I will be 44 next month and when I was a kid I was not big on pins . I would go into arcades and play all the video games. I started finishing my basement in February and got the subfloor down and the framing around the walls and some of the HVAC. I took a break in the summer to do projects outside.
In March I started to look around for the toys I wanted down there even though it was not finished yet. So I bought a PGA Golf game. Then I bought a Buck Hunter World and a Silver Strike Bowling and a Blazing 7's slot. Then I saw an ad on Kijiji for an Eight Ball Deluxe. I started reading some info on the net about it and figured why not. The thought of one pinball in the basement was a cool idea. So I went and bought it.
Then I fell on my azz and started sliding down the slippery slope. About two months later I bought a Jp. It was in alright shape.Know these games were 2K each and when i looked at the prices of new Sterns i said that was crazy and i would never pay that ridiculous amount. I heard about a guy starting a company making a WOZ pin. So i read about it on the net and thought, man i have to have one of these.
So i ordered an LE. Then i read about a couples of guys making a Predator but sounded like they were all sold out of pre orders. I emailed anyway with a rapidly beating heart at the thought that i had missed out on one. Well i got a reply and a spot in line, #114. Wow, what a relief, i got one.
So now in my den where my computer is i have 3 video games, a slot, and 2 pins. Well i have a retailer by my work and i would go there on my breaks from work and play some pins every now and then. Well wouldn't you know it, an AC/DC premium shows up. So i sell the EBD and fill the spot in my den with the AC/DC.
In the meantime, i meet a guy about 5 minutes from me that has 18 pins in his basement. So i go over there to play some pinball one night and end up buying his Williams IJ. My wife isn't sure what is happening to the den. So then there was the video games, slot and 3 pins now.
I like the JP and figure i will keep it for awhile. So i find one in better shape. I sell the first on, buy the second one and get it home. After i sold the first one i forgot to take the ad down. So a week after getting the second one i get a call about the ad. For a few weeks i have been thinking about an Ironman. I am pretty sure i heard a bell go off in my head. I say to the guy, sure i have one for sale. Sold it to him for 300 more than i paid.
So tomorrow it is being picked up and Thursday i am going to pick up the Ironman.
Am i crazy???? Does it get worse??? I went from thinking one pin would be cool to have in the basement to planning on having an area for 13 pins, my lucky number....When the basement is done i would like to find a SM, LOTR, Shrek for my daughter and maybe a MM,AFM or CV...I also am planning to get the next pin from JJP and Skitb if i like them..I heard the slope was slippery but really it is almost like a cliff than a slope....