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#13251 14 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

I have one. I replaced with a colorDMD xl (in case you did not know that was and option). Lmk if interested and what a fair price is on these currently.

Thanks Hilton, I have a couple MN guys reach out, so I’ll see if I can snag one without shipping first.

I am probably gonna sell the game so colordmd didn’t seem worth the price

#13252 14 days ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Pinside wont let me add a picture to this thread.

I was just giving you a hard time Congrats on the purchase!

#13253 14 days ago

I’ve got a paragon with a “Jim’s game supplies” sticker on it. Jim stolp and sons. Anybody familiar with this? Googled it and it seems to be closed. Going to leave it on there, kinda neat.

#13254 14 days ago

Thanks! That just might do the trick!

#13255 14 days ago
Quoted from PBaller22:

Does anyone in the Twin Cities area happen to have a pinball cover they're looking to sell? Looking for one for an 80's Bally standard machine. I'm trying to get it before Thanksgiving and my shipping date just got changed to the middle of December. Thanks!

Quoted from zrbrt:

Will this do the trick?
minneapolis.craigslist.org link

I wish you luck! I’ve been dealing with this joker up in Ramsey for the last two weeks. He keeps changing dates on when we can get together and then when the day comes, he goes MIA. He’s done this twice, I’m out... If you want a cover before the year is over, I’d avoid this Craigslist deadbeat...

#13256 12 days ago

Hey Dudes

Does anyone have a piece of Cab side art they don't need or is extra from a project? It can be some of those 2nds I have seen on ebay. I only need 1 side. Let me know what you may have hiding in your hoard of parts.

chris

#13257 12 days ago
Quoted from ChrisS:

Hey Dudes
Does anyone have a piece of Cab side art they don't need or is extra from a project? It can be some of those 2nds I have seen on ebay. I only need 1 side. Let me know what you may have hiding in your hoard of parts.
chris

I have a waterworld side I didn’t use

#13258 12 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

From Halloween to Christmas I get more people in my business looking to buy pins than any other time of the year. For a present for family member or for the family/visitors over the holidays.
LTG : )

im in the market for a machine, where is your shop

#13259 12 days ago
Quoted from Moruga:

im in the market for a machine, where is your shop

I'm not sure if Lloyd will sell, as he operates a location with games for people to play.

But Al at The Pinball Warehouse sells games

Pinball Warehouse
8290 MAIN STREET NE, SUITE 3
FRIDLEY, MN 55432

Also a lot of collectors here have games for sale usually.

#13260 12 days ago
Quoted from Moruga:

im in the market for a machine, where is your shop

Hopkins. http://ssbilliards.com/ I don't normally have game for sale here. The for sale items on my website don't belong to me.

You can stop in and talk pinball. And I'll give you the contact info for games on my website.

As northvibe pointed out, other than collectors, is Al at Action Pinball Warehouse. Al or Aaron there are good people.

LTG : )

#13262 11 days ago

I know the listed selection had seemed to dwindle over the past year+ or so, but now there's not even en EM section at all. Anyone know if Al has just stopped bothering with EMs entirely?

#13263 11 days ago

I haven't been there in awhile, but they usually have several project EMs out. They don't list the projects in inventory.

#13264 11 days ago

Starting to clear out the house. Does anyone need a standard sheet of glass? It's used but in good shape. Free, just come pick it up. I also have a set of used Theatre of Magic ramps $20.

#13265 11 days ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

I know the listed selection had seemed to dwindle over the past year+ or so, but now there's not even en EM section at all. Anyone know if Al has just stopped bothering with EMs entirely?

yeah I see that now that the EM's are no longer listed , they were the only dealer that had a separate list for the EM's from the rest of the machines on their website.
I could be wrong

#13266 11 days ago
Quoted from BlueIrocGuy:I wish you luck! I’ve been dealing with this joker up in Ramsey for the last two weeks. He keeps changing dates on when we can get together and then when the day comes, he goes MIA. He’s done this twice, I’m out... If you want a cover before the year is over, I’d avoid this Craigslist deadbeat...

The shipping came through on one, but thanks for the heads up!

#13267 10 days ago
Quoted from Goalie:

Starting to clear out the house. Does anyone need a standard sheet of glass? It's used but in good shape. Free, just come pick it up. I also have a set of used Theatre of Magic ramps $20.

Dude, I'll take it. I just will happen to be at the Victoria hockey rink Friday morning. If we can connect that would be sweet...

#13268 10 days ago

I'm selling a custom Indy 500/Logitech/PS3 racing system with games for $400 for anyone that's looking for a racer.

https://www.wisconsinpinball.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2099

#13269 10 days ago

Anyone have a Namco Bowl O Rama they want to sell - PM me.
thx

#13270 9 days ago
Quoted from janus:

Dude, I'll take it. I just will happen to be at the Victoria hockey rink Friday morning. If we can connect that would be sweet...

Sorry these are spoken for already. I'll post more parts as I find them.

#13271 9 days ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Anyone have a Namco Bowl O Rama they want to sell - PM me.
thx

We used to have one, but it was shithoused a few years back. They have crazy protection that makes it difficult to repair once the original parts start going bad, and namco wanted $700 just to look at it.

#13272 9 days ago

Just listed a sh!tty RFM.. Open to trades, open to offers.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-revenge-from-mars-73

#13273 9 days ago
Quoted from ChrisPINk25:

I haven't been there in awhile, but they usually have several project EMs out. They don't list the projects in inventory.

See the next response.

Quoted from Dragon:

yeah I see that now that the EM's are no longer listed , they were the only dealer that had a separate list for the EM's from the rest of the machines on their website.
I could be wrong

I wasn't that clear, but this is what I meant. Previously, there was a separate page on the site that listed EMs. It would list the handful of EMs that you could play in the showroom, as well as others that weren't out on the floor. (The one pin I bought there was an EM that Al had to take up upstairs to see, after sufficiently convincing him that I wasn't just tire kicking.) The list got considerably shorter over the past year and a half I'd say - now it's just gone. Just wondering if they're even bothering with them anymore. Can't imagine the profit margins on EMs are that great for him.

#13274 7 days ago

Al seemed pretty out of touch with the game when I went and visited this last summer. Wasn't much of help for anything he had for sale there.

#13275 7 days ago
Quoted from vwallat99:

Al seemed pretty out of touch with the game when I went and visited this last summer. Wasn't much of help for anything he had for sale there.

welcome to old age , Arron is the one doing it all contact him if you need to , I hope they are doing ok , i visited last summer to and arron was working on a star trek next gen ,AL saw me playing the munsters pro and asked if i was going to buy something , I love AL

#13276 7 days ago

I agree. I think both Al and Aaron are awesome.

#13277 7 days ago

At least I have one working game in the basement..... damn no pics :/ 5-6’ drifts only in my yard it feels like :-p

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#13278 7 days ago

I first did business with Big Al in 1985. I traded a Xenon and 200.00 For a Centaur. Al and his wife delivered it to my work at Viking Village in St. Paul. I was 15 at the time.
Al is one of the main reasons pinball is as popular as it is in the Midwest area now. Alot of collectors here in the midwest got started via AL. He would always come in to the operators in the Twin Cities and buy their old non working/dirty games. This process repeated itself probably hundreds of times in the 80's to the 2010's. This gave operators confidence to buy more pinball machines as they knew when the games were rotated on the route they could count on Al to give them a fair price for them. If Al was not around to buy all of those games operators would not have purchased as much as they did back in the day. The company I worked for an operator in the 90's which bought like 35+ Addams Familys and after a few years Al would buy them. The operator would then invest in newer games (T Zone, TOM etc) and the cycle would continue. Locations always wanted something fresh. Even good titles would get stale after a while. Locations were always demanding wanting the newest game regardless if it was good or not.
If you see Al or visit him its good to say thanks for what he has done for pinball in Minnesota and beyond.

Quoted from skink91:

I agree. I think both Al and Aaron are awesome.

#13279 7 days ago
Quoted from pinballplusMN:

I first did business with Big Al in 1985. I traded a Xenon and 200.00 For a Centaur. Al and his wife delivered it to my work at Viking Village in St. Paul. I was 15 at the time.
Al is one of the main reasons pinball is as popular as it is in the Midwest area now. Alot of collectors here in the midwest got started via AL. He would always come in to the operators in the Twin Cities and buy their old non working/dirty games. This process repeated itself probably hundreds of times in the 80's to the 2010's. This gave operators confidence to buy more pinball machines as they knew when the games were rotated on the route they could count on Al to give them a fair price for them. If Al was not around to buy all of those games operators would not have purchased as much as they did back in the day. The company I worked for an operator in the 90's which bought like 35+ Addams Familys and after a few years Al would buy them. The operator would then invest in newer games (T Zone, TOM etc) and the cycle would continue. Locations always wanted something fresh. Even good titles would get stale after a while. Locations were always demanding wanting the newest game regardless if it was good or not.
If you see Al or visit him its good to say thanks for what he has done for pinball in Minnesota and beyond.

I have seen people dump on Al online based on his attitude. I think he's been around and seen enough to no longer really care about a first impression -- it might not be the most customer-centric approach, but I don't take offense to his no BS attitude. It's really cool to get a glance at this part of the history, thanks for posting.

#13280 7 days ago
Quoted from zrbrt:

I have seen people dump on Al online based on his attitude.

As we get older, we tend to get grumpy. Get past that and Al is a great person to deal with.

LTG : )

#13281 7 days ago

AL used to have games on route too, a pretty decent sized route in Minneapolis from what I heard. If I had to deal with that Era of people in that part of Minneapolis, I too would get bitter pretty fast. But he's earned that right and let him do as he pleases.

#13282 7 days ago

Auction for a Game Plan Pin :

https://www.auctionmn.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?auctionmn2/1

LTG : )
Disclaimer : No affiliation, just saw it.

#13283 6 days ago
Quoted from zrbrt:

I have seen people dump on Al online based on his attitude. I think he's been around and seen enough to no longer really care about a first impression -- it might not be the most customer-centric approach, but I don't take offense to his no BS attitude. It's really cool to get a glance at this part of the history, thanks for posting.

I remember seeing Firepower II listed on his website, and I wanted to buy it. So I went on over there, and asked him about it. He just ranted for some minute about excuses or something to not sell it.

So why even list it on the website then?

Let Aaron take over the business. He's nice. Even gave me a tour of the back area where there's tons of pins.

#13284 6 days ago
Quoted from zrbrt:

I have seen people dump on Al online based on his attitude.

I wanna hear Al call up PBR and talk to Steve after forgetting his customer number.

#13285 6 days ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

I wanna hear Al call up PBR and talk to Steve after forgetting his customer number.

Had to deal with PBR a year or so ago, the operator I work for has always shied away from Gottlieb, but we got a Rescue 911 in, and I needed a manual. Since they're the only place to get them, I decided to give a call. I had to argue with who I think was Steve about some customer number from 30 years ago for quite some time. God damn, what an archaic way of doing business, makes the real Bob Roberts page look high tech! Anyway, we did end up getting the manual eventually.

#13286 5 days ago
Quoted from s1500:

the back area where there's tons of pins.

Not any more. There's less and less there every day.

#13287 5 days ago

Tilt just posted on Facebook and Instagram that they're switching from tokens to quarters on January 1.

Hope it's not due to folks like me; I have a bunch of their tokens on my dresser at home from when I had to cut my last visit there short. Guess that I had better get back there this month to use them up.

#13288 5 days ago
Quoted from mnrocketry:

Tilt just posted on Facebook and Instagram that they're switching from tokens to quarters on January 1.
Hope it's not due to folks like me; I have a bunch of their tokens on my dresser at home from when I had to cut my last visit there short. Guess that I had better get back there this month to use them up.

Switching to quarters is a good idea. Having to switch from one currency to another is just another hoop to jump through. More often than not, the token machine in question will always be out of order.

#13289 5 days ago
Quoted from mnrocketry:

Tilt just posted on Facebook and Instagram that they're switching from tokens to quarters on January 1.
Hope it's not due to folks like me; I have a bunch of their tokens on my dresser at home from when I had to cut my last visit there short. Guess that I had better get back there this month to use them up.

I think this is a good idea, but I'll miss the free bonus tokens for buying in bulk.

#13290 5 days ago

Wonder if they will somehow honor the tokens? Obviously can't do a one for one because of the bonus tokens.
Guess we're going to mpls around Christmas.

#13291 5 days ago
Quoted from pinwhoo:

Wonder if they will somehow honor the tokens? Obviously can't do a one for one because of the bonus tokens.
Guess we're going to mpls around Christmas.

Nope, they're swapping the token mechs and that's that. No exchanges or anything according to their Facebook post. I'll have to find all my token stashes...

#13292 5 days ago

I have a few bucks worth. Oh well

#13293 5 days ago

Didn't they used to be quarter machines when they opened? So, how long before they go back to tokens?

#13294 5 days ago

Looking for a jersey jack pirates of the Caribbean if anyone knows of one for sale locally! Preferably the LE or CE.

Cheers
Nic

#13295 5 days ago

Reminder, Pinball league at 7:00 pm at hudson tap on tuesdays. Need more players to keep league alive. Free to join. BOGO first drink at the bar.

#13296 5 days ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

I have a few bucks worth. Oh well

I'll stop by and pick them up and my way to Mpls

#13297 5 days ago

Oh crap, I have tilt tokens too. I’ll have to swing down when I have early Xmas at the parents!

#13298 5 days ago

I would think as an op the token thing would be much more lucrative for Tilt. Just in the last 10 posts people have commented how they have tokens laying around. That's just free money for tilt because you didn't use them tearing up the machines.

Hell I might have some laying around here from a few years ago at this point when I was up for a visit.

chris

#13299 5 days ago
Quoted from ChrisS:

I would think as an op the token thing would be much more lucrative for Tilt. Just in the last 10 posts people have commented how they have tokens laying around. That's just free money for tilt because you didn't use them tearing up the machines.
Hell I might have some laying around here from a few years ago at this point when I was up for a visit.
chris

Just like gift cards.

#13300 5 days ago
Quoted from ChrisS:

I would think as an op the token thing would be much more lucrative for Tilt. Just in the last 10 posts people have commented how they have tokens laying around. That's just free money for tilt because you didn't use them tearing up the machines.
Hell I might have some laying around here from a few years ago at this point when I was up for a visit.
chris

Agreed. Seems like an unusual business move. The whole theory of striping currency of its cash value is to keep money in house. I would imagine people would spend less or willing to walk away with money, but maybe not.

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