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What is up in PA?


By Bublehead

4 months ago



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    #52 4 months ago

    Two can play this game! HELLO!

    #53 4 months ago

    Have a Great Christmas & Happy and Safe New Year Colson. Any progress with your custom machine? I made good use of that backglass and it helped me save yet another machine.

    Thanks,
    Skip

    #54 4 months ago

    Wow, last post there is 3 years ago... I guess some things never change.

    #55 4 months ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    If only they would teach PA drivers to keep right unless passing. Every PA driver seems to think it's their job to stay in the left lane until they are 50 feet from their exit!

    You are sadly mistaken. its Jersey Tags every time i see a left lane DICK!

    #56 4 months ago
    Quoted from freddy:

    You are sadly mistaken. its Jersey Tags every time i see a left lane DICK!

    New York tags for people who use both lanes at the same time!

    #57 4 months ago

    NY drivers don't know the meaning of lanes. It's a free for all. NJ/PA are much better.

    #58 4 months ago
    Quoted from tp:

    It is also a driving violation to drive in the left lane when not passing. Some states say trucks aren't allowed in the left lane but there they are all the time.
    2wrongs do make a right, passing to the right that is.
    Stretch between scranton and wb gotta be worst stretch in pa. However despite our roads being in rough shape it's much friendlier to drive than our traffic congested neighbors imo.

    Amen, brother. I hate 81. We live in the only pinball dead zone in PA, as well. Before my heart problems I was gonna open a barcade by the University of Scranton. I think something could do really well down there.

    #59 4 months ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    Have a Great Christmas & Happy and Safe New Year Colson. Any progress with your custom machine? I made good use of that backglass and it helped me save yet another machine.
    Thanks,
    Skip

    Halloween pin is moving a little slow...working on PF and cabinet artwork. I’ll have more time this winter. Have a good Christmas and New Year too Skip.

    #60 4 months ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    NY drivers don't know the meaning of lanes. It's a free for all. NJ/PA are much better.

    At least here in PA most people can stay between the lines. Sadly most people still don't know how to drive pretty much anywhere in the Northeast but Miami makes people here look like experts.

    #61 4 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Halloween pin is moving a little slow...working on PF and cabinet artwork. I’ll have more time this winter. Have a good Christmas and New Year too Skip.

    Colson,

    It is always tough to find time to do your own stuff when you have a family. Enjoy Christmas with them - there will be plenty of time for pinball stuff once you little girl is all grown up but you will never get these years back again. I learned the hard way with my two boys. I was always too busy for family stuff when I was 'young and dumb' now I think back on how much I missed over the years and it makes me want to cry. On a positive note I have a great relationship with both of my boys and my two daughter-in-laws also so all is good in the end.

    Later,
    Skip

    #62 4 months ago

    Pinball in PA in a nutshell.
    Pa has several things going for it. Location, past operators, auctions, dealers and shows.

    Location: Western PA guys (Pittsburgh area) can easily travel to OH, WV, IN, MI. Eastern PA (Phily, Allentown area) can travel to NY, NJ, MD, DE, CT, MA. ANd you have us Central PA guys that can easily connect the two sides of the state together and make day trips to WV, MD, VA, DC, southern NY, NJ, DE,

    Past operators: PA has always ben a Mecca for operators. Back in the days we had arcades everywhere. It would be sae to say PA probably had more ops then any other state in the USA. Games in every place you could think of. If you think about it PA didn't have much going for it in the 80's for the youth to late teen group other then arcades. Another thing to keep in mind is many of these ops had access to hug warehouses so dead games would just be stored for decades. We also had Hershey Park throughout the 80's.

    Auctions: We had many super auctions, arcade auctions and all those family owned amusement centers going out of business having auctions. Who remembers when Hershey Park used to have an auction to sell off all their older games at the end of the year?

    Dealers like PA game-room warehouse in Lebanon and D&L Distributors. They always had a warehouse full of games and everything was for sale. Smaller dealers like TNT Amusements, MP Amusements and others.

    Shows, events, Locations: PAPA, Pinburg, Pinfest and White Rose Gameroom show. Plus we are getting many more good locations.

    #63 4 months ago

    In these parts, you always see idiots from Maryland doing 10 under in the passing lane. It's almost to a comical level.

    #64 4 months ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    7 or 8 years ago you could still get a deal on a pin from Lloyd from time to time. Now he is paying close to average selling prices for better titles.

    You're absolutely right. I bought my WMS IJ from Lloyd in 2011 for $3,000. I still watch his facebook posts for deals as he's unloading trucks but you hardly see items that are bargains anymore.

    #65 4 months ago
    Quoted from NoTellin:

    You're absolutely right. I bought my WMS IJ from Lloyd in 2011 for $3,000. I still watch his facebook posts for deals as he's unloading trucks but you hardly see items that are bargains anymore.

    And people are buying them the minute he posts them. He's basically printing money.

    #66 4 months ago

    Gotta say I was impressed with Michigan drivers while I was there this summer. Seemed like no left lane hogs at all. Maybe it's because their cars aren't loaded down with pins like everyone in PA?

    #67 4 months ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    And people are buying them the minute he posts them. He's basically printing money.

    Lloyd has created the "perfect storm". When I first met Lloyd about 10 or 12 years ago I was impressed. He just seemed like a class act who worked his ass off to get where he was in life. The more I followed what Lloyd was doing the more I realized what a smart business man he was.

    Now that he is collecting warehouses and filling them with machines while sell stuff faster then he can list it I am even more impressed.

    Now for the negatives: I hate the fact he keeps shipping containers of machines out of the country taking them away from our local market. I hate the fact us locals can no longer buy from Lloyd because his prices are insane. And I hate the fact he is just basically a flipper.

    In any event - like Disney - he has perfected the art of picking peoples pockets and having them say thank you. The reason I compare him to Disney is we just spent a couple weeks in Orlando and the Disney business model is insanely impressive. Charge people over $100 a day to get into a park to stand in line to pay almost $10 for a hot dog! Have people waiting in line for an hour or more to go on a ride that is basically advertising for Disney. And so on!

    #68 4 months ago

    between the PAPA headquarters, Pinball PA in Hopewell township, and Dan's Pinball Perfection you have about 1000 playable machines at three locations within 15 miles of eachother in Pittsburgh. i live near chicago. were it not for family, i'd move to pittsburgh in a heartbeat.

    #69 4 months ago

    I have a Night Rider that has a sticker on it that says...Property of Mello-Dee Music Co, Lebanon Pa. Anybody remember them? Must have been a operator/dealer.

    #70 4 months ago

    Western PA has a ton of great sites, also home collections that will rival anywhere.

    #71 4 months ago

    In most be doing something wrong. I'm in central PA and good deals just seem few and far between. The few I've seen get scarfed up and back on Facebook for 3x the original owners asking price within 24hrs.

    And for the record very few pa drivers know what turn signals are.

    #72 4 months ago
    Quoted from GLSP3022:

    In most be doing something wrong. I'm in central PA and good deals just seem few and far between. The few I've seen get scarfed up and back on Facebook for 3x the original owners asking price within 24hrs.
    And for the record very few pa drivers know what turn signals are.

    That pretty much sums it up now a days. If its priced with any room to make a buck it's snatched by flippers in a couple minutes. But every now and then I still find a few.

    #73 4 months ago

    I just watched an episode of Macgyver in which he was cruising through PA. He crashed his jeep but was rescued by the Amish. He then helped mend the hostility between the amish and the locals. I saw no pinball in the episode though

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    #74 4 months ago
    Quoted from captainadam_21:

    I just watched an episode of Macgyver in which he was cruising through PA. He crashed his jeep but was rescued by the Amish. He then helped mend the hostility between the amish and the locals. I saw no pinball in the episode though

    So, the moral of your story is stay out of Pa. cause there's no pinball here!!

    #75 4 months ago
    Quoted from Don44:

    You've got a friend in Pennsylvania.

    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    The State Police!

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    #76 4 months ago

    We just got back from delivering a machine to HEP and I parked next to a pick up that had a front tag on it saying "IM 5ORRY" using the 5 instead of am S for the sorry. My wife loved it and told me I should see if that was taken here in PA. Kind of sums up my life for sure!

    #77 4 months ago

    Funny story about the amish and pinball an em arcade if anybody is from Baltimore area you probably know about joppatown flea market for two years there was an arcade with mostly em arcade and pins in it with an amish market every time I would go down there amish kids playing pins shooting galleries games air hockey all over the place It just amazed me when is like 12 years old

    #78 4 months ago

    Having grown up around the plain folk, this doesn't surprise me in the least. The back room of the little five & dime where I played pinball as a kid was often filled with teenage Mennonite boys, smoking cigarettes and playing Double Dragon. I was older before I found out that there are Pennsylvania Dutch curse words, some of which are fairly amusing when translated literally.

    Up the road was a bar the Amish kids liked, they'd park their bicycles in the back and use that entrance so as not to be seen. On a hot summer afternoon you could usually find a few sitting in the shadows in the back of the bar with a pitcher of beer.

    Poorly kept secrets at best, but in that culture they're expected to wild out a little before they join the church and get boring.

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