I am all for helping people, but this person clearly has no interest in the hobby. He joined the forum yesterday saying he has pins to sell even though he has not bought them yet, which to me is just bad business. He says over and over again that all he wants to do is sell them and flip them as fast as possible, he has no knowledge and wants us to hold his hand through the whole process purely so he can make money. I don't see why anyone should help him. You know who I would rather see buy these pins? Someone who has a genuine interest in them! Its fine if you want to buy a pin to sell it but to me I don't like the idea that you are making money simply be being "first". You know this means he is trying to take advantage of someone else who does not know what they are worth. Before I bought a pinball machine I did months of research on what would be required of me after getting one and what they were worth.
If the OP were going to buy them, FIX them, refurbish them and sell them for a profit I would say go for it, you have a lot of work ahead of you, but you will earn it. If the OP was going to buy them and play them and enjoy them for a while, I would say go for it. I have made a small profit off the one pin I sold, bit that was after enjoying it for a year and doing a ton of work on it.
If find it frankly a little insulting, I may be new to the hobby having only started owning and fixing pinballs in the last year, and I have done a ton of work to gain the knowledge I have. I LOVE helping new people that are PASSIONATE about pinball get into the hobby. I will give whatever advice I can all day long to someone looking to buy their first machine. But I will be damned if I am going to help somone make a quick and easy buck off of me.
Everyone complains that prices are so high, this is a huge reason why.