Reading another thread I thought it would be interesting to know what everyone's first pinball purchase was, how much you paid, etc.
Mine was a Bally Medusa. I paid $80 for it along with trading an old oscilloscope.
It was in very good condition. Player four was out and also the bonus displays on the playfield. Replacing the old ECL logic driver IC's fixed both of them. It took a while but I did finally get the clear red see-through flippers for it that it originally had. It was one of the first "talkies" and one of the last machines to use "zipper" flippers at the top.
It is still in my collection. I doubt I will ever sell it.
(BTW lb45 ... you still haven't met the challenge to find one .. I expect a nice glass of a real vintage french sauterne for both me and the mrs. when we visit Europe)