Curious.I've had 3 of mine for 20 years and 1 for 16.Sometimes it's hard to let go .
I've had Wizard ($500), Capt. Fantastic($300), Flash($100) and Twin win($50) for right at 30 years. Those prices will never be seen again. To be fair, Twin Win was sold then given back to me.
DAd bought me a 1949 Gottlieb Buccaneer in 1957. I was 5. Still have it. it started all this craziness. mike pacak
I think that many of us buy and sell pins so that we can play them in a quiet atmosphere in good condition at home. After a while we decide which pins suit our tastes, those we keep. There are many factors to choose from such as dmd/ramp pins that require breaks in game flow, pins that don't have ramps but with Altek lamp boards accept leds, older pins with very unique real backglasses not all being based on some commercial theme, exciting audio all the way to bells and/or chime bars. Lots to choose from, that's what makes this hobby so interesting. John
I will bring up the other extreme. I have Pinball ADHD and the longest I have kept a machine is 4 months.
Twin Win has been in our family since the early 80s. It was in my uncle's basement, then in the early 90s was taken to my family's garage where it stayed until about last month when it moved to one of my gamerooms. I never would have purposely hunted it down as EMs are a bit slow for my taste, but it has family history, is more fun than I originally gave it credit for, and I love the backglass.
My first pin was a Fireball my parents got me around 1979 as a gift. I had it for over 20 years. I've had my Pinbot for 6 years.
Bought Flash almost 25 years ago. Still have it, won't ever sell it. Most all my games I have owned for 15 plus years. I get attached...
BK, 23 years. Looking forward to getting it to my new house with an actual pinball workshop so I can get it going again.
Dad bought me a World Fair for Christmas in 1966. I still got it. 46 years and counting. Never has broken yet. Unbelievable.
I had white water for like 8 months. Once i beat the pin 3 or 4 time i move it. I move them monthly it seems.
I've never sold a pin that I own! They are too hard to come by. Once you find them it's hard to get rid of em. Maybe if I run out of room I would sell one but I would rather just add on another room for them.
Road kings. Bought it 16 years ago .
I still have that exact game I bought and it will never leave. Even upgraded the backbox speakers to a dual 4 inch set wired in series. Sounds amazing.
After that I bought Whirlwind and still have it too and the avalanche started.
Long live pinball!
My only regret is not buying machines sooner!
But to put it in context. 1966 Ford mustang convertible candy apple red bought in 1987 for $2700 at 15 years old with every penny ever earned plus a grand from dear old dad and several years of restoration.. I will never under any circumstance sell my baby. It will be passed on from generation to generation. Was driving down the street recently when a small child yelled out "daddy, I want to ride in that"
P.S. Several fond memories having taken place in the back seat, and on the hood, and on the trunk for that matter. One bad memory of metal buttons from a pair of jeans scratching the paint....on second thought that was a pretty good memory.
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