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Sacrificing Pin X to get Pin Y --- What was your favorite switch?


By altan

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    Sometimes, in order to get a new pin, you must sacrifice and old one. Sad but true. There are many reasons for this, such as available cash, no more space, etc.

    I'm wondering what people consider their best "I sacrificed X to get Y" switch?

    I'm likely to sacrifice a STTNG to get a TZ. I think I'll be happy, but only time will tell. While not 100% pin related, I did sacrifice a DE Star Wars to get an Atari Star Wars (vector vid). I am 100% happy with that.

    Which sacrifice are you most happy with?

    ... Altan

    #2 6 years ago

    Monopoly for an ACDC.

    Talk about trading up!

    #3 6 years ago

    I sacrificed tftc to help fund a lotr...good decision. Recently sacrificed my tz to help fund a deck. Was sad but I'm close to finishing my deck!

    #4 6 years ago
    Quoted from Rick432:

    Monopoly for an ACDC.
    Talk about trading up!

    Go blue!

    #5 6 years ago

    10 years ago I traded my Hurricane for a BSD. Still my #1 trade after all these years.

    #6 6 years ago

    I traded my BK2K for a BSD..... I wasn't sure about the trade at first but now know I made out. I've seen the light with Dracula!

    #7 6 years ago

    1) Stargate for JM

    2) JD + Cash for STTNG (Even though I liked JD and wouldn't mind getting another some day)

    3) LOTR for WCS & HS2 + Cash.

    #8 6 years ago

    1. Sopranos to buy AC/DC Premium
    2. JM to buy CV
    3. TSPP to buy AFM

    #9 6 years ago

    No Fear + patent award $ = Iron Man. OP knows what I'm talking about.

    #10 6 years ago

    Also sold my WH2O to buy a nice Fathom. No regrets at all...

    #11 6 years ago

    Just sold my Black Knight and getting a Taxi.

    #12 6 years ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    Just sold my Black Knight and getting a Taxi.

    Now that is very practical. Taxi is way more fun.

    #13 6 years ago

    STTNG for TFTC and SG.
    I also traded TSPP and RFM for XMLE.

    I liked both trades and was ready to shake it up anyways. All mentioned are fun games I am just glad to be in a position to own some of them.

    #14 6 years ago

    Let go of Pinball 2000 STAR WARS Episode I + cash for X-Men Wolverine#17 L.E. I over paid or under traded. But I really like the game play on X-Men.

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    #15 6 years ago

    CFTBL for STTNG, which then turned into SS. Didn't plan on the SS trade but it kinda fell into my lap and as a straight trade. I miss my other two machines and am actively searching out a CFTBL now.

    #16 6 years ago

    Favorite trade: My Airborne for Pistol Poker. Loved Airborne, but at the time, I had been looking for a PP for years, and the deal netted me an example that looks HUO. PP is a great game and it gets a ton of plays here.

    Best non-trade sacrifice: Sold my beloved BSD to help fund my Io Moon from overseas. BSD was my first machine. I had it for almost 8 years and it was beautiful. It was hard to see it go, but it helped me buy an incredibly rare game that was even nicer.

    #17 6 years ago
    Quoted from jkdblaze:

    10 years ago I traded my Hurricane for a BSD. Still my #1 trade after all these years.

    Similar for me - 15 years ago I gave my local distributor my Hurricane + cash for a NIB MB. My one and only 'trade' ...

    #18 6 years ago

    Star Wars EP1 and Revenge from Mars for a NIB AC/DC Premium.

    #19 6 years ago

    DE SW plus cash for LOTR. I never looked back.

    #20 6 years ago

    1. ToM for: HS2, FH, Quick Draw
    2. HS2 + $1500 for TSPP

    #21 6 years ago

    MOUSIN AROUND for a super clean ROYAL RUMBLE! The MA was an opportunistic score from a garage sale & in spite of being in great condition, it was never on my wish list - WWF was!

    #22 6 years ago

    Sold POTC and BSD to get a really nice SS.

    #23 6 years ago
    Quoted from RandyV:

    Similar for me - 15 years ago I gave my local distributor my Hurricane + cash for a NIB MB. My one and only 'trade' ...

    Now that's a good trade. I would love to open up a NIB B/W game someday. Though not many left I'm afraid. Still have the MB?

    #24 6 years ago

    BF + Cash for SM. Probably my favorite switch.
    Getaway for Shadow.
    TAF + Goldwings for XMLE.
    IJ + KISS + Cash for LTBR.

    #25 6 years ago

    An F-lister for an A-lister!

    #26 6 years ago

    A couple years ago, a friend was looking to get some older classic Williams games. I was looking to get a SM...We worked a trade, I traded him my fully restored Firepower, Jungle Lord, Blackout, and Scorpion for his early 2007 run SM. He got his classics and I got my Spidey, and we can both still play them just at each others houses!!
    Just recently, (last year at PAPA) I played a Fathom, and thought I might try to find 1. October rolls around, (or maybe Nov.) I see a WTT post I messaged him, he has a Fathom (torn down for restore so it is in pieces) with a CPR PF (not installed) extra sets of plastics etc. and he wants a WW for his daughter for Christmas, it is her favorite game. We work a trade and he came and got my WW and brought me his Fathom. He posted a video of his daughter "finding it under the tree" from Santa on here back in Dec. Those are the 2 memorable trades for me!!

    Phoebe

    #28 6 years ago

    Wish there was a multi-quote...

    >>> Monopoly for an ACDC.
    Wow!

    >>> An F-lister for an A-lister!
    Great but too vague

    >>> DE SW plus cash for LOTR
    Agreed! I had a DE SW and solid it for nothing 2 years ago (relative to the $$$ it gets today). But it's a stinker, IMHO.

    >>> Also sold my WH2O to buy a nice Fathom. No regrets at all...
    I don't agree with that one (I like WH20), but that what allows us to have buyers and sellers!

    ... Altan

    #29 6 years ago

    Traded my Who Dunnit for a TFTC. TFTC is in a little worse shape but I feel like I got the better end of the trade,I hated Who Dunnit

    #30 6 years ago

    LOTR for an X-Men Magneto. I don't regret it one bit. Still in the honeymoon phase, but it's exactly the change of pace I was looking for after owning LOTR. I think a game that takes 45+ minutes just isn't my kind of game.

    #31 6 years ago

    I traded both an IM and an Avatar LE straight up for a Tron LE. Never looked back.

    #32 6 years ago

    In a round about way:

    Stargate for Starship Troopers.
    Funhouse for Batman Forever
    And DE Simpsons (+cash) for EATPM.

    I'm replacing titles I was 'meh' on for pins more in my style.

    #34 6 years ago

    Sold Jurassic Park and a bunch of vids to fund a Big Bang Bar when it was announced.

    #35 6 years ago

    Just this month at Atlanta Pin Swap -

    NBA Fast Break +$400 =

    South Park!

    #36 6 years ago

    Got rid of MM and scored a nice BK2K, with cash leftover!

    #37 6 years ago

    Also -

    Creature + $800 =

    Scared Stiff =

    Twilight Zone.

    Kinda like Barter Kings!

    #38 6 years ago

    I traded a TSPP for a TOM

    then the TOM + cash for a MB

    I was happy with both trades

    #39 6 years ago

    Strikes and Spares to get Atlantis.

    #40 6 years ago

    -Sold my TOTAN to buy a Congo
    -Sold my TMNT to buy a JP
    -Traded my JP for a JM + Cash
    -Sold my JM to buy a Godzilla
    -Sold my TFTC to fund a CFTBL

    #41 6 years ago

    Sold SMBMW to get SOF. Both were bought and sold for the same price. SOF is one of my top 15 games and love it. SMBMW was more for the kid but she outgrew it. She's 8 now and enjoys AC/DC more.

    #44 6 years ago

    HUO TSPP for HUO IM

    I really enjoy Iron Man

    #45 6 years ago

    I'm waiting for someone to come in with something like this:

    Traded a paperclip for a bouncy ball
    Traded the bouncy ball for some blank cassette tapes
    ... (100 lines later) ...
    Traded the color laser printer for a Road Kings
    ...

    #46 6 years ago

    This was my favorite so far.

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    #47 6 years ago

    Got REAL lucky with these two...
    SBM & CP for a really nice TOM (had $1,400 into SBM & CP)
    WH2O for HUO SS (bought WH2O for $1,500 3 years ago)

    Don't miss any of the 3, but love TOM & SS.

    Also sold IJ to make room for TOTAN but decided to fund ECLEWOZ (extra $300)

    #48 6 years ago

    XMEN LE for ACDC Premium
    TZ for Metallica LE
    Whitewater for Iron Man

    #49 6 years ago

    Sold ToM which set me up to get MM. This all about 10 years ago.

    Mike O.

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