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The basement find of my lifetime


By Jaybird815

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

My father-in-law said he had a friend who had a non working pin that I could have if I’d take it out of their basement. I wasn’t expecting much, but I’d gladly take any pin for free. I called a buddy to help me carry it out. When we first walked down and saw it I nearly puked, this happens to other people not me.

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#2 11 months ago

It’s a nice find, but l hope you threw some cash his way. Just seems like the right thing to do.

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#3 11 months ago

I offered, he refused, a wealthy gentleman, if and when I do sell it I told him I’d donate money to the charity of his choice

#4 11 months ago

Wow! Lucky you for sure!

#5 11 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

I offered, he refused, a wealthy gentleman, if and when I do sell it I told him I’d donate money to the charity of his choice

That’s awesome. Well then, congrats are in order!

#6 11 months ago

Yeah it was a busted flipper mount and a burnt j120 connector, I think I have it at 100% already

#7 11 months ago

Nice! Congrats!!!! I hope you stopped on the way home to buy a lottery ticket.

#8 11 months ago

very very jealous!!! This is definitely a happy new year for you...

#9 11 months ago

Wow nice score.

#10 11 months ago

Yeah unbelievable, I’m still on cloud 9, playfield is really nice, hast been played in over 15 years from what he told me

#11 11 months ago

Wow - congrats! Still probably the only machine I regret getting rid of

#12 11 months ago

Sweet!! Nice score!

#13 11 months ago

Wow Happy New Year to you!!! May this set the tone for your 2020!

#14 11 months ago

Killer find, nice way to end the year on a high note.

#15 11 months ago

..... Buddy got a walking dead premium for $1500....from a grandma that didn’t know no better......No bull shit...

#16 11 months ago

Wow I bet you almost shit when you seen that, I know I would have. What kind of shape is the playfield in? Looks like it's pretty good from the pics.

#17 11 months ago

Too cool.

#18 11 months ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

..... Buddy got a walking dead premium for $1500....from a grandma that didn’t know no better......No bull shit...

Wow thats unreal. I would have had to tell her about what it was worth though or I wouldn't feel right about it.

#19 11 months ago

It’s really nice, very little wear by the neutral zone hole, these are the only pics I have handy, I will post more soon

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#20 11 months ago

Nice find for sure. Awesome story!

#21 11 months ago

it does happen from time to time, enjoy.

#22 11 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

It’s really nice, very little wear by the neutral zone hole, these are the only pics I have handy, I will post more soon[quoted image][quoted image]

That looks fantastic, congrats.

#23 11 months ago

Congrats!

#24 11 months ago

WOW, more pics please and what was wrong with it?

#25 11 months ago

What a great way to start the New Year

#26 11 months ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

It’s a nice find, but l hope you threw some cash his way. Just seems like the right thing to do.

False.

Doing somebody a favor by hauling a large, unwanted machine out of their basement.

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#27 11 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

False.
Doing somebody a favor by hauling a large, unwanted machine out of their basement.

This already heavy ass machine was even weighed down more with $200 in quarters in it, lmao

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#29 11 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

This already heavy ass machine was even weighed down more with $200 in quarters in it, lmao

I'd buy that guy a nice bottle of Scotch. With quarters.

#30 11 months ago

That's seriously awesome! STTNG is such a good game, it doesn't get any better than that!

#31 11 months ago

Does your father in-law have any more friends in need of a pinball machine removal service. I could help with that if he does.

#32 11 months ago

Broken right sling plastic. You overpaid.

#33 11 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

Yeah it was a busted flipper mount and a burnt j120 connector, I think I have it at 100% already

My first suggestion is to remove the subway and clean every opto with a Q-tip and alcohol. Dirty optos cause all kinds of weirdness in STTNG. Great score!

#34 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

My first suggestion is to remove the subway and clean every opto with a Q-tip and alcohol. Dirty optos cause all kinds of weirdness in STTNG. Great score!

Already done, there was a crack in it so I have new one coming from Little Shop of Games

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#35 11 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

This already heavy ass machine was even weighed down more with $200 in quarters in it, lmao

So not only did you get a free pin....but you made $200 bucks? Noice!!

#36 11 months ago

How many plays on it ?

#37 11 months ago
Quoted from pinballplusMN:

Broken right sling plastic. You overpaid.

And OMG the Neutral Zone wear!

#38 11 months ago
Quoted from Budman:

How many plays on it ?

$200 worth

#39 11 months ago

I hate how happy I am for you and love how much I hate you right now

#41 11 months ago

Hey Jay
Best pinball story of 2019. Congrats.
Wally

#42 11 months ago
Quoted from wallybgood:

Hey Jay
Best pinball story of 2019. Congrats.
Wally

Thanks Wally, GI lighting is working great , thanks again for the tutorial

#43 11 months ago

Looks like an amazing find. I can only imagine how giddy you are about it and thanks for sharing!

#44 11 months ago

Congratulations!

#45 11 months ago

Awesome congrats

#46 11 months ago

I need to find some rich friends....

Congrats! I've never gotten a machine for free. I'm waiting for the day

#47 11 months ago

They say pics or it didn’t happen so congratulations to you !

#48 11 months ago

Holy shit you weren’t kidding, that thing is nice. Still waiting for my invite (now that it’s been moved).

#49 11 months ago

Congrats, good for you. This is the type of thing everyone hopes one day happens to them through their network of friends... so far everyone just wants to buy the ones I want to keep for “under 500$” haha

#50 11 months ago
Quoted from Chisox:

Holy shit you weren’t kidding, that thing is nice. Still waiting for my invite (now that it’s been moved).

I’m here now, drinking beers and playin, cmon by

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