great thanks to all who helped make the show happen - i brought 7 games for free play and wanted to sell 2 - i wanted to sell 8 ball and comet - comet sold and 8 ball came home. i brought tommy, a new 60 and 1, lil pro (it replaced Superman as i couldn't get Superman out my basement door. Taxi with the clear coated playfield, and an em night rider which hadn't been played in 20 plus years.
i couldn't find my file to get night rider to have more bounce, but it still held up and was fine - i also couldn't find a power ball for it as i gave them all away - i always put power balls in my em machines to speed them up. got one call that 8 ball had a rubber break and somebody from the staff fixed it - otherwise the games all did great.
Cudos to the staff as i showed up Thursday night with a trailer full of games and no time to unload - Gabe got people to get them out of the trailer so i could get out of there. the staff then set the games up (2 of them had the heads off) - one they even had to drill the lock out as i lost the key. they did a great job
a side note on the Comet - this is what i call the good of the hobby - Dr Dave sold it to somebody for $800, that person sold it to a different Dave for $800, Dave then sold it to me for $800, and i sold it to Gerry (if my memory is correct) for $800. That's a great thing how we all buy it - enjoy it - get sick of it, and then pass it on.
I went to the show on Friday to spend some time with a friend - expected to stay 1-2 hours as life is a little crazy right now - i stayed a good 6 hours - i loved the dutch game TBL, also really enjoyed Rob's Zombie game, and lastly loved GB enough to want one. Thanks to whoever brought the 2 GB. I also played Kiss for the first time and actually liked it.
i spent about $300 on raffles, bought a 1 cent antique gum dispenser thing that i just had to have after seeing it, and lastly got to have dinner at Friendly's with friends from out of state that i never see, but always talk on the phone with.
Great show - to those afraid to bring games - use me as an example - i can't fix anything and i still brought 7 games - and had no issues at all, also no fears as i even left all my keys in the games in case somebody needed to get in them - i did check to make sure there wasn't 3k inside one of the games - that's an inside thing for somebody who was buying a game off me and i left 3k in it. my pinball machines used to be where i stored my cash for pinballs.
thanks again to everybody - one thing to look at next year is having staff available to help people like me load to get out of there - after 3 days though i understood the staff just needed to relax as they worked there butts off.