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Price Nostalgia Thread: Share your Old Pinball Invoices/Receipts Here!

By HEAD_boss_HOG

2 years ago



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“Did you ever buy a pinball game decades ago?”

  • Yes, before 2010 4 votes
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  • Yes, before 2000 2 votes
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  • Yes, before 1990 0 votes
  • Yes, before 1980 0 votes

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#1 2 years ago

I found an old bally corvette sales receipt from 2001. The price was $1,100.00, and the game was delivered to the client's home. Wow, do I wish I had a time machine! I hear alot on Pinside about members who bought dozens of games over the decades, often for small fractions of what the games go for currently, and I figured it would be cool to see if anyone else has any old sales slips, receipts, or invoices from years ago. It's so painful, but so nostalgic, and I envy those here who were buying games twenty years ago. What I wouldn't give to go back in time, just like Uncle Rico wishes so sincerely he could go back to '82 (they woulda won State, no doubt. No doubt in his mind)!

Its amazing what has happened to pinball game pricing in our hobby. I hope you have some good stuff, which will ultimately break all our hearts with price nostalgia. Please share and comment.

In my opinion, our games really SHOULD appreciate and gain pretty good value over the years, because all the old manufacturers are GONE, and their titles will NEVER be made again. This obviously creates scarcity, as more games die off, or are lost to time to rot away in some guy's storage unit, dirty barn, or moldy shed.

Cheers everyone, and thanks for sharing your memories and receipts!

Hog

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#2 2 years ago

Not a sales receipt, but a book from around 2005 I think. That was around $2-£1 back then.

An IJ(W) will now set you back £7K if you can find one.

Good old days long gone!

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#3 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Not a sales receipt, but a book from around 2005 I think. That was around $2-£1 back then.
An IJ(W) will now set you back £7K if you can find one.
Good old days long gone!
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That's impressive! so cheap!

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