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What is slowing you down from filling up your game room with pins?


By bobwiley

1 year ago



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    “What is slowing you down from filling up your gameroom with pins?”

    • Lack of funds to buy games 55 votes
      33%
    • The games you want you can't find for sale in your area 19 votes
      11%
    • There aren't any games out that you currently want 14 votes
      8%
    • You don't have time to hunt down and get a game 0 votes
    • You can't justify paying current prices for most games you want 51 votes
      30%
    • Other (please explain in comments) 30 votes
      18%

    (169 votes)

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    #1 1 year ago

    Curious on how close people are to being "at capacity" for the number of games they want/can have in their house and what is preventing people from filling up their space sooner rather than later. The poll only allows one answer, so pick the one that is most prevalent for you.

    #2 1 year ago

    For me it’s a wife that doesn’t like the fact at how expensive pinballs are. Also just put a screened in porch on the house.

    #3 1 year ago

    Need to be able to choose more than one option. I'm semi-retired and have to be much more careful with my funds but, even worse is the rising prices of pins. I can't think (for myself) of any justification that moves me to purchase.

    #4 1 year ago

    So for you guys, what would be a reasonable price ceiling you, or your significant other, would be okay with?

    I'd like to do multiple answers, but then we can't see the ranking of the priority for the reasoning. i.e. Is high price the bigger factor in not getting more pins or is it they aren't in your area

    #5 1 year ago

    I was actually over booked in my game room up until a few months ago. It hurt a bit, but sold off some lower priced games to build funds and make space for higher tiers. Once ya hit capacity, and still have the bug it forces your hand. I’ll be shuffling out a couple more in the near future 1 of which I’ll miss dearly.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from tilted81:

    I was actually over booked in my game room up until a few months ago. It hurt a bit, but sold off some lower priced games to build funds and make space for higher tiers.

    How long did it take you to hit capacity? Do you feel you had enough play time in with the games you are selling at least?

    #7 1 year ago

    For me it’s Stock Market concerns. The economy has been fueled by debt and low interest rates and I don’t think it can last. I believe the market will see a 20% correction within the next 2 years. When that happens, people will see their wealth plummet. Layer in layoffs across all sectors and everyone will be worrying about their jobs........even if their job is safe.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from tilted81:

    I was actually over booked in my game room up until a few months ago. It hurt a bit, but sold off some lower priced games to build funds and make space for higher tiers. Once ya hit capacity, and still have the bug it forces your hand. I’ll be shuffling out a couple more in the near future 1 of which I’ll miss dearly.

    this!!!! I am out of space. I have 17 titles, but really only have room for 15 comfortably. I plan to sell a few in the very near future. And then just have to live with 15 (I know, poor me, right?)

    #9 1 year ago

    The only game I sold I didn’t play was Pinbot. I put so much work into that thing, it’s like I didn’t want to even look at it anymore! Lol. Took me, 9 years to somehow exceed my max capacity by 1 game. I’ve been at a rate of 1.25 games per year until this year.. That rate is going to slow down as I took a different job to spend more time with the family. That said, I’ll likely have to check the funds category in a year or so

    #10 1 year ago

    I have 17 games and room for at least 30 more but I'm feeling near capacity because more games equal more things to fix and I dont have the time to keep much more than I have running.

    #11 1 year ago

    Collecting pins is fun and can be a good investment. We were up to 7 at one point, but ended up selling off all but 3. With 7, time is split and now that we have only 3 we can focus on actually beating them! Just depends how much time you want to spend restoring, maintaining, buying, selling vs actually playing and enjoying each to the fullest. 3 is perfect for us and allows space in the game room for the new bubble hockey game!

    #12 1 year ago

    It is full...too full. In fact, some pins are out on location.

    14
    #13 1 year ago

    When I have money, I can't find any of the pins I want. When I don't have money, they're everywhere.

    #14 1 year ago

    Lack of scratch or I'd fill my basement full of pins.

    #15 1 year ago

    I'm full, sold my house 7 months ago to get a bigger basement. Went from 13 pins to 50 in 6 months. All projects that need work.

    #16 1 year ago

    Ive been full for years.... i have to sell one to get another....

    #17 1 year ago

    Had 7, recently sold 4 and bought 3. Anxious to fill the remaining spot but nothing is grabbing me. Was considering Deadpool Pro and then Oktoberfest but decided to pass on both. Waiting to see Munsters and still contemplating MBR. I’m not willing to settle for an OK NIB pin at current price points.

    #18 1 year ago

    Well, several things come to mind. First, I have a happy space in the basement for pins and it's filled with 9 pins. 9 is really one more than I logically should have but I crammed in SW. The 9 that I have I play them all regularly and can't see selling any of them. I'm very happy with what I have.

    I could add more but feel it's kind of excessive, it would also infringe on the space the grandkids use to play.

    #19 1 year ago

    I have 2 more than I have room for already! The magic number is whatever you have +1.

    #20 1 year ago

    Cash, mostly, and space.

    #21 1 year ago

    space

    #22 1 year ago

    1. Time to play. 2 is more than enough right now.

    #23 1 year ago

    Not having a game room is a big factor.
    I have 3 pins in the living room, and i think my wife is too fond of our dinertable ,coutch etc.

    #24 1 year ago

    Generally speakiing, all pinheads are either out of space or out of money at any given time. When you have money, you have no space. When you space you have no money.

    Ultimately, I feel like I'm never going to buy another game. I don't have space at this point but even if I did, I really don't like where prices are today. I got started in the hobby about 13 or 14 years ago and at the time, the prices seemed a bit crazy to me as a newbie. Now I look back on those days and wonder why I didn't buy everything in sight!

    For me, I feel like if I sell certain games, like my Lord of the Rings that I sold a few years back, I'll never own it again as I won't pay what they go for today. I bought my LOTR for $2900 (at the time I thought I was crazy spending that much on a game) and when I sold it I thought, "I'll never own this title again". Given today's prices for that title, I will never own that game again.

    So, I plan to stay with the games I have until something changes.

    #25 1 year ago

    This:

    Money, get away
    Get a good job with good pay and you're okay
    Money, it's a gas
    Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
    New car, caviar, four star daydream
    Think I'll buy me a football team
    Money, get back
    I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
    Money, it's a hit
    Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
    I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
    And I think I need a Lear jet
    Money, it's a crime
    Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
    Money, so they say
    Is the root of all evil today
    But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise that they're
    Giving none away, away, away

    Songwriters: Roger Waters

    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from indybru:

    Well, several things come to mind. First, I have a happy space in the basement for pins and it's filled with 9 pins. 9 is really one more than I logically should have but I crammed in SW. The 9 that I have I play them all regularly and can't see selling any of them. I'm very happy with what I have.
    I could add more but feel it's kind of excessive, it would also infringe on the space the grandkids use to play.

    LOL. I have to laugh at the '9 being excessive' remark There was a time when 1 was 'oh thats neat', and anything more would have been considered excessive. It's funny because I started buying pins before I had room for them. I had one in my living room, one in my kitchen, and one in my father in laws garage. When we bought a new house I made sure to buy one that would house quite a few, but I've never went over 6 because it seemed excessive. Now..I've got the bug again and want 2-3 more but the prices scare me off. I have the space, I have the money, and I actually enjoy working on them. Now just have to wait out the price gouging.

    #27 1 year ago

    Many reasons.
    1. Waiting to see if Kingpin happens.
    2. Full room (17 pins), will need to sell some.
    3. I'm more choosy about new ones with current prices.
    4. Work is hopping busy this time of year.
    5. Most pins are more than 3 hours one way to get so if a seller won't wait till Saturday it won't happen. This happens frequently.

    #28 1 year ago

    Beyond full sadly.

    #29 1 year ago

    We really need options "Already full" and "Beyond full". Those are way more typical for pinsiders than having open space: you're going to get a lot of "other" votes...

    Put me down for beyond capacity as well...

    #30 1 year ago

    The room is full.

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from thedarkknight77:

    For me it’s Stock Market concerns. The economy has been fueled by debt and low interest rates and I don’t think it can last. I believe the market will see a 20% correction within the next 2 years. When that happens, people will see their wealth plummet. Layer in layoffs across all sectors and everyone will be worrying about their jobs........even if their job is safe.

    20%? We have already had 9% as of today. I expect about 35 to 50% correction within 2 years and it may be by early next year.

    The DOW around 17,500 would be 35%, It has already fallen from 26,935 to 24,650. The 52 week low is 23,242.

    #32 1 year ago

    Well I am full, but I expect the US to be in deep deep trouble in the next 2 years, whether it’s the stock market or people screwing themselves by voting their hate. I live in DC so it’s pretty concentrated here, But I think it may spell the end of the US as the last superpower. I’m planning on selling things off pretty soon.

    #33 1 year ago

    MY WIFE

    #34 1 year ago
    Quoted from bobwiley:

    So for you guys, what would be a reasonable price ceiling you, or your significant other, would be okay with?

    My wife thinks everything is expensive haha. She’s also not into pinball so she doesn’t see the need for me to have more. She already feels I have to many. I won’t argue with her that they are expensive because they can be. I have space and realistically only want a few more. I need to get out and play some of the newer pins. We have the money for some more but she likes being financially responsible and what not haha.

    #35 1 year ago

    Just because I have space doesn't mean I need to fill it all up. Quality/fun over quantity.

    #36 1 year ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    Not having a game room is a big factor.
    I have 3 pins in the living room, and i think my wife is too fond of our dinertable ,coutch etc.

    You stole my answer I only have one in the living room,and two would be too many. I'm also a casual hobbyist,so I can't see myself paying 6,000 for a used game,when I can get a NIB for about the same amount of money,give or take.
    I don't have the room to be a collector,and I hope I never catch that bug,or I'll have to move to another house.A pinsider here gave me some good advice "Join the Pinball Gallery in Malvern PA. for 250.00 a year,play a ton of different games,and let the owner worry about doing the repairs".
    P.S
    I hope I don't get stoned to death, for saying I'm a casual hobbyist.

    #37 1 year ago

    I have too many already. I’ll play them a while and move on to some new ones.

    Currently, JJP and Stern Prem / LEs are higher than I’m willing to pay.

    It’s a great time to be in the hobby!

    #38 1 year ago

    I have LOTS of room at my work shop if anyone in the Houston surrounding area needs room to "store" their pins.

    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from ralphs007:

    You stole my answer I only have one in the living room,and two would be too many. I'm also a casual hobbyist,so I can't see myself paying 6,000 for a used game,when I can get a NIB for about the same amount of money,give or take.
    I don't have the room to be a collector,and I hope I never catch that bug,or I'll have to move to another house.A pinsider here gave me some good advice "Join the Pinball Gallery in Malvern PA. for 250.00 a year,play a ton of different games,and let the owner worry about doing the repairs".
    P.S
    I hope I don't get stoned to death, for saying I'm a casual hobbyist.

    You will step over to the dark side! Just a matter of time....
    One is never enough!

    #40 1 year ago

    NEED ROOM!!!!

    #41 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Well I am full, but I expect the US to be in deep deep trouble in the next 2 years, whether it’s the stock market or people screwing themselves by voting their hate. I live in DC so it’s pretty concentrated here, But I think it may spell the end of the US as the last superpower. I’m planning on selling things off pretty soon.

    Pretty dark outlook...but just another reason to keep and enjoy your machines.

    #42 1 year ago

    I'm at full capacity and also out of outlets at home, mainly due to upright arcade games. The overflow pins are stored and played at the office and shop.

    #43 1 year ago
    Quoted from luckymoey:

    Pretty dark outlook...but just another reason to keep and enjoy your machines.

    Believe me, I’m not feeling good about it. Let’s hope I am way wrong!

    #44 1 year ago

    over capacity by 2 right now unless i get rid of a couple arcade games

    #45 1 year ago

    Same as monte_ in post 33... MY WIFE!

    #47 1 year ago
    Quoted from Skidave:

    Same as monte_ in post 33... MY WIFE!

    AKA the handbrake

    #48 1 year ago

    No room until addition completed

    #49 1 year ago
    Quoted from YZRider926:

    My wife thinks everything is expensive haha. She’s also not into pinball so she doesn’t see the need for me to have more. She already feels I have to many. I won’t argue with her that they are expensive because they can be. I have space and realistically only want a few more. I need to get out and play some of the newer pins. We have the money for some more but she likes being financially responsible and what not haha.

    yes and remember - happy wife - happy life!!! My girlfriend thinks I am off the deep end already with what I have and it's nothing compared to most on here. I need to buy a bunch in the next 6 month before I say "I do" and then she says "No you don't" lol

    #50 1 year ago

    Two kids in college + 15 yo coming up...10-12 hr work days...business bldg built in the 40s = money pit...bought a motorcycle and rode it twice...no complaining...it's just where I'm at right now

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