I don't often ask for help but I can use some bingo help from the experts! There are two bingos for sale in Phoenix:
Game/Type: Big Time / Bingo 1 Player
Features: Trap holes (25), Rollover buttons (2). One Card, 2 Super Cards, 5 Magic Lines. (From IPDB)
Month/Year: November 1954
Condition: Appears to in good condition.
Game/Type: Dixieland / Bingo 1 Player
Features: Trap holes (25). Six Cards, 11 coin max, Double-Double Feature, Magic-numbers, Diagonals (From IPDB)
Month/Year: August 1978
Condition: Appears to be in good condition.
Cost: Make offer
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Link/Contact: phoenix.craigslist.org link
I would like to add one to my collection if only because I want to see how these things tick. I don't want to spend a lot for a bingo. It means I can't buy a pinball.
My questions for you:
What are the values of these?
I have seen a video of Big Time. I'm not so keen on adding coins until you get the features you want lit. What do you think? Is this a pain or a plus? I know that these can be modified for single coin operation, but I wouldn't want to make that mod.
The only bingos I have played were in Las Vegas in the '80s. They had 'magic screens.' I really like this feature. Would I be better to wait for a bingo with a magic screen or would the Big Time or Dixieland satisfy my bingo itch?
If anybody else would like these, by all means, go get them. I'm only interested because they appear to be in good condition.