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Where does pinball sit in your living expenses / budget priorities?


By ausretrogamer

11 months ago



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    #51 10 months ago

    The beautiful thing with pinball hobby is that you can buy used machines and resell them for virtually the same cost. If I drop $1k on new skis, they are worth $100 3 years later. A new Xbox or Playstation $500 and virtually $0 a few years later. So if you have discretionary income, you can leave in the bank collecting a paltry interest, or buy a machine (or a few). A few years later if you sell for the same cost, a small loss, or even a profit, you have enjoyed the machines much more than the interest you would have earned, and maybe made a few bucks. I always try to repair / upgrade the machine, so the next owner is getting the machine in better condition than I received it. Now this same model does not necessarily work for new machines or used machines from a dealer.

    #52 10 months ago

    I'm new to the hobby, but really starting to get the bug. However, I spend at least $5,000 per year on family travel and sometimes closer to $10,000. I can't think of a significant trip with my family that I would cancel so that I could own a pinball machine. I really like it so far, but not something that I would divert funds from almost anything else to buy more machines. I have one now and I am a bit obsessed with making it the best it can be without going nuts and putting $5,000 rims on a 2005 Ford Focus.

    My kids are now 13 and 15, so ask me again in five years when they are out of the house and I may have a different answer. Of course I might not have a house by then...

    #53 10 months ago
    Quoted from newbieinKC:

    I can't think of a significant trip with my family that I would cancel so that I could own a pinball machine. I really like it so far, but not something that I would divert funds from almost anything else to buy more machines.

    Give it time.

    You'll get to the point you'll buy one while ON Vacation. That's what I did with Johnny Mnemonic. Was literally walking around in Universal Studios, saw one, and bought it on my phone at full asking price. Transferred the funds right there, and went on to enjoy another 8 hours at the park.

    I love the future.

    #54 10 months ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    Sex
    Pinball
    Sex
    Beer
    sex
    food
    sex
    shelter
    sex
    work

    You’ve got two kids... you def got the sex part figured out. Lol

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