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What machine did you bring home today? Post your pictures!

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#21501 34 days ago

Picked this up yesterday. $500. It looked much nicer in the pics from the seller. It came with a ton of problems at no extra charge. Displays don't come on. MPU doesn't boot. This is going to be a lengthy refurbish.

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#21502 34 days ago

Sorcerer just arrived

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#21503 34 days ago
Quoted from Methos:

Nice Job.
Still looks like a ton of games there...thought like most of them had to be picked up within 5 days.

On Wednesday 99% of the games were still there, there were two other locals picking up pins when we arrived.

The 5 day pickup policy is for regular Captains Auctions. We still got 3 more days of the auction, so the big buyers are waiting till the whole shebang is over.
5 or 6 buyers bought 40-50 games each, the word going around is these are going in shipping containers overseas, these account for lots of the idiotic prices. Why they paid stupid prices for D list games is a mystery to us all.

The Captains crew had started wrapping games for shipping, but only 8 or 9, here's a picture .
A few of the classic SS ballys were gone, but all the classic Sterns were still there, I was the first to pull one out.
They got a ton of work ahead.

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#21504 34 days ago

Picked up this "King of Diamonds" today from the guy who bought it at Pinfest. I originally had first dibs on it, but passed because I'd have been tapped out for the rest of the weekend. locksmith bought it, but let me get it from him so that he could get his "Dodge City" pin.
One of the nicest "KOD" playfields you'll ever see. Peachy!

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#21505 34 days ago

locksmith scored a nice "Dodge City"!

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#21506 34 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

I’ve seen comments in several LE sale threads from overseas guys saying their aftermarket prices are quite a bit higher than ours. Prices are getting close to $20k for some of the more desirable LEs (JP, EHoH, DP, IMDN, MMR, etc).

Machines are expensive over here, but they aren't reaching US$20k - think that'd put them out of most people's reach.

Also while machines can be switched to different voltages (eg 230V), the issue with importing modern Stern's is that they have a built-in circuit that detects the input power's hertz frequency, if the machine was originally for the US domestic market (60Hz) it will not allow the machine to power on in a 50Hz country. This was introduced in the SAM based machines to help protect Stern's distributors, however after market boards became available to address the issue; but the Spike systems have an updated protection system and I don't believe there is a "fix" - and people aren't keen to buy & ship one over only to discover they've bought a nice piece of art that can't be powered on.

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#21507 34 days ago

First day off in a few weeks and made good use of the time. And continuing the 400$ trend.

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#21508 34 days ago

Excited to finally find one nearby.

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#21509 34 days ago
Quoted from Pinhead306:

First day off in a few weeks and made good use of the time. And continuing the 400$ trend.

Nice! The $400 trend is moving right along!

#21510 34 days ago

Cleaning up the 400$ dredd right now.

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#21511 34 days ago
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#21512 34 days ago

Today i got to bring home a Beat the Clock

Its in pretty nice condition

These are from the sellers house

Was fairly dirty but luckily its almost fully mylared

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#21513 34 days ago

That deal is looking sweeter and sweeter as you clean it. Amazing.

#21514 34 days ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Machines are expensive over here, but they aren't reaching US$20k - think that'd put them out of most people's reach.
Also while machines can be switched to different voltages (eg 230V), the issue with importing modern Stern's is that they have a built-in circuit that detects the input power's hertz frequency, if the machine was originally for the US domestic market (60Hz) it will not allow the machine to power on in a 50Hz country. This was introduced in the SAM based machines to help protect Stern's distributors, however after market boards became available to address the issue; but the Spike systems have an updated protection system and I don't believe there is a "fix" - and people aren't keen to buy & ship one over only to discover they've bought a nice piece of art that can't be powered on.

Sorry - I should have stated European and Middle East as that’s where the commenters were from.

I didn’t know about the voltage protection circuitry - that’s interesting. I guess it could be defeated with a beefy step down converter like this?

10000 Watt Voltage Converter Transformer - Heavy Duty Step Up/Down Electric Power Voltage Transformer AC 110V/120V/220V/240V Power Converter - Circuit Breaker Protection amazon.com link »

#21515 33 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Sorry - I should have stated European and Middle East as that’s where the commenters were from.
I didn’t know about the voltage protection circuitry - that’s interesting. I guess it could be defeated with a beefy step down converter like this?
10000 Watt Voltage Converter Transformer - Heavy Duty Step Up/Down Electric Power Voltage Transformer AC 110V/120V/220V/240V Power Converter - Circuit Breaker Protection amazon.com link »

The protection circuit checks the frequency hertz, not the voltage, so a typical step down transformer that simply changes the voltage won't address the issue - you'd need something more like this https://www.ato.com/1kva-frequency-converter ... so I guess it depends upon how deep your pockets are

#21516 33 days ago
Quoted from gonzo73:

On Wednesday 99% of the games were still there, there were two other locals picking up pins when we arrived.
The 5 day pickup policy is for regular Captains Auctions. We still got 3 more days of the auction, so the big buyers are waiting till the whole shebang is over.
5 or 6 buyers bought 40-50 games each, the word going around is these are going in shipping containers overseas, these account for lots of the idiotic prices. Why they paid stupid prices for D list games is a mystery to us all.
The Captains crew had started wrapping games for shipping, but only 8 or 9, here's a picture .
A few of the classic SS ballys were gone, but all the classic Sterns were still there, I was the first to pull one out.
They got a ton of work ahead.
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Legs used as corner protectors....

#21517 33 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

locksmith scored a nice "Dodge City"!
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Beautiful games - both of them.

#21518 33 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Picked up this "King of Diamonds" today from the guy who bought it at Pinfest. I originally had first dibs on it, but passed because I'd have been tapped out for the rest of the weekend. locksmith bought it, but let me get it from him so that he could get his "Dodge City" pin.
One of the nicest "KOD" playfields you'll ever see. Peachy!
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I played that in Allentown. It was beautiful! Congrats!

Chris

#21519 33 days ago
Quoted from Methos:

Beautiful games - both of them.

Yea, love dodge city

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#21520 33 days ago

we all have to live vicariously through the one guy that got a pin deal ($400 JD) .

#21521 33 days ago
Quoted from Manny65:

The protection circuit checks the frequency hertz, not the voltage, so a typical step down transformer that simply changes the voltage won't address the issue - you'd need something more like this https://www.ato.com/1kva-frequency-converter ... so I guess it depends upon how deep your pockets are

Could you use an online UPS? Something like this: amazon.com link »

Or, grab a big DC 12V power supply and then run it through a large inverter? (Didn't try to size these out for a pinball, just a thought exercise)

amazon.com link »

amazon.com link »

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#21522 33 days ago

Picked up a College Daze and a Humpty Dumpty about 15 minutes from my house. I have already started working on the HD bumpers so they are removed from the playfield. Getting a College Daze glass from Shay, parts from PBR and ordered some playfield glass too. Going to take a lot of work to make them playable again.

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#21523 33 days ago
Quoted from kencaine:

Picked up a College Daze and a Humpty Dumpty about 15 minutes from my house. I have already started working on the HD bumpers so they are removed from the playfield. Getting a College Daze glass from Shay, parts from PBR and ordered some playfield glass too. Going to take a lot of work to make them playable again.
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"College Daze". Wayne Neyens first Gottlieb design.

#21524 32 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Sorry - I should have stated European and Middle East as that’s where the commenters were from.

I cannot imagine someone from Europe bought them for these prices - generally prices here are lower than they are on your side of the pond!

#21525 32 days ago
Quoted from mastercello:

I cannot imagine someone from Europe bought them for these prices - generally prices here are lower than they are on your side of the pond!

I can’t validate the claims - just repeating what I’ve read. Here’s just one example:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-jurassic-park-limited-edition-19/page/2#post-6359097

#21526 32 days ago

I see....that might be correct for LE's, as the most of them are located on the north amercian continent...

#21527 32 days ago

Sold my JPLE for 17k. with topper, shooter, mods etc. Prices in Europe are crazy. New Godzilla LE is $15.5K. Just saying.

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#21528 32 days ago

Slow and steady wins the race? Took nearly 4 months to finally arrange meetup with the seller!

I wouldn't give up on it because the PF is original, seems like a great first project, and it was super close to me.

Thought I'd get cute photos but I wound up with this instead.. Enjoy! I'm floating on the left and my Dad is on the right.

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#21529 32 days ago
Quoted from alyssa:

Slow and steady wins the race? Took nearly 4 months to finally arrange meetup with the seller!
I wouldn't give up on it because the PF is original, seems like a great first project, and it was super close to me.
Thought I'd get cute photos but I wound up with this instead.. Enjoy! I'm floating on the left and my Dad is on the right. [quoted image]

That elevator looks familiar.

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#21530 32 days ago

Excitement turned to tragedy later when I shattered the backglass getting it out of my car. Hopefully BGResto can save me.

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#21531 32 days ago
Quoted from frisbez:

Excitement turned to tragedy later when I shattered the backglass getting it out of my car.

So sorry to see that, a bummer - looked like the BG was in good condition too...

#21532 32 days ago
Quoted from InfiniteLives:

Today i got to bring home a Beat the Clock
Its in pretty nice condition
These are from the sellers house
Was fairly dirty but luckily its almost fully mylared
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Thats the same exact playfield as a F14.. Yo Joe!

actually no, there are some differences, never mind.

#21533 32 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

So sorry to see that, a bummer - looked like the BG was in good condition too...

It was nice enough. Total bonehead move on my part. Going to be an expensive mistake. Guess I'll have to make the rest of the game nice enough to deserve a new backglass.

#21534 32 days ago
Quoted from alyssa:

Slow and steady wins the race? Took nearly 4 months to finally arrange meetup with the seller!
I wouldn't give up on it because the PF is original, seems like a great first project, and it was super close to me.
Thought I'd get cute photos but I wound up with this instead.. Enjoy! I'm floating on the left and my Dad is on the right. [quoted image]

Congrats on the new pin!

Is that a stock pinball lifter? What's the brand?

#21535 32 days ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Congrats on the new pin!
Is that a stock pinball lifter? What's the brand?

Looks like a Craftsman ATV lift with the PBLifter attachment from Bruce Nightengale. I have the same setup and it works well.

Chris

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#21536 32 days ago
Quoted from frisbez:

Excitement turned to tragedy later when I shattered the backglass getting it out of my car. Hopefully BGResto can save me.
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I feel your pain. I brought home a machine last Thursday from being repaired. The game had been broken the whole time I owned it. Got it home, went to put the backglass back in and snnnnaaaappppp!

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#21537 32 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

Looks like a Craftsman ATV lift with the PBLifter attachment from Bruce Nightengale. I have the same setup and it works well.

Is PBLifter still active? The website is down and the Facebook page is dated.

I need to get some type of lift for my machines.

#21538 32 days ago
Quoted from OldHockeyGuy:

Is PBLifter still active? The website is down and the Facebook page is dated.
I need to get some type of lift for my machines.

Buy a 500 lbs Harbor Freight lift and modify the handle so that you can move the lift farther back under the machine. This forum has several techniques for modifying the handle.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/modified-harbor-freight-lift-table/page/20#post-6494841

#21539 32 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

I MIGHT one in the garage in my stash. Wont be able to get to them until the weekend. If i have one ill let you know.

Just saw this. I already found one but thank you for reaching out.

#21540 32 days ago
Quoted from Pinbub:

I feel your pain. I brought home a machine last Thursday from being repaired. The game had been broken the whole time I owned it. Got it home, went to put the backglass back in and snnnnaaaappppp!
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You guys with the broken glasses are bringing me down

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#21541 32 days ago

Went to pick up my Big Game playfield from a restoration/clearcoat and took my brother’s Warlok up for its own restoration treatment. Can’t wait to see that one when it’s done! It needs a pro’s help, because it’s been mistreated in its life.

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#21542 31 days ago

400 mile after work jaunt. Walk in the park.

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#21543 31 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

400 mile after work jaunt. Walk in the park.

Yes, a long trip for a special game is an exhilarating experience.

#21544 31 days ago
Quoted from OldHockeyGuy:

Is PBLifter still active? The website is down and the Facebook page is dated.
I need to get some type of lift for my machines.

I saw Bruce at the Allentown show. Unfortunately he's not doing much anymore since his father passed.

Chris

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#21545 31 days ago

Got a very good deal...altough the layout is the same as my T2 I enjoy it so far

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#21546 31 days ago

Couldn't find one of the 4 games I wanted used so I ordered this Star Wars. After I ordered it, I received a message from a Pinsider offering up a used game from my list. I didn't want to go back on my word so Star Wars was delivered yesterday and the used pin will be picked up today. Used pin pictures will be posted after pickup.

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#21547 31 days ago
Quoted from Monk:

Couldn't find one of the 4 games I wanted used so I ordered this Star Wars. After I ordered it, I received a message from a Pinsider offering up a used game from my list. I didn't want to go back on my word so Star Wars was delivered yesterday and the used pin will be picked up today. Used pin pictures will be posted after pickup.
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I know your wallet ( or spouse) might not think so but 2 pins is always better than 1

#21548 31 days ago
Quoted from stavio:

I know your wallet ( or spouse) might not think so but 2 pins is always better than 1

Three is even better!

#21549 31 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Three is even better!

Can we hear four? four anybody.. bueller???

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#21550 31 days ago

21 hours round trip. Soooo worth it!

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