Quoted from New2IT:
Hi folks, brand new Pinside member here living in Maryland (a bit west of Baltimore). I've never purchased a Pinball machine before but my buddy's 30th is coming up and I'd like to buy him one as a gift. We used to head over to a pinball bar weekly and I know he's bummed he can't play pinball with everything shut down. His birthday is next week, so I'm in this thread hoping I can find something close enough to pick up.
* Budget is $1000-$2000~, could go a bit higher if it was a decent deal on a cool machine.
* Preferably a more modern machine (90s+) with enough bells and whistles to keep someone occupied if it's their only pin.
* Condition isn't as big of a deal as long as it's fun and works - if his first one hooks him on ownership maybe he'll start a collection.
Anyone have something they want to part with that might work?
Look for a late 80s Williams system 11. Best value per dollar.