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What's the date of your first pinball purchase?


By kidchrisso

7 days ago



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    #101 6 days ago

    1982 Ted Nugent. A group of friends somehow stumbled across it and all pitched in to buy. Played the crap out of it for about three years and beat the hell out of it. Ended up in a dumpster after everyone left for college and could never find parts.

    #102 6 days ago

    Sept 2017 got a DE Playboy 35th. Had a second pin (Evel Knievel) by December same year.

    #103 5 days ago
    Quoted from Mad_Dog_Coin_Op:

    My wife and I used to play pinball when we were dating

    Ditto for us !

    Used to be Pins everywhere in Calif. to play, then we moved to OK in 1998 and NOTHING

    First Pin we actually owned was in 1998 - a Williams Jokerz! Mfg. 12/1988, think I paid $750 for it.

    I've worked on Pins since 1968.

    AND it's been downhill Pin-Wise ever since, they just keep multiplying !!

    The last few years we seem to swing between 28-34 Games.

    #104 5 days ago

    Nice to hear everyones stories. When I was 16 years old, back in 1989, I bought a used Bally "Star Trek" from a local operator here in Sweden. The staggering amount? About $130.
    It was fully working but had some wear. Then shortly after a bought an "Elektra", "Black Knight" and a "F-14 Tomcat" from the same operator. I still have all the games (plus many more) in my collection.

    #105 5 days ago

    KISS, $800, early 90s, I'd guess.

    Followed a few weeks later by a Space Invaders, $400...
    couple years later T2, $800...

    After that the dam opened up. Most of the big purchases were years ago when you could still get a ToTAN for 2 grand.

    #106 5 days ago

    My first game was given to me by my wife who was my girlfriend at the time. It was a Bally Zip-A-Doo sometime in 1999. She got it from her parents who got it out of the neighbors trash. I still got it. Many machines later, I love to remind her how she started it all!

    #107 5 days ago

    First I need to remember what today's date is. lol.

    Keeping track of exact dates and times I did something or how much it cost me must just not be my thing.

    #108 4 days ago

    2002 free Williams Travel Time given to me by a coworker. Been in the hobby ever since.

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