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What got you into pinball


By zr11990

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    So, you guys pay thousands of dollars for a box with a piece of plywood with some plastic and lights with a ball rolling around in it, why and how did you get into it and why did you buy your first one. I had a toy one as a kid and it broke so my parents bought me a Star Pool. I wore that thing out. I never changed a ball and when it broke there was a phone number inside of it that we called and the guy charged $150 to fix a flipper 35 years ago. When I was married I ran across a ES for $500 and bought it and it became an obsession. Only in the last few years have I stopped because I don't have the cash to buy them anymore and I don't care for the Stern games either. I own 10 W/B games so it isn't like I don't have one to play.

    What is your story.

    Yes Im bored and don't have anything to do at the moment.

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from rvdv:

    Misses told me to get a hobby 15 some years ago so bought a Pin since always liked it back in the 80’s and then another and another( you know)

    So every time you buy another one she cant complain because " she told you too". I love it.

    I like these stories. I know this question has been asked before but they are always a good read.

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