Quoted from Dpresbit:
Noob here. Never owned a pinball machine before but loved playing them as a kid. I finally have room in the basement for one and am in the market to buy. First one doesn’t need to be expensive or fancy, just fun to play at a reasonable price. Don’t have the skills to work on it or know who to call to fix so it must be operational. Let me know if you got something and thanks everyone for reading!
I get the operational part but u will need to learn some skills bc any pinball will eventually break. However there are a good many fellow pinsiders near you so that's a plus. How much are you looking to spend and what type of pin wld you like? A older em style or something from 1977-78 onward? Welcome to the great hobby and pinside.