order takes about two weeks. $35 a sheet (I will see if we can reduce it with a bulk order/how much that takes). I am ordering 10 for myself/other locals here.

    #16 6 years ago
    Quoted from smokedog:

    One of you Alberta folk should organize the order, then let me know how many sheets and size (wide or standard). Order takes about two weeks. $35 a sheet (I will see if we can reduce it with a bulk order/how much that takes). I am ordering 10 for myself/other locals here.

    Can you order any pdi or invisiglass from your supplier, or just tempered?

    #17 6 years ago

    Just tempered as far as I know. I will check into that though.

    #18 6 years ago

    Thanks. I'd love to try some non-glare glass out.

    #19 6 years ago

    That reminds me smoke, I will want to grab some sheets from you when I'm there, probably 3 sheets.

    #20 6 years ago

    Doubt I'll have any new, have not placed the order yet. I have a bunch of used though.

    #21 6 years ago

    I get mine from Broco glass, just tell them what size and tempered, I prefer no logo as well. You're local glass shop should be able to do the same. Around 30-40bucks..

    #22 6 years ago

    Thanks for all the pointers guys.

    Hey since this kinda went a second direction I didn't anticipate, anyone in the Edmonton area who wants to get in on some casual playing/tinkering/bs'ing and perhaps the odd beverage, shoot me a message with your email and ill make sure you're included on anything our tiny but growing group is up to. It's time we had a stronger pinball community here! And by stronger I don't mean playing well - I know I don't haha

    Started off with me and one guy meeting at pinburgh by chance, now we're up to 5 guys and something like 20-30 machines between all of us. Most machines even work haha

    #23 6 years ago

    Hahaha if playing well was required for enjoying pinball , I would have been out long ago.

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