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What game did you swear you would never sell......and then you did!


By skyrex

7 months ago



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    #51 7 months ago

    Ghostbusters Premium I said I would never sell, but was frustrated they never came out with a new code when Stern said a new one was on the way for over a year. Had a flipper issue that I was told I needed a new $300 node board after me warranty expired, so that was equally frustrating as well. But still really enjoyed playing the game.

    #52 7 months ago

    There's only two I said I'd never sell, and I haven't yet, and looks like I never will..
    My very 1st machine was/is a 1956 United puck bowler. Last month a wealthy person
    offered me $5,000.00 because it matched his 1956 United ball bowler. I said No.
    Call me crazy, but I can't/won't do it. Or at least 5k didn't do the trick..

    #53 7 months ago

    AFM.

    Especially since I bought it over ten years ago and will never get one near that price again.

    #54 7 months ago

    Grand Prix, I miss it though...

    #55 7 months ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    There's only two I said I'd never sell, and I haven't yet, and looks like I never will..
    My very 1st machine was/is a 1956 United puck bowler. Last month a wealthy person
    offered me $5,000.00 because it matched his 1956 United ball bowler. I said No.
    Call me crazy, but I can't/won't do it. Or at least 5k didn't do the trick..

    Have him add an appendage or two!

    #56 7 months ago

    Iron Maiden, great game, just time to go

    #57 7 months ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    There's only two I said I'd never sell, and I haven't yet, and looks like I never will..
    My very 1st machine was/is a 1956 United puck bowler. Last month a wealthy person
    offered me $5,000.00 because it matched his 1956 United ball bowler. I said No.
    Call me crazy, but I can't/won't do it. Or at least 5k didn't do the trick..

    Years ago, 1982, I was at the Corvette swap meet and Bloomington judging at Bloomington Indiana. I found myself talking to a guy who had restored a '57 Vette and he won a Bloomington Gold Certificate. He told me me he turned down a $25,000.00 offer. $25K was big bucks at the time.

    I told one of my uncle's about this. His response was, "that's where two fools met". And time showed him to be wrong on both counts. Today, the real nice '57 Vette's are in six figure territory. The guy who offered the $25K was right. The guy who would not sell for $25K was right and reaped the rewards for not selling.

    If you are paying your bills and keeping your kids fed, I would never call you crazy for not selling.

    #58 7 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    What games are they??

    Harlem Globetrotters and Space Shuttle. Not because they are restored, not because they are great games, not because I could always buy another one. Those specific two are the ones I want. In both cases, it’s because of how I got them and because of how they play. I would never sell them.

    #59 7 months ago

    STTNG. Enjoyed it for 4 years. Never expected to sell it, but then a flashy new Star Wars was announced and I sold to help pay for a premium.

    #60 7 months ago

    Black hole.. Picked it up in pretty good shape for really cheap and sold it after putting some time on and in it... After playing it a few weeks it was too simple for my tastes and to be honest the sound loop got annoying. Also couldn’t stand the inability to change the rollovers, not to mention it was big and just took up too much room.

    #61 7 months ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    Harlem Globetrotters and Space Shuttle. Not because they are restored, not because they are great games, not because I could always buy another one. Those specific two are the ones I want. In both cases, it’s because of how I got them and because of how they play. I would never sell them.

    You are tantalizing me with these little snippets. Come on! Tell us the story!

    #62 7 months ago

    For me it’s Cirqus Voltaire. I spent a number of years looking for one and found one that needed some TLC but was otherwise a nice find. After spending over a year rebuilding it, I placed it in the lineup with the rest of the collection. I loved it, but the rest of the family never played CV. We’d play WCS94 5 times to every 1 time with CV. So, one day I just get the itch to sell and CV is gone. She found a happy home and I’ve moved on to finding a nice WH2O.

    #63 7 months ago

    Tron, Lord of the Rings, the second STTNG (sold it for stupid money), Farfalla, Joker Poker

    #64 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bowlingpin:

    Black hole.. Picked it up in pretty good shape for really cheap and sold it after putting some time on and in it... After playing it a few weeks it was too simple for my tastes and to be honest the sound loop got annoying. Also couldn’t stand the inability to change the rollovers, not to mention it was big and just took up too much room.

    I have the exact one that I played maybe 20 years ago. Turned out to be my first pin 3 years ago, which kick-started this hobby. Was able to pick it up at a dirt cheap price from a coworker, but it had turned into a mouse hotel from being stored. Still haven't turned it on 3 years later. Hopefully a winter project. It likely won't join the normal line up since those are newer, but it will end up in my office. Always play one on location if I spot one.

    (Apologies for the slight thread derail.)

    #65 7 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    If you are paying your bills and keeping your kids fed, I would never call you crazy for not selling.

    Yes, you're right, all else comes first..
    It's actually a little crazier. After saying not for sale, ,I let him know in the barn I have the exact machine
    and it's in nicer condition..
    He said he'll give me $3,000.00 for it. Not sure, but he must of wanted one on the spot. Even 3k is more
    than double what most would pay, so I didn't bother doing any negotiating and told him I'll go through it
    in early Spring along with a Cowpoke which he liked after playing the one set up in the game room..
    57 vettes were always my favorite. Someone here in my village has a 1953 1/2 corvette. The first vette
    made in the middle of 1953. Only 300 were produced. He's had it in storage forever..

    #66 7 months ago

    Cyclone! I said I never would sell it, and then last September I did. About a month later the guy I sold it to listed it up for sale again, so I bought it back!

    I have a few other "never sell" games -- Pinbot (my first game), Genesis (First game I restored) and Rocky & Bullwinkle (The game that got me into pinball!)

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    #67 6 months ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    I have the exact one that I played maybe 20 years ago. Turned out to be my first pin 3 years ago, which kick-started this hobby. Was able to pick it up at a dirt cheap price from a coworker, but it had turned into a mouse hotel from being stored. Still haven't turned it on 3 years later. Hopefully a winter project. It likely won't join the normal line up since those are newer, but it will end up in my office. Always play one on location if I spot one.
    (Apologies for the slight thread derail.)

    Gotta say that’s pretty cool to have the same one played so long ago, nice!

    #68 6 months ago

    Sold STLE(bolted to floor) for AFMr LE ( bolted to floor) for BM66( thinking of selling). On a positive note, I have been married for 23 years (wife bolted to floor).

    #69 6 months ago

    Stern Trident. I know, I know there is nothing special about that game.
    I bought it and it was trash. I spent a million hours touching it up and clear coating it.
    I stenciled the cabinet.
    I did board work.
    It was dialed in and I LOVED playing it. I had it for about 10 years and it still looked fabulous.
    But after several thousand plays, I lost interest and played it less and less.
    I thought I would never get tired of it or sell it but I did.
    I have seen a few in Allentown but they all were a bit crappy so unless I find a nice one ( or my old one turns up) I will not buy another one.

    3 months later
    #70 3 months ago

    Gottlieb royal guard was the 1st pin I ever bought..kept it for 3 years, and sold it. I ended up missing the game, and left a message w the new owner several times saying that if he ever got bored w it, or wanted to sell, to let me know. Well today, I decided to get rid of my quick draw to him (+ a few $ from him) in exchange/trade for my royal guard! I’m pretty stoked to have her back..today’s a great day..

    #71 3 months ago

    F-14 TOMCAT

    Great machine that I bought at a good price.
    Offered $$ to sell. So I did and bought my Corvette pin.

    F-14 TOMCAT will return someday.

    #72 3 months ago

    Metallica... TWICE. Just sold my second one. Had to make room for a rare game I’ve been searching high and low for. Already miss it.

    Luckily it’s relatively easy to replace... first was a pro, this was a premium. Guess the third I inevitably pick up in the future will have to be an LE

    #73 3 months ago

    I have been thinking that my Metallica Monsters will be the first game I sell, if I had to sell. And not selling anything else to just get something different.

    I did sell 3 games in the last year to get something different, and I am 100% happy with all the games I have now.

    The 3 games I sold were GB pro, Iron Maiden pro, and AC/DC VE prem.

    The 3 games I added were JJPOTCSE, OKT, and HOU.

    #74 3 months ago

    AC/DC Premium....I wanted one from the first run. Took me years to get to the point I was able to get one NIB. Got divorced 5 months later. I needed the cash. Managed to keep one at least.

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