Quoted from ItsBwalt:
Wow thanks for all the replies. I already learned a lot just from reading and googling what boards do what and how to repin. Spent a couple hours on youtube. I definitely am interested in learning to fix pins now.
I have some bad news though. I offered the seller $100 less than asking price and he said he's already way to low because it should be 1200, then told me he doesn't have time for people to just come look at it and not buy lol. Red flags. I think I offended him haha. Back on the hunt.
1200 for a non-working Globetrotters?! People are insane. You're making a good choice by walking away. To add to what others have said, there are a lot of replacement components for this era machine, and they are generally easy to work on. I learned a lot in the few that I've owned. The gameplay of this era is also very enjoyable so very much rewarding to bring a machine back to life. Bringing home a classic SS Bally is a good choice to start off with.