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What's the date of your first pinball purchase?

By kidchrisso

3 years ago


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    #101 3 years 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 3 years ago

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

    #103 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

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

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    #109 3 years ago
    Quoted from Agent57:

    Summer of 1991, bought a Harlem Globetrotters from TnT and honestly can't even remember what I paid.
    New coils and caps aside, the game still kicks ass - thanks Todd!

    Tell me your name and I can look it up...still have you on our Rolodex file I am sure!

    #110 3 years ago

    In 2006 I bought a very nice DE Star Wars for $1700. Sold it 3 years ago as I needed the space for another pin. Wish I hadn't. Should have just stored it in the Garage.

    #111 3 years ago

    Bought a Quick Draw in February of 2013. Wish I still had it.

    #112 3 years ago

    1-15-2013 Dredd

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    #113 3 years ago

    3/29/91 BK

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    #114 3 years ago
    Quoted from herbertbsharp:

    7/12/11 STTNG for $1500 off Craigslist

    I still remember how bummed I was I didn't get that game. It was like half a mile from my house and I couldn't find 600 bucks to seal the deal.

    #115 3 years ago
    Quoted from the96stang:

    I still remember how bummed I was I didn't get that game. It was like half a mile from my house and I couldn't find 600 bucks to seal the deal.

    That's actually not this one. I picked it up from this drunk dude in Watervliet, NY. It sat on CL for a full day by the time I grabbed it. Those were the days...

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