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What do you guys do that you can afford pinball?

By Trooper11040

67 days ago

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    #94 67 days ago
    Quoted from Trooper11040:

    So I currently own only 2 pins...A TWD Prem and a NGG, 2 slot machines and a super chexx pro...I’m a state trooper in PA, and the sole provider in my household. My wife is a stay at home mom with 2 young boys. What do you guys do to make the money to buy these expensive toys we love? My wife is always ready to shoot me when I bring home any new toys lol

    Whoa, whoa, whoa!! If you are the sole provider...maybe your wife should ease up on your toys or consider getting a job herself. While I realize that raising kids takes time and energy...I am sure you help with that as well.
    There are billions of women in the world that raise kids and still make money. BILLIONS.

    As far as paying for pins, you sound like you are doing quite well. 2 top tier pins, a super chexx, and slot machines? Im not sure what the complaint is.

    If your goal is to truly get more pins, then there are truly only a few options:
    1) Get your wife to contribute to the household income
    2) Find a way to earn more, either through extra hours or a side job.
    3) Buy prohects and fix up pins yourself.
    4) Trade up and/or flip pins.

    #172 66 days ago
    Quoted from textaddict:

    23 years developing mid range servers. Previous 15 years technical design work mostly at startups. And as others have observed it's my only real indulgence. I don't golf, gamble or follow sports. I Don't ski, fish, or own sports cars/motorcycles. At 58 I got over being stylish decades ago. My husband makes me a healthy lunch to take to work every day which I enjoy. We live in the sticks where houses and land are much cheaper. It's a matter of priorities I think.

    At least you dont live too far from Austin. There are some GREAT pinball places there.

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